2014 UConn Health Headlines

December 2014 Dec. 22, 2014 Holiday Health Hazards Dec. 15, 2014 Mumps outbreak in the NHL    Dec. 14, 2014 Treating, Studying Late-life Depression    Dec. 11, 2014 Botox Isn’t Just for Faces Anymore   Dec. 9, 2014 UConn’s John Dempsey Hospital interim CEO gets the job Dempsey’s interim CEO gets permanent role John Dempsey’s […]

December 2014

Dec. 22, 2014
Holiday Health Hazards Video icon

Dec. 15, 2014
Mumps outbreak in the NHL  Audio icon


Dec. 14, 2014
Treating, Studying Late-life Depression  Audio icon


Dec. 11, 2014
Botox Isn’t Just for Faces Anymore Audio icon


Dec. 9, 2014
UConn’s John Dempsey Hospital interim CEO gets the job
Dempsey’s interim CEO gets permanent role
John Dempsey’s Interim CEO Gets The Job Outright

Dec. 8, 2014
Stress-Free Holiday Video icon

Dec. 7, 2014
Pursuing safer dental imaging Audio icon


Dec. 1, 2014
UConn Health Expert Stresses Importance Of Flu Shot

Dec. 1, 2014
Medical Pioneer (p.18)

Dec. 1, 2014
Wrapped in Love (p.70)

November 2014

Nov. 28, 2014
Child advocate report: Newtown shooter received little treatment

Nov. 26, 2014
Shoes, sneakers find grateful recipients

Nov. 25, 2014
10 signs you might be addicted to your smartphone

Nov. 25, 2014
Partnership And Communication Essential, Says Superintendent, In Response To Lanza Report

Nov. 23, 2014
Did race and affluence factor into mental care of Sandy Hook shooter?

Nov. 22, 2014
Report: Lanza preoccupied with violence   Video icon

Nov. 21, 2014
Report reveals new details about Newtown shooter  Video icon
Newtown shooter’s background report released  Video icon
Adam Lanza’s Mental Problems ‘Completely Untreated’ Before Newtown Shootings, Report Says
Report on Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza Cites Unaddressed Signs of Trouble
Report: Medical, school professionals missed chances to help Sandy Hook shooter
Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records
Report: Yale’s recommendations for support of Newtown shooter largely unheeded
Newtown shooter: Report finds failure to address ‘a cascade’ of problems


Nov. 18, 2014
Carbon monoxide risks rise as temperatures drop
Heating Season Returns, With CO Caution Audio icon

Nov. 17, 2014
Why Is Treating Skin Cancer So Expensive? Audio icon

Nov. 17, 2014
Big bioscience plans start with small ideas

Nov. 11, 2014
Rare Condition Affects Pregnant Women  Video icon

Nov. 11, 2014
UConn’s Reduced Fertility Costs for Veterans  Video icon

Nov. 11, 2014
PTSD in Veterans  Audio icon

Nov. 11, 2014
Physical Effects of Device Overuse  Audio icon

Nov. 10, 2014
Laundry Pods Could Pose Hazard to Kids  Video icon
Laundry Pods a Danger to Kids Audio icon

Nov. 10, 2014
Alzheimer’s Disease – Setting the Record Straight  Video icon

Nov. 7, 2014
When Will Texting And Driving Be As Taboo As Drunken Driving?

Nov. 6, 2014
Why People Text And Drive Even When They Know It’s Dangerous
UConn researcher helps AT&T assess texting compulsion

Nov. 5, 2014
UConn Health Doctors Working on Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine  Video icon

Nov. 5, 2014
Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers

Nov. 3, 2014
How Our Body Reacts to Light and Dark  Audio icon

Nov. 3, 2014
Are you addicted to your smartphone?

October 2014

Oct. 31, 2014
Standard Time and Sleep Audio icon

Oct. 31. 2014
Time and Sleep  Audio icon

Oct. 27, 2014
iPosture Pain  Video icon

Oct. 25, 2014
Greenwich officers talk about the toll of police work

Oct. 21, 2014
UConn Dental in Storrs Center  Audio icon

Oct. 20, 2014
Ebola In The US: Front Line Health Training Trickles Down To First-Year Med Students

Oct. 16, 2014
Ebola Update as CT Hospitals Start Getting Patients With Possible Symptoms  Audio icon

Oct. 16, 2014
Tongue may be tied to sleep apnea  Video icon

Oct. 15, 2014
Light, Dark and Our Health   Audio icon

Oct. 14, 2014
E Cigarette Study  Video icon

Oct. 14, 2014
Former Branford Football Player and Cancer Survivor is a Future Doctor Video icon

