Health & Medicine

Anesthesiologist Dr. Donna-Ann Thomas on pre-surgery anxiety

November 16, 2017

The Yale expert discusses tomophobia — the fear of surgery — and what anesthesiologists can do to alleviate the condition.

Yale team’s advance allows gene editing with surgical precision

November 16, 2017

Researchers have created a more precise and efficient technology to edit the genomes of living organisms, an ability that is transforming medicine.

Dr. Nita Ahuja named chair of the Department of Surgery

November 15, 2017

Ahuja's appointment as chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and chief of surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital will be effective...

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with diamonds and PET scans

November 15, 2017

Yale doctors have developed a novel way to scan Alzheimer’s patients which can determine whether a particular medication has potential to reverse brain damage.

New Yale lab will use virtual reality games to reduce risks in teens

November 15, 2017

The goal of the lab is to develop and test VR games for health education and behavioral intervention in youth and young adults.

Lizzie Hartong is back in the saddle again after reconstructive surgery

November 15, 2017

Yale doctors successfully reconstructed a teenager's pelvis after she suffered multiple fractures to it following a riding accident.

Experts: Government actions threaten women’s health care

November 15, 2017

Yale researchers joined other health experts to call for increased public engagement to address government efforts that can threaten women’s health care.

Yale psychiatrist’s team delivers mental health services in Northern Iraq

November 14, 2017

Dr. Andres Barkil-Oteo is working with a team of clinicians providing mental health services to 90,000 internally displaced people in nine camps.

Urologist Dr. Preston Sprenkle on prostate cancer

November 14, 2017

Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers affecting men; about one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes.

Major research funding envisions eyesight restoration

November 14, 2017

A team of Yale researchers is working to develop advanced systems to produce digital sensory data that the brain decodes.