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Friday May 26, 2017, 03:00 PM

Losing Sleep Over Climate Change

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego study of U.S. data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century's end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising temperatures will make sleep loss more severe.

Wednesday May 24, 2017, 06:05 PM

A Call to Preserve Cancer Care

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Expert Calls for Protection of Critical Gains Made in Cancer Care Under Obamacare

Wednesday May 24, 2017, 05:45 PM

Is Big Data Eclipsing the Role of Randomized Controlled Trials?

ISPOR hosted its third and final plenary session this morning focusing on the usefulness of big data in health care policy decisions at ISPOR's 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA.

Wednesday May 24, 2017, 03:05 PM

ISPOR Presents 2017 Scientific and Leadership Awards

ISPOR recognized honorees of the ISPOR Awards Program at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA this week. The ISPOR Awards Program is designed to foster and recognize excellence and outstanding technical achievement in HEOR.

Wednesday May 24, 2017, 03:00 PM

Yearlong Survey Tracks the Microbiome of a Newly Opened Hospital

University of Chicago Medical Center

A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital -- with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces -- should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact. The Hospital Microbiome Project is the single biggest microbiome analysis of a hospital performed, and one of the largest microbiome studies ever.

Tuesday May 23, 2017, 05:00 PM

The Power of Social Network Interventions on Population Health

ISPOR held its second plenary session this morning at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA. The plenary, Social Network Interventions and Population Health, highlighted the research of Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH.

Tuesday May 23, 2017, 03:05 PM

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital Twitter Chat on Changing Default Approach to Tobacco Dependence

University of Kansas Cancer Center

On May 31, 1-2 p.m. (CDT), The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital will co-host an online discussion, via Twitter, about changing the way healthcare providers treat tobacco dependence.

Tuesday May 23, 2017, 02:05 PM

Robert Shaddy, M.D., Named to Top Pediatrician Post at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Robert E. Shaddy, M.D., to join CHLA as chair of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Pediatrician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at CHLA.

Monday May 22, 2017, 05:30 PM

Opening Plenary Session Explores Direction of US Health Policy Changes

ISPOR opened its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA this morning with its first plenary session, Where Is US Health Policy Going?.

Monday May 22, 2017, 04:35 PM

Nation's First Pipeline Program Provides Accelerated Pathway from High School into Medical School

Florida Atlantic University

"FAU High School M.D. Direct" is the first-of-its-kind pipeline program to be launched in the U.S. and places high school students from FAU High School directly in-line for medical school at FAU, jumpstarting their careers as young, aspiring physicians-to-be.

Monday May 22, 2017, 04:30 PM

ATS 2017: New COPD Action Plan Outlines Strategies for Improved Care

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One Michigan Medicine researcher is a part of the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute group that recently created a new COPD National Action Plan. Released at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference in Washington, D.C., it outlines key goals.

Sunday May 21, 2017, 08:00 PM

American College of Radiology Bestows Highest Honors

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors (BOC) presented its highest honor--the Gold Medal--to three pioneering innovators during ACR 2017 -- The Crossroads of Radiology(r) May 21-25 in Washington, DC.

Friday May 19, 2017, 03:00 PM

Insects Resist Genetic Methods to Control Disease Spread, Study Finds

Indiana University

A study from Indiana University published May 19 in the journal Science Advances finds that insects possess a naturally occurring resistance to the use of the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to prevent diseases such as malaria.

Thursday May 18, 2017, 05:05 PM

FSU Center Gathers Indigenous Nurses to Tackle Common Healthcare Issues

Florida State University

FSU is hosting nursing researchers from across the globe to discuss these common healthcare themes in indigenous communities and why nurses are catalysts in solving these complex issues. The FSU College of Nursing's new Center for Indigenous Nursing Research and Health Equity (INRHE) is holding the 2017 International Indigenous Nursing Research Summit May 18-19 in Tallahassee. It's the first nursing conference of its kind.

