Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, wrote an op-ed for the November 6 edition of the Washington Post. The piece, titled “Shy? Or Something More Serious?,” has generated strong responses online. Here is an excerpt from “Shy? Or Something More Serious?”: If anyone in my
Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast. It must be summer. I’ve spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out how to start these show notes, but I find my attention being drawn out my window and towards the early evening midsummer sunlight, lamenting
The first of June ushers in Vision Research Month which recognizes the accomplishments of vision research and recognizing the ongoing challenges and significant progress in discovering cures for many ocular diseases and disorders. One common eye ailment that has been receiving recent attention from the medical community is dry eye.
As a recent NPR report on new therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder explains, PTSD is one of the most controversial and widely-reaching mental health conditions of the 21st century. PTSD is often thought to be confined to veterans, but it can arise from any traumatic experience, and it also affects
February is American Heart Month, a time to promote awareness of the risks, causes and ways to reduce the chance of developing heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 70 million Americans have some form of heart disease. It is important
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time for men and those who love them to get informed about prostate cancer and take action against it. According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in American men and is the second
“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.”—Will Rogers In a world where more and more people are voluntarily “going under the knife,” it is hard to imagine a time when anesthesia was frowned upon. In the late nineteenth