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What is Frameless Deep Brain Stimulation?  

Holy Cross Hospital First in the Mid-Atlantic Region To Implant New Deep Brain Stimulation System from Holy Cross Health on Vimeo. The technique, frameless Deep Brain Stimulation implant was first used by Zachary T. Levine, Director Neurosciences Holy Cross Health, MD, and consists of an implant that sends stimulation through a lead to targeted areas -

2017-07-21 21:51:31

How Does The Brain Respond To Injury and Movement Disorders?  

Dr. Robert Chen of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, discusses the need for the study of brain plasticity in patients with movement disorders. Chen exclaims that while medication is vital in the treatment of brain plasticity for treating certain diseases, its effectiveness may be tied to other bodily effects. Watch -

2017-07-21 19:33:18

What is Dyskinesia?  

An overflow of movement called Dyskinesia can impair someone's quality of life. The movements can be fluid and dance like, jerking or slow, and extended muscle spasms. These movements can be controlled with medication but ultimately, there is no way to cure this type of involuntary muscle movement for good.

2017-07-21 19:13:34

Recent Developments of Brain Stimulation Can Help Movement Disorders  

Biomedical engineer Ayse Gunduz, of the University of Florida, explain the recent developments and intricacies of deep brain stimulation. The research being developed will show health professionals just how electrode implant tests with brain stimulation helps patients. The tests are conducted to patients while they're awake, so the doctors can see how they respond to -

2017-07-21 06:30:48

Using Sharkskin to Keep Medical Equipment Sterile?  

Sharkskin-like coating may prevent bacterial growth and prove to be an effective liner for medical equipment.

2017-07-21 03:50:42

Does Electroconvulsive Therapy Improve Huntington's Disease?  

For over 70 years Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) has been used to treat severe depression and there are reports that it could help patients with Huntington's Disease who experience psychiatric symptoms. Many patients with Huntington's Disease experience depression, with suicide rates 5 to 10 times higher than the general public. In 21 published case reports where -

2017-07-20 07:11:25

Preventing Missed Opportunities for Vaccination  

Jeff Rogers and Dr. Wasson provide some potential best practices when discussing zoster vaccination with your patients, including how to educate your patients on their zoster risk, how to approach the topic of vaccination, and how to discuss patients' cost concerns.

2017-07-17 17:53:08

How Exactly Does Gene Transfer via AAV Work?  

Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are frequently utilized as viral vectors for gene therapy.

2017-07-14 01:26:05

Ultra-Sensitive Immunoassay Offers Insights into CHD Risk  

Single Molecule Counting Technology may predict risk of cardiac ischemia and CHD.

2017-07-13 13:21:03

Managing Stress by Managing Glucocorticoid Secretion  

Penny Kendall-Reed, a naturopathic doctor, notes that the body reacts to physical, mental, or emotional stress in one way - by secreting glucocorticoids. Her approach to stress management incorporates three strategies: supplementation with agents such as magnolia flower and gamma-aminobutyric acid; lifestyle measures such as balanced exercise, massage therapy, deep breathing, and meditation; and, when -

2017-07-12 01:30:22

Can DNA Analysis Help Treat Depression?  

A new way of treating depression may involve looking at the patient's DNA.

2017-07-11 05:20:38

DARPA Creates “A New Hope” for Amputees  

You have to give DARPA a hand for this one!

2017-07-07 07:12:33

These HMOs are Essential to the Health and Growth of Infants  

The development of a compound similar to that found in breast milk could provide a sufficient alternative to breast feeding

2017-07-06 12:28:52

“Brewing” Up New Surgical Tools Using Coffee Grounds?  

Coffee supplied this engineering team with a morning pick-me-up and a bright medical idea.

2017-06-30 01:57:42

Innovations in Medical Education Aren't Always Digital  

Although there exists no reliable government database about demand for cadavers, sources like National Geographic and The Economist have reported on data compiled from individual agencies about shortages of donor bodies, as well as new fields beyond medical education beginning to use cadavers. SynDaver Labs is attempting to ease the possible strain on demand by -

2017-06-23 01:27:13

Demise of the Traditional Syringe and Rise of the Smart Syringe System  

Sensors analyze the pressure characteristics of individual tissue types to determine the needle's position.

2017-06-22 04:46:12

High Morbidity Rates Expected from NASH in Coming Years  

An accumulation of fat in liver cells can lead to inflammation and cell death which can develop into nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It can progress over many years into cirrhosis and can potentially lead to the need for a liver transplant. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 people in the world have fatty liver disease and -

2017-06-21 10:36:53

Home Monitoring of Blood Sugar Did Not Improve Glycemic Control After 1 Year  

Each month we present you with the latest featured study from the research teams at JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Check out the video for intriguing updates in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

2017-06-20 01:33:33

Describing the Brain's Encoding Process  

A picture is worth a trillion neurons firing.

2017-06-16 10:54:25

Is it Always' Crohn's?  

University of Chicago GI Clinical Case Series #8

2017-06-14 12:03:50

Can the Diagnostic Process Be Shortened to Minutes?  

New technologies are shortening the diagnostic process.

2017-06-09 05:48:47

Predictions for the (Near) Future of Medicine  

Building a healthier, braver new world.