Thursday May 18, 2017, 04:05 PM

Verghese Mathew, MD, Named Loyola Medicine Division Director of Cardiology

Loyola University Health System

Verghese Mathew, MD, FACC, FSCAI, a nationally known interventional cardiologist, has been named director of Loyola Medicine's division of cardiology, effective July 1, 2017.

Thursday May 18, 2017, 10:15 AM

Prepare Now for Appropriate Use Criteria Mandate With R-SCAN

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Taking part in the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) brings radiologists and referring clinicians together to improve imaging appropriateness based on Choosing Wisely topics and prepares them for the coming federal mandate that health care providers consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) before ordering advanced imaging for Medicare patients.

Wednesday May 17, 2017, 06:00 PM

Long Term Survival Indicated for Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer Patients who Survive at Least Two Years

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Improvements in chemotherapy and liver surgery have resulted in increased overall survival in patients with advanced stage colorectal cancer in recent decades. In order to better predict outcomes for these patients, researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey conducted a retrospective analysis and found that stage IV colorectal cancer patients who survived at least two years have a better prognosis than originally thought.

Wednesday May 17, 2017, 01:05 PM

Social Contagion in the Exam Room: Peer Influence and Cancer Surgeons' Use of Breast MRI

Yale Cancer Center

A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found that surgeons' use of a new imaging test is influenced by the practice style of their peers.

Wednesday May 17, 2017, 10:00 AM

Study Shows Novel Device Significantly Reduces Blood Draw Contamination, Reduces Risks to Patients

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) found that a novel device can significantly reduce contamination of blood cultures, potentially reducing risky overtreatment and unnecessary use of antibiotics for many patients. This approach could also substantially reduce healthcare costs, according to the study. Thousands of U.S. patients get their blood drawn every day for blood cultures in order to diagnose serious infections such as sepsis, which can be a deadly condition. A small but significant percentage of the blood cultures are contaminated, due in part to skin fragments containing bacteria that are dislodged during a blood draw. This leads to false results that can mislead clinicians into thinking a patient has a potentially serious bloodstream infection. The consequences are costly and put patients at risk.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 07:30 PM

Study Links Physician Age to Patient Mortality Risk

Harvard Medical School

At a glance: Hospitalized patients have a slightly higher risk of dying when treated by older hospitalists--internal medicine specialists who oversee the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Physician age made no difference in patient mortality rates for doctors who treated large numbers of patients. The results suggest the critical importance of continuing medical education throughout the span of a physician's professional career. Age played no role in patient readmission rates but older physicians were slightly more likely to incur greater treatment costs.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 05:40 PM

UT Physicians Opens Community Health & Wellness Center in North Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With the opening of the new UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center - Jensen, children and adults living in north Houston can receive high-quality primary care and medical screenings at a multispecialty clinic. It opened May 16.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 03:00 PM

ATS Rally to Highlight Recent Proposals That Would Significantly Impact Research Funding and Public Health Priorities

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the American Thoracic Society will lead ATS members, pulmonary clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates in the ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs. The rally will bring attention to recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS's advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 11:05 AM

NIBIB-Funded Researchers Develop Optical Biopsy Tool to Identify Early Pancreatic Cancer

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers have developed a new tool for detecting early pancreatic cancer. The tool bounces light off targeted tissue to detect structural changes in the tissue, a method called light-scattering spectroscopy. The researchers performed a series of pilot studies using LSS and accurately distinguished benign cysts, cancerous cysts, and those with malignancy potential 95 percent of the time. The Harvard University team reported their results in the March 13, 2017, issue of Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 11:05 AM

Complications From Thyroid Cancer Surgery More Common Than Believed, Study Finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As thyroid cancer rates rise, more people are having surgery to remove all or part of their thyroid. A new study suggests complications from these procedures are more common than previously believed.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 10:10 AM

Unlocking the Mystery of Multiple Sclerosis with Tech

Keck Medicine of USC

Recruitment begins for a Keck School of Medicine of USC study of the first smartphone app to combine clinical data, MRI imaging and genetic data for people with multiple sclerosis

Monday May 15, 2017, 04:05 PM

Opening Up the Playbook

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is the only cancer center in the region offering acupuncture, and the service itself is nothing new. Penn has been offering the service for years after research made the benefits clear. But the man currently leading the therapy brings his own unique background and approach.

