Health & Wellness

Khadija Poitras-Rhea and Wendy Martinson side-by-side portraits

UConn Health Starting Patient Lunch-and-Learn Series

Free monthly Virtual Community Education webinar debuts Feb. 15 with patient portal guidance

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Exercise Class for People with Parkinson’s Disease Celebrates 10 Years

Since 2012, UConn and UConn Health physical therapists have hosted a weekly class to help people with Parkinson’s disease improve quality of life through movement

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Podcast: Addressing Alcohol Addiction

An international collaboration of addiction researchers led by UConn School of Medicine Professor Emeritus Thomas Babor is out with updated findings on the social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence alcoholism

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Q&A: Dr. Pramod Srivastava Explains the Hunt for a Breast Cancer Vaccine

The UConn Health team says they're about two years away from starting a clinical trial for triple negative breast cancer vaccines

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Managing Diabetes for 2

UConn Health’s Diabetes Education Program helps women control their blood sugars before, during, and after pregnancy to reduce complications for both mom and baby

Kirk Valencis and his wife Dawn

Home for the Holidays: Massive Heart Attack Survivor Makes Miraculous Recovery at UConn Health

Thanks to a miracle on Farmington Avenue at UConn Health, Kirk Valencis will be spending Christmas with his family in Bristol

Dr. Maritza Perez with laser machine in dermatology exam room

A Gift of Lasers

UConn Health dermatologist donates high-tech machines to the practice, broadening treatment and training options

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UConn’s Professor Cato T. Laurencin Co-Leads Historic Report on the Future of Engineering and Biology

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin co-lead a project investigating how the convergence of engineering and biology can help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humankind.

A teenage girl faces her mother, deep in an intense conversation.

For Adolescents, Word Choice Matters When Talking About Body Weight

'Body weight is a sensitive topic for many youth, and the way that parents talk about it can have an emotional impact'

Second-year students Audrey Larson and Angel Velasquez, and third-year student Charlotte Chen competed as a team in the annual UConn Student Health and Wellness Innovate Wellness Challenge,

UConn Students Design AI Bot to be Integrated Within SHaW

Students at the University of Connecticut collaborate to drive innovations that enhance student wellbeing