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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.

Wednesday April 19, 2017, 02:05 PM

Periodic Check-Ups Key to Baby Boomer Health and Longevity

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

For some baby boomers, getting ready for a routine visit with their doctor is like training for a marathon. Some patients want to be in the best shape possible before stepping on that scale and getting those lab results. Others are so anxious about their vital stats being below par that they consider postponing or even canceling their examinations, doctors report.

Wednesday April 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

The Little Care Plan That Could

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In April of 2007, Penn's OncoLink launched the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan, a user-generated service that creates care plans for patients who have survived cancer. As that plan marks 10 years, OncoLink's Managing Editor, Carolyn Vachani, looks back on the program's origins.

Wednesday April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM

Moving Beyond the Affordable Care Act in California

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Fullerton health care policy expert Dr. Shana Alex Charles explains why the repeal of Obamacare failed and how a single-payer system may be next for the state.

Tuesday April 18, 2017, 05:25 PM

Breast Cancer Survivors Who Are Provided a Tailored Care Plan Are More Likely to Receive Recommended Care

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

Physicians of low-income breast cancer survivors are more likely to implement recommended survivorship care if the survivors also receive counseling and a tailored survivorship care plan, a study led by UCLA researchers has found.

Tuesday April 18, 2017, 05:05 PM

Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury

Arizona State University and the University of Houston haver received NSF funding for an IU/CRC. The BRAIN Center (Building Reliablel Advances and Innovation in Neuralechnology) will speed innovations to market.

Tuesday April 18, 2017, 02:05 PM

It's Never Too Soon to Start the Conversation or Fill Out an Advance Directive

Valley Health System

An advance directive is a written statement of a person's wishes regarding medical treatment, often including the naming of a health care representative, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. Contrary to popular belief, filling out an advance directive can be a positive experience for both you and your loved ones.

Tuesday April 18, 2017, 12:00 PM

Antidepressant Use in Early Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD in Kids, Study Finds

Indiana University

A study reported April 18 in the journal of the American Medical Association led by Indiana University suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.

Tuesday April 18, 2017, 10:30 AM

Bridging Health Equity in Our Communities

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

During this National Minority Health Month, there is a focus on bridging health equity in our communities including ensuring minority populations have access to high quality cancer screenings and treatments, adequate insurance coverage and other services. Health disparities researcher Jennifer Tsui, PhD of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares some insight.

Tuesday April 18, 2017, 09:05 AM

New Study Identifies Notable Differences in How 6 European Health Agencies Assess Real-World Data

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research reviewing and comparing the policies of 6 European health technology assessment (HTA) agencies on incorporating real-world data into health technology assessments.

Monday April 17, 2017, 04:30 PM

Updated AATS Guidelines Help Cardiovascular Surgeons Navigate the Challenges of Managing Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

How best to treat IMR is controversial, in part, because of the fragility and complexity of the patients, difficulty of grading IMR, the variety of medical and surgical options, and lack of long-term quality studies. Noting that other guidelines generally do not focus on optimal surgical approaches to IMR, the AATS enlisted a group of experts to create a consensus document to provide clinicians with their recommendations based on their opinions and the best available evidence.

Monday April 17, 2017, 04:05 PM

UC San Diego Health Scores an A for Safety and Quality from Leapfrog Group

University of California San Diego Health

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has named UC San Diego Health to its biannual list of hospitals with the highest safety standards in the country. UC San Diego Health hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla were among just 823 health care facilities nationwide to receive a grade of A for excellence in safety and quality.

Monday April 17, 2017, 11:45 AM

For Women at Risk of Hereditary Breast Cancer, Multigene Test Could Help Extend Life Expectancy

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Value in Health, the official journal of the ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research indicating that testing for variants in 7 cancer-associated genes (versus the usual process of testing in just 2 genes) followed by risk-reduction management could cost-effectively improve life expectancy for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer.

Sunday April 16, 2017, 03:05 PM

Rutgers Medical Students Care for Area Poor and Homeless

Rutgers University

Rutgers student-doctors lead an interdisciplinary team of health students in providing care for underserved New Brunswick residents

Friday April 14, 2017, 02:05 PM

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Professor Appointed to Pennsylvania State Agency

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Associate Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) by Governor Thomas Wolf.

Thursday April 13, 2017, 04:05 PM

A Tool to Improve the Way Physicians and Patients Talk About GI Issues

AGA partner MyGiHealth has launched a new version of its patient iOS app and mobile website.

Thursday April 13, 2017, 03:05 PM

Penn Medicine's Daniel J. Rader, MD, Receives National Award from American College of Physicians

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, presented Daniel J. Rader, MD, with its Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine at the organization's annual scientific conference in San Diego.