Monday May 15, 2017, 02:05 PM

UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative Awarded $5.8M for MS Research

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.

Monday May 15, 2017, 01:05 PM

CMS Grants Pathologists Quality Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Status

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The first pathologist-specific clinical data registry designed by pathologists earns QCDR status from CMS

Monday May 15, 2017, 12:05 PM

Georgia State University's IBMS Director Appointed To National Institutes Of Health Council Of Councils

Georgia State University

Dr. Jian-Dong Li, director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) at Georgia State University and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils (CoC).

Monday May 15, 2017, 11:05 AM

RLI Hails Radiology Leadership Luminaries

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The Radiology Leadership Institute(r) (RLI) recognizes the exceptional and demonstrated leadership of Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR, and Anne C. Roberts, MD, FACR, naming them this year's Leadership Luminary Award recipients.

Friday May 12, 2017, 04:05 PM

Saving Ryan: A Dramatic Tale of Hope, Persistence, and Medical Ingenuity

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Ryan Dant was afraid. He knew he likely wouldn't live to see his 11th birthday due to a virulent disease that would stiffen his limbs, attack his heart, and destroy his brain.

Friday May 12, 2017, 11:05 AM

Managing Body Donations Can Be Quite the Undertaking

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

At the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, managing body donations for education and research is no small undertaking. As Dwayne Hallman, manager of the morgue at PSOM shares, body donations are an essential part of medical education and scientific breakthroughs.

Thursday May 11, 2017, 02:05 PM

Mercy Medical Center Named to "America's Best Midsize Employers" List for 2017 by Forbes Magazine

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 300 midsize employers in the United States by Forbes magazine for 2017.

Thursday May 11, 2017, 01:05 PM

Second Annual In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun Takes Place at ADHA's 94th Annual Conference this June

American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) is proud to bring back the In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun on Thursday, June 15 as part of its 94th Annual Conference taking place in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition, ADHA is launching a virtual fun run so that people from all over the U.S. can help raise funds for the Institute for Oral Health (IOH), ADHA's foundation which serves to support, empower and advance dental hygiene professionals.

Thursday May 11, 2017, 11:05 AM

CHOP's Dr. Douglas Wallace Receives 2017 Franklin Medal in Life Science From the Franklin Institute

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Douglas C. Wallace, PhD, a world-renowned pioneer in mitochondrial biology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), received the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science on May 4 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Thursday May 11, 2017, 03:05 AM

Combining Risk Scores Improves Decision-Making Process for Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Physicians

Intermountain Medical Center

By combining a patient's traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient's individual risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation, according to a new study of more than 80,000 patients from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday May 10, 2017, 06:05 PM

New Guideline for Prostate Cancer Treatment - Radiation Oncologist Panel Members Available to Comment

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Wednesday May 10, 2017, 07:00 AM

Dr. Peter M. Fleischut Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Peter M. Fleischut has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian, effective May 1.

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 05:05 PM

Twenty-Year Cancer Survivor Gives Back by Donating 20 Handmade Quilts

Loyola University Health System

Twenty years after undergoing a life-saving treatment at Loyola University Medical Center, cancer survivor Carolyn Gatenby returned to Loyola to donate 20 handmade quilts. "I wanted to give back," Mrs. Gatenby said. "I've had 20 good years that I didn't think I'd have."

