Martin W. Bloem, MD, PhD, a leading expert in global food and nutrition research and policy, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
More than half of the states in the U.S. now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's medical schools, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students don't feel prepared to discuss the subject with patients.
Rush University Medical Center has begun offering pediatric primary care services offsite for the first time, with the opening of Rush University Children's Hospital North Riverside. The clinic, located at 7222 W. Cermak Road, brings personalized care to meet the health needs of the community. The clinic will focus on the chronic medical conditions that disproportionately affect Latino children, including asthma and childhood obesity.
The inauguralHealthcare Simulation Weekcurrently taking place September 11-15, was recognized today in the Congressional Record in remarks by Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland.
A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System has analyzed eight published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophrenia that met their strict research criteria and found that the mean standardized mortality ratio - a measure of the mortality rate in schizophrenia - has increased 37 percent from pre-1970s studies to post-1970s studies.
Today, at the 2017 American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Annual Meeting, Dr. Lawrence R. Robinson was honored with the AANEM Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the fields of electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) medicine.
ISPOR published of a special collection of papers from both ISPOR and ISPE as part of their Joint "Special Task Force on Real-World Evidence in Health Care Decision Making" in the September 2017 issue of Value in Health. These guidance documents provide new recommendations for conducting studies using real-world data.
Over 50 experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will address colleagues at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on current issues in vaccine education, autism, sports injuries, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), telemedicine and neonatology, among others.
Leukemia survivor Jeffrey Hoffman owes his life to a complete stranger who altruistically donated bone marrow cells for Mr. Hoffman's successful bone marrow transplant. "It was a very noble thing to do," Mr. Hoffman said. On September 10, 2017, Mr. Hoffman (left) met his donor, Zachary Gold (right), for the first time, during Loyola Medicine's Bone Marrow TransplantCelebration of Survivorship. About 400 patients, family members, caregivers, donors, doctors and nurses attended the annual event at Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.
Roswell Park Cancer has joined the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network, a unique research partnership among North America's top cancer centers. Members of ORIEN contribute to a shared databank and collaborate on clinical research in order to develop new and better treatment options for cancer patients.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai student leads first comprehensive analysis of African palliative care literature over past 12 years
The latest research on patient preferences, quality-of-life, ear health, thyroidectomy, and other topics related to the specialty of otolaryngology will be presented in Chicago, IL, September 10-13, during the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. The 2017 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. All abstracts to be presented are now available online.
Wolters Kluwer Health and the European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP) today announced the launch of a new open access journal, the European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy (EJOP). The official journal of the ESOP will join the Lippincott portfolio and is open for submissions beginning September 1st.
Loyola Medicine's solid organ transplant program has reached another major milestone with the successful performance of its first pancreas transplant.
* A particular receptor in kidney cells plays an important role in obesity-induced fat accumulation, dysfunction, injury, inflammation, and scarring in the kidney. * The receptor acts through a certain signaling pathway. * Targeting this receptor or the signaling pathway may help protect the kidneys of individuals who develop obesity.
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Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reveal for the first time the neurocognitive impact these nuts have on the brain.
Cedric Olivera, MD, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and one of the few female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialists in Brooklyn, changed patient Barbara Sampayo's life with pelvic prolapse surgery.
Investigators from the University of Chicago Medicine will play a central role in a five-year, $14.8 million effort by the National Institutes of Health, contingent upon available funding, to improve the understanding of inherited diseases.
Up to $14.8 million over five years, contingent on available funds, was announced today by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First). Researchers in Canada and the United States are using these funds to join together and build a centralized, cloud-based database and discovery portal of genetic and clinical data called the Kids First Data Resource Center (DRC).
Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to identify theoretically targetable genetic alterations in 66 percent of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP), a rare disease with seven to 12 cases per 100,000 people each year.
Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.
New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
A new clinical trial led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine aims to identify and treat what may be a common underlying cause of recurrent strokes.
Tawanda Gumbo, MD, an investigator at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, is among 30 experts worldwide named to a World Health Organization task force on treatment of tuberculosis.
The IFCC announces the winners of the eight 2017 IFCC Distinguished Awards. The IFCC Distinguished Awards are bestowed to laboratory medicine professionals to recognize their outstanding achievements, publicize their exceptional research and contributions to medicine and healthcare, and encourage the overall advancement of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is establishing the Asperger Syndrome Program of Excellence (ASPE) with a $5.4 million gift from an anonymous donor. ASPE aims to significantly improve understanding of the genetic causes of Asperger syndrome in order to energize the international research and clinical community.
Nadia Qureshi, MD, pediatric infectious disease physician at Loyola University Medical Center, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, sheds light on some common myths about vaccines.
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