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Genetic ‘Switches’, Mapped for First Time, Drive Human Brain Development

UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of ...

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



Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Girls, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys. This is the firs...

– Mount Sinai Health System

European Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2018 at 03:30 ET

Are There Signs of CTE in the Brain Tissue of Younger People with Epilepsy?

Younger adults with difficult-to-treat epilepsy may have early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in their brain tissue, but it appears to be uncommon, according to a small, preliminary study published in the January 10, 2018, online issue of ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET

Frozen Embryos Result in Just as Many Live Births in IVF

Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found.

– University of Adelaide

The New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

TSRI Scientists Discover Workings of First Promising Marburg Virus Treatment

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered the workings of the first promising treatment for Marburg virus, a pathogen with the same pandemic potential as Ebola virus.

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Host & Microbe, Jan. 2018; R01AI089498; U19AI109762; U19AI109762; HDTRA1-13-1-0034; 1U19AI109711; R21AI121799

Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Arsenic-Tainted Drinking Water May Increase Diabetes Risk

A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines for Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology has released new guidelines of care for the management of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. These evidence-based guidelines cover best practices for the management of nonmelanoma skin canc...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Large-Scale Study to Pinpoint Genes Linked to Obesity

Findings provide genetic basis underlying body weight and obesity risk.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Genetics

Transitional Care Nurses in the Geriatric Emergency Department Reduce Risk of Inpatient Admissions

Geriatric patients seen by transitional care nurses in the emergency department (ED) are less likely to be admitted to the hospital, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

The Medical Minute: Warming Up to a Fitness Routine in the New Year

As healthy resolutions fill gyms and outdoor paths, two sports medicine doctors at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center remind those who work out to do it safely – whether exercising indoors or out.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

The Medical Minute

Texas A&M Research Shows Biological Clocks Could Improve Brain Cancer Treatment

Biological clocks throughout the body play a major role in human health and performance. Now, Texas A&M University researchers found that circadian rhythms could hold the key to novel therapies for glioblastoma, the most prevalent type of brain cance...

– Texas A&M University

BMC Cancer, Jan-10-2018; National Institutes of Health

NYC Health Department IDs 10 Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Using Yelp Reviews Since 2012

The NYC Health Department announced that since 2012, 10 outbreaks of foodborne illness were identified through a computer system jointly created with Columbia University’s Department of Computer Science. Launched in 2012, the computer system tracks...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Jan 10 2017

New ACR Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries May Be First-of-Its-Kind Step to More Patient-Centered Care

New Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries can help patients understand which imaging tests are best for their condition or why they may not need a scan at all. The first item in this first-of-its kind series created by patients for patients in e...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


Here’s How Stress May Be Making You Sick

A Michigan State University researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Leukocyte Biology

JOT Releases Orthopaedic Residency Program Rankings by Research Output

What's the best way to rate the quality and quantity of research produced by orthopaedic surgery residency programs? A new "research impact ranking" provides a more objective approach to assessing and comparing research productivity at US orthopaedic...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

“Decorating” cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells’ ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.

– North Carolina State University

Nature Biomedical Engineering

New Study Shows High Cost of Screening for, Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases in Kenya

Non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes — are responsible for more than 36 million deaths across the globe each year. 14 million of these constitute premature mortality, and 90 percent ...

– RTI International


New Study Shows U.S.-Based Supervised Injection Facility Can Provide Protection From Fatal Overdose; More Effective if Sanctioned

As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues to produce high levels of morbidity and mortality, we are in need of innovative solutions that help people who inject drugs and their surrounding community.

– RTI International

International Journal of Drug Policy

Can Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Benefit Patients with Mitochondrial Disease?

Defects in mitochondria, the tiny structures that power our cells by functioning as biological batteries, cause an array of complex, often life-threatening disorders that can affect any and all organs and systems. In the absence of validated, effecti...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease, online Nov. 3, 2017; in Feb. 2018 print issue

New App Motivates Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Be More Active

A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically activity to manage their disease.

– University of Utah Health

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Pancreatic Cancer Accelerated by Stress, Finds Study

A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta-blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Cancer Cell, January 8, 2018

Young Adults Report Differing Sexual Effects From Alcohol, Marijuana, and Ecstasy

Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy each have very different sexual effects, from attraction and desire to sensitivity to sexual dysfunction, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.

