Health Center in the News – September 2012

Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Connecticut

Aired on NBC Connecticut, Sept. 4, 2012

The number of whooping cough cases has increased dramatically in the state. Dr. Paul Skolnik, infectious disease expert at the UConn Health Center, tells NBC Connecticut that whooping cough is easily preventable with a vaccine but there are new recommendations on who should get it and how often.

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Occupational Illnesses in Connecticut Above National Average

Aired during WTIC radio’s 7:30 a.m. newscast, Sept. 3, 2012

Occupational illnesses have declined in the state but Connecticut’s rates are still above the national average. Occupational and environmental expert Paula Schenck at the UConn Health Center tells WTIC radio that musculoskeletal injury from repetitive motion continues as the most common complaint.

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Freedom From Smoking Program

Aired on WDRC AM/FM, Sept. 2, 2012

Nurse practitioner Diahann Wilcox joins “Your Town” on WDRC-FM and The Talk of Connecticut to discuss the upcoming “Freedom From Smoking” programs at the UConn Health Center, of which she’s one of the facilitators.

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Storrs to Welcome UConn Health Center Branch in 2013

Daily Campus, Aug. 30, 2012

The Health Center will be located on One Royce Circle and will boast 18,000 square feet, according to Jim Thibeault, the director of Planning and Strategy at the UConn Health Center. It will have many services available, including urgent care, radiology and a laboratory specimen draw station.

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Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Docs Say

Danbury News Times, Aug. 28, 2012

Dr. Ted Rosenkrantz, a neonatologist at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, said because so many American men have been circumcised, it was not always easy to study its health benefits.

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