Health Center in the News – March 2013

Tips on Preventing Snow Clean Up Injuries

Aired on FOX CT, March 7, 2013

Dr. Matthew Ledford, emergency medicine physician, is interviewed on FOX CT about the most common weather-related injuries and shares tips to avoid getting hurt as you clean up the snow.

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Whooping Cough on the Rise

WFSB Eyewitness News, March 5, 2013

Dr. Paul Skolnik, infectious disease expert at the UConn Health Center, tells WFSB –TV that the number of cases of whooping cough has doubled in Connecticut between 2011 and 2012.

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Health and Wellness: Sickle Cell

NBC Connecticut, March 5, 2013

Dr. Biree Andemariam, hematologist/oncologist, comments on the role donor blood plays in treating sickle cell disease.

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Turning It Down:  Cities Combat Light Pollution by Going Dim

NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired March 3, 2013

Celeste Headlee’s NPR News report on the serious health implications associated with exposure to artificial light at night includes comment from cancer epidemiologist Richard Stevens.

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A UConn Health Center Expansion Primer

Farmington LIFE March issue

The UConn Health Center is expanding. It’s a big, multi-year, multi-million dollar project. In an effort to break it down for our readers, we are offering several snapshots of what it all means.

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Introducing 3D Mammography

Aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and 96.5 TIC-FM, March 3, 2013

Dr. Alex Merkulov, Section Head for Women’s Imaging, describes the benefits of 3D mammography with WTIC’s Sam Gingerella.

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