Scope

Satcher's message of prevention

In visit to Yale, surgeon general cites public health challenges

Human behavior, according to Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., is the most important factor in the public health challenges facing the nation. In conversations with students and in a speech to library associates this spring, Satcher said that smoking, poor nutrition and physical inactivity are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Half of all deaths derive from nine behaviors, he said in his keynote address, “Toward a Balanced Community Health System: Opportunities and Challenges,” delivered March 24 at the 51st annual meeting of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. And medicine expends a disproportionate amount of its resources on treatment of late-stage disease rather than health promotion and disease prevention, he said.

Treatment, he pointed out, fails to reach all social groups and classes equally. “We have the most sophisticated...

Read more...

Yale delegation brings high-tech care to remote corner of Peru

Two Yale plastic surgeons traveled to the Peruvian Amazon in March, where they performed about 80 operations for people in need of corrective surgery. John A. Persing, M.D., chief of the section of plastic surgery, and Joseph Shin, M.D., HS ’97, assistant professor of plastic surgery, went as part of Interplast, an agency that sends doctors around the world to do charitable work. Their trip to Iquitos, Peru, a port...

Read more...

Telemedicine proves its mettle on Mt. Everest

In May 1998, a team of Yale physicians trekked to the slopes of Mt. Everest to provide medical support for climbers and...

Read more...

CIRA events focus on the ethics and science of HIV

An impromptu debate over the case of NuShawn Williams, an upstate New York man accused of infecting at least nine women...

Read more...

EPH inaugurates grand rounds series

Connecticut’s $3.6 billion share of the nationwide tobacco settlement should be used to fund public health and...

Read more...


Non-traditional medicine is complementary, not alternative, says alumnus who headed NIH office

Although he once headed the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, Joseph J. Jacobs, M.D....

Read more...

Cancer Center chosen for breast cancer study

The Yale Cancer Center will participate in a national trial to determine the effectiveness of two drugs in preventing...

Read more...

Grant will support musculoskeletal research

A biologist who isolates a gene linked to the musculoskeletal system, regardless of where on campus he or she works,...

Read more...


What’s in a yam? Clues to fertility, a student discovers

White yams, a staple of the diet of the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria, may play a role in the society’s high...

Read more...

Yale researchers find ways to ward off delirium in hospitalized patients and eliminate home hazards for the elderly

In separate studies, Yale geriatricians have found two ways to help the elderly maintain their physical and cognitive...

Read more...

Estrogen treatment increases brain activity in mature adults

In a study of 46 postmenopausal women, Yale researchers found that estrogen therapy stimulated activity in areas of the...

Read more...



 
Download on the Apple App Store