UConn Health in the News – Late May/June ‘14

UConn Health in the News

New UConn Facility Offers Blueprint for Patient-Centered Care

Hartford Business Journal, June 2, 2014

The 300,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to be completed by December, will bring under one roof virtually all outpatient services offered by UConn Health.

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New Buildings Rising at UConn Health in Farmington

Hartford Courant, May 30, 2014

The UConn Health center’s campus is in the midst of an $864 million renovation and construction project that, when finished, will include a brand-new hospital and extensive renovations to the current John Dempsey Hospital.

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Sports Medicine at UConn Health in Storrs Center

WILI-AM Radio, May 28, 2014

Drs. Cory Edgar and Matthew Hall, UConn Health sports medicine physicians, join “The Wayne Norman Show” to discuss sports medicine and the services they offer at UConn Health in Storrs Center.

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Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer

PinkRibbonCooking.com (blog), May 27, 2014

“Introducing phytoestrogens as part of a healthy diet via the food stream, as tolerated by the individual, is appropriate at almost any stage of the cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship,” says Deb Downes, outpatient clinical dietitian at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

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Light Varies by Bulb Type

WTIC NewsTalk 1080, May 20, 2014

UConn Health cancer epidemiologist Richard Stevens joined “Mornings With Ray Dunaway” to discuss the properties of light emitted from different types of light bulbs and how they may affect our health.

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Update on the New UConn Health

102.9 DRC-FM, “Saturday Morning Spotlight,” May 24, 2014

Dr. Bruce Liang, director of the UConn Health Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, gives an update on personalized medicine and Bioscience Connecticut.

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Use of ADHD Drugs Up Sharply Among Adults, Especially Women

CT Health Investigative Team (C-HIT), May 18, 2014

ADHD is caused by “inefficient functioning of part of brain behind the forehead, the output of which is what they call executive cognitive functioning,” said Dr. Daniel F. Connor, chief of child psychiatry and a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington.

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New Study Says Water Isn’t the Only Danger for Pool Owners

WFSB-TV, May 16, 2014

“Household bleach, chlorine is 3 to 5 percent concentrated,” said Amy Hanoian-Fontana with Connecticut Poison Control Center. “Pool chlorine is 20 percent or more concentrated, so we’re talking about a very strong product that if you get it on your skin, your eyes, breathe it in, you’re going to have some issues.”

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