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Young breast cancer survivor Jennifer Skitromo

Breast Cancer in Young Women: A Survivor’s Story

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jennifer Skitromo never thought that at age 34, and with no family history, that breast cancer was something she needed to be concerned about. Read her story of survival.

Breast Cancer Patient Shares Her Journey to Help Others

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is designated as a time is to support those who have been through and are going through, the difficult breast cancer journey. In addition, it has a goal of raising awareness of ways in which this deadly disease can be avoided and found earlier.

First Residency Program in Connecticut for Rehabilitation Physicians Announced 

A joint partnership with University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford Hospital, Gaylord Hospital, and UConn Health

Cancer Doesn’t Stop for COVID

Cancer doesn’t wait for COVID and delaying care can cause a higher risk to patients

Labor Day Report: Occupational Illnesses Remained level in 2019 Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic

Occupational illnesses remained essentially even in 2019 based on workers’ compensation reports, but it is anticipated that COVID-19 reports will increase infectious disease reports starting with next year’s report (2020 data).

American Heart Association Recognizes UConn John Dempsey Hospital with Gold-Level Honors

The American Heart Association (AHA) has once again recognized UConn John Dempsey Hospital for its excellence in heart attack and stroke care with gold-level honors. 

3rd Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

Certain immunocompromised individuals are now eligible to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

What does full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine mean?

The US Food and Drug Administration granted full approval this week for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people 16 years of age and older. This is the first of the COVID-19 vaccines to receive full approval from the FDA.

Lactation Consultant Helping Moms with Breastfeeding Goals

While research shows the positive benefits of breastfeeding, it doesn’t always come easily. At UConn Health, Marisa Merlo, lactation consultant, offers support to families and babies learning how to breastfeed.

Dr. Scott Allen Appointed Chief Medical Officer of UConn Health

Dr. Scott Allen has been appointed to the permanent role as UConn Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), after serving the past two years in the interim role.