Jennifer Walker

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I’m 30 and a Stroke Survivor

“As I slowly pitched forward and tried my best to control my slow descent to the floor, I distinctly remember thinking, ‘well, this isn’t good.’ I tried to call for help, I couldn’t find my voice. Words were just not coming out,”

Winning by Quitting

The Great American Smokeout is November 21st. Meet participants who recently quit and hear how the Freedom from Smoking program facilitated by Dr. Diahann Wilcox helped with their success.

Understanding Alzheimer’s

People often believe that Alzheimer’s disease is part of “normal aging.” This is not true. Alzheimer’s is a disease and the most common type of dementia.

Ruth Vaccaro, 94, of South Glastonbury, does leg presses at UConn Health.

Up and At ‘Em: 94-Year-Old Stronger Than Before Hip Fracture

UConn's STEP-HI study is seeing early success with a new combination of exercise training and hormone replacement for women who have experienced hip fractures.

Your Knowledge Can Mean Your Survival: Are You High Risk for Lung Cancer?

Did you know that lung cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer combined? November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

A Bad Cold Turns into a Blessing in Disguise: An Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Carol Pfeiffer, Ph.D., 75, from Farmington, became ill with what she thought was a just a bad cold after returning home from a trip to Egypt and Europe in March. Thanks to an early diagnosis, she was able to beat lung cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivor Runs Ultramarathons to Honor Others

Meet Holly Durstin, one of our nurse anesthetists, ultramarathoner, triathlete, and breast cancer survivor. Read about her inspirational journey to beat breast cancer.