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Have faith in the flu shot

Flu season is now peaking. The rate of effectiveness for this year's vaccine has been disappointing, with at least half the states reporting widespread incidence of influenza. Dr. Paul Skolnik, an infectious ...

Jan 23, 2015
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Study reveals lack of data on opioid drugs

A National Institutes of Health white paper that was released today finds little to no evidence for the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the treatment of long-term chronic pain, despite the explosive recent ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Why people start and stick with yoga

As the new year begins, millions of Americans will start off 2015 in pursuit of some resolution, whether it's quitting smoking, landing a better job, or getting in shape for warmer weather. Many will likely ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Popular cosmetic fix may threaten bone density

An off-label use of Botox has been found to be effective in relieving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction syndrome and associated myofascial pain. But an oral radiologist at UConn Health is concerned ...

Dec 17, 2014
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Gaming safer sex

UConn interactive digital media expert John Christensen has brought to life a virtual world with artificially intelligent characters so realistic, engaging, and compassionate, they have accomplished something ...

Dec 08, 2014
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Mutant protein takes babies' breath away

Babies start breathing in the womb, inhaling and exhaling irregularly at first, and then gradually more and more, until the day when they're born and have to do it all the time. But premature babies sometimes ...

Nov 24, 2014
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Pioneering paths to healing

Medical marijuana is considered so cutting-edge it's not yet legal in 27 states. The state of Connecticut became one the first to legalize medicinal cannabis sales, passing legislation two years ago that ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Preventing iPosture pain

Technology has its benefits but sometimes it can be a pain in the neck – literally. Health care professionals often use the terms "text neck" or "iPosture" to describe the position we take when using our ...

Nov 13, 2014
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