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  • Taking the Embarrassment Out of Health Problems

    We humans seem to have a nearly universal need to avoid embarrassment. It could be something as simple as mispronouncing a word or tripping as you walk along a crowded sidewalk. No matter the blunder, our response is instinctive: Hide, hope no one noticed and move on. But what happens when what you are embarrassed about is related to your health? There are some aspects of your body and how it functions that you'd really rather not talk about—even with a doctor. But sharing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your physicians may be the only way for them to accurately diagnose and treat you. Chances are specialists have heard it—and seen it—all before and know how to help.

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  • Free head and neck screenings at Yale New Haven Hospital

    More than 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year. Free screenings are available at Yale New Haven Hospital to bring awareness and prevention. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free oral, head and neck cancer screening on Friday, May 11 from 3 - 6:30 pm in the East Pavilion.

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  • Innovative Care & Brotherly Love Team Up

    When Marc St. Martin was diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in 2007, he had no way of knowing the impact it would have throughout his family. Over the course of  five years, Marc underwent treatment with spot radiation therapy, total skin electron beam therapy, and chemotherapy, all in the hopes of achieving a durable remission. When this course no longer seemed to be working eeffectively, it was recommended by his dermatologist, Dr. Richard Edelson, Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor and Chairman of Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, and an internationally-recognized pioneer in the research and treatment of CTCL, that Marc prepare for a stem cell transplant.

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