Women’s Health

New Specialty Helps Women Get Back Quality of Life

Women over the age of 45 or who have had children may undoubtedly know that feeling when the urge to “go” and “go now” comes on or the sudden leak that occurs with a sneeze or a jump in an aerobics class. Others may feel something bulging from the vagina when they are straining. 

Doctors Research to Find Answers to Endometriosis

Dr. Danielle Luciano joined the Connecticut Endometriosis Working Group, formed by state Rep. Jillian Gilchrest to bring awareness and push forward research for endometriosis. She will work in partnership with Jackson Lab's Elise Courtois, Ph.D., associate director of Single Cell Biology and an endometriosis researcher to gather and study tissue samples from endometriosis patients to learn how endometriosis tissue interacts with surrounding tissue.

Urgent Need for Milk Donors

Pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) can be lifesaving for preterm infants and currently the need is outweighing the supply.

Cervical Cancer is Preventable

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder that cervical cancer is preventable with regular screening tests and the HPV vaccine.

Brain surgery patient Paramita Dhar with her two children.

‘Racing against Time’: Woman’s Life, Vision, and Baby Saved by UConn Health

UConn Health doctors worked to save a pregnant woman from a fast-growing brain tumor while safely delivering her baby, who turns 1 this Thanksgiving

Young breast cancer survivor Jennifer Skitromo

Breast Cancer in Young Women: A Survivor’s Story

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jennifer Skitromo never thought that at age 34, and with no family history, that breast cancer was something she needed to be concerned about. Read her story of survival.

Breast Cancer Patient Shares Her Journey to Help Others

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is designated as a time is to support those who have been through and are going through, the difficult breast cancer journey. In addition, it has a goal of raising awareness of ways in which this deadly disease can be avoided and found earlier.

sonographer group portrait in front of ultrasound machine

Spotlight on Services: Medical Ultrasound

Sonographers at UConn Health describe their roles and how their work in diagnostic imaging fits in to the larger health care picture. October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month.

UConn Health Minute: High Risk Pregnancy

With a high-risk pregnancy, mom or baby might be at increased risk of health problems before, during or after delivery. As Dr. Richard Wagner explains, the maternal-fetal medicine physicians at UConn Health have undergone advanced training to offer the special monitoring and care that high risk pregnancies require.

Cancer Doesn’t Stop for COVID

Cancer doesn’t wait for COVID and delaying care can cause a higher risk to patients