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27-Nov-2017


Removing Chemical Used to Make Teflon-like Coatings Has Led to Fewer Low Birth Weights and Less Brain Damage

Government and industry efforts since 2003 to phase out chemicals used to make non-stick coatings, such as Teflon, have prevented more than 118,000 low-weight births and related brain damage in the United States.

– NYU Langone Health

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health


'Negative Emotions' Linked to Higher Rates of Opioid Use in Sickle Cell Disease

In a small study using data from daily electronic patient diaries, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found a link between negative emotions, such as sadness and anxiety, and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease whose pain levels...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Journal of Pain; R01HL098110, K23DA035915, K23NS070933


Avoid the Holiday Food Trap

Typically around the holidays, healthy eating habits established over the year go by the wayside. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey registered dietitian shares a few tips to keep your waistline in check this holiday season.

Expert Available

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Integrative Medicine Takes Broad Perspective Toward Care

Integrative medicine? That’s stuff like acupuncture, yoga and meditation, right? Yes, they can be part of it, but for many practitioners integrative medicine is about prevention and wellness as well as treatment and incorporates more conventional a...

Expert Available

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

24-Nov-2017


Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems

Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service. It includes uninvited or unwanted verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature, such as attention, verbal remarks, t...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 24-Nov-2017 at 10:00 ET


Landmark DAWN Study Expands Treatment Window for Strokes

The final results of the DAWN study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, show that select patients with stroke caused by a blood clot can be effectively treated with a procedure to remove the clot mechanically – and that this can be d...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The New England Journal of Medicine

23-Nov-2017


Ludwig Researchers Unravel Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Grow Resistant to Radiotherapy

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Communications, Nov-2017

22-Nov-2017


New Approach to Tracking How Deadly 'Superbugs’ Travel Could Slow Their Spread

Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hotspots for transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Science Translational Medicine, Nov. 22

Embargo expired on 22-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Increased Use of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Cataract Surgery

A University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study shows over the past decade the proportion of cataract surgeries performed at surgery centers has outpaced surgeries done in hospitals.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Ophthalmology

Embargo expired on 22-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET


Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research by the University of Birmingham has found.

– University of Birmingham

Drury et al (2017). ‘Randomised controlled trials in children's heart surgery in the 21st century: a systematic review’.

Embargo expired on 22-Nov-2017 at 19:05 ET


Emerging Microtechnologies and Automated Systems for Rapid Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

A review article in the December 2017 issue of SLAS Technology provides important information for life sciences and technology professionals in academia and industry and members of the general public who are interested in antibiotic resistance, gener...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Technology


Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults with High Blood Pressure

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure — the top number in a blood pressure test — e...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of the American College of Cardiology; U01-HL57173, U01HL57114, U01HL57190, U01-HL57139, K08HL03857-01, U01-HL57156ANDK23HL135273-01, M01-RR02635, M01-RR00722, T32DK0


Antibiotics Resistance : Researchers Succeed to Block Genes of Resistance

Scientists at UdeM's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine design better molecules that make it harder for plasmids to move between bacteria.

– Universite de Montreal

Scientific Reports, November 2017; Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR MOP-84239); NSERC-CREATE program on the Cellular Dynamics of Macromolecular Complexes (CDMC); Merck, Sharp and Dohme...


Workouts to Remember: New Research Suggests High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory

The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications for an aging population which is grappling with the ...

– McMaster University

Journal of Cognitive Science


2017-18 Airline Food Study

There will more than 28.5 million passengers traveling during the 12-day Thanksgiving season according to Airlines for America (A4A). Knowing what are the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so Dr. Charles Platkin...

– Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com


Menos Riesgo Renal Con Nuevos Anticoagulantes Orales, Demuestra Estudio De Mayo Clinic

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic demostraron una vinculación entre el tipo de anticoagulante que toma el paciente para evitar un accidente cerebrovascular y más riesgo de deterioro de la función renal o de insuficiencia renal.

– Mayo Clinic

Revista del Colegio Americano de Cardiología


More Not Necessarily Better with Heart Valve Operations

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Cardiology


Study Questions Exclusion of Cancer Survivors From Trials

A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have found.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Oncology


Researchers Find Infectious Prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Patient Skin

In a Science Translational Medicine study published today, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers found that CJD patients also harbor infectious prions in their skin, albeit at lower levels. In the study, the researchers colle...

