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Thursday, October 5, 2017

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NY State Medicaid Expansion Widened Racial Gap in Access to High-Quality Cancer Surgery

The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion — what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care (ACA) — widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery, according to a new study from Georget...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET

A Need for Bananas? Dietary Potassium Regulates Calcification of Arteries

Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, and it represents an import...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

JCI Insight; HL092215; HL136165 ; DK100847; BX000369; BX003617 ; BX001591

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

Simple Urine Test After Heart Surgery Detects Patients at Risk for Kidney Injury

A new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective action before permanent injury occurs.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET

Simplifying Information Aids Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

Providing simplified health information designed for parents with low health literacy helps all families in childhood obesity treatment programs regardless of their ability to understand health information, according to a new study.

– University of Virginia Health System

Preventing Chronic Disease ; R24MD008005

‘Increased Risk’ Donor Organs a Tough Sell to Transplant Patients

The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, hundreds of these organs that could save lives go unused, according to an analysis of transplant trends.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Transplantlation, July 2017 - Volume 101 - Issue 7

Study Shows Topical Analgesics Reduce Chronic Pain, Lessens Need For Opioids

Clarity Science, a division of Safe Harbor Compliance and Clinical Services LLC, report results of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)- approved Optimizing Patient Experience and Response to Topical Analgesics (OPERA) Study which evaluated patients ...

– Clarity Science

Journal of Pain Research


Beer Brands Popular Among Youth Contravene Industry’s Voluntary Advertising Code

Although alcohol is a legal substance for adults age 21 or older, it is the leading illicit substance used by underage American youth. Prior research has shown that youth exposed to alcohol advertisements have a greater risk of drinking. Alcohol-indu...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET

For Women, High Blood Pressure in Your 40s May Be Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in the October 4, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

Sperm Banking Is Underutilized by Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found meeting with fertility specialists and parental recommendations play key roles in decisions at-risk male cancer patients make about fertility preservation

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Journal of Clinical Oncology, October 4

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

Economic Burden of FTD, Most Prevalent Young-Onset Dementia, Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer’s, Study Says

According to a new study, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, inflicts a much more severe economic burden on patients and their caregivers than Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other forms of dementia...

– Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Neurology, November 14, 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

Study Reveals Staggering Economic Burden of Dementia in Younger People

While the social and economic cost of Alzheimer’s is well documented, a new study shows that frontotemporal degeneration (FTD)—the most common dementia for people under age 60—inflicts a significantly higher economic burden on both patients and...

– Florida Atlantic University


Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

Cell Stress Response Sheds Light on Treating Inflammation-related Cancer, Aging

Stress – defined broadly – can have a profoundly deleterious effect on the human body. Even individual cells have their own way of dealing with environmental strains such as ultraviolet radiation from the sun or germs. One response to stress – ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 13:00 ET

Light-Activated Nanoparticles Can Supercharge Current Antibiotics

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research show...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET

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Synthetic DNA-based Zika Vaccine Candidate Found to be Safe and Effective at Inducing Immune Response

A new generation DNA-based Zika vaccine is the first to demonstrate both safety and the ability to elicit an immune response against Zika in humans, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, con...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New England Journal of Medicine; AI069534

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET

Are These Common Organ Donor Myths Stopping You From Saving a Life?

On October 4, NewYork-Presbyterian is celebrating Organ Donor Enrollment Day by launching a new campaign to educate New Yorkers about the need for organ donations and encourage people across the state to become organ donors.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 06:00 ET

Impacts of Ride-Hailing on Crashes Differ from City to City

Ride-hailing services reduce drunk-driving crashes in some cities, reports a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The research is the first...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

American Journal of Epidemiology; R49CE002474

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut.

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

European Journal of Nutrition, Oct-2017

Review Study Explores Causes of Physical Inactivity

A new review of more than 500 studies examines the environmental and physiological causes of physical inactivity and the role it plays in the development of chronic disease. The article is published in Physiological Reviews.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiological Reviews

Blood Test for HPV May Help Predict Risk in Cancer Patients

Preliminary findings presented at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

ASTRO Annual Meeting, Sept-2017

Exposure to Safe Motherhood Campaign Associated with More Prenatal Visits, Birth Planning, Study Finds

In Tanzania, pregnant women who were exposed to a national safe motherhood campaign designed to get them to visit health facilities for prenatal care and delivery were more likely to create birth plans and to attend more prenatal appointments.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Delays for Melanoma Surgeries Linked to Insurance Type

Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experienc...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

JAMA Dermatology, Oct-2017

Middle Eastern Doctor Reflects on Experience Overcoming Prejudice in Doctor-Patient Relationship

Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, MD, associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, talks about overcoming prejudices to heal the doctor-patient relationship in a Health Affairs essay.