2017-06-02 11:09:24

Deficits in Cellular Recycling May Be Key in Better Understanding Parkinson's Disease  

"It's a time of tremendous revolution in Parkinson's disease," says Un J. Kang, MD, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center. Significant progress has been made in understanding the multifactorial pathogenesis of this neurodegenerative disease, with a focus on genetic and environmental factors, -

2017-05-31 14:22:04

New DNA Test Detects Mutations in Urine of Bladder Cancer Patients Over a Decade Before Diagnosis  

For diagnosis 1 year after sample collection, the test detected mutations in 90% of patients.

2017-05-30 17:06:18

Achieving Full Potential of Children with Autism Through PLAY  

The PLAY (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project is a parent coaching model for early, intensive interventions that promote the full potential of children diagnosed with autism. "Our mission is to help parents form a joyous relationship with their children who have autism," says Richard Solomon, MD, founder and medical director of The PLAY -

2017-05-30 01:56:23

Emergency Scenario Training in Live-Action VR is Intense  

The view from the VR headset: Virtual reality reproductions of real cardiac emergencies used for training purposes.

2017-05-26 11:42:16

Web-Based Program Helps Patients Achieve Glycemic Goals  

An empowered, educated patient is at the center of a new web-based program developed by the American College of Endocrinology. "My educated patients always do better," says Etie Moghissi, MD, FACP, FACE, a clinical endocrinologist and the Mission Leader for Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals. Blood Sugar Basics is a step-by-step plan comprising three -

2017-05-25 04:24:19

Bladder Sparing Trimodal Therapy Evaluated for Clinical Efficacy in Retrospective Study  

The recurrence rate for cystectomy was 38% compared to 59% for TMT.

2017-05-23 19:28:44

Findings Do Not Support Steroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis  

Each month we present you with the latest featured study from the research teams at JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Check out the video for intriguing updates in the fields of medicine and heal

2017-05-23 08:26:12

3D-Printed Ovarian Bioprosthesis Overcomes Sterility in Mice  

Optimizing an extracellular matrix scaffold for ovarian follicle implantation helps create successful bioprosthesis for restoring fertility in sterile mice.

2017-05-19 01:43:22

The Xylitol Solution  

Xylitol is a 5-carbon sugar alcohol that has been shown to prevent caries when incorporated into chewing gum and reduce the incidence of acute otitis media when incorporated into lozenges, syrup, or gum. Does xylitol incorporated into a nasal spray help prevent bacterial upper respiratory infections? Xylitol "starves" bacteria through its antiadhesive effects, and "when -

2017-05-18 21:49:20

Genomic Test May Predict Which Patients Would Benefit Most from Checkpoint Inhibition  

Bladder, lung, and skin cancer patients frequently showed evidence of high tumor mutational burden.

2017-05-16 13:11:10

Safe Opioid Prescribing in the State of Illinois  

2017-05-16 07:56:50

4 Specialists Make a Convincing Case for Lowering NSAID Doses  

2017-05-11 20:51:39

Liquid Biopsy Test May Predict Lung Cancer Relapse  

What if we could predict if a patient's lung cancer would recur using a simple blood test?

2017-05-05 03:27:44

Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Non-Metastatic MBIC to be Presented at AUA Meeting  

The AUA has teamed up with ASCO, ASTRO, and SUO to provide new guidelines for non-metastatic MBIC treatment.

2017-05-05 01:42:25

The Right Test for the Right Patient  

This video could not be played More sophisticated healthcare brings higher costs, and today physicians are responsible for both high-quality and fiscally responsible care. Cardiologist Andrew Waxler, MD, FACC, believes that finding the right test for the right patient is one way to do both. He cites the example of the Corus® CAD test, an -

2017-05-04 01:52:03

Pixels and Pathology  

0s and 1s can extend the shelf-life and research reach of biological samples on traditional glass slides.

2017-05-02 02:05:24

Genetic Test Determines Who May Develop Alzheimer's… And When  

Scoring system developed by UCSD- and UCSF-led research teams may be able to predict an individual's likelihood (and age-specific risk) of developing AD.

2017-04-28 06:04:21

Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease Allows Timely Introduction of Kidney-Protective Therapies  

Joseph Vassalotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the National Kidney Foundation, wants to remind physicians that urine testing to measure the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) isn't done as frequently as it should be in people at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), such as patients with diabetes and hypertension. The ACR is a sensitive marker of kidney -

2017-04-27 01:59:48

Multiple Clinical Trials of Immunotherapies for Recurrent and Metastatic Cancers Are Reaching Maturation  

There are currently a large number of ongoing trials examining immunotherapies for bladder, kidney, prostate, and renal cancers.

2017-04-25 07:53:32

Study Examines Effectiveness of Steroid Medication for Sore Throat  

Each month we present you with the latest featured study from the research teams at JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Check out the video for intriguing updates in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

2017-04-25 03:45:27

Reversing Tuberculosis’ Antibiotic Resistance  

Tuberculosis has affected mankind since the beginning of its existence, with an estimated 10.3 million people infected in 2015, according to the WHO.

2017-04-21 01:59:53

Prescribing Medical Marijuana?  

What's the