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Yale/Harvard public health tool maps local COVID-19 data

October 14, 2020

The free YSPH and Chan Harvard school-developed tool, called Covidstim, offers realtime coronavirus data at the state and county levels.

Neocolonialism and global health outcomes: a troubled history

October 14, 2020

YSPH’s Rafael Pérez-Escamilla and Mayur Desai discuss global health inequality and how existing global health governance structures came to be.

In defense of (mathematical) models

October 13, 2020

Epidemiological models of COVID-19’s fallout have been imperfect, but are essential for good decision making, argues Yale SOM Deputy Dean Edieal Pinker.

The 12 best COVID-19 prevention strategies

October 12, 2020

Confused about all of the strategies out there to prevent COVID-19 infection? Yale Medicine experts remind us of the best advice we have to date.

Advocating for a shift from race-based to race-conscious medicine

October 12, 2020

A Yale doctor and School of Medicine student are among the authors of a new article in the Lancet about structural racism in medicine, and how to combat it.

Brain imaging can predict childhood weight gain

October 12, 2020

A greater density of cells in a key reward center of the brain is associated with obesity in children and predicts future weight gain, a new study finds.

Virtual ‘tantrum tool’ helps parents manage meltdowns

October 12, 2020

An educational tool for parents developed by the Yale Child Study Center significantly reduced pediatric irritability and disruptive behaviors in a new study.

What is a plant-forward diet?

October 12, 2020

Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality Rafi Taherian breaks down what it means to be plant-forward and how to make the change.

A new treatment approach for deadly aneurysms

October 9, 2020

Yale Medicine vascular surgeons treat at least 80% of aortic aneurysms with minimally invasive approaches—and that includes some of the most complicated cases.

Improvements in stroke treatment could save more lives

October 9, 2020

Direct carotid puncture (DCT) can offer a surprisingly safe alternative to the standard mechanical thrombectomy for patients with difficult-to-access arteries.