Carolyn Pennington

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Dental laboratory technician Donna Morin works on a computer-aided manufacturing process for a denture.

Science in Seconds: Digital Dentures

'This new technology has completely transformed the way we practice dentistry'

UConn Health Minute: Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a major cancer killer but as UConn Health colorectal surgeon Dr. Alyson Cunningham explains, it is preventable with regular screenings and lifestyle changes.

UConn Health Minute: Aging Eyes

It’s painless but irreversible. A stroke of the optic nerve is a common type of vision loss as you age. But as UConn Health neuro-ophthalmologist Carolyne Riehle tells us, preventive care can help save your sight.

UConn Health Minute: Delaying Dementia

It’s estimated one in 10 older Americans suffers from dementia but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help delay the onset of dementia.

UConn Health Minute: Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder pain is a common complaint. There are many treatment options to help fix the problem but for some, the pain and lack of motion will require a shoulder replacement. Dr. Corey Dwyer, UConn Health orthopedic surgeon, explains when a shoulder replacement may be the best option.

A group of residents of a town in the Dominican Republic meet with a medical provider from UConn Health.

Providing Care Beyond Borders

Spearheaded by a UConn Health medical student, more than 30 medical providers brought specialty and primary care to residents of the Dominican Republic

UConn Health Minute: Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is hard to detect because it generally doesn’t cause any symptoms. As UConn Health endocrine surgeon Giao Phan explains, it’s important to pay attention to changes in your neck or throat because if found early, most thyroid cancers are highly curable.

Jeff Morse shows UConn Health orthopedic surgeon Robert Arciero his pickleball medal

Pickleball Champ Credits UConn Health for Success

UConn Health orthopedic surgeon Robert Arciero and his team rebuilt and stabilized Morse's knee which he says has helped him achieve his pickleball success

UConn Health Minute: Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think. That’s why it’s important to understand the difference between a dental problem that can wait or an emergency that if left untreated can lead to more serious health issues. As Dr. Steven Ruiz tells us, the UConn School of Dental Medicine offers the largest emergency dental […]

UConn Health Minute: Hearing Aid Advice

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions as we age and is linked with increased risk for dementia and depression. Despite that, only one fifth of adults with hearing loss actually seek intervention. As UConn Health audiologist Hillary Marquis explains, hearing aids can keep you socially connected and improve quality of life. […]