Jennifer Walker

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A Small Spot of Skin Cancer Can have a Big Impact

It's skin cancer awareness month and Ken Jones was fortunate to find melanoma early and have it treated. Ken shared his story with us and Dr. Hao Feng tells us how much sunscreen we really need and how often you should see a dermatologist for a skin check.

BE FAST – When it Comes to a Stroke

Know the warning signs and symptoms of stroke so that you can act fast if you or someone you know might be having a stroke. The chances of survival are greater when emergency treatment begins quickly.

UConn Health Epilepsy Center Receives Distinction from National Association of Epilepsy Centers

The UConn Health Epilepsy Center has received the distinction of a Level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

New Specialty Helps Women Get Back Quality of Life

Women over the age of 45 or who have had children may undoubtedly know that feeling when the urge to “go” and “go now” comes on or the sudden leak that occurs with a sneeze or a jump in an aerobics class. Others may feel something bulging from the vagina when they are straining. 

Doctors Research to Find Answers to Endometriosis

Dr. Danielle Luciano joined the Connecticut Endometriosis Working Group, formed by state Rep. Jillian Gilchrest to bring awareness and push forward research for endometriosis. She will work in partnership with Jackson Lab's Elise Courtois, Ph.D., associate director of Single Cell Biology and an endometriosis researcher to gather and study tissue samples from endometriosis patients to learn how endometriosis tissue interacts with surrounding tissue.

My Best Self with Multiple Sclerosis

In hindsight, there are many times that Nicole Farley, 32 of New Hartford could pinpoint signs of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but she kept telling herself, “you’re young, you’re healthy, you’re fine.”

Colon Cancer Prevention Program at UConn Health Saving Lives with Early Detection

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, not including skin cancer, and the second leading cause of death in both men and women combined.

UConn Health Stroke Center Earns Gold Distinction as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

The UConn Health Stroke Center has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center.  This means that the UConn Health Stroke Center provides the next generation of stroke care and has met The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care.

The Power of our Immune System, Patient Defies the Odds

Modern medicine can work wonders, but sometimes, even when it seems impossible, something truly remarkable takes place.

Urgent Need for Milk Donors

Pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) can be lifesaving for preterm infants and currently the need is outweighing the supply.