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Avoiding winter health hazards

Have you had enough of winter? UConn Today sought out experts at UConn Health for a roundup of common threats to our health and well-being this time of year. Their information won't make spring come any faster, ...

Feb 23, 2015
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Never too early to consider end-of-life wishes

Most cases of disagreements over patients' wishes for end-of-life care that have made national headlines have typically involved previously healthy people who didn't think the conversation was relevant to ...

Feb 18, 2015
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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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