Health & Wellness

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‘The Pause’ Helps Providers Process Patient Loss

The UConn John Dempsey Hospital is embracing a practice of taking a brief moment for care team reflection following the death of a patient, to honor the patient’s life and acknowledge the efforts made to preserve it.

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Robotic Surgery’s ‘Big Difference’

Traditional surgery and less-invasive laparoscopic surgery still have limitations when it comes to access, visibility, and precision. Robot-assisted surgery can overcome those obstacles — and in many cases, eliminate them — as Dr. Eric Girard, a colorectal surgeon at UConn Health, explains.

To protect consumers, the FDA needs to strike a balance between quickly getting lifesaving drugs out to market and rigorously ensuring their safety.

The FDA’s Weak Drug Manufacturing Oversight is a Potentially Deadly Problem

The loss of tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses due to poor manufacturing oversight underscores the value of inspections

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Guidance to Treat Underdiagnosed Spine Problem Conceived at UConn Health

UConn surgeons and medical students establish a grading scale, named for Dr. Hilary Onyiuke, to help physicians manage Bertolotti syndrome, a frequently underrecognized debilitating spine condition.

Centers that do not participate in CACFP are less likely to serve healthier options, such as nonfat or low-fat dairy and whole grains, and less likely to serve fruits and vegetables with meals.

Federal Child Care Nutrition Program Helps Centers Provide Healthier Options to Children

Study shows childcare centers not participating in the program are less likely to meet state nutrition standards

Eating Under The Sea: UConn Researchers Find Health Benefits of Connecticut-Grown Sugar Kelp

A first-of-its-kind study finds nutrition benefits for locally-grown sugar kelp, an increasingly important crop for the state.

Botox Injections for Chronic Headaches

Read this Q & A article to learn more from UConn Health experts Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center; and Elaine Cournean, APRN, Director of the Supportive Care and Planning Clinic who is a Botox specialist.

A new drug has raised hopes for people with Alzheimer's disease, but the FDA has taken a major risk by approving it before comprehensive clinical trials have been conducted.

The FDA’s Big Gamble on a New Alzheimer’s Drug

No one knows yet if the new drug will demonstrate significant benefits for patients

Once-a-Day Pills for Sickle Cell Changing Young Woman’s Life

World Sickle Cell Disease Day is June 19. Learn how the advanced clinical care and research of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her New England Sickle Cell Institute at UConn Health are changing sickle cell patients' daily lives.

As fast-food companies increase their spending on advertising, they are disproportionately targeting young Black and Latino people, according to new research.

Rudd Center: New Study Finds Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Advertising, Disproportionately Targeting Black and Latino Youth

Industry spent $5 billion on advertising in 2019, and Black youth viewed 75% more ads than their white peers