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Firearm Injuries Becoming More Severe

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

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Biologic Use During Pregnancy May Not Increase Opportunistic Infection Risks in Infants

Using a biologic therapy to manage rheumatoid arthritis may not significantly increase an infant’s risk for developing opportunistic infections like pneumonia, meningitis, and tuberculosis, according to new research findings presented this week at ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Excess weight is linked to a higher degree of synovitis in people with rheumatoid arthritis and can affect their treatment response, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acid Intake May Affect Lupus Outcomes

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sleep quality and a decrease in depressive symptoms in lupus patients, among other patient-reported outcomes, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Women Who Discontinue Bisphosphonates for Two Years or More Have Higher Hip Fracture Risk

Women who took a drug holiday from using bisphosphonates for more than two years have a significantly higher risk of a hip fracture compared to others who continued their treatment, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 A...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Low Vitamin D Linked to Higher Risk of Renal Disease in Lupus

Low levels of vitamin D were associated with higher rates of end-stage renal disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Diversity Rate & Poor Access to Health Professionals May Influence Lupus Therapy Adherence

Adherence to lupus therapy may be lower among Medicaid beneficiaries who live in areas with higher proportions of African-American individuals, fewer hospitals and less access to health professionals, according to new research findings presented at t...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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New Data Released on Relationship Between Obesity and Spondyloarthropathy Outcomes

Obese patients with axial spondyloarthropathy have worse disease outcomes, including higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of life, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meetin...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Shock-Wave Therapy Successfully Treats Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma Patients

Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy at low energy levels showed promise as a new treatment for digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis, or scleroderma, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meetin...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Age, CRP Levels Predict Success in Tapering of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission may experience more successful tapering of their biologic drugs if they meet a certain set of factors, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego....

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Often Observed Among Healthy People and Frequent Runners

While MRI scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axS...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Obesity Linked to Lower Remission, Higher Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose body-mass index scores are higher have lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Methotrexate Drug Holiday Improves Flu Vaccine Efficacy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

People with RA who stop taking methotrexate treatment for just two weeks after they have a seasonal flu shot can improve the vaccine’s efficacy without increasing RA disease activity, according to new research findings presented this week at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Obesity Linked with Depressive Symptoms & Increased Disease Activity in Women With Lupus

Obesity is independently associated with worse patient-reported outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, including disease activity, depressive symptoms, pain and fatigue, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Spine Osteoarthritis Patients & Those Under 65 More Likely to Use Opioids to Manage Pain

A large percentage of patients with end-stage knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage their chronic pain, especially those who are younger or have symptoms of depression, according to new research findings presented this week at the ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Joint Damage in Healthy Military Recruits May Mimic Spondyloarthropathies

MRI scans of healthy military recruits showed sacroiliac joint damage similar to that found in axial spondyloarthritis after six weeks of intensive physical training, reinforcing the importance of exercising caution when interpreting MRI results.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Digital Coaching Increases RA Patients' Medicine Adherence & Health While Reducing Flares

A 12-week, digital health coaching program with personalized support from a dedicated health coach improved well-being and decreased symptoms for participants with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Online Education Tool Helps Teens With Juvenile Arthritis Improve Quality of Life

An internet-based health education and self-management program that offers monthly calls with health coaches improved health-related quality of life for participating teens with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to research presented at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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New Method to Preserve Tissue Yields More Viable Cells for Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

A new method for acquiring viable cells from cryopreserved tissue samples could provide researchers with a model for collecting and analyzing samples from different study sites to conduct more centralized research.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Young Athletes Commonly Develop Bone Marrow Edema in the Joints of the Lower Spine

Young athletes commonly develop bone marrow edema in their sacroiliac joints, and this damage is most frequent in the posterior lower ilium according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Use of Cytometry to Analyze Tissue May Aid Discovery of Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies

A newly developed tool to analyze the cellular and molecular profiles of synovial tissue and peripheral blood may help unlock clues about rheumatoid arthritis and lead to better therapies, according to new research findings presented this week at the...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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Medical Consultation Via Mobile App Lowers Costs and Delays for Arthritis Patients

Researchers in China have developed a new online consultation tool for rheumatic disease patients, which may strengthen the interaction between doctors and patients and lead to more efficient management of chronic illness.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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New RISE Registry Dashboard Will Help Rheumatologists Monitor MIPS Quality Scores

