Jun 19th, 2009
11:31 pm
June 19th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Senate approves Koh. No, not that one.

One of the above Kohs has been confirmed by the Senate. Guess which one! (Hint: The less controversial one.) The Senate voted Friday to approve the nomination of Howard Koh ’73 MED ’77 — pictured at right — for the position of assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services, said […]

Jun 16th, 2009
7:42 pm
June 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Seven hospitalized after acid spill at School of Nursing building

Updated Wednesday 1:28 p.m. Seven people were hospitalized Tuesday after an acid spill at a dialysis center that shares a building with the Yale School of Nursing. Around 5:30 a.m., workers at the privately-run dialysis center spilled several gallons of an acid mixture used to clean dialysis equipment, the New Haven Register reported. The workers […]

Jun 16th, 2009
1:56 pm
June 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Third swine flu death in Connecticut

A woman in her early 40s has become the third person in Connecticut to die from swine flu. The woman died yesterday at Waterbury Hospital, according to The Associated Press. She had been admitted after complaining of respiratory problems and later tested positive for the virus. The hospital said that the woman had other health […]

Jun 3rd, 2009
9:57 pm
June 3rd, 2009 | Uncategorized
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 […]

May 31st, 2009
6:02 pm
May 31st, 2009 | Uncategorized
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 […]

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