Healthy Southington

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  • Weight Loss? Improved Sleep? Yes, After This Free Diabetes Prevention Program.

    March 13, 2019

    Weight loss, improved sleeping, fewer medical problems and feeling better overall are among the benefits participants are reporting after completing the Southington Community YMCA’s free Diabetes Prevention Program, a 12-week series incorporating health education and exercise. The Southington Community YMCA, in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare, has been offering the program since…

  • E-cigs Vaporize Drop in Teen Tobacco Use

    March 12, 2019

    An e-cigarette epidemic has smoked out consistent declines in teen tobacco use, as a new report shows teen “vaping” is to blame for a 1.3 million increase nationwide from 2017 to 2018. The rise in the use of tobacco products by teens comes after several years of decreases and is…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • Dr. José Orellana joins Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington

    January 23, 2019

    Primary care physician José R. Orellana, MD, MBA has joined the team at the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington. Dr. Orellana is well-versed in all aspects of internal medicine, with particular interests in thyroid disease, colon cancer prevention, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and peptic ulcer disease. He is…

  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…

  • Southington Police to Offer Free Child Safety Seat Checkups at Healthy Family FunFest

    January 09, 2019

    Most parents and caregivers use child safety seats for their young passengers. But did you know that only one in five seats is installed correctly? Child safety seats can reduce death due to a car accident by as much as 71 percent and prevent injury but only if they are…

  • Diabetes Prevention Program second session set at YMCA held in conjunction with Hartford HealthCare

    November 21, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. In response, the Southington Community YMCA in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare has been conducting the free 12-week Diabetes…

  • Free Diabetes Prevention Program in Southington

    September 07, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. To address the problem locally, the Southington Community YMCA is launching the free 12-week Diabetes Prevention Program in…

  • How Geriatric Pharmacist’s Home Visit Can Help Southington Residents

    June 28, 2018

    Southington resident MaryAnn Kjellquist was worried about her elderly mother. Angeline Giza, 90, was having mouth problems — dry mouth, sores and cavities — and she suspected that her prescription medications could be the cause. Giza read in the newspaper that a geriatric pharmacist was available for home visits in…

  • Southington Care Center’s Resident-Centered Care Project Receives Barnes Memorial Trust Funding

    June 27, 2018

    The fragrance of flowers, chirping of birds and warmth of the sun can be a welcome respite from a busy world. Spending a moment in a soothing setting can bring peace and comfort as well as evoke pleasant memories. To create a more homelike environment and enhance the quality of…


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