Health & Wellness

One-Dose Vaccine on its Way: New Tool May Arrest the Pandemic’s Progression

An Advisory Committee has just recommended the FDA grant emergency authorization use to a new, one-dose COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. Dr. Jeff Aeschlimann, Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Specialist at UConn Health and of the UConn School of Pharmacy, shares more about the third COVID-19 vaccine to be recommended for FDA-authorized emergency use, how it works differently than the other vaccines, and what new hope the single shot may bring with it.

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Air Filters Can Scrub Out Air Pollutants Near Highways, Reduce Blood Pressure

Even relatively small reductions in blood pressure can affect the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Juliette Shellman, associate professor of nursing, speaks with seniors at the North End Senior Center in Hartford. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

School of Nursing Offers New Graduate Certificate in Life Story Practice and Research

The 12-credit program will welcome its first cohort this summer and is designed for social workers, nurses, clinical psychologists, artists, writers, musicians, and personal and family historians.

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Q&A: Supporting Your Child’s Well-Being During the Pandemic

'Don't sink the boat,' the importance of routine, and other advice for a turbulent time

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Avoid the ‘Double Jeopardy’ of COVID-19 if You Have a Preexisting Condition Like Heart Disease

Find out why Dr. Bruce T. Liang, director of UConn Health’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, is advising older adults and those with preexisting conditions like heart disease to take strict precautions against COVID-19 and get vaccinated once eligible.

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Two Social Work Alums Hired to Head Up University Mental Health Efforts

New hires bring decades of experience to carry out UConn's mental health support plans.

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UConn Researcher Offers Lessons Learned from a Pre-Pandemic Study of Telemedicine Use

Looking beyond the numbers to better understand a complex health care question.

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Statistically, Not Enough People Take Statins

Too many people are taking aspirin for heart health when it may not be effective for them.

Safely Striking Out Stroke by Innovatively Unclogging Carotid Arteries

February is American Heart Month but managing your overall cardiovascular health includes stroke prevention too. Learn about how one stroke survivor beat the odds and is now preventing a future stroke with UConn Health's innovative help.

What Is Food Insecurity?

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened an already significant problem.