Thursday April 13, 2017, 03:05 PM

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

New UC Project Finds Roadmap to Improve Patient Safety in Radiation Exposure

Thursday April 13, 2017, 11:05 AM

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Appoints Vice President, Executive Director

Henry Ford Health System

Spencer C. Hoover, a decorated U.S. Army veteran who joined Henry Ford Health System in 2015, was appointed vice president and executive director of the health system's Henry Ford Cancer Institute and cancer care services.

Thursday April 13, 2017, 11:05 AM

The DMC's Children's Hospital of Michigan Earns ACR Accreditation

Children's Hospital of Michigan

The DMC's Children's Hospital of Michigan has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning -- sometimes called CAT scanning -- is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

Thursday April 13, 2017, 10:00 AM

11 Johns Hopkins Nurses Receive 2017 Excellence in Nursing Award From Baltimore Magazine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Baltimore magazine is honoring 11 Johns Hopkins nurses and nurse leaders for their extraordinary contributions to health care in its third annual "Excellence in Nursing" issue this May.

Thursday April 13, 2017, 08:05 AM

Thorough Genotyping and Repurposed Drugs Key to Treating Small-Cell Lung Cancer, says Cancer Expert

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Cancer expert Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University, describes the recent progress and future possibilities of treating SCLC.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 06:00 PM

Ethics Study: Inconsistent State Laws May Complicate Medical Decision-Making

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A patchwork of state laws can make it confusing to navigate incapacitated patients' medical wishes. Without clear national standards, the problem may worsen as the nation's 75 million baby boomers continue to age, according to medical ethics research led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 04:05 PM

Rush System Hospitals Receive Straight A's for Safety

All three Rush hospitals - Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush-Copley Medical Center - have received an 'A' grade, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization. Leapfrog announced the latest round of its twice-yearly safety grades today.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 01:05 PM

New Imaging Technique Shows Effectiveness of Cystic Fibrosis Drug

University of Missouri Health

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, more than 30,000 Americans are living with the disorder. It currently has no cure, though a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration treats the underlying cause of the disease. However, the drug's effectiveness for each individual is unknown. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed an imaging technique using a specific form of helium to measure the drug's effectiveness. Researchers hope the finding could lead to improved therapies for cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 01:00 PM

Why Treating Animals May Be Important in Fighting Resurgent Tropical Disease

University of Washington

As the World Health Organization steps up its efforts to eradicate a once-rampant tropical disease, a University of Washington study suggests that monitoring, and potentially treating, the monkeys that co-exist with humans in affected parts of the world may be part of the global strategy.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 12:05 PM

Research Suggests Potential Therapy to Prevent 'Chemobrain' in Cancer Patients

University of Kansas

Just-published findings from a behavioral study with rats show a compound called "KU-32" prevents cognitive decline in rats caused by chemotherapy treatment. KU-32 works by inducing the heat shock response, which protects cells and may counteract the damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 08:00 AM

New Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Created by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine have elevated the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine to full departmental status in order to enhance rehabilitation medicine research, education and patient care. Dr. Joel Stein has been appointed chairman of the new department.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Irene M. Min, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

American Thyroid Association

Irene Min, M.D. is the recipient of the ATA's 2016 Bite Me Cancer Grant. Dr. Min, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, submitted the winning project entitled "Application of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T Cell Therapy in Aggressive Thyroid Cancer."

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Kristen R. Vella, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

American Thyroid Association

A 2016 Research Grant has been presented to Kristen Vella, PhD, to support her project entitled "Neuronal Regulation of Hepatic Thyroid Hormone Clearance." Dr. Vella is an Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Research Grant to Nikita Pozdeyev, MD, PhD, University of Colorado

American Thyroid Association

Nikita Pozdeyev, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, has been awarded a 2016 research grant for his project entitled "Rational Combination Therapies with Lenvatinib for Advanced Thyroid Cancer."

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Liora S. Katz, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

American Thyroid Association

A 2016 Research Grant has been presented to Liora Katz, Ph.D., Instructor at the Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Dr. Katz's project, "T3 and Glucose Signaling in Pancreatic (beta)-cells," will examine how glucose and thyroid hormone (T3) can work together to regulate the number of insulin-producing (beta)-cells in the pancreas.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Viswanath Gunda, Ph.D, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Thyroid Association

Viswanath Gunda, Ph.D., is the recipient of a 2016 American Thyroid Association (ATA) ThyCa Research Grant for his project entitled "Combining Immune Checkpoints Inhibitors with BRAF Targeted Therapy in Thyroid Cancer." Dr. Gunda is an Instructor in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to to Connie Rhee, MD, MSc, The Regents of the University of California (University of California Irvine)

American Thyroid Association

A 2016 Thyroid Research Grant to Connie Rhee, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine (Orange, CA), for the project entitled "Thyroid Functional Disease, Mental Health, and Quality of Life in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients."

