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Survivors of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Often Experience Delays in Returning to Work

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:05:51 EST

(image) Forty-four percent of people who held jobs before contracting a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after they were discharged from the hospital, costing them an average of about $27,000 in earnings.(image)



Are Yearly Body Exams an Answer to Rising Skin Cancer Rates?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:05:27 EST

(image) As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, Dr. Philip Scumpia, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist at UCLA Health, can discuss the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections.(image)



Mount Sinai Health System Named Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:05:47 EST

Distinction represents commitment to ensuring compassionate care for all patients, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation(image)



Illinois Nursing Deans Oppose Illinois SB 888

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:35:01 EST

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN), composed of the deans of baccalaureate nursing programs throughout the state, met in Springfield where they confirmed their ongoing opposition to legislation that would allow Illinois community colleges to award baccalaureate degrees in nursing (Illinois Senate Bill 888).(image)






For Plastic Surgeons, Learning 'Danger Zones' Can Increase Safety When Using Facial Fillers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:15:57 EST

Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance. Learning about some key "danger zones" can help plastic surgeons to enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).(image)



Bullying Linked to Increased Desire for Cosmetic Surgery in Teens

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:15:31 EST

Adolescents who are involved in bullying--victims and perpetrators alike--are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).(image)



UoFl Racetrack Clinic Nationally Recognized as Innovative Model

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:05:20 EST

(image) The American Academy of Nursing has named School of Nursing faculty members Whitney Nash, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., and Sara Robertson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Edge Runners for establishing and growing the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center, which serves low-income thoroughbred racing industry workers and their families. The Edge Runner designation recognizes original evidence-based and nurse-designed care models that have shown significant clinical and financial outcomes.(image)



NEI's Healthy Vision Month 2017 Puts Spotlight on Women

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:06 EST

(image) May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages everyone to make eye health a priority. This message is especially important for women, who make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment from diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and cataract.1 Among women age 40 and older in the U.S., 2.7 million are blind or visually impaired.2(image)



2017 American Transplant Congress: NewYork-Presbyterian's World-Renowned Transplant Experts at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center Presenting and Available for Comment

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:05:35 EST

2017 American Transplant Congress: NewYork-Presbyterian's World-Renowned Transplant Experts at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center Presenting and Available for Comment(image)



Counting the Cuts in Mohs Surgery: A Way to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:30:25 EST

(image) In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a procedure that progressively removes thin layers of cancerous skin tissue in a way that minimizes damage to healthy skin and the risks of leaving cancerous tissue behind.(image)



UIC Medical Education Leader Receives Ellis Island Award

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:05:59 EST

Ara Tekian, professor and associate dean of international education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony in New York.(image)



As Scientists Take to Twitter, New Study Shows Power of "Visual Abstract" Graphics to Share Results

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:05:24 EST

(image) When it comes to sharing new research findings with the world, Twitter has emerged as a key tool for scientists. A new study shows a way for research findings to reach even more people, by boiling them down into a Twitter-friendly graphic called a "visual abstract". The result: Nearly three times as many clicks to read the full paper.(image)



Expert Unravels Disease That Destroyed Hearing of World-Famous Painter

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EST

Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the 19th century. In 1793, Goya, then 46, came down with a severe, undiagnosed illness. His hearing never returned. Now, a hearing expert at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has developed a diagnosis.(image)



Trauma Surgeon Dr. Mark Bowyer to Receive International Society of Surgery Robert Danis Award

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:05:19 EST

(image) Retired Air Force trauma surgeon, Mark W. Bowyer, M.D., has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Robert Danis Prize by the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie. The Robert Danis Prize is awarded to the surgeon who has made the most important and personal contributions to the fields of trauma, burns or critical care. Bowyer was selected for his life-long endeavors and "broad contributions to the field of trauma covering all aspects from basic and clinical science research to clinical application and futuristic planning," according to the Society's announcement.(image)



Artificial Pancreas Benefits Young Children, Trial Shows

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:05:12 EST

A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition.(image)



The High Cost of Surviving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EST

(image) According to a new multicenter study, nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings.(image)



Single Gene Encourages Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells, Supporting "Niche" Cells--and Cancer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EST

A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. The finding, reported in the Apr. 28 issue of Nature Communications, adds to evidence for the intimate link between stem cells and cancer, and advances prospects for regenerative medicine and cancer treatments.(image)



The New Face of Colon Cancer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:05:20 EST

(image) Of the 1,000 GI cancer patients seen at his clinic last year, nearly half were under age 50, says John L. Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and chief of hematology and oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Many are in their 20s and 30s; one was just 17.(image)



Genes Associated with Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:05:45 EST

(image) Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains.(image)



Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:00 EST

* Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. * Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. * Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. * Higher body mass index and a close biological relationship to the transplant recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure.(image)



Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:00 EST

* Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. * The magnitude of these associations was larger in patients with chronic kidney disease than in those with normal kidney function.(image)



New Prostate Cancer Guidelines, Vocal Chord Cancer, Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, and More in the Cancer News Source

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:25:09 EST

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source(image)



May Is Myositis Awareness Month

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:05:34 EST

May is Myositis Awareness Month, a time when The Myositis Association and its members spread the word about the challenges faced on a daily basis by the more than 50,000 Americans who live with myositis.(image)



FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma, the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:05:29 EST

(image) The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. The drug, regorafenib, is the first and only therapy approved by the FDA in over a decade to show significant improvement in survival for patients with the disease after standard treatments have failed.(image)