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YSPH alumni grapple with pressing world challenges at Alumni Day 2018

June 8, 2018

The event focused on how social entrepreneurship can affect change, and how the School of Public Health has become an incubator for a student-driven approach.

Yale Nursing students create menu for better community health

June 7, 2018

As part of a new course, nursing students harvest vegetables and create their own healthy meals to better understand how to recommend a healthier diet.

100 years of progress in gender equality at Yale School of Medicine

June 6, 2018

Louise Farnam graduated from YSM the same year women finally earned the right to vote. Take an in-depth look at the progress made in gender equality since then.

How germs thrive on school desks

June 6, 2018

Looking at the microbial communities that grow on students’ desks, a team of researchers found that they overwhelmingly came from the kids sitting at the desks.

Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in United States

June 5, 2018

Psychiatry professor Carlos Grilo is the senior author of a new study that revises outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the U.S.

For women in medicine, the labor of generations has begun to bear fruit

June 5, 2018

Although there have been 100 years of women at the Yale School of Medicine, there’s more work still to be done.

Drug to treat alcohol addiction also helps with suppression of HIV

June 4, 2018

Naltrexone — an FDA approved drug that treats alcohol addiction — has been shown to help people with HIV maintain or improve suppression of the virus.

Yale football player, back for fifth reunion, headed for life in medicine

June 4, 2018

Roy Collins IV ’13 B.S., a former offensive lineman for Yale, is now pursuing a doctorate at St. Louis University to help patients better manage their diabetes.

Obesity rates on the rise among U.S veterans

June 1, 2018

The obesity rate among veterans has reached 32.7% and is rising toward the national average, according to a new joint study by Yale and the VA.

Doctors care for family members, too, when patients are in ICU

May 31, 2018

Better communication between the medical team and families can make a difference, according to Yale Medicine.