– George Washington University

Health Affairs

Different Sugars, Different Risks to Your Liver

BOSTON – (October 3, 2017) – If you’re one of the two billion people in the world who are over-weight or obese, or the one billion people with fatty liver disease, your doctor’s first advice is to cut calories—and especially to cut down on ...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Study Shows Genetically Modified Soybean Oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin Resistance but Negatively Impacts Liver Function

UC Riverside mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils

– University of California, Riverside

Nature Scientific Reports

Antifungals and Probiotics May Play a Key Role in the Development of Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

Scientists have determined that fungus may play a key role in chronic intestinal inflammation disorders. They found that patients with Crohn’s disease tend to have much higher levels of the fungus Candida tropicalis compared to their healthy family...

– Case Western Reserve University

Digestive and Liver Disease; R01DE024228; DDRCC; NIH/NIDDK P30 DK097948

Low-Cost, High-Volume Services Make Up Big Portion of Spending on Unneeded Health Care

Low-cost, high-volume health services account for a high percentage of unnecessary health spending, adding strain to the health care system.

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

Health Affairs

Researchers Create Molecule That Could ‘Kick and Kill’ HIV

Scientists have developed an agent to “wake up” HIV lying dormant in cells, which causes it to begin replicating so that either the immune system or the virus itself would kill the cell harboring HIV. They call the technique “kick and kill.” ...

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

PLOS Pathogens

UWM-Developed App Helps Protect Patients’ Brains During Surgery

UW-Milwaukee students and a neuropsychologist jointly built a tablet app that helps brain surgeons identify tissue that would impair patient critical functions if removed.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Tulane Brain Institute Researchers Focus on Epilepsy, Autism and Schizophrenia

Tulane University’s Laura Schrader, a cell and molecular biology professor and Brain Institute member, received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health to study the role of a Shox2, a protein in the brain important for development an...

– Tulane University

Dentists Get Cracking on the Stem Cell Front

UNLV researchers have developed a new method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering

Chicago Marathon Advice from Loyola Sports Medicine Physician

Loyola Sports Medicine Physician Offers Tips for Chicago Marathon Runners

Expert Available

– Loyola University Health System

Dr. Andrew J. Haig Shares Expertise on Electromyography and Paraspinal Mapping Research at the 2017 AANEM Annual Meeting

In Dr. Haig’s lecture, he discussed his research on “Paraspinal Mapping,” an accurate electromyography test for nerve damage in the back muscles. Dr. Haig’s clinical focus is on spinal disorders, electrodiagnosis of nerve diseases, and worker...

Expert Available

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

AANEM Annual Meeting, Sept-2017


Reduced Exposure to Risk Factors Like Bullying Could Reduce Mental Illness in Extreme Preemies

The study utilized the McMaster Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Cohort, which includes a group of 179 extremely low birth weight survivors and 145 normal birth weight controls born between 1977 and 1982, which has 40 years' worth of data. The st...

– McMaster University

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2017 at 01:05 ET

Rare Benign Tumors Hold the “Genetic Recipe” to Combat Diabetes

Mount Sinai researchers discover that insulinomas contain novel molecular pathways and reveal the map to regenerate insulin-producing cells

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2017 at 05:00 ET

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Two Agents Deliver Knockout Punches to Ewing Sarcoma

When combined with an already FDA-approved chemotherapy, a novel agent developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, appears to halt the ability of Ewing sarcoma to grow and progress.

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Science Signaling

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET

Cell Signals That Trigger Wound Healing Are Surprisingly Complex

Vanderbilt scientists have taken an important step toward understanding the way in which injured cells trigger wound healing, an insight essential for improving treatments of all types of wounds.

