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January 10, 2017 | Community

Dallas, TX — Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness, and is provided by a specialy trained team of caregivers to work in conjunction with patients' other doctors to offer an additional layer of support. Started in 1999, the Palliative Care program at Parkland Memorial Hospital was one of the first in the state of Texas, and continues to be one of the largest, both in Texas and in the nation. Dr. Elizabeth Paulk, MD, Medical Director of Palliative Care [...]
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December 9, 2016 | Community

Little Rock, AR —  Two College of Public Health faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have secured a $250,000 two-year contract to create a collaborative network with the local faith community.  Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D, R.N., associate professor, and Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D, assistant professor received the funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Arkansas Faith-Academic Initiative for Transforming Health (FA [...]
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October 25, 2016 | Community

Tuscon, AZ - Tuscon Medical Center (TMC) has recognized members of Pastoral Services as part of Pastoral Care Week 2016. With full hearts filled with compassion and kindness, these chaplains offer spiritual comfort to patients, families and staff. “It’s an honor to be invited into a sacred space of transition,” said Amy Barron-Gafford, a TMC chaplain who works primarily with hospice patients and their families, “whether it’s toward health and wh [...]
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May 13, 2016 | Community

Fort Sam Houston, TX - The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) recognizes National Nurses Week as a time to honor our civilian nurses that care for our uniformed service members, the retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries every day. President Nixon signed a proclamation in 1974 designating May 6th through May 12th National Nurses Week. It acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the millions of nurses in the Unit [...]
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February 1, 2016 | Community

Columbia, MO ― Mirroring national trends, 97 percent of the 101 rural counties in Missouri are designated Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many medical schools across the country have developed admission policies and clinical training programs to address rural physician workforce shortages in their state. Now, a recent study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine shows one of its programs enhances trainin [...]
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November 8, 2015 | Community

Durham, N.C. -- Used alone, a cell phone app that tracks exercise, calories and weight loss goals is, on average, not enough to create meaningful weight loss in young adults, according to new research from Duke Medicine. The study was published online November 4 by the journal Obesity and offers a sober insight about the complexities of weight loss and potential limitations of an app-based approach. The inexpensive and easily accessed tool was aimed at tech-savvy adults ages 18 to 35.  &l [...]
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July 29, 2015 | Community

FREE GRANDPARENTS CLASS Munster, IN - New grandparents review basic baby care. Learn new practices and recommendations for infant care at the Grandparents Class on Aug. 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, located at 9660 Wicker Ave, St. John, Indiana.     This program is FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866‑836-3477. For information on other programs offered by Community Healthcare System visit our website at ww [...]
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June 17, 2015 | Community

Columbia, MO - A series of safety-themed summer camps presented by the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital is designed to prevent childhood injuries that typically increase during the summer. Safe Kids Camp Amazing is scheduled to run for three hours once a week between June 17 and July 30. The camps are for children ages 3 to 8, with each session covering a different topic. The sessions will be held in the conference center at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 404 [...]
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May 18, 2015 | Community

CLINTON, Miss. -  More than 100 emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in 33 states and the District of Columbia have launched mobile integrated healthcare or community paramedicine programs, a new national survey finds. In mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP), EMS partners with hospitals, home health agencies, physicians groups, nursing homes and mental health facilities, to address the healthcare needs of a community in innovat [...]
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May 15, 2015 | Community

Baltimore, MD - In recognition of their leadership in environmental sustainability, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals have been honored with the 2015 “Partner for Change” award. Granted by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization for facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations, the award is given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements [...]
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December 18, 2014 | Community

Sacramento, CA — Thomas C. Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will address his research on how defects in a ‘glue’ that binds together proteins at the neuronal synapses may play a role in the etiology of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric neurodevelopmental conditions, during the first 2015 UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address in January. Südhoff is the Avram Goldstein Chair a [...]
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November 19, 2014 | Community

Baltimore, MD - When choosing a cancer surgeon, patients are more likely to prefer surgeons with specialized training and lots of experience far more than those who practice in a convenient location or were recommended by a friend, according to results of a new survey reported in the November issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. In their survey of 214 patients who visited a surgical clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, surgical oncology director Timothy Pawlik, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., a [...]
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November 5, 2014 | Community

New York, NY — The NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Health Collaborative is improving the health of patients in the Washington Heights-Inwood community in northern Manhattan, according to a recent study. Implemented to address the specific needs of the community’s residents, the program has made a significant impact in several key metrics, including increased patient satisfaction scores. Results from the first three years of the program are published in the November edition of the journ [...]
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October 8, 2014 | Community

Cleveland, OH – In an effort to bring awareness to the ever-growing link between medicine and the arts, Cleveland-based, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will be hosting its first ever Creative Minds in Medicine Conference at the new Cleveland Global Center for Health Innovation. This conference, which takes place on October 29th and 30th, focuses on four common ways in which arts and culture often intersects with healthcare: Arts integration in healthcare environm [...]
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September 16, 2014 | Community

