Health & Wellness

Barriers in Food Access Contribute to Inequitable Risks of Obesity and Food Insecurity Among Food Pantry Clients

October 21, 2020

Food pantry clients face higher rates of both food insecurity and obesity, according to a new study.

Countering Concussion Complacency

October 21, 2020

A UConn neurologist and sports medicine expert weighs in on a published study showing no link between tackle football at an early age and more concussion complications in college.

White House’s Dr. Deborah Birx Praises Efforts of UConn

October 9, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx paid a visit to UConn Hartford recently, praising the University’s efforts in combating the spread of COVID-19.

Q&A: Schooling, Caregiving, and Emotional Support during COVID

October 7, 2020

UConn education expert Sandra Chafouleas discusses the challenges COVID-19 poses to students, parents, and caregivers as the school year takes shape.

UConn Graduates Leading Medical Marijuana Dispensary

October 5, 2020

Eric Halpern ’12 (PHARM) and Rick Carbray ’75 (PHARM) both grew up in the traditional world of small, community pharmacies. Now, they’re back in that type of business, but in a new and non-traditional way.

UConn Health Researcher Receives Patent for Cancer-fighting Antibody

October 5, 2020

A UConn Health researcher has been awarded a patent stemming from research into cancer-fighting antibodies.

Job Security, Finances Strongly Related to Increased Anxiety During Pandemic, Researchers Find

September 24, 2020

An ongoing study by UConn School of Nursing Researchers finds that pandemic-related economic anxiety is high even among those who still have jobs.

UConn Health is First ‘HEARTSafe Campus’ Medical Center in Connecticut

September 24, 2020

UConn Health has been designated the first ‘HEARTSafe’ medical center campus in the state, thanks to an extended effort to make life-saving medical equipment readily available throughout the campus.

New Report Shows Impact of Connecticut Overdose Tracking Program Fighting Opioid Epidemic

September 23, 2020

A statewide tracking system to measure the extent of the opioid crisis in Connecticut is already yielding benefits in its first year of operation.

After Developing CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases, UConn Researchers Validate Clinical Feasibility for COVID-19 Testing at Point of Care

September 18, 2020

A simple, low-cost method of detecting infectious disease is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology used by clinicians.

Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress and Binge Eating During COVID-19

September 10, 2020

Young adults who have experienced weight stigma have more distress and maladaptive eating behaviors during the pandemic, regardless of their body size, researchers at UConn’s Rudd Center have found.