– Vanderbilt University

Biophysical Journal (03Oct2017)

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET

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New Efficient Catalyst for Key Step in Artificial Photosynthesis

UPTON, NY—Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in “artificial photosynthesis”—an effort to mimic how plants, algae, and some bacteria h...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Morbidity and Mortality of Leprosy in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, did contracting leprosy necessarily increase a person's chances of dying? Yes, says a new paper. But it's complicated.

– Santa Fe Institute

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

High-Intensity Workouts Send the Wrong Message

As high-intensity interval training has grown in popularity, so has the debate over whether it is an effective public health solution. An Iowa State University professor says the workouts are not sustainable for the majority of people trying to lose ...

– Iowa State University

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

New Portable Blood Analyzer Could Improve Anemia Detection Worldwide

To reduce the burden of anemia, health officials need a better picture of the disease's global impact, an understanding made viable by a portable and affordable way to analyze blood. Researchers at the University of Washington developed a device smal...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP Advances

IBD Patients May Stay Healthier When Doctors Monitor Medications Before They Lose Efficacy

Proactive monitoring of blood levels of the therapeutic drug infliximab was associated with improved outcomes including lower risk of surgery and hospitalization.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Moving From the Research Lab to Clinical Care: Precision Medicine Coming to Your Medical Provider’s Office

Individualized medicine — the concept of matching medical care precisely to each patient’s genes, lifestyle and environment is no longer just a theory. Experts in individualized medicine — also known as personalized or precision medicine — wi...

– Mayo Clinic

Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics

After Clinical Testing at UCLA, Immunotherapy Drug Approved by FDA to Treat Stomach Cancer

Pembrolizumab, a drug that has effectively extended the lives of countless people with many types of cancer, has now been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to treat people with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma, the most common form of ...

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

New Technology Enables Shorter Radiation Treatment Time for Patients

Patients at UC San Diego Health in need of radiation therapy now have access to the next generation of radiation treatment technology. The new radiotherapy system significantly reduces treatment times with improved accuracy.

– University of California San Diego Health

Are Your Kids with Allergies and Asthma Ready for Halloween?

Some kids like to be scared on Halloween, while others prefer to grab the candy and run. No kid enjoys allergy and asthma symptoms. Kids who suffer from food allergies can find Halloween particularly frightful if they are worried a treat might send t...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Genetic Targets to Chemo-Resistant Breast Cancer Identified

Research led by Dr. Carlos Arteaga, Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, has identified potential targets for treatment of triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of breast cancer.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Cell Metabolism, Oct-2017

Mercy Medical Center First in Maryland to Utilize New FDA-Approved Drug Coated Balloon Catheter for Treatment of Arteriovenous Fistulas

Alain Tanbe, M.D., a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon at The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center, recently utilized the FDA-approved LUTONIX® 035 Drug Coated Balloon (DCB) Catheter 035 to treat arteriovenous (AV) fistula, Paul R. Lucas, M.D.,...

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Seven Out of Ten Michigan Consumers Oppose “Step Therapy”

Approximately seven out of 10 Michigan consumers have an unfavorable view of a health insurance company tactic called “step therapy,” according to a new poll conducted by Lake Research Partners. Ninety-five percent of respondents believe that a d...

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Study Tests "Smart Shoe" Intervention for Knee Arthritis

A study is testing whether a pressure-detecting shoe insole can help people with knee osteoarthritis walk in a way that reduces knee strain

– Rush University Medical Center

The Final Stretch: MLB Postseason Puts Players’ Endurance to the Test

Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss the types of injuries professional baseball players are at risk for and how they are treated, along with ways to optimize athletic performance.

Expert Available

– Keck Medicine of USC


Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In all, cigare...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tobacco Control

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 18:30 ET

Firearm-Related Injuries Account for $2.8 Billion on Emergency Room and Inpatient Charges Each Year

A new Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 people who arrived alive at a United States emergency room for treatment of a firearm-related injury between 2006 and 2014 finds decreasing incidence of such injury in some age groups, increasing trends ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

A Lack of Weekend Drinking Intentions Leads to Excess

Friday and Saturday nights seem to be the universal nights for partying. They are the peak times for heavy drinking by young adults, often beyond what is considered heavy episodic drinking (HED) – five or more drinks per occasion for men, four or m...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET

Stress Diminishes Our Capacity to Sense New Dangers, Psychology Research Finds

Being under stress diminishes our abilities to predict new dangers that we face, a team of psychology researchers finds. Its work runs counter to the conventional view that stress enhances our ability to detect and adjust to these changing sources of...

