Jennifer Walker

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STEP-HI – Helping Women Gain Strength After A Broken Hip

One in four Americans age 65 and older falls each year making falls the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments (ED) annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths. […]

ED Doctor Ends Shift with a Special Delivery

Dr. Natalie Moore, an Emergency Physician at UConn John Dempsey Hospital was UConn Health’s first International Disaster Emergency Medicine Fellow who has volunteered her medical expertise after several natural disasters including 4 hurricanes. So it’s not surprising she worked right through a shift in the Emergency Department (ED) in active labor before delivering her first […]

Stroke folders and labels at the Emergency Department at UConn Health in Farmington.

COVID Stroke Survivor Says Knowing Symptoms Can Save Your Life

Eight days after a COVID-19 diagnosis, Dr. Donald Higgins started experiencing double vision. What he did next may have saved his life.

The main building at UConn Health, with the UConn John Dempsey Hospital tower in the background on June 18, 2020

UConn Health Experts Serve on Governor’s Vaccine Advisory Group

As Connecticut readies for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, UConn experts are providing key assistance to state decision-makers.

Multidisciplinary Team Alleviates Life-Altering Pain for Patient

Imagine the sensation of an ice pick stabbing you in the face every time you speak, chew, brush your teeth, smile, or even when just the wind hits your face.  Described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity, trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve which carries sensation from […]

National Awards for UConn Health Faculty

This fall UConn Health and its faculty have been applauded on the national stage for their accomplishments.  The most recent accolades include: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Executive Committee Welcomes New Member Dr. Augustus (Gus) Mazzocca is a new member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Executive Committee. He currently serves as president […]

Family Honors Mother’s Alzheimer’s Journey

November is Alzheimer’s disease and National Family Caregiver Awareness Months.  The month recognizes and raises awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and is dedicated to supporting caregivers who care for family and friends. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior.  Symptoms of Alzheimer’s eventually grow severe enough to interfere […]

Great American Smokeout is November 19, 2020

The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, a day when millions of Americans are urged to quit smoking and begin a healthier life free from tobacco, is Nov. 19. About 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes […]

UConn Health Employees Honored as 2020 HealthCare Heroes by Hartford Business Journal

The Hartford Business Journal announced its 2020 Healthcare Heroes Awards that identifies outstanding leaders in the healthcare industry who are the epitome of a “hero.” Congratulations to UConn Health’s honorees Dr. David Banach, hospital epidemiologist in the physician category, and Nancy Dupont, nursing director of epidemiology in the health care staff category. “Congratulations and gratitude […]

Q&A – COVID-19 and Older Adults

Individuals 65 years and older are more than 100 times as likely to develop severe COVID-19 including the risk of hospitalization or death as compared to individuals under the age of 65.  We asked Dr. George Kuchel, Chief, Geriatric Medicine at UConn Health and Director, UConn Center on Aging what older adults can do to […]