CARE offers smokers $500 to quit

New Haven citizens who pledge not to smoke for a month may receive $500 from a new citywide campaign. The Yale School of Public Health’s Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) is organizing this year’s Quit and Win campaign ­— an anti-smoking program in which selected participants are awarded a prize for successfully quitting […]

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Cigna, Saint Raphael’s reach agreement

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 […]

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College students light candles for AIDS awareness

“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 […]

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Cancer Center receives LEED nod

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 […]

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GHLI swaps strategies in Canada

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 […]

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Yale to share health expertise with developing countries

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 […]

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Scientists make breakthrough in bioelectronics

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 […]

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Yale researchers map 18,000 genes

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 […]

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Power goes out on students, faculty

A power shortage at United Illuminating led to power outages late Monday morning at the Medical School and in the Dwight neighborhood that’s home to numerous off-campus students, according to an email from the Emergency Management Office. “Some parts went on generator power where that was available and we put additional police and security presence […]

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YNHH loan program celebrates five years

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 […]

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Simulation center moves into Yale-New Haven

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 […]

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Program to help young couples’ health

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 […]

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