– New York University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 15:00 ET

Sticker Shock

An analysis reveals that the branded form of a synthetic progestin for the prevention of recurrent preterm births costs 5,000 percent more than the compounded, made-to-order version of the medication despite having the same active ingredients and bei...

– Harvard Medical School

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

As Retirement Age Creeps Up, the Health of Those Close to Retirement Is Getting Worse, Study Finds

Ten years from now, Americans born in 1960 will be able to start collecting their full Social Security retirement check, at the age of 67. That’s two years later than their parents, because of a change in the federal retirement age enacted in 1983....

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Health Affairs, October 2017, 36:10 DOI:10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0217

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

New Insight on Nuclear Organization of DNA and its Impact on Patterns of Mutations in Cancer

Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and others shows that the architecture of a cell’s nucleus influences the type and frequency of mutations in cancer genomes beyond the effects already captured by DNA packaging and or...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Oct-2017

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Shown to Reduce Fatigue Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who underwent a non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation called transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, experienced significant reductions in fatigue, a common and often debilitating symptom of t...

– NYU Langone Health

Multiple Sclerosis Journal, September 2017

Genetic Test Successfully Detects Some Asymptomatic Pancreatic Cancers

PancreaSeq® analyzed mutations known to be associated with precursors to pancreatic cancers.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Gut - Journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology

Plastic Surgeons Get Tips on Managing Opioid Addiction Risk

Opioid medications prescribed for pain management after plastic surgery may contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of th...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Warnings on Anesthesia Before Age 3 – Plastic Surgeons Get Update on Evidence

The evidence behind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recent drug safety warning regarding prolonged anesthesia in infants and young children is discussed in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical jo...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Game Time: To Increase Exercise, Study Shows Gaming Strategies and a Buddy are Key

New research shows families who used activity trackers with specially designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly one mile per day and achieved daily fitness goals 27 percent more than families who did not.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Internal Medicine; 1RO1HL128914; 2RO1HL092577; P30AG034546; NO1-HC-25195; HHSN268201500001I

Preventing Autoimmune Disease After a Viral Infection

Using an influenza infection model in mice, researchers find a particular population of immune cells develops during the later stages of the immune response to the influenza. These cells, called T follicular regulatory cells, prevent the generation o...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nature Immunology; AI110480; AI116584; AI097357; AI109962; AI109962; AI061061 ; AI049360

What a Rare Blood Disease Can Teach Us About Blood Clotting

New insight into how the protein antithrombin works could lead to treatments not only for patients with antithrombin deficiency, but also to better-designed drugs for other blood disorders.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry

When HIV Drugs Don’t Cooperate

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University studying combinations of drugs against HIV have discovered why certain drugs sometimes act synergistically but sometimes do not.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry

What Do Your Eyes Say? Device Can Diagnose Diseases Based on Eyelid Motion

Some say the eyes are a window to the soul. Now, thanks to researchers at the Technion, the eyes (or at least the motion of a person's eyelids) can also be used to diagnose eye diseases and neurologically expressed diseases, including Parkinson’s d...

– American Technion Society

Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Sep-2017

Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - September 2017 Headlines

Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - September 2017 Headlines

– Mayo Clinic

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Breast Cancer

With October marking National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a breast cancer expert at Yale Cancer Center, sorts out the facts about breast cancer and offers simple ways to reduce risk.

– Yale Cancer Center

5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

There are several types of gynecologic cancers that affect the female reproductive system, including endometrial, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

– City of Hope

Advice for Parents on Talking to Children about Violence and Mass Tragedies

When a tragedy strikes, young children will look to their parents to interpret the world for them and parents may struggle to find a way to help their children understand a world that could suddenly seem like a very threatening place.

– Rowan University

Four Daily Steps Can Improve Overall Health

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in partnership with the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP), kicks off National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) with a simple message for all families: “Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew” every day ...