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to David Sharlin, PhD, Minnesota State University, Mankato

American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association has awarded a Research Grant to David Sharlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Minnesota State University, Mankato, for his project entitled "Thyroid Hormone and Local Insulin-like Growth Factor Production in Developing Brain." Reduced levels of thyroid hormone (TH) during development put a child at risk of permanent neurological deficits.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 12:30 PM

3-D Printing Helps Surgeons Sharpen Their Craft

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Lifelike 3D printed replicas are providing a cost-efficient tool to improve hands-on training for surgeons in training.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 12:00 PM

Media Advisory: Maryland's Top Cancer Scientists Discuss Research on Tracking and Treating Cancer

Johns Hopkins Medicine

At the annual "Research Matters" conference on Wednesday, April 12, scientists at Maryland's two academic cancer centers will meet to discuss how scientists are using advanced imaging methods to develop better ways pinpoint and track cancer cells -- down to the microscopic level -- and precisely target each cell with anti-cancer drugs.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 10:05 AM

IBM Watson Health Executive to Speak at RLI Summit

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Anne Le Grand, general manager of Watson Health Imaging, will explore the potential of cognitive imaging to aid radiologists in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care as this year's Radiology Leadership Institute(r) (RLI) Summit keynote speaker.

Monday April 10, 2017, 06:30 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health Invites Local Businesses to Paint the Town Pink

Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is inviting local businesses to help raise awareness about the importance of annual mammography and overall women's wellness by participating in "Paint the Town Pink" throughout the month of May. "Paint the Town Pink," now in its eleventh year, is a community-wide initiative spanning 75 towns from Little Egg Harbor to Montvale.

Monday April 10, 2017, 05:05 PM

Vanderbilt's Pietenpol Named as a Chief Scientific Advisor for Susan G. Komen

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) for the nonprofit breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen.

Monday April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM

Location Matters

Harvard Medical School

At a glance: * Patients with common conditions such as back pain, headache and upper respiratory infections are more likely to get tests and services that are unnecessary or of little diagnostic and therapeutic benefit--so-called low-value care--if they visit hospital-based primary care practices instead of community-based ones. * Practice location, rather than practice ownership, appears to be the driving factor behind the disparity. * Low-value care was particularly common among patients who saw someone other than their primary care physician at a hospital-based primary care practice.

Monday April 10, 2017, 10:00 AM

Health-Tech Startups Pitch Their Innovations on "Demo Day" With Eye Toward Bringing Breakthrough Innovations to Market

Cedars-Sinai

Seven health-tech startups will showcase their innovations and inventions April 19 at a Demo Day for investors, health professionals and the media. The seven have just completed a three-month intensive tech boot camp known as the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, which helps startups bring their ideas and innovations to the marketplace.

Friday April 07, 2017, 10:00 AM

Johns Hopkins Researchers Win Top Prizes, Honors at Cancer Research Meeting

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers received the following honors and awards at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 1-5 in Washington, D.C.

Friday April 07, 2017, 09:05 AM

Two Members of Penn Community Named "40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health"

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) has honored two members of the Penn community with its 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award, which recognizes the next generation of thought leaders in reducing healthcare disparities.

Friday April 07, 2017, 09:05 AM

Finding Library Services in Non-Traditional Spaces

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Celebrating all types of libraries during National Library Week (April 9 - 16), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is recognizing its own patient resources at its specialized library.

Friday April 07, 2017, 06:05 AM

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery

Baylor Scott and White Health

Robotic-assisted cardiac and thoracic surgery pairs a surgeon's skills with advanced robotic technology. Surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, meaning large surgical incisions are not required. The technology translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.

Thursday April 06, 2017, 05:05 PM

RWJUH New Brunswick And Somerset Named National Leader In LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick and Somerset has been recognized as "Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" for the third consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.

Wednesday April 05, 2017, 12:05 PM

Graduate Student Researching Parents and Children Facing Adversity Earns Doris Duke Fellowship

University of Kansas

In addition to $30,000 to support completion of her dissertation and related research, Bridget Cho will have the opportunity to participate in a peer-learning network of fellows, their academic and policy mentors, expert researchers and policymakers.

