Health & Wellness
Robotic Surgery’s ‘Big Difference’
Traditional surgery and less-invasive laparoscopic surgery still have limitations when it comes to access, visibility, and precision. Robot-assisted surgery can overcome those obstacles — and in many cases, eliminate them — as Dr. Eric Girard, a colorectal surgeon at UConn Health, explains.
The FDA’s Weak Drug Manufacturing Oversight is a Potentially Deadly Problem
The loss of tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses due to poor manufacturing oversight underscores the value of inspections
Guidance to Treat Underdiagnosed Spine Problem Conceived at UConn Health
UConn surgeons and medical students establish a grading scale, named for Dr. Hilary Onyiuke, to help physicians manage Bertolotti syndrome, a frequently underrecognized debilitating spine condition.
Federal Child Care Nutrition Program Helps Centers Provide Healthier Options to Children
Study shows childcare centers not participating in the program are less likely to meet state nutrition standards
Eating Under The Sea: UConn Researchers Find Health Benefits of Connecticut-Grown Sugar Kelp
A first-of-its-kind study finds nutrition benefits for locally-grown sugar kelp, an increasingly important crop for the state.
Botox Injections for Chronic Headaches
Read this Q & A article to learn more from UConn Health experts Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center; and Elaine Cournean, APRN, Director of the Supportive Care and Planning Clinic who is a Botox specialist.
Once-a-Day Pills for Sickle Cell Changing Young Woman’s Life
World Sickle Cell Disease Day is June 19. Learn how the advanced clinical care and research of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her New England Sickle Cell Institute at UConn Health are changing sickle cell patients' daily lives.
Rudd Center: New Study Finds Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Advertising, Disproportionately Targeting Black and Latino Youth
Industry spent $5 billion on advertising in 2019, and Black youth viewed 75% more ads than their white peers