Health & Wellness

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Helping Schools Put ‘Whole Child’ into Policy and Practice

The UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health launches “WSCC blueprints” to help schools implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.

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Risk of Suicide Rising Among Black and Hispanic Americans

Lack of access to mental health support could be among the factors responsible for the increases

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What You Need to Know About Your Next COVID Booster

The new COVID-19 vaccines recently authorized for use as boosters generate an immune response not only to the original strain, but also two omicron subvariants. UConn Health’s Dr. David Banach explains

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Labor Day Report: Connecticut Occupational Illnesses Dominated by COVID-19

In 2020, workers' compensation cases stemming from illness doubled as a result of the pandemic

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Podcast: Back to School, 2022

UConn Health’s Dr. Erica Waddington offers tips and observations based on her experience as a family medicine physician who sees both students and parents, often from the same household.

Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Collaboration

UConn Health is working with Community Mental Health Affiliates to carry out a recently launched intervention program that focuses on vulnerable populations by removing barriers to treatment and resources.

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Statins Provide Protective Immune Benefits for Females, Nutritional Scientist Finds

Statins, commonly prescribed lipid-lowering drugs, provide a protective immune function in females according to new UConn research

COVID-Stroke Link Goes Back to 2020 UConn Health Biopsy

It is widely accepted that COVID-19 can increase the risk of stroke, even in those who otherwise normally would not be in a higher-risk group. One of the first pieces of scientific evidence of that association comes from a UConn Health case, explained in the journal "Operative Neurosurgery."

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Rudd Center: Campaign in Maryland Led to 30% Drop in Soda Sales; Sales of Other Sugary Drinks Also Fell

'One of the most sustained and comprehensive community led efforts to decrease sugary drink consumption in the country'

UConn Researcher Explores Power-Based Exercises for Improving Knee Pain

Through a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense, Neal Glaviano will investigate if incorporating power-based exercises into treatment will provide better long-term outcomes for people with patellofemoral pain