Wednesday April 05, 2017, 06:00 AM

Healthcare Advocate Recognized for Commitment to Anesthesia by Professional Association

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Don Roesler, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and resident of Sioux Falls, S.D., received the 2017 Daniel F. Vigness Federal Political Director of the Year Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 07:05 PM

Following Passage in U.S. House, Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Reintroduced in U.S. Senate

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808) has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 05:00 PM

ATS Foundation Announces $100,000, Two-Year Non-Invasive Ventilation Research Grant

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society today announced a new $100,000 two-year research fellowship in the area of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The "ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD" award is funded by ResMed (NYSE:RMD), a global leader in NIV devices for treating COPD in the home and hospital.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 03:05 PM

GE Chairman and CEO at ACR 2017: Executing Innovative Business Strategies

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Explore the future of digital innovation and leadership at ACR 2017 -- The Crossroads of Radiology(r) with keynoter Jeffrey R. Immelt, GE chairman and CEO. Registration is open for ACR 2017, which will be held May 21-25 in Washington, DC.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 02:05 PM

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Named for Fourth Consecutive Year to Becker's Hospital Review "100 Great Hospitals in America"

Distinguished health care publication Becker's Hospital Review announced today that Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been selected to the 2017 edition of its "100 Great Hospitals in America" list.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 08:55 AM

ISPOR Announces 2017 Scientific Achievement and Leadership Awards

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) announced the recipients of its 2017 Scientific Achievement and Leadership Awards.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 07:00 AM

Intermountain Healthcare Awarded National 2017 Hearst Health Prize

Intermountain Medical Center

Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, have announced that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is the winner of the 2017 Hearst Health Prize.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 07:00 AM

$118.9 Million Health Care Simulation Center to Change Traditional Way Students in the Health Professions Learn

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Health care is emerging as one of the largest global virtual and augmented reality markets outside of the video gaming industry. What aviation simulation did for the flight industry, these new technologies will do for health care education in the new center. The 2018 opening of a new $118.9 million center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha will feature the world's most advanced technology in clinical simulation that will propel health care education into the next generation with virtual and augmented reality.

Tuesday April 04, 2017, 04:00 AM

Study Reverses Thinking on Genetic Links to Stress, Depression

Washington University in St. Louis

For years, scientists have been trying to determine what effect a gene linked to the brain chemical serotonin may have on depression in people exposed to stress. But now, analyzing information from more than 40,000 people who have been studied over more than a decade, researchers led by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found no evidence that the gene alters the impact stress has on depression.

Monday April 03, 2017, 01:05 PM

New Book Spotlights Health Disparities for South Asian Americans

University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Memoona Hasnain, professor of family medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the lead editor of a new book about the health of South Asian Americans.

Monday April 03, 2017, 09:05 AM

Generous Foundation Grant to Help Start New Global Technology Development Program at Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Innovation Institute receives nearly $2 million to build global technology development program; will collaborate with Israeli entrepreneurs and tech companies to bring new healthcare technology solutions to the U.S.

Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:05 PM

Rush Continues to Lead in LGBTQ Health Equality

Rush University Medical Center

For the ninth consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center has been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey of how health care facilities in the United States treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning patients and their families, as well as their own LGBTQ employees. The report on the 2017 survey was released today.

Thursday March 30, 2017, 03:05 PM

What Factors Influence a Patient's Intent to Get Colorectal Cancer Screening?

Penn State College of Medicine

A patient's confidence in their ability to schedule, plan for and properly conduct their part in colorectal screening methods is a key factor that predicts whether they intend to be tested, according to new research from Penn State College of Medicine.

Thursday March 30, 2017, 09:05 AM

Computed Tomography (CT) Program at Bayshore Community Hospital Receives Accreditation by the American College of Radiology for the Second Time

Meridian Health

Bayshore Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for the second time. CT scanning -- sometimes called CAT scanning -- is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

Thursday March 30, 2017, 09:05 AM

Yang Co-Edits New Book on Health Care Analytics

Penn State College of Engineering

Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor Hui Yang is the co-editor of a new book that focuses on statistical and operational research methods and tools that are being used to improve the health care industry.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 04:05 PM

Penn Medicine's Frederick S. Kaplan, MD, Honored by National Organization for Rare Disorders

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The National Organization for Rare Disorders will present Penn Medicine's Frederick S. Kaplan, MD, with a 2017 Rare Impact Award, which recognizes those working to make a difference in the lives of people with rare diseases.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 03:05 PM

Sbarro Health Research Organization President Re-Elected to Board of Italian American Foundation

