Carolyn Pennington

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UConn Health Minute: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a brain disorder whose symptoms often mimic Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. As neurologist Neha Prakash explains, UConn Health’s multidisciplinary team has the expertise to accurately diagnose this complex condition.

UConn Health Minute: High Risk Pregnancy

With a high-risk pregnancy, mom or baby might be at increased risk of health problems before, during or after delivery. As Dr. Richard Wagner explains, the maternal-fetal medicine physicians at UConn Health have undergone advanced training to offer the special monitoring and care that high risk pregnancies require.

UConn Health Minute: Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that can cause symptoms such as anemia, pain, and fatigue. UConn Health’s New England Sickle Cell Institute is unique in the region and employs a multidisciplinary team who assists with the medical and emotional needs of patients.  

UConn Health Minute: Latest in Lasers

From removing birthmarks to reducing wrinkles, dermatologists can use laser treatments to help patients in more ways than ever.  Dr. Hao Feng, director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology at UConn Health, says thanks to recent advances in laser technology, experienced practitioners can offer more effective treatments with less downtime for patients.

‘A Wonderful Infusion of Energy’: Undergrads Get Firsthand Research Experience at UConn Health

The Undergraduate Research Program offers students interested in health and biomedical sciences the chance to hone their skills at Connecticut's only public academic medical center

UConn Health Minute: Rotator Cuff Repair

When it comes to shoulder problems, rotator cuff tears can be the most painful and difficult to treat. But as UConn Health orthopedic surgeon Robert Arciero explains, a novel procedure called reverse arthroplasty is offering patients another option in relieving their shoulder pain.

UConn Health Minute: Diagnosing Dysautonomia

Your autonomic nervous system controls your heart rate, blood pressure, digestion so when there is a problem – called dysautonomia – it can wreak havoc in your life. As neurologist Matthew Imperioli explains, UConn Health is unique because it has an autonomic reflex lab that tests specifically for dysautonomia. The painless, non-invasive tests help lead […]

Teaming Up to Treat His Tumor

Garrett Johnson can’t say enough about the UConn Health team who successfully treated his potentially life-threatening brain tumor. From the primary care physician who first suspected something was wrong to the surgeons who removed it, Johnson says he received excellent care and won’t go anywhere else for his medical needs.

Profile: Dr. Srimathi Manickaratnam

Dr. Srimathi Manickaratnam, a nephrologist at UConn Health, enjoys cooking with fresh, non-processed ingredients and passes along that enthusiasm to her patients. She says because the kidneys work very hard, removing toxins from our body, healthy eating is one of the best medicines she can prescribe.

Advanced Treatment for DVT

An advanced procedure to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is helping simplify and shorten a patient’s recovery time over traditional treatments. DVT occurs when blood clots form in your body and can be potentially life-threatening if those clots break loose and travel to your lung. But UConn Health vascular surgeon Mina Boutrous says mechanical thrombectomy […]