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Dental School Opens Lab, Honors Emeritus Professor

More than 80 donors, faculty and staff gathered recently to celebrate the dedication of the new Joseph E. Grasso Dental Simulation Lab at the UConn Health Center. The $1.4 million, state-of-the-art facility will enhance preclinical training for first-, second- and third-year dental students. The existing laboratory space was renovated with funding from UConn 2000, the […]

Kick Up Your Heels Campaign Raises Awareness About Heart Disease

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Can C-sections Influence Evolution?

A UConn Health Center obstetrician-gynecologist suggests there are human evolutionary implications to the advent of cesarean section as a reasonably safe delivery method and the subsequent rise in the rate of C-section births. Specifically, Dr. Joseph Walsh believes the rise in C-sections may be both a cause and effect of the trend toward higher birthweight […]

Heart Failure Symposium: Care Across the Continuum

The Heart Failure Symposium Care Across the Continuum held at the Health Center Wednesday attracted nearly 250 participants from hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout the state. The purpose of the symposium was to examine a patient’s journey along the entire care continuum starting from when the patient is admitted to the hospital […]

Cardiologist Discusses Heart Rhythm Irregularities

Heart arrhythmias can come in different forms and be signs of problems ranging from a nuisance one can live with to a cardiac emergency. Dr. Christopher Pickett, co-director of the Heart Rhythm Program at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, says an arrhythmia can affect people of almost any age, often without regard to genetics. […]

February Heart Month – Raising Awareness About Women’s Heart Health

This story first appeared in the September 2010 issue of House Call. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Affecting over 42 million women, nearly one in three will die of a heart related problem. But despite its prevalence, the problem is vastly underscored and still largely misunderstood. […]

A Retrospective of Alan Tompkins Work Is on Exhibit in LeWitt Gallery

Exhibit: Retrospective by Alan Tompkins and The Way I See It by Carol T. Moore Where: Celeste LeWitt Gallery, Food Court, UConn Health Center When: Now through May 18, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. About the artists: A prolific artist, Alan Tompkins continued to paint into his 100th year and strongly desired one thing: […]

Incoming President Susan Herbst Visits the Health Center

Susan Herbst, Ph.D., the incoming president of the University of Connecticut, took time to meet with leaders from the Health Center this week during a brief visit to Connecticut. Herbst is currently the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia, and will officially assume her new responsibilities at UConn […]

Hypertension Expert Publishes First Human Study of New Blood Pressure Drug

Research led by Dr. William White, professor of medicine and chief of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center Division of Hypertension and Clinical Pharamcology, finds the investigational drug azilsartan medoxomil to be more effective than other drugs in its class often used to treat high blood pressure. The study was the first Phase 3, […]

Advanced Technology for Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients

An advanced cancer treatment is now available to UConn Health Center patients, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists and longtime university supporters Carole and Ray Neag. High-dose rate brachytherapy temporarily delivers a high radiation source, or radioactive seed, to a tumor site. The speed and precision of this robotic therapy enables treatment on an outpatient […]