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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.

Thursday February 16, 2017, 12:05 PM

Cal State LA Receives Federal Research Grant to Improve Fitness in Wheelchair Users

California State University, Los Angeles

Cal State LA has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to research the exercise needs of wheelchair users, specifically those with traumatic spinal cord injuries.

Thursday February 16, 2017, 12:00 PM

Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully "listened in" on the crosstalk between gut microbes and the immune system.

Thursday February 16, 2017, 09:05 AM

Tackling Heart Disease on a Global Scale

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

More than 17.5 million people die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year - making it the number one cause of death worldwide and rates of CVD in low- and middle-income countries have been climbing at an alarming rate.

Thursday February 16, 2017, 05:00 AM

UT Southwestern Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal, Incurable Kidney Disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, working with a California biotech firm, have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease - an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney failure

Thursday February 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells

Rutgers University

They're called TIPs and their task would be to infiltrate and outcompete influenza, HIV, Ebola and other viruses. Soon, Rutgers' Laura Fabris will play a key role in a project aimed at designing TIPs - therapeutic interfering particles to defuse the flu. For the first time in virology, Fabris and her team will use imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to monitor mutations in the influenza virus, with unprecedented sensitivity, when it enters cells. Fabris will soon receive a $820,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It's part of a four-year, $5.2 million INTERfering and Co-Evolving Prevention and Therapy (INTERCEPT) program.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 03:05 PM

Medicaid Expansion Possibly Reduced 'Medical Divorces,' Economists Find

University of Kansas

In the paper distributed this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Kansas researchers found states that did expand Medicaid under the 2010 Affordable Care Act experienced a 5.6 percent decrease in the prevalence of divorce among people ages 50-64, compared with those states that did not expand.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 01:05 PM

College of Health and Human Services Conference to Address Veterans Health and Reintegration

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The 2017 UNC Charlotte Veterans' Health Conference will emphasize biopsychosocial issues related to reintegration, including physical health challenges faced by this population and access to and use of services among veterans, service members and their families, including potential strategies for supporting reintegration to their life roles in the community.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 01:05 PM

'Explosive Growth' of Interventional Oncology Prompts Formation of New Society

Yale Cancer Center

The board of directors for World Conference on Interventional Oncology, a nonprofit association that supports and promotes the field, has established a society to further its mission.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 12:05 PM

Mental Shortcuts

Harvard Medical School

Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 12:05 PM

Dr. Melissa Simon Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Northwestern University

Dr. Melissa Simon, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been appointed to a national task force that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services, including screenings, counseling, and preventive medications on topics such as cancer and diabetes.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 09:00 AM

Payers Weigh the Implications of Multigene Testing Coverage in New UCSF Study

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

A recent study from the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center identified opportunities to address the barriers to coverage of hereditary cancer panels, as published in JNCCN.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 08:00 AM

VisionIT and Henry Ford Health System Announce Unique Mobile Healthcare Communication Tool

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford and VisionIT will debut CareTrail at Microsoft Innovation Theater in Orlando at HIMSS 2017, the largest annual healthcare and IT conference in the U.S.

Tuesday February 14, 2017, 07:05 PM

Canine Cupids Bring Valentine Cheer to Hospitalized Patients

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

A team of pettable cupids made a special delivery to hospitalized patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, on Valentine's Day, bearing a love-and-kisses message that's sure to stay with the children and adults for a long time. Adorable dogs, dressed up in their Valentine's Day finest, dutifully delivered handmade Valentine cards throughout the morning today to patients of all ages in their hospital rooms and pediatric playrooms. The canine cupids and their volunteer owners are members of UCLA's People-Animal Connection, an animal-assisted therapy program.

Tuesday February 14, 2017, 12:00 PM

Wake Forest Baptist Names Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., Chief Executive Officer

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced Julie Ann Freischlag, (pronounced FRY-shlog), M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the medical center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year announced that he would transition to a new position at the Medical Center, after leading it since 2008.

