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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 […]

Vanessa Scanlon, Ph.D. assistant professor in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Biology, works in the lab at UConn School of Medicine.

Science in Seconds: Banking on Blood

UConn Health researchers are working to reinforce the nation’s blood supply

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.  

Bill Cateno riding an exercise bike under the direction of Dr. Moss.

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.

UConn Health Minute: Equitable Health Care

LGBTQ+ people frequently avoid health care because they experience discrimination. As internal medicine physician Ivan Stanford describes, UConn Health not only offers a variety of services but a welcoming, accessible environment for LGBTQ+ patients.

UConn Health Minute: Melanoma

More people are developing melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, than ever before. As UConn Health dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Maritza Perez explains, having regular skin exams is key in helping to find and remove the melanoma before it becomes lethal.  

Vanessa Scanlon working in a lab

Set Up for Success: UConn Health Nurtures Research Careers

Vanessa Scanlon is on the faculty of UConn Health after receiving her undergraduate degree from UConn and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UConn Health

A small pile of walnuts with shells removed sits on a table

Science In Seconds: The Wonders of Walnuts

UConn Health researchers are investigating the wonders of walnuts - how they improve colonic health and may help prevent cancer

UConn Health Minute: Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a common condition that causes pain and weakness in the legs or arms. As Dr. Kwame Amankwah, chief of vascular and endovascular surgery explains, there are simple, non-invasive tests that can accurately diagnose PAD leading to effective treatments.