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 03:05 PM

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 03:00 PM

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Announces CHLA Health Network -- the Largest Pediatrician Network in Los Angeles

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the CHLA Health Network announced today the launch of the CHLA Health Network, a group of more than 100 general pediatricians in 26 practices throughout Los Angeles who have affiliated with CHLA to improve care for children across Southern California.

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 12:05 PM

Raymond B. Wynn, MD, FACR, Joins Loyola Medicine As Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology

Loyola University Health System

Raymond B. Wynn, MD, FACR, an internationally known radiation oncologist, has joined Loyola Medicine as vice chair of network operations in the department of radiation oncology.

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 11:05 AM

Astronauts Experience Decrease in Blood Vessel Function During Spaceflight, Study Finds

Kansas State University

A Kansas State University kinesiology study has found that astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body.

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 11:05 AM

Stereotactic Partial Breast Radiation Lowers Number of Treatments to Five

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a recent phase one clinical trial that stereotactic partial breast radiation was as safe as traditional radiation but decreased treatment time from six weeks to just days.

Tuesday May 09, 2017, 09:05 AM

ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting to Focus on Social and Policy Change in Health Care

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR announced confirmation of the scientific sessions for its upcoming 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA on May 20-24, 2017. The conference is expected to draw more than 4,000 health care stakeholders including policy makers, payers, thought leaders, researchers, academicians, decision makers, and patient representatives.

Monday May 08, 2017, 02:05 PM

Gift to Speed Discoveries to Patients

Yale Cancer Center

Blavatnik fund to speed discoveries to patients

Monday May 08, 2017, 01:05 PM

Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Die

Washington University in St. Louis

Uninsured women with breast cancer were nearly 2.6 times more likely to have a late-stage diagnosis than cancer patients who were insured, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Monday May 08, 2017, 01:05 PM

As the Weather Warms Up, Know Which Insects to Watch Out For

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

Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus, which is not dangerous to healthy people but can be more serious for the elderly or for those with weakened immune systems,

Monday May 08, 2017, 11:05 AM

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore Launches Awareness Campaign to Inform Community About Importance of Hepatitis C Screening

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

World-renown hepatologist Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, encourages the Maryland health care community to raise awareness about the importance of hepatitis C screening in light of recent CDC recommendations about the disease.

Monday May 08, 2017, 11:00 AM

"Incidental Findings" From Scans Challenge Efforts to Reduce Health Care Costs

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In an analysis of medical records gathered from more than 300 hospitalized patients, a team of researchers reports that routine imaging scans used to help diagnose heart attacks generated "incidental findings" (IFs) in more than half of these patients. The investigators say only about 7 percent of these IFs were medically significant and urged imaging experts and hospitals to explore ways to safely reduce the added costly -- and potentially risky -- days in the hospital the IFs generate.

Friday May 05, 2017, 09:30 AM

Researchers Shed New Light on Influenza Detection

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Researchers have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, by engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus.

Thursday May 04, 2017, 06:05 PM

Nominations Now Open for 5th Annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of nominations being sought for the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. Deadline for nominations is August 29, 2017. Nomination guidelines can be found at:

Thursday May 04, 2017, 01:05 PM

Hulin Wu, Ph.D., Named Chair of Biostatistics at UTHealth School of Public Health

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Hulin Wu, Ph.D., has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

Thursday May 04, 2017, 01:05 PM

Generous Donation by Enilda and Paul Sansone, Sr. And the Sansone Foundation, Means More 3D Mammography at Riverview Medical Center

Meridian Health

Thanks to a very generous $500,000 pledge from the Sansone Foundation founded by Enilda and Paul Sansone, Sr., Riverview Medical Center added a third tomosynthesis breast imaging machine in April 2017. Tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is the latest advancement in mammography technology, providing radiologists with clearer and more accurate images of breast tissue.