Tuesday February 14, 2017, 09:00 AM

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Names Benjamin Levy to Lead Medical Oncology Program at Sibley

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lung cancer specialist Benjamin Levy, M.D., has been named the new clinical director of medical oncology and medical director of thoracic oncology for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in northwest Washington, D.C.

Tuesday February 14, 2017, 08:05 AM

"Mapping Studies" in Cost-Utility Analyses: New Recommendations From ISPOR Task Force

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR published a new Task Force Report, "Mapping to Estimate Health-State Utility from Non-Preference-Based Outcome Measures: An ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research Task Force Report," in the January 2017 issue of Value in Health.

Monday February 13, 2017, 03:00 PM

Dr. Glenn Eisen Now Leads GIQuIC National Endoscopy Quality Registry

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Glenn M. Eisen, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE, is now the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC), a national endoscopic registry and clinical benchmarking tool for gastroenterologists. Dr. Eisen assumes this role from Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, FASGE, who is President-Elect of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). GIQuIC is a joint initiative of ACG and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) that fosters the ability of endoscopists and endoscopy facilities to benchmark themselves, and provides impetus for quality improvement.

Monday February 13, 2017, 08:05 AM

Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Neurology Department

Henry Ford Health System

World renowned neuro-intensivist and researcher Stephan Mayer, M.D., F.C.C.M., has joined Henry Ford Health System as the new chair of neurology.

Monday February 13, 2017, 08:05 AM

Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Scientists Use New 'Blood Biopsies' With Experimental Device to Speed Cancer Diagnosis and Predict Disease Spread


A team of investigators from Cedars-Sinai and UCLA is using a new blood-analysis technique and tiny experimental device to help physicians predict which cancers are likely to spread by identifying and characterizing tumor cells circulating through the blood.

Monday February 13, 2017, 08:05 AM

ISPOR Releases New Task Force Recommendations for the Development of Clinician-Reported Outcome Assessments

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR published a new Task Force Report, "Clinician-Reported Outcome Assessments of Treatment Benefit: Report of the ISPOR Clinical Outcome Assessment Emerging Good Practices Task Force," in the January 2017 issue of Value in Health.

Friday February 10, 2017, 02:05 PM

Teledentistry Featured at ADHA's 94th Annual Conference

American Dental Hygienists' Association

Every year, more than 1,500 dental hygienists come together from all parts of the U.S. to learn from and network with the top experts in their field at the American Dental Hygienists' Association's (ADHA) 94th Annual Conference. This year, ADHA is pleased to announce Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS as one of the conference's featured speakers, covering "Teledentistry and Addressing the State of Decay in Older Adults."

Friday February 10, 2017, 09:00 AM

MD Anderson Designated First Project ECHO Superhub for Oncology

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Recognizing a critical need to address disparities in cancer care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been designated as an ECHO superhub for oncology by the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center (UNMHSC). MD Anderson is one of just nine ECHO superhub sites in the world and the first focused on oncology.

Thursday February 09, 2017, 01:05 PM

An Alternative Theory on How Aspirin May Thwart Cancer

Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Studies abound that point to a role for plain old aspirin in keeping deadly cancers at bay. While aspirin is not yet part of mainstream treatment for any cancer, it is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for certain adults to help prevent colorectal cancer.

Wednesday February 08, 2017, 05:00 PM

To Make Medicare Better for All, Take Social Risk Factors Into Account, Experts Recommend

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

It's time for the Medicare system to take non-medical, "social" risk factors into account when it decides how to pay or grade hospitals and other health care providers, two experts say based on a new National Academies report. Doing so could incentivize better care for all patients.

Wednesday February 08, 2017, 05:00 PM

Social Risk Factors Influence Health Outcomes, Medicare Payment

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Social risk factors including income, education and ethnic background influence health outcomes and should be taken into account in Medicare payment models, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective released today, "Social Risk Factors and Equity in Medicare Payment."

