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Conversation not debate: chatting about vaccines

Across the board, healthcare providers are at the top of the list and need to be empowered when it comes to having conversations with people about vaccines – particularly parents......

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Your vaccine tool box: How vaccines fight pathogens

Dr. Vazquez emphasizes that vaccines work on two levels; protecting the individual and protecting a population.......

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New heart transplant method comes to Yale New Haven Hospital

FDA grants Yale New Haven Hospital Continued Access for donation after circulatory death.....

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Pandemic Depression: an action plan

A survey study published in JAMA Network Open in September 2020 found that U.S. adults were reporting levels of depressive symptoms more than three times higher during the pandemic than before it took hold.....

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Addressing disparities in clinical research starts with trust

The Cultural Ambassadors Program is a partnership between Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) and respected community leaders to seek greater health outcomes through clinical research, advocacy, and education....

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Ease the (heart)burn this Thanksgiving

Acid reflux, commonly known as heartburn, is an extremely prevalent disorder affecting up to a fifth of the US population. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching...

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Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Why aren’t more people getting screened?

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25 percent of all cancer deaths. Low-dose computed tomography (CT) is the only lung cancer test recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and can help change that.

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Pandemic Wellness: How Yale New Haven Health is driving post-traumatic growth

The pandemic sparked stories about healthcare heroes nationwide providing care while adhering to constantly changing guidelines, quarantining after work and homeschooling their children before heading off to challenging shifts.

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Pulling back the curtain on lead aprons during X-rays: What to know about lead shielding

A body of research has led to The American Association of Physicists in Medicine no longer supporting shielding patients’ reproductive organs, called gonadal shielding, during X-ray imaging exams.

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Why this year’s flu vaccine is safer than ever

Known for its own pandemic nearly a century ago, influenza spreads easily through respiratory droplets and can have serious and even deadly outcomes. But unlike COVID-19, experts have already spent decades developing a safe and effective flu vaccine.

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