UConn Health in the News: February – Early March 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts Teams with Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

Fox CT, March 6, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Connecticut are teaming up with the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health to support its efforts to offer comprehensive and advanced heart care.

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Personalized Medicine at UConn Health

WDRC-FM, “Saturday Morning Spotlight,” March 1, 2014

Dr. Frank Torti, UConn Health EVP for health affairs and medical school dean, discusses personalized medicine with Kim Zacary.

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New Proposal Allows Medical Care in the Community for Connecticut Parolees

WNPR News, Feb. 26, 2014

“The single biggest issue is: What is your status when you are released from a jail or prison, and you go to a halfway house?” said Dr. Robert Trestman, executive director of UConn’s Correctional Managed Health Care, which oversees medical services in the state prison systems.

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Athletics, the Heart, and Go Red

WTIC SportsTalk, Feb. 21, 2014

Dr. Peter Schulman from the UConn Health Calhoun Cardiology Center joins WTIC’s “Sports Talk” with Joe D’Ambrosio to discuss the Go Red for Women luncheon, athletics and the heart, and overall heart health.

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Gender Balance and the Culture of Women in Science

WNPR “Where We Live,” Feb. 20, 2014

Sandra Weller, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at UConn Health, was part of a panel of guests talking about the challenges women face in pursuing STEM careers.

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Diaper Wipe Dangers

The Doctors, Fox 61 Connecticut and Fox Network TV, Feb. 18, 2014

Dr. Mary Chang, UConn Health dermatologist, is interviewed about allergic reactions to baby wipes.

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Probiotics Love Your Guts

Hartford Magazine, March 2014

Probiotics can impact just about everything in the body,” says Dr. Meagan McCusker, a UConn Health dermatologist who uses probiotics to treat a wide variety of conditions including acne and psoriasis. “They really can’t and shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to overall health maintenance.”

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Fetal Cells Remain in Moms for Years, Affecting Health

USA Today, Feb. 13, 2014

Studies now show that fetal cells remain behind, long after pregnancy, in 40 percent to 70 percent of women studied. “You live on in them, and they live on in you,” says Dr. Louise McCullough, director of stroke research at UConn Health. Yet the fetal cells left behind in women’s bodies are more than mementos.

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Using the Mind to Help with Healing

Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Feb. 8, 2014

A cardiac support group at the UConn Health has helped remind Bement that she’s not alone — support is critical not just for a patient’s emotional well-being, but for the heart’s prognosis.

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