Wednesday February 08, 2017, 04:05 PM

UAB First in Alabama to Implement New FDA-Approved PFO Occluder

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Massoud Leesar, M.D., performed the first procedure Jan. 25, 2017, and that is good news for people who suffer strokes as a result of patent foramen ovale, or PFO.

Wednesday February 08, 2017, 03:05 PM

UTHealth's Eric Thomas Appointed to Patient Safety Post

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

As part of a landmark patient safety study, Eric Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been appointed to the Board of Advisors of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).

Wednesday February 08, 2017, 03:05 PM

UTHealth's Lillian Kao Appointed Acute Care Surgery Chief

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Lillian Kao, M.D., M.S., professor of surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been appointed chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Tuesday February 07, 2017, 09:05 AM

USU Opens New College of Allied Health Sciences

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently established a new College of Allied Health Sciences for both graduate and undergraduate education programs. Dr. Mitchell Seal was selected as founding dean following a nationwide search.

Tuesday February 07, 2017, 08:05 AM

ProMedica, Paramount Health Care Team Up with American Well to Provide Online Health Visits


ProMedica, an Ohio-based health system, and Paramount Health Care, a health insurance provider affiliated with ProMedica, are collaborating with American Well, a leading telehealth company, to offer live video medical visits 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Monday February 06, 2017, 11:45 AM

Experts on Bioethics and Policy Available for Comment

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Monday February 06, 2017, 11:00 AM

Johns Hopkins Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Contract in Effort to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons, has been awarded a nearly $4 million contract, with the option of $12 million over three years, for a total of about $16 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve the outcomes and experiences of surgery patients across the United States. The project, funded and guided by AHRQ, will enable more than 750 hospitals to implement enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, which have been shown to reduce complications, decrease lengths of stay and boost patient experience.

Monday February 06, 2017, 07:25 AM

Surplus Medical Equipment From UofL Gets a Second Life in Ghana

University of Louisville

UofL donated surplus ophthalmic equipment to Friends Eye Center in Tamale, Ghana, allowing the center to better treat Ghanaian patients and train new physicians.

Monday February 06, 2017, 12:05 AM

Two UTHealth Faculty Members Elected to UT System Shine Academy

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Two faculty members from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been elected to The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine., M.D., Academy of Health Science Education.

Friday February 03, 2017, 03:05 PM

Former NFL Player Now a SLU Otolaryngology Resident

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Samkon Gado, M.D., a second-year resident in otolaryngology at Saint Louis University is a former NFL player.

Friday February 03, 2017, 05:00 AM

Thirdhand Smoke Affects Weight, Blood Cell Development in Mice

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A new Berkeley Lab-led study found that the sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke led to changes in weight and blood cell count in mice. These latest findings add to a growing body of evidence that thirdhand smoke exposure may be harmful.

Thursday February 02, 2017, 01:30 PM

Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients Announces Renewed Participation in Medicare Program

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (JMAP), the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) of Johns Hopkins Medicine, announces that it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to renew its participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the next three years. The Shared Savings Program offers financial incentives to encourage ACOs to improve coordination, communication and overall care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries while also reducing health care costs.

Thursday February 02, 2017, 01:05 PM

Case Western Reserve Appoints Bernard Boulanger, MD, as Senior Associate Dean for the Metrohealth System

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine has appointed Bernard Boulanger, MD, MBA, as senior associate dean for The MetroHealth System. In his new role, effective March 1, Dr. Boulanger will oversee the planning, assessment, and implementation of the school's teaching and research programs at the health system. He will also serve as professor of surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Thursday February 02, 2017, 03:05 AM

Infectious Diseases Expert Urges Caution in Flu Panic

Virginia Tech

Wednesday February 01, 2017, 05:00 PM

Smaller, More Focused Insurers Earning Profits in New Market

"Success and Failure in the Insurance Exchanges," a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article released today, examines whether the financial struggles of some major insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reflect a policy failure that should be addressed via repeal or reform, or a mismatch of these firms' capabilities and strategies to a newly created market.

