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Article ID: 697719

The South Side Renaissance Fund: Expanding Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes

Nationwide Children's Hospital

The nonprofit Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, an affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, announced today the creation of the South Side Renaissance Fund which will allow Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes to continue their mission of making a significant, positive difference to the neighborhoods in the South Side of Columbus, Ohio.

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Article ID: 697711

Loyola Medicine Radiologist Wins Award for Best Clinical Research Paper

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine radiologist Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD, and colleagues have received the Society for Pediatric Radiology's prestigious Walter E. Berdon Award for best clinical research paper appearing in the journal Pediatric Radiology in 2017.

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Article ID: 697712

Is Collaborative Care the Answer to the Mental Health Epidemic?

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mental health has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons: unexpected celebrity suicides, an increase in depression diagnoses, the CDC’s report that the suicide rate has increased by 30 percent since 1999, etc. Penn Medicine’s Collaborative Care Behavioral Health initiative aims to catch untreated mental health issues through a preexisting relationship: the primary care physician.

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Article ID: 697715

PhRMA Foundation Highlights More Than $3 Million in Funding in 2017 Annual Report

PhRMA Foundation

The PhRMA Foundation has released its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting the work of its grant awardees and progress on other initiatives and projects. The Foundation awarded more than $3 million last year in funding to support the research projects of early career scientists and to advance important health care initiatives, including improving value in health care. The Foundation provided more than 40 awards, grants and fellowships.

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Article ID: 697584

Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Feelings of Depression in City Dwellers

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15 percent of land is deemed “vacant” and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation.

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Article ID: 697706

Scientists Reverse Aging-Associated Skin Wrinkles and Hair Loss in a Mouse Model

University of Alabama at Birmingham

When a mutation for mitochondrial dysfunction is induced in a mouse model, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive hair loss in a matter of weeks. This is reversed to normal appearance when mitochondrial function is restored by turning off the gene responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction.

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Article ID: 697705

Leading Tennessee Hospital Lends a Helping Paw to Patients and Their Families

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mars Petcare and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced a collaboration to create the Mars Petcare Pet Therapy Fund to support a dedicated facility dog and staff position at Children’s Hospital with a goal of showing how pet visits improve the health of patients — thus getting them home faster.

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Article ID: 697704

How Tendon Transfer Surgery Restored Hand and Arm Functions to Spinal Cord Injury Patient

Loyola University Health System

After suffering a severe cervical spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms. Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Michael Bednar, MD, was able to restore key functions with a series of operations called tendon transfers.

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Article ID: 697684

UK Researchers Study New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

University of Kentucky

The study compared the performance of weekly and monthly CAM2038, with the current standard of care, a daily sublingual dose of buprenorphine/naloxone. Results showed the drug’s non-inferiority on the primary responder rate outcome, which was based upon highly sensitive urine testing detecting illicit opioids. The data suggests that injectable buprenorphine is efficacious and may have advantages.

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