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Article ID: 693816

National Equity and Health Leader Named Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Tulane University

Thomas LaVeist, a national expert on issues related to equity and health, has been named dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He will also hold the position of Presidential Chair in Health Equity, making him the first to hold one of Tulane’s newly endowed presidential chairs, created to support the recruitment of exceptional, internationally recognized scholars whose work transcends and bridges traditional academic disciplines.

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1-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693787

Commentary: Clinical Trials Exclude Too Many Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Unfortunately, many sick patients are being denied the opportunity to test new drugs that might save their lives. It’s time for this to change.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693729

Ultrafast Compression Offers New Way to Get Macromolecules into Cells

Georgia Institute of Technology

By treating living cells like tiny absorbent sponges, researchers have developed a potentially new way to introduce molecules and therapeutic genes into human cells.

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30-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693571

Better Care of Sickest Patients Can Save Hospitals Money, Says Largest Study of Its Kind

Mount Sinai Health System

Effect is greatest among those with highest illness burden

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30-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693647

Bacteria’s Appetite May Be Key to Cleaning Up Antibiotic Contamination

Washington University in St. Louis

Some bacteria not only escape being killed by bacteria, they turn it into food. Until now, scientists have understood little about how bacteria manage to consume antibiotics safely, but new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis illuminates key steps in the process. The findings, published April 30 in Nature Chemical Biology, could lead to new ways to eliminate antibiotics from land and water, the researchers said. Environmental antibiotic contamination promotes drug resistance and undermines our ability to treat bacterial infections.

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27-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693706

AACC Announces 2018 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 AACC and AACC Academy Awards. These annual awards recognize laboratory medicine professionals worldwide for their exceptional research, scholarship, and service in the field, while also raising awareness that laboratory testing is essential to high quality patient care.

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30-Apr-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693598

Few Patients Maximize Opioid-Sparing Medications after Orthopaedic Surgery, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers adds to growing evidence that patients underuse nonopioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after spine and joint surgery.

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30-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693691

New Study Identifies Ways Smaller Community Hospitals Can Reduce Antibiotic Overuse to Prevent Growth of Superbugs

Intermountain Medical Center

Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City have completed a study identifying how community hospitals with fewer than 200 beds can develop antibiotic stewardship programs that work to prevent the growth of antibiotic-resistant organisms, or “superbugs,” which are becoming more common and deadly.

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30-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693648

‘America’s Medical School’ Announces Enlisted-to-Physician Program Selectees

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Twenty-three non-commissioned officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have been given the opportunity to follow their dreams of becoming physicians thanks to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2.

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27-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693630

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Cosmetic Facial Procedures – Promising Results, but Evidence Has Limitations

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Most studies evaluating platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for facial rejuvenation and other cosmetic procedures have reported positive results, according to a critical review in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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27-Apr-2018 9:40 AM EDT
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