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.
American men, on average, die about five years earlier than women, and there is a whole range of reasons why. Men are more likely than women to smoke, do drugs, die in accidents and car crashes, kill themselves, and be killed by others. There is another, more underlying, tendency that also factors in – men are less likely to take charge of their health, both in a proactive and reactive sense. “We know men take less care of themselves they […]
Sonya Kibbee has a full life. She works as a physical therapist, is raising two sons and enjoys weekly pickleball games with a group at her church. However, last year, a bout of severe depression stopped her in her tracks. “I’d get to where I’d have trouble making decisions,” Sonya, said, “just dumb little decisions that we make and don’t even think about, I have to think about, and then it just gets me more stressed out.” Even with medication […]
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Denver was one of the cities that led the way when it came to decriminalizing – and then legalizing – marijuana, and now some people in the city are trying to do the same for hallucinogenic mushrooms. On May 7th, Denver citizens will vote on a proposal to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. “This is a real opportunity for Denver to be a leader when it comes to drug policy, and to create an environment where individuals feel like they have a […]
A survey released last week found that roughly one percent of U.S. teenagers have knowingly tried the dangerous drug flakka, which is a close cousin to a drug with a more familiar street name – bath salts. According to pharmacist Dr. Michael White, both drugs are form a family of drugs called synthetic cathinones. “What makes it a little bit different is, in addition to some of the feelings of energy and euphoria that you can experience, and with the […]
Teresa Mosley said she had trouble, at first, determining what was bothering her 15-year-old daughter, Elisabeth. “It was hard at the age of 15 to decide if this was truly a mental health issue or if it was just normal teenage angst,” she said. It was anxiety and depression, and after battling it for years, Elisabeth died from suicide in 2006. She was one of thousands of Americans who struggle with suicidal thoughts, and those numbers are increasing. According to […]
It’s been a controversial question: If you’re trying to stay properly hydrated, does coffee help you or hurt you? In a way, both answers make sense. Coffee, of course, is mostly water, so it stands to reason that it would. However, it does have a rather infamous side effect. “Caffeine is a diuretic, in other words, it makes you pee,” said Dr. Seth Clohosey, an internal medicine physician with Trinity Health of New England, “and so the thought was, if […]
Have you ever had an ache or pain, or just not felt right, and wondered if you had a real medical problem or if you’re just getting older? That is a common problem for many older men who wonder if they have abnormally low testosterone, or are just experiencing a natural age-related decline. It doesn’t help that the symptoms of low testosterone aren’t very specific. “There can be very vague symptoms,” said Dr. Jared Bieniek, a urologist with Hartford Healthcare, […]
What if heroin were treated like a virus? What if addiction could be treated, or even prevented, as if it was caused by a viral infection? The idea may not make much sense on the surface, but a team of researchers is essentially approaching the treatment of opioid addiction the same way we approach other diseases – by trying to develop a vaccine. Dr. Stephen Thomas spent 20-plus years studying infectious diseases at The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, […]
Epinephrine pens, of which EpiPen is the most common brand, have exploded in price over the last ten years, a problem which is compounded by the recommendation to replenish them yearly because of a short shelf-life. For Maria Downs, whose child suffers from peanut and a number of tree-nut allergies, it’s a huge expense. She said she has to buy six new injectors each year, in order to have peace of mind in case her child ever needs one to […]