Oct. 12, 2014
Flu Vaccine Options and the Elderly  Audio icon

Oct. 9, 2014
Greg Kirby’s Ride of a Lifetime

Oct. 9, 2014
UConn Health Center Scientists Wins $4 Million NIH Grant

Oct. 9, 2014
Worried About Ebola? Here’s What You Need To Know

Oct. 8, 2014
NIH Award for Laurencin’s Regenerative Engineering Work  Audio icon

Oct. 8, 2014
UConn Surgeon-scientist’s Engineering Research Earns Major NIH Award  Audio icon

Oct. 7, 2014
Jackson Lab Opens To Praise By Scientists
Jackson Laboratory Opens In Farmington
JAX Genomic opens to Malloy’s cheers, Foley’s jeers
Jackson Laboratory Opens  Video icon
Jackson Laboratory opens on UConn Health Center campus
Jackson Laboratory Ribbon Cutting

Oct. 7, 2014
UConn Health surgeon nets $4M research award
UConn Professor Wins Award for Work in Regenerative Engineering Audio icon

Oct. 7, 2014
Jackson Laboratory to Open at UConn Health Center in Farmington

Oct. 6, 2014
Genomic medicine lab opens Tuesday

Oct. 3, 2014
Update on Ebola Audio icon

Oct. 3, 2014
JAX grand opening next week

Oct. 2, 2014
Connecticut Hospitals Prepare For Ebola  Video icon

Oct. 2, 2014
As its first building opens, Jackson Lab has an eye on expansion
Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
A First Look At UConn’s New Genome Lab  Video icon
$300 mil research lab to open next week  Video icon
Jackson Laboratory to Open Next Week  Video icon
Jackson Lab Readies for Farmington Debut  Audio icon

Oct. 2, 2014
Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

September 2014

Sept. 30, 2014
Norwich mother gives birth on I-84 Monday morning  Video icon

Sept. 28, 2014
Virus Update  Audio icon

Sept. 27, 2014
Clinical Trials Underway for Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Video icon

Sept. 25, 2014
Questioning Your Personal Trainer’s Certifications  Video icon

Sept. 25, 2014
Knowing the Warning Signs of Stroke  Video icon

Sept. 24, 2014
Medical Marijuana Now Available in Connecticut  Audio icon

Sept. 23, 2014
New Prescription Rules for Hydrocodone Set to Start in OctoberVideo icon

Sept. 23, 2014
Police, Advocates Discuss Lessening Effect Of Violence On Children

Sept. 21, 2014
Bristol woman’s blanket project helps raise awareness of “silent killer”

Sept. 17, 2014
Ebola Update in Light of White House Action  Audio icon

Sept. 16, 2014
Connecticut workplace illnesses down, but still higher than average

Sept. 9, 2014
UConn Sophomore Quits Football After Too Many Concussions  Audio icon

Sept. 8, 2014
‘Huge’ UConn Health tower construction moving along
Final Beam Hoisted To UConn Hospital Roof

UConn Health tops-off $318M hospital tower
Final beam placed on new UConn Health Center
UConn Health Center New Hospital Tower Topping Off Ceremony  Video icon
“Topping Off” Ceremony For Health Center Hospital
Malloy Tops off Hospital Tower  Audio icon

Sept. 8, 2014
School Start Times: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?  Audio icon

August 2014

Aug. 25, 2014
School Start Times and Sleep Audio icon

Aug. 24, 2014
Ebola Update  Audio icon

Aug. 19, 2014
Dangers of E-cigs for Kids  Audio icon

Aug. 15, 2014
UConn Med Students Make Cross-Country Trek for Leukemia

Aug. 14, 2014
Aspiring medical professionals gain field work experience through local program (P. 9)

Aug. 12, 2014
Depression in Light of Robin Williams News  Audio icon

Aug. 11, 2014
Students Bike Cross-Country for a Cure  Video icon

Aug. 10, 2014
Preparing for Fall Sports Season  Audio icon

Aug. 7, 2014
Jim Calhoun all-star game brings UConn alums together for charity

Aug. 6, 2014
Connecticut Hospitals Prepared, “Hyper-alert” for Ebola-Like Symptoms

Aug. 4, 2014
Oil pulling: How it works, how it doesn’t work and how long you should hold the oil in your mouth

Aug. 4, 2014
Surprising Causes of Dental Pain  Video icon

July 2014

July 31, 2014
UConn Doctor, Professor Named President Of Sports Medicine Society

July 31, 2014
FDA Debates Secrecy Surrounding Experimental Drugs

July 31, 2014
Data Matters: Interview with Brenton Graveley

July 28, 2014
Golf Tourney Supports Cancer Research, DNA Sequencing  Audio icon

July 27, 2014
Summertime Digestive Health Audio icon

July 24, 2014
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services: Male Fertility  Video icon

July 22, 2014
Route 4 Road Construction In Farmington Begins

July 21, 2014
Canton EMTs Now Equipped with Antidote for Heroin and Other Opiates

July 15, 2014
Occupational Medicine, Primary Care Services in Storrs Center Audio icon

July 15, 2014
CDC Lab Scare Audio icon

July 14, 2014
Stomach Woes in Women Video icon

July 1, 2014
Helping Babies Survive and Thrive  (p. 34)

July 1, 2014
New State Law on Concussions in Youth Athletics Audio icon

June 2014

June 26, 2014
Extreme Heat Threatens Lives of World Cup Players

June 25, 2014
Does Extreme Heat Boost Your Chances of Pulling a Hamstring?

