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).
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.
Honing Clinical Skills With Ultrasound
Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, associate professor of medicine and of pediatrics and director of clinical skills explains, “The Clinical Skills Course has always been hands-on, but what is novel about using ultrasound is the added layer of visualization in real time that ultrasound provides, simultaneous with other learning modalities that we’ve already been using.”
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 Pediatric Urology Ranked 16 in Nation by U.S. News & World Report
In today’s release of the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the 2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) ranked #16 in the nation for urology services. The ranking reflects Yale Urology’s experience, safety, and advanced patient care for our pediatric patients.
Yale Launches New Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty
Elevate is a new policy laboratory stemming from the successful work of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership and joining forces with Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) to apply science to the creation and spread of evidence-based interventions for socially and economically disadvantaged families in partnership with government agencies.
Finally, Another Effective Drug for Kids and Teens with Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in children and teens, but treatment options for pediatric patients have remained more limited than those available to adults. In its first pediatric trial, a new drug — already used by type 2 diabetic adults — has proven effective for blood sugar control in children and teens with type 2 diabetes.