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.
Women’s Health Research at Yale to Fund Four New Studies
With seed money through this year’s Pilot Project Program – including the second-ever Naratil Pioneer Award recipient for research on the verge of a significant breakthrough – the researchers aim to answer questions vital to improving women’s health.
Chair of Biomedical Engineering elected to Institute of Medicine
Mark Saltzman, PhD, Goizueta Foundation Professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health. Election to the IOM recognizes excellence and professional achievement in a field relevant to the Institute’s mission.
John Onofrey, PhD joins Yale Urology as Assistant Professor
John Onofrey, PhD has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Urology and of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Onofrey begins this dual appointment after serving as Postdoctoral Associate and Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging for the last six years.
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.
New urologists now practicing at L+M
Yale Urology recently welcomed Joseph Renzulli, MD, and Joseph Brito, MD, to its new practice location at L+M Hospital. In addition to general adult urology care for both men and women, Dr. Renzulli and Dr. Brito provide care for patients with urologic cancers in coordination with the Smilow Cancer Hospital in Waterford and Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program.
Yale Joins National Effort to Improve Women’s Bladder Health
Dr. Leslie Rickey treats women for a constellation of lower urinary tract symptoms, including incontinence. Ideally, she would like to have ways to better identify girls and women at risk and intervene earlier, but research has focused almost exclusively on developing better treatments rather than maintaining good bladder health. Dr. Rickey is committed to changing that.
The Brain-Bladder Connection
Erik and Salina Andersen were at wits’ end. Since the age of 3 ½, their son, Alek, suffered from torturous spasms. Sudden, intense pain in his bladder area would drop their son to his knees 20 to 30 times a day and trigger incontinence. “Alek called them ‘twisties,’” said Erik Andersen. “You could see the pain in his face.” Their search for answers for Alek’s ‘twisties’ led the Chicago couple to multiple specialists whose conflicting diagnoses offered no relief from the debilitating episodes. After 2 ½ years of endless frustration, the Andersens finally found the help they needed from Israel Franco, MD, Director of the Yale New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program.
Surgery – and an Environment – that Breaks New Ground
Yale was the first medical center in New England to provide gender affirming surgery for male-to-female transgender patients and remains the only site in Connecticut to offer the procedure. The Director of the Gender Affirming Surgery Program, Dr. Stanton Honig, is most proud of the environment that his team has created.