“Complete Academic Physician” Dr. Karl Insogna Retires From Clinical Duties
During his childhood in Wolcott, Conn., Karl Insogna’s parents instilled in him a few life lessons. Insogna, MD, FACP, Ensign Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); director, Yale Bone Center; and associate director, Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia; was taught to strive to leave the world a better place than you found it, and to do something to help others.
They survived childhood cancer. But the disease has taken a toll on their mental health.
Nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year, according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. Thanks to advances in treatment, survival rates in general are higher, but for survivors, there can be a hidden cost: their mental health.Source: Yahoo Life
Researchers Develop Algorithm To Predict Whether A Person Gets Long Covid
Researchers with Mount Sinai Hospital and Yale University say they’re the first to identify specific blood biomarkers that can accurately identify long Covid—allowing them to create an algorithm to determine whether a patient is suffering from the lingering condition, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature.Source: Forbes
Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt, MD Named Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt, MD has been named inaugural Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, effective October 1, 2023. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics (General Medicine), the Interim Section Chief, General Pediatrics, and Medical Director of Pediatric Primary Care.
New infection and immunity center looks into long COVID-19, chronic Lyme disease
The Yale School of Medicine’s new Center for Infection & Immunity, which launched on Aug. 18, is researching post-acute infection syndromes while encouraging diversity, elevating scientists and incorporating patients as research partners.Source: Yale Daily News
These illnesses are already sending kids home from school. What parents should know.
It’s still too early to tell exactly how this fall and winter will play out compared to last year and how another tripledemic could impact children, experts note. "There remains the possibility of a tripledemic as RSV, influenza and COVID-19 cases increase in various places globally," Dr. Thomas Murray, associate medical director for infection prevention at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut, tells TODAY.com.Source: MSN
Mitochondrial Function: Beyond Serving as the ‘Powerhouse of the Cell’
A new study shows that mitochondria help determine what undifferentiated cells in a growing embryo eventually will become. The study reveals a new underlying biological mechanism of mitochondrial metabolism and has important implications for treating diseases such as cancer.