Wednesday February 01, 2017, 01:05 PM

The Wistar Institute Appoints Joseph Salvino, Ph.D., as Professor in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program and Scientific Director of the Molecular Screening Facility

Wistar Institute

Wistar announces the appointment of Joseph M. Salvino, Ph.D., as professor in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program and Scientific Director of the Institute's Molecular Screening Facility.

Tuesday January 31, 2017, 05:05 PM

Team Demonstrates Digital Health Platform for Department of Veterans Affairs

Georgia Institute of Technology

"Liberate the data." That was a principal design goal for a team of public-private health care technology collaborators established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Health Administration to develop a working and scalable proof-of-concept digital health platform (DHP) to support the department's long-term vision.

Tuesday January 31, 2017, 11:05 AM

Becoming the Compleat Dean

In 2009, Dr. Ralph Clayman attained the crowning achievement in academic medicine - he accepted the position as dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He quickly discovered, though, that having had served as the founding chair of an acclaimed urology department did not adequately prepare him for his new, demanding position. And he realized this feeling of a lack of preparedness was not unique among academic leadership. His new book, The Compleat Dean, addresses this issue.

Tuesday January 31, 2017, 09:00 AM

MD Anderson and Guardant Health Announce Partnership to Make Comprehensive Liquid Biopsy Part of Oncology Standard of Care

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Guardant Health today announced a multi-year partnership designed to accelerate comprehensive liquid biopsy technology into the standard of care in cancer treatment.

Monday January 30, 2017, 02:05 PM

How a Tech Start-Up Pioneer Found New Meaning to Life in Health Care

Rutgers University

Seeking more meaning to life, a successful entrepreneur pursues a career as a physician assistant

Monday January 30, 2017, 10:05 AM

UChicago Medicine Community Contribution Grows to $373 Million

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) contributed $373 million in fiscal 2015 -- 18 percent more than the prior year -- to address the urgent health needs of the South Side and provide other assistance to the community, according to a recently released annual report.

Friday January 27, 2017, 10:05 AM

UVA School of Medicine Sees Huge Increase in NIH Research Funding

University of Virginia Health System

Federal funding for UVA's medical research surged from $101.2 million in 2015 to more than $126 million in 2016, according to new figures.

Thursday January 26, 2017, 03:05 PM

Dr. Harold Tara Appointed Medical Director of Smilow Care Centers in Trumbull & Fairfield

Yale Cancer Center

Dr. Harold Tara Appointed Medical Director of Smilow Care Centers in Trumbull & Fairfield

Thursday January 26, 2017, 12:05 PM

PennSeek is the "Google" of EMRs

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Genetic sequencing technology has generated a vast amount of biomedical data in the past ten years. Along with that, the technology has become cheaper, faster and more accurate. Medical experts are blending these improved sequencing methods with President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative in an effort to combine electronic medical records (EMRs) with individual genome data to ultimately select treatments that will work best for individual patients.

Thursday January 26, 2017, 08:00 AM

Researchers Find Improved Preventive Care From Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Indiana University

More Americans are taking steps to prevent disease because of the insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new, groundbreaking study by Indiana University and Cornell University researchers.

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 05:05 PM

Two Rush Leaders Selected For Carol Emmott Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center

TwoRush University Medical Center executives have been selected to the inaugural class of the Carol Emmott Fellowship, which aims to bridge the disparities in leadership by women throughout the health care field.

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 10:00 AM

'Protective' DNA Strands Are Shorter in Adults Who Had More Infections as Infants

University of Washington

New research indicates that people who had more infections as babies harbor a key marker of cellular aging as young adults: the protective stretches of DNA which "cap" the ends of their chromosomes are shorter than in adults who were healthier as infants.

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 09:00 AM

Orlando Health Takes Proton Therapy to the Next Level with Advanced Image Guidance

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health is working with Mevion Medical Systems to take the next step in the evolution of the health system's proton therapy center. The organizations are enhancing Orlando Health's proton therapy system with the integration of a mobile, diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scanner.

