Health & Wellness

Love and Vaccinations for 75+ in Farmington

January 15, 2021

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.

Food Pantries Use Nutrition Information to Increase Healthy Food Orders

January 7, 2021

Food pantries are more likely to order healthier food when nutrition information is easily accessible, according to a new study by UConn’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

Discovering What Makes This Toxin Even Worse Than Diarrhea

January 6, 2021

UConn Health researchers have gained new insight into a particularly nasty strain of E. coli bacteria, which might lead to more effective treatments for this potentially deadly ailment.

COVID Stroke Survivor Says Knowing Symptoms Can Save Your Life

December 23, 2020

Eight days after a COVID-19 diagnosis, Dr. Donald Higgins started experiencing double vision. What he did next may have saved his life.

UConn Health Workers ‘Feeling Great’ a Week After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

December 22, 2020

A week after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, UConn Health workers say they’re feeling well and excited to see the vaccine roll out across the state.

UConn Health’s Dr. David Banach Explains the COVID-19 Vaccine

December 16, 2020

UConn Health’s Dr. David Banach talks about the COVID-19 vaccine – what it does, what to expect when getting it, and what might come next.

Dental School During a Pandemic: UConn Students Reflect on Challenging Year

December 15, 2020

Although the pandemic has changed the way students at the UConn School of Medicine do their work, it hasn’t changed the fundamentals of patient care and learning at the heart of dental education.

UConn Researcher Testing How to Persuade People to Take a COVID-19 Vaccine

December 14, 2020

UConn’s Natalie Shook is researching what could be one of the most crucial public health questions in years – how to convince people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

UConn Health Experts Serve on Governor’s Vaccine Advisory Group

December 11, 2020

As Connecticut readies for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, UConn experts are providing key assistance to state decision-makers.

Health Care Innovation Students Tackle Workplace Inefficiencies Brought to Light by COVID-19

December 10, 2020

UConn’s Healthcare Innovation Online Graduate Certificate program is helping professionals tackle inefficiencies in their fields uncovered by the pandemic.

UConn’s Unique COVID Testing Strategies Garnering Praise, Serving as Model for Others

December 9, 2020

Over the fall semester, UConn has administered or tracked more than 42,000 COVID-19 individual and surveillance tests among its student body, helping it successfully complete the semester’s in-person portion.