June 26, 2014
Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Some Cancers

June 24, 2014
UConn Health Center Conducts Heart Study Video icon

June 24, 2014
Protecting the Heart While Beating Cancer Video icon

June 24, 2014
State Expands Program to Help Moms with Postpartum Depression Video icon

June 24, 2014
Women Have More Risk Factors for Strokes

June 23, 2014
Preventing Overdoses of Allergy Medications for Children Video icon

June 16, 2014
Blood Test Transforms Pregnancy, but Raises Concerns About Quest for Perfect Baby

June 15, 2014
Coast to Coast for a Cure 2014 Audio icon

June 15, 2014
The Ultimate Personalized Medicine Audio icon

June 8, 2014
Personalized Medicine and Heart Disease Audio icon

June 6, 2014
New Stem Cells May Help in Battling Multiple Sclerosis

June 5, 2014
UConn Medical Students to Bike Cross-Country for Cancer Research

June 4, 2104
What Can a Tanning Bed Do to Your Brain? Audio icon

June 2, 2014
New UConn Facility Offers Blueprint for Patient-centered Care
Looking for a Competitive Edge

June 1, 2014
UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion on Track for Fall Completion

May 2014

May 30, 2014
New Buildings Rising at UConn Health Center in Farmington

May 29, 2014
Basketball HOF Bill Walton Comes to CT to Share Painful Story Video icon
Basketball Hall Of Famer & UConn Doc On New Back/Leg Pain Procedure Video icon
Bill Walton on The Rob Dibble Show with Paul Nanos
 Audio icon

May 28, 2014
Sports Medicine at UConn Health in Storrs Center Audio icon

May 27, 2014
Sun Safety  Video icon

May 27, 2014
Less invasive treatment for back pain Audio icon

May 27, 2014
Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer

May 24, 2014
Update on the new UConn Health Audio icon

May 20, 2014
Light Varies by Bulb Type Audio icon

May 20, 2014
Few CT Hospitals Use Insulin Device Misused at Griffin Hospital

May 18, 2014
Use of ADHD Drugs Up Sharply Among Adults, Especially Women

May 16, 2014
New Study Says Water Isn’t the Only Danger for Pool Owners Video icon

May 15, 2014
Local Ph.D. Candidate Named Outstanding Clinical Scholar (p.4)

May 15, 2014
UConn Health Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Canton Medical Office Building
Groundbreaking in Canton for Medical Office Building

May 14, 2014
Researchers Studying Rare Genetic Disorder Video icon

May 14, 2014
Hospital Disinfects Phones to Tackle “Major Threat” to Patients Audio icon

May 12, 2014
New M.D.’s Look Back, Ahead

May 12, 2014
New Relief for Chronic Back Pain Video icon

May 11, 2014
Update on Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Audio icon

May 9, 2014
Webcams in NICU Video icon

May 8, 2014
Local Nurses Recognized with ‘Nightingale’ Award (p.4)

May 8, 2014
Reasons for Pain Cannot Always Be Blamed on Your Teeth Video icon

May 7, 2014
Melanoma Awareness Month Audio icon

May 1, 2014
Allergy Sufferers Flock to Local Honey, But Does It Work? Audio icon

April 2014

April 30, 2013
Mold Found in Popular Juice Box BrandsVideo icon

April 29, 2014
Lawn Care Chemicals Can Pose Threat to Children

April 28, 2014
Spring Sports Injury Prevention Video icon

April 25, 2014
Man Who Broke Leg in Ski Accident Plays Guitar for Other Patients Video icon

April 25, 2014
International Dark Sky Week Audio icon

April 22, 2014
National Infertility Awareness Week Video icon

April 16, 2014
Neags Donate $3M to UConn Health for Cancer Research

April 14, 2014
Tips for Travlers Video icon

April 14, 2014
White Coat Gala on a Husky Blue High

April 14, 2014
Retired Firefighter Saved After His Heart Stops Beating

April 9, 2014
UConn Retools Med School to Focus on EHRs, Healthcare Reforms

April 8, 2014
CT Hospitals Follow Aviation, Nuclear Power in Targeting Errors

April 6, 2014
Personalized Medicine: Cholesterol and Fertility  Audio icon

April 6, 2014
Linking Late-life Depression and Dementia Audio icon

April 3, 2014
Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Is a Rising Cause of Poisonings, CDC Says