Quality measures reported by rheumatology practices using the RISE registry significantly varied in the first quarter of 2017, with financial repercussions for practices through the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), according to resear...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

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New Clinical Guideline for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis Presented at 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Authors of the new American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will present their draft recommendations during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

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European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology Present New SLE Classification Criteria at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

EULAR & ACR will present the draft of new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

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A History of Kidney Stones May Contribute to Certain Complications During Pregnancy

• In young women, a history of kidney stones was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Ne...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Study Finds Racial/Ethnic Differences in Link Between Depression and Early Death in Kidney Disease Patients

• In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however. • In black...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


VA Patients Face Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

• From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance. • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients. • R...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Air Pollution Causes Millions of Cases of Kidney Disease Each Year

• The estimated global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to fine particulate matter is more than 10.7 million cases per year. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N....

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Reflux Medications Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

• In an analysis of published studies, individuals who used proton pump inhibitors had a 33% increased relative risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure when compared with non-users. • Results from the analysis will be present...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Biologics Do Not Increase the Risk of Second Malignancy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Treatment with biologics does not increase the risk of a second malignancy in rheumatoid arthritis patients who have a history of cancer, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Abstract; 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

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Novel Treatment May Benefit Patients with Metabolic Acidosis and Kidney Disease

• A new study demonstrated that TRC101, a hydrochloric acid binder for the treatment of metabolic acidosis associated with chronic kidney disease, provided a rapid and sustained average increase in serum bicarbonate. • All adverse effects were m...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

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Insomnia Linked with Early Death and Kidney Dysfunction

• Insomnia was linked with increased risks of early death, rapid kidney function decline, and kidney failure in a group of US veterans. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. M...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


NightTime Blood Pressure May Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Children with Kidney Disease

• Among children with impaired kidney function, those with high blood pressure at night experienced a faster time to kidney failure than children with normal blood pressure. This decline was even more pronounced in patients with high blood pressu...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


In Hypertensive Patients, Greater Blood Pressure Drops May Harm the Kidneys

• In patients treated for hypertension, greater reductions in mean blood pressure were linked with reduced kidney function. • Results from the analysis will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Con...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Non-Medical Factors Affect Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplant Wait-Listing

• In a recent analysis, African American patients were less likely to be wait-listed than White patients.  This difference was influenced by factors including age, comorbidities, socio-economic status, being on dialysis, having a living donor, tra...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Caffeine Consumption May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

• In patients with chronic kidney disease, there was a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine consumption and early death. • Results from the analysis will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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New Drug Combination Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise

Studies show a two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis, using tezacaftor and ivacaftor, is effective. UAB researchers say triple combination therapy is close behind.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

NEJM, Nov. 3, 2017

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Higher Air Pollution in Cities Tied to Higher Mortality

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

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Marijuana and Alcohol Negatively Impact Lifetime Achievement in Young Adults

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

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High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results That Could Improve Kidney Care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017, October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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American College of Rheumatology Announces 2017 Award Recipients

ACR announced the 2017 recipients of its Master of the ACR designation, Awards of Distinction, and Distinguished Fellow Award honors during the opening lecture of the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

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Mark D. Okusa Elected President of the American Society of Nephrology

• The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, has elected Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. • Dr. Okusa officially assumes his role as ASN President during the ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

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Mapping Brain Connectivity with MRI May Predict Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Study Finds

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers found that measures of connectivity within specific cerebral networks were strongly linked to long-term functional outcomes in patients who had suffered severe brain injury following a cardiac arrest.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Radiology


Windows into the Brain, Ancient Reflex, Double Vision Report, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

– Newswise


Puerto Rico's Health Centers, Guide to Going Meatless on Monday, Obesity-Cancer Link, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

– Newswise


The Rural Healthcare Gap, Caregiver Burnout, Is Fixing Obamacare Feasible, and More in the Healthcare News Source

The latest research, features and announcements in healthcare in the Healthcare News Source

– Newswise


Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap


Study Gives Rare Look at Genetics of HSV1 Transmission from Father to Son

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Scientific Reports


Kicking the Habit, Online

Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants, according to a new study from the University of Iowa and the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.

