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Friday March 24, 2017, 02:30 PM

NCCN Foundation Board Names New Leadership

National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r))

Gena Cook, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Navigating Cancer, and Heather Kopecky, PhD, MBA, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry, have been named Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors.

Friday March 24, 2017, 11:05 AM

Two UTHealth Grad Programs in Nursing Ranked 23rd Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

No graduate nursing program in the Lone Star State is ranked higher than The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, according to the just-released 2018 edition of the influential Best Graduate Schools guide.

Thursday March 23, 2017, 05:05 PM

Students Propose Solutions to Critical Health Issues at Annual Hackathon

University of California San Diego Health Sciences

From virtual reality to crowdsourcing ideas, participants at UC Health Hack 2017 combined creativity and problem-solving to create projects addressing critical issues in health systems and global health. The 181 participants focused on one of two tracks: health care delivery or refugee health.

Thursday March 23, 2017, 03:05 PM

Columbia U. Dental School Dean Honored for Service to Oral Health Research

Columbia University Medical Center

The American Association of Dental Research presented the Jack Hein Public Service Award to Dean Christian S. Stohler of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Thursday March 23, 2017, 12:05 PM

Mercy Medical Center Now Baltimore Women's Classic 5K Title Sponsor

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Charm City Run welcomes Mercy Medical Center as the official title sponsor of the Baltimore Women's Classic, the largest all women's 5K race in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Thursday March 23, 2017, 12:00 PM

JAMA Viewpoint Explores Impact of President Trumps New Immigration, Refugee Executive Orders on Individual and Public Health

O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

The transformation of US immigration policy could have a harmful effect on the general public, patients and the health care system, say two public health law experts.

Tuesday March 21, 2017, 08:05 PM

Pacific University Press' Latest Offering Chronicles Oregon Health & Science University's Remarkable Transformation into a National Health Leader

Pacific University (Ore.)

Pacific University Press, the publishing arm of the 168 year-old higher education institution based in Forest Grove, Ore., is proud to release its second book, a well-researched chronicle of how Oregon Health & Science University revitalized itself and became a national leader in medical education, health care, and research.

Tuesday March 21, 2017, 11:45 AM

Available Now: New Toolkit Encourages Better Communication to Help Prevent Patients from Suffering in Silence Due to Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting

Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), in partnership with Eisai Inc. and Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc., today announced the launch of the Time to Talk CINV(tm) toolkit, which is comprised of resources for patients with cancer going through chemotherapy and their healthcare providers.

Tuesday March 21, 2017, 09:05 AM

New Research Findings: Health Costs for Children with Cancer Are Higher Than for Adolescents, Adults

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR announced the publication of original research estimating the costs of cancer care in children and adolescents in the March issue of Value in Health.

Tuesday March 21, 2017, 09:05 AM

Complexity of CRRT Makes Managing Medications a Challenge for Clinicians

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A symposium on continuous renal replacement therapies in AACN Advanced Critical Care includes an article on the multitude of factors that clinicians should incorporate into drug dosing and medication management during CRRT.

Monday March 20, 2017, 09:05 AM

Introducing Novel Guidelines for Patient Engagement in Research

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR announced the publication of suggested guidelines on establishing research partnerships with patients in the March 2017 issue of Value in Health. The report of these novel recommendations for outcomes researchers is entitled, "Emerging Guidelines for Patient Engagement in Research."

Sunday March 19, 2017, 01:05 AM

Poison Prevention Awareness Week Kicks Off on March 19

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a 24-hour emergency and information telephone service for anyone with concerns about poisons or drugs. In 2016, DPIC received more than 85,000 calls for assistance.

Friday March 17, 2017, 05:00 PM

Automatic Palliative Care Consult for Patients with Advanced Cancers Leads to Improved Outcomes

Yale Cancer Center

A recent study demonstrated that increased palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancers is associated with substantial impact on 30-day readmission, administration of chemotherapy following discharge, hospice referral, and use of support services following discharge.

Friday March 17, 2017, 04:05 PM

Loyola University Chicago Appoints New Stritch School of Medicine Dean

Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Chicago announces the appointment of Steve A. N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, as dean of the Stritch School of Medicine. Goldstein has nearly 30 years of experience in health sciences research, medical education, and higher education administration.

Friday March 17, 2017, 02:05 PM

ND Expert: Cuts to NIH Could Do Irreparable Harm

University of Notre Dame

Thursday March 16, 2017, 05:15 PM

Health Experts Available to Discuss President Trump's Proposed NIH Budget Cuts

West Virginia University

Thursday March 16, 2017, 02:00 PM

Penn Medicine Announces Executive Leadership Transitions

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania has announced new leaders in three top posts.

