Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Feature

Top 4 Things Seniors Need to Know to Stay Healthy this Summer

By David Lo, Internal Medicine, Western Connecticut Medical Group Ridgefield Primary Care Summary: The summer heat can take a toll on seniors. In particular, seniors…

Updated : Jun 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds micronutrient deficiencies common at time of celiac disease diagnosis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamins B12 and D, as well as folate, iron, zinc and copper, are common in adults at the time…

Updated : Jun 21, 2019 in Announcement

MSK-ACCESS Receives New York State Approval for New Molecular Assay

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announced that the New York State Department of Health has issued an approval for a new molecular assay called…

Updated : Jun 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Northwestern center conducts first-ever poll about presidential leadership on diversity and inclusion

President Barack Obama had the highest rating among modern U.S. presidents for both his overall leadership and rhetoric on diversity and inclusion, according to a…

Updated : Jun 21, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Iran does not shout ‘Death To America!’

Rudolph Matthee, a professor of history at the University of Delaware, can debunk Donald Trump's claim that Iran, as a country, shouted "death to America!"…

Updated : Jun 21, 2019 in Feature Expert

Five Things Caregivers Can Do To Keep Senior Citizens Safe During Summer

Five Things Caregivers Can Do To Keep Senior Citizens Safe During Summer By Virginia Hannon, Geriatric APRN, Western Connecticut Medical Group Southbury Primary Care Summary:…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside

A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron counts –…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

CHAPEL HILL – In an advance for medical imaging, scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a method for creating…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Treatment for common cause of diarrhea more promising

One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide – accounting for millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

“DNA Microscopy” Offers Entirely New Way to Image Cells

Microscopy just got reinvented – again. Traditionally, scientists have used light, x-rays, and electrons to peer inside tissues and cells. Today, scientists can trace thread-like…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Announcement

Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable and Low-cost HIV Test

As of 2017, about 36.9 million people around the world were living with HIV— 1 in 4 were unaware of their HIV status. In developed…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Announcement

ASN FOUNDATION FOR KIDNEY RESEARCH ANNOUNCES 2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

ASN foundation for kidney research announces 2019 grant recipients The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research provides more than $3 million in funding for clinical and…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Feature

Summertime Safety for Kids

By Jay D’Orso, MD, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Western Connecticut Medical Group Ridgefield Primary Care Summary: Summer is a great time to get outside with…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

EHR medication lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

When it comes to keeping track of prescribed medications between clinic visits, many patients rely on printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

EHR medical lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

When it comes to keeping track of prescribed medications between clinic visits, many patients rely on printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records…

Updated : Jun 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Nursing Home Care Cost Significantly Outpaces General Inflation and Medical Care Prices

WASHINGTON — One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Best Children’s Hospital rankings by U.S.…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

SDSC Receives New Funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a second round of funding for the country’s four Big Data Innovation Hubs – organizations where academics, community…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION’S 127th ANNUAL CONVENTION AUG. 8 – 11, 2019, CHICAGO

The American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention will take place Aug. 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The opening session will…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

Mayo Clinic to host Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic will host the Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale,…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk

Having arthritis, or diabetes, or heart disease can change a person’s life, getting in the way of daily activities and requiring special diets and medicines.…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Feature

Consumer Protection, Antitrust Laws Focus of FTC Hearing at Creighton

Issues of consumer privacy, data security and corporate transparency weigh heavily on the minds of many Americans in today’s Big Tech economy. Perhaps none more…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Feature

Q&A: Navigating E-Commerce’s ‘Last Mile’

INSIGHTS FROM: Timothy M. Laseter WRITTEN BY: Caroline Newman Think for a moment about the number of packages that you might receive in a week:…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Announce New $750 Million State-of-the-Art, Free-Standing Cancer Pavilion in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 19, 2019 – RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corporation have announced…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available to Discuss Democratic Debates

Ross Baker, distinguished professor of political science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and an expert on American politics, is available to comment before and after the…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3D models

