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Stacey Stearns, a program specialist in UConn Extension, was a guest on WSHU where she discussed public trails. The program focused on the health of the public trail system in Connecticut and New York.

HamletHub announced that the city of Milford received accreditation and recognition by the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) recognizing the use of Best Practices in Economic Development and Land Use Planning. Laura Brown, a community and economic development educator with UConn Extension and Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), works with the CEDAS program.

Medical News Today reported that Associate Professor Jeanne McCaffery of the Department of Allied Health Sciences was part of a research team that studied individuals with type 2 diabetes to determine if the risk of heart disease and health events, such as stroke, increases if a person regains some or all of the weight they lost after first being diagnosed. Researchers found that maintaining weight loss was essential to reducing cardiovascular risk. Their results appear in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

The National Science Foundation reported on a collaborative research study that found structural complexity in forests improves carbon capture. Assistant Professor Robert Fahey of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment was a member of the research team that also included faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University and Purdue University.

Pamm Cooper, public service specialist at UConn Extension’s Home and Garden Education Center, spoke to The Day about the role of fallen leaves play in supporting insect and animal species and improving soil.

By Jason M. Sheldon