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Better health through video games

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Ninety-seven percent of young Americans—including the five children of Lynn Fiellin, M.D. ’96, HS ’00—play video games. According to the Entertainment Software Association, the industry’s top trade group, 155 million Americans play video games with names like Call of Duty; Advanced Warfare; Grand Theft Auto; and Madden NFL 15. What if, thought Fiellin, associate professor of medicine (general...

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When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

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The catastrophe in When Breath Becomes Air reveals itself immediately. In the opening paragraph, Paul Kalanithi, M.A., M.Phil., M.D. ’07, in his sixth year of a neurosurgery residency at Stanford, sits before a hospital computer looking at CT scans. He sees lungs “matted with innumerable tumors, the spine deformed, a full lobe of the liver obliterated. Cancer, widely disseminated. I’d examined scores of such scans....

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Annual retreat helps young scientists on their way

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Ania Jastreboff, M.D., Ph.D. ’11, lived through innumerable grant application nail-biters as a child. She remembers her...

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At the Writers’ Workshop, “medicine as a human act”

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Between his internal medicine residency and his fellowship in geriatric medicine, Terrence Holt, M.D., Ph.D., began...

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How Roy Herbst became a media go-to guy on immunotherapy

How Roy Herbst became a media go-to guy on immunotherapy

When the American Society of Clinical Oncology met in Chicago this spring, one of the hottest topics was the promise of...

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Safer hospital transitions

Safer hospital transitions

Every year Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) admits more than 50,000 patients. Once in the hospital, patients may move,...

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Team-based science is focus  of new clinician scholars program

Team-based science is focus of new clinician scholars program

When the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ended its longstanding Clinical Scholars program last year, it was a...

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Health and the justice system

Health and the justice system

As an intern on an emergency department rotation at the University of California, San Francisco, in 2003, Emily Wang,...

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Roundup

The buzz about HIV

Men with detectable HIV infections need less alcohol to feel “buzzed” compared to uninfected men, according to recent...

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Unlikely viral allies

Lassa virus, which can cause deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, and was first described at Yale in 1969, kills...

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Pocket-sized diversity

It might be time to toss those clunky paper field guides. Researchers from Yale and the University of Florida just...

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Gene-editing cystic fibrosis

Researchers have engineered a novel way to correct one of the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis, a lethal...

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