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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Cancer: Erasing LGBTQ+ Healthcare Disparities
Released: 19-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Cancer: Erasing LGBTQ+ Healthcare Disparities
Cedars-Sinai

Studies have shown that the way LGBTQ+ patients are screened, diagnosed and treated for cancer may put them at a significant disadvantage compared to cisgender heterosexual patients.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Graduates to Ease Physician Shortage in Arizona and Around the Country
Mayo Clinic

Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. This is the second commencement of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Arizona Campus. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 20.

Newswise: Retired Science Teacher Relies on Former Student When Faced With Bladder Cancer
Released: 19-May-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Retired Science Teacher Relies on Former Student When Faced With Bladder Cancer
Hackensack Meridian Health

Intravesical chemotherapy, is specifically for patients with recurrent non-muscle bladder cancers that aren’t responding to BCG. Up to 50 percent of patients respond to this therapy, helping them avoid major surgery.

Released: 19-May-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Experto de Mayo Clinic comparte consejos para reincorporación al trabajo con COVID persistente
Mayo Clinic

Los síntomas representan solo la mitad del panorama cuando se trata de COVID persistente, también conocida como síndrome posterior a la COVID. La otra mitad es cómo afecta el COVID persistente a la capacidad de una persona para continuar con su vida.

Released: 19-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
New Report Provides Strategies for Managing Contrast Shortage
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Recent disruptions in a pharmaceutical supply chain have impacted the global availability of GE Healthcare Omnipaque™ iohexol iodinated contrast media (ICM) for radiologic examinations. A new Special Report published in the journal Radiology provides consensus recommendations for dealing with the shortage of ICM in the near term and discusses long-term issues and potential solutions to supply chain problems.

Newswise: Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Experts Share Research, Healthcare Innovations at Digestive Disease Week 2022
Released: 18-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Experts Share Research, Healthcare Innovations at Digestive Disease Week 2022
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists will share their latest advancements and research at Digestive Disease Week, known as DDW, an international scientific and clinical meeting featuring the work of physicians and researchers in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. DDW will take place May 21-24 in San Diego, California, and is available for virtual attendance.

Newswise: Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
Released: 18-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting will be held May 31 – June 4 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center alongside the beautiful San Diego Bay. Join us!

Released: 18-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Breaking Research That Could Greatly Improve Transgender Healthcare Published in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

A pioneering study published today in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine has established transgender reference intervals for common clinical laboratory tests.

Newswise: Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs
Released: 18-May-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs
Cedars-Sinai

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members are trained in cardio-obstetrics, a specialty that brings together experts from cardiology, obstetrics and primary care.

Released: 18-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Appoints Bruce D. Gelb, MD, as Dean for Child Health Research
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System has appointed Bruce D. Gelb, MD, as Dean for Child Health Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Newswise: Dr. Omar Lateef to Serve as President and CEO for RUSH
Released: 18-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Dr. Omar Lateef to Serve as President and CEO for RUSH
Rush University Medical Center

Effective July 1, 2022, Dr. Omar Lateef will serve in the system-wide role of president and CEO of RUSH, a position currently held by Dr. Ranga Krishnan. Dr. Krishnan will then serve as senior advisor to the CEO.

Newswise: Armando E. Giuliano, MD, Expands Role
Released: 18-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Armando E. Giuliano, MD, Expands Role
Cedars-Sinai

Pioneering breast cancer surgeon, clinician and researcher Armando E. Giuliano, MD-who helped introduce sentinel lymph node biopsy in the early 1990s, sparing many women the need for major breast cancer surgery-has been named regional medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Breast Oncology Program.

Newswise: New Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Increases Survival in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
17-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
New Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Increases Survival in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
American Cancer Society (ACS)

A new large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an increase in two-year overall survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer, especially among non-Hispanic Black people and people living in rural areas.

Newswise: Nearly Half of Patients at High Risk for Lung Cancer Delayed Screening Follow-Up
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Nearly Half of Patients at High Risk for Lung Cancer Delayed Screening Follow-Up
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The first study to look at follow-up for patients deemed at high risk for lung cancer after CT screening found that 47 percent delayed follow-up care, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.

Newswise: American Thoracic Society Announces Leadership for 2022-2023
Released: 17-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
American Thoracic Society Announces Leadership for 2022-2023
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today at its annual Membership Meeting, the slate of officers to serve on the American Thoracic Society’s Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term were approved by the membership.

Released: 17-May-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Private insurers paid hospitals 224% of what Medicare would in 2020
RAND Corporation

Prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Newswise: Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center
Released: 17-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center surgeon performs kidney donor procedure using a single-incision laparoscopic approach — marking the first time the surgical technique has been used at the hospital.

Released: 17-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
A Teleconsultation Device, Consult Station, for Remote Primary Care: Multisite Prospective Cohort Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Telemedicine technology is a growing field, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consult Station (Health for Development) is the first telemedicine device enabling completely remote medical consultations, i...

Newswise: Q&A With ALS Researcher Deepti Lall, PhD
Released: 17-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Q&A With ALS Researcher Deepti Lall, PhD
Cedars-Sinai

There's a huge urgency worldwide to find new therapies that help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurological disorder that causes people to eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe. In recognition of ALS Awareness Month, Dr. Deepti Lall shares why she’s optimistic about scientific advances for this fatal disease


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