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Dr. Cato T. Laurencin in white coat with anatomic model

NAACP to Present Prestigious Spingarn Medal to UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin at 112th Annual Convention

Laurencin joins such previous Springarn recipients as Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, and more

Beat the Heat

With the second heatwave of this summer underway, we caught up with Dr. Khalilah Hunter-Anderson of the Emergency Department at UConn John Dempsey Hospital for some advice to stay safe and prevent heat-related illnesses.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Surviving Head and Neck Cancer

Treatment of advanced head and neck cancer requires close collaborations between several health care services. The team at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach that provides better outcomes.

Long-COVID Recovery Center at UConn Health helping those with Post-COVID Issues

Most people who have had COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks, however, some people, even those with mild versions of the disease continue to experience symptoms long after their initial recovery.

FDA Approves Alzheimer’s Medication

On Monday, the FDA approved a new medication for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Kristina Zdanys and Dr. Yazeed Maghaydah, co-directors of the UConn Health James E.C. Walker Memory Assessment Program at the Center on Aging answer questions about this new treatment. 

Cancer Survivor Finds Peace with New Lifestyle

Focusing on living in the moment rather than worrying about the future has helped Sandra Theriault through her cancer survivorship.

UConn Health Specialty Helps Cancer Survivors Thrive

Millions of adults and children in the United States are cancer survivors whose lives changed in an instant when they first learned of their cancer. Many say that although they were relieved when the treatment ended, it was hard to transition to a new way of life. 

Patient Grateful for Full Recovery from Stroke at UConn Stroke Center

Know the warning signs and symptoms of stroke so that you can act fast if you or someone you know might be having a stroke. The chances of survival are greater when emergency treatment begins quickly.

Drs. Karla and Michael Scanlon in their medical office

Fixing Pain to Keep Patients Running

Drs. Karla and Michael Scanlon see foot and ankle patients in Storrs and Willimantic.

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.