Cigna, Saint Raphael’s reach agreement

December 2, 2011 • 1
Cigna and St. Raphael’s Hospital are together again. After their previous contract expired on Oct. 19, St. Raphael’s Hospital and the health insurance provider Cigna announced Tuesday that they reached a new contract agreement. Under the new agreement, patients with Cigna insurance receive in-network benefits at St. Raphael’s, Cigna spokewoman Amy Turkington said. The new »

College students light candles for AIDS awareness

December 1, 2011 • 0
“Our purpose was to raise awareness on an important public health issue that has lost its focus recently,” said Renee Wu ’14, a member of AIDS Walk and one of the event’s main organizers. Chisara Asomugha, the city’s community services administrator, delivered the keynote speech. In it, she said she was very excited to see »
The Smilow Cancer Center received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, becoming the largest health care facility in Connecticut to have done so.

Cancer Center receives LEED nod

November 29, 2011 • 0
Over Thanksgiving, the Smilow Cancer Hospital became the first Yale health care facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. Though the hospital received the lowest of LEED’s four certification levels — the “certified level” — the hospital’s president and CEO, Marna Borgstrom, said it is unusual for health care facilities to receive »

GHLI swaps strategies in Canada

November 15, 2011 • 0
For the past two days. Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) has been trading ideas with public health leaders from 20 different countries. On Sunday, two faculty members from the GHLI went to Canada for the 2011 Global Health Conference — an annual international event where public health leaders gather to share their ideas and »

Yale to share health expertise with developing countries

November 10, 2011 • 36
Following a recent initiative, some Yale health care experts will soon be sharing their knowledge with medical leaders from the developing world. The School of Public Health’s Global Health Leadership Institute announced on Nov. 3 its new partnership with Management Sciences for Health — a nonprofit institution focused on improving health care in the developing »

Yale researchers map 18,000 genes

November 8, 2011 • 0
A Yale project has created the world’s largest online database for brain genes. A team of researchers from the School of Medicine lab of associate professor of neurobiology Nenad Sestan ’99 developed an extensive database of genes in a human brain. The results, published in the Oct. 26 issue of Nature, categorize the locations and »

Scientists make breakthrough in bioelectronics

November 8, 2011 • 0
A team of researchers from the Departments of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering has developed a new technique to control the flow of ions in fluids — which they predict could push the frontiers of the new field of bioelectronics. With their new diodes, called “nanoscale fluidic diodes,” scientists can control the flow of ions through »

YNHH loan program celebrates five years

November 4, 2011 • 0
In addition to providing health careforits patients, Yale-New Haven Hospital celebrated five years of supplyingits employees with loans towards buying homes. The hospital celebrated the fifthanniversary of its Home Ownership Made Easier (HOME) program Thursday afternoon with a ceremony including theprogram’s organizers and 73 families who have benefitted from HOME. The program, which provides eligible »
A patient-simulating mannequin at the SYN:APSE center provides a hands-on learning experience for students.

Simulation center moves into Yale-New Haven

November 2, 2011 • 1
The SYN:APSE center, a simulation center that is home to mannequins that breathe, bleed and give birth, has acquired new facilities in Yale-New Haven Hospital. On Oct. 1, SYN:APSE acquired new facilities inside the pediatric unit of the hospital. The center, which first opened in 2009 at 730 Howard St., provides doctors and patients with »

Program to help young couples’ health

November 1, 2011 • 0
The strength of the bonds between young couples affects their health, Yale researchers have found. This January, researchers at the School of Public Health will launch a free intervention program geared towards low-income, at-risk New Haven couples between the ages of 14 and 25 who may otherwise be prone to disease and child neglect. Titled »
Completion of the merger between Yale-New Haven (above) and St. Raphael's Hospitals will eliminate a current impasse between St. Raphael's and an insurance provider.

Major insurer stops covering St. Raphael’s

November 1, 2011 • 8
The contract between Saint Raphael’s Hospital and the health insurance provider Cigna expired on Wednesday, Oct. 19, forcing some New Haven residents to re-evaluate their current plans for medical treatment. From now on, the insurance company will not cover any hospital costs of those it insures if they receive care at Saint Raphael’s. Although Yale-New »
A federal grant to the state of Connecticut allows cash incentives for smokers trying to kick the habit.

CT receives federal grant for anti-smoking program

October 27, 2011 • 0
Thanks to a new program, some Connecticut smokers will now get paid to break their habit. Last month, Connecticut received a five-year federal grant of up to $10 million to establish iQuit, an anti-smoking program targeted at Medicaid patients. Researchers at the School of Public Health designed the program for individuals eligible for Medicaid — »