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August 25, 2014 | Community

Humble, TX - With a river tubing vacation in New Braunfels, the 4th of July holiday, and her 17th wedding anniversary, stay-at-home mom Betty Currier was having a great summer with family and friends, but she was putting her health on the backburner. Not eating right and skipping blood sugar level checks quickly caught up to the 43-year-old diabetic from Huffman, Texas. The morning of July 8, Currier was not feeling well when she answered the phone. “It was Memorial Hermann Northeas [...]
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August 12, 2014 | Community

Loma Linda, CA – Graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine are helping to deliver health care to patients in the midst of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Dr. Gillian Seton, a 2008 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is serving since February 2014 at Cooper Adventist Hospital in Liberia. Another physician, Dr. James Appel, a 2000 graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is expected to arrive this week in Liberia to provide medical c [...]
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July 7, 2014 | Community

Houston, TX - Memorial Hermann is among Houston-area businesses actively recruiting new employees from the thousands of veterans separating or retiring from active duty.  More than 318,000 veterans live in the greater Houston metropolitan area – the second largest concentration in the country. In the past year and a half, Memorial Hermann has put a special emphasis on its recruitment of veterans. Since November 2012, Memorial Hermann has hired nearly 500 employees from this unta [...]
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June 17, 2014 | Community

Pittsburgh, PA – Burn injuries often take a devastating physical and emotional toll. For 28 years, West Penn Burn Center has hosted a summer camp program for children who’ve suffered burn injuries, offering an environment of peer support that fosters emotional healing through camaraderie and fun. This year’s camp happened June 7-11 in Pittsburgh and Camp Kon-O-Kwee, near Zelienople, and about 30 kids ages 8 through 17 are set to participate.  Camp is free of charge to an [...]
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May 22, 2014 | Community

New Brunswick, NJ - Jessie Hanna can’t remember a time before his brother was diagnosed with cancer. Hanna was 9 when Sean, then 6, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “My brother never wanted his disease to define him. To him, cancer was an afterthought,” says the fourth-year Robert Wood Johnson Medical School student, sitting in his childhood bedroom in the family’s Piscataway, NJ, home. This is the room he shared with Sean, who was a Rutgers Universi [...]
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May 1, 2014 | Community

New York, NY – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been recognized for its efforts to promote sustainability with two honors from The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The hospital won the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency and the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Climate Communications Awards for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about climate change through its sustainabili [...]
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March 3, 2014 | Community

Scottsdale, AZ - Cost reduction and operational efficiency transformational strategies are the top priorities for health system C-suite executives early in 2014, according to recent polling conducted by MedAssets at its annual Healthcare Executive Forum, held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Fifty-five percent of the 150 attendees reported a decline in operating margins year over year in fiscal year 2013 as opposed to 26 percent in fiscal year 2012. The top reasons for the dramatic dip ar [...]
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January 16, 2014 | Community

Lindsey Klingensmith from Biovideo on Vimeo. Houston, TX – Women’s Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Houston to offer new parents the personal, private opportunity to capture and preserve their baby’s first moments of life on video.  With this free electronic service, courtesy of Memorial Hermann’s partner, Biovideo®, each family receives a fully customized video capturing the highlights of a newborn’s arriv [...]
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January 14, 2014 | Community

Tucson, AZ - They say ‘laughter is the best medicine.’ Silvia in Honduras So it’s no wonder 14-year-old Silvia is doing remarkably well as she recovers from major spine surgery she had done at TMC.  The Honduras native is described as “the most energetic, outgoing person you will ever meet.”  She has an infectious giggle that fills the house of her host family – a house that has been her home for the past three months.  Silvia suffered fro [...]
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December 11, 2013 | Community

Tuscon, AZ – On Friday, Dec. 6, 10 patients from around Southern Arizona will receive the joint replacement surgery they so desperately need, but are unable to afford.  It’s all made possible through a partnership between Tucson Medical Center and Operation Walk, a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients who do not have access to life-improving care for debilitating bone and joint conditions. The inspir [...]
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November 5, 2013 | Community

Tuscan, AZ -  You could consider a new place a success when it’s barely been broken in, and expansion plans are already underway.  That’s exactly what’s happening at Tucson Medical Center’s Optimal Results gym. The fitness facility was the brainchild of TMC President & CEO Judy Rich.  She told staff at an employee forum early last year that if they could reduce their health care claims by $500,000, she would build them a gym on campus. Employees redu [...]
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October 29, 2013 | Community

New York, NY - A survey among rheumatologists finds many face moral dilemmas when trying to do what’s best for their patients in the current health care environment. The study, titled “Bending’ Ethical Norms to Serve Patients’ Interests: Tensions in Medical Professionalism,” was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting on October 28 in San Diego. The complete study was published in the Octobe [...]
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September 25, 2013 | Community

Denver, CO - RTA Architects likes to say that architects with small egos offer their clients big benefits. Such is the case with Craig Hospital’s $90 Million expansion and renovation—a 60-month project that sets a new standard for collaboration in an extremely complex healthcare environment. The project consists of approximately 85,000 square feet of new space, and approximately 135,000 square feet of existing space to be renovated. The expansion will double the size of Craig&rsqu [...]
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August 20, 2013 | Community

