Carolyn Pennington

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UConn Health Minute: Bedside Ultrasound – Saving Time/Saving Lives

In critical care medicine, time is everything. In this UConn Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer Kanaan, pulmonologist and critical care physician, describes how a portable bedside ultrasound allows a physician to quickly determine what is wrong with a patient so potentially lifesaving treatment can begin sooner.

Profile: Dr. David F. Argüello

Primary care physician Dr. David Argüello has found that his favorite hobby, photography, enhances his creative expression as well as his technical expertise. He believes these attributes translate into better patient care by promoting communication and the ability to problem solve difficult diagnoses.

Thank You UConn Health Nurses

As we celebrate National Nurses Week 2021, we hear from a variety of UConn Health nurses who talk about their love of nursing and the patients they care for – even during this most challenging year.

UConn Health Minute: Running from Injuries

Running injuries are extremely common but many can be prevented. The UConn Institute for Sports Medicine offers individual and team-based risk screenings; customized prevention protocols and assistance developing rehab and return-to-play goals.

Profile: Dr. Alexandre West

Before becoming an OB/GYN physician, Dr. Alexandre West was a classically trained ballet dancer. The same focus and dedication that honed her skills as a dancer helps her offer the best care to her patients.

UConn Health Minute: Psoriasis Care

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can cause inflamed, dry, cracked skin and can be difficult to treat. The Psoriasis Center at UConn Health helps patients deal with all facets of this common but complex skin condition.

UConn Health Minute: Preventing Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S. because when it is detected late, it is very difficult to treat. Dr. Murali Dharan, director of the Advanced Endoscopy Program at UConn Health, explains that having a screening colonoscopy is an important step in prevention since it can identify and remove the polyps […]

UConn Health Minute: Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. But as UConn Health cardiologist Supriya Tigadi explains, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented with education and action – which includes learning the risk factors and warning signs most prevalent for women.

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.