Health & Medicine

Lane op-ed in the Washington Post

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

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October is…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. For information about NBCAM events this month, click here. To educate yourself about breast cancer in general, check out The Breast Cancer Book: What You

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August is…

The first of August brings several memorable events and many new releases from Yale University Press. Did you know….August is National Immunization Awareness Month? According to the CDC, National Immunization Awareness Month was recognized to “increase awareness about immunizations across the life span, from infants to the elderly. August is

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Show Notes for the June 2007 Episode of the Yale Press Podcast

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

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June is Vision Research Month

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. 

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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

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Heart Care for Life

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

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Surviving Prostate Cancer

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

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The Worst of Evils

“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

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Mental Health Month

May is national Mental Health Month, a time when the mental health community encourages everyone to learn more about the warning signs of mental illness. It is estimated that nearly one in three individuals experience psychiatric symptoms every year, so it is important to recognize the significance of such signs

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