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Uganda partnership celebrates 10 years

Online onlyUganda partnership celebrates 10 years

In the fall of 2005, Asghar Rastegar, M.D., and Majid Sadigh, M.D., travelled to Kampala, Uganda, to explore a collaboration with Makerere College of Health Sciences and Mulago National Referral Hospital. Sadigh, an associate professor of medicine, had been traveling to Kampala since 2002, to teach under the umbrella of the Academic Alliance for HIV Prevention and Care. During his visits he noted...

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Behind the scenes, help for an inmate

Online onlyBehind the scenes, help for an inmate

When a judge in a Danbury courtroom sentenced Panna Krom to 20 years in prison in 2007, her father fainted. He begged their lawyer to argue for a shorter sentence. The judge reduced it to 18 years. Resigned to the sentence, the family fell into a rhythm of frequent phone calls and weekly visits to York Correctional Institute in Niantic. For years, Krom spent most of her allotted 15 minutes on the phone weeping and...

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Crowd rallies for ACA

Online onlyCrowd rallies for ACA

More than 130 people assembled around the steps of Sterling Hall of Medicine on Wednesday, June 28, to demonstrate...

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More mom, fewer drugs

More mom, fewer drugs

For 40 years, virtually every hospital in the United States has treated babies born to mothers who are addicted to heroin and other opioids 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 from drugs they were exposed to in utero. The painstaking process typically takes three to four weeks, sometimes stretching to more than two months.

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Nicotine receptors linked to ADHD

Nicotine receptors linked to ADHD

Doctors have long recommended that pregnant women avoid smoking. Among the many reasons is a link between early...

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Patient access to medical information can spur research

Patient access to medical information can spur research

It’s called Hugo, and it aims to provide patients with unprecedented control over their medical records while...

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How Richard Belitsky led medical education at Yale into the 21st century

How Richard Belitsky led medical education at Yale into the 21st century

The way students learned medicine and doctors practiced it looked quite different in 1979. That was the year Richard...

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Roundup

Cell phones, earthquakes, and mental health

When earthquakes and tsunamis strike in Asia, there are few resources to treat the resulting psychological trauma....

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HPV vaccine could reduce cervical cancer

The new HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, could reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality if adopted widely across the...

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A chemical tweak to the genome

For the past 40 years, biologists have been searching for something they weren’t sure even existed—a chemical...

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Cancer and the chaos of lupus

Antibodies in lupus patients are the culprits of chaos—they cause the patient’s immune system to attack healthy tissue....

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