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Delayed Diagnosis, Not Gender Affects Women’s Treatment for Heart Disease

Women with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women may contribute ...

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Embargo expired on 28-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET

Researchers Identify Intriguing Link Between Sleep, Cognition and Schizophrenia

Many people with schizophrenia have trouble with learning and memory. A new study has found intriguing links between sleep, cognition and a compound called kynurenine. These links could illuminate the mechanism that causes cognitive problems among t...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine


Embargo expired on 28-Sep-2017 at 07:00 ET

Study Explores the Biology of Mending a Broken Heart

Early research results suggest scientists might be on to a way to preserve heart function after heart attacks or for people with inherited heart defects called congenital cardiomyopathies. Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute re...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Nature Communications, Sept. 28, 2017

Embargo expired on 28-Sep-2017 at 05:00 ET

The Medical Minute: Flu Season Sneaking Up on Us

Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. While much is left to chance, some things can be done to plan for and prevent influenza, which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year nationwide.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Researchers Uncover Our Brain’s Filing System for Storing Experiences

A team of neuroscientists has uncovered how our brains organize, over time, our experiences: that is, according to their similarities.

– New York University


Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET

That Cup of Coffee May Not Relieve Parkinson’s Symptoms

Contrary to previous research, caffeine may not relieve movement symptoms for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the September 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neu...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 16:00 ET

Expectant Mother’s Elevated Blood Pressure Raises Child’s Risk of Obesity

When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children’s risk of developing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 14:00 ET

Printed Meds Could Reinvent Pharmacies, Drug Research

A technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals and other locations.

– University of Michigan

journal Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 05:00 ET

1 in 3 Older Adults Take Something to Help Them Sleep – but Many Aren’t Talking to Their Doctors

Sleep doesn’t come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night, a new national poll finds. But most said they hadn’t talked to their doctor about their s...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 07:00 ET

Penn Medicine Develops Model to Predict ER Visits in Lung Cancer Patients

A pilot program that uses big data to predict which lung cancer patients will require a trip to an emergency department (ED) successfully anticipated a third of all ED visits over a two week trial period, and was further able to identify which patien...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Annual Meeting

Editing Genes One by One Throughout Colorectal Cancer Cell Genome Uncovers New Drug Targets

Cancers driven by mutations in the KRAS gene are among the most deadly. For decades, researchers have tried unsuccessfully to directly target mutant KRAS proteins as a means to treat tumors. Instead of targeting mutant KRAS itself, researchers at Uni...

– University of California San Diego Health

Cancer Research

Results of Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma Published

Karun Sharma, MD, PhD, Director of Interventional Radiology, and colleagues at Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, have completed their clinical trial to treat benign but ...

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Journal of Pediatrics

Mommy and Me: Parent Trees Pass to Offspring Fungal Associations That May Provide Drought Tolerance

Soil fungi that help promote drought tolerance in pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), a dominant tree in the Southwest, are passed from mother trees to their offspring, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

– Northern Arizona University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Study Finds “Standard Care” Treatments in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Not Always Standard

As reported in JNCCN, a recent study by researchers at The University of Sydney found that 29% of breast cancer clinical trials lack control arms consistent with the standard of care.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment

A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for patients with localized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and afford physicians additional lead time to personalize treatment for recurrent disease.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Accelerated Breast Radiation Therapy Following Mastectomy Shortens Treatment Time While Maintaining Tumor Control

Radiation therapy following mastectomy for intermediate-stage, high-risk breast cancer can be shortened from five to three weeks while maintaining tumor control rates in the breast and surrounding region that are equivalent to conventional treatment,...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Immune Response Prognostic for Prostate Cancer Survival, Recurrence and Response to Radiation Therapy

A new study finds that immune response in prostate cancer may be able to forecast how patients will respond to radiation therapy, as well as their likelihood of disease recurrence and survival outcomes. The analysis of more than 9,000 prostate tumors...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Study: Sending Low-risk ER Chest Pain Patients Home Sooner Would Save Healthcare Thousands

DETROIT – A new evaluation to determine whether emergency room patients with chest pain can go home and follow up with their doctor proved 100% safe while shaving nearly a day off their visit and $6500 off their bill.

