Health Center in the News – December 2012

Health Center in the News
Health Center experts are interviewed about holiday health hazards; seeking clues to violence; A-Rod’s hip injury; the primary care shortage and more.


Holiday Health Hazards

Aired on NBC Connecticut, Dec. 24, 2012

Winter holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, but many experience health problems during this time of year. Dr. Runjhun Misra, internal medicine at the UConn Health Center, discusses how to stay healthy during the holidays on NBC Connecticut’s 11 a.m. news show.

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Scientists to Seek Clues to Violence in Genome of Gunman in Newtown

New York Times, Dec. 24, 2012

In a move likely to renew a longstanding ethical controversy, UConn geneticists are quietly making plans to study the DNA of Adam Lanza, 20, who killed 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Conn. Their work will be an effort to discover biological clues to extreme violence.

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A Visit from Dr. Misra

Aired on WDRC-AM, WWCO-AM, WSNG-AM and WMMW-AM, Dec. 11, 2012

Dr. Runjhun Misra, a third-year primary care resident at the UConn Health Center, joins Brad Davis and Mary Jones on The Talk of Connecticut to discuss health matters such as preventive medicine, men’s health, and end-of-life decisions.

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Dr. Tom Talks A-Rod’s Hip Injury

Aired on ESPN Radio 97.9-FM and 1300-AM, Dec. 4, 2012

Dr. Thomas DeBerardino, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, explains hip ailments such as those affecting Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.

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Addressing the Primary Care Physician Shortage

Aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080, Dec. 5, 2012

On WTIC NewsTalk 1080, Dr. Rebecca Andrews, associate director of the UConn School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, discusses how the UConn Health Center is encouraging medical students to pursue primary care careers.

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On-the-Job Illness in Connecticut Declining but Still High

The Connecticut Mirror, Nov. 30, 2012

“The takeaway message is even though things are getting better, this is still a lot of cases and we need to keep concentrating how to improve prevention,” said Tim Morse, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut Health Center, who wrote the report with Paula Schenck, director of indoor environment and health programs at the health center.

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