“Power of Possible” on NBC Connecticut

During NBC Connecticut’s Wednesday 5 p.m. and Thursday 6 a.m. newscasts, tune-in to watch UConn Health’s “Power of Possible” in action. Each week our top experts are sharing their latest innovative clinical care breakthroughs and translational research explorations that are advancing medicine and patient care.

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Aging Well

At 101 years old, Bertha still handles most of her everyday tasks independently. Dr. Yazeed Maghaydah, a gerontologist, explains how the UConn Center on Aging is helping Bertha and other older adults add more life to their years.

Nutrition Counseling

Registered dietitian Linda York helped Lenore learn more about nutrition to adjust her lifestyle… leading to a significant weight loss.

Rotator Cuff Repair

On her walk home from church, Judy fell and injured her shoulder, leading to pain and limited range of motion. After discussing all of the options with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Katherine Coyner, Judy had rotator cuff surgery.

Elbow Revision Surgery

After surgery for a fractured elbow failed elsewhere, Joyce was led to UConn Health’s Dr. Joel Ferreira, a hand, wrist and elbow surgeon who performed revision surgery on her elbow.

Stroke Care

Charlotte describes suffering a stroke while doing a simple household task. Dr. Sanjay Mittal explains how critical it was that Charlotte received the clot-busting medication within minutes of stroke symptoms.

Stroke Deficits Reversed

Drs. Ketan Bulsara and Abner Gershon of UConn Health discuss how they collaborated to help reverse the effects of Nancy’s stroke.


How UConn Health Dermatology is shining greater light on suspicious skin lesions using innovative and painless confocal technology to catch a potential melanoma or other skin cancer.

Fast Stroke Care

Seconds count when you’re having a stroke. Watch the video to hear how Carl, father of a 5-year-old son, survived a stroke with no serious side effects thanks to the fast action of our stroke team.

Aortic Stenosis

Jane shares how UConn Health helped her through an aortic stenosis diagnosis. Dr. Schulman, from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, describes the condition and how Jane is continuing to actively enjoy her gardening and birding hobbies.

A Smile Transformed

Dr. David Shafer of the UConn School of Dental Medicine discusses how his collaboration with Dr. Flavio Uribe helped Rosely gain the confidence to smile.

Wide-Awake Surgery at UConn Health

Cutting-edge “wide awake surgery” now offered by the Hand, Wrist and Elbow Team of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Comprehensive Spine Center

UConn President Susan Herbst describes how lower neck pain led her to seek treatment with Dr. Hilary Onyiuke of UConn Health’s Comprehensive Spine Center.

Family Medicine

Dr. Erica Waddington discusses how the multidisciplinary clinic allows families to see their specialists all in one place while having the convenience of urgent care, even on weekends.

Congestive Heart Failure

Sakerkhanu shares her story of how UConn Health helped her manage her congestive heart failure.

Colon Cancer Surgery

Department of Surgery’s Dr. Eric Girard performed minimally invasive robotic surgery to successfully remove a cancerous tumor.

Lifestyle Medicine

Your overall lifestyle is important to heart health. Brad Biskup describes how adding positive things to your life can help to reduce stress and put you back in control.

Heart Failure

The Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center helped to manage Andrew’s heart condition and how they’re working to help others struggling with debilitating heart failure symptoms.

Surviving Multiple Heart Attacks

Dr. Heiko Schmitt explains Deirdra’s spontaneous dissection, her treatment, and the follow-up support that proved critical to her recovery.

Heart Attack Survivor

Dr. Peter Schulman discusses the risk factors for heart failure and how patients like Bill continue to live long, healthy lives.

New England Sickle Cell Institute

The New England Sickle Cell Institute, led by Dr. Biree Andemariam, is helping sickle cell patients beat the odds.

Mood and Anxiety

Peter explains how a series of life-threatening events led him to Dr. Kamath at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at UConn Health.

Dental Medicine

Mackenzie, a patient born with a cleft lip and palate, was spared from any implants that would have typically been needed for orthodontic treatment.

Family Medicine

The Henderson/Rivera family shares appreciation for the convenience of receiving medical care for all family members in one place… sometimes on the same day!

Coping with Holiday Stress

Learn ways to reduce your holiday stress from the Mood & Anxiety Clinic experts, and see how the team is available to listen and provide support throughout the year.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Matthew Imperioli and the neurology team successfully resolved Dennis’ symptoms with treatment for this rare autoimmune disease that affected his peripheral nerves.


Electrophysiology experts are restoring normal heart function for patients with the latest pacemaker technology.


The UConn Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter are guiding and supporting caregivers like Charlene Faselle.

Lung Cancer

Dr. Omar Ibrahim and the multidisciplinary team at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center are helping patients catch lung cancer early and treat it swiftly while being minimally invasive.