– University of Iowa

PLOS ONE


Mothers and Newborns Found to Absorb Chemicals Common in Everyday Products

New research published today suggests that chemicals commonly used in consumer products are being absorbed by pregnant mothers and their newborns. The study, a collaboration between investigators at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at H...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Designs by UAB Professor in Demand Around the World

Video by: UAB Visual Content Works by artist Erin Wright, MFA, which touch on topics from democracy to organ donation, are making a global impact. Wright is a professor of graphic design at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the College of A...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Standard Antidepressant May Not Help Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

A clinical trial involving hundreds of participants has shown that one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants may not benefit millions of patients who also have chronic kidney disease.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA


Queen’s University Belfast Research Could See Exercise as a Prescribed Medicine

Queen’s University Belfast are taking part in a global trial to test whether exercise should be prescribed to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer.

– Queen's University Belfast


November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Experts Weigh In on Self-Management, Treatment Options, Reversing the Disease and the Newest Advances in Diabetes Research

– Mount Sinai Health System


Career Ended by Devastating Crash, Cyclist Turns Toward Treating Sepsis

Sinead Miller was a pro cyclist at the top of her game, a lifelong athlete with unrivaled discipline and drive, when a traumatic brain injury ended her career. She drew upon that determination to earn a biomedical engineering Ph.D. and create a devic...

– Vanderbilt University

W81XWH-13-1-0397

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Vicente Torres, M.D., Ph.D., Discusses New Findings on Tolvaptan as Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment

A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, a condition with no cure.

Expert Available

– Mayo Clinic

NEJM


For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving

For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.

Expert Available

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


CMS Report on Radiation Therapy Payment Model Charts Path to Value-Based Cancer Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to move forward urgently with the development of a radiation oncology alternative payment model (RO-APM) following a new report t...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


Rush Hospitals Continue Unbroken String of Top Scores for Safety

For the second time this year, 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 s...

– Rush University Medical Center


HackensackAlliance ACO at Hackensack University Medical Center Ranked Third in the Nation for Outstanding Savings and Performance

For the fourth year in a row, the HackensackAlliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has realized its mission of providing high quality care to its Medicare patients while reducing health care expenditures. As a participant in the Medicare Shared...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Mercy Medical Center First in Region to Acquire New Toshiba Aquilion One 640 Genesis CT Scanner

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has acquired the Toshiba Aquilion One 640 Genesis CT scanner as part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to enhance medical services for patients

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore


International Advocacy Organization for Stomach Cancer Research, Awareness, and Prevention brings "Spotlight on Stomach Cancer" to City of Hope

No Stomach For Cancer will host its fifth Spotlight on Stomach Cancer on Saturday, November 11 at the City of Hope's Cooper Auditorium in Duarte California.

– No Stomach For Cancer


The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Accreditations for Quality, Care and Outcomes

The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has recently received external validation as a national leader in cardiology care with several accreditations for outstanding quality, care and outcomes.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital


Penn Medicine’s Deborah Driscoll Receives Women’s Leadership Award from Association of American Medical Colleges

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professor and chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program receives The SCAN Foundation’s first Innovation in Health Care Award

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has received The SCAN Foundation’s first Innovation in Health Care Award. This year’s award recognized “Outstanding Partnerships: Meaningful Achievements, Measurable Outcomes.”

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

Science News


Caribbean Islands Reveal a “Lost World” of Ancient Mammals

A new study by an international team of scientists reports an analysis of the incredibly diverse “lost world” of Caribbean fossils that includes dozens of ancient mammals. The study reveals that the arrival of humans throughout the islands was li...

– Stony Brook University

Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics

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Lightning-Fast Communications

Researchers from the University of Utah’s departments of electrical and computer engineering and physics and astronomy have discovered that a special kind of perovskite, a combination of an organic and inorganic compound that has the same structure...

– University of Utah

Nature Communications

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Agricultural Productivity Drove Euro-American Settlement of Utah

U anthropologists propose that agricultural productivity drove dispersal patterns of early Euro-Americans settlers in Utah in a process that led to the current distribution of populations today. They adapted a well-known ecological model, and tested ...

– University of Utah

American Antiquity

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET


Breaking Cell Symmetry

A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore at the National University of Singapore, along with colleagues from Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore, has uncovered...