Tuesday January 24, 2017, 04:05 PM

UWM Receives State Support for Entrepreneurship in Health Field

Grant will make I-Corps training accessible to healthcare professionals outside of academia.

Tuesday January 24, 2017, 10:05 AM

Mount Sinai and GLG Announce 2017 Global Health Scholars

Mount Sinai Health System

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) today announced the 2017 class of Mount Sinai-GLG Global Health Scholars. Three additional scholars will join the program, now in its second year.

Tuesday January 24, 2017, 10:00 AM

Large Pre-ACA Medicaid Expansion Did Not Level Health Disparities in Cancer Surgery

Georgetown University Medical Center

An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery - a proxy for complex cancer care.

Tuesday January 24, 2017, 09:00 AM

Cedars-Sinai to Jump-Start Medical Innovations at Healthcare Accelerator


Eight health-tech startups will embark Thursday on an intensive three-month boot camp at Cedars-Sinai to rapidly develop innovations and products that can transform the delivery of healthcare. The companies make up the second class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars.

Monday January 23, 2017, 06:30 PM

David M. Shahian Honored for Groundbreaking Contributions to Cardiothoracic Surgery Quality Improvement

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Renowned quality improvement expert and public reporting advocate David M. Shahian, MD is the recipient of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2017 Distinguished Service Award, presented at the Society's 53rd Annual Meeting.

Monday January 23, 2017, 02:05 PM

Getting a Medical Education From Your Headphones

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Stacks of textbooks and medical journals may soon go the way of the Dodo for many physicians looking to stay updated on latest medical research and breakthroughs. Digital learning tools, such as podcasts, are the way of the future, at least according to James Siegler, MD, a resident physician in Neurology at Penn.

Monday January 23, 2017, 01:55 PM

Rutgers Student Leads the Way at Association of American Medical Colleges

Rutgers University

With a healthy streak of activism, tempered by a keen interest in helping others, it's totally in Jose Medina's character to be a change agent. Trained in social work and bioethics, the second-year medical student - who was recently elected to the Association of American Medical Colleges as a student delegate - has his sight on specializing in family medicine so he can provide health care to those in need.

Monday January 23, 2017, 09:05 AM

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What to Do About It

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences.

Monday January 23, 2017, 06:00 AM

National CRNA Week Celebrates Safe, Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

National CRNA Week (Jan. 22-28, 2017) celebrates "Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient," as well as the anesthesia experts known as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or CRNAs

Friday January 20, 2017, 03:05 PM

App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

University of Illinois at Chicago

A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 percent higher medication possession ratio than patients in the control group.

Wednesday January 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Temple University Hospital Celebrates 125 Years of Providing Indispensable Health Care and Honors Longtime Employees

Temple University

Temple University Hospital (TUH), founded in 1892, will kick-off its historic 125th anniversary today during the hospital's annual Employee Recognition Ceremony and Reception.

Tuesday January 17, 2017, 05:05 PM

Shane Speights Promoted to Dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine's Site at A-State

New York Institute of Technology

Shane Speights, D.O., has been promoted to dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine's campus at Arkansas State University. He will provide leadership for students, faculty, and staff in curriculum, community outreach and engagement, clinical service programs, research, and other areas.

Tuesday January 17, 2017, 11:05 AM

First-Ever Online Data Tool Allows City Leaders to Examine Health of Their Urban Populations & Take Action

NYU Langone Medical Center

Responding to demands from cities across the country, NYU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health, NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and the National Resource Network, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are launching the City Health Dashboard. The online data visualization tool will greatly improve city-level understanding of health and empower mayors, city managers, health officials, and other local stakeholders to enact policies that target the risk factors and health conditions that most impact their communities.

