Health Center in the News – August 2012

Helping Young Athletes Avoid Injuries

The Daily Voice, August 8, 2012

Dr. Thomas Trojian of the University of Connecticut Health Center says the greatest risk is in sports with rapid changes of direction, as basketball, football, and soccer.

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Cash Rewards Keep People on Their Medications

Fox News, August 3, 2012

For the new study, Dr. Nancy Petry and her team at the University of Connecticut looked at 21 studies that offered incentives to people taking medication for tuberculosis, substance abuse, HIV, hepatitis, schizophrenia and stroke prevention.

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Aetna CEO and 30-Year-Old Bond Over Staggering Cancer Bills

ABCNews.com, August 1, 2012

Surprisingly, colorectal cancer is not that uncommon among younger people like Guha, especially those who have a family history of early-onset disease. “It’s not shocking at all,” said Dr. Joel Levine, founding director of the Colon Cancer Prevention Program at the University of Connecticut.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Aired on FOX CT, July 29, 2012

In this FOX CT Health Watch report with Tim Lammers, clinical psychologist Julian Ford discusses post-traumatic stress disorder as it relates to events like the Colorado theater shooting.

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