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Advancing Care - 2023 Issue 5



Does Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

You’re tossing and turning and staring at the clock all night. It’s making you tired, cranky and unable to focus the next day. But is your lack of sleep making the numbers on the scale creep upward as well?

Diet and exercise are just two pieces to the weight loss puzzle. Genetics, behavioral health, major life events ‒ and even sleep ‒ play important roles. Getting enough sleep every night can be the catalyst for a successful weight-loss journey and can lead to other positive health outcomes.

Continue reading about the link between sleep and weight gain

North Haven Medical Center: One Stop for Your Care 

Yale New Haven Health recently opened new centers for digestive health, orthopedics and neurology at its North Haven Medical Center campus, 8 Devine St., North Haven.

The Digestive Health Center provides advanced medical and surgical treatments for weight-loss, fatty liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, reflux, hernia and many other gastrointestinal issues.

The Digestive Heath Center also houses an innovative teaching kitchen – the only one of its kind in Connecticut – which will provide in-person and online cooking classes designed to help people learn how to develop healthy eating behaviors through culinary skill-building and recipe strategies.

Yale New Haven Health also expanded orthopedic and neurology services at the North Haven campus, along with rehabilitation services provided on site by Gaylord Rehabilitation Services. Specialists from Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine offer innovative non-surgical therapies and minimally invasive procedures for neurological conditions and orthopedic conditions, along with major clinical research. The orthopedic center offers extended hours and walk-in care for minor injuries.

The North Haven Medical Center campus offers patients easy access to other specialties and services, including:

The campus is also home to a Northeast Medical Group Multispecialty Practice with primary care, specialty care and a walk-in medical center.

Dodge Diabetes with Prevention Program 

Are you among the approximately 30 percent of American adults with prediabetes? Our Dodge Diabetes lifestyle program can help you avoid a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The program focuses on healthy eating and increasing activity to lose weight, manage stress and cut the risk of developing diabetes. Group support is provided by others with similar problems and goals. To learn more about the Dodge Diabetes program, call the Home Care Plus - Community Healthcare & Hospice helpline at 866-474-5230.

YNHH Physicians Named “Top Docs” in CT

More than 370 Yale New Haven Hospital-affiliated physicians have earned a spot on Connecticut Magazine’s 2023 Top Doctors list.

Connecticut Magazine partnered with national healthcare research firm Castle Connolly, whose extensive survey identified 1,627 Connecticut physicians who met the screening criteria. The physicians were nominated by their peers and vetted by Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers to select top doctors on the national and regional levels.

Physicians affiliated with Yale New Haven Health comprise 41 percent of the total list.

See the full list of YNHH-affiliated physicians selected for the 2023 Top Doctors list,

Take a Walk and Chat with YNHH Doctors

Take a walk and chat with local doctors as part of Yale New Haven Health’s Get Healthy Walk ‘N Talk with a Doc. Walks are each Saturday through September from 9 - 10:30 am along the Farmington Canal Greenway Trail in New Haven. Walks begin at the entrance on the corner of Shelton Avenue and Starr Street and last approximately one hour. Parking is available at New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 280 Starr St., New Haven. Please arrive by 8:45 am on each walk day. For more information, email Andy Orefice or call 203-688-5671.

Schedule your Mammogram Online

An annual mammogram is an important, proactive way women can take care of their health. Mammograms are the best tests doctors use to find breast cancer early-- sometimes up to three years before a lump is felt.

Mammography is a type of imaging that uses low-dose X-ray to examine breast tissue. There are two types of mammograms: 

  • Screening mammography, which is recommended each year to examine breast tissue and check for breast abnormalities. 
  • Diagnostic mammography, which may be recommended to further examine an area of concern, lump, cyst or follow-up after a screening mammography. 

Breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-D mammography, may also be used in a screening or diagnostic mammography. This imaging test combines multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast, allowing the radiologist to view the breast in thin "slices," which improves the detection of lesions and reduces the need for additional views of the breast.

Yale New Haven Health offers screening mammography at 15 locations across Connecticut and one location in Rhode Island. No prescription is needed at most locations if you are 40 years and older and have not had a mammogram in the last year.

Schedule your mammogram appointment online now.

Find a Provider at YNHH

Are you looking for a physician? Call 888-700-6543 or visit our Find a Doctor feature for information on physician specialties, office hours and locations as well as insurance plans accepted. Many of our physician practices offer telehealth video visits for your convenience.

Billing Questions? 

Yale New Haven Health offers financial counseling to patients and families. Spanish-speaking counselors are also available. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 855-547-4584.