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Cal Ripken, Jr., and Sinai Health System Open First Sports Acceleration Center

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Baltimore Orioles third baseman, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Sinai Health System have opened Cal Ripken, Jr. Sports Acceleration. The new center, which offers advanced, sports-specific training programs for athletes, is located at One-Hundred Business Center in Columbia, Maryland. Tim Bishop, strength and conditioning coach of the Orioles, is also involved in the new venture. He and Ripken will provide professional review of all training programs.

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Portable System Allows Advanced Neurosurgery to Become More Widely Available

NYU Langone Health

It is the size of a laptop computer, but it is as powerful as far larger systems that cost ten times as much and perform the same function -- providing neurosurgeons with a tool for navigating one of the most important, and complex, organs of the body, the human brain.

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Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates

University of Michigan

Study shows that health risk behaviors account for only a small part of the excess mortality among Americans with low levels of income and education, according to Paula Lantz, assistant professor of health management and policy at the U-M School of Public Health.

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3-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Abstracts of Research from the American Urological Association Meeting (6 of 6)

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Research from American Urological Association Meeting (6-3-98): 1) Prediction of Bone Metastases in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer, 2) Multicenter RT-PCR-PSA Clinical Trial for Pre-Operative Staging of Prostate Cancer, 3) ContiCathTM: A Simple New Catheter Designed for Continence and Volitional Voiding Past the Obstructed Urethra, 4) Treatment of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS

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27-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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NYU Scientists Report Advances In Diagnosing, Understanding Bladder Cancer

NYU Langone Health

Using a gene that only functions in bladder cells, scientists at NYU School of Medicine have developed the first transgenic animal model for bladder cancer and the first blood test for metastatic bladder cancer.

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New Prostate Cancer Data at AUA Compares Efficacy and Tolerability of Hormonal Therapy Treatment Regimens

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

New data on advanced prostate cancer treatment presented today at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the AUA suggest there is similar tolerability time to disease progression and survival outcome when either of the two LHRH-A agents, goserelin or leuprolide, is used in Combined Androgen Blockade with either of two commonly prescribed antiandrogens, bicalutamide or flutamide.

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3-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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University of Pittsburgh Scientist Discovers How a Novel Vitamin K Stops Cancer Cell Growth

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered how a novel form of vitamin K exerts its cancer-killing effects in primary liver cancers, which are notoriously resistant to chemotherapy. The research results, published in the May issue of The Journal of Biological Chemistry, describe an important new way to treat, and possibly prevent, cancer by triggering programmed cell death.

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2-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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APA Annual Meeting Highlights

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

APA Annual Meeting Highlights, Tuesday, June 2, 1998. Note: All presentations are embargoed from broadcast, publication, and electronic dispersement until the day of the presentation.

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Nitrosamines Play Important Role in Cancer Linked to Smoking

American Chemical Society (ACS)

A series of chemical compounds--known as nitrosamines--found in unburned tobacco and tobacco smoke have been strongly linked to lung cancer formation, says Stephen S. Hecht, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center in Minneapolis. In the first comprehensive review in over a decade, Hecht summarizes all the peer-reviewed studies of the biochemistry, biology, and carcinogenicity of these tobacco- specific nitrosamines.

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29-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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