Health & Wellness

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Tech-assisted Spine Surgery Likened to ‘X-Ray Vision’

UConn Health’s leadership in minimally invasive spine surgery continues with Connecticut’s first ‘augmented reality’ procedure.

A Small Spot of Skin Cancer Can have a Big Impact

It's skin cancer awareness month and Ken Jones was fortunate to find melanoma early and have it treated. Ken shared his story with us and Dr. Hao Feng tells us how much sunscreen we really need and how often you should see a dermatologist for a skin check.

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UConn Health Joins Short List of ‘Centers of Excellence’

Maternity, knee replacement, lumbar spine fusion and lumbar laminectomy earn elite distinction within the state employee and retiree health plan.

Jenna Bartley, a UConn researcher on aging and health, stands in a hallway at UConn Health, wearing a white lab coat.

Science in Seconds: Healthy Aging

Getting a broad picture of how aging affects the whole body, and how older adults can be healthier for longer

BE FAST – When it Comes to a Stroke

Know the warning signs and symptoms of stroke so that you can act fast if you or someone you know might be having a stroke. The chances of survival are greater when emergency treatment begins quickly.

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The Dietary Supplement You’re Taking Could be Tainted with Prescription Medications and Dangerous Hidden Ingredients, According to a New Study

Many over-the-counter products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients

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Nursing Students Awarded Prestigious F31 Grants from the National Institutes of Health

Tingting Zhao and Bright Eze are researching the neurobehavioral impacts of pain in infants and chronic pain burdens for Black individuals

Sad depressed woman covers her eyes with her hands surrounded by people walking in crowded street. Panic attack in public place.

Psychological Tips Aren’t Enough – Policies Need to Address Structural Inequities so Everyone Can Flourish

In the era of pandemic malaise, who gets to flourish?

Changing the Channel on Stroke Treatment: Novel Technology Provides New Path to Prevent Neuronal Death

Lixia Yue’s team discovered that a specific peptide sequence can disrupt the interaction between an ion channel and receptors in our brain responsible for neuronal death during an ischemic stroke

Sharon Casavant

Nurse Researcher Receives $15,000 Grant from UConn InCHIP to Investigate Inherited Stress in Black Mothers and Preterm Infants

The two-year award will allow Sharon Casavant to examine perceived discrimination, neighborhood vulnerability, and stress among 35 mother-infant pairs