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Sometimes a story is good medicine

Online onlySometimes a story is good medicine

Many people have heard Kimberly Robin Guy—who is in recovery from trauma, depression, and substance use—tell her story to help them get through similar experiences. Just ask Yolanda Herring.

“I thought I had conquered everything when I got clean,” says Herring, who is in recovery from mental illness and drug addiction, “but Kim helped me see that ‘conquer’ isn’t one of those words that you should...

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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 their support for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), which faces repeal in the nation’s capitol. Through a megaphone on the steps of the hall, speakers told tales from their own lives or the lives of loved ones about how repeal of the ACA could affect their health care or drive them into...

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Prejudice in the emergency room

Online onlyPrejudice in the emergency room

Every so often—a few times a year—a patient at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) hospital in Portland refuses...

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Former Yale Fellow leads medical Response during Hurricane Harvey

Online onlyFormer Yale Fellow leads medical Response during Hurricane Harvey

Texas Medical Center in Houston is the largest such center in the world. Its sprawl of more than 100 acres encompasses...

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Deputy dean for diversity

Deputy dean for diversity

During his undergraduate days at the University of California, Berkeley, Darin A. Latimore, M.D., felt like an...

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A thesis in three minutes

A thesis in three minutes

The poster plastered around the Yale campus was succinct: Three Minutes, One Slide, Big Ideas.This was the three-minute...

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Brain scans as predictors of suicide

Suicide is this country’s 10th leading cause of death. Among teens and young adults, it is the second-leading cause of...

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Linda Mayes’ journey to leading the Child Study Center

Linda Mayes’ journey to leading the Child Study Center

While training as a neonatologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Linda C. Mayes, M.D., FW ’85,...

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Roundup

A broken tail softens sperm’s punch

Fertility, it turns out, depends in part on a sperm’s ability to use its tail to move through fluids and navigate the...

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A deadly virus recruited to fight cancer

In 1969 Lassa fever almost killed Jordi Casals-Ariet, M.D., a renowned virologist at the School of Public Health. Now...

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Genes confer intelligence ... and increase autism risk

Genetic variants that have persisted through human evolution appear to enhance intellectual accomplishment while...

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