Health Center in the News – Late January 2013

Connecticut Ponders Mental Health

Wall Street Journal, Jan. 31, 2013

Experts want to cut down drastically on the number of people who go undiagnosed or untreated. “We need to lower the barriers of access to mental health-service. Part of lowering those barriers is making mental-health services more widely available,” said Dr. Carolyn Drazinic, president-elect of Connecticut Psychiatric Society.

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UConn Doctor Recommends Whooping Cough Vaccine as Cases on the Rise

WCBS 880 Radio, Jan. 31, 2013

Dr. Paul Skolnik, the University of Connecticut’s infectious disease expert, said cases began climbing when the elements of the preventive vaccine were changed.

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Dangers of Adult Chicken Pox

FOX CT Morning Extra, Jan. 30, 2013

Dr. Paul Skolnik, UConn Department of Medicine chair, discusses adult chicken pox in light of long-time news personality Barbara Walters being diagnosed with the disease.

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When to Go to the ER with Flu Symptoms

Examiner.com, Jan. 24, 2013

Flu, for most people with relatively normal immune systems, can be handled pretty well, says Dr. John Yaylagul, a University of Connecticut emergency room physician.

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Legislature Considers Big Changes in Mental Health Policy After Newtown 

Hartford Courant, Jan. 21, 2013

“I think it would put a big damper on people seeking mental health care,” said Dr. Carolyn Drazinic, president-elect of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society and an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Study Says OK to Be Fat? Don’t Be Fooled

Aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and 96.5 TIC-FM, Jan. 13, 2013

Dr. Rebecca Andrews, primary care physician, joins WTIC 1080 News’ Sam Gingerella to emphasize the importance of weight management and a healthy lifestyle in light of a recent study suggesting that being overweight may not pose as great a health risk as traditionally thought.

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