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You asked for it, and we listened. Introducing the UC Alumni Association’s new health series for Bearcats to learn from our experts on various health topics, such as previous discussions on the COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequities in healthcare, and resilience during times of stress.

Optimize Your Well-Being

A community symposium focused on non-pharmacological approaches to pain management

Saturday, May 14, 2022
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Graduate Hotel
151 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219

The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and the UC Brain Tumor Center have come together to bring the benefits of non-pharmaceutical methods of pain management to our community. A robust agenda of expert presenters will enlighten and enliven guests with evidence-based strategies to reduce, eliminate and prevent chronic and acute pain through lifestyle management and integrative therapies, focusing especially on relieving pain associated with disease, chronic illness and related treatments. Dr. Robert Bonakdar, Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego is our event keynote speaker, and UC faculty and special guests will lead 15+ interactive presentations and integrative health sessions and experientials.

Past Events

If you haven't been able to join us for a BEARCATS/health program yet, you still can! Check out our YouTube playlist of BEARCATS/health virtual event recordings.

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'Pain and Prejudice Inequity in the Opioid Epidemic' Webinar

screen shot from the mindfulness for building resilience webinar

'Mindfulness for Building Resilience' with Dr Cotton Webinar

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BEARCATS/health COVID-19 Vaccine Event

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Exploring our Patients’ Contexts: A History of Anti Black Racism in Cincinnati

A doctor checks on a patient

Hope! Fight! Breathe! Lung Cancer Educational Conference for Patients, Families and Caregivers

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Breast Cancer 360° in the Midst of COVID-19

Understanding Health Inequities in Greater Cincinnati & America - Webinar

Understanding Health Inequities in Greater Cincinnati & America - Webinar

UC Health COVID-19 discussion

UC Health COVID 19 Discussion with CEO of UC Health

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Social Work Hot Topic: Grief

screen shot from the 'Behind the Scenes' with UC Health webinar

'Behind the Scenes' with UC Health

Celebrating Diverse Women in Pharmacy

Celebrating Diverse Women in Pharmacy

Addressing Inequity as Allied Health Professionals

Addressing Inequity as Allied Health Professionals

Celebrating Diverse Women in Pharmacy

Examining Ramifications in Mass Incarceration

Beyond the Bench: How UC Health Physicians Keep Our Bearcats Game-Ready

Beyond the Bench: How UC Health Physicians Keep Our Bearcats Game-Ready

The University of Cincinnati Alumni Association's Academic Health Center alumni engagement team has presented webinars that explored public health crises with an attempt to understand the causes and consequences of health inequities. To learn more, click here.

Giving Back

UC clinicians and researchers have been on the front lines of the region's response to COVID-19, truly making our community proud. The Crisis Response Fund supports the immediate and ongoing needs of UC Health clinicians and staff as they continue to understand, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please consider making a gift to support UC and UC Health to address areas of emerging and critical need in real-time. 

Health News from UC


Everyday Health: Does chest pain always mean a heart attack?

November 28, 2022

The American Heart Association (AHA) says that chest pain accounts for more than 6.5 million emergency room visits each year in the United States, plus nearly 4 million outpatient visits. While not all episodes of chest discomfort turn out to be life-threatening, chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack in adults of all ages, so it needs to be taken seriously. In a story posted by Everyday Health, Richard Becker, MD, of the UC College of Medicine is one of the experts quoted.


UC research examines workplace stress in the aftermath of the...

November 28, 2022

A new study from the University of Cincinnati examined the impact of workplace stress and provided insights for organizations to explore ways to reduce workplace stress for a better and healthier working environment. The study had two parts: a survey in which respondents described their experiences of workplace stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and a quantitative study using saliva cortisol as a biomarker of stress along with a stress diary to find out where and when workplace stress commonly occurred.


55KRC highlights Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November 21, 2022

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Center's Davendra Sohal joined 55KRC's Simply Medicine program to discuss pancreatic cancer clinical trial options and screening during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.


Spectrum News: Thanksgiving travel brings health risks

November 21, 2022

The Thanksgiving holiday brings with it plenty of travel. Spectrum News posted a story about staying healthy while traveling, featuring comments from Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.


Taking a bite out of diabetes and hypertension

November 17, 2022

According to a report in early 2022 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 37 million people in the United States have diabetes, which is more than 11% of the population. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2017 based on the death certificates in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. A newly launched University of Cincinnati partnership is aiming to put a dent in those numbers in Greater Cincinnati.

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