Thursday May 04, 2017, 12:05 PM

Healthcare, Economic Experts Urge Caution in ACA Repeal and Replace Debate

West Virginia University

Thursday May 04, 2017, 12:05 PM

Heather Pinkett Receives a Hartwell Research Award

Northwestern University

Heather W. Pinkett, an associate professor of molecular biosciences at Northwestern University, has received a 2016 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for her work advancing children's health.

Thursday May 04, 2017, 11:05 AM

Engineering Researcher at MSU Helps Design Artificial Lung Device

Mississippi State University

Children with chronic lung diseases often must wait months or even years for a transplant, while large, immobile hospital equipment that could help them breathe easier actually may worsen their condition by overtaxing already damaged lungs.

Thursday May 04, 2017, 10:00 AM

The DMC's Children's Hospital of Michigan Awarded the Eisenberg Award as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

Children's Hospital of Michigan

The DMC's Children's Hospital of Michigan as part of a patient safety research group, the I-PASS Study Group, received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. The award is presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF), two leading organizations that set standards in patient care.

Thursday May 04, 2017, 08:05 AM

Healthcare's Door Openers

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Student ambassadors show Baltimore youths the opportunities of nursing and enrich their own education in the process

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 06:30 PM

Future-Proofing Penn Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Announces $1.5 Billion Hospital Pavilion

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania will build a $1.5 billion new hospital on Penn Medicine's West Philadelphia campus. The Pavilion, which will house inpatient care for the Abramson Cancer Center, heart and vascular medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and a new emergency department, is expected to be completed in 2021. The facility will be the largest capital project in Penn's history and Philadelphia's most sophisticated and ambitious health care building project.

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 03:05 PM

Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Glaucoma Research Foundation

The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator's highest rating, indicating that "Glaucoma Research Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause."

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 01:00 PM

TTUHSC El Paso Breaks Ground on $83 Million Medical Sciences Building

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) officially broke ground on the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) II, an $83 million, 219,900-square-foot facility.

Tuesday May 02, 2017, 05:05 PM

UC San Diego School of Medicine's Christopher Glass Joins National Academy of Sciences

University of California San Diego Health

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced today the membership election of Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Tuesday May 02, 2017, 01:00 PM

Johns Hopkins Opens John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice for Patients with Infectious Diseases

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announces the opening of the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice at The Johns Hopkins Hospital on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Tuesday May 02, 2017, 12:05 PM

Jonathan Ringo, M.D., Named President/COO of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health selects Jonathan Ringo, M.D., as president and chief operating officer (COO) of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Monday May 01, 2017, 05:00 PM

Use of Telemedicine for Mental Health in Rural Areas on the Rise but Uneven

Harvard Medical School

At a glance: A newly published analysis shows the use of telemedicine to diagnose, treat and counsel rural patients with mental health disorders rose dramatically between 2004 and 2014. The research found strikingly uneven distribution across states, with four states having no telemedicine visits at all. Overall use of telemedicine for mental health care remains quite low, at 1.5 percent, underscoring the need to explore ways to expand access to such critical services.

Monday May 01, 2017, 03:05 PM

Then and Now: The Healing Power of an Urban Garden

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Physic Garden at Pennsylvania Hospital is a labor of love 200 years in the making. Today, it serves as a place for patients, families, visitors, and PAH employees to seek a peaceful refuge, while also being reminded of our rich history.

Monday May 01, 2017, 02:05 PM

Sky Blue FC Announces Hackensack Meridian Health as Title Sponsor

Meridian Health

Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) officially announced that Hackensack Meridian Health will return in 2017 as the title sponsor of the club.

Monday May 01, 2017, 11:05 AM

Study Finds Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Provided Most Benefit to Those in Poorer Areas

University of Louisville

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Kentucky proved most beneficial for Kentuckians living in areas with high concentrations of poverty, particularly children.

Monday May 01, 2017, 09:10 AM

Radiation Oncologists Call on Congress to Boost Cancer Research Funding and Protect Patients in Health Care Reform

More than 100 radiation oncologists from across the United States are on Capitol Hill urging Congress to grow its investment in cancer research and to protect patients' access to high quality cancer care.

