Winter months are approaching— and so are common viral illnesses such as RSV. Each year, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes around one million visits to healthcare providers among children younger than 5, and thousands more among older adults. Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of RSV and what you can do to protect… Read More
Probiotic multi-enzymes are among the hundreds of supplements lining pharmacy and supermarket shelves. With millions of Americans regularly using them, why exactly are probiotic multi-enzymes so popular and how can they boost health? Your gut microbiome houses trillions of bacteria. While certain bacteria are harmful, a healthy microbiome has plenty of “good” bacteria to keep the bad bacteria… Read More
Hot tubs have long been considered a relaxing way to warm up on a cold Connecticut night, but the benefits go beyond increasing body temperature. Common hot tub health benefits include: 1. Relaxation and Stress Reduction Do you feel less stressed after a warm bath? Science reveals there’s a legitimate reason why they may have… Read More
As a patient, you may wonder why you should care about the difference between Internal Medicine and Primary Care providers (PCPs) when seeking medical care. Understanding these distinctions can help you make informed decisions about your healthcare and ensure that you receive the most appropriate and comprehensive care for your specific needs.
Congratulations! You’ve just completed a Physician Assistant (PA) program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and your program meets the Connecticut licensing requirements. But you’re not done yet. There are a few steps you need to complete to get a Connecticut physician assistant license.
As a healthcare provider, caring for patients is your main priority. Unfortunately, a long list of non-clinical duties on top of your role as a physician can quickly lead to burnout and diminished capacity. While administrative responsibilities aren’t going away any time soon, there is one solution to reserving your time and attention for patients… Read More
As demand for healthcare providers continues to increase, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported gastroenterology will be among the top fields with the highest predicted provider deficit. This career choice is one of the top in-demand healthcare jobs in Connecticut and at PACT, our world-class gastroenterology team empowers one another to provide state-of-the-art… Read More
Our very own Dr. Paul Feuerstadt MD, FACG, AGAF, Gastroenterologist of PACT Gastroenterology Center was recently interviewed on Channel 8 to address C. Diff. A bacteria that is affecting half a million Americans. Dr. Feuerstadt addresses the commonality of the disease and the causes and preventions in the following segment. C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) is… Read More
Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system—all you have to do is look at the numbers to see their tremendous impact. Top nursing jobs are in high demand. There are more nurses than any other type of healthcare professional, including physicians. There are almost 4.2 million registered nurses in the United States, more than… Read More
One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a medical professional is deciding which specialty to pursue. While there are pros and cons in every field, considering medical specialties that are in high demand may help you narrow down your choice. For example, a medical niche like gastroenterology is one of the fastest-growing, in-demand specialties… Read More