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Vulnerable populations at home and abroad

Online onlyVulnerable populations at home and abroad

“If you want to advance health equity, there is as much to do within 10 blocks of here as there is within 10,000 miles,” Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., told a packed house in Fitkin Amphitheatre during the grand rounds lecture that kicked off the Department of Medicine’s Sixth Annual Global Health Day in March.

Bassett drew upon a wealth of experience, both personal and professional, in her talk...

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Still against all odds

Online onlyStill against all odds

Velma Scantlebury, M.D., was well into her career on the day that she walked into a patient’s hospital room to review his pre-operation procedures. The patient asked to see his surgeon. “I am your surgeon,” Scantlebury told him.In Florida several years ago, a journalist wrote a newspaper column expressing deep gratitude to his surgeon Claudia L. Thomas, M.D., HS ’80. Upon meeting Thomas, the journalist wrote, he...

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 Alumnus makes gift of instructional websites to School of Medicine

Online only Alumnus makes gift of instructional websites to School of Medicine

More than 50 years ago Alfonso Esguerra, M.D. ’64, HS ’66, FW ’69, came to Yale to begin a lifelong experience in what...

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Our collective will, says the Surgeon General, can give “every man, woman, and child a fair shot at good health”

Our collective will, says the Surgeon General, can give “every man, woman, and child a fair shot at good health”

When Vivek H. Murthy, M.D. ’03, M.B.A. ’03, returned to Yale in September, it was his first visit to his alma mater in...

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An encyclopedia of medicine from the Amazon

An encyclopedia of medicine from the Amazon

When a member of the Amazon Matsés tribe develops the telltale sore of the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, the tribal...

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Yale and University of Puerto Rico collaborate on M.D./Ph.D. studies

Yale and University of Puerto Rico collaborate on M.D./Ph.D. studies

When Daniel A. Colón-Ramos, Ph.D., arrived from Puerto Rico to begin his Harvard undergraduate career in 1994, things...

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Why Nicole Sitkin adds a plus sign to LGBTQI+

Why Nicole Sitkin adds a plus sign to LGBTQI+

When second-year medical student Nicole Sitkin speaks, her words flow quickly, her sentences packed with information,...

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Roundup

Green lawns and frogs’ sex

Neatly manicured suburban lawns and gardens are playing havoc with the frogs’ endocrine systems, according to a Yale...

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Fresh vegetables and primary care

It’s time to add gardening to the arsenal of clinical skills. A nutrition workshop that was developed as part of a new...

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After a heart attack, a disparity in outcomes

A study that analyzed data on more than 132,000 white heart attack patients and almost 9,000 black patients—and used...

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A drug for women tested mostly in men

Some scientists see a major flaw in a recent study of the effects of alcohol consumption on a drug intended only for...

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