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After 40 years, Richard Silverman retires

Online onlyAfter 40 years, Richard Silverman retires

Late February, Richard Silverman retired from Yale School of Medicine after 40 years of service to Yale University and its students.

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StreetCred: where health care can lead to a big tax refund

Online onlyStreetCred: where health care can lead to a big tax refund

Pediatricians at Yale’s School of Medicine have joined together with lawyers and community advocates in an unusual approach to improving health among poor children—by helping parents put more money in their pockets when they file their tax returns. By reducing poverty—a recognized risk factor in poor health outcomes—they hope to keep children healthy.

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Plans to consolidate primary care proceed

Online onlyPlans to consolidate primary care proceed

Over the past three years, New Haven’s largest providers of primary care have developed a plan to improve health care by consolidating services in a renovated facility on Long Wharf.

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Climate change may put humans at risk for worse health

Online onlyClimate change may put humans at risk for worse health

Global warming, Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, told an audience at internal medicine grand rounds in March, is real and it is affecting health around the world.

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Patient navigators address barriers to health care

Patient navigators address barriers to health care

Priscilla Wang, M.D. ’17, recalled a frightening moment at her patient’s house. She watched in dismay as the man, who...

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YSM offers a leg up to students aspiring to medical careers

YSM offers a leg up to students aspiring to medical careers

At the age of 42, Shermaine Hutchins has more life experiences under his belt than many of his classmates at the School...

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The DNA repair–breast cancer connection

The DNA repair–breast cancer connection

The gene known as BRCA1 (for “breast cancer susceptibility gene 1”) has a storied history. It was the first gene...

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Putting children first

Putting children first

After the Great Recession, researchers in pediatric health worried that their field might suffer a permanent loss of...

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Roundup

Yale researchers help rescue extinct tortoises

For years before his death in 2012 in the Galápagos Islands, people around the world followed the sad saga of “Lonesome...

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Less than 1 percent of neurons orchestrate brain development

It is a sign of enlightenment and sophistication for a country to adopt democratic methods of government. Not so with...

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USSR: public health pioneer

An exhibit at Yale’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library in October presented viewers with an unusual spectacle—the first...

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Translation of world’s most mysterious manuscript is unmade

In September 2017, a television writer and amateur decoder named Nicholas Gibbs claimed to have deciphered the Voynich...

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