Jennifer Walker

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How a Hip Study may have Prevented a Fatal Heart Condition

Connie Ali, 88 of Farmington, came to the UConn Center on Aging for her final appointment as part of the STEP-HI clinical trial that she had taken part in after she had broken her hip. However, during this final visit, the study team would catch a condition that, if undiagnosed and untreated could have led […]

Leading the Way in POCUS Instruction

In critical care medicine, time is everything – time is heart, time is brain, time is life. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an emerging tool utilized extensively in the Emergency Department at UConn Health to expedite triage, diagnosis, and treatment in critically ill patients. UConn Health also is leading the charge in POCUS education, with many […]

Protecting Yourself from the Flu during the Coronavirus Pandemic

While every flu season is unpredictable, the 2020-2021 season will certainly be unique as the COVID-19 pandemic still looms. The prospect of the flu season during the coronavirus pandemic leaves health experts looking for answers. COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of over 170,000 Americans and the flu usually accounts for tens of thousands of […]

Health Professions Students form Community for Hartford Seniors during COVID-19

Each day, as the numbers of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic escalate, one thing is clear: no matter where they live, the elderly face the highest risk. Older adults have been instructed to limit face-to-face interactions with individuals outside their immediate household to protect themselves from COVID-19. COVID-19 has forced many family members to […]

I Wasn’t Giving Up for My Baby

Tasharia Oliver was prepared to give her daughter Denver the best, no matter what it took.  Oliver had taken all the pre-natal courses and learned about the importance of breastfeeding when she was pregnant and she decided breastfeeding was the best option for her baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the […]

Lyme Disease and COVID-19 Can Share Similar Symptoms

What happens when coronavirus and Lyme disease intersect?

PGA Honoring UConn Health Care Workers

Ten UConn Health workers have been chosen to be honored at the Travelers Championship for work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PGA Honoring UConn Health Care Workers

In light of the dire consequences this health crisis has had on many of their fans and their communities, the Travelers Championship will be saluting frontline health care workers during the tournament’s four rounds of competition June 25-28. As a special thank you, they will be selecting health care workers in Connecticut who have risked […]

UConn Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Provide Programs for Underrepresented in American Health Care Professions

A top priority for UConn’s Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine has long been the recruitment and retention of students from diverse groups who are underrepresented in American health care professions.  The Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs in the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine sponsors the Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative (Aetna HPPI) […]

Sun Protection = Skin Care Prevention

As the sun and fun of summer begin, most people think of sun protection only when they spend a day at the lake, beach, or pool. However, sun exposure adds up day after day all year long. It’s also the time of year we think more about skin cancer which is by far the most […]