Thursday March 16, 2017, 01:00 PM

Hospital for Special Surgery Hand Surgeon Receives Prestigious Award for His Reseearch

Hospital for Special Surgery

Scott Wolfe, MD, chief emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, has received the prestigious Kappa Delta Orthopaedic Research Award. It's considered one of the highest honors an orthopedic researcher can receive.

Thursday March 16, 2017, 10:00 AM

New Supportive Care Resources from NCCN Help Patients with Cancer Confront Distress

National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r))

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients(r): Distress available on NCCN.org/patients

Thursday March 16, 2017, 08:00 AM

FAU Poll Shows Majority of Floridians Want to Keep or Expand Obamacare and Oppose New Healthcare Proposals

Florida Atlantic University

A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) or keep the law as is, while nearly three-quarters of them are concerned that people would lose their health insurance if the law is repealed, according to a statewide survey by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).

Wednesday March 15, 2017, 02:05 PM

New Liver Cancer Program Launches at Smilow Cancer Hospital

Yale Cancer Center

In the last 10 years there has been a constant growth in the number of patient with primary liver cancer treated at Yale New Haven Hospital and at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Smilow is one of the few medical center able to offer to patients with primary liver cancer a comprehensive array of therapeutic approaches and personalized care, according to the needs of each patient. These considerations have justified the formation of a freestanding Liver Cancer Program.

Wednesday March 15, 2017, 12:50 PM

'Coffee and Cases' Aims to Grow Clinical Skills

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The sun is just beginning to rise in the sky as about 25 first- and second-year medical students file into a classroom in Evans Hall.

Wednesday March 15, 2017, 12:05 PM

States with Expanded Medicaid Program Saw Higher Voter Turnout

University of Missouri Health

Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been used by political parties in attempts to mobilize voters. In a new study, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at the University of Missouri, found a correlation between voter turnout and Medicaid expansion, a key component of the ACA. He says that increases in Medicaid enrollment are related to considerably higher voter turnout in states that expanded Medicaid. The effect is likely due to both an increase in turnout for new Medicaid beneficiaries and a backlash effect among constituents opposed to the law and its implementation.

Wednesday March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM

Study Identifies Seven Health Behavior Patterns to Help Broaden Public Health Interventions

University of Kansas

A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has identified seven health behavior cluster groups to make public health interventions more holistic and efficient.

Tuesday March 14, 2017, 05:05 PM

Patient Smocks Designed to Provide More Dignity and Comfort Than Traditional Hospital Gowns

Loyola University Health System

A church group is donating patient smocks designed to provide more dignity and comfort. Each smock has three vertical openings, one down the middle and one down each side, fastened by Velcro strips. The patient needs to expose only the area that is being treated.

Tuesday March 14, 2017, 09:05 AM

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked the No. 2 graduate nursing school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 survey.

Tuesday March 14, 2017, 08:05 AM

ISPOR Publishes New Task Force Report on Constrained Optimization Methods

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR published a new task force report, "Constrained Optimization Methods in Health Services Research--An Introduction: Report 1 of the ISPOR Optimization Methods Emerging Good Practices Task Force," in the March 2017 issue of Value in Health. This new task force report provides health care researchers and decision makers with an introductory overview of this important methodology.

Monday March 13, 2017, 04:05 PM

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., Visits Rutgers Cancer Institute at University Hospital

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Highlighting progress and promise in cancer research, including advances made in colorectal cancer, representatives from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, American Association of Cancer Research, and University Hospital recently met with Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital in Newark.

Monday March 13, 2017, 03:05 PM

March Matchness 2017

University of California San Diego Health Sciences

Each year, at precisely the same moment -- 12 p.m. on the East coast, 9 a.m. on the West -- thousands of graduating medical school students across the country simultaneously tear open an envelope. The single sheet of paper inside informs each graduate where he or she will do their residencies -- in other words, where each will spend the first several years of their careers as working doctors.

Monday March 13, 2017, 03:05 PM

World Glaucoma Week 2017: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) marked World Glaucoma Week today by announcing $1.3 million in research grants. Glaucoma Research Foundation is funding eight researchers at prestigious universities and medical research centers with one-year Shaffer Grants, as well as the four principal investigators engaged in the multi-year "Catalyst for a Cure" biomarker initiative.

