Health & Wellness

‘Mighty Mice’ Stay Mighty in Space

September 8, 2020

An experiment by UConn Health researchers with some ‘mighty mice’ who spent 33 days in space last year bodes well for the health of astronauts.

Meet the Researcher: Tannin Schmidt, Biomedical Engineering

September 8, 2020

UConn researcher Tannin Schmidt is constantly pursuing discoveries that could lead to new opportunities.

A Spillover Effect: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Healthier Dietary Choices

September 8, 2020

One unanticipated benefit of Medicaid has been the shift from sugary beverages to water and other healthy options, according to UConn research.

UConn Health Helps Paramedic Trainees Get Back on Track

September 3, 2020

True to its educational mission, UConn Health opened the John Dempsey Hospital ED to a class of paramedics in training who found themselves without a place for their clinical rotations when the pandemic struck.

UConn Health Report: Occupational Illnesses Impact 25,000 Connecticut Workers, COVID-19 Shows Importance of Prevention

September 2, 2020

A UConn Health report on occupational-related ailments in Connecticut arrives just as the COVID-19 pandemic is putting worker health in a more urgent light.

How Tadpoles Provide Insight Into Pandemics

September 1, 2020

Research by UConn’s Tracy Rittenhouse offers lessons on how environmental factors affect the spread of infectious disease.

UConn Health, CaroGen Collaborate on Promising Technology for Colorectal Cancer Treatment

August 31, 2020

UConn Health researchers, along with industry partners, have developed a promising potential candidate for treating colorectal cancer.

UConn Extension’s Velazquez Answers Nutrition Questions on Radio Amor

August 28, 2020

UConn Extension educator Zoraida Velazquez has become a popular Bridgeport-area radio personality thanks to her weekly call-in show on food and nutrition.

Study: COVID-19 Messaging Less Effective When Tied to Trump

August 27, 2020

A study by UConn’s InCHIP finds that messaging related to the COVID-19 pandemic is less effective when linked to President Donald Trump.

UConn Faculty Receive Federal Funding to Develop Self-Administered Microneedle COVID-19 Vaccine Technology

August 26, 2020

UConn researchers have developed a single-use microneedle technology they hope will help keep patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UConn’s KSI Launches innovATe Program to Aid High School Athletes

August 26, 2020

UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute is launching a new program to bring the medical care provided by athletic trainers to more secondary school athletes.