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The Evolution of Mental Health Care: 200 years at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living: Episode 3
Jun 3 2022
The Evolution of Mental Health Care: 200 years at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living: Episode 3
In recognition of the 200th anniversary of Hartford HealthCare’s Institute of Living (IOL) this year, Hartford HealthCare has partnered with the Connecticut Historical Society to present Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health.   This special podcast series will take us through the history of mental health treatment in Connecticut, and behind the scenes of the IOL, the first psychiatric hospital in the history of Connecticut and the third in the nation.The journey of mental health care through the 19th and 20th century is a fascinating one. The IOL played a significant role in fundamentally changing approaches to mental health – blazing a trail of moral, ethical treatment for others to follow.In episode three, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks to Dr. Javeed Sukhera, chair of psychiatry at the Institute of Living and chief of the department of psychiatry at Harford Hospital.They discuss the current state and rising need of quality mental health access in the U.S., how the IOL has historically pivoted to meet the needs of any given era, and they also look at a future filled with new possibilities in the field of mental health treatment. Check the links in this episode’s notes to listen to episodes one and two which feature the Connecticut Historical Society’s exhibit and a fascinating conversation with Dr. Hank Schwartz. Be sure to follow Hartford HealthCare on your favorite podcast platform where more episodes focusing on the IOL’s history, present and future will publish throughout the year. Just search “Hartford HealthCare” on your favorite podcast platform.The Evolution of Mental Health Care: 200 years at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living: Episode One: featuring the Connecticut Historical SocietyEpisode Two: featuring Dr. Hank SchwartzLearn more about Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living Learn more about Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health Presented by Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living
Vasectomy: Is it the right choice for birth control?
May 20 2022
Vasectomy: Is it the right choice for birth control?
Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates and Dr. Jared Bieniek, medical director of Men’s Health at Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, get into some very important topics for men – any anyone who loves them.While vasectomy is a sensitive topic, is it really a good option for birth control? And more importantly for some, is it reversable, and is it covered by insurance? Dr. Bieniek has answers.In addition to overall men’s health, Steve and Dr. Bieniek also get into Zero Prostate. It’s a movement to create Generation Zero – the first generation of men free from prostate cancer. Hartford HealthCare and Tallwood have partnered with Zero Prostate Cancer, a national organization, to raise funds for research with a Zero Prostate 5k family run scheduled for June 12 in Hartford.More about the Zero Prostate 5K:Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute is hosting a ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, as part of a nationwide series of Run/Walks designed to attract patients, survivors, family members, friends, medical professionals, and athletes who come together as a community to raise awareness about prostate cancer and save lives. Races will finish inside Dunkin Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats.Registration is free to take part in the 5K run/walk or Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. Official Chip timing and T-shirts are optional. The proceeds raised from this event will be shared among national and local organizations who share the mission to end prostate cancer by supporting research, education and treatment for the uninsured.Imagine the impact to families and loved ones if men are diagnosed and treated early, vastly improving their odds of living longer, healthier lives because WE brought awareness.
Happy Mother's Day: Let's start at the beginning...
May 6 2022
Happy Mother's Day: Let's start at the beginning...
In this special Mother's Day edition of More Life, we are joined by Hartford Hospital's Jennifer Dowe, patient education manager for Women's Health Services, and Mary Marshall-Crimm, a family nurse practitioner, lactation consultant and the manager of the lactation program at the hospital.They help to take us through the amazing journey of becoming a mom, from prenatal education to labor and delivery, breastfeeding, taking baby home - and beyond. Jen and Mary describe some of the amazing resources now available to expectant and new parents including support groups, virtual classes and social media connections. Be sure to explore some of the great programs and pages discussed in this episode:HH Special Deliveries Childbirth Center (Facebook) – Open to the publicHHC Breastfeeding support group (Facebook) – Private groupFourth Trimester and Postpartum Wellness class - Open to the publicHartford HealthCare Parent Education classes - Open to the publicWebinar: What New Grandparents Should Know - Open to the publicRegister for the weekly Breastfeeding Support Group HERERelated More Life podcast episodes:Midwifery: Back to the basics of birthingCall the Hartford Hospital Lactation Center to schedule a phone consultation; virtual consultation or in person consultation: 860.972.2428Call the Hispanic Health Council for follow up by a peer counselor: 860.527.0856More breastbeeding resources:La Leche League of CT Breastfeeding USA
The Evolution of Mental Health Care: 200 years at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living: Episode 2
Apr 15 2022
The Evolution of Mental Health Care: 200 years at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living: Episode 2
In recognition of the 200th anniversary of Hartford HealthCare’s Institute of Living (IOL) this year, Hartford HealthCare has partnered with the Connecticut Historical Society to present Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health. This special podcast series will take us through the history of mental health treatment in Connecticut, and behind the scenes of the IOL, the first psychiatric hospital in the history of Connecticut and the third in the nation.The journey of mental health care through the 19th and 20th century is a fascinating one. The IOL played a significant role in fundamentally changing approaches to mental health – blazing a trail of moral, ethical treatment for others to follow.In episode two, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates talks to Dr. Harold "Hank" Schwartz,  psychiatrist-in-chief emeritus at the Institute of Living.They take us back to the state of mental health in 1822. A time when those with mental illness were treated like prisoners, or worse. The field was on the cusp of much-needed change, which began in Europe. That change would soon reach the American shores and would be spearheaded by Eli Todd, a physician in Farmington, Connecticut, and who served as the first director of the Institute of Living.Check the links in this episode’s notes to listen to episode one featuring the Connecticut Historical Society’s Director of Exhibitions Ben Gammell, and Research Historian Karen Li Miller describing the “Common Struggle” exhibit which is now open at the Connecticut Historical Society.Be sure to follow Hartford HealthCare on your favorite podcast platform where more episodes focusing on the IOL’s history, present and future will publish throughout the year. Just search “Hartford HealthCare” on your favorite podcast platform.The Evolution of Mental Health Care: 200 years at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living:Episode OneLearn more about Hartford HealthCare's Institute of LivingLearn more about Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health Presented by Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living