Public Health Midwives in Sri Lanka
A longitudinal study in Sri Lanka on the effect of training public health midwives on exclusive breastfeeding reported a highly significant increase in the percentage of mothers breastfeeding their infants for 6 months, as well as the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding–all for a relatively low cost. Today, Sri Lanka has one of the top breastfeeding outcomes in the world with 99% of children ever-breastfed and 82% breastfed exclusively in the first six months in 2016.
Asylum Medicine Conference on Oct. 5: "Medical Forensic Evaluations of Asylum Seekers: The Role of the Clinician in Documenting Human Rights Abuses"
Yale Center for Asylum Medicine will present an all-day conference on Saturday, October 5, which outlines the unique and important contribution clinicians can make for the benefit of vulnerable migrants who are seeking asylum.
HEALTH NOTES: Black and Hispanic Cancer Patients Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
A new study has shown that clinical trials for new cancer medications rarely analyze data on safety and effectiveness by race and that black and Hispanic patients are consistently underrepresented among participants.
HAVEN Free Clinic ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk: Sunday Morning, Oct. 6, in New Haven’s Edgewood Park
The student-run HAVEN Free Clinic is hosting its sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 6th at Edgewood Park in New Haven. The goal is to raise $25,000 to support clinic operations, to enable HAVEN to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients in New Haven.
Street Psychiatry at CMHC Joins Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center for Overdose Awareness Day
In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, the City of New Haven Health Department and many community organizations came together to provide resources, increase awareness, and educate about treatment options for those struggling with substance use disorders.
Health Care Industry Is a Major Source of Harmful Emissions
Climate change presents an unprecedented public health emergency and the global healthcare sector is contributing to the worldwide crisis, argues Jodi Sherman, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine in a commentary published Aug. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Blood Pressure Control Less Likely Among Those Treated in Low-income Areas
People enrolled in a large clinical hypertension management trial were half as likely to control their blood pressure if they received care at clinics and primary care practices in low-income areas, according to new Yale-led research.
Grand Rounds: Overall Community Health Lifts the Well-Being of Individuals
“Historically, most people working on health disparities here and nationally focus on mitigating the negative,” said Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS. “What if we started identifying the health assets in our community, and started promoting those instead?”
Yale Refugee Health Program Provides Medical Home for Refugees
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and faculty play a key role ensuring the approximately 250 refugees who arrive annually to Greater New Haven receive high quality health care and guidance as they transition to a new health care system. The Yale Refugee Health Program (YRHP), which seeks to provide a medical home for refugees, coordinates these efforts.