Monday March 13, 2017, 11:05 AM

Undiagnosed Diseases Network Dedicated to Solving Medical Mysteries

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

For 15-year-old Maggie Hall of Cookeville, Tennessee, and her family, finding the cause of her rapidly declining vision and worsening muscle weakness took seven years. But with the help of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's (VUMC) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) team, Maggie and her family now know where her condition originated -- the NADK2 gene. There is currently no cure, but just knowing what they're dealing is a relief, said Maggie's father, Mike.

Friday March 10, 2017, 02:05 PM

Pacific University (Ore.) College of Optometry Unveils New EyeVan Mobile Clinic

Pacific University (Ore.)

College of Optometry's new EyeVan

Friday March 10, 2017, 11:05 AM

Northwestern Medicine Receives Prestigious Pulmonary Hypertension Association Accreditation

Northwestern Medicine

Accreditation puts program in elite national group vetted for comprehensive treatments.

Thursday March 09, 2017, 02:05 PM

Penn Nursing's Kathryn Bowles, PhD, Selected for Induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International was developed to recognize nurse researchers for their lifetime achievements in and contributions to research and to mentoring future nurse researchers.

Thursday March 09, 2017, 01:05 PM

Wayne State's Dr. Bernard Gonik Named a Jefferson Science Fellow

Wayne State University Division of Research

Bernard Gonik, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as one of only 15 Jefferson Science Fellows by the U.S. Department of State.

Thursday March 09, 2017, 12:05 PM

Improve The ER: Design Thinking With Health And Human Services

University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

This is summary of Professor Jeanne Liedtka and Randy Salzman's Case in Point that ran in the 26 February edition of The Washington Post. In it, they examine the case of Whiteriver Indian Hospital and how design thinking will help the team better serve its patients and save $6 million a year.

Thursday March 09, 2017, 08:05 AM

Opioids Before Surgery Means Higher Costs, More Problems Afterward

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Surgery patients often go home from the hospital with a prescription for painkillers to take as they recover. But a new study suggests that doctors should also focus on patients who were taking such medicines before their operations, because people prescribed opioids in the months before elective operations have longer hospital stays.

Wednesday March 08, 2017, 04:05 PM

Mercy Medical Center Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Debra Vachon Named Castle Connolly "TOP DOCTOR" for 2017

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has announced that Debra A. Vachon, M.D., Surgical Director for The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, part of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor" for 2017.

Tuesday March 07, 2017, 05:05 PM

Common Cold Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous for Transplant Patients

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Study shows typically 'mild' respiratory virus can turn into deadly pneumonia in this vulnerable population, points to need for effective meds, better prevention

Tuesday March 07, 2017, 05:05 PM

Penn Study Parses Influence of Genes and Environment in Metabolic Disease

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

By comparing two strains of mice -- one that becomes obese and diabetic on a high-fat diet and another resistant to a high-fat regimen -- researchers identified genome-wide changes caused by a high-fat diet.

Tuesday March 07, 2017, 04:05 PM

$1.5 Million to Prevent Cervical Cancer in West Texas

EL PASO, Texas - Navkiran Shokar, M.A., M.P.H, M.D., has received nearly $1.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in West Texas.

Tuesday March 07, 2017, 02:35 PM

PinnacleHealth President and CEO Named

Philip W. Guarneschelli appointed president and CEO of PinnacleHealth System.

Monday March 06, 2017, 05:05 PM

Cancer 'Hot Spots' in Florida May Be Associated with Hazardous Waste Sites

University of Missouri Health

Studies have shown that hazardous waste sites have the potential to adversely affect human health and disrupt ecological systems. Florida has the sixth highest number of hazardous waste sites, known as Superfund sites, in the United States. In 2016, the state was projected to have the second largest number of new cancer cases in the country. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the University of Florida studied cancer incidence rates in relation to Superfund sites and found a possible association. Researchers believe this discovery could help direct public health efforts in the state.

Monday March 06, 2017, 05:05 PM

Daylight Saving Time: Insight From Father of CLOCK Gene

UT Southwestern Medical Center

As we embark on another spring of sunlit evenings, who better to address how daylight saving time affects our body clock than the father of the CLOCK gene: Dr. Joseph Takahashi of the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Monday March 06, 2017, 04:05 PM

No Lion, Mild Weather Could Mean a Severe and Early Allergy Season

For most people, warmer winter temperatures mean a break from home heating bills and an early start on outdoor activities. But for millions of others those warmer temps mean an early - and possibly longer - sneezin' season of runny noses, watery eyes and scratchy throats from seasonal allergies.

