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Health Equity: What It Means and Why It Matters

Health equity versus health equality. Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, an infectious diseases specialist who is leading Yale’s clinical studies around COVID-19, says there is an important distinction between “equality” and “equity.” “Imagine there's a high fence, and the goal is to look over the fence,” he says. “A tall adult can see

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Internal Medicine > Departments > Yale Medicine

Covering every aspect of health care for adults, Internal Medicine is the largest department in the Yale School of Medicine, and the largest clinical service at Yale New Haven Hospital. We provide comprehensive and specialized services in …

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General Internal Medicine > Departments > Yale Medicine

The physicians in our General Internal Medicine section are national leaders in their fields, and provide dedicated, comprehensive patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings at several sites across Connecticut:At Yale Internal …

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About MyChart > Yale Medicine

MyChart, our secure online patient portal, gives you access to all of your Yale health information whenever you need it, wherever you may be. Sign up today. To sign up for MyChart you need an activation code, which you can get in one of three ways: Find one on your after-visit summary. Request one at your next appointment.

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COVID-19 > Fact Sheets > Yale Medicine

COVID-19. • The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2, the 2019 novel coronavirus. • Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of …

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Coronavirus > Fact Sheets > Yale Medicine

SARS-CoV-2 is the newest coronavirus, and health experts are still learning about how it causes COVID-19, which can lead to symptoms including cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and can cause pneumonia and even death in …

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Endocrinology > Departments > Yale Medicine

Endocrinology. Our nationally and internationally recognized physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating diseases related to the body’s endocrine system, which regulates hormones. They also specialize in treating metabolic …

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Cardiovascular Medicine > Departments > Yale Medicine

800 Howard Avenue, Fl 2nd. 2. Cardiovascular Medicine. 333 Cedar Street, Ste Boardman 110. 3. Yale Heart & Vascular Center - Norwich. 79 Wawecus Street, Ste 106. Yale Heart and Vascular Center - North Haven. Yale Heart and …

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Parasitic Diseases > Fact Sheets > Yale Medicine

While not as common in the U.S., parasitic diseases are a major public health concern in the rest of the world. Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health are doing important research into innovative, non-medical ways of controlling …

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Why Is Sitting so Bad for Us

Some studies show an association between prolonged sitting and weight gain—and an especially strong link with diabetes, says Wajahat Mehal, MD, director of the Yale Medicine Metabolic Health & Weight Loss Program. …

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Neurology > Departments > Yale Medicine

Yale’s Department of Neurology has been at the forefront of cutting-edge clinical care and scientific discovery since it began in 1952. It was Yale scientists who discovered the genes that cause Multiple Sclerosis. Yale housed one of the first epilepsy monitoring units in the country, and one of the first stroke centers at its partner, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Center in West …

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Heart Disease in Women > Fact Sheets > Yale Medicine

Heart Disease in Women. • Various heart conditions that can affect women differently from men. • Common types include coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, diseases of the heart valves, among others. • Treatment includes lifestyle changes, medications, surgical procedures, cardiac rehabilitation. • Involves cardiovascular medicine.

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Ophthalmology > Departments > Yale Medicine

Ophthalmology. Yale ophthalmologists are committed to addressing the most complex eye problems with vision-saving care. We provide a complete range of services that address minor problems like pink eye to major diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. We provide medical and surgical care for retinal

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Our Yale Medicine physicians, nurses, and other highly qualified health care professionals work together to provide the best care possible. Learn more about our philosophy of care, services and care team members at the: Child Study Center If you have questions, please call 1-844-362-9272.

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Colonoscopy > Fact Sheets > Yale Medicine

During a colonoscopy, a doctor examines a patient’s large intestine, or colon, to look for and remove growths that could be precancerous or cancerous. Most colonoscopies are done under sedation. The doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube with a tiny light and camera attached to it into the rectum and up through the colon.

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Center for Breast Cancer > Departments > Yale Medicine

The Center for Breast Cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center provides coordinated, state-of-the-art care for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the breast. For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, we offer dedicated care, innovative treatment options, and cutting-edge research. A great deal of progress in the detection and treatment of breast …

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Hernia Repair Surgery > Fact Sheets > Yale Medicine

Hernia Repair Surgery. • An operation to treat a hernia, a condition in which part of an organ bulges through tissue. • Types of hernias include ventral, inguinal, and hiatal. • May be treated minimally invasively, laparoscopically, or with traditional open surgery. • …

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Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric Program > Yale Medicine

Our specialists offer expert evaluation, counseling, and treatment for children and adolescents with a variety of developmental and behavioral challenges. We care for patients with conditions ranging from ADHD and oppositional-defiant behavior, to autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. In addition, we treat fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, anxiety and …

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