Suicide is Preventable. So, How Can We Help Our Teens?
Suicide is preventable, but rates of suicide are increasing worldwide, and it is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults (unintentional motor vehicle accidents are first). Going to the emergency room may be the smartest thing these teenagers can do.
Kids and Poor Sleep: A Habit That’s Breakable
Though it’s not easy to change poor sleep habits, it’s not impossible—particularly for children in preschool and elementary school, says Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, a Yale Medicine psychologist and author of “Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3-10” (Lifelong Books).
Does Your Child Seem Stressed To Be Back At School? Fear Not
It is normal for some students to experience back-to-school stress. Many challenges come with the start of a new school year. This article is geared toward the typical stressors of starting or returning to school, and is not intended to focus on students showing severe cases of anxiety or depression.
Parkinson’s Disease Study Identifies Possible New Treatment Target
Treatments for Parkinson’s disease have most recently focused on increasing dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects reward-based behaviors and motivation, as well as movement. A new study by Yale researchers challenges long-held assumptions about dopamine’s sole role in this disorder.
Representatives of Two Medical School Departments Advocate for Detained Migrant Children
The Yale Child Study Center, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee team at the Unitarian Society of New Haven co-hosted a rally and candlelight vigil on July 12 to protest the conditions migrants are facing at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Yale Child Study Center and Department of Pediatrics Co-hosting: "Lights for Liberty: Hamden, CT," on July 12
The Yale Child Study Center and Department of Pediatrics are co-hosting a candlelight vigil on July 12, 2019, when there will be a global series of over 400 such Lights for Liberty vigils to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees at our borders – especially by children. Join your colleagues in the community on July 12 from 8-9:30 p.m. on the steps of the Hamden Town Hall. BYOC = Bring Your Own Candle!
Department of Pediatrics Endowed Awards and Faculty Honor Roll 2018-2019
Congratulations to the Department of Pediatrics faculty members, residents, fellows, and our YNHH colleagues who recently received endowed awards. And kudos to the members of this year's Department of Pediatrics Faculty Honor Roll.
Yale Researchers Crack the Code of a Rare, Inherited Anemia
Yale pediatrician and geneticist Patrick Gallagher, M.D., studies hereditary spherocytosis (HS), an inherited disease associated with hemolytic anemia, when red blood cells are destroyed faster than they are produced due to abnormal membranes. A novel mutation in the gene that encodes alpha-spectrin, a protein essential for normal red blood cell membranes, is responsible for many cases of recessive hereditary spherocytosis (rHS), the most severe form of the disease, reports Gallagher’s team
Nine Yale New Haven Children’s subspecialties achieve national recognition from U.S. News & World Report
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, the top ranked children’s hospital in Connecticut, has been selected among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for nine out of ten pediatric subspecialties in the 2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, published online today by U.S. News & World Report.
Yale Child Study Center Launches Innovative, Research-based Pediatric Pain Program
The Yale Child Study Center is joining 15 hospitals in the United States and Canada in offering The Comfort Ability program, an internationally-recognized program to help children and families learn how to manage chronic or recurring pain.