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UT Southwestern Designated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:50:56 EST

(image) UT Southwestern Medical Center has been certified a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) - one of less than 30 Centers of Excellence nationwide and the first certified center in North Texas.



Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer's from Usual Suspect to Inside Villain

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:05:35 EST

(image) The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta plaque.



Find the Expert You Need in the Newswise Expert Directory

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:50:00 EST

Need an expert in a hurry? Need to pitch an expert in a hurry? Find experts and manage your experts in the Newswise Expert Directory. Our database of experts is growing daily. Search by institution, name, subject, keywords, and place.



American Pain Society Scientific Summit, March 4-6, Anaheim

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:05:59 EST

Conference Exclusively Explores Pain Mechanisms



Dr. Kellie M. Jaremko Named 2018 Resident/Fellow of the Year

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:05:17 EST

(image) Dr. Kellie Jaremko, MD, PhD, an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has been named ASRA's 2018 Resident/Fellow of the Year.



Public Health Dentists Offer Recommendations to Better Integrate Oral Health and Primary Care

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:05:49 EST

In practice, policy and education, oral health care and primary health care have traditionally been considered separate. In an effort to change that, a group of public health dentists has issued recommendations on improving the integration of the two with a goal to influence policymakers, clinicians, educators and health researchers.



American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:16 EST

(image) The American Academy of Dermatology will install two new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.



The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named WHO Coordinating Center for Nursing and Midwifery

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:05:59 EST

(image) The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been elected as the Coordinating Centre for the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery.



Report: 1,500 Lives Saved by Who-Led Trauma Response in Battle of Mosul

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:05:50 EST

This involvement carries many challenges, including jeopardizing neutrality and risking "instrumentalization," or becoming compromised, and the report's authors recommend that this type of situation be avoided whenever possible.



Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Achieve 'High Performer' Recognition by Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:05:21 EST

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce several of the network's foundations have been honored by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) for their exemplary performance in fundraising. Meridian Health Foundation (which encompasses Hackensack Meridian Health's six southern regional Foundations; Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, Ocean Medical Center Foundation, Riverview Medical Center Foundation, Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, Bayshore Medical Center Foundation and Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation) and Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation were among those recognized.



Why Pediatricians' Role in Treating Depression in Adolescents is Critical

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:05:41 EST

(image) Depressed youth, compared to non-depressed youth, are at greater risk for suicide, substance abuse, early pregnancy, low educational attainment, recurrent depression, and poor long-term health.



Affordable Care Act Lowered Uninsured Rate for Cancer Survivors

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:35:53 EST

The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.



Stroke Survivor Beats the Odds with Help from AR SAVES Network

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:05:34 EST

(image) But the statewide tele-stroke network and quick-responding emergency medical professionals in Bald Knob and Searcy all saved him precious time in stroke treatment and ensured that the saved time meant a saved life.



What's Holding You Back?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST

Individuals with disabilities face barriers to physical activity, recreation, and sport. The goal of this study was to determine whether the perception of these barriers differs among those with and without a disability. Second, it aims to determine if these perceptions change following a community-wide recreational festival (RF) targeting to increase adaptive physical activity, recreation, and sport.



Are Physicians Being Adequately Trained to Treat People with Disabilities?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST

Caring for patients with physical disabilities, particularly spinal cord injury (SCI), is not routinely part of the medical school curriculum. However, 17 percent of Americans are physically disabled, and there are nearly 17,000 new cases of SCI in America each year. Many patients report needing to educate their providers on the basic details of their disabilities. Furthermore, medical students and residents report discomfort caring for patients with disabilities. Researchers developed a curriculum for medical students to address this gap.






Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OHSU Create Joint Research Co-Laboratory to Advance Precision Medicine

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:45:08 EST

(image) News Release PORTLAND, Ore. -- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and OHSU today announced a joint collaboration to improve patient care by focusing research on highly complex sets of biomedical data, and the tools to interpret them.The OHSU-PNNL Precision Medicine Innovation Co-Laboratory, called PMedIC, will provide a comprehensive ecosystem for scientists to utilize integrated 'omics, data science and imaging technologies in their research in order to advance precision medicine -- an approach to disease treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.



American College of Rheumatology Awarded Grant to Focus on Projects That Curb Health Disparities

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:05:51 EST

The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial and ethnic disparities in patients with rheumatic diseases.



Researchers in the GW Department of Dermatology to Lecture and Present Posters at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:05:29 EST

Clinicians and researchers from the Department of Dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences will present poster at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting starting Feb. 16.



U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Six Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities with Top Rating

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:05:08 EST

Hackensack Meridian Health's Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities are highly ranked and an integral part of the network's continuum of high quality patient-centered care.