Uncategorized | 9:57 pm | June 3, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

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 »

Uncategorized | 6:02 pm | May 31, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

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 »

Uncategorized | 11:46 am | May 25, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

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.

Uncategorized | 11:42 pm | May 13, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

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 »

Uncategorized | 10:29 pm | May 9, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

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. »