Monday May 01, 2017, 09:00 AM

Oncology Nurses Enhance Patient Experience Through Navigators and Health Literacy

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Navigating a treatment path for cancer can be challenging for many patients, especially coordination of appointments between multiple practitioners. Combine that with a wealth of information about the disease which may not be easy to understand and there exists the potential for poor health outcomes. Nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored both topics in order to further enhance the patient experience. Their findings are being presented as part of a poster session at the Oncology Nursing Society's Annual Congress being held this week.

Friday April 28, 2017, 04:05 PM

UoFl Racetrack Clinic Nationally Recognized as Innovative Model

University of Louisville

The American Academy of Nursing has named School of Nursing faculty members Whitney Nash, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., and Sara Robertson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Edge Runners for establishing and growing the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center, which serves low-income thoroughbred racing industry workers and their families. The Edge Runner designation recognizes original evidence-based and nurse-designed care models that have shown significant clinical and financial outcomes.

Friday April 28, 2017, 01:30 PM

Counting the Cuts in Mohs Surgery: A Way to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a procedure that progressively removes thin layers of cancerous skin tissue in a way that minimizes damage to healthy skin and the risks of leaving cancerous tissue behind.

Friday April 28, 2017, 09:00 AM

The High Cost of Surviving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Johns Hopkins Medicine

According to a new multicenter study, nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings.

Thursday April 27, 2017, 02:45 PM

Hopkins Nursing Builds Toward the Future

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Spring 2017 Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing unveils plans for updating school and pushing education forward, plus much more

Thursday April 27, 2017, 02:05 PM

Media Advisory: Register to Attend ACR 2017--The Crossroads of Radiology

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Health, science and medical reporters: Secure free access to medical imaging and radiation oncology leaders to develop articles on crucial issues, including the need to deliver patient-centered care; breast, lung and colorectal cancer screening; and future health care trends at ACR 2017 -- The Crossroads of Radiology,

Thursday April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM

SCCA President Elected to 2017 Class of Fellows of AACR Academy

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

The American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, announced that Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, is among its newly elected class of Fellows of the AACR Academy.

Thursday April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Allergan and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Announce Winner of "Picture My IBS" Competition

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in collaboration with Allergan and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is excited to announce that Kimberly P. of Pennsylvania is the winner of the Picture My IBS competition, an initiative aimed at encouraging individuals to express their experience with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to share their journey - and the symptoms that affect them - through art and narrative.

Thursday April 27, 2017, 09:00 AM

Allegheny Health Network Joins Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania is the latest health system to join the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. Developed by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the research network is designed to establish a network of academic and community-based clinical researchers who provide new opportunities for research collaborations and accelerate the transfer of new diagnostic, treatment and disease prevention advances from the research arena to patient care.

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 01:05 PM

The Gary Magness Family Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Investor and film producer Gary Magness and his wife, director-producer Sarah Siegel-Magness, have made a $1.5 million donation to Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) on behalf of The Gary Magness Family Foundation.

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM

Johns Hopkins Supporting Innovation With New Innovation Hub

Johns Hopkins Medicine

By providing startups education, mentorship, services and affordable space, FastForward 1812 aims to help revitalize Baltimore's economy

Tuesday April 25, 2017, 08:05 AM

National Board of Medical Examiners Announces New Executive Board Positions

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), co-sponsor and creator of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), is pleased to announce new executive board members and officers elected at its 2017 annual meeting.

Monday April 24, 2017, 12:15 PM

Barbara Ross-Lee, Osteopathic Medicine Pioneer and Visionary, Announces Retirement

New York Institute of Technology

After nearly 40 years of advancing the field of osteopathic medicine and blazing trails for women and minorities, Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., is retiring as vice president for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), an institution she served for 16 years in multiple leadership roles. A longtime advocate for advancing medical treatment in underserved communities and an expert in national health care policy, Ross-Lee has inspired thousands of medical students to pursue careers in osteopathic medicine.

