Listen to your Heart: Insights from a Chinese Cardiology Hospital

BY ANSON WANG Surgeons and nurses perform a heart transplant surgery on a 30 year-old woman. The team has just placed the new heart into the chest cavity. Surgeries can last anywhere between two to five hours, and surgeons often work late into the night. The team includes Dr. Huang and her colleagues.     … Continue reading Listen to your Heart: Insights from a Chinese Cardiology Hospital

Yale’s Initiatives in Early Childhood Development

BY AMANDA CORCORAN    As the correlation between a child’s first few years of life and future well being is becoming increasingly clear, Yale University and the field of global health broadly are responding to the importance of early childhood development. Research from myriad fields supports that a stable and healthy developmental experience has a … Continue reading Yale’s Initiatives in Early Childhood Development

Samoa: Photo Feature

BY AKIELLY HU These pictures attempt to capture the lush, tropical, and vibrant Samoan way of life, or fa'a Samoa. Many depict the family farm lifestyle, as well as traditional cooking in the umu, or cooking pit. Samoa's culture is rich with traditional foods, church-related activities, art, dancing, and so much more. Above all, the … Continue reading Samoa: Photo Feature

Samoa: Eating Tinned Fish on a Tropical Island What I Learned About Obesity in Samoa

BY AKIELLY HU     On my second day of living with a host family in Samoa, my host siblings and I rode a bus into the capitol city of Apia. I vividly remember peering over the railing at the top of the Apia government building, wide-eyed at the novelty of the view: stark white … Continue reading Samoa: Eating Tinned Fish on a Tropical Island What I Learned About Obesity in Samoa