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Tool Decreases Superfluous Lab Testing, Cuts Health Care Costs

Physicians have long recognized that lab testing isn’t necessary for all hospitalized patients on a daily basis. Regardless, such tests are often conducted because of routine. Published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, University of Utah...
1-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

World of Heart Recovery Medicine to Focus on Latest Advances at U-CARS Symposium

On Jan. 14-15, leading scientists and clinicians from across the globe will come to the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City for the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS). Now in its fourth year, the one-of-a-kind conference...
8-Jan-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences in Compulsive Video Game Players


Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the...
21-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

International Association for Dental Research Elects Rena N. D'Souza Vice President

University of Utah associate vice provost for research Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., will serve as vice president, followed by three consecutive terms as president-elect, president and immediate past president.
17-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Family Members at Higher Risk When Cancers of Unknown Origin Strike Relatives

When a cancer of unknown origin strikes, patients' family members are at a higher risk for those and other types of cancer.
15-Dec-2015 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why Online Doctor Ratings are Good Medicine


A new study in the December issue of Academic Medicine bolsters research linking good patient satisfaction scores with good patient outcomes. And it sheds light on another, unspoken benefit by showing how openly sharing patient satisfaction metrics...
1-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Possible New Mechanism for Aspirin’s Role in Cancer Prevention

In a study published in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, Cornelia Ulrich from Huntsman Cancer Institute and her collaborators used a new technique, metabolite profiling, to identify a biochemical pathway previously...
15-Nov-2015 11:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Low to Go for Blood Pressure? Lower Target Could Affect Millions of Americans

A new study finds that at least 16.8 million Americans could potentially benefit from lowering their systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mmHg, much lower than current guidelines of 140 or 150 mmHg. The collaborative investigation between the...
5-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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