– National University of Singapore

Nature Cell Biology, 2017 Aug, 988–995 (2017)


Improving Fuel Economy, High School Scientists, Highly Sensitive Sensors, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise


Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?

Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms – the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? Research showing a link between circadian disruption and plankton that have adapted t...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Ecology and Evolution


Rules Are Only Suggestions in Heavy Elements

The arrangement of electrons in an exotic human-made element shows that certain properties of heavy elements cannot be predicted using lighter ones.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Journal of the American Chemical Society 139, 13361-13375 (2017). [DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05569]


How Will the Nor Cal Wildfires Affect California’s Wine Industry?

Experts at Fresno State and Sonoma State are still assessing the impact of the recent fires. So far, winemakers at both campuses see a healthy picture for the state and wine lovers alike.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Sandia Labs Team Develops Optical Diagnostic That Helps Improve Fuel Economy While Reducing Emissions

A new optical device at Sandia National Laboratories that helps researchers image pollutants in combusting fuel sprays might lead to clearer skies in the future.An optical setup developed by researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility and ...

– Sandia National Laboratories


Global Temperature Report: October 2017

Warmest October in satellite temperature record

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Johns Hopkins Undergrads win Silver Prize in 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition

A Johns Hopkins student invention aimed at helping people breathe easier won the silver prize in the 2017 national Collegiate Inventors Competition.

– Johns Hopkins University

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Rutgers University Receives 2017 Edison Patent Award For Polymer Used to Develop World’s First Fully Resorbable, X-Ray Visible Stent

A breakthrough patent – the polymer that enabled the development of the world’s first fully resorbable and x-ray visible coronary stent – invented by a Rutgers University researcher received the 2017 Edison Patent Award from the Research & Deve...

– Rutgers University's Office of Research and Economic Development

includes video

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


Wake Forest University History Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill About Antisemitism

Wake Forest University Professor Barry Trachtenberg, a nationally recognized expert in Jewish history, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary next week. Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) invited Trachtenberg to share his ex...

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University


Colonel (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Research Fellowship Established

A new translational research fellowship has been established to continue the pioneering work of retired Army Col. (Dr.) David G. McLeod, who devoted nearly 50 years to prostate cancer research and treatment as a military urologist. He retired in 2016...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


Ithaca College Enters New Era: Shirley M. Collado Inaugurated as College’s Ninth President

Collado is the second woman to hold the office, and the first person of color. She is also the first Dominican American to be named president of a college in the U.S.

– Ithaca College


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business Analytics Program Ranked Third in the Country

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been recognized as having one of the top three Master of Business Analytics programs in the United States by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer) 2018 Master of Business Analytics Rankings.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Northwestern Law and ROSS Intelligence Partner to Address Access to Justice Through AI

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will partner with ROSS Intelligence, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based research tools, to focus on teaching Northwestern Law students how legal technology can facilitate the provision of legal ser...

– Northwestern University


Mellon Foundation Awards $2.1 Million Grant for Art Conservation Project

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2.1 million to SUNY Buffalo State to support the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department and the two other U.S. art conservation graduate programs—the Conservation Center at the Ins...

– SUNY Buffalo State


University Institute Fills Chief Data Officer Role for State of Arkansas

The Institute for Chief Data Officers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will fill an important role to help protect and maximize big data owned by the state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Information Systems has contracted the Ins...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


ARN Annual Meeting in Seattle

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses hosting their annual conference and expo in Seattle, November 8-11, at the Washington State Conference Center.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

REACH 2017


Bias in Sports Polls?

Trevon Logan, professor of economics and co-director of the Sports and Society Initiative, http://u.osu.edu/sportsandsociety/, at The Ohio State University, talks about the role behavioral bias plays in sports polls.

– Ohio State University

includes video

Business News


Are Politicians Smarter Than CEOs?

While Americans’ approval of their Congressional representatives are near record lows, new research shows that politicians aren’t necessarily a bunch of good-for- nothings—at least in Sweden.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

The Quarterly Journal of Economics


Alumnus Robert Chang to Lead Strategy Development for IMSA

IMSA announces the appointment of Robert Chang '89 as Chief Strategy Officer

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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