– Case Western Reserve University

Science Translational Medicine; Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation ; Intramural Research Program of the NIAID; NIH; NIH; NIH; NIH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contract ...


Under Affordable Care Act, Americans Have Had More Preventive Care for Heart Health, UCLA Study Finds

By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

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

American Journal of Managed Care


How Can I Manage My Diabetes?

Diabetes is a medical condition in which sugar or glucose levels build up in your bloodstream. Managing diabetes is a daily challenge to keep blood sugar levels in the desired range. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescrib...

– Valley Health System


Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression. These symptoms, as well as those that are caused by the cancer and/...

– Valley Health System


Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

New Jersey Poison Control director Diane Calello warns of health dangers to hobby shooters, employees, law enforcement officers and their families

– Rutgers University


How One Altruistic Living Donor Helped SaveThe Lives of Three Kidney Transplant Patients

Three Loyola Medicine kidney transplant patients received kidneys from three living donors on the same day in a transplant chain.

– Loyola University Health System

21-Nov-2017


AJPH Research on Age and the Opioid Epidemic, Anogenital Warts and the HPV Vaccine, US Life Expectancy, Adolescent Girls and Sex Education, Marijuana Advertising

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on age and the opioid epidemic, anogenital warts and the HPV vaccine, meeting US life expectancy goals, effectiveness of sexual health program for adolescent girls, and measuring the prevalence o...

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET


Good Cells Gone Bad

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show precisely how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction—which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution—may contribute to Parkinson’s di...

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Reports, Nov. 21, 2017; R01 NS086890; P01 ES016738; DP1 DA041722; RF1 AG057409; R01 AG056259; P30 NS076411; P41 GM103533; R37 HD045022...

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET


Early Adolescent Drinking Increases Risk of Problem Drinking by Age 17

Early-age drinking is common in many western nations; for example, 54 percent of Australian 14- to 19-year olds have reported past-year alcohol use. Although early-age drinking has been associated with developing later alcohol problems, findings have...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2017 at 10:00 ET


Penn Study Identifies New Malaria Parasites in Wild Bonobos

Malaria parasites, although widespread among wild chimpanzees and gorillas, have not been detected in bonobos, a chimp cousin. Although the researchers saw evidence of a new malaria species in bonobos, it was limited to one small area of their range....

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Communications; R01 AI 091595, R01 AI 058715, R01 AI 120810, R37 AI 050529, T32 AI 007532, T32 AI 007632, P30 AI 045008

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET


Preclinical Study Demonstrates Promising Treatment for Rare Bone Disease

Researchers have demonstrated that the drug palovarotene suppresses the formation of bony tumors (osteochondromas) in models of multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE). The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, is an important ...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research; R01AR055670


Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.

– University of Michigan

Metabolism


For Infants with Certain Forms of Heart Disease, Are Shunts or Stents Better to Maintain Blood Flow Until Surgery?

Infants with various forms of congenital heart disease require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive until a more definitive operation can be performed. In a recent study, pediatric researchers compared two methods to provi...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Circulation, Oct. 25, 2017


Climbing Costs for Treating Breast Cancer Poised to Strain Medicare in the Near Future

New study in JNCCN calls for more planning and research to prepare for the increasing financial burden of treating breast cancer.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network


Integrative Medicine Approaches for Pain Treatment – Can They Be an Alternative to Opioids?

Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & An...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Anesthesia & Analgesia


New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment

While new CF drugs are life-changing for some patients, they don’t work for everyone. Now, UNC and UAB researchers present a simple test that aims to predict which treatment is most likely to work for each patient, an approach known as personalized...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight


High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk. The changes in genetic material may increase the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes in...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiological Genomics


Video Game Improves Balance in Youth with Autism

Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disor...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Sept. 18, 2017


To Forget or to Remember? Memory Depends on Subtle Brain Signals, Scientists Find

Understanding how brains actively erase memories may open new understanding of memory loss and aging, and open the possibility of new treatments for neurodegenerative disease.

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Reports, Nov. 2017; 4R37NS019904; 5R01NS052351; 1R35NS097224; DA036596; DA026405; MH105482


Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Spearheads Initiative to Align Management of Immunotherapy Side Effects

The first consensus recommendations on recognition and clinical management of immune-related side effects from cancer immunotherapy are published today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC).

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC)


HIV-Positive Adults Are Under-Treated for Cardiovascular Problems Compared to Those Without HIV

People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV.

