First swine flu death in Connecticut

Following a brief hospitalization, a woman from Waterbury died of swine flu on Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Public Health announced today. The woman was over 60 years old and at a higher risk for influenza-induced complications due to underlying risk factors, health officials said. So far, 397 cases of the H1N1 flu have been officially confirmed […]

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Yale doctor: Fear your skinny jeans!

Should skinny jeans be worn only in moderation? Regardless of what the fashion police might decree, one Yale doctor definitely agrees. In an ABC News article published Friday, School of Medicine neurologist Orly Avitzur said the hipster staple may cause meralgia paresthetica, which is a pain or numbing sensation that extends from the spinal column […]

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2009 honorary degree recipients: the official list

After some evening thunderstorms on Sunday, we’re left with overcast skies here in New Haven for the University’s 308th Commencement.  (Phew.)  Curious about who’s going to be receiving an honorary degree today?  Check out the list after the jump.  Hate to say we told you so.

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Buckley urges graduates to look beyond recession

Christopher Buckley ’75 drew laughs at this afternoon’s Class Day ceremony where he addressed the — as he put it, “darned smart and really good-looking” — members of the class of 2009. In a self-deprecating and quote-laden speech, Buckley encouraged graduates to “go forth and speak the cool lines” and to find humor and opportunities […]

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Eli said to be top candidate to run NIH

Francis Collins GRD ’74 is the lead candidate for the top position at the National Institutes of Health, according to a Bloomberg News report. If selected by President Barack Obama, Collins would be in charge of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH, which is the primary benefactor of the medical research […]

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Levin: Uncertainty creates opportunity

“Prove this time of crisis is also a time of opportunity,” University President Richard Levin urged members of the class of 2009 at this afternoon’s Baccalaureate Service, which was held in Woolsey Hall. (See the full text of Levin’s prepared remarks here.) Gathered in what Yale College Dean Mary Miller called a “room of such […]

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On swine flu, ‘no news is good news,’ Lorimer says

Commencement should not be affected by the swine flu outbreak, Vice President and Secretary Linda Lorimer said today in an e-mail to the community. No cases of the novel H1N1 virus have been confirmed at Yale and there are currently no more cases of probable or even suspected swine flu under investigation, Lorimer said. “We […]

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Univ. launches global health initiative

The University on Wednesday announced the creation of the Yale Global Health Initiative, the first offshoot of the newly created Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. The multidisciplinary program will unite the range of efforts on campus concerning global health, support increasing student interest in the area and stimulate faculty research. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10488″ ] “By harnessing […]

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Swine flu confirmed in New Haven County

Swine flu has finally come to New Haven County.Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced this afternoon that 11 new cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed in eight Connecticut cities, including two in New Haven County. None of the confirmed cases is a Yale affiliate, said Paul Genecin, the director of Yale University Health Services. […]

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Ten new cases of swine flu in Connecticut

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 10 new cases of H1N1 flu in Connecticut, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced yesterday. Among the new cases, which brought the total number of confirmed cases in Connecticut to 14, were six Fairfield residents as well as residents of North Granby, Wethersfield and Glastonbury. None of […]

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Second case of swine flu is confirmed in Connecticut

A Middlefield child has become Connecticut’s second confirmed case of swine flu, state officials announced this afternoon. In addition, just down I-95 at Fairfield University, five more students have been identified with  “probable” cases of swine flu.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health said a child from Wethersfield is probable for the virus, too. Both […]

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First case of swine flu confirmed in Connecticut

At long last, the much anticipated swine/Mexico/H1N1 flu has arrived in Connecticut, state officials say. A Stratford man who had traveled to Cancun in mid-April is the state’s first confirmed case of the virus. The man, who is between 30 and 40 years old, has made a full recovery. State officials are still awaiting word from the […]

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