– Henry Ford Health System

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcome, Oct-2017

Supporting a Single Standard of Endodontics

As the global leaders in advocating the value and quality of endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists supports a single standard of endodontic education and care to provide patients with the highest quality care with the best result—sa...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Wichita State University Professors Contribute to New Book 'Communication Disorders in Aging'

Four professors in the College of Health Professions (CHP) at Wichita State have contributed to a new book, "Communication Disorders in Aging." The book provides an in-depth look at communication disorders affecting older adults and their daily lives...

– Wichita State University

Communication Disorders in Aging

Teen First in VA. To Receive Cancer Gene Therapy in UVA Clinical Trial

UVA has administered its first dose of an experimental gene therapy for a deadly form of treatment-resistant pediatric leukemia.

– University of Virginia Health System

OCC Collaborates with Cohen Veterans Bioscience on Brain Commons

Innovative data portal - the Brain Commons - provides an unprecedented way to gather and understand data from brain conditions

– Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Announcing the TCT 2017 Press Conference Schedule

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the press conference schedule for late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2017 scientific symposium....

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

TCT 2017 Press Conference

Interactive Web Tool Shows Potential Impact of Tobacco Policies

If the minimum age for buying tobacco legally were changed to 21, it could save more than 35,000 lives in Texas, 15,000 in Florida and more than 12,000 in Michigan by 2100, according to a new web application.

– University of Michigan

University of Arkansas Engineering Professor Going to Mexico to Study Effects of Earthquake

Last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Puebla, Mexico, killed and injured hundreds of people and caused widespread damage to structures in Mexico City. Civil engineering professor Clint Wood, a geotechnical-engineering specialist, will travel to...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.

There is no “one size fits all approach” when it comes to treating breast cancer. The disease is made up of several subtypes, and ideally each type should be treated with therapies that target the unique underlying biological problems.

Expert Available

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


Uninsured Cancer Patients Saw Increased Coverage for Care Following Medicaid Expansion

A new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 10:45 ET

Genetic Testing Helps Set Safe Dose of Common Blood Thinner

A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that dosing warfarin (Coumadin and others) is safer — producing fewer adverse events such as hemorrhage — when key elements of a patient’s genetic makeup are conside...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of the American Medical Association

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 11:00 ET

Post Heart Attack: How Can Scar Tissue Be Turned Back Into Healthy Heart Muscle?

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and elsewhere are exploring ways to reprogram scar tissue cells into healthy heart muscle cells, and now UNC researchers have published the first scientific paper to compare in great detail the two leading rep...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET

Larger-Dose Opioid Prescriptions Not Coming From Emergency Departments, Study Shows

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demo...

– Mayo Clinic

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 00:05 ET

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Beaumont Radiation Oncologists Share Treatment Advances at National Meeting

A lung cancer screening program developed by researchers, “The Beaumont Health Experience” is one of 25 studies being presented by Beaumont radiation oncologists at ASTRO’s 59th Annual Meeting, Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.

– Beaumont Health

American Society of Radiation Oncology’s 59th Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 21:15 ET

Can Your Genes and Environment Affect Your Physical Activity and Weight Loss?

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Report

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal- October Issue 2017

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 00:05 ET

Weight Loss for Adults at Any Age Leads to Cost Savings, Study Suggests

Helping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 00:05 ET

Clinical Trial Reveals Genetic Fault That Reduces the Effectiveness of Leukaemia Treatment

A genetic fault has been identified in people with an aggressive type of leukaemia that can significantly affect how they respond to treatment.

– University of Birmingham

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 19:05 ET

ACA Medicaid Expansion Cut Disparities in Cancer Care for Minorities, Poor

States that fully expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act cut their rates of uninsured cancer patients by more than half between 2011 and 2014. Black patients and those living in the highest poverty areas saw the greatest benef...

– Duke Health

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 10:45 ET

UNM Cancer Center Plays Key Role in First-in- Human Testing of New Cancer Drug

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center played a key role in the first clinical trials of a new drug that targets solid cancer tumors. The Phase 1A clinical trials mark the first time ever the drug, called BXQ-350, was used in people. BXQ-350 is compris...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 05:05 ET

New Payment Models for Radiation Therapy Should Consider Impact of Behavioral Health Costs Mayo Researchers Say

.Efforts to develop new payment models in radiation oncology also should consider measures to address behavioral health to reduce the total cost of care during and after radiotherapy, according to the results of study performed by researchers at Mayo...

