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. […]
UConn Health Minute: Exercise and Aging Well
Moving the body is one of the best ways to age well – it can improve your health and quality of life. And as Dr. Jaclyn Olsen Jaeger with the UConn Center on Aging explains, several of the most serious chronic conditions in older adults can be prevented or managed with physical activity.
Science in Seconds: Handheld 3D Bioprinters to Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
The new technology will simplify the process and greatly reduce surgical time
UConn Health Minute: RSV Vaccine
RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms but children and older adults may experience more serious symptoms and need to be hospitalized. As UConn Health’s head of infection prevention Dr. David Banach explains, there is now a vaccine available to help protect adults over 60 who may be more vulnerable […]
UConn Health Minute: Weight Loss Meds – Concerns for Older Adults
Diabetes medications that are also being used for weight loss are in high demand. But as UConn Health endocrinologist Parvathy Madhavan explains, there are some specific concerns you need to be aware of when using these meds – especially if you’re an older adult.
Thank You NICU!
Since its founding in 1975, the Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UConn Health has cared for thousands of babies in the region. Erin McEwen is one of them. She was born more than two months premature and spent the first several weeks of her life in our NICU. Erin now works here as […]
UConn Health Minute: Urgent Care vs Emergency Department
In the heat of the moment when you’re sick or have been injured, it can be hard to decide whether you should go to the emergency department or urgent care. Dr. Hynes Birmingham, medical director of UConn Health’s Urgent Care Centers, offers expert guidance to help you make the right choice.
Exercise Enthusiast Back at the Gym Following Successful Augmented Reality Spinal Surgery
Augmented reality spinal surgery – a minimally invasive procedure performed by UConn Health’s Dr. Isaac Moss – got him back to the gym with minimal pain and downtime.