Tuesday January 17, 2017, 08:00 AM

Personalized Treatment for Those in Blood Pressure 'Gray Zone'

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using data from a national study, Johns Hopkins researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure falls in the gray zone of just above normal or mild high blood pressure.

Monday January 16, 2017, 06:30 PM

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals' Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Duke Health

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections.

Monday January 16, 2017, 01:05 PM

Access to Health Care Strengthens Communities

Vanderbilt University

New research on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn't really been discussed--the social impact on communities. Vanderbilt professor Tara McKay was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust, support and other issues in communities where members are uninsured.

Friday January 13, 2017, 11:05 AM

Malene Hansen Receives Mentor Award From National Postdoctoral Association

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Malene Hansen, Ph.D., associate professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), has been named the recipient of the 2017 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). Hansen is being honored for her "positive influence on postdoctoral training at San Diego institutions" and her "commitment to mentoring and service."

Friday January 13, 2017, 10:05 AM

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Appointed to Advisory Council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The Council advises on matters relating to the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases; the use of blood and blood products and the management of blood resources; and on sleep disorders.

Thursday January 12, 2017, 02:05 PM

Home Delinquency Rates Lower Among ACA Households

Washington University in St. Louis

If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner.

Thursday January 12, 2017, 01:05 PM

Global Health Experts Advise Advance Planning for Inevitable Pandemic

Georgetown University Medical Center

At "Pandemic Preparedness in the Next US Presidential Administration," a gathering of students and global health experts from academia, government and advocacy at Georgetown on January 10, Anthony S. Fauci, MD, and other global health leaders encouraged the incoming Trump administration to plan ahead.

Thursday January 12, 2017, 11:05 AM

Dr. Selwyn Rogers to Head UChicago Medicine's Adult Trauma Center

University of Chicago Medical Center

Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., a top surgeon and public health expert with 16 years of trauma care experience, will lead the University of Chicago Medicine's development of the South Side's only Level 1 adult trauma center, scheduled to open in 2018. He joined the organization on Jan. 5, 2017. As chief of the Section for Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center, Rogers will build an interdisciplinary team of specialists to treat patients who suffer injury from life-threatening events such as car crashes, serious falls and gun violence.

Thursday January 12, 2017, 10:05 AM

Vasculitis Foundation Releases 2016 Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Research Funding Report

Vasculitis Foundation

This report details the VF's accomplishments since its Second International Vasculitis Research Consensus Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in 2012. During the conference, participants evaluated programs and explored new areas of inquiry that the Foundation could fund over the next five years.

Wednesday January 11, 2017, 05:00 PM

Cost, Technology Issues Are Barriers to Real-Time Cancer Patient Symptom Reporting

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher addresses the need for - and the barriers preventing - electronic reporting of patients' symptoms between visits.

Wednesday January 11, 2017, 04:05 PM

New Vanderbilt Center Focuses on Marfan Syndrome, Aortic Disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

With the recent opening of the Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, the state's only comprehensive clinic serving entire families, hundreds of patients with connective tissue disorders now have a one-stop shop for health care.

Wednesday January 11, 2017, 04:05 PM

Micro-Leads Inc. And Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Announce Two Exciting Milestones Amidst GSK Innovation Challenge

Case Western Reserve University

Micro-Leads Inc. is among three recipients around the world awarded $1 million to develop an advanced bioelectronics medicine device for GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Bioelectronics Innovation Challenge.

Wednesday January 11, 2017, 02:05 PM

Raising Quality

Harvard Medical School

Alternative payment model boosts quality of care for low-income patients

Wednesday January 11, 2017, 11:30 AM

'Complete Chaos,' Says Health Care Expert on Potential Repeal of Obamacare

Northwestern University

Wednesday January 11, 2017, 11:05 AM

Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, & Leah Moran, MSN, Named Inaugural Penn Nurse Innovation Fellows

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The Fellowship supports nursing faculty and staff to develop an intellectual foundation in innovation methodology and gain expertise in rapidly testing new approaches to enhance health care delivery and patient outcomes.