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 13:00 ET

One in Five Teens Report Having Had a Concussion in Their Lifetime

A new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: Teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions.

– University of Michigan

Journal of American Medical Association

Drug Combo Gangs Up to Take on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the hunt for novel treatments against an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers combined a new protein inhibitor with a chemotherapy drug to create a powerful combination that resulted in cancer cell death.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Oncotarget; GM097220

Need for Enhanced Nursing & Post-Acute Transitional Care Models for Rising Obesity Levels

Elderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused on coordinated transitional care models that assure continuity of c...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Western Journal of Nursing Research; UL1TR000039; KL2TR000063

Anxiety, Depression Can Diminish Retirement Savings

Psychological distress can take a toll on more than just health. It can also significantly damage retirement savings, according to a new study by a Cornell University financial economist and her co-author.

– Cornell University

Health Economics

New System Proposed for Logging Physician Experience in Robotic Surgeries

Loyola Medicine physicians have proposed a simple new system to improve the reporting of robotic surgeries performed by surgeons in training. The system, called RoboLog, was successfully piloted on 310 urologic robotic surgeries, according to a study...

– Loyola University Health System

Journal of Surgical Education

Antibiotics Warranted for Kids with Minor Staph Infections

For children with Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections, prescribing antibiotics — in addition to lancing and draining — may reduce the risk of recurrent infections, according to Washington University School of Medicine.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Study: Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Common Blood Thinner

A new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

– Hospital for Special Surgery

JAMA, Sept-2017; Grant Numbers: R01HL097036; UL1TR000448; AG-00400N

Red Cosmetic Powder Used in Hindu Ceremonies Contains Unsafe Lead Levels

Rutgers researchers say that lead levels in sindoor, a red powder used in Hindu ceremonies, is a real concern that must be addressed.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

How to Grow a Spine

Working with mouse cells, Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully recreated the segmentation clock that drives spine formation during embryonic development. Insights can illuminate normal spine development, understanding of spina...

– Harvard Medical School


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Improving Military Readiness Through Nutrition

A Rutgers graduate overcomes educational challenges to tackle nutritional issues facing Army personnel

– Rutgers University

With Mock Space Capsule, Kansas State University Researchers Partner with NASA to Study Astronaut Fitness

A Kansas State University kinesiology research team has built a lifesize Orion spacecraft model to study astronaut fitness in spaceflight and during landing.

– Kansas State University

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More Than 100 Schools Sign on to Teach Health Risks of Climate Change

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) today announced that, since its launch earlier this year, 125 health professions schools and programs around the world have joined and committed to ensure future health professionals are e...

– Columbia University Medical Center

Federal Budget Analyst and Cancer Survivor to Open AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and the Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF) will feature a keynote talk by Stan Collender, a federal budget issues expert and Merkel cell carcinoma survivor. The me...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

How a Major Two-Day Surgery Fixed Patient's Debilitating Scoliosis

Mary Pat Sieck hurt all the time from severe scoliosis, and the curvature of her spine kept getting worse. Loyola Medicine spine surgeon Russ Nockels, MD, corrected Ms. Sieck's scoliosis with a major surgery performed over two days.

– Loyola University Health System

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Cancer Treatment: Bringing Patients Onboard

With $1 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, PAROLE-Onco will integrate patient-partners into the health care teams of the oncology departments of six Quebec health institutions. This is the first research project of it...

– Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)


Heart-on-a-Chip: Influence of Static and Perfusion on Cardiac Cells

A new report shows how microsystems can be used to understand processes in heart tissue in detail and to test newly developed compounds applied in the treatment of cardiac diseases.

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Technology

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 20:00 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Gene Therapy Improved Left Ventricular and Atrial Function in Congestive Heart Failure by up to 25 percent

Heart function improved by up to 25 percent in a trial using gene therapy to reverse cardiac damage from congestive heart failure in a large animal model, Mount Sinai researchers report. This is the first study using a novel vector for gene therapy t...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 14:00 ET

Mayo Clinic Researchers Control Hunger Hormone, Stopping Obesity in Mice

Mayo Clinic scientists have shown that injections of a hunger hormone blocker in mice can halt the typical weight gain after dieting and help prevent rebound obesity in the long term.

