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Yale Health to push MyChart patient portal

February 13, 2015 • 0
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.
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New MRI scanner, for kids only, unveiled at YNHH

February 13, 2015 • 0
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital is now home to a larger-than-life “Scan-Castle” — a new $6 million beach-themed pediatric MRI scanner.
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STEM students upset by lab credits without grades

February 11, 2015 • 0
Every week, Hemali Shah ’16 spends 10 to 15 hours working in a chemistry lab. She receives credit but no grade, thanks to recent changes in Yale grading policy.
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Students create breathing device for premature infants

February 11, 2015 • 0
Katy Chan '15 hopes PremieBreathe, a low-cost respiratory aid for neonatal infants, may one day save the lives of infants in developing countries.
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Risks can outweigh benefits in treatment of older diabetes patients

February 10, 2015 • 0
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.
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Energy drinks linked to hyperactivity

February 10, 2015 • 0
A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health links energy drinks with hyperactivity in middle school children.
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Using behavioral techniques when drugs are not enough

February 10, 2015 • 0
Can behavior therapies treat a disease thought to be treatable only by psychotropic drugs? A new Yale study says they can.
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Mitochondria may play role in immune response

February 10, 2015 • 0
A team of Yale researchers has shown that bodies use mitochondria — cell structures typically associated with energy production — to incite immune responses.
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Four cups a day keeps the doctor away

February 10, 2015 • 0
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.
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University prepares for unlikely meningitis outbreak

February 9, 2015 • 0
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.
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New app to improve physician communication

February 9, 2015 • 0
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.
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Condition of student with probable meningitis said to be improving

February 7, 2015 • 0
The condition of the Yale College student currently being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for suspected bacterial meningitis is improving, according to Calhoun College Master Julia Adams.