Health & Well-Being

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Breaking Down Barriers for Those Living With HIV

UConn Health’s Ryan White Program offers treatment adherence and supportive resources

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Study Says Black Households Pay Higher Heating Costs, Seek Cold-Related Medical Care More Often

'People who are unlikely to have heat are in areas that have been chronically disinvested in and under-resourced'

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.

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Ketamine Can Rapidly Reduce Symptoms of PTSD and Depression, New Study Finds

The treatment may be especially beneficial for people with severe symptoms who need urgent care

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 Recreation's Road Dogs running group has trained for the Husky Run & Ruck: Salute to Service race, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 12.

Running, Rucking, and Remembering: UConn, HMF Team Up for Veterans Day Road Race

Sunday, Nov. 12 event pays tribute to alum and Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, killed in action in 2017

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Federal Nutrition Assistance for Young Children: Under-utilized and Unequally Accessed

Only 3 out of 5 licensed childcare centers in low-income areas participate in CACFP, despite great needs in the community

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Spotlight on Services: Ophthalmology Technicians

The (eye) doctor will see you, but usually not without at least one of UConn Health’s 18 certified ophthalmology techs seeing you first