Health & Wellness

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Face to Face: The Shift to Telepsychiatry

At first hesitant to go virtual as the pandemic set in, UConn Health psychiatrists quickly realized screens enabled them to make vital connections and increase access to care

Children 12-15 Years Old Can Now Get the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Th FDA has just expanded the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years of age. Learn more about what parents really need to know when it comes to the vaccine from UConn School of Medicine pediatrician Jody Terranova, DO.

Turmeric Component May Help Improve Cholesterol, Lessen Statin Side Effects

Researcher Oh Sung Kwon is investigating if a central component in turmeric could improve cholesterol and reduce common side effects for cholesterol medicine

A child in a fast food restaurant. Voluntary policies at fast food restaurants have not increased the likelihood that parents will purchase healthier meals for children, according to new research.

Study: Fast Food Restaurants’ Voluntary Healthy Meal Options for Children Unlikely to Result in More Nutritious Food Purchases for Kids

The research assessed purchases of healthier kids’ meals before and after policies were introduced at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and Subway

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UConn School of Nursing Working to Fill the Need for Skilled Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care

Meeting the growing needs of people suffering from dementia - and their families

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A Plan for Parkinson’s Patients

UConn Health’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center now offers supportive care and planning services, enabling an early start on the long-term prognosis for patients as well as their family members and caregivers.

UConn Health Researchers Receive a $3.1 Million Dollar Grant to Study Pandemic-Related Stress in Families with Infants

Damion Grasso and Margaret Briggs-Gowan developed a tool to measure pandemic-related stress. They are now applying it in a study focused on families who gave birth and are now raising infants during the pandemic

As many schools resume in-person instruction, simple steps can help improve the well-being of students.

Bringing ‘Behavioral Vaccines’ to School: 5 Ways Educators Can Support Student Well-Being

Simple steps that educators and parents can take to help support child well-being throughout the day

Meet the Researcher: Jayesh Kamath, School of Medicine

Jayesh Kamath is bringing psychiatry into the mobile tech era by using mHealth technologies to support patients with depression

Parents of young children are confused by the labeling on sweetened fruit and juice drinks marketed to youngsters, according to new research

Parents Confused about Healthier Drinks for Kids Not Helped by Labeling of Fruit Drinks, Flavored Water and Unsweetened Juice

Clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages are needed to address widespread misperceptions about ingredients in popular children’s drinks