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Community Conversations Allow UConn Health to ‘Reach the Unreachable’

Navigating the healthcare system sometimes begins with securing the basic need of transportation to the medical center. Through its community outreach, UConn Health facilitates that process.

UConn Health’s Milk Depot Celebrates First Anniversary

With just over 12,000 ounces donated to date – which translates into almost 37,000 meals for premature babies… the milk depot turns one! The milk depot opened on Aug. 30, 2018 at UConn John Dempsey Hospital. It was the first hospital in Connecticut, and only location in the Greater Hartford Area, to serve as a […]

For older adults, when should you get the flu vaccine?

As summer draws to a close, you start to see and hear more about the flu shot. And, especially if you’re 65 or older, you hear a lot about the importance of getting the flu vaccine. What’s even more critical, however, is the timing. When should you get it? While the CDC’s general recommendation is […]

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Walnuts Show Protection Against Ulcerative Colitis in Early Study

Through their complex array of natural compounds and phytochemicals, walnuts provide a multitude of health benefits. A new study says protection against ulcerative colitis may be on that list.

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Meet the New Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program

Q&A with the new director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and neuro-immunology program, Dr. Jaime Imitola, a clinician scientist recruited from Ohio State. He has a grand vision for developing UConn Health’s currently offered MS services into a comprehensive center. He also has a research laboratory studying stem cells in MS.

UConn Health Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from August 1 to 7. This year’s theme is: Empower parents, enable breastfeeding. According to the CDC, breastfeeding provides unmatched health benefits for babies and mothers. It is the clinical gold standard for infant feeding and nutrition, with breast milk uniquely tailored to meet the health needs of a […]

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Summer Safety – Tips to help you stay safe

Summer brings fun and adventure, but there are several things that should be kept in mind to stay safe and healthy while having fun in the sun and enjoying all the activities the season offers. Sun Safety – It is important to keep these tips in mind and review them with your children as well. […]

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The Ongoing Debate About Vaccines

Vaccines are important not only for personal health, but to protect other vulnerable people, says UConn Health pediatrician Dr. Jody Terranova.

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UConn Health Stroke Team Receives Top Honor

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have recognized UConn Health and the UConn John Dempsey Hospital with the highest level award any hospital can receive for the success achieved in using the Get with the Guidelines – Stroke and Target Stroke programs  – the 2019 GWTG Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke […]

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Building Health Awareness for Women

Women's Health Awareness Month is a reminder that maintaining good health is a lifelong journey.