Health & Wellness

Lack of ready access to mental health services is particularly reported among young people, researchers found (Adobe Stock).

Suicide Attempts On the Rise, But Help is Hard to Get

Only 40% of people who need mental health services report being able to access them

Dr. Rebecca Riba-Wolman, Amber Barry, RN and Stephanie Ruggiero, RN monitor the infusion for the GSD 1a phase 3 trial participant (UConn Health Photo).

Ground-Breaking Clinical Trial Participant First in the World to Receive Phase III Infusion for GSD Type Ia

'“This is very exciting. It’s a culmination of over 20 years of research'

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UConn Health: 100,000 COVID Shots and Counting

UConn Health reaches milestone in the ongoing public health effort to minimize COVID-19 infection and illness

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Stroke and the Need to BE FAST

The UConn Health Stroke Center continues to earn accolades for its effectiveness in treating stroke and promoting recovery with minimal disability. Two of the nurses behind the program's success explain in the latest podcast.

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Healthy Holiday Choices

With another holiday season upon us, two UConn Health experts offer guidance on how to have less to undo when it's time for new year’s resolutions.

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Two School of Nursing Faculty Appointed to Interim Associate Dean Positions

Annette Jakubisin Konicki and Annette T. Maruca will oversee the School’s graduate and undergraduate studies, respectively

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UConn MS Care Earns Elite National Designation

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recognizes the UConn Health Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care.

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Nurse Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Help Women Manage Breastfeeding Pain

School of Nursing faculty member Ruth Lucas says most women who stop breastfeeding do so within three weeks after giving birth, and 30% stop due to breast and nipple pain

A new study examines the unanticipated reduction in suicide risk among parentally bereaved youth when their surviving parent or caregiver participates in an evidence-based program intended to provide general grief support.

UConn Study: Improved Parenting Reduced Youth Suicide Risk by Combating Negative Self-Views in Bereaved Children

'We call this an upstream suicide prevention – by focusing on parenting and children’s coping upstream, early in their development, then later in their life the suicide risk is reduced'

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Study: USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program Underused By Connecticut Child Care Centers

Low program awareness and burdensome paperwork cited as common reasons for lack of participation, which costs the state millions in foregone federal fund