Health Center Pulse

By Carolyn Pennington

‘The Pulse’ showcases news coverage about the UConn Health Center, including print, broadcast media, and web postings. Topics will range from research findings and clinical innovations to the latest developments on the Farmington campus. Carolyn Pennington is the editor of UConn Health Center News.

New Year’s Resolution—Why Not More Sleep?

Dr. Daniel McNally, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the UConn Health Center, joins Ray Dunaway on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 to discuss the importance of getting enough sleep. continue reading
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Keeping Your Voice Strong

Watch voice therapist Patricia Doyle’s interview on FOX Connecticut’s morning news for tips on keeping your voice strong. continue reading
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Blood Pressure and Brain Decline: A Better Measure

High blood pressure is linked to cognitive decline, but the way blood pressure is measured can significantly affect how well it predicts brain disease, according to new research from the University of Connecticut. continue reading
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Closing in on a Cure for Osteoarthritis

A report on NBC Connecticut features Health Center scientist Caroline Dealy, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development, talking about her research into turning stem cells into cartilage cells with the goal of one day helping millions of people with osteoarthritis. continue reading
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Jackson Lab – A Bright Spot in CT’s Economic Future

Fred Carstensen, a professor of economics and director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis at UConn, joins “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 to discuss the state’s economic outlook.  Carstensen talks about how Bioscience Connecticut and the Jackson Lab project are a bright spot in Connecticut’s potential for future job growth. continue reading
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Reducing ACL Tears in High School Girls

A Channel 3 health report features Dr. Thomas Trojian, director of the Health Center’s Injury Prevention and Sports Outreach Programs, talking about ACL tears and some training techniques for young athletes, particularly girls, to reduce their risk. continue reading
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A Healthy Smile

A great smile can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s straight teeth; for others, a whiter smile. For those needing the services of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, however, the problems can run much deeper. “We see a really broad range of patient problems,” said Dr. David Shafer with the UConn School… continue reading
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Drop Off Your Unused Meds Saturday at the MARB

UConn Health Center pharmacist John Dobbins joins “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 to talk about the medication collection taking place at the Health Center Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It’s happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medical Arts and Research Building. continue reading
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Lawmakers Approve Funding for Jackson Laboratory

State government will spend $291 million over the next decade to entice an internationally renowned genetic research institute to move to Farmington after the General Assembly approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s initiative in two predominantly partisan votes during Wednesday’s special session. continue reading
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Health Center Firefighters Respond to Mock Natural Disaster

Emergency responders from several communities took part in a drill simulating the aftermath of a tornado on Security Drive in Avon Sunday morning. continue reading
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