Los Angeles Medical Team Performs California’s First Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery on Toddler at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Part of Only NIH-funded Study of Device’s Safety and Use In Young Children

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A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) reported that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC|23-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Beyond the “Go Kit”: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters

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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

– New York Academy of Medicine|23-Jul-2014 10:15 AM EDT

Number of People Susceptible to Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Increasing, Says Leading Researcher

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Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.

– Kansas State University|23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Caffeine Intake May Worsen Menopausal Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

A new Mayo Clinic study, published online today by the journal Menopause, found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women.

– Mayo Clinic|23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

When You Clean Your Plate, You Just Add Weight

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone. A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is on his/her plate.

– Cornell University|23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Atlanta Falcons RISE UP with the American Academy of Dermatology to Fight Skin Cancer

The Atlanta Falcons are proud to announce the team’s new partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) in an effort to raise awareness of skin cancer. Through this partnership, the Atlanta Falcons will host free SPOT meTM skin cancer screenings at Falcons’ training camp this preseason, July 25 – 27.

– American Academy of Dermatology|23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Emphasizing Compassion in Nursing Orientation Leads to Fewer Pressure Ulcers, Falls

Nursing orientation programs that address both the compassionate and scientific aspects of patient care help to improve patient satisfaction scores and reduce the incidence of falls and pressure ulcers, according to data published in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

– Loyola University Health System|23-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

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New engineering study conducted at Virginia Tech investigates ergonomic effects of obesity-related functional performance impairment

– Virginia Tech|23-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT
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