Dr. Lakshmi Leishangthem: Focusing on More Than the Eye
Dr. Lakshmi Leishangthem sharpened her focus on neuro-ophthalmology after her father was diagnosed with a serious eye disease. His hard work, patience, and empathy has inspired her to excel at an especially challenging specialty that requires you to think outside the eye – and understand what is also happening in the brain.
Thank You UConn Health
As the year 2020 comes to a close, UConn Health leadership thanks all employees for their hard work, inspiring team spirit, and incredible response to the COVID-19 pandemic during this unforgettable year.
UConn Health Minute: Help for Holiday Blues
For some, the holidays are not always happy – and now the pandemic is adding to feelings of loneliness and anxiety. UConn Health’s Mood and Anxiety Clinic offers advice on how to help minimize the stress and sadness of the season.
Physician Profile: Dr. Zachary Maass
UConn Health’s Dr. Zachary Maass started playing golf when he was four years old and has been an avid fan ever since. Find out why he believes some of the same attributes that make him a good golfer also help him be a better sports medicine physician.
UConn Health Minute: Emphasizing Emphysema
Emphysema has not had a significant treatment breakthrough in a long time but now UConn Health is the first in the state to offer an innovative, minimally invasive valve implant to help patients breathe easier. As Dr. Omar Ibrahim tells us, the tiny valve device allows severe emphysema patients to be more active and have […]
UConn Health Minute: Understanding Brain Tumors
Cancerous or malignant, brain tumors tend to grow quickly and disrupt the way your body works, and this can be life-threatening. As UConn Health neuro-oncologist Dr. Kevin Becker explains, interdisciplinary collaboration and a patient-centered approach to care is key in identifying brain and spine tumors early and providing the most advanced treatments available.
UConn Health Minute: Foot and Ankle Injuries
The feet and ankles are the most frequently injured areas of the body. As orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lauren Geaney explains, the Foot and Ankle Program at UConn Health provides comprehensive diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitative services for all sorts of conditions from accidents to arthritis.
UConn Health Minute: Cranial Nerve and Brainstem Disorder Program
Cranial nerve and brainstem disorders are complex and can be hard to diagnose. As Dr. Daniel Roberts explains, New England’s first Cranial Nerve and Brainstem Disorder Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts to streamline diagnosis and care for patients with such difficult conditions.
UConn Health Minute: Benign Breast Disease
When it comes to breast health – cancer is not the only concern. Many women suffer from benign breast diseases that can cause discomfort or pain and need treatment. Some of these conditions can increase the risk of breast cancer and need to be closely monitored. UConn Health has a unique specialist, Ob/Gyn Dr. Dana […]
UConn Health Minute: Flu Season during COVID-19
As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t bad enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? UConn Health’s infectious disease specialist Dr. David Banach discusses the best defense against influenza, which also may protect against coronavirus. […]