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Drs. Katherine Fleming and Michaela Matos

Dental Care for Kids

Dr. Katherine Fleming from the UConn School of Dental Medicine’s Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Michaela Matos, a UConn pediatric dental resident, join for Children’s Oral Health Month. They explain what is (and isn’t) a dental emergency, discuss the importance of establishing a dental home for your child, and offer tips for parents to…

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Thomas Babor headshot 2009

Addressing Alcohol Addiction

One of the founding fathers of the Alcohol Research Center at UConn Health — the longest-running NIH-funded center of its kind — is part of an international collaboration of addiction researchers out with updated findings on the social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence alcoholism and harmful drinking. UConn School of Medicine Professor Emeritus Thomas…

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Urban Service track and CT AHEC logos

Breaking Down Health Barriers With Urban Service

The Urban Service Track incorporates prevention and primary care in underserved communities into the training of future prepares health professionals. It’s a program of the Connecticut Area Health Education Center, housed at UConn Health. This summer, Urban Service Track students worked with the Hartford Department of Health and Human Services to go door-to-door in city…

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Dr. Rocio Chang and Dr. Julian Ford portraits


Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with military combat and experiencing a traumatic situation, such as the Sandy Hook school shooting. A few weeks ahead of the 10-year anniversary of that tragedy, we discuss PTSD with UConn Health clinical psychologists Julian Ford and Rocio Chang. They explain what PTSD is and isn’t, differentiate between PTSD…

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Dr. Bruce Gould portrait

Serving the Underserved; Primary Care Outlook

The American health care system is facing a shortage of primary care physicians. Preparing the next generation of providers is one of the missions of UConn Health, where the training includes hands-on experience delivering care to historically underserved populations. Dr. Bruce Gould, UConn School of Medicine professor emeritus, founding associate dean for primary care, and…

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Dr. Erica Waddington portrait (white coat)

Back to School ’22

It’s likely the closest we’ve come to a “normal” back-to-school since 2019. So we checked back in with Dr. Erica Waddington, this time at her office in UConn Health’s family medicine practice in Canton, to find out what she’s telling families — both the students and the parents who worry about them — to help…

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Dr. Isaac Moss portrait

What if Your Surgeon Had X-Ray Vision?

Spine surgeons at UConn Health are using augmented reality technology that provides a 3D rendering of the anatomy, essentially enabling “see-through” surgery. UConn Health is the first in central Connecticut with this suite of tools, which as of July 2022 is the world’s largest. Dr. Isaac Moss, UConn Health’s orthopedic surgery chair and co-director of…

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3 cyclists on the shore

Cycling Coast to Coast to Help Kids

The UConn Health tradition of students spending their last free summer bicycling cross-country to raise money for a charitable cause continues for a 17th year. Rising second-year dental student Brian Legato and medical students Julia Neri and Dustin Moore make up the 2022 Coast to Coast for a Cause team. Hear what they had to…

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Dr. Shontreal Cooper portrait white coat

Pandemic Challenges to Women’s Health

For some women, maintaining their own health can have its challenges, whether everyday things like putting family and career ahead of their own needs, or potential barriers to care related to socio-economic status. What kind of a multiplier effect has the pandemic had on those factors? Dr. Shontreal Cooper, a maternal-fetal medicine physician in UConn…

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Portrait collage Dr. Bruce Liang and Dr. Steven Lepowsky

Supplying CT’s Health Care Workforce

The No. 1 source of physicians and dentists who practice in Connecticut is UConn Health, whose schools have been graduating physicians, dentists, biomedical researchers, and masters of public health for five decades. This month we hear from Dr. Bruce T. Liang, dean of the UConn School of Medicine (and UConn Health’s interim CEO and executive…

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