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

Have Diabetes? A Flu Shot Should Top Your Fall To-Do List

If you diabetes and haven’t been vaccinated, it’s time to reconsider. Flu can be more serious than you realize, and health officials say there are early signs that this flu season will be a bad one.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Breast Cancer Experts Available From IU School of Medicine to Speak with Media

In preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness month, five expert IU faculty surgeons and researchers are available to discuss breast cancer, breast disease, current research initiatives, and best surgical practice and treatment for breast cancer patient...

Expert Available

– Indiana University

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

EU Vote to Reject Flawed EDC Criteria Creates Opportunity to Protect Public Health

The Endocrine Society, the world’s largest organization of endocrinologists, welcomed the European Parliament vote Wednesday to object to proposed criteria that would have failed to identify endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) currently causing h...

– Endocrine Society

Rheumatology Leaders Applaud CMS Decision to Finalize Withdrawal of Medicare Part B Payment Demonstration

The American College of Rheumatology commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for finalizing its decision to withdraw the Part B Drug Payment Demonstration.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

MedWire Announcements

Geoffrey Greene, PhD, RD, LDN Receives the 2017 SNEB Nutrition Education Research Award

SNEB announces the 2017 award recipients.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

SNEB Announces Dr. Melanie Burns as the 2017 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award Recipient

SNEB announces the 2017 award recipients.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Melissa Maulding, MS, RD Receives the SNEB 2017 Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award

SNEB announces the 2017 award recipients.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

SNEB Announces Jennifer Walsh, PhD, RD as the 2017 Early Professional Achievement Award Recipient

SNEB announces the 2017 award recipients.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

MD Anderson and BridgeBio Pharma Launch Navire Pharma to Develop Targeted Therapy for Patients with Difficult-to-Treat Cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and BridgeBio Pharma today announced the launch of Navire Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing novel small-molecule inhibitors of a tyrosine-protein phosphatase called SHP2 for gene...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET

ProMedica Toledo Hospital First in Ohio to Acquire Synaptive’s Advanced Neurosurgery System

ProMedica Toledo Hospital is the first in Ohio to acquire BrightMatter™ technology, an innovative solution that combines advanced imaging, planning, navigation and robotics for complex brain tumor and spinal surgery.

– ProMedica

Surge of New Cancer Center Leadership Marks 2017 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

The Association of American Cancer Institutes will host about two dozen new cancer center directors at its annual meeting in Washington, DC, October 15 - 17.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

2017 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Honors Physicians for Lifetime Achievement

Northfield, Ill.—The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world’s largest association of board-certified pathologists, will honor six doctors with the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award for their service to the organization and to the medical ...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers Announces Intent to Join Rush System

Representatives of the Rush system and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) announced today that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent for LCMH to join the Rush system. Under the proposed arrangement, LCMH would re...

– Rush University Medical Center

Three of Chicago’s Leading Medical Centers Join National Network for Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials

The University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Chicago Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital are part of a newly-formed national network that will collaborate to conduct clinical trials designed to improve the outcomes for patients w...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

The SIREN network

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Honors Physicians for Patient Care

Northfield, Ill.— Because 70 percent of medical decisions begin with the findings of a pathologist, these physicians are a crucial part of a patient’s care team who touch almost every part of medicine.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

GBSI BioPolicy Summit 2017 Explores Newest Lab Automation, Digital Tools and Technologies Promising Improved Preclinical Research Reproducibility - October 16, in San Francisco

Global Biological Standards Institute’s 3rd annual BioPolicy Summit: “Improving Reproducibility of Research Through Digital Tools, Technologies and Laboratory Automation,” will bring a diverse and interdisciplinary group of participants togethe...

– Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

UT Southwestern Expands Hospital to Meet Growing Patient Need

To meet a greater-than-expected need for specialty patient care in North Texas and the surrounding states, UT Southwestern is undertaking a $480 million expansion of its flagship William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Global Health Leader Dr. Charles Holmes Joins Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center has named Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH, as faculty co-director of its Center for Global Health and Quality.

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Dr. Roshni Rao Appointed Chief of Breast Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Roshni Rao, a renowned expert in breast care, has been appointed chief of the Breast Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective October 3.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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Endocrine Society Announces Early Investigators Award Winners

The Endocrine Society has selected 22 new recipients for its Early Investigators Awards.

