Letters

Small answers to big questions

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but changing unhealthy behaviors is not always a simple matter—as anyone who has tried to stop smoking or lose weight can tell you. It’s that much more complicated when the goal is encouraging healthy choices for an entire community. The public health work of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, described by Jennifer Kaylin in this issue’s cover story (“Promoting Health, From the Ground Up”), is even more ambitious in that its goal is to help not just one community but a half-dozen New Haven-area towns. When you consider that Yale-Griffin is one of 28 such centers across the...

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Well-rested residents make fewer mistakes

Well-rested residents make fewer mistakes

“Recreating the Residency” by Peter Farley [Fall/Winter 2004] contains a large amount of palaver...

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Zaccagnino to retire as CEO of YNHH

Zaccagnino to retire as CEO of YNHH

As this issue of Yale Medicine was being prepared, Joseph A. Zaccagnino, M.P.H. ’70, president and...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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