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

Journal of the American Heart Association


5 Tips for Weight Management This Holiday Season

Losing or maintaining weight over the holidays can be a struggle. While the average holiday weight gain is about 3% of body weight, or 3.35 lbs, research shows that although weight gain can be slight for some, it can also last a lifetime.

– Washington Center for Weight Management and Research


Post-Flu Risks A Growing Concern For The Elderly

Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


UTHealth Holds Mass Casualty Incident to Prepare Students for the Worst

Screams were heard as a runaway car plowed through a crowd before the vehicle crashed and the wreckage was engulfed in flames. The chaos was heightened by the sirens from fire trucks and ambulances rushing to the scene. After firefighter cadets from ...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Loyola Medicine Helps Pediatric Sickle Cell PatientTake Trip of a Lifetime

Anyah wasn't going to let sickle cell disease keep her from going on her high school class trip to Europe. Thanks to Natalie Kamberos, DO, and the care Anyah received at Loyola Medicine, Anyah was able to climb the Eiffel Tower and make it a trip of ...

– Loyola University Health System

includes video


Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption

The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.

Expert Available

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

20-Nov-2017


Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 13:00 ET


Molecules in Spit May Be Able to Diagnose and Predict Length of Concussions

Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and predict the duration of concussions in children, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET


New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs Associated with Lower Kidney Risks, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of oral anticoagulant (blood-thinning medication) a patient takes to prevent a stroke and increased risks of kidney function decline or failure.

– Mayo Clinic

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

includes video


Simplified Method Allows CGM Users to Leverage Trend Arrow Data

Endocrine Society experts have developed a streamlined method for using the Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to help individuals with diabetes maintain better control of their glucose levels, according to two perspectives published i...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of the Endocrine Society, Nov-2017

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Blueprint to Reduce Wasteful Blood Transfusions

By analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, Johns Hopkins experts, along with colleagues at Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical Center, endorse recommendations for blood transfusions that reduce bloo...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 10:00 ET


Smoking Study Personalizes Treatment

A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using ...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nicotine & Tobacco Research


Nanoparticles Could Allow for Faster, Better Medicine

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Nanotoxicology, Sept-2017


Age and Gut Bacteria Contribute to MS Disease Progression, According to Rutgers Study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29078267

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

PNAS, Oct. 31, 2017. Vol. 144 n. 44


Study Describes the Good and Bad Lung Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

A large multicenter study found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) – who tend to develop chronic lung infections – had more good and bad bacteria in their lungs compared to controls. The study used bronchoalveolar lavage, in which a bronchos...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

European Respiratory Journal, Nov-2017


Patients and Families Aren't Comfortable with 'Overlapping Surgeries,' Survey Finds

Patients and family members are either neutral or uncomfortable with the idea of "overlapping" or "concurrent" surgery, where the attending surgeon isn't present in the operating room for part of the procedure, according to survey results published i...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


Simple Electrocardiogram Can Determine Whether a Patient Has Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds

A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder.

– Loyola University Health System

World Journal of Biological Psychiatry


Mayo Clinic的研究显示新的口服血液稀释药物具有较低的肾脏风险

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– Mayo Clinic

Journal of the American College of Cardiology


Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease Discovery Could Lead to Paradigm-Shifting New Treatments, Study Suggests

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Nature Chemical Biology; R01GM101279

includes video


Endocrine Society and AACE Partner to Address Insulin Affordability and Access

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Endocrine Society have teamed up to address the high cost of insulin and the associated burdens placed on the millions of Americans who rely on costly daily insulin injections.

– Endocrine Society

AMA House of Delegates


Don’t Let Fall Allergies Leave You in the Cold

Fall allergies have symptoms similar to the flu, but treatment varies drastically.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children, according to safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts

Sprains and strains are painful, but they can also be a blessing, says Dr. Robert Klapper, co-director of Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program. These injuries are a wake-up call -- warnings that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you could d...

Expert Available

– Cedars-Sinai

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Tells AMA: Promote Patient Care, Don’t Prevent It

In response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) latest attack on non-physician healthcare professionals who ensure millions of Americans access to safe, cost-effective healthcare each year, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AA...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Missouri Litigation Clears the Way for Hepatitis C Cure for Medicaid Recipients

Lawsuit brought by three public interest law offices leads to availability of drug developed by SLU medical professors.

– Saint Louis University School of Law

MedWire Announcements


Mount Sinai and Institut Pasteur Announce Affiliation

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Institut Pasteur have announced that they are forming a joint research unit to study viral pathogens.