Monday April 24, 2017, 12:05 PM

Study: Medicare Recipients Who Utilize Rehabilitation Services Report Major Functional Improvements

University of Vermont

A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America's 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That's assuming Medicare - the nation's largest federal health insurance program for seniors - survives recent talk of its demise.

Monday April 24, 2017, 11:05 AM

Ramping Up Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Monday April 24, 2017, 11:05 AM

A Cancer in the Family: One Spouse's Diagnosis Can Lower Household Income

University of Georgia

Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

Monday April 24, 2017, 11:05 AM

A First: Earn Patient Experience Continuing Education Credits at ACR 2017

American College of Radiology (ACR)

ACR 2017 -- The Crossroads of Radiology(r) attendees have a first-of-its-kind opportunity to claim credit for their patient-centered care by earning continuing education credits from the Patient Experience Institute.

Friday April 21, 2017, 05:05 PM

UTHealth School of Public Health Training Youth to Become Advocates for Tobacco Policy Change

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To help train youth to become educators and advocates for tobacco policy change, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso is partnering with El Paso Independent School District high schools to create an innovative new program.

Friday April 21, 2017, 04:45 PM

Augmenting Reality in the Operating Room

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The reality of life in the operating room is about to look more like virtual reality, as leaders in clinical medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and colleagues with expertise in computing and imaging at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) work together on lifesaving technologies.

Friday April 21, 2017, 01:30 PM

Virginia Mason Receives Straight A's for Patient Safety

Virginia Mason Medical Center

The Leapfrog Group, a leading national nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, today announced that Virginia Mason has once again received an "A" for patient safety in the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 05:05 PM

Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Scholarships

Stony Brook University

In recognition of his dedication to the fight against cancer, Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States of America, was honored at Stony Brook University's annual charity Gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation, the Gala generates funds for student financial aid and a select academic area of excellence. This year, the University raised $6,946,000 in gifts and pledges including $2,051,000 for scholarships and $4,895,000 to support the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Since 2000, the event has raised more than $50 million.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 03:00 PM

Empowerment of Women Worldwide Key to Achieving Competing Goals of Food Sufficiency and Biodiversity Protection

Virginia Tech

An interdisciplinary teams of experts argue that world hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 11:30 AM

Sensor-Filled Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Physical Exams

University of California San Diego

Researchers have developed a sensor-filled glove that doctors could wear to accurately measure muscle stiffness, known as spasticity, in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other muscle control disorders.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 10:05 AM

The Medical Minute: Healthy Volunteers Vital to Clinical Trials

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

There is an ongoing need for healthy volunteers in clinical research studies that can lead to healthcare breakthroughs that provide better drugs and treatments for patients.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 10:00 AM

Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Disease Research Receives $213 Million of New Funding

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) marked its 20-year history supporting large-scale scientific collaboration by securing funding to the center through 2023. CIDR successfully competed for a seven-year contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) providing up to $213 million in research funding. The renewal contract enables NIH-funded researchers to use CIDR's sequencing, high-throughput genotyping, analysis and informatics services for a wide array of studies exploring genetic contributions to human health and disease.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 09:05 AM

WVU Expert: Coal Miners' Healthcare Plans Hang in the Balance Unless Congress Acts

West Virginia University

Wednesday April 19, 2017, 08:05 PM

Preventing HIV Among Youth, Transgender People

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

According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2014 occurred among young people ages 13 to 24, 80 percent of whom were gay and bisexual males.

Wednesday April 19, 2017, 04:05 PM

Webcam Service Enables Parents to have "Virtual Visits" with their Newborns in the NICU

Valley Health System

Being apart from your newborn while he or she is cared for the in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be heart-wrenching. To make the separation a little bit easier, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has introduced an innovative system that allows parents and extended family members to conduct "virtual visits" with their little ones via webcam.