– Mayo Clinic

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 15:00 ET

Aggressively Reduced Radiation Therapy for HPV-Related Throat Cancer Achieves Similar Control Rates with Fewer Side Effects

For certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an aggressive reduction of radiation therapy after surgery may provide excellent cancer control while simultaneously reducing post-treatment side effects, impro...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 14:00 ET

Phase III Trial Confirms Pelvic Radiation as Standard of Care for High-Risk, Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer

In a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy plu...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 14:00 ET

Breast Cancer Patients Largely Find Radiation Therapy Experience Better Than Expected

A new survey finds breast cancer patients’ actual radiation therapy experiences largely exceeded their expectations.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sep-2017

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 10:45 ET

Antibody Protects Against Zika and Dengue, Mouse Study Shows

The same countries hard hit by Zika virus – which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth – are also home to dengue virus. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers report that they have found an antibody th...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Immunology, Sep-2017; R01 AI073755; R01 AI127828; R01 HD091218; T32 AI007163

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 11:00 ET

Autism's Gender Patterns

Largest study to date identifies gender-specific patterns of autism and related disorders occurrence among sibling pairs.

– Harvard Medical School

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 11:00 ET

Halving Radiation Therapy for HPV-Related Throat Cancer Offers Fewer Side Effects and Similar Outcomes, Mayo Study Finds

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a 50 percent reduction in the intensity and dose of radiation therapy for patients with HPV-related throat cancer reduced side effects with no loss in survival and no decrease in cure rates.

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 15:00 ET

Mayo Study Shows Drug Slows Stomach Emptying, May Individualize Obesity Treatment

Liraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type-2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an effective weight loss therapy. These are the findings of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-co...

– Mayo Clinic

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 18:30 ET

Penn Study Shows 80 Percent of Activity Tracker Users Stick with the Devices for at Least Six Months

Use of activity trackers, such as wearable devices and smartphone apps, is on the rise, and a new study shows that 80 percent of users stuck with the device for at least six months. Though the gadgets may help motivate users to increase exercise, the...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Annals of Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 17:00 ET

Study: Seniors Benefit From Depression Treatment as Much as Younger Patients Do

A new Cedars-Sinai study reveals that older adults being treated for depression experience comparable improvements in quality of life and functioning as do younger adults treated for the same condition.

– Cedars-Sinai

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

The Rat Race Is Over: New Livestock Model for Stroke Could Speed Discovery

Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed the first U.S. pig model for stroke treatments.

– University of Georgia

Nature's Scientific Reports

Do You Really Need That MRI?

Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Internal Medicine study, Sep.2017

Overall Cancer Risk Not Increased with Use of Popular Diabetes Medication

People taking a new oral medication for Type 2 diabetes can breathe a sigh of relief concerning suspicions they might be at an increased risk for many types of cancer, according to Indiana University researchers.

– Indiana University

Diabetologia, July-2017

Prostaglandin E1 Inhibits Leukemia Stem Cells

Two drugs, already approved for safe use in people, may be able to improve therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a blood cancer that affects myeloid cells, according to results from a University of Iowa study in mice.

– University of Iowa

Cell Stem Cell, Sept-2017; RO1AI112579; R21AI115149; R21AI119160; RO1AI121080; RO1HG006130; P50CA097274

Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to a High-Risk Children's Cancer

Pediatric researchers in the Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of the childhood cancer neuro...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Nature Communications, Sept. 18, 2017; HG006830, CA124709

Texas Docs Care Offers Free Telemedicine Access for Hurricane Victims

Hurricane evacuees living in Texas now can have free access to an ER physician via a video and text messaging app from CirrusMD through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Docs Care program.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

Mount Sinai Heart Director Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Provides Recommendations for Promoting Global Cardiovascular Health

Co-Chair of Consensus Committee Advising Trump Administration on Global Health Outlines How the United States Can Bolster Its Global Health Efforts

– Mount Sinai Health System

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 17:00 ET

Arthritis Advocates Urge Congress to Take Action to Address Drug Costs, Access Issues

Physician and healthcare professional advocates from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are joined by rheumatology patients on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to address the significant drug cost and access issues affecting millions ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Statement by Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN,President, the American Society of Nephrology, Opposing the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, released the following statement today regarding the US Senate’s consideration of the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal:

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

MedWire Announcements

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Opens First-of-Its Kind, State-of-the-Art, Infant Cardiac Unit

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has opened The Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Infant Cardiac Unit. The new, state-of-the-art, 17-bed unit is solely dedicated to infant cardiac care (0-3 months old) and is the first of it...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 06:00 ET

Cedars-Sinai Becomes One of the First Hospitals to Offer Patients a Digital, Interactive App on Apple Watch

The Cedars-Sinai app is now available on Apple Watch. Its launch makes Cedars-Sinai one of only a few hospital systems to offer a digital, interactive app on the device. The app is a complete resource for managing medical records, connecting with car...