– Mount Sinai Health System


Autoimmune Disease Public Forum in Detroit, MI

EASTPOINTE, MI – NOVEMBER 20, 2017: American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) presents “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” public forum Saturday, December 9, 2017. This FREE conference is open to patien...

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)


Climate Adaptation: From Iowa to Guam, WCS Announces $2.5 Million in Awards to 12 Conservation Orgs Across US

Through its award-winning Climate Adaptation Fund, WCS has announced 12 new grants to nonprofit organizations exploring and implementing new methods for helping America’s wildlife and people adapt to rapidly shifting environmental conditions brough...

– Wildlife Conservation Society


Mercy Medical Center Announces Third Graduation of mWORKS Participants

In 2015, protests and civil unrest thrust Baltimore into the national spotlight. To aid in the healing, Mercy Medical Center sought to find ways to provide greater job training and economic opportunities for Baltimore City residents. The result is th...

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore


UPMC Pinnacle Strawberry Square FamilyCare Opens Monday, Nov. 20

UPMC Pinnacle and Harristown Enterprises celebrated the opening of Strawberry Square FamilyCare with a ribbon cutting today. The new practice, located in Suite 165 on the first floor of the Strawberry Square complex, opens for patients Monday, Nov. ...

– UPMC Pinnacle

Strawberry Square FamilyCare


Southwestern Health Resources ACN Ranked No. 7with Millions Saved, Quality Measures Above 95%

The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while maintaining a Quality Score o...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


ISPOR Honored With 6 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, was honored with 6 prestigious awards at the 14th Annual Stevie Awards held on Friday evening, November 17, 2017.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Grant to Savoldo for Immunotherapy Research

A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would inclu...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


American College of Rheumatology Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors Members

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) confirmed five new Executive Committee members and five new members-at-large to its Board of Directors during a business meeting held during the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)


OpenNotes Passes the 20 Million Mark

OpenNotes has reached a new milestone. More than 20 million patients can now read their notes securely online using patient portals.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

includes video


Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Announces Evidence-Based Clinical Tools for Continence Care

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) released six evidence-based algorithms and additional tools as a standard for continence care.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


Loyola Cardiologist David Wilber, MD, Receives Stritch School of Medicine's Highest Honor

Loyola Medicine Cardiologist David Wilber, MD, an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, has received the prestigious Stritch Medal, the highest honor given by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicin...

– Loyola University Health System


UTHealth Executive Elected as a 2017 AAAS Fellow

Michael R. Blackburn, Ph.D., a nationally recognized lung disease researcher and academic leader at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Scienc...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Northwestern to Advance Our Understanding of the Role of Environment on Genes

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and expres...

– Northwestern University


Government of Canada Announces Investment of More Than $40m in Child Health Research

November 20, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Study to Examine How Tumor Necrosis Factor Works to Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

An investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel dis...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

R01DK056008


UC San Diego Health Named Medical Provider of the Year

The UC San Diego Health International Patient Program was recognized as the 2017 Medical Provider of the Year by the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ). ITIJ recognizes leading health systems from around the globe for their abilit...

– University of California San Diego Health


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health and University Hospital Unite with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health, and University Hospital have committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening across New Jersey by joining a national effort with the American Cancer Society in the fight against this disease...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Penn Medicine’s Anil K. Rustgi and Hongzhe Li Named 2017 AAAS Fellows

  PHILADELPHIA—Anil K. Rustgi, MD, chief of the division of Gastroenterology and T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Genetics, and Hongzhe Li, PhD, a professor of biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, both at the Perelman School o...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


NCCN, in Collaboration with Pfizer, Awards Nine Grants for Quality Improvement in Breast Cancer Care

NCCN and Pfizer announce funding for projects evaluating different clinical care pathways to improve breast cancer care, with a particular emphasis on underserved patients.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


BIDMC’s Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Named AAAS 2017 Fellow

Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Loyola Stritch School of Medicine Names Senior and Junior Scientists of the Year

Mashkoor Choudhry, MPhil, PhD, and Francis Alonzo, PhD, were named Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Senior and Junior Scientists of the Year.

– Loyola University Health System


New Cancer Therapies Earn Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano 2017 CORE Prize for Oncology

The CORE Prize for Oncology 2017 was awarded to Professor Antonio Giordano for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of cell cycle which allowed to understand the fundamental mechanisms at the basis of cancer and develop a new class of anticanc...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

2nd International Congress on “Clinical Needs and Translational Research in Oncology”

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