Health & Wellness

UConn Researchers: First Meta-Analysis Shows Promise for Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness in Concussion Treatment Plans

November 30, 2020

UConn researchers have conducted the first-ever meta-analysis of the use of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based interventions for the effective treatment of chronic concussion symptom.

Mom-To-Be Extra Thankful After Worry-Free Heart Procedure at UConn Health

November 24, 2020

Mom-to-be Semeda Amegashie and her family are especially thankful this year, because of a minimally invasive heart procedure she had at UConn Health.

Research Proves Viability of Injection-free Microneedle Technology for Single-Administration of Vaccines

November 23, 2020

UConn researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a microneedle technology that could make widespread vaccination easier and more effective.

For Some Older Adults, a Pandemic of Loneliness

November 19, 2020

Dr. David C. Steffens, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UConn School of Medicine, offers insight and advice on older adults facing the prospect of a lonely, pandemic-marred holiday season.

UConn Researchers Leveraging CT Health Data to Develop Suicide Risk Algorithms

November 17, 2020

UConn researchers are using multiple health care data sources for a project that could help health care providers better identify when patients are at risk of attempting suicide.

Worms Reveal Why Melatonin Promotes Sleep

November 17, 2020

UConn Health researchers say unlocking the secrets of how worms sleep can help us better understand the science behind our own sleep patterns.

Concerns About Child’s Weight Increase Risk for Family Weight Teasing

November 9, 2020

Concerns over a child’s weight can lead to increased teasing by family members, according to a new study by UConn’s Rudd Center.

UConn Researcher Works to Address Racism’s Deadly Impact on Black Mothers and Babies

November 4, 2020

UConn researcher Haile Eshe Cole works not only to understand the health disparities Black women face, but to overcoming them.

UConn Researcher Identifies Genetic Elements Involved in Heart Development

November 3, 2020

A UConn Health scientist’s research into genetic factors in heart development offers insight into congenital heart defects.

Double Down: Election Anxiety on Top of Pandemic Stress

November 2, 2020

UConn Health psychologist Karen Steinberg talks about the double dose of stress confronting many Americans during this time, and what they can do about it.

Why the FDA is Warning Pregnant Women Not to Use Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

October 30, 2020

UConn’s C. Michael White discusses the ramifications of a recent FDA warning for pregnant women.