Winter 2015

The PulseUConn Health News

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Blood Test Can Alert Doctors to Delirium Risk

Elevated levels of specific blood proteins could alert providers to delirium before onset, allowing them to prevent disorientation and its consequences.

Aging
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New Epilepsy Drug May Be Safer, More Effective

A new drug that selectively affects potassium channels in the brain may offer effective treatment for epilepsy and prevent tinnitus.

Neuroscience
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Lab Notes – Winter 2015

Does Vitamin D have any effect on cancer? Why don’t female mice react well to males during the infertile phase of their reproductive stages? Learn what UConn researchers have published lately.

Research
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‘Talk to Your Mother’ Proves to be Healthy Advice

Bringing out the proverbial “skeleton in the closet” can provide health benefits, but the degree of benefit depends on who you confide in, says a new UConn study.

Psychology

UConn ExaminesCurrent Topics

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When Getting Your Flu Shot, Timing is Everything

With pharmacies advertising flu shots in August, when should you get yours?

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How Does the Supreme Court’s Latest ACA Decision Impact Physicians?

UConn Law Professor John A. Cogan Jr. weighs in.

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