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PEth biomarker significantly higher in binge drinkers

PEth biomarker significantly higher in binge drinkers

A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The biomarker, called phosphatidylethanol (PEth), could be used to screen young adults for harmful or heavy drinking such as binge drinking. [More]
Regular exercise, healthy diet may help reduce knee pain for overweight adults with diabetes

Regular exercise, healthy diet may help reduce knee pain for overweight adults with diabetes

Knee pain in older adults, often caused by osteoarthritis, usually means more visits to the doctor and also can be a harbinger of disability. [More]
Unique collaboration aims to transform geriatric care in North Texas

Unique collaboration aims to transform geriatric care in North Texas

UNT Health Science Center will team up with JPS Health Network, Texas Christian University and the United Way's Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region's rapidly growing population of older residents. [More]
Study compares outcomes for in-person and in-home telerehabilitation following TKR surgery

Study compares outcomes for in-person and in-home telerehabilitation following TKR surgery

Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference, or "telerehabilitation," following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery had comparable outcomes to patients who received in-person physical therapy, according to a study appearing in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. [More]
UC San Diego Health, AccentCare jointly create home health services agency to improve patient outcomes

UC San Diego Health, AccentCare jointly create home health services agency to improve patient outcomes

UC San Diego Health and AccentCare have created a jointly owned home health services agency to serve UC San Diego Health patients in San Diego and surrounding communities. The new agency is designed to provide a comprehensive continuum of care after patients have been discharged from the hospital to facilitate efficient communication, improved safety, and faster healing. [More]
USF College of Nursing awarded NCI grant to study mindfulness-based stress reduction in breast cancer survivors

USF College of Nursing awarded NCI grant to study mindfulness-based stress reduction in breast cancer survivors

The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $2.8 million to University of South Florida College of Nursing to study memory and concentration among breast cancer survivors using a meditation-based stress reduction intervention. [More]
WellStar opens new inpatient pediatric unit

WellStar opens new inpatient pediatric unit

WellStar Kennestone Hospital opened a new inpatient pediatric unit. Previously, Cobb County did not have an inpatient pediatric unit, forcing families to leave their community to receive hospital-based care. The new unit will keep pediatric patients and their families close to home. [More]
Bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts equally viable options for healing injured ACL

Bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts equally viable options for healing injured ACL

Surgeons making reconstruction choices for an injured ACL can consider both bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts as equally viable options in regards to healing, as reported in research today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. [More]
UVA earns national Women's Choice Awards for patient safety, patient satisfaction in orthopedics

UVA earns national Women's Choice Awards for patient safety, patient satisfaction in orthopedics

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned two 2015 national Women's Choice Awards from WomenCertified Inc. - one for patient safety and one for patient satisfaction in orthopedics. [More]
TCU, UNTHSC sign MOU to create new MD school in Fort Worth

TCU, UNTHSC sign MOU to create new MD school in Fort Worth

Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center have entered into a memorandum of understanding to create a new MD school in Fort Worth. The school, planning to accept its first class in 2018, will be among the leading institutions in the nation in providing a team-oriented educational approach that benefits patients and shapes the future practice and business of medicine. [More]
HKUST scientists find way to stimulate growth of corticospinal tract axons

HKUST scientists find way to stimulate growth of corticospinal tract axons

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found a way to stimulate the growth of axons, which may spell the dawn of a new beginning on chronic SCI treatments. [More]
UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. [More]
UCLA patient first in California to receive smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient first in California to receive smaller Total Artificial Heart

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. [More]
Dynatronics completes $4,025,000 private placement financing

Dynatronics completes $4,025,000 private placement financing

Dynatronics Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of rehabilitation and physical therapy products, announced today that it has completed its $4,025,000 private placement financing led by affiliates of Prettybrook Partners LLC (collectively, "Prettybrook"), a strategic private equity investor focused on the healthcare industry. [More]
NYU Steinhardt creates Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy to support faculty member

NYU Steinhardt creates Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy to support faculty member

NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has created the Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy to support a faculty member dedicated to advancing physical therapy through research, teaching, and practice. [More]
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels achieves Gold Seal of Approval for Respiratory Failure Certification

Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels achieves Gold Seal of Approval for Respiratory Failure Certification

Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels, a Post Acute Medical facility, today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Respiratory Failure Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. [More]
Spending more time in intensive physical therapy program may benefit stroke survivors

Spending more time in intensive physical therapy program may benefit stroke survivors

Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health study. [More]
Person-centered approach to physical therapy has positive effect on depression

Person-centered approach to physical therapy has positive effect on depression

Exercise has a positive effect on depression - so reveals a dissertation written at the Sahlgrenska Academy. In at study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, the researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which two participated in two different types of exercise with a physiotherapist twice a week for 10 weeks while the third, the control group, did not participate in systematic exercise. [More]
AfBPM launches new educational tool to help assess, reduce medication abuse in home

AfBPM launches new educational tool to help assess, reduce medication abuse in home

The Alliance for Balanced Pain Management today launched a new educational tool – "Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine?" – that consumers and health care providers can use to assess whether a home is at risk for medication misuse, abuse or diversion. [More]
Novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies doubles survival time in cancer model

Novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies doubles survival time in cancer model

A team of researchers from the Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory at the University of South Florida (USF) doubled survival time in an aggressive metastatic cancer model using a novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies. [More]
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