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New High-Tech Tool to Help Health Center Researchers Make New Discoveries

The 12-panel computer display allows scientists to see large images at high resolution.

New Bladder Cancer Support Group to Meet Saturday

Recognizing that bladder cancer can be a lonely journey for patients and families, the UConn Health Center is organizing a bladder cancer support group. The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center invites patients, family members and caregivers to attend what will be a series of regular meetings starting Saturday, February 26, at 3 p.m. […]

Medical Student Recounts Experience as AMSA Health Justice Fellow

Like a fine wine, the journey of becoming a physician should be savored. That was my view when, during my third year of medical school, I decided to try something unconventional—risky, even. Leaving UConn for Washington, D.C., I would spend a year exploring. Serving as the health justice fellow of the American Medical Student Association […]

New High-Tech Tool Helps Health Center Researchers Make New Discoveries

UConn scientists now have at their disposal a new high-tech tool that could change the way they do their research. The Health Center’s Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) has acquired through a federal grant a 12 panel tile display wall with 50 million pixels which allows researchers to see images like […]

Introducing Health eChat

For busy individuals, audio technology is priceless. The amount of time people spend commuting, shopping or doing housework would be unbearably painful without the ability to listen to music, the news, or an audio book. The UConn Health Center is trying to make it more convenient for people to learn how to stay healthy by […]

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. […]