Patients with an existing relationship with a doctor ranked as lower performing were no more likely to switch doctors than patients with higher performing doctors, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
– Health Behavior News Service|3/11/2014 1:10 PM EDT
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Sponsors Continuing Medical Education Program at LifeBridge Health
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, is providing an educational grant to support a continuing medical education program for certified athletic trainers developed by the LifeBridge Health Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute.
– LifeBridge Health|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
Patrizia Cazzaniga had heard the horror stories about early treatments for hepatitis C – multiple daily pills and weekly shots for up to a year, side effects that could be debilitating, and a cure rate of only about 40 percent.
– UT Southwestern Medical Center|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space.
– University of Florida|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
The term ‘selfie’ took on a life of its own in 2013, especially after the Oxford English Dictionary selected it as the ‘international word of the year’. The Internet and mobile phones were awash in self-portraits as consumers purchased more smartphones with front-facing cameras – turning the selfie into a truly worldwide phenomenon. Now comes more evidence that selfies have come to inhabit a unique place in world culture – a place with a Web address of its own: Selfiecity.net.
– University of California, San Diego|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
A PhD student at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has created free software that makes detection of genetic components of disease faster and easier; could help speed up genetic discoveries.
– American Technion Society|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Koch Institute biologists identify extracellular proteins that help aggressive tumors spread through the body.
– Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse: Amanda was experiencing heart failure. She was quickly transferred to UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center where a multidisciplinary team implanted a novel cardiac device under her skin, leaving the heart untouched, to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
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