Monday March 06, 2017, 03:30 PM

NCCN Conference to Address End-of-Life Psychosocial Needs, Latest Oncology Treatment Advances, and Guidelines Updates

National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r))

22nd Annual Conference is March 23-25, 2017, in Orlando, FL

Monday March 06, 2017, 11:05 AM

Schexnayder Appointed to International Task Force For Pediatric Resuscitation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Steve Schexnayder, M.D., has been appointed to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Pediatric Task Force, which reviews the latest science to develop pediatric resuscitation guidelines used throughout the world.

Monday March 06, 2017, 11:00 AM

Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Residents Points to Gender Bias

University of Chicago Medical Center

By the end of the third and final year of residency, evaluations of female physicians placed them three to four months behind male colleagues in the same training program. Male residents, on average, received higher evaluations on all 23 training categories. The gap emerged early in the second year of training and steadily widened until graduation.

Monday March 06, 2017, 09:00 AM

Anne Clutterbuck Elected Chair of Harris Health System Board of Trustees

Harris Health System

Anne Clutterbuck, former Houston City Councilmember, has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body of the public healthcare system in Harris County. Harris Health has served the community of Houston/Harris County for more than 50 years.

Monday March 06, 2017, 08:10 AM

ISPOR Announces Plenary Sessions and Speakers for 22nd Annual International Meeting

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR announced plenary sessions and speakers for its 22nd Annual International Meeting that will be held May 20-24, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA. The conference will focus on significant changes in health care and policy with the timely theme, "Evidence and Value in a Time of Social and Policy Change."

Friday March 03, 2017, 04:05 PM

Harris Health Honors Staff Innovation, Creativity at Its Third Annual Summit

Harris Health System

A new automated microbiology laboratory that grows, incubates and identifies bacteria in minutes won Innovation of the Year at Harris Health System's Innovation Summit, a celebration of the staff suggestion program to improve patient care, environments and organizational processes.

Friday March 03, 2017, 03:05 PM

Springwell Senior Living Enters Partnership with Lifebridge Health

LifeBridge Health

Springwell, a senior living community located in Baltimore's Mt. Washington neighborhood, will join LifeBridge Health in a partnership agreement that became official on February 27, 2017.

Thursday March 02, 2017, 10:05 AM

What Would Repeal of Affordable Care Act Mean in NC?

Wake Forest University

Thursday March 02, 2017, 10:05 AM

Penn Nursing Professor Linda Aiken, PhD, to Be Awarded International Council of Nurses' Highest Honor

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), and Senior Fellow of Penn's Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics has been named the 2017 recipient of the International Council of Nurses' (ICN) Christiane Reimann Prize.

Thursday March 02, 2017, 10:05 AM

Education Should Consider Side Effects of New Methods, Policies, KU Researcher Says

University of Kansas

Yong Zhao has published an article arguing that education researchers should consider the side effects of new methods and measures before putting them in schools. Many approaches do have side effects, leading to poorer education. Emulating the medical field could give consumers better choices, he says.

Thursday March 02, 2017, 09:05 AM

Can Math Help Explain Our Bodies - and Our Diseases?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The incredible complexity of how genes, proteins and cells interact to create tissue drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world. Now, a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 06:05 PM

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Launches Second Annual #MakeMarchMatter Fundraising Campaign

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its second annual Make March Matter(tm) campaign Wednesday. The month-long community fundraising drive is helping local businesses rally community participation to raise $1 million in the month of March to support children's health in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 04:05 PM

Dr. David Benedek Named New Psychiatry Department Chair at 'America's Medical School'

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Army Colonel (Dr.) David M. Benedek will succeed Dr. Robert J. Ursano, M.D., as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine - 'America's Medical School'. Ursano announced last year that he would be stepping down as chair after 24 years, but will remain with the department as the director of USU's Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 03:05 PM

YCC Researcher Craig Crews Is Recipient of Cancer Research Award

Yale Cancer Center

Yale scientist Craig M. Crews is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Award granted by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR).