Royal Oak, MI - Pelvic pain doesn’t discriminate. It isn’t just a problem that affects women. Ask Dennis Wagener, 62, of Brighton. Three years ago, he decided to increase his activity level, so he purchased a bicycle because bicycling is easy on the joints. Shortly after he began riding, he experienced tremendous pain in his groin and testicles. Was it his bike seat? The pain concerned him enough to visit his urologist, Jason Gilleran, M.D. In the past, Wagener had been treated by ot [...]
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July 22, 2013 | Community

Houston, TX - It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Superman, Spiderman, Batman and Captain America!   Last Friday superheroes scaled the walls of Texas Children's Hospital and gave the hospital's patients a show they will never forget. The superheroes bounced from window to window to surprise the boys and girls of Texas Children's Hospital. Patients celebrated their heroes' visit with arts and crafts, and gathered to watch the show—spirits were high and smiles were beaming. Pati [...]
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July 16, 2013 | Community

Loma Linda, CA – Loma Linda University Medical Center’s orthotics and prosthetics team gave Brazilian athlete and 2016 Paralympic hopeful, Marinalva de Almeida, the ability to walk for the first time in over 15 years. The team, led by Michael Davidson and Murray Brandstater, MD, had Marinalva, a left leg amputee, walking just three days after she arrived in Loma Linda. “We were definitely in uncharted territory when Marinalva came to us,” said Davidson, who serves [...]
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July 3, 2013 | Community

Houston, TX - When you say the sentence aloud, or read it, you almost pause at its incredulity. But for almost 20 years, Myriad Genetics, a Salt Lake City-based biotech laboratory, has held a patent on the BRCA genes, which are linked to breast and ovarian cancers. That gene monopoly came to an end a few weeks ago when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a gene is not an invention of man, but rather a naturally occurring event – and a company cannot hold a patent on nature. The court’ [...]
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June 26, 2013 | Community

Chapel Hill, NC – With the South at the center of the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic, and North Carolina being no exception (1,563 North Carolinians diagnosed in 2011), the need to connect patients with proper care was of the upmost importance. When proper treatment is provided, patients have a normal life expectancy and are much less likely to spread the virus, but an estimated 24 percent of HIV-positive individuals living in North Carolina were not receiving medical treatment for their HIV. A ne [...]
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May 29, 2013 | Community

Iowa City, IA - At just 10 years old, little Pammie Quintero-Rodriguez has already spent much of her life in and out of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. She’s had more than 13 surgeries, mostly for heart and lung ailments, and has been admitted several times with respiratory problems. Many days she feels tired and prefers to sleep. But that's not the case when Kirsten Nelson knocks on Pammie's door and walks into the room with a guitar slung over her shoulder, When Kirsten c [...]
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May 9, 2013 | Community

Baltimore, MD - Award-winning journalist, best-selling author, well-known cancer advocate and talk-show host Katie Couric will be the keynote speaker at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s 19th annual A Woman’s Journey (AWJ) symposium Saturday, Nov. 16, in Baltimore. She also will receive the Johns Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to building public awareness about colorectal cancer screening, raising funds for research to find better treatments for all cancers, a [...]
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April 5, 2013 | Community

Inaugural fundraiser for UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute will feature LL Cool J, Kenny Loggins, Patricia Heaton, others Los Angeles, CA - For more than 60 years, the faculty and staff at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and the department of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have conducted pioneering research, delivered state-of-the-art patient care and expertly trained future pediatricians.   Now, under the umbrella of the recently launched& [...]
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March 21, 2013 | Community

“Nobody gonna slow me down…” Meet Jeanne Goldy-Sanitate. Or, “Jersey Jeanne,” as she is known at numerous adaptive sports events around the country. An Air Force and National Guard Veteran, she believes sports has changed her life and helps her deal with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in a positive way. Jeanne served in the Medical Service Corps as a medic and optometry technician. She was stationed in Germany, the United Kingdom, and bases in the [...]
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March 12, 2013 | Community

Tuscon, AZ - Members of the Arizona Connected Care(AzCC), UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and various leaders, community members and brokers announced the official collaboration between AzCC and UHC. The collaboration represented an important milestone—AzCC’s first private payer contract—which will focus on enhancing care delivery and lowering costs for UHC’s patient population in Southern Arizona. Changing the approach to health care is exactly what a small group of physici [...]
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February 25, 2013 | Community

Little Rock, AR — Families of the tiniest babies at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania now will be able to view them in real time on their computer or smart phone through a webcam system developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Lehigh Valley Health Network demonstrated its new BabyCam at an event today in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at LVH-Cedar Crest. The technology uses UAMS Angel Eye™ soft [...]
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January 31, 2013 | Community

LOUISVILLE, KY - Families enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program are now able to use their mobile phones to find the nearest WIC-approved grocer and to check their WIC monthly balances thanks to a new mobile website, http://www.kywic.com. Louisville’s new mobile WIC website is one of only a few such sites across the nation. The mobile website was developed on the recommendation of an advisory council of WIC participants to improve access to services and t [...]
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