Diabetes and Heart Disease Can Be Deadly Combination
The combination of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease can be deadly. New research from a global study led by a physician from UConn Health has found that patients with Type 2 diabetes admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure face a one in four chance of dying over the next 18 months. The researchers are now trying to discover other new insights from data taken during the study, and find patterns of proteins known as biomarkers in the blood that might provide early signals for elevated risk of a second cardiovascular event.
Welcome to Possible
patient stories – video + text
Melissa Dzierlatka was tired of feeling invisible. Weighing more than 365 pounds, people would rarely look her in the eye when they passed her on the street. Along with her mental health, Melissa’s physical health was suffering. When she was diagnosed as borderline diabetic, she knew things had to change. That’s when she went to see physician assistant Bradley Biskup with Calhoun Cardiology’s Lifestyle Medicine Program. He helped Melissa lose weight, improve her health, and feel like herself again.
Friday, August 26th, 2016
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
UConn HealthAcademic Building by Campus Police in Seminar Room EG013
Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or 800-733-2767, http://www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: uconnhc
Friday, August 26th, 2016
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Waterbury CampusMain Campus
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Connecticut invites adult learners aged 50+ from across the state to a free Open House at UConnâs Waterbury campus on Friday, August 26th, 2016. OLLI is a member-driven program that offers diverse learning experiences in a university setting. Whether you are retired, semi-retired, or still working, OLLI has something to offer all older adults with a thirst for creativity, learning, and skill refinement, regardless of educational background.
The OLLI Open House runs from 9:30am to 2:00pm, with refreshments throughout the day, music from the Survivors Swing Band, a keynote presentation from esteemed UConn Professor of Classics, Dr. Roger Travis, and an assortment of afternoon sampler sessions. Lunch discounts at downtown restaurants will be available.
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
UConn HealthHospital Lobby, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT
Tours are held on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. A representative will meet you in the hospital lobby and guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery. Children and grandparents are welcome to attend tours. Class size is limited to 7 families. This tour is free.
Monday, August 29th, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
UConn HealthOnyiuke Dining Room
The UConn Health Human Subjects Protection Office offers an educational session about the rights and responsibilities of participants in research projects on the last Monday of the month. Registration is required.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
UConn HealthOnyiuke Dining Room, Main Building
Patients, family members and caregivers (not limited to UConn Health patients) are invited to join others whose lives have been touched by bladder cancer. This support group, established in partnership with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, usually meets on the first Saturday of the month and is the only group of its kind in New England.