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PCORI funding not supportive of primary care research, shows study

PCORI funding not supportive of primary care research, shows study

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under the Affordable Care Act, is charged with funding research that ultimately helps patients make better-informed health care decisions. But some at the forefront of such research — primary care physicians — say the grant money is not supporting the PCORI mission. [More]
Cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital receives AACVPR certification

Cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital receives AACVPR certification

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to announced that it has received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for its strict standards of practice. [More]
SSH presents series of awards for simulation in healthcare at IMSH

SSH presents series of awards for simulation in healthcare at IMSH

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare presented a series of awards and recognized newly certified professionals this month, all recognizing excellence the field at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. [More]
Remote monitoring technology does not reduce hospital readmissions among heart failure patients

Remote monitoring technology does not reduce hospital readmissions among heart failure patients

Increasingly patients and providers are interested in using remote monitoring devices to help with their health care. The researchers sought to determine if these devices could be useful in preventing 180-day all-cause hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. [More]
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for the third consecutive year. Karmanos also received the award in 2011 and 2012, as well as 2014 and 2015. [More]
ASTRO encourages policymakers to increase financial support for cancer research in FY 2017 Budget

ASTRO encourages policymakers to increase financial support for cancer research in FY 2017 Budget

The American Society for Radiation Oncology commends the proposed investment in cancer-related research announced in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget released yesterday by the White House. [More]
ASTRO's new research journal 'Advances in Radiation Oncology' closes first issue

ASTRO's new research journal 'Advances in Radiation Oncology' closes first issue

Advances in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's new original research journal, has closed its first issue with research including a phase II clinical trial in prostate cancer, a prospective trial in quality of life for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy and several clinical and medical physics reports on the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy. [More]
Higher intake of food-based vitamin D during pregnancy linked to reduced risk of allergies in children

Higher intake of food-based vitamin D during pregnancy linked to reduced risk of allergies in children

Higher intake of foods containing vitamin D during pregnancy - but not supplemental vitamin D intake - was associated with reduced risk of development of allergies in children, according to a study led by an investigator from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. [More]
GEMS project to explore events leading to MS in at-risk individuals

GEMS project to explore events leading to MS in at-risk individuals

A team of investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has launched a study of individuals at risk for multiple sclerosis (MS). By focusing on first-degree family members of MS patients, the research team seeks to better understand the sequence of events that leads some people to develop the disease. [More]
Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

The System Partner of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Health is joining forces with Rutgers Cancer Institute in offering access to a research study aimed at prostate cancer patients who are transitioning to survivorship. [More]
Enhancing quality of life for people with serious illnesses

Enhancing quality of life for people with serious illnesses

Being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness is distressing enough but a dearth of cohesive services often compounds the difficulty, according to an NAU researcher. [More]
Saint Louis University research finds that China's smoking rates may start to decline

Saint Louis University research finds that China's smoking rates may start to decline

Younger Chinese teenage boys are less likely to start smoking than those born longer ago, according to research from Saint Louis University and Chongqing University. [More]
Study finds significant variation in dementia incidence among ethnic and racial groups

Study finds significant variation in dementia incidence among ethnic and racial groups

In the largest and longest study thus far of ethnic disparities in dementia risk, researchers compared six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographic population and found significant variation in dementia incidence among them. [More]
Researchers reveal inherited genetic mutations associated with ovarian cancer risk

Researchers reveal inherited genetic mutations associated with ovarian cancer risk

Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. [More]
UPMC uses simple gene test to personalize medications for patients undergoing heart catheterization

UPMC uses simple gene test to personalize medications for patients undergoing heart catheterization

Patients who go to UPMC Presbyterian for heart catheterization and who receive a stent to treat clogged arteries are now being screened with a simple blood test to determine if they have a gene variant that makes them less likely to respond to a blood-thinning medication commonly prescribed after the procedure. [More]

Health Monitor Network, ProHEALTH partner to enhance healthcare experience of patients

Health Monitor Network, the leading patient-engagement company, and ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP, one of the largest integrated physician group practices in the New York metropolitan area, have announced an exclusive partnership designed to enhance the healthcare experience of ProHEALTH's approximately 800,000 patients, both in physician offices and at home. [More]
UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, UMMS President and CEO Robert Chrencik named recipients of 'Speaker's Medallion'

UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, UMMS President and CEO Robert Chrencik named recipients of 'Speaker's Medallion'

The Maryland House of Delegates and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, has announced that University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, are recipients of the "Speaker's Medallion," the highest honor given to the public by the leader of the Maryland House of Delegates. [More]
Dementia incidence highest in African Americans, lowest in Asian Americans

Dementia incidence highest in African Americans, lowest in Asian Americans

The first study to look at dementia risk in a population representing the diversity of the United States finds dementia incidence to be highest in African Americans and lowest in Asian Americans. The rate of occurrence of dementia in African Americans was found to be 65 percent higher than Asian Americans. [More]
Simulated practice in healthcare: an interview with Andy Anderson

Simulated practice in healthcare: an interview with Andy Anderson

There's around 95 to 100 simulation centres across the NHS in secondary care. These centres are used for a whole variety of training, practicing of skills and recreating incidents so that staff can prevent them recurring. [More]
Covestro to showcase high-performance materials for medical applications at MD&M West 2016

Covestro to showcase high-performance materials for medical applications at MD&M West 2016

With people living longer and leading more-active lives, demands placed on medical equipment have grown. The medical wearable electronics market has evolved to provide patients with a more comfortable experience, while enabling them to be mobile and limit time spent in the hospital for treatment and maintenance. [More]
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