Medicine

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Healthcare professionals say electronic records that were supposed to make health care better and more efficient are actually very difficult to use. That’s the finding of a recent Yale study.

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There are racial disparities among those on the waitlist for a kidney transplant – and they tend to benefit whites over people of color. That’s one of the findings of a new study from Yale.

In NY Prescription Pads Out, E-Prescriptions In

Mar 17, 2016
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New York State is requiring doctors to do away with traditional pen-and-pad prescriptions by March 27th. They’ll have to switch to e-prescriptions that doctors send to a pharmacy electronically.

Book Review: Doctored

Jun 23, 2015

“Doctored,” meaning restored to good condition, comes from the world of medicine, though it’s commonly used today to mean being made impure, in order to trick or deceive, as in “doctoring the evidence.” In his new medical memoir, Doctored, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, a cardiologist who directs the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, plays on both senses of the word.

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Yale Professor James E. Rothman, is one of three winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for medicine announced on Monday. The award is for research on how key substances are transported within cells. He shares the prize with Randy Shekman of the University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Sudhof of Stanford University. Rothman credits funding from the National Institutes of Health for his research.