The Cardio-Oncology Program at UConn Health is going above and beyond to protect the hearts of cancer patients as they undergo lifesaving chemotherapy and radiation.

Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lynn shares how she navigated through her breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

Neurosurgery - Face Twitch

Karol describes how she lived with a facial twitch for over 15 years. Through collaboration between Neurosurgery and ENT, Drs. Ketan Bulsara and Daniel Roberts successfully resolved Karol’s issue.

Aging Well

UConn Center on Aging’s primary and specialty care is keeping patients like George, 79, aging-well, active, and feeling younger than ever.

Health Disparities Institute

Learn about the transformative work of the Health Disparities Institute and how Dr. Wizdom Powell and her team are creating the first ever report card on health equity for boys and men of color.

Kidney Cancer

Dr. Benjamin Ristau is helping patients like Chuck beat kidney cancer using minimally-invasive surgical approaches, including robotic surgery, to dramatically reduce postoperative pain and speed their recovery.

Huntington's Disease

UConn Health’s unique Huntington’s Disease (HD) Program led by Dr. Glenn Konopaske is helping patients like Kathy and her family living with the inherited progressive brain disorder.

Acid Reflux

A UConn Health gastroenterologist and surgeon teamed up to finally bring relief to Wandy after years of suffering from severe acid reflux disease or GERD.


UConn Health’s skilled-surgeons such as Dr. Ryan Millea are saving the lives of critically-ill patients like Boney Daley each and every day giving them a second chance at life.

Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

How one local couple’s health has drastically improved thanks to the care of UConn Health’s Lifestyle Medicine Clinic led by Bradley Biskup, P.A.-C., of The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center.


State-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at UConn John Dempsey Hospital and the comprehensive epilepsy care services offered by UConn Health under the leadership of Dr. John Greenfield.

Voice Center

Dr. Denis Lafreniere and Voice/Speech Pathologist Starr Cookman are helping singers like Stephen Rodgers and many others maintain a healthy voice.

Cooling Cap

A new cooling cap therapy is helping breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy save the majority of their hair. See Marisa’s inspiring story.

Successful Delivery of Triplets

Holly’s successful pregnancy and delivery of triplet boys thanks to UConn Health’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine experts.

Health Career Opportunity Programs

Longstanding Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP), founded by Dr. Marja Hurley, has been helping Connecticut’s youth pursue their dreams of future careers in medicine and science.

LambdaVision Retinal Implant

UConn’s Technology Incubation Program is helping biotech start-up companies in Farmington advance their innovative research and promising medical devices to bring potential cures closer to patients.


Dr. Ketan Bulsara, with the Stroke Center, worked quickly to save Victor D'Occhio’s life with a mechanical thrombectomy procedure to remove the dangerous clot from his brain.

Advancing Older Adult Surgical Care

Dr. David McFadden, chief of surgery, has a strong bond with his patients like Mrs. Anne King, a colon cancer survivor.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department offers a full-spectrum of services ranging from urgent to critical emergency care needs.

Maintaining a Healthy Blood Pressure

Leading hypertension expert Dr. William B. White helps many patients lower their high blood pressure to a healthy level.

Spine Surgery Gives Patient 'Her Life Back'

Dr. Isaac Moss is changing the lives of his patients with the latest minimally-invasive spine surgery techniques, including robotic-guided surgery.

The Flu

Chief of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Kevin Dieckhaus, talks about how best to protect yourself this flu season.

Testing the Power of Immunotherapy

The Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center’s promising immunotherapy clinical trials are helping advanced cancer patients beat the odds.

Faster and Safer Heart Attack Care

Teamwork of our Calhoun Cardiology Center, Emergency Department, and paramedics that is speeding heart attack patient care and saving lives.

Navy Veteran’s Hearing Restored

UConn Health is successfully restoring hearing loss with state-of-the-art cochlear implant technology.

Cardio-Oncology Protecting Hearts of Cancer Patients

The Cardio-Oncology Program is going above and beyond to protect the hearts of cancer patients.

Advanced Genomic Testing

Dr. J. Travis Hinson is using the power of advanced genomic testing in his laboratory to empower his heart patients and their families.

Shoulder Surgery

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine experts are leveraging the power of a patient’s own bone marrow cells during rotator cuff surgery.

Dental Medicine

Dr. Geraldine Weinstein discusses how UConn Health remains on the forefront of dental medicine using the latest technology and techniques.

Vascular Surgery

UConn Health’s team of vascular surgeons offers patients like Catherine Schilling innovative imaging and treatment solutions.

Pulmonary Hypertension

UConn Health serves as a lifeline for young mother’s like Colleen Brunetti and others living with pulmonary hypertension.

Catching Lung Cancer Early

Dr. Omar Ibrahim and the multidisciplinary team at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center are helping patients catch lung cancer early.