Health & Well-Being

A young man holding a PrEP pill.

Study Finds Users Prefer Daily Oral PrEP Pill Despite New Options

Drugs that prevent HIV infection have evolved, but new UConn research shows the standard option is still top with patients

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Increasing Steps by 3,000 Per Day Can Lower Blood Pressure in Older Adults

'It’s exciting that a simple lifestyle intervention can be just as effective as structured exercise and some medications'

African American school counselor talks with female student in the student lounge.

Neag School Launches New Licensed Professional Counselor Program

The online certificate program is an extension of the Counselor Education master’s program and will help meet Connecticut's demand for licensed counselors in the wake of the pandemic

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RN Residency Positions New Nurses to Thrive

A record 32 recent nursing school graduates are part of a new UConn Health program specifically for early-career nurses

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Schools of Nursing and Engineering Join Together For New Center

In its initial phase, the Center includes the creation of joint educational programs for students and seed grants for collaborative research among faculty

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New Research Sheds Light on “Runner’s Knee”

The new study finds personalized rehabilitation may be needed to effectively address chronic knee pain

Intersex-inclusive pride flag. New LGBTQIA+ Progress pride flag.

UConn Social Work Researcher Investigates a Mindfulness Mental Health Intervention for LGBTQIA+ Youth

'There are significant mental and sexual health disparities among LGBTQIA+ youth that require urgent attention'

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UConn Centers Offer Free Professional Development to Local School Wellness Teams

The ‘WSCC Academy’ taught staff how to strengthen school practices to promote whole child development

Dr. Hardeep Singh with patient in exam room

A 3D-Printed Solution for the Spine

UConn Health spine surgeon Dr. Hardeep Singh uses devices fabricated to specific patient's anatomy to perform spinal fusion

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Labor Day Report: Less Occupational Disease; COVID-19 Still Dominates

UConn Health is out with its annual Labor Day 'Occupational Disease in Connecticut' report