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Giordano is joined on the board by Corporation for Public Broadcasting President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison and former Talk America President, Chairman and CEO Gabriel A. Battista who will serve as co-chairperson of the Foundation

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 02:30 PM

NCCN Annual Conference Sheds Light on Treatment Disparities, Significance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Supportive Care Issues, and the Latest Guidelines Updates

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

More than 1,600 oncology professionals attended the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 01:05 PM

Call for Entries for ASTRO's 15th Annual Survivor Circle Award

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) encourages cancer survivors in or around San Diego to apply for its Survivor Circle Award, an annual honor that recognizes an individual for translating their diagnosis into a commitment to helping others through cancer-related volunteering and service.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 01:05 PM

60th Anniversary of Cardiac Surgery Celebrated at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is celebrating 60 years of open heart surgery with a ceremony at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus on Wednesday, March 29.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 12:05 PM

UC San Diego Health Named "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality"

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has again been named a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 12:05 PM

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Releases 2016 Annual Report Detailing Progress with Improving Patient Care, Advocating for the Specialty, and Advancing Quality

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) releases its Annual Report, which details improvement to patient care, advances in pathology, and CAP member services

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 11:05 AM

Build Your Playbook for Sustained Practice Success at RLI Summit

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Radiologists will gain the knowledge to design and execute their own playbook for sustained practice growth and success at the Radiology Leadership Institute(r) (RLI) Summit.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:05 AM

Penn Medicine's Carl June, MD, Named 2017 Fellow of the AACR Academy

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV gene therapy pioneer Carl June, MD, has been named as a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:00 AM

Patient, Provider, Caregiver: Physicians Share Lessons Learned When the Tables Are Turned

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

In the first time addressing a public forum together, Kalanithi's widow, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine; and Paul's treating oncologist, Heather Wakelee, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford Cancer Institute, spoke about their experiences on March 24, 2017 during the National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r)) 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care(tm).

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 09:05 AM

Penn Studies Find Promise for Innovations in Liquid Biopsies

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

From using fluid in the lungs to better understand the potential of immunotherapy treatments in lung cancer, to tracking circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer, to conducting RNA sequencing of cancer cell clusters from the blood of pancreatic cancer patients, to finding new ways to biopsy tissue from patients who may have esophageal cancer, a series of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate the promise of new diagnostic methods.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 06:00 PM

David Livingston, MD, of Dana-Farber, Wins Major Cancer Research Award

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

David M. Livingston, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has won a major award for discoveries in cancer research from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 05:45 PM

Judy Garber, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber, Wins AACR Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Achievement

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for outstanding achievement in clinical cancer research.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 05:45 PM

Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn Employees' Courage, Quick Action Protects Others From Harm

Beaumont Health

Courageous, quick action by Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn employees protected others from harm when a man entered the hospital on March 8 and set himself on fire inside an elevator in the first floor lobby.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 05:05 PM

Register Now for ATS 2017 International Conference

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS 2017 will feature more than 500 sessions as well as scientific poster sessions and individual presentations of approximately 6,700 scientific and case report abstracts, covering a range of clinical and basic science discoveries that are changing medicine's understanding and treatment of patients.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 05:05 PM

Unraveling the Mysteries Behind America's No. 1 Cause of Acute Liver Failure

Twenty years ago, the federal government funded the study of a condition quietly killing hundreds of Americans a year - acute liver failure, or ALF. Growing evidence had linked ALF to overdoses of acetaminophen, the popular over-the-counter pain medication many viewed as harmless at the time.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 02:30 PM

Panelists Urge Attendees to Break Down Silos and Address Biases in Cancer Care

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

NCCN Conference Roundtable Addresses Health Disparities

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 02:05 PM

FSMB Spotlight: Is Compounding Fraud Occurring in Your State?

FSMB President and CEO Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MACP, sits down with Claudette E. Dalton, MD, Chair of the FSMB's Ethics and Professionalism Committee, to discuss regulations around compounding medicine, as well as a recent rise in fraud schemes involving kickbacks and deceptive business practices by some compounding pharmacies and prescribers.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 12:00 PM

NCCN Foundation Awards Grants to Four Young Investigators

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

NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards provide grants of $150,000 over a two-year period for research initiatives focused on assessing and improving outcomes in cancer care.

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 12:00 PM

Insurance Coverage for IVF Increases Chance of Having Baby

Washington University in St. Louis

Women who pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant are more likely to give birth if they have health insurance that covers the procedure, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The key reason is financial rather than medical: For many people, the high cost for one IVF procedure prohibits women from seeking a second treatment if the first attempt fails. The study is published March 28 in The Journal of the American Medical Association.