Health Briefs

Childhood Obesity


Trade in that Soda for Milk or Water!

Soda and sugary soft drinks are viewed by many as contributing to obesity and its related health problems. Yale researchers reviewed all current research articles published on this topic –...

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Bright Bodies

Children in New Haven and throughout the United States are getting heavier. Too much weight gain can bring health problems in early adulthood. The Bright Bodies program focuses on


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Judge the Box by Its Cover!

You’ve heard it hundreds of times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is especially true for children. Children who eat breakfast are able to think better in school...


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Obesity and Your Children

As rates of childhood obesity in the United States increase, it is important to understand how excess body fat stresses the body and makes children susceptible to disease. 


Diabetes and Heart Disease

It is well known that diabetics first and foremost need to manage their glucose levels. Since diabetes can affect the heart, it is also important for diabetics to closely monitor signs of...

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Making a Tough Job Easier

Using “real-time” glucose monitors to measure blood sugar among people with diabetes may revolutionize treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). This system automatically measures...

Heart Health

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Daily Weigh-In

Heart failure is the most common reason for older people to be admitted to the hospital. By tracking the body’s natural warning signs for heart failure, doctors and their patients may be...

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Heart Health and Depression

Depression is common among people who had heart attacks. Those who are depressed seem to be sicker and have more physical symptoms such as chest pain.

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Women and Heart Attack

Most women who have heart attacks don’t recognize the warning signs. Yale School of Public Health researchers looked at 24 women, ages 55 and younger, who had heart attacks and were...

Sexual Health

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Connecticut Women’s Health Project

What puts teens at risk for pregnancy also puts them at risk for STIs and HIV.

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Repeat Chlamydia Infections

Women 14 to 24 years old have the highest rates of chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). Many women who get chlamydia once, often get it again—that is,...

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Virginity Pledges

Virginity pledges are promises made by adolescents and young adults to wait for sex until marriage. Researchers studied whether adolescents who took virginity pledges had lower sexually...