– Endocrine Society

American Thyroid Association Symposia Highlight Novel Thyroid Research

The 87th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), taking place October 18‒22, 2017, in Victoria, British Columbia, will offer informative symposia presented by pioneering investigators and key opinion leaders

– American Thyroid Association

87th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association

U-M Launches New Precision Health Research Initiative

The University of Michigan has launched a new initiative to harness campus-wide research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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Mayo Clinic, Oxford Announce Transatlantic Partnership for Medical Research, Education and Healthcare

ROCHESTER, Minn. ─ Mayo Clinic, the University of Oxford, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have signed an agreement to work together, driving advances in medical research and patient care. This agreement will underpin collaborat...

– Mayo Clinic

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation Co-Fund New Alzheimer's Project

Cross-Sector Collaboration Aimed at Speeding the Development of Potential Therapies That May Protect Brain Cells

– Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Joslin Diabetes Center Receives $8.4 Million for NIH-Sponsored Diabetes Research Center

Joslin’s research involves a wide variety of biologic disciplines ranging from the most basic model systems to studies of pathophysiology in animal models and humans to the evaluation of new therapies in patients. The primary aim of the Joslin DRC ...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

American Thyroid Association Set to Launch 87th Annual Meeting

Key opinion leaders, thyroid specialists, clinical and basic researchers, and young trainees will gather for four exciting and information-filled days of symposia, scientific presentations, and discussions on the latest advances in thyroidology and c...

– American Thyroid Association

College of American Pathologists (CAP) HonorsFour Physicians for Excellence in Pathology

Northfield, Ill.— Four physicians who have affected positive change in pathology and patient care have been selected for prestigious recognition at the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) 2017 annual meeting. These doctors have been essential...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

University Researchers Awarded Grant to Create, Test New Giardia Drugs

Researchers from Boise State and University of Idaho recently were awarded a three year, $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test new anti-parasitic drugs to fight Giardia infections.

– Boise State University

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation To Recognize Leadership Among Young Physicians

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world’s largest association of board-certified pathologists, will award six junior member physicians with the CAP Foundation Leadership Development Award and the CA...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Lakeland Regional Health Joins Orlando Health

Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Orlando Health (OH) completed an affiliation to create an integrated regional health care system on October 1, 2017. This regional system better positions both organizations to advance clinical programs, improve acc...

– Orlando Health

Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, Dean of Cedars-Sinai Medical Faculty, Honored by Endocrine Society

Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, executive vice president, Academic Affairs, and dean of the medical faculty at Cedars-Sinai, has won the 2018 Outstanding Scholarly Physician Award from the Endocrine Society, the largest global membership organization represe...

– Cedars-Sinai

Illinois Medical Universities to Study Factors Affecting Rural Opioid Epidemic

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Penn Dermatologist Awarded $8.6 Million to Study Phototherapy Treatment for Psoriasis

A research team at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $8.6 million in funding to study the effectiveness of home-based phototherapy treatments for psoriasis compared to treatments that require a visit to a doctor’s office three times a wee...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes Roman Tuma, M.D., CPE, FACP as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Clinical Effectiveness

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J. is pleased to welcome Roman Tuma, M.D., CPE, FACP to the position of vice president of medical affairs and clinical effectiveness. Dr. Tuma joined the team at Bayshore Medical Center...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Rosbash Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced today that Michael Rosbash, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Brandeis University, Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of the Rockefeller Universi...

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

The Root Cause Coalition Hosts National Summit on Social Determinants of Health

Two-day national event in Louisville, Kentucky Oct. 9-10 hosted by The Root Cause Coalition focusing on “how” communities and organizations can address basic needs to improve community and individual health and well-being.

– Root Cause Coalition

Second Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Receives Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) at the September meeting of its Coun...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Announces Joan Dye Gussow, EdD as the 2017 Helen Denning Ullrich Award Recipient

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior announces the 2017 award winners.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Announces Program Impact Award Recipient, Illinois Junior Chefs

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior announces the 2017 award recipients.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

$1.5 Million Grant Will Bolster Underrepresented Idaho Students in Biomedical Sciences

An intercollegiate team led by Boise State University has been awarded a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to bolster the number of underrepresented community college students who are transferring to Boise State to pursue researc...

– Boise State University

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Federal Funding to Conduct National Study on Risks Associated With Kidney Transplantation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to survival...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Mount Sinai Union Square Opens New State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Center


– Mount Sinai Health System





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