– New York University

Psychology and Sexuality

Rare Melanoma Type Highly Responsive to Immunotherapy

Desmoplastic melanoma is a rare subtype of melanoma that is commonly found on sun-exposed areas, such as the head and neck, and usually seen in older patients. Treatment is difficult because these tumors are often resistant to chemotherapy and lack a...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Nature, Jan-2018

Researchers Investigate Disparities in Orthodontia Completion Among Appalachians

Orthodontic care, such as braces, bite plates and retainers, typically costs between $3,000 and $8,000. But research out of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry suggests that only half of Appalachian orthodontia patients can complete thei...

– West Virginia University

Frontiers in Public Health

New Study Led by Public Health Researcher Finds ‘Suicides by Drugs’ Profoundly Undercounted in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate seems high, a team of researchers led by a West Virginia University faculty member belie...

– West Virginia University

Heart-Muscle Patches Made with Human Cells Improve Heart Attack Recovery

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury....

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Circulation; HL99507; HL114120; HL131017; HL134764; HL128086 ; HL109810

includes video

Pregnant Women in NC Exposed to Less Secondhand Nicotine After ‘Smoking Ban’

A new study from Duke Health has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants.

– Duke Health

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; P01ES022831, R21ES014947, R01ES016772, K24DA023464, P30ES025128, RD-83543701, UL1TR001117

CAP Guideline Details HPV Testing in Head, Neck Cancers

Certain head and neck cancers that are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) have a better prognosis and may need less aggressive treatment.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Arch Pathol Lab Med. doi: 10.5858/ARPA.2017-0286-CP

Mayo Clinic在医院质量上获得高分


– Mayo Clinic

Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in National Conference on Pharmaceutical and Chemical Diversion

Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, was a featured presenter at the Dr...

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– Hackensack Meridian Health


New Stem Cell Method Sheds Light on a Telltale Sign of Heart Disease

While refining ways to grow arterial endothelial cells in the lab, a regenerative biology team at the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison unexpectedly unearthed a powerful new model for studying a hallmark of vascu...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stem Cell Research Jan. 9, 2018

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Deep Sea Creatures Provide a Guiding Light in the Quest to Develop Cancer-Fighting Therapies

Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC use enzymes responsible for marine animal bioluminescence to help researchers test whether cancer immunotherapies work.

– Keck Medicine of USC

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 05:00 ET

Place of Residence Linked To Heart Failure Risk

According to new research in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, almost 5 percent of heart failure risk was connected to neighborhood factors.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,

The American Journal of Gastroenterology Presents the “Putting Patients First” Special Issue

The “Putting Patients First” issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is an entire issue of the College’s flagship journal dedicated to patient-reported outcomes.

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Moms of Obese Children Use Different Words to Restrict Eating

Mothers may be more likely to use direct statements to restrict a child’s eating.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, stil...

– Baylor University

Society and Mental Health

NUS Study: Gratitude Helps Drug Abusers Better Cope with Stress and Challenges

Two psychologists from the National University of Singapore found that drug abusers who have more grateful dispositions have less severe drug use.

– National University of Singapore

Substance Use & Misuse

Cancer Targeted with Reusable ‘Stinging Nettle’ Treatment

Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment, activated with a substance found in stinging nettles and ants - thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

Nature Chemistry

New Skin Barrier Product Reduces Costs for Ostomy Care

Ostomy patients using a new type of skin barrier product—infused with ceramides that play an essential role in the normal barrier function of the skin—experience lower costs of care, according to a randomized trial published in the Journal of Wou...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

Most Patients with Unknown Spinal Cord Disease Later Given Specific Diagnosis, Study Shows

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. The research is published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neuro...

– Mayo Clinic


Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises

The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.

– Virginia Tech


Rural ER Patients See Health Care Provider More Quickly if Hospital Is Equipped with Telemedicine Services

Patients at rural hospitals with telemedicine services see a health care provider six minutes more quickly than patients in hospitals that have no such technology, according to a new study from University of Iowa researchers.

– University of Iowa

Telemedicine and e-Health

Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.

