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Private lives, public concerns

Private lives, public concerns

Safeguards for patient data take on a new urgency as HIPAA’s impact becomes apparent.

A patient’s chart can be many things. It is a compendium of ailments and treatments, but it is also a life story, full of clues to a patient’s state of mind, love life and financial status. In settings such as the Yale-New Haven Hospital and the School of Medicine, this window into a person’s life is open to physicians, nurses, medical students, residents, clerical workers, pharmacists and others...

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Smallpox vaccination study places administration’s plans for terror response in doubt

In the aftermath of September 11, Yale public health specialist Edward H. Kaplan, Ph.D., started thinking about how to fight bioterrorism. The result was a study on smallpox vaccination that made national headlines, in no small part because it criticized federal government terror reaction plans as being too little, too late.Using a mathematical model, Kaplan found mass vaccination of the population in the area of an...

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Tailor-made medicines are within our reach, Collins tells genomics conference

Tailor-made medicines are within our reach, Collins tells genomics conference

Within two decades a new generation of highly effective designer drugs will spring from our improved understanding of...

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Magazine gives students an outlet for creative work and a way to “unpack experiences”

Magazine gives students an outlet for creative work and a way to “unpack experiences”

M.D./Ph.D. student Kumar Narayanan recognizes that “not a lot of emotional experience in medicine is talked about.

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Assistant dean leaves Yale for a post at Cornell’s new medical college in the Persian Gulf

Assistant dean leaves Yale for a post at Cornell’s new medical college in the Persian Gulf

In her 13 years at Yale in various posts, Cynthia A. Andrien, M.S., has seemingly done it all. She’s been the bearer of...

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Executive of firm that cloned human embryos argues the research should continue

Executive of firm that cloned human embryos argues the research should continue

The future of therapeutic cloning rests on shaky ground as legislators contemplate new laws that would make it a crime...

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For some in public health, changes to chicken have been foul deeds, indeed

For some in public health, changes to chicken have been foul deeds, indeed

The role of chicken in the American diet has changed radically during the past two generations: what was once the...

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Yale team assessing neural stem cells as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Yale are about to embark on a series of experiments to determine whether human neural stem cells can...

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Roundup

New building nearly finished

As the Congress Avenue Building approaches what is known in the construction trade as “substantial completion,” much of...

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Tribal tournament

In late spring the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of southeastern Connecticut, owners of the world’s largest casino,...

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