Summer 2016

The PulseUConn Health News

The New Uconn Health Patient Care Tower

A New Era

UConn John Dempsey Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art patient care tower opens, bringing the latest in technology and patient safety, comfort, and privacy. 

UConn Health Updates
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Lab Notes – Summer 2016

Why does sepsis occur? Is there a way to avoid the side effects of chemo? Can eating walnuts prevent cancer? Learn what UConn researchers are finding.

Research
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UConn Health, Partners Pilot Sickle Cell ID

A new identification card for individuals with sickle cell disease aims to ensure patients in need are properly treated at any hospital they might visit.

Hematology
Dr. Jane Grant-Kels, right, and Jody D’Antonio, CMA, center, examine a high-resolution, cellular image of a patient’s skin using a technology called In Vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.

Finding Skin Cancer in a Flash

New technology at UConn Health has practically eliminated both unnecessary biopsies and human error in skin checks at the dermatologist’s office.

Dermatology

UConn ExaminesCurrent Topics

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America’s Opioid Epidemic: What Doctors Need to Know

UConn Health psychiatrist Dr. Surita Rao tells UConn Health Journal what providers need to know about prescribing pain pills.

Young man jumps into a body of pristine water on a summer day

Summer Breaks Help Prevent Burnout, Especially Among Physicians

Thinking about skipping summer vacation this year? Think again, says UConn Health’s Dr. Adam Perrin.