– University of Utah Health

Illnesses Caused by Recreation on the Water Costs $2.9 Billion Annually in the US

Swimming, paddling, boating and fishing account for more than 90 million cases of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses per year in the U.S. with an estimated annual cost of $2.9 billion, according to a new report by Univ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Environmental Health

5 Ways to Use Petroleum Jelly for Skin Care

The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, petroleum jelly, a common, inex...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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Global BioLife, a Biomedical Subsidiary of Singapore eDevelopment Limited, Completes Cancer Research for New Universal Therapeutic Drug Platform

Global BioLife Inc. ("Global BioLife"), a subsidiary of Singapore Exchange-listed Singapore eDevelopment Limited ("SeD"), announced today the completion of the initial cancer research portion for the study of its new universal therapeutic drug platfo...

– Global BioLife

Free WCG Foundation Webinars Offer Insights on Speeding Access to Experimental Drugs for Intermediate-Size Patient Populations

WCG Foundation will host free webinars Jan. 25 and Feb. 5 on how to streamline the application process for experimental medications for intermediate-size populations of desperately ill patients.

– WCG Foundation

Amidst Opioid Crisis, NYU Meyers' Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research Studying Prevention, Treatment of Opioid Abuse

The Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing has increasingly focused its research on opioid abuse, both in urban and rural settings.

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– New York University

Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold

There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.

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

Tiny Antibiotic Beads Fight Infections After Joint Replacement

More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, a Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon created small antibiotic beads that are implanted with the new joi...

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– Houston Methodist


Gene Test to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence Less Cost Effective in Real World Practice

The most commonly used gene expression profile test, Oncotype DX®, used to help predict breast cancer recurrence may not be as cost-effective as once thought, say a team of researchers.

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Embargo expired on 08-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET

U.S. Childhood Mortality Rates Have Lagged behind Other Wealthy Nations for the Past 50 Years

In a new study of childhood mortality rates between 1961 and 2010 in the United States and 19 economically similar countries, researchers report that while there’s been overall improvement among all the countries, the U.S. has been slowest to impro...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 08-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET

Researchers Discover That a “Muscle” Cancer Is Not Really a Muscle Cancer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital oncologists have discovered the cell type that gives rise to rhabdomyosarcoma, the most prevalent soft tissue cancer in children. Previously, scientists thought the cancer arose from immature muscle cells, beca...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cancer Cell, January 2017

Embargo expired on 08-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

‘Immunomap’ Suggests More is Better When it Comes to Immune Cell Receptors and Patients’ Response to Immunotherapy

Johns Hopkins scientists have used a form of artificial intelligence to create a map that compares types of cellular receptors, the chemical “antennas” on the surface of immune system T-cells. Their experiments with lab-grown mouse and human T-ce...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cancer Immunology Research; R01-AI44129, CA108835ANDU01-AI113315

Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM

Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement, published in the...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

Replacing the popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA with alternative methods of contraception could help protect women in sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Endocrine Reviews

Queen’s University Professor’s Skin Patch Offers Solution to Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, led by Professor Ryan Donnelly, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology are developing a new type of skin patch (microarray patch) that administers drugs directly into the bloodstream through th...

– Queen's University Belfast

Loyola Medicine Pediatrician Offers Advice for Parents to Help Keep Children Safe from the Flu

Loyola Medicine pediatrician Bridget Boyd, MD, has some advice for parents on how to help their child fend off the flu and what to do if they do get sick.

– Loyola University Health System

Researchers Develop World's Smallest Wearable Device

A Northwestern University professor, working in conjunction with the global beauty company L’Oréal, has developed the smallest wearable device in the world. The wafer-thin, feather-light sensor can fit on a fingernail and precisely measures a pers...

– Northwestern University

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

Endocrine Society Celebrates Expanded Access to Diabetes Technology for Medicare Beneficiaries

The Endocrine Society applauded the move to extend older Americans’ access to insulin delivery devices used to treat diabetes as part of Medicare Part D.

– Endocrine Society

MedWire Announcements

New Norris Healthcare Center Opens on USC’s Health Sciences Campus

Keck Medicine of USC is significantly expanding its patient care services and health care facilities with the opening of the new Norris Healthcare Center, a seven-story, state-of-the-art facility providing multidisciplinary ambulatory care.

– Keck Medicine of USC

Sarah Patterson Named Executive Director of Virginia Mason Institute

SEATTLE – (Jan. 10, 2018) – Sarah Patterson has been named executive director of the Virginia Mason Institute, which provides education and training for health care professionals and others in the organization’s innovative management methodolog...

