Yale Health to push MyChart patient portal
While Yale Health patients have been able to schedule appointments online since the beginning of 2014, this semester, Yale Health plans to make a renewed push to convince students to use the service.
Risks can outweigh benefits in treatment of older diabetes patients
A study from a team of researchers at Yale and the University of California at San Francisco suggests that doctors across the nation are over-treating older diabetes patients to tightly control blood sugar, and that the risks of doing so — low blood sugar episodes resulting from too much insulin — outweigh the benefits.
Four cups a day keeps the doctor away
Improved cardiovascular health and decreased likelihood of liver cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Type II diabetes are all potential benefits of regular coffee consumption, according to the Mayo Clinic. But a new Yale study may have recognized another health benefit: skin cancer protection.
University prepares for unlikely meningitis outbreak
After the hospitalization of a student with a probable case of bacterial meningitis, the University is preparing for the potential of a meningitis outbreak, though the likelihood of the infection’s proliferation is low.
New app to improve physician communication
Doctors and nurses at Yale-New Haven Hospital will soon be able to stay abreast of their patients’ treatment wherever they are, thanks to a smartphone app that is quietly transforming patient care.