Implementation Science: Putting Important Discoveries to Their Best Use
Scientific innovations are created every day, but how do we ensure that they are used efficiently and reach the people who need them most? David Chambers, DPhil, deputy director for implementation science in the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, tackled that question during his June 25 grand rounds lecture titled “Advancing the Science of Implementation in Cancer Control: An NCI Perspective."
Text Messages Show Promise as Next Step for Improving Heart Health in China
Motivational text messages are a well-liked, feasible new way to provide additional support to Chinese patients with heart disease, reports a preliminary study by researchers at Yale and in China. However, the study did not prove that these targeted text messages led to an improvement in blood pressure control amongst the recipients, the intended outcome.
Research Note: Irritability and ADHD medications
Irritability is common across psychiatric diagnoses, but is especially common in children with ADHD. Some common ADHD medications are purported to increase irritability, leading doctors and families to avoid them, even though medication is a highly effective treatment.
HAVEN Free Clinic settles into a new home
For the first time since its 2005 founding, HAVEN wasn’t holding its weekly clinic at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the city’s Fair Haven section. The clinic was marking its first day in a new home, the Yale Physicians’ Building on Howard Avenue near Yale New Haven Hospital.
Art therapy: helping families cope with cancer
A new art therapy program at Yale Medicine Cancer Center is designed to help patients and their loved ones bond as well as to cope with fear and grief. Using a variety of tools and media, including pencils, pastels, markers, acrylic paint, collage and clay, the art therapist, Elizabeth Ferguson, helps patients and their families express strong feelings.Source: Yale Medicine
Cystic fibrosis patient improves health, inspires others through distance running
Liz Shuman Peri doesn't let cystic fibrosis stop her from living a full life. She became a long distance runner to improve her health and attitude. Yale Medicine physicians say it’s a smart strategy.Source: Yale Medicine
Remotely monitoring heart patients with implanted defibrillators lowers risk of death
Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) have significantly lower risk of death and re-hospitalization if they are followed through an automatic, wireless remote monitoring system, a Yale clinical study has found. Results of the study are being presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society.