Tim Lammers is an anchor for the FOX61 Morning News Monday-Friday mornings from 4-10 a.m.
A native of South Windsor, Tim came to FOX61 in 2002 as a Sports Producer and never left. Since then, he has filled the roles of Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Videographer in the Sports Department, as well as being a News Feature and Health Reporter.
Tim’s main beat in the Sports Department was following the UConn Football program’s rise to national respectability, including the school’s first-ever BCS Bowl berth in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ. He also covered the UConn Men’s Basketball team’s third National Championship at the 2012 Final Four in Houston, TX.
As a health reporter, Tim turned the camera around to do a Emmy-nominated story about his own challenge of finding a treatment for Avascular Necrosis, a rare degenerative bone disease he has. The story culminated in Tim going under the knife, on camera, to receive a cutting-edge stem cell transplant using his own bone marrow. Since then, he has received a constant response from the story, as people all over the world have contacted him to find out more about the procedure and the disease.
Tim lives with his wife, Kerri, whom he met while they were co-workers at FOX61, and his step-son Alex. Tim and Kerri married in 2016.
Rabbi Yitzchok Adler of Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford wanted to make it very clear – despite two of the biggest pockets of infection in the latest measles outbreak coming in Orthodox Jewish communities, the Torah is not to blame. “I have not come across a single credible rabbi who will take a position that [measles vaccination] is counter to Judaism,” he said, “if anything, it’s the exact opposite.” “There’s just simply no excuse not to be vaccinated.” Ed […]
So far, the latest outbreak of Measles in the U.S. has become the largest since the disease was considered eradicated here in the early 2000s – at over 700 confirmed cases, three of which are in Connecticut. Health officials said Connecticut, as a whole, has an excellent vaccination rate, above the threshold normally needed to ensure that isolated cases of the highly contagious disease don’t turn into an outbreak. However, measles is so contagious that it can flourish in small […]
According to the group Autism Speaks, boys are four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls, and there is still no clear answer as to why, although one research team from the University of New Hampshire has made some inroads towards an explanation. While gene mutations, additions and deletions have long been associated with autism, this group is looking in a different area, protein regulation in the brain. “Protein regulates neuro-development, regulates the synapse’s formation,” said Dr. […]
According to a recent survey of doctors by Readers Digest, dieters shouldn’t stay on the high-fat, low-carb Keto diet for longer than six months, although one local dietitian said adults shouldn’t be on the diet at all. “The Keto Diet was never meant to be used by people for intentional weight loss purposes,” said registered dietitian Beth Rosen, “It was used for children with epilepsy to stop seizures because it was meant to slow brain function.” The mechanism of the […]
It’s understandable to assume the end of winter means the end of flu season, but that usually isn’t the case. According to CDC data, this flu season, while not as severe as last year’s overall, is not dropping from its peak as quickly. A pulmonologist and infectious disease specialist with whom we spoke also said this is also the time of year that flu season often starts to change in its composition, as different strains become more prominent. “Last year’s […]
BRISTOL — Kathryn Hinrichs of Bristol went to Bristol Hospital, and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chris Betz, to get her injured knee looked at once again. This time, though, instead of taking 45 minutes for an MRI, and then having to book a follow-up appointment, she got her knee looked at and her problem diagnosed within ten minutes, thanks to a hand-held imagine device called Mi-Eye. “It’s basically a 4k camera inside this little needle (about two millimeters in diameter),” said […]
An extensive study that appeared in Friday’s Journal of the American Medical Association found that increased dietary cholesterol at the equivalent of one-and-a-half eggs per day was associated with a higher risk of heart disease and early death. “This finding between increased dietary cholesterol and increased number of eggs that you consume with higher risk of heart disease and mortality was really consistent,” said Norrina Allen, from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The study, which looked at 30,000 people […]
Of course, naloxone is the first line of defense in saving the life of someone having an opioid overdose, but it’s important to remember that it alone may not be sufficient. Dr. Michael White, of the UConn School of Pharmacy, said the effects of naloxone will often wear off faster than the opioid, so a person who appears to have recovered from an overdose, and started breathing again, may not be out of the woods. “Whenever you use Naloxone, you […]
Connecticut, and most of the U.S., entered Daylight Saving Time over the weekend, by moving our clocks ahead one hour. It’s a practice that began in the U.S. 101 years ago, as a way to conserve fuel and lengthen the work day, and as awkward as the change may be, it has provided other benefits. “It reduces traffic accidents. It reduces energy usage. It reduces outdoor crime like mugging. It’s very good for public health because it gets people outdoors,” […]
CHARLOTTE — 1,000 people in North Carolina are getting free Apple Watches in exchange for providing valuable data for a University of North Carolina study on eating disorders. “The two disorders that we’re studying are Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, and both of them are marked by binge eating,” said Dr. Cynthia Bulik, who is running the study. One of those participants is Katie Regittko, who said she has struggled with Bulimia and Anorexia for years. She used the […]