Jennifer Walker

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Skin Cancer, When Found and Treated Early is Highly Curable

An estimated 3.6 million Americans are diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma each year, the most common type of skin cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment is key.

UConn Health First in New England to Offer Surgical Navigation for Breast-Conserving Surgery

Leading the way in breast-conserving surgery, UConn Health is the first hospital in New England to offer the surgical navigation system by EnVisio.

Debunking Skin Cancer Myths

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. May is skin cancer awareness month and we debunk some common myths about this disease and provide some tips to reduce your risk.

Meeting People Where They are to Provide COVID Vaccinations

UConn Health is deploying the FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit in four towns throughout Eastern Connecticut for nine days beginning today in East Hartford.

On left, UConn Health Registered Nurse, Savannah Jaspering administers the COVID-19 vaccine while at the Hawley Armory in Storrs last spring

UConn Health Helps Distribute More COVID Vaccines throughout the State

UConn Health is helping provide access to State of CT residents to obtain COVID-19 vaccines by partnering with UConn to open more community clinics and with FEMA and the State to provide vaccines through the FEMA Mobile Vaccine Unit later this month.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgical Division at UConn Health Helping Heal Those With Endometriosis

Dr. Amanda Ulrich is the newest member of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgical Division (MIGS) at UConn Health’s Women Center. The team focuses on the care and treatment of women with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and all gynecologic conditions.

Death of ‘Black Panther’ Star Sheds Light on Young Adults’ Colon Cancer Risks

In a year marked by painful losses, movie fans have another reason to grieve: Chadwick Boseman, the star of the popular film "Black Panther," died Aug. 28 at age 43, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman was among a growing number of young adults to be diagnosed with colon cancer, a condition once regarded as an older person’s disease.

Early COVID Patient at UConn Health Gets Life Back a Year Later

'One day I was a healthy 47-year-old, then it all happened so suddenly.'

Advances in IVF May Make Triplets an Anomaly

Regina Leonard underwent In Vitro Fertilization at the Center for Reproductive Services which resulted in a beautiful set of triplets, born at UConn Health who are now graduating from high school. Over a decade of advancements has changed IVF which may make the birth of triplets scarce.

Pregnant ICU Patient Recovers from COVID-19

It was the scariest time of her life for Melissa Vicchitto as she fought COVID-19 in the ICU to save herself and her unborn baby.