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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 […]

State Grants Pay Off With Key Yale, UConn Stem Cell Finding

A key gene in the development of stem cells has been shown to enhance their growth and survival too.

Ongoing Study Compares Treatments for PTSD – Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Needed

A unique research study comparing two treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is ongoing and continuing to seek men who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to participate in the study. Julian Ford, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, says,“We know that PTSD interferes with all important walks of life for returning military personnel, particularly […]

Gift Honors Father’s Love for UConn, Dentistry

From the January 2011 issue of Our Moment, the UConn Foundation’s e-newsletter. Alumnus Instructor Memorializes Father with Dental Fellowship Robert Kravecs, Sr. loved many things, especially his family, the dental profession and the University Connecticut. Following his death, Kravecs’s son, Robert Kravecs, Jr., D.M.D., ’77 ’81, decided to use part of his inheritance to memorialize […]