Do masks work?
Do masks work? That is the base question Kristen Panthagani, MD, PhD and Katelyn Jetelina take on in their latest article. Using an interrogative and data driven approach, they clarify the ‘story arc’ of the science around masks so we can be ready for the next pandemic.Source: Your Local Epidemiologist
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
Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender
With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.
Climate change jeopardizes health care services, report says
A new publication by the United States Congress Committee on Ways and Means reports that "medical centers around the country say that fires, flooding, heat waves and other extreme weather are jeopardizing medical services, damaging health care facilities and forcing patients to flee their hospital beds."Source: AP News
Women: What's in a Name?
Today, as our scientific and cultural understanding expands, we have learned that sex and gender are not binary. And, in science, as our knowledge grows so must our efforts to welcome everyone in the identities they bring, and to enhance the precision of our language in adopting terms that value everyone. Even so, we must not forget our history and the descriptive terms that serve us well.
Gender and Connecting with Your Health Provider: A Q&A with Dr. Christine J. Ko
Recently, Dr. Christine J Ko wrote a book, published by Routledge, titled “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection.” We chatted with Dr. Ko to get her insight into the roles psychology and gender play in health care interactions.
Different Factors Drive Heart Attack Risk in Young Women vs Young Men
An analysis of data from more than 2000 matched pairs suggests the impact of multiple risk factors, including diabetes, depression, and hypertension, on the risk of acute myocardial infarction were greater among young women than their male counterparts.Source: Practical Cardiology
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
We're Depriving Underserved Patients of the Best Drugs — Pharmacoequity has evaded the U.S. for far too long
Americans pay more for prescription drugs than any other country. Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, and Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, argue for broader strategies to address the affordability of prescription drugs.Source: Medpage Today
Connecticut should seek zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says study from Yale and Save the Sound
"Climate Action Plan 2022: Cut Emissions & Build a Healthy Connecticut," a collaboration between Save the Sound and the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, identifies a short list of critical policies that the Connecticut legislature should pass to ensure the state meets its greenhouse gas reduction targets in an equitable waySource: New Haven Register
Officials Commend Partnership Among Yale Pathology, Yale School of Public Health and State Health Department to Expand SalivaDirect™ Testing at 2 New Haven Sites
Officials from the Yale Department of Pathology, the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Medicine, along with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, held a press conference Jan. 27 in New Haven’s Long Wharf to mark the opening of two free COVID-19 testing sites.
Yale-led Study Finds the Affordable Care Act Prevented Thousands of Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths
Can removing out-of-pocket costs for screening save lives? Screening for cancer and other diseases can identify the disease in its earlier stages of development and has been found to be highly effective in preventing the onset of illness.