– Cedars-Sinai

Wounded Warrior Project Partners with Cohen Veterans Bioscience to Treat PTSD

Today, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) announced a shared initiative to better diagnose and treat PTSD and TBI. The collaboration, known as Research Alliance for PTSD/TBI Innovation and Discovery Diagnostics (RAPID...

– Cohen Veterans Bioscience

University of Chicago Nets NIH Grant to Increase Access to HIV Prevention Medication in Community Pharmacies

The University of Chicago’s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation (Ci3) in Sexual and Reproductive Health was awarded a grant to increase access to PrEP in drugstore pharmacies in communities with high rates of STI and HIV infection. ...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Confronting Dementia From Lab to Bedside

National Institutes of Health supports education in Alzheimer’s disease at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

SBP Scientist Receives $10.8 Million Grant to Advance Potential Drug for Substance Abuse

New class of drug may help treat cocaine and nicotine addiction

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 08:00 ET

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NSU Receives $200 Million Commitment to Enhance Osteopathic Medicine & Health Care Sciences Prorgrams

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment will significantly expand its programs in osteopat...

– Nova Southeastern University

Magee-Womens Research Institute Announces Landmark Award to Advance Scientific Discoveries in Women’s Health

To advance ongoing and innovative research in women’s health, a $1 million prize will be awarded to a team of top scientists at the inaugural Magee 9-90™ Research Summit, taking place Oct. 8-10, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The international summit will ...

– Magee-Womens Research Institute

UTHealth Researchers Receive $2.5 Million to Develop Anal Cancer Screening Protocol

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to develop a standard protocol for anal cancer screenings for men who have sex with men.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Culinary Team to Participate in 29th Annual Chowderfest

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center’s culinary team will participate in the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Chowderfest in Beach Haven on Sunday, October 1. Southern Ocean Medical Center is the only hospital...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

NIH Taps Chicago Universities for Center on Environmental Health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $4 million over four years to an equal partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago to establish an ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Rudolph L. Leibel, MD to Keynote at ObesityWeek 2017

Stem Cell-derived Hypothalamic Neurons in the Elucidation of the Pathogenesis of Human Obesity: A New Frontier

– Obesity Society

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Launches Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center recently launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) designed to help combat drug addiction in the Bayshore region. Made possible through a state grant and provided by the RWJBarnabas Health...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The laboratory at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has again received accreditation from the American College of Pathologists (CAP), marking 42 years of accreditation for this vital hospital service. ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Van Andel Research Institute Hosts Unique Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease

Leading Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world will gather at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this month for Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, a scientific event highlighting the latest breakthrough...

– Van Andel Research Institute

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names Alexandra Carter Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

After a national search, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named Alexandra Carter, MBA, CFRE, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer effective September 25.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

UTHealth’s Jim Zheng Awarded $5.8 Million CPRIT Grant to Mine Cancer Data for Cures

In keeping with the shift in cancer research from data generation to data analysis, bioinformatician W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a five-year, $5.8 million Cancer Prevent...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

MedWire Marketplace

MD Anderson Cancer Center and Pfizer Oncology Announce Clinical Collaboration to Evaluate Immuno-Oncology Combinations in Blood Cancers and Solid Tumors

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Pfizer Inc. today announced that they have entered into a clinical collaboration to study novel combinations of three Pfizer investigational immuno-oncology therapies and other Pfizer agents in t...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 07:00 ET

JointPoint, Inc. Signs Exclusive Agreement with DePuy Synthes to Co-Market JointPoint's Non-Invasive Computer Navigation System for Hip Replacement

Hip Navigation System Facilitates Precise Intraoperative Analysis of Implant Selection and Positioning During Surgery

– JointPoint, Inc.





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