Media Briefs delivers healthcare news and insights through patient stories and interviews with clinicians and researchers. This page is regularly updated with expert-reviewed content which is available for journalists’ reporting needs. Feel free to run the story in its entirety or just portions and use the photos, both with credit to YNHHS. If you would like to speak with sources quoted in these articles, please contact Arielle Sklar, media content coordinator, Yale New Haven Health, at [email protected] or 203-200-3716.

An evidence-based approach to vitamin supplements: Dietitians available for interviews

An eagerness to enhance health and immunity has skyrocketed vitamin sales during the pandemic, yet there is little consensus around the safety and effectiveness of these supplements.......

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Addressing persistent symptoms following COVID-19: Physicians from the Post COVID Recovery Program at the Winchester Center for Lung Disease available for interviews

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a third of non-hospitalized people who contract COVID-19 experience symptoms weeks to months after the initial infection.......

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Reducing anxiety before a child’s surgery: Pediatric anesthesiologists available for interviews

Each year about a million children under the age of four in the United States have surgery with general anesthesia, leaving millions of parents worried about how to prepare their families......

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Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine pause: Physician leader available for interviews

On Tuesday April 13, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control recommended that states pause using Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine......

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What a nine-year study on desire for movement teaches us about exercise motivation: exercise physiologist available for interviews

A new series of studies published in Frontiers of Psychology looking at desire for movement show there are certain triggers that influence motivation to move.......

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What Is Tinnitus? Otorhinolaryngologist available for interviews

With the recent news about a potential link between COVID-19 and tinnitus, the medical term for a ringing in the ears, Adam Pearl, MD, chief of Otorhinolaryngology, Bridgeport Hospital, who sees patients with tinnitus on a daily basis, shares information about this condition and ways to protect your hearing.......

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Yale New Haven Health launches health information webpage for journalists

Yale New Haven Health has launched Media Briefs, an editorial webpage providing journalists with healthcare news and insights through patient stories and interviews with leading medical experts.......

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Yale New Haven Health improves adult sickle cell care: experts available for interviews

Each year 300,000 babies worldwide are born with sickle cell disease, an inherited mutation that causes typically donut-shaped and flexible red blood cells to become crescent-shaped and rigid.......

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Transmission after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination: Infectious disease expert available for interviews

The approved mRNA vaccines are critical tools we have to move past the pandemic, however as of February 2021 questions persist around whether getting vaccinated can prevent someone from spreading the disease to others......

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Fertility during the pandemic: OBGYN and reproductive endocrinologist available for interviews

Several states are reporting significant drops in birth rates over the past year and a June study from Guttmacher Institute found that more than 40 percent of women reported that COVID-19 changed their conception plans.......

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COVID-19 variants: Infectious disease expert available for interviews

Reports of mutations that give the virus an advantage, such as the UK variant, have emerged along with questions around how these mutations will impact immunity......

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Heartburn and COVID-19: Gastroenterologist available for interviews

Physicians noticed an increase in “Pandemic Stomach" this spring......

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Discussing vaccines with patients: Vaccine communication experts available for interviews

Across the board, healthcare providers are at the top of the list and need to be empowered when it comes to having conversations with people about vaccines – particularly parents......

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How vaccines work: Infectious disease experts available

Dr. Vazquez emphasizes that vaccines work on two levels; protecting the individual and protecting a population.......

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New heart transplant method comes to Yale New Haven Hospital

FDA grants Yale New Haven Hospital Continued Access for donation after circulatory death.....

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Pandemic-related depression: Behavioral health experts available for interviews

A survey study published in JAMA Network Open in September 2020 found that U.S. adults were reporting levels of depressive symptoms more than three times higher during the pandemic than before it took hold.....

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Addressing disparities in clinical research starts with trust

The Cultural Ambassadors Program is a partnership between Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) and respected community leaders to seek greater health outcomes through clinical research, advocacy, and education....

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Ease the (heart)burn this Thanksgiving

Acid reflux, commonly known as heartburn, is an extremely prevalent disorder affecting up to a fifth of the US population. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching...

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death: Thoracic surgeon available for interviews

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25 percent of all cancer deaths. Low-dose computed tomography (CT) is the only lung cancer test recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and can help change that.

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Workplace trauma: Chief wellness officer available for interviews

The pandemic sparked stories about healthcare heroes nationwide providing care while adhering to constantly changing guidelines, quarantining after work and homeschooling their children before heading off to challenging shifts.

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Lead shielding during X-rays: Radiologist available for interviews

A body of research has led to The American Association of Physicists in Medicine no longer supporting shielding patients’ reproductive organs, called gonadal shielding, during X-ray imaging exams.

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Why this year’s flu vaccine is safer than ever

Known for its own pandemic nearly a century ago, influenza spreads easily through respiratory droplets and can have serious and even deadly outcomes. But unlike COVID-19, experts have already spent decades developing a safe and effective flu vaccine.

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