Monthly Archives: April 2012

Does fertility treatment raise breast cancer risk?

Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Giuliana Rancic Raises Questions About In Vitro Fertilization Oct. 18, 2011 — When E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic made her breast cancer diagnosis public, there was speculation about whether fertility treatment might have been a factor. … Continue reading

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5 Risky Herbal Supplements

Even though they’re natural, some herbal supplements can be dangerous. “All natural” — it’s on the labels of a growing number of foods, cosmetics, cleaning products, and over-the-counter remedies. This is, in part, what makes herbal medicine so popular. But does … Continue reading

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How often do you really need to shampoo?

Maybe not as often as you think, dermatologists and stylists say. Lorraine Massey hasn’t shampooed her hair since the late 1980s. She’s no hippie, and she doesn’t have dreadlocks, either. The New York-based stylist, businesswoman, and author has long, soft … Continue reading

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Breaking barriers in medicine and race

The second black woman to enter the School of Medicine became a pioneer in sickle cell disease. A medical student in a time charged with racial tension in America, Yvette Fay Francis-McBarnette, M.D. ’50, echoes black Yalies before her who … Continue reading

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A doctor & pilot’s journey from NYC housing project to Atlanta by way of Vietnam

Norman Elliott’s journey to Yale began on a combat mission from Vietnam to the Philippines in 1972. A first lieutenant flying rescue for the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Elliott, M.D. ’79, was evacuating a 17-year-old airman who’d attempted … Continue reading

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