Carolyn Pennington

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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.

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