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

DURHAM, N.C. – About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. Certain…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

New Platform Flips Traditional On-Demand Supply Chain Approach on its Head

TROY, N.Y. — Imagine you are heading to the grocery store and receive a phone alert asking if you’d also be willing to bring your…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

In Making Treatment Decisions, American Women Prefer More Involvement than American Men

June 19, 2019 – Ethnic group and gender both influence patients’ experiences with treatment decision-making but in different ways, according to new research led by…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Successful ‘alien’ bird invasions are location dependent

This release is adapted from material prepared by University College London Jun. 19, 2019—Whether ‘alien’ bird species thrive in a new habitat depends more on…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Borrowing from Astronomy to Rob the Twinkle from Brain Imagery

For decades, astronomers have solved the problem of removing the “twinkle” from images of stars in the night sky. They use a process called “adaptive…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Birth order influences CEO risk-taking

Younger siblings often take more risks as chief executives, just like they did when they were kids trying to keep up with their older brothers…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

UIC’s Institute for Tuberculosis Research tapped to support $28 million drug discovery project

The University of Illinois at Chicago will work with TB Alliance to help find new drug treatments for tuberculosis, a bacterial infection considered to be…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Alexa, monitor my heart’: Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Posted online at: http://www.washington.edu/news/2019/06/19/first-contactless-cardiac-arrest-ai-system-for-smart-speakers Photos available (if clicking the link doesn't work, copy and paste it into your browser): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1m3DfNX-5rmD7z8ZlDpD98zQGxY7RwrJU   FROM: Sarah McQuate University…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

A songbird’s fate hinges on one fragile area

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers were surprised to find that a migratory songbird that breeds in the eastern and central United States is concentrated during winter…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Patients of Surgeons With Higher Reports of Unprofessional Behaviors Are More Likely to Suffer Complications

Patients of surgeons with higher numbers of reports from co-workers about unprofessional behavior are significantly more likely to experience complications during or after their operations,…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing

Tsukuba, Japan - A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

Stephanie Shiau Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

New Brunswick, NJ – The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce that Stephanie Shiau, PhD, will be joining the department of biostatistics and epidemiology as…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Announcement

Leading Health and Technology Organizations Release Common Cancer Data Standards to Enable Sharing Across EHR Systems and Improve Patient Care

Chicago – In an effort to advance cancer data sharing and improve the quality and coordination of patient care, three of the nation’s leading health…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

New Research Finds Increased CT Use for Suspected Urolithiasis Patients in ED

Reston, VA (June 19, 2019) – A new study performed in conjunction with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines changing characteristics of utilization…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks

Maunakea, Hawaii - A group of astronomers led by Crystal Martin and Stephanie Ho of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered a dizzying…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report

Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The findings have…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says “Yes”

Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says “Yes” STONY BROOK, NY, June 19, 2019 – A new study reveals Facebook posts alone can…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Feature

Nephrologist uses royalties from dialysis solution to fund future innovations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A nephrologist who created a solution to help critically ill patients in the intensive care unit safely receive dialysis will help fund…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds similar cardiovascular outcomes for generic, brand-name drugs for hypothyroidism

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers may have broad implications for treatment of patients with predominantly benign thyroid disease and newly…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Policy

‘WHOLE PERSON’ APPROACH NEEDED TO SOLVE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, SAYS APA

WASHINGTON – Solving the opioid epidemic requires a “whole person” approach that includes nonpharmacological treatment for pain, as well as ensuring that people have the…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Owner Training Key to Reducing Risk of Dog Bite Injuries

Dog attacks have been on the rise and it may the owners who need to go back to school. A new study published in Risk…

Updated : Jun 19, 2019 in Research Articles

First step towards a better prosthetic leg? Trip people over and over

Andrés Martínez strode briskly on the treadmill, staring straight ahead and counting backwards by seven from 898, a trick to keep his brain from anticipating…