Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, researcher and Harvard professor of medical sociology

Conversations on Health Care focuses this week on the social factors that affect health. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Harvard professor Dr. Nicholas Christakis about his research on social connections and social determinants of health that impact our … Continue reading

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M. Gregg Bloche, author of The Hippocratic Myth

This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with physician, attorney, and health policy expert Dr. M. Gregg Bloche about his new book, The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise their Promise … Continue reading

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Fairfield County’s August Employee of the Month

August’s Fairfield County Employee of the Month is Lucy Golding, nurse manager for the three sites. Lucy’s willingness to always support her staff and exceed expectations is what earned her this award. From reaching out to community groups, to ensuring … Continue reading

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Managing Chronic Diseases

Last week, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola spoke with at the Middlesex County NAACP Branch’s general membership meeting.  Her topic was “Chronic Diseases and Self Management”.  She spoke about chronic diseases as a national problem, accounting for … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Friday Morning in August

It is a beautiful August Friday morning in Middletown.  The traffic seemed lighter than usual as I drove in this morning.  Perhaps I was just beating the morning traffic, or perhaps there are a lot of people taking the day … Continue reading

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Project ECHO

It was like a cross between House and a video version of Car Talk for doctors with patients infected with Hepatitis C.  Instead of breaking into people’s apartments to find some hidden environmental  cause of a difficult to diagnose illness, … Continue reading

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Dr. William Hanson, author of Smart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors Will Revolutionize Health Care

This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Hanson about the changes the medical profession is undergoing in the U.S. and how tomorrow’s primary care providers are being shaped by technology and a team-based approach to delivering … Continue reading

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Patient Kiosks

What are the worst parts about going to the doctor’s office?  It depends on who you ask.  For some people, it is getting shots.  For others, it might be stepping on a scale or having your blood pressure checked.  One … Continue reading

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National Health Center Week 2011

August 7-13 is National Health Center Week.  Here in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared it also Connecticut Health Center Week, and across Connecticut, CHC has had a great collection of activities.  With the number of sites we have … Continue reading

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Ice Cream for the Homeless

If you’re like me, you’ve probably walked by the old man in tattered clothes sitting on the curb holding his torn piece of cardboard with a plea for help scrawled in black magic marker.  Maybe you’ve looked away, ashamed that … Continue reading

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