– Virginia Mason Medical Center

Department of Defense Funds Autism Research at Montefiore to Examine Effect of Cannabis Compound on Irritability and Repetitive Behaviors

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded $1.3 million to fund autism research at Montefiore

– Montefiore Health System

Save the Date! Cover ATS 2018 in San Diego

Beginning on May 20*, the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego will give journalists like you what they have come to expect from the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Register no...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS 2018 International Conference

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranks No. 5 for Online Nursing Programs

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) tied for the No. 5 spot in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Nursing Program rankings for 2018, maintaining its top 5 ranking in the nation.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Hackensack University Medical Center Invited to Enroll in NIH Studies through the Selection of its Clinical Hub Affiliate Temple University

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that its hub-site affiliate, Temple University in Philadelphia, has been selected as one of 11 clinical hubs for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) emergency me...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

PhRMA Foundation Value Assessment Awards to Help Advance Holistic, Patient-Driven Solutions in Health Care

The PhRMA Foundation will provide $1.3 million in funding for the development of transformative strategies to better assess the value of medicines and health care services while improving patient outcomes and reducing inefficiency in health care. Fun...

– PhRMA Foundation

Researchers Seek Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question by working to develop a blood test for early detection of lung cancer. The National Cancer Institute awarded this endeavor a two-year $275,000 grant on Jan. 1.

– Rush University Medical Center


Researchers Receive $2.8 Million to Repurpose FDA-approved Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease


– Case Western Reserve University

National Institute on Aging; NIH

2018 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend

The AANEM Foundation is offering International Fellowship Award opportunities for up to 5 physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 10-13, 2018.

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

2018 AANEM Annual Meeting

Graduate Students Land Elusive National Institute of Health Fellowships

One of the NIH’s training awards, the highly selective Kirschstein fellowship is conferred to top U.S. graduate students in health science-related fields.

– Virginia Tech

American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018, Jan. 26-28, in New Orleans. The four-day meeting will bring together 700 leaders and subject-matter experts in anesthesia to share new research, knowledge and cri...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Professor Selected to Help Lead Global Forum

Caswell Evans appointed as co-chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

– University of Illinois at Chicago

ISPOR Establishes New Patient Council

ISPOR announced the establishment of a new advisory council devoted to patient engagement. The formation of the Patient Council reflects the Society’s long-standing commitment to engagement of patient representatives in healthcare research and deci...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

University of Kansas Announces Nearly $25 Million National Institutes of Health Grant to Accelerate Clinical and Translational Research

.The University of Kansas today announced and celebrated a five-year nearly $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that will fund Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KU CTSI). This grant cur...

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Mark Israel, Former Director of Dartmouth's Cancer Center, Named National Executive Director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund

Nationally Recognized Oncologist to Head Largest Non-Profit Dedicated to Funding Cancer Research in Israel

– Israel Cancer Research Fund

Tulane Disease-Fighting Effort Named a “Best Bet” for Donor Support

A Tulane University proposal to establish a comprehensive system of infectious disease response, from early detection to the development of new treatments, has been named a “Best Bet” by one of the nation’s leading philanthropic research center...

– Tulane University

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January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Doctors Stress Importance of Early Detection and Announce Expansion of Thyroid Services in NYC

– Mount Sinai Health System

UC San Diego Health Receives Certification for Second Comprehensive Stroke Center

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla recently received certification from the Joint Commission to be a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This certification is in addition to the existing accreditation at UC San Diego Medical Center in ...

– University of California San Diego Health

Helen S. Mayberg, MD, Appointed Director of Newly Established Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Helen S. Mayberg, MD, a neurologist renowned for her study of brain circuits in depression and for her pioneering deep brain stimulation research, which has been heralded as one of the first hypothesis-driven treatment strategies for a major mental i...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Faraaz Yousuf Named President and COO of Northwest Hospital

On January 8, 2018, Faraaz Yousuf became the president and chief operating officer (COO) at Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center, in Randallstown, Maryland.

– LifeBridge Health

Plan for UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health Announced with State’s Approval of Initial Funds

With the first $6 million in state funds approved for the construction of a psychiatric hospital in Houston, UTHealth will oversee construction of a continuum of care campus for behavioral health that addresses a critical need in Texas.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston





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