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How to Maintain your Cardiovascular Health to Prevent Both Heart Attack and Stroke

February is Heart Month. But did you know that maintaining your overall cardiovascular health prevents both heart attack and stroke? UConn Today sat down with Neurologist Dr. Gracia Mui, co-director of the Stroke Program at UConn Health, to learn just what we can do daily to lower both our overall heart disease and stroke risk factors.

Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Black Community Stressed by National Experts including Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

This week in The New York Times a national group of leading Black health experts including UConn Health's Dr. Cato T. Laurencin shined a light on the critical importance of the Black community receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.

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UConn Health Researchers Track COVID-19 Immunity

Antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 are universal in survivors of the illness, but their ability to counteract the virus varies significantly.

UConn Health Minute: Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. But as UConn Health cardiologist Supriya Tigadi explains, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented with education and action – which includes learning the risk factors and warning signs most prevalent for women.

State to the Rescue: Connecticut National Guard Delivers 1,000 Vaccines to UConn Health

Snow nor shortages of vaccines could stop the State of Connecticut and its National Guard from finding a way to come to the rescue of hundreds of UConn Health patients anxiously awaiting the rescheduling of their canceled COVID-19 vaccinations this week. On Tuesday, February 2 early morning the CT National Guard delivered nearly a thousand first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to UConn Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program.

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Dementia Rates Higher in Men with Common Genetic Disorder

New research has found that men who have a very common genetic disorder are more likely to develop dementia, compared to those without the faulty genes. The findings are reported in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease by a team of international researchers from UConn School of Medicine and University of Exeter in the UK.

S.O.S. to Women: Make Time to Care for Your Heart

February is Heart Month. Dr. Supriya Tigadi of Calhoun Cardiology Center is heightening awareness to all women that cardiovascular disease is their number one cause of death. She is sending the strong message that prevention of heart disease is critical and to start focusing on it at a young age. Read her top 8 women’s heart health tips.

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Podcast: Cranial Nerve and Brain Stem Disorders

The co-founders of UConn Health's Cranial Nerve and Brain Stem Disorder Program explain how they harnesses an elite combination of experts across multiple specialties to treat the most complicated conditions.

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Optimizing Nourishment in the NICU

The Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the UConn John Dempsey Hospital is offering a high-tech tool for moms to ensure their infants get the most out of breast milk and formula feeding.

Rethinking Care for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

Two UConn researchers will study how well state programs provide care for older adults living with dementia while remaining at home.