Health & Wellness

Dr. Zachary Maass on the football sideline

Woodstock Academy Enlists UConn Sports Medicine Expertise

Athletes have access to sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and other kinesiology specialists

First Residency Program in Connecticut for Rehabilitation Physicians Announced 

A joint partnership with University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford Hospital, Gaylord Hospital, and UConn Health

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Podcast: COVID and Older Adults‘ Resiliency

UConn Health's psychiatry chair and a medical student who's studying how older adults are handling the pandemic with him share their observations, which may surprise you.

Cancer Doesn’t Stop for COVID

Cancer doesn’t wait for COVID and delaying care can cause a higher risk to patients

A Message from Interim President Dr. Agwunobi on Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Hear from campus leaders on some of the changes coming to our mental health services this year

An older woman shields her face with her hands, shrouded in darkness, symbolizing depression. Research shows that ECT given to older adults as psychiatric inpatients is effective at preventing them from dying by suicide in the first months after release from the hospital.

Not (Just) a Shock: ECT Reduces Suicides in Depressed Elders

Electroconvulsive therapy has been shown to effectively treat life-threatening major depression

Student using treadmills at the Rec Center on September 21, 2020.

Face Masks Do Not Increase Body Temperature During Exercise in the Heat, According to New UConn Study

This study is the first to show that masks cause no additional stress heat-related stress during exercise

Dr. Joel Ferreria with his finisher medal at the iron man finish line

UConn Hand Surgeon Now Has Triathlete’s Take

Dr. Joel Ferreira’s training for and recent completion of an Ironman challenge provides added context when treating hand and wrist ailments common in cyclists.

Labor Day Report: Occupational Illnesses Remained level in 2019 Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic

Occupational illnesses remained essentially even in 2019 based on workers’ compensation reports, but it is anticipated that COVID-19 reports will increase infectious disease reports starting with next year’s report (2020 data).

American Heart Association Recognizes UConn John Dempsey Hospital with Gold-Level Honors

The American Heart Association (AHA) has once again recognized UConn John Dempsey Hospital for its excellence in heart attack and stroke care with gold-level honors.