Health & Well-Being

A large plate and a small plate, each with a slice of pizza. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)A large plate and a small plate, each with a slice of pizza. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Smaller Plates, Smaller Portions? Not Always

UConn Health psychiatry researchers say visual cues are not universally effective in helping curb childhood obesity.

UConn medical student Devorah Donnell, center, and her parents celebrate her matching to the Tufts/Cambridge Health Alliance Family Medicine Residency Program in Boston, her first choice. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Photo)

UConn Medical and Dental Students Make Their Match

Almost all of UConn's soon-to-be doctors and dentists matched to a residency program for the next phase of their careers, and many secured their top choice.

An elderly woman monitoring her blood pressure at home. (iStock Photo)

Better Blood Pressure Management May Help Slow the Aging Process

Therapy based on 24-hour blood pressure monitoring in the elderly could help slow the decline in cognitive function and mobility, according to UConn Health researchers.

UConn Health cancer epidemiologist Richard Stevens continues to advance research connecting artificial light at night to physiological changes in the human body. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Photo)

Lighting Adjustments Necessary for Better Health, Researchers Say

New lighting technology can better accommodate the body's circadian rhythm and avoid the detrimental effects of typical lighting, according to a paper co-authored by a UConn Health cancer epidemiologist.

Professor Mark Peczuh, both in the Department of Chemistry are pictured with the object of their research. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

New Peanut Allergy Test Goes Beyond Scratching the Surface

UConn chemists have developed a new test for peanut allergies that is capable of determining the potential intensity of a patient’s allergic reaction through just a few drops of blood.

Lylah Deady holds a vial of fruit flies and pupae on Feb. 20, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Abuzz Over Ovulation Similarities Between Two Very Different Species

UConn researchers say that during ovulation the same gene may govern both humans and flies, a finding that could lead to advances in treating human infertility, cancer metastasis and ovarian disease.

The Impact of Social Media on Body Image

A UConn psychologist discusses the 'selfie' culture, and how to approach a friend or family member who may have an eating disorder.

C. Michael White, professor & head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Designated as Federal Health Care Study Center

UConn's reports will be used by Medicaid and Medicare Services in making health coverage decisions that affect millions of patients nationwide.

A bottle of MMR vaccine with a syringe. (Shutterstock Photo)

Measles and the Risks of Skipping Vaccines

Infectious diseases specialists at UConn Health say failure to keep current on recommended immunizations defies decades of medical knowledge.

Dr. John Taylor meets with a urology patient at Dowling South at UConn Health in Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Urologist Picked to Lead New Bladder Cancer Institute

A donor with no previous ties to the University sought out a UConn Health expert to drive the advancement of bladder cancer care and research.