Health Center in the News – June 2013

Dr. Yifrah Kaminer

Dr. Yifrah Kaminer

Doctor at UConn Health Center Hopes to Treat Pot Users

New Britain Herald, June 16, 2013

Dr. Yifrah Kaminer of UConn Health Center is developing a ‘treatment tree’ to help teenagers struggling to break their addiction to marijuana.

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Dr. Ren He Xu

Dr. Ren-He Xu

Stem Cell Grants Target Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Cancer

The CT Mirror, June 13, 2013

One of the largest awards, $1.13 million, went to a startup company, ImStem Biotechnology, which is based on research by Dr. Ren-He Xu, director of UConn’s Stem Cell Core.

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Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino

Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino

Yankees and Red Sox Injuries

ESPN Radio, June 11, 2013

Dr. Tom DeBerardino joined The Bower Show to discuss the various Yankees and Red Sox injuries including another injury to a key starting pitcher.

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Dr. Jane Grant-Kels

Dr. Jane Grant-Kels

New Technology to Detect Melanoma

WFSB-CBS TV, June 6, 2013

Every 62 minutes, a person in the U.S. dies from melanoma. WFSB-TV’s Irene O’Connor talks with the head of dermatology at the UConn Health Center, Dr. Jane Grant-Kels, about new 3D imaging technology that helps make diagnosing lesions easier without having to biopsy.

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Dr. Cheryl Oncken

Dr. Cheryl Oncken

Exploring the Impact of Electronic Cigarettes

WTNH-ABC TV, June 4, 2013

There isn’t a lot of data on electronic cigarettes. How safe are they? That’s what Dr. Cheryl Oncken at the UConn Health Center wants to know. Battery powered cigarettes are marketed as an alternative to tobacco. Most contain nicotine and flavoring.

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Dr. Rebecca Andrews

Dr. Rebecca Andrews

Staying Healthy in the Heat

WTIC NewsTalk 1080 Radio, May 30, 2013

Dr. Rebecca Andrews, primary care physician, discusses potential health hazards associated with the heat.

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