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 03:05 PM

In-House Specialty Pharmacy Reduces Medical Errors, Wait Time

Yale Cancer Center

Dr. Kerin Adelson discusses the in-house specialty pharmacy at Smilow Cancer Hospital with HemeOnc Today

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 01:05 PM

Interventional Radiology Registry Launches, Benefits Patient Care

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Through participation in the new Interventional Radiology (IR) Registry, interventional radiologists can take steps to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients undergoing image-guided interventional procedures.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 12:05 PM

MU Health Care Named to Top '150 Great Places to Work' by Becker's Hospital Review

University of Missouri Health

University of Missouri Health Care has been named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" by the health news publication Becker's Hospital Review.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 10:05 AM

FSMB Workgroups Prepare for Future of Medical Regulation

Dr. Chaudhry (FSMB President and CEO) sits down with Dr. Daniel Gifford, Immediate Past Chairman of the FSMB Board of Directors and Chair of the Workgroup on FSMB's Model Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Drs. Chaudhry and Gifford discuss the work of FSMB's Workgroups as they prepare for the future of medical regulation and assisting state medical boards in their mission to protect the public.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 09:40 AM

Mobilizing Health Care

Harvard Medical School

Local study suggests urban mobile clinics may help boost patient participation, engagement in care

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 09:00 AM

New Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Peter Hill, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, will become the senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, effective March 2.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 09:00 AM

Study Shows U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Are More Likely to Forgo Preventive Health Care

Florida Atlantic University

More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings. Yet, despite this advantage, many are not utilizing them and are contributing to this nation's soaring health care costs, which reached a whopping $3 trillion in 2014.

Wednesday March 01, 2017, 07:00 AM

ProMedica Makes List of 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare


Becker's Hospital Review has named ProMedica to its "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2017" list. This is the third year in a row ProMedica received this recognition.

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 05:05 PM

Houston Methodist Infectious Disease Research Expert

Houston Methodist

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 01:05 PM

Researcher's Findings Likely to Change How Doctors Treat Underactive Thyroid in Pregnant Women

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

In the first national study on the topic, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher found evidence to suggest that fewer pregnant women with a mildly underactive thyroid should be treated than previously recommended.

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 11:05 AM

Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Welcome Ziad G. Hanhan, M.D., FACS, Board Certified Thoracic and General Surgeon

Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital are pleased to welcome Board Certified thoracic and general surgeon, Ziad G. Hanhan, M.D., FACS to the medical staff. Dr. Hanhan specializes in caring for patients in need of treatment for diseases of the chest, with a special interest in lung and esophageal cancer, robotic lung resections, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robotic paraesophageal hernia repair and esophageal surgery. In his role, Dr. Hanhan will serve as the medical director for minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Riverview and Bayshore.

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 11:05 AM

Open Science Prize Goes to Software Tool for Tracking Viral Outbreaks

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

After three rounds of competition -- one of which involved a public vote -- a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 09:05 AM

West Virginia University Expert: Trump Speech Likely to Be Short on Health Care Details

West Virginia University

Monday February 27, 2017, 05:05 PM

5 Facts About Sleep Apnea

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

5 facts about sleep apnea and its negative effects on your health.

Monday February 27, 2017, 05:05 PM

Health Care Changes to Impact Dental Care

American Dental Hygienists' Association

This June, more than 1,500 dental hygienists will come together from all parts of the U.S. to learn from top dental hygiene experts, advance their careers with new research and technology, and engage with their peers at the American Dental Hygienists' Association's 94th Annual Conference. Committed to providing excellent content, ADHA is proud to announce Hannah Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH, who will cover changes in the health care system and how dental hygienists can prepare themselves for those changes at this year's conference.

Monday February 27, 2017, 03:05 PM

2016 Was a Record Year for Organ Transplants

Loyola University Health System

Organ transplants nationally and in Illinois experienced a record year in 2016. In Illinois, Loyola Medicine accounted for a large share of the state's increase.

Monday February 27, 2017, 11:05 AM

Research Explores Lasting Effects of Early Preventive Dental Care in Medicaid-Enrolled Children

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB study shows children receiving early preventive dental care from a dentist had more frequent tooth decay-related treatment, a higher rate of visits and higher annual dental expenditures.

Monday February 27, 2017, 10:05 AM

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Introduces Latest Generation of Gamma Knife Technology

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery system (SRS) currently available to patients diagnosed with primary and secondary brain tumors, vascular disorders, refractory pain, and movement disorders.

Monday February 27, 2017, 07:45 AM

ISPOR Initiative Advances High-Quality Value Assessment Frameworks for Health Care Interventions

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR announced the publication of a special theme issue of its flagship journal, Value in Health, devoted to methodological, process, and ethical considerations of value assessment frameworks.

