Health & Wellness

An illustration of hands pointing at a woman who is overweight. A new study examines the experience of weight stigma across six different countries.

Weight Stigma is a Burden Around the World – and Has Negative Consequences Everywhere

Contrary to public perceptions, weight stigma does not motivate people to lose weight; it worsens health and reduces quality of life

A doctor, a medical student, and a young patient together in an examination room. The UConn CLIC program has been connecting medical students with community providers for 25 years.

 Early Clinical Care is a Cornerstone of UConn Medical School Curriculum

Giving medical students early experience with patients in clinical settings

A hand wearing a blue medical glove.

Recent School of Nursing Graduate Awarded Patent After Leveraging Multiple Entrepreneurial Resources at UConn

ReduSeal, a technology developed by Ellen Quintana '21 (NUR), works with a standard box of disposable gloves to reduce waste and cut costs

woman drinking water during exercise

Marathon Training Is not a Sprint

A smart plan can go a long way when it comes to running a long way. Experts at the UConn Institute for Sports Medicine can help with training to both reduce injury risk and improve performance.

2021 Top Doctors Named by Connecticut Magazine

See which 43 UConn Health physicians have been named 2021 Top Doctors by Connecticut Magazine. Plus, read more about four UConn Health doctors and their additional unique talents beyond their daily practice of medicine.

People who engage in self-stigma and self-blame for their weight are more likely to avoid health care, obtain less frequent checkups, and perceive less respect from doctors, according to new research.

International Study of Weight Stigma Reveals Similar, Pervasive Experiences Across Six Countries

Findings also show negative implications of weight stigma for health care 

Brandy Compton, with her son Jermaine.

Life of Young Mom with Sickle Cell Disease Improved by New Drug

Patients at UConn Health's New England Sickle Cell Institute have a range of advanced health management options available to them

Four students doing exercises

A Clinic Without Walls

Students help uninsured members of the local community with pro bono health and wellness services

Dr. Andrew Chen with a patient in an exam room

Establishing Guidelines for Surgery After Skin Cancer

Physicians now have evidence-based recommendations for when skin cancer leaves a patient in need of reconstructive surgery. UConn Health’s chief of plastic surgery, Dr. Andrew Chen, led a national brain trust to come up with them.

Connecticut's medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid addiction have impressive retention rates, according to a new study, although more research is needed on related questions.

UConn Study: Connecticut’s Medication-assisted Opioid Treatment Programs Retain Patients at Higher Rates

New strategies are needed to help boost retention rates among younger people