Carolyn Pennington

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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.

UConn Health Minute: TAVR

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR gives patients, who suffer from chest pain and shortness of breath but may not be good candidates for open heart surgery, prompt relief from their symptoms so they can get back to their daily activities.

UConn Health Minute: Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is typically diagnosed in young adulthood so patients experience changing symptoms as they age. Neurologist Hamza Coban explains that as a designated Center for Comprehensive MS Care, UConn Health is uniquely qualified to help patients as they progress with this disease.

UConn Health Minute: Clear Aligners for Adults

Clear aligners are a popular treatment option for adults looking to realign their teeth. As orthodontist Niloufar Azami tells us, UConn Health uses it’s own cutting edge 3D printing technology to help you achieve a perfect smile.

UConn Health Minute: Focusing on Foot Pain

It’s not uncommon for your feet to feel achy or painful after a long day of standing or walking. But as UConn Health podiatrists Drs. Karla and Michael Scanlon tell us, sometimes the foot problems you experience are signs of more severe conditions that should be checked out.

Photo of Daisha Dillon feeding her baby daughter with a bottle

‘Motherhood is Awesome’ – Sickle Cell Patient Thankful for Healthy Baby Girl

UConn Health’s New England Sickle Cell Institute and Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinic helped make Daisha’s lifelong dream come true

UConn Health Minute: Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease (TED) causes painful inflammation and swelling of the eye and can lead to a decrease or loss of vision. As Dr. Madina Falcone explains, there are a variety of different treatments, but the latest is the first FDA approved drug specifically for TED that is showing positive results.

UConn Health neuroscientist Timothy Spellman standing in front of the School of Medicine Research Labs

Science in Seconds: Attention-Grabbing Brain Research

UConn Health neuroscientist Timothy Spellman is focusing his attention on “attention”

Biomedical engineer Liisa Kuhn holds the soft, breathable material that serves as an alternative to uncomfortable, unnatural-looking prosthetics.

3D Printing Technology Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors

'It's been a need for many, many years, and it takes someone like a biomedical engineer to say, "I can do this"'

UConn Health Minute: Diagnosing GERD

Up to 20% of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Symptoms vary so diagnosing GERD accurately can be challenging. The director of UConn Health’s Esophageal Diseases Center, Dr. Houman Rezaizadeh, says the Bravo test can help pinpoint what’s going on and lead to appropriate, pain-relieving therapy.