Health Center in the News – Late November 2012

Study: Hartford Children Have High Rates of Obesity

Aired on WNPR-FM, Nov. 28, 2012

A study by UConn’s Center for Public Health and Health Policy finds more than one in three Hartford preschoolers are either overweight or obese. Jeff Cohen’s report for WNPR includes comment from Ann Ferris, CPHHP director and lead investigator.

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Understanding the Role of the Human Genome

Aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and 96.5 TIC-FM, Nov. 25, 2012

Brenton Graveley, professor of genetics and developmental biology, discusses his $9.3 million NIH grant to study the human genome with Sam Gingerella, WTIC 1080 News.

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Offsetting the Thanksgiving Intake

Aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080, Nov. 21, 2012

Amy DiCioccio, a registered dietitian at the UConn Health Center, offers advice on how to avoid overdoing it at the Thanksgiving table, in this WTIC 1080 News report with Angela Dias.

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Great American Smokeout Reminds Us Why Quitting Is Good

Aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080, Nov. 15, 2012

Dr. William White, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Hypertension in the Calhoun Cardiology Center, talks about the benefits of giving up smoking and his smoking cessation research on WTIC NewsTalk 1080.

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New Moms – How Soon Is Too Soon to Go Back to Work?

Aired on NBC Connecticut, Nov. 13, 2012

“We do think there’s a critical window for attachment and it’s the first year of life,” says Karen Steinberg-Gallucci, a clinical psychologist at the UConn Health Center. “Research has shown that infants develop better socially and emotionally when there is a consistent person there for them, be it a mother, father, or other caretaker.”

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How Sick Do You Have to Be to Skip Going to the Gym?

Wall Street Journal, Nov. 12, 2012

Even those following a more serious training regimen, including marathon runners, should be prepared to take time off until flu symptoms ease, says Dr. Thomas Trojian, director of injury prevention at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn.

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