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Hometown Home Health & Hospice expands its service fleet to accommodate business in central Michigan

Hometown Home Health & Hospice expands its service fleet to accommodate business in central Michigan

Hometown Home Health & Hospice is expanding and upgrading its service fleet with 26 new, locally purchased Ford Focus vehicles provided by Enterprise Fleet Management. [More]
Penn Medicine scientists identify stem-like 'progenitor' cell that produces heart muscle cells

Penn Medicine scientists identify stem-like 'progenitor' cell that produces heart muscle cells

Future therapies for failing hearts are likely to include stem-like cells and associated growth factors that regenerate heart muscle. Scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have just taken an important step towards that future by identifying a stem-like "progenitor" cell that produces only heart muscle cells. [More]
Better primary care needed to reduce unnecessary ED visits by Medicaid patients

Better primary care needed to reduce unnecessary ED visits by Medicaid patients

Although a goal of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to provide Medicaid patients with a source of nonemergency care outside of hospital emergency departments (EDs), researchers suggest that these newly enrolled patients will likely continue to look to EDs for treatment of chronic diseases and other nonemergency issues, despite state attempts to impose fees on ED visits. [More]
Selecting health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov particularly challenging for young adults

Selecting health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov particularly challenging for young adults

When trying to enroll in a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov during the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplaces, young adults were confused by unfamiliar health insurance terms, concerned about the affordability of plan options, and unsure how to seek good primary care. [More]
ADHD drug improves cognitive decline in menopausal women

ADHD drug improves cognitive decline in menopausal women

According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving - often referred to as executive functions - related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [More]
Nearly 15 million U.S. women have limited access to specialized gynecologic cancer care

Nearly 15 million U.S. women have limited access to specialized gynecologic cancer care

More than one-third of counties in the Unites States are located more than 50 miles from the nearest gynecologic oncologist, making access to specialty care for ovarian and other gynecologic cancers difficult for nearly 15 million women. While most of these "low access" counties are located in the Mountain-West and Midwest regions, the findings of a recent study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania also reveal that 47 states have at least one county located more than 50 miles from the nearest gynecologic oncologist. [More]
WMMC expands use of capnography to monitor patient's breathing to control pain after surgery

WMMC expands use of capnography to monitor patient's breathing to control pain after surgery

White Memorial Medical Center recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. [More]
Eating less late at night may help reduce effects of sleep deprivation

Eating less late at night may help reduce effects of sleep deprivation

Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. [More]
New Penn study links physical activities with better sleep habits

New Penn study links physical activities with better sleep habits

Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, biking, gardening, golfing, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Penn Medicine researchers explore primary player involved in T cell exhaustion

Penn Medicine researchers explore primary player involved in T cell exhaustion

Sometimes even cells get tired. When the T cells of your immune system are forced to deal over time with cancer or a chronic infection such as HIV or hepatitis C, they can develop 'T cell exhaustion,' becoming less effective and losing their ability to attack and destroy the invaders of the body. [More]
People with high moral reasoning skills show increased gray matter in brain

People with high moral reasoning skills show increased gray matter in brain

Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behavior, decision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with a researcher from Charité Universitätsmediz in Berlin, Germany. [More]
Oxygen regulatory pathway can act to trigger tissue regeneration in mice

Oxygen regulatory pathway can act to trigger tissue regeneration in mice

A study led by Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD, of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, part of Main Line Health, shows that a primordial form of energy production that still exists in mammals can be harnessed to achieve spontaneous tissue regeneration in mice, without the need for added stem cells. [More]

PruittHealth announces expansion in Atlanta, Georgia

PruittHealth announced today its official expansion in Atlanta, Georgia. PruittHealth – Virginia Park spans 3.6 acres in one of the most historic beautiful areas of Atlanta known as Virginia-Highland. The 40,302 square foot building will allow PruittHealth to offer high-quality post-acute care services to 128 beds and 18 specialty vent beds. [More]
Precision medicine helps improve patient health and reduces risk of side effects, says Penn Medical School dean

Precision medicine helps improve patient health and reduces risk of side effects, says Penn Medical School dean

The rapidly emerging field of precision medicine is a "disruptive innovation" that offers the possibility of remarkably fine-tuned remedies to improve patient health while minimizing the risk of harmful side effects, says J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, dean of the Perelman School of Medicine and executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
New research shows wide variation in organ donation rates across the country

New research shows wide variation in organ donation rates across the country

More than 123,000 Americans are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, but 21 patients die each day because there aren't enough organs to go around. New research shows wide variation in the number of eligible organ donors whose loved ones consent to organ donation across the country. [More]
3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

A three-dimensional imaging technique often used in the automotive and aerospace industries for accurate measurement may be useful to measure the efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers such as Botox and Dysport, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
People who have higher HDL function experience fewer heart attacks later in life

People who have higher HDL function experience fewer heart attacks later in life

HDL is the 'good cholesterol' that helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that simply pushing HDL levels higher doesn't necessarily reduce the risk of heart disease. [More]
Spouses of patients receiving hospice care report reduced depression symptoms

Spouses of patients receiving hospice care report reduced depression symptoms

Spouses of patients receiving hospice for three or more days more frequently reported reduced depression symptoms, compared to surviving spouses of patients who did not receive hospice, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
West Tennessee Healthcare, HealthSouth partner to jointly operate inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson

West Tennessee Healthcare, HealthSouth partner to jointly operate inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson

West Tennessee Healthcare and HealthSouth Corporation have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to own and operate a 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. [More]
New nationwide survey shows steady increase in pediatric patients treated with proton radiation therapy

New nationwide survey shows steady increase in pediatric patients treated with proton radiation therapy

Results from a new nationwide survey announced today indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. [More]
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