March 2014

March 31, 2014
Managing Menopause Video icon

March 27, 2014
Prom Season Can Mean Teeth Whitening for Teens Video icon

March 27, 2014
In Vitro Fertilization with UConn Health Center Video icon

March 25, 2014
UConn Health Recruiting MS Patients for Study Video icon

March 25, 2014
Bonus for Moms with High Risk Pregnancies

March 23, 2014
UConn Health’s Vision of the Future of Health Care Audio icon

March 23, 2014
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Audio icon

March 21, 2014
Morning Extra: 5th Annual UConn Health Center White Coat Gala Video icon

March 19, 2014
Cancer Treatments Could Hurt Your Heart Audio icon

March 19, 2014
Daylight Saving and Sleep Disorders Audio icon

March 18, 2014
Updated Handbooks on Children’s Health and Development Audio icon

March 17, 2014
Shake Showdown Video icon

March 17, 2014
It’s Poison Prevention Week!
Poison Prevention Week Audio icon

March 14, 2014
Update on Bioscience Connecticut and Personalized Medicine at UConn Health Audio icon

March 14, 2014
Poison Prevention Week Video icon

March 9, 2014
Effect on Sleep When We Spring Ahead Audio icon

March 5, 2014
Dunkin’ Donuts Teams with Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center Video icon
Calhoun Cardiology Center Teams Up with Dunkin Donuts Video icon

March 3, 2014
Raising Colon Cancer Awareness Among Minorities Video icon

March 1, 2014
Personalized Medicine at UConn Health Audio icon

March 1, 2014
A Deep Clean Will Welcome Spring

February 2014

February 26, 2014
New Proposal Allows Medical Care in the Community for Connecticut Parolees Audio icon

February 22, 2014
Adult Vaccinations, Flu Update Audio icon

February 21, 2014
Athletics, the Heart, and Go Red Audio icon

February 20, 2014
Gender Balance and the Culture of Women in Science Audio icon

February 18, 2014
Diaper Wipe Dangers Video icon

February 17, 2014
Latest in Varicose Vein Treatments Video icon

February 16, 2014
Women’s Heart Health Audio icon

February 15, 2014
Probiotics Love Your Guts

February 13, 2014
Fetal Cells Remain in Moms for Years, Affecting Health

February 12, 2014
Major Expansion Underway at UConn Health Center

February 9, 2014
How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Vacation

February 9, 2014
Vitamin D, Falls and Fractures Audio icon

February 8, 2014
Using the Mind to Help with Healing

February 3, 2014
State: Bioscience CT Projects on Target

February 2, 2014
Bioscience Connecticut Update Audio icon

February 2, 2014
Cigarette Sickness Goes Well Beyond Lung Cancer Audio icon

January 2014

January 30, 2014
CrossFit Can Offer Amazing Results, Just Know Your Limits Video icon

January 30, 2014
Local Numbers Reflect Trend of Interest in Medical Careers

January 29, 2014
Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Detection Video icon

January 23, 2014
Searching for a Treatment

January 23, 2014
Throwback: In 1972 Plans in Place to Move UConn Health Center Staff

January 22, 2014
Antipsychotics Helpful in Subset of Kids with ADHD

January 20, 2014
UConn Health Offices Open in Storrs CenterVideo icon

January 16, 2014
Staying Healthy During Flu Season

January 16, 2014
Advancements in Lung Cancer Detection

January 15, 2014
Study Finds Baby Wipes Can Cause Rashes Video icon

January 13, 2014
Ingredient Used in Baby Wipes May Cause Rashes Video icon
Allergy Linked to Baby Wipes Video icon
Baby Wipes Causing Itchy, Scaly Rashes in Some Babies

January 13, 2014
The ABCs of Monoclonal Antibody Drugs

January 12, 2014
The Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions Audio icon

January 11, 2014
Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Desire to Quit

January 9, 2014
Injury & Recovery Video icon

January 6, 2014
Surviving the Season of Infections Video icon

January 6, 2014
Rapid Temperature Changes and Your Health Audio icon

January 6, 2014
5 to Watch in 2014: Charles Lee, Scientific Director, Jackson Laboratory

January 6, 2014
UConn’s Laurencin Elected AAAS Fellow

January 5, 2014
Works in Progress Across the State in 2014

January 3, 2014
UConn Researcher Part of International Effort to Better Assess Colon Cancer Risk

January 1, 2014
Spate of Fatal Lyme Cases Surprises Health Officials

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