Jennifer Walker

Author Archive

New Inpatient Palliative Care Program Launched at UConn John Dempsey Hospital

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and a new palliative care inpatient program has been launched at UConn John Dempsey Hospital to enhance patient’s current care by focusing on the quality of life for them and their family.

Grateful Patient Survives Lung Cancer Due to Early Detection

“UConn is my hospital of choice, and I cannot say enough about Dr. Ibrahim and his team.” - Chris Ambrose

Preventing Death from Lung Cancer is the Goal of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at UConn Health

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death because so many patients are diagnosed at late stages when curing the disease is not possible. Many former and current tobacco users are unaware that a simple, annual low-dose CT scan can catch lung cancers early enough to achieve a cure. Dr. Ethan Bernstein and Dr. Electra Kaloudis, are in the process of evolving lung cancer screening at UConn Health into a subspecialized clinic that aims to reduce barriers to lung cancer screening.

Changing the Quality of Life for those with COPD at UConn Health

November is COPD Awareness Month and patients Peter Cawley and Heather Butt share the procedure that was first performed in Connecticut at UConn Health and has vastly improved their quality of life.

UConn Health Nurse Beats Breast Cancer and Reminds Others to Get Their Mammogram

Shannon Egan, a nurse in the Internal Medicine Unit at UConn Health beat breast cancer because she found it early and now she advocates for others to make sure they get their annual mammogram. Early detection saves lives.

Move for UConn Center on Aging Creates a Program for Coordinated Multidisciplinary Care of Older Adults – A First for the Region

On October 23, the UConn Center on Aging moved its clinical services to 21 South Road in Farmington. The move provides the opportunity to add a multifaceted subspecialty component to its nationally recognized clinical programs in geriatrics, thus creating a Geriatrics and Healthy Aging Program.

Dr. George Kuchel Elected to Elite Group of Researchers

Dr. George Kuchel, director, UConn Center on Aging and chief, Geriatrics, UConn Health has the honor of being elected to the Academy for Health and Lifespan Research.

UConn to Participate in First Ever Clinical Trial of Ketogenic Supplements and Healthy Aging

UConn Center on Aging will participate in a multi-site trial of older adults in the first-ever clinical study of its kind to evaluate the use of ketogenic supplements and frailty.

Surviving Breast Cancer Twice, Internationally Renowned Artist Raises Awareness for Early Detection and Knowing Family History

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Ed Johnetta Miller, a renowned improvisational quilter, teacher, lecturer, and two-time breast cancer survivor, exemplifies the importance of early detection

A Cross-Country Road Trip to Celebrate a Second Chance at Life

Many people dream of jumping in their vehicle and driving cross country, but for Sandra Judson this dream came true for her grandson and her after she had an endobronchial valve placement and was given a second chance at life.