Back Pain: Bad Posture or a Different Problem?
Scheuermann’s is a form of structural kyphosis in which the bone and intervertebral discs form an exaggerated “hump” during development of the spine. This structural kyphosis is typically identified during adolescence and can be progressive and painful into adulthood.Source: Yale Medicine
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Launches Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Web Portal
In late April 2021, Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) launched a new webpage that aggregates the library’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) resources.
Makerere University and YSM Create Successful Virtual Clinical Elective
In early 2021, six Ugandan senior medical students from Makerere University School of Medicine (MUSM) and five fourth- and fifth-year MD students from Yale School of Medicine (YSM), along with faculty from both schools, participated in a six-week virtual clinical elective.
Stressed Out and Locked-Down During Pandemic, New Yorkers Craved Alcohol, YSPH Study Finds
As New York state’s lockdown orders wore on in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents increasingly felt cravings for alcohol — and reported subsequently misusing it, a new study from scientists at the Yale School of Public Health and Stony Brook University has found.
Smoking Cessation Treatment for Patients With Depression Could Save as Many as 203,000 Lives, YSPH Estimates
A team of scientists estimates that providing patients with depression with the tools to quit smoking could save as many as 125,000 lives over the next 80 years. That number jumps to 203,000 when extended to people with depression who are not yet in mental health care settings.
Another byproduct of the pandemic: paranoia
The COVID-19 pandemic increased our feelings of paranoia, particularly in states where wearing masks was mandated, a new Yale study has shown. That heightened paranoia was particularly acute in states where adherence to mask mandates was low, the researchers report July 27 in the journal Nature Behavior.Source: Yale News
Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ harmed health of Muslim Americans, study finds
When former President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from traveling to the United States, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, Yale researchers say.Source: Yale News
Rare Disorder Offers Roadmap for Understanding Roots of Inflammatory Disease
Yale researchers have discovered the underlying genetic cause of a rare childhood disorder that mimics inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that may help researchers uncover the roots of a host of other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.Source: YaleNews
For Three Decades, Sujata Prasad, MD, Has Enjoyed Giving Back By Precepting for YSM
“By teaching I learn too, since if I am going to impart knowledge to others I must be versed in the field.” This is one of the reasons Sujata Prasad, MD, loves her role as a preceptor for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students and residents.
New Clinical Trial Evaluates Cardiovascular Outcomes in Tricuspid Valve Repair Without Open Heart Surgery
Investigators at the Yale School of Medicine are participating in an international study to evaluate the clinical outcomes of TriClip, the first non-surgical minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair device developed by Abbott.
Expanding Medicare Would Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
When Americans become eligible for Medicare coverage at age 65, research has shown, there are substantial reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance, access to care, and self-reported health, according to a Yale School of Public Health study.Source: YaleNews
Vaccine Found Effective for Elderly in Hard-hit Brazil Facing COVID-19 Gamma Variant
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being widely used in Brazil and elsewhere in response to an epidemic wave of the SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant, affords significant protection to the elderly when the vaccine’s full two-dose schedule is completed.
Pilot grants to study the health of women and resources for women faculty at Yale gaining momentum
Even today, attention to research on women’s health remains far behind that of men, and fewer women faculty are pursuing opportunities to commercialize their research. Two organizations at Yale – Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) and the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) --- are looking to change those trends, offering grants and programs specifically aimed at supporting women’s health research and supporting women faculty who wish to seek funding to bring their discoveries to a commercial light.