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‘The Pause’ Helps Providers Process Patient Loss

The UConn John Dempsey Hospital is embracing a practice of taking a brief moment for care team reflection following the death of a patient, to honor the patient’s life and acknowledge the efforts made to preserve it.

UConn Health Minute: Diagnosing Dysautonomia

Your autonomic nervous system controls your heart rate, blood pressure, digestion so when there is a problem – called dysautonomia – it can wreak havoc in your life. As neurologist Matthew Imperioli explains, UConn Health is unique because it has an autonomic reflex lab that tests specifically for dysautonomia. The painless, non-invasive tests help lead […]

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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.

Teaming Up to Treat His Tumor

Garrett Johnson can’t say enough about the UConn Health team who successfully treated his potentially life-threatening brain tumor. From the primary care physician who first suspected something was wrong to the surgeons who removed it, Johnson says he received excellent care and won’t go anywhere else for his medical needs.

Local and National Awards for UConn Health Faculty and Staff

This summer UConn Health dental and orthopedic faculty and staff have been applauded on the local and national stage for their accomplishments.

NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Games Can Relieve Late-Life Depression

UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health scientists led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto who have received a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Podcast: Play Without Pain, Perform at Peak

The co-directors of the UConn Institute for Sports Medicine explain what they and their colleagues can do for athletes to prevent/reduce injury risk, treat injuries and help them recover, and even use innovative ways to analyze movement to enhance performance.

Profile: Dr. Srimathi Manickaratnam

Dr. Srimathi Manickaratnam, a nephrologist at UConn Health, enjoys cooking with fresh, non-processed ingredients and passes along that enthusiasm to her patients. She says because the kidneys work very hard, removing toxins from our body, healthy eating is one of the best medicines she can prescribe.

Advanced Treatment for DVT

An advanced procedure to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is helping simplify and shorten a patient’s recovery time over traditional treatments. DVT occurs when blood clots form in your body and can be potentially life-threatening if those clots break loose and travel to your lung. But UConn Health vascular surgeon Mina Boutrous says mechanical thrombectomy […]

UConn Health Minute: Don’t Put Your Health on Hold

During the COVID pandemic, it’s estimated that nearly half of Americans skipped or delayed medical appointments. There are many reasons patients delay their medical care but as UConn Health primary care physician Setareh Alipour tells us, whatever the cause – putting your health on hold can have serious consequences.