Health & Well-Being

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Keeping Sports From Becoming a Dangerous Game

While others consider lowering return-to-play threshold for athletes with genetic heart disease, UConn is holding to its high standard

UConn Kinesiology Professor Explores Efficacy of Ride-On-Toy Navigation Training to Improve Motor Skills in Children with Cerebral Palsy

While ride-on-toys have been found to help improve movement, social skills, and participation for children who are non-ambulatory, how these tools may improve upper extremity mobility has not been studied

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Podcast: Meet the ‘Trauma Avengers’

Some creative characters are part of a UConn Health-led nationwide project to improve mental health services for teens and young adults.

UConn Health and JAX partner in Connecticut to Improve the Lives of those Impacted by Endometriosis

UConn Health and JAX are partners committed to improving the lives of those impacted by endometriosis.

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Population Health Team Exhibits Leadership at Multiple Levels

AVP Khadija Poitras-Rhea explains how her team demonstrates leadership, with the patients it serves and among its own members

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Podcast: Start School Sleep Schedule Soon!

Don't wait until the night before the first day of school to prioritize sleep, says UConn Health sleep disorders specialist

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Research Grant Targets Hao-Fountain Syndrome

Foundation for USP7 Related Diseases supports UConn Health structural biologist Irina Bezsonova's study of rare genetic disorder

The class of fifth graders from Commodore MacDonough STEM Academy in Middletown, Connecticut who excitedly built with UConn experts a "Corsi-Rosenthal" air purifier device to be tested by EPA scientists. It is decorated with rainbows and their school’s owl mascot.

UConn Road Trip to EPA Launches DIY Air Filter High-Tech Biochamber Testing

A letter from a Middletown fifth-grader to a UConn researcher started it all: Now, EPA scientists will test the power of the low-cost DIY 'Corsi-Rosenthal' box air purifier against infectious aerosols, like the virus that causes COVID-19. The device being tested on July 26 was made and decorated by the 9-year-old and her classmates

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Tackling the Aspartame Argument with a UConn Health Expert

Natalie Ranelli, registered dietitian in UConn Health’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, weighs in on synthetic sweetener’s safety

New Grant Evaluates Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island Initiative

UConn researchers are evaluating innovations Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island is implementing to determine their efficacy and provide data to support their expansion