Friday February 24, 2017, 11:05 AM

Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist and Noted Robotic Surgery Expert Dr. Dwight Im Named Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" for 2017

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center has announced that Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor" for 2017

Friday February 24, 2017, 08:00 AM

Fornessa T. Randal Appointed Executive Director of Asian Health Coalition and UChicago's Center for Asian Health Equity

University of Chicago Medical Center

Fornessa T. Randal has been appointed executive director of the Asian Health Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group, as well as the University of Chicago's Center for Asian Health Equity.

Thursday February 23, 2017, 11:05 AM

Donors Who Consider Overhead Costs Hurt Charities

Texas A&M University

Donors often rely on a charity's overhead costs to decide whether or not to give. But according to Texas A&M University Professor of Economics Jonathan Meer, relying on this metric creates disincentives for charities to hire skilled workers, thereby damaging the charity's effectiveness.

Wednesday February 22, 2017, 12:05 PM

Documentary Showcases N.C. Organization's Enlarged Scope of Care

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The sounds that fill hospital rooms can take on a discordant tone, as life-sustaining equipment beeps, hisses and blares. Chapel Hill nonprofit DooR to DooR breaks through the noise, bringing to health care settings the sounds of a different healing sort, as documented in the new film "The Acoustics of Care."With this documentary, UNC Charlotte researcher Margaret Quinlan and colleagues profile DooR to DooR, founded by Joy Javits to bring performing, literary and visual artists to health care settings. The film shows how the arts can introduce more soothing sounds and sights into health care settings to facilitate healing.

Wednesday February 22, 2017, 10:05 AM

White House Strategist to Lead UAB's Personalized Medicine Institute

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Matthew Might, Ph.D., a renowned computer scientist and strategic leader appointed to the White House Precision Medicine Initiative by former President Barack Obama, has been named the inaugural director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at UAB.

Wednesday February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM

CancerLinQ Partners with Premier Radiation Oncology Society

CancerLinQ LLC and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) are partnering to bring radiation oncology expertise to CancerLinQ and improve the care of cancer patients nationwide.

Tuesday February 21, 2017, 04:05 PM

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure

Washington University in St. Louis

Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to discharge such patients on the same day, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Tuesday February 21, 2017, 03:10 PM

University of North Carolina Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The UNC AARP Sprint aims to find digital health solutions to the challenge of: How can wearables be used to seamlessly galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications as prescribed?

Tuesday February 21, 2017, 03:05 PM

ProMedica Toledo Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2017 America's 100 Best Hospitals


ProMedica Toledo Hospital is pleased to announce it has received the 2017 America's 100 Best Hospitals AwardTM from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. For the third year in a row, ProMedica Toledo Hospital is among the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical excellence.

Tuesday February 21, 2017, 01:05 PM

Actors with Disabilities Go to Hollywood Festival, Sbarro Health Research Org Praises Filmmakers

The organization is praising a group of Italian filmmakers for their contribution to medicine through the arts. Their film, Ho Amici In Paradiso [I Have Friends in Heaven], will screen this week at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion, and Art Fest.

Tuesday February 21, 2017, 05:00 AM

Virginia Mason Named One of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Virginia Mason announced today it has received the "America's 50 Best Hospitals" Award from Healthgrades, a leading online consumer resource for comprehensive information about hospitals and physicians.

Friday February 17, 2017, 07:05 PM

Penn Team Tracks Rare T Cells in Blood to Better Understand Annual Flu Vaccine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A team has found a way to identify the small population of circulating helper T cells present in the blood after an annual flu vaccine to monitor their contribution to antibody strength. A technique that identifies these helper immune cells could inform future vaccine design, especially for vulnerable populations.

Friday February 17, 2017, 01:05 PM

MU Professor First in Nation to Develop Medical Curriculum Tailored to Native Americans

University of Missouri Health

Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and substance abuse. Melissa Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, led the first project in the nation to develop a mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health.

Friday February 17, 2017, 10:00 AM

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, Joins Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Chief of Dermatology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, an accomplished clinician, researcher, educator and health care administrator, has joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) as Chief of Dermatology.

Friday February 17, 2017, 09:00 AM

NYITCOM's Martinez Named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

New York Institute of Technology

Luis Martinez, Ph.D., is an infectious disease researcher selected as a Fellow in the second cohort of the AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science.

Thursday February 16, 2017, 01:05 PM

Op-Ed: Here's How to Reform Health Care


Our nation's health care system is a mess. The industry spends $3 trillion annually and constitutes more than 17 percent of the nation's GDP. For patients and their families, shouldering the burden of rising health care costs often leads to financial hardship and is the No. 1 cause of personal bankruptcy. Escalating health care costs lead many to forgo care, or patch together payments while neglecting other basic needs.