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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 […]

UConn Health Minute: Don’t Put Your Health on Hold

During the COVID pandemic, it’s estimated that nearly half of Americans skipped or delayed medical appointments. There are many reasons patients delay their medical care but as UConn Health primary care physician Setareh Alipour tells us, whatever the cause – putting your health on hold can have serious consequences.

UConn Health Minute: Planning for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease can negatively affect how patients function in their day-to-day activities. Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues, director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, talks about UConn Health’s Supportive Care and Planning program that helps guide patients toward a better quality of life.

UConn Health Minute: Salvaging Your Sleep

It’s estimated a third of all Americans have sleep problems. As Dr. Adrian Salmon explains, the sleep medicine specialists at UConn Health can help identify what’s keeping you awake so you can get the rest you need to stay healthy.

Rapid, Comprehensive Stroke Care at UConn Health

Every minute counts when you suffer a stroke. At UConn Health, our team is trained in the latest procedures and technology, ensuring you receive a rapid response and coordinated care for your stroke recovery.

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.