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Possible is what happens when you refuse to give up.

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New Atlas Shows Extent of Light Pollution

The increasing illumination of night has converged with our growing understanding of circadian physiology, and how light at night can disrupt that physiology. The suspicion has emerged recently that some serious maladies could result from circadian disruption such as poor sleep, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers and mood disorders.

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Welcome to Possible

patient stories video + text

Melissa’s story

Melissa Dzierlatka was tired of feeling invisible. Weighing more than 365 pounds, people would rarely look her in the eye when they passed her on the street. Along with her mental health, Melissa’s physical health was suffering. When she was diagnosed as borderline diabetic, she knew things had to change. That’s when she went to see physician assistant Bradley Biskup with Calhoun Cardiology’s Lifestyle Medicine Program. He helped Melissa lose weight, improve her health, and feel like herself again.

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Community Events

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM

Storrs Campus J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204

InCHIP Lecture Series, Fall 2016

“Reinforcement Pathology and Obesity”

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD

– SUNY Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo, SUNY

– Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see: http://chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.

For each lecture InCHIP will send reminders, which include requests for RSVPs, through the CHIP-L listserv. To subscribe, visit: http://chip.uconn.edu/chip-business-office/listserv/.

*** About the Speaker ***

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, is SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health and Health Behavior at the University of Buffalo, and the Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Epstein’s research interests focus on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration. Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of childhood overweight, physical activity, weight control and family intervention. For the past 25 years, Dr. Epstein has conducted research relevant to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, including mechanisms that regulate intake and energy expenditure in children. He is a fellow in numerous scientific organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and has been the President of the division of Health Psychology, APA, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. Dr. Epstein chaired the Behavioral Medicine Study Section, NIH, and served on the Advisory Board for Center for Scientific Research, NIH. Dr. Epstein has published over 400 scientific papers and three books.

LIVE: The InCHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast “play button” for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.

***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers — at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond — to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.

For the Fall 2016 InCHIP Lecture Series schedule, visit http://chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/2016-2017-lecture-series/.

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Other Connecticut Convention Center

Grab a friend and plan on attending the Connecticut Women’s Expo September 10 and 11. The annual two-day event offers women an opportunity to explore what’s trending in fashion, beauty, health, and wellness. This year, UConn Health is a presenting sponsor and we’re pulling out all the stops to introduce attendees to the “Power of Possible.” Stop by and say hello, learn about some of our women’s services, or take advantage of screenings including: breast health, Ob/Gyn, skin cancer, nutrition, eye care, and balance and agility.

Additionally, Dr. Madina Falcone takes the main stage on Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m. to talk about how to take care of those dark circles, bags, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. For a full schedule of events, visit Connecticut Women’s Expo. Download your complimentary pass at http://updates.uchc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/989/2016/08/WCCF16_Comp-Pass_2x6_UCONN_Email.pdf#fb

Contact Information: Chris Kaminski, 86.679.4352

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Other Connecticut Convention Center

Grab a friend and plan on attending the Connecticut Women’s Expo September 10 and 11. The annual two-day event offers women an opportunity to explore what’s trending in fashion, beauty, health, and wellness. This year, UConn Health is a presenting sponsor and we’re pulling out all the stops to introduce attendees to the “Power of Possible.” Stop by and say hello, learn about some of our women’s services, or take advantage of screenings including: breast health, Ob/Gyn, skin cancer, nutrition, eye care, and balance and agility.

Additionally, Dr. Madina Falcone takes the main stage on Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m. to talk about how to take care of those dark circles, bags, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. For a full schedule of events, visit Connecticut Women’s Expo. Download your complimentary pass at http://updates.uchc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/989/2016/08/WCCF16_Comp-Pass_2x6_UCONN_Email.pdf#fb

Contact Information: Chris Kaminski, 86.679.4352

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor East

Why wait to January when fall is a great time for a healthier, slimmer you. UConn Health’s Ready to Lose Weight Management Program offers a comprehensive weight loss program to help you lose weight safely, and keep it off for good.

The September 13 introductory session is followed by five weekly sessions through Tuesday, October 18. Led by Linda York MSRD, the program includes a weigh-in, discussion of progress, and a timely nutrition topic such as eating out strategies, cooking light and right, emotional eating, exercise and activity, and smart shopping.

Registration fee is $70, $50 for past participants.

Registration is required. Call 860.679.7692.

Contact Information: UConn Health, 860.679.7692

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

UConn Health Katz Conference Room, Room C2116, 2nd Floor, Main Building

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center invites patients with heart disease, their families and caregivers, to a monthly group meeting to discuss issues surrounding life after the diagnosis of heart disease.

Discussion Topics:
Prevention and wellness
Social and emotional support
Heart healthy recipes
Coping strategies and resources

Contact Information: Sue Eisenberg, MSW, LCSW, at 860-679-3633

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