Yale center dedicated to research on older adults receives renewed funding
For the fifth consecutive time, the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) has been renewed for funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Center is one of only two such programs nationwide to receive continuous NIA support since it was first funded in 1992, marking more than 25 years of excellence in geriatrics and aging research under the leadership of Geriatrics Section Chief Dr. Mary Tinetti, Dr. Thomas Gill, and Dr. Terri Fried.
Benefits of testosterone therapy in older men are mixed
Older men with low testosterone levels showed improved bone density and strength, as well as reduced anemia, after one year of testosterone therapy, according to a new study conducted at Yale and other sites. The therapy had no impact on cognitive function, however, and may worsen plaque in coronary arteries, said the researchers.
Wildfires, heat waves make carbon-free energy imperative in CT
In this commentary, Yale School of Public Health Professor Robert Dubrow argues that burning fossil fuels and building new fossil fuel infrastructure is a disaster for the climate and for public health and that we therefore must convert from fossil fuels to carbon-free energy with all deliberate speed and must stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure.Source: CT Mirror
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