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More mom, fewer drugs

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For 40 years, virtually every hospital in the United States has treated babies born to mothers who are addicted to opioids and heroin the same way.

Newborns are sent straight to intensive care and given morphine, phenobarbital, or other medications to ease their withdrawal symptoms. A children’s ward is the next stop, where doctors and nurses continue administering medication to slowly wean babies...

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A new book on an old approach to hip replacement

Online onlyA new book on an old approach to hip replacement

Kristaps J. Keggi, M.D. ’59, HS ’64, has played many roles at the School of Medicine, evolving through the ranks as a medical student, resident, and faculty member. So it’s not a surprise that he chose the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library as the venue on May 27 to launch his forthcoming book, The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction, to be published in June of 2016. Family, staff, and...

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Scientists and clinicians urged to join in call for greater research funding

Online onlyScientists and clinicians urged to join in call for greater research funding

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats, urged biomedical researchers to join with them and...

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Can I trust you with my patient?

Online onlyCan I trust you with my patient?

From the outside, the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands looks like a massive Tetris game...

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The power of storytelling

Online onlyThe power of storytelling

May 13 was Power Day for medical and nursing students, and keynote speaker Lucy Goddard Kalanithi, M.D. ’07, was...

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 Yale medical and public health faculty support colleagues in war-torn Syria

Online only Yale medical and public health faculty support colleagues in war-torn Syria

In war-torn Syria, students at the newly launched Free Aleppo University (FAU) Medical School meet in small groups in...

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An opiate crisis in the city and a bad night in the ED

Online onlyAn opiate crisis in the city and a bad night in the ED

On the night of June 23, it was all hands on deck in the emergency department at Yale New Haven Hospital. They were...

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Better health through video games

Better health through video games

Ninety-seven percent of young Americans—including the five children of Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D. ’96, HS ’00—play video...

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Even irrational behavior has its logic

Even irrational behavior has its logic

Schizophrenics who hear voices. An otherwise rational teacher who insists she was abducted by aliens. A woman with...

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Treating psychosis early

Treating psychosis early

For those who think the current U.S. mental health care system passes muster, Joel Roberts proposes this question: “Do...

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How Haifan Lin pushes the envelope on stem cell research

How Haifan Lin pushes the envelope on stem cell research

When Haifan Lin, Ph.D., the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and founding director of the Yale Stem Cell...

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Roundup

Did a knock on the noggin drive Henry VIII bonkers?

In the last 10 years of his life, the English monarch suffered from memory lapses, fits of rage, uncontrollable...

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Girls at risk of autism more socially aware

Infant girls at risk of autism, a Yale School of Medicine study has found, are more socially aware than at-risk infant...

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Mammoth on the menu?

An anthropology professor’s curiosity has debunked a myth about the main course at a 1951 dinner at the Explorers Club...

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Aging risk takers still take risks

People who take risks in their youth are more likely to continue taking risks when they’re older, according to an...

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