Why 25? Doctors warn against the negative impact of cannabis use on young adult brains
Cannabis is now decriminalized in Connecticut for people 21 and older. Drs. Deepa Camenga & Deepak (Cyril) D'Souza speak on the risks and implications of recreational cannabis use before the age of 25.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Health Headlines: Should people resume wearing masks?
Dr. Arjun Venkatesh, the chief of emergency medicine administration at Yale Medicine and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, joined News 8 to address the concerns of the COVID subvariant XBB 1.5 affecting the Northeast, bird flu and masking in a smart way during flu season.Source: WTNH
Three Department of Internal Medicine Staff Retiring
Three Department of Internal Medicine staff are set to retire. Kathleen Marcucio from the Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism retired on December 31, 2022. Susan Ardito from the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (Yale-PCCSM), and Elizabeth “Beth” Porter from the Section of General Internal Medicine retire in January 2023.
Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder Face Barriers to Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment, Study Finds
A Yale study finds that health providers have been slower to prescribe potentially lifesaving medications for hepatitis C when patients suffer from alcohol use disorder, even though the medications would be of great benefit to them.
Health Headlines: How to tell the difference between RSV and the flu
RSV and the flu are both circulating. How to tell the difference? Flu hospitalizations are doubling week over week, and a shortage in primary care physicians is affecting care this flu season. Dr. Arjun Venkatesh, chief of emergency medicine administration at Yale Medicine and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, shares what you need to know.Source: WTNH
Six CT toddlers died from Fentanyl in 2021. Its potency and a spike in illicit use have child advocates worried what’s to come.
Dr. Deepa Camenga, associate professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics and public health at the Yale School of Medicine, shares how children and teens find themselves coming in contact with fentanyl as accidental overdoses rise.Source: Hartford Courant
The Curbsiders Addiction Medicine Podcast hosted by Yale Internal Medicine Faculty
The Curbsiders Addiction Medicine podcast covers introductory topics in addiction medicine through expert interviews and provides listeners with clinical pearls in caring for patients with substance use disorders. The first season can be found on all major listening platforms, including Spotify and Apple podcasts.
Yale undergraduate team takes first place in national health policy competition
A Yale undergraduate team consisting of Abe Baker-Butler (Ezra Stiles ‘25), Patryk Dabek (Ezra Stiles ‘25), and Allie Dettelbach (Saybrook ‘25) has won first place in the 2022 Tulane University Health Policy Case Competition (TUHPCC), a prestigious national public health contest seeking policy solutions to the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
Respiratory infection surge sounds a wake-up call for pediatric emergency care
From my work, I know that children have unique medical needs and require specialized care. I also know a child’s risk of dying from a life-threatening acute medical condition increases fourfold when an ED is not pediatric ready, meaning it does not have the “pediatric-specific champions, competencies, policies, equipment, and other resources needed to provide high-quality emergency care for children.”Source: STAT News
Health Headlines: Is there a new first COVID symptom we could be missing
Dr. Arjun Venkatesh, Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration at Yale Medicine and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine discusses research findings regarding whether long COVID is linked to another common virus.Source: News 8 WTNH.com