Lauren Woods

Author Archive

An illustration depicting the coronavirus microbe.

Avoid the ‘Double Jeopardy’ of COVID-19 if You Have a Preexisting Condition Like Heart Disease

Find out why Dr. Bruce T. Liang, director of UConn Health’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, is advising older adults and those with preexisting conditions like heart disease to take strict precautions against COVID-19 and get vaccinated once eligible.

Safely Striking Out Stroke by Innovatively Unclogging Carotid Arteries

February is American Heart Month but managing your overall cardiovascular health includes stroke prevention too. Learn about how one stroke survivor beat the odds and is now preventing a future stroke with UConn Health's innovative help.

Remembering Medical School Founder Dr. Robert L. Volle, Sr.

A founder of UConn School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Volle, Sr. passed away on Feb. 3 at the age of 90. “I and my colleagues owe Dr. Volle a ton of gratitude for what he did for the SOM,” says Dean Dr. Bruce T. Liang. Read the tribute to Volle's great life and contributions to medicine.

Stopping Stroke Damage

An innovative treatment nearing human clinical trial at UConn Health could put an end to long-term stroke damage.

How to Maintain your Cardiovascular Health to Prevent Both Heart Attack and Stroke

February is Heart Month. But did you know that maintaining your overall cardiovascular health prevents both heart attack and stroke? UConn Today sat down with Neurologist Dr. Gracia Mui, co-director of the Stroke Program at UConn Health, to learn just what we can do daily to lower both our overall heart disease and stroke risk factors.

Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Black Community Stressed by National Experts including Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

This week in The New York Times a national group of leading Black health experts including UConn Health's Dr. Cato T. Laurencin shined a light on the critical importance of the Black community receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.

State to the Rescue: Connecticut National Guard Delivers 1,000 Vaccines to UConn Health

Snow nor shortages of vaccines could stop the State of Connecticut and its National Guard from finding a way to come to the rescue of hundreds of UConn Health patients anxiously awaiting the rescheduling of their canceled COVID-19 vaccinations this week. On Tuesday, February 2 early morning the CT National Guard delivered nearly a thousand first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to UConn Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program.

Alzheimer's caregiver with elderly father. (iStock/UConn Photo)

Dementia Rates Higher in Men with Common Genetic Disorder

New research has found that men who have a very common genetic disorder are more likely to develop dementia, compared to those without the faulty genes. The findings are reported in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease by a team of international researchers from UConn School of Medicine and University of Exeter in the UK.

S.O.S. to Women: Make Time to Care for Your Heart

February is Heart Month. Dr. Supriya Tigadi of Calhoun Cardiology Center is heightening awareness to all women that cardiovascular disease is their number one cause of death. She is sending the strong message that prevention of heart disease is critical and to start focusing on it at a young age. Read her top 8 women’s heart health tips.

Love and Vaccinations for 75+ in Farmington

The week of January 11 UConn Health began vaccinating eligible individuals age 75 years or older under new phase 1b guidance of the CT Department of Public Health. In addition to fast online scheduling, eligible patients can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Line at: 860-679-5589.