Neurology

Medical Student Studies Brain Network Changes in Epilepsy

For people with epilepsy, a seizure can occur without warning, causing sudden loss of consciousness and a dangerous convulsion. Medications can prevent seizures for some patients, but more than a third of patients continue to have attacks despite using appropriate seizure medications. Researchers in the UConn Department of Neurology have begun to investigate how brain networks differ between people who have epilepsy and those who don’t.

U.S. News & World Report Names UConn a High Performer in Heart Attack and Stroke Care

UConn John Dempsey Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings.

The class of fifth graders from Commodore MacDonough STEM Academy in Middletown, Connecticut who excitedly built with UConn experts a "Corsi-Rosenthal" air purifier device to be tested by EPA scientists. It is decorated with rainbows and their school’s owl mascot.

UConn Road Trip to EPA Launches DIY Air Filter High-Tech Biochamber Testing

A letter from a Middletown fifth-grader to a UConn researcher started it all: Now, EPA scientists will test the power of the low-cost DIY 'Corsi-Rosenthal' box air purifier against infectious aerosols, like the virus that causes COVID-19. The device being tested on July 26 was made and decorated by the 9-year-old and her classmates

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UConn Health Patient Starts ‘Parkie Pong’ in Her Community

Ping pong shown to benefit motor function; social work, as a component of Parkinson’s disease care, emphasizes importance of socialization and community resources

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Podcast: Managing Movement Disorders Like Parkinson’s Disease

Early diagnosis and intervention plus supportive care and planning can significantly improve quality of life for those with Parkinson's disease and their families

UConn Gifts Clean Air: 150 DIY Indoor Air Filters Distributed to Connecticut Community for Protection from Wildfire Air Particles

You can learn online from UConn how to build your own DIY air purifier device with just $60 worth of hardware store supplies and 30 minutes of your time.

Carechex 2023 Awards

UConn John Dempsey Hospital Recognized for Medical Excellence with National CareChex® Awards

Five national 2023 CareChex® Awards honor UConn's medical excellence in coronary bypass surgery and neurological care.

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Dr. Neha Prakash Named ‘Outstanding Young Physician’

Connecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin recognizes neurologist who established UConn Health’s normal pressure hydrocephalus clinic

Adeline Martinez is not Letting Multiple Sclerosis Define Her

Adeline Martinez was diagnosed at 30 years old with MS. She comes to work at UConn Health's Nephrology Department even when she may not be feeling well, because she knows that there are patients here that need her and they in turn give her strength.

UConn Health Holding First Interactive Patient Symposium During Parkinson’s Awareness Month

The Movement Disorders Center at UConn Health is hosting the first Interactive Patient Symposium for all patients and caregivers focusing on the importance of wellness in the lives of patients and their caregivers.