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All about OCD: its causes and various manifestations:

From the physicians in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of  Medicine, we learn all about the causes, nature, symptoms and treatment of OCD –  obsessive-compulsive disorder. What are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is … Continue reading

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How important is a monthly self-exam in detecting breast cancer?

October is national Breast Health Awareness Month, which makes this question very timely. To answer it, we turned to Yale Cancer Center breast surgeon Anees Chagpar, M.D., director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. She … Continue reading

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Do I need to worry about sun exposure in the winter?

The calendar may say it’s winter, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down and forget about protecting yourself from the sun. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are the leading cause of skin cancer. Winter months can be dangerous, … Continue reading

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About “Ask Yale Medicine and Yale Cancer Center”

Welcome. This blog is your opportunity to ask questions of the physicians of Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. While it is no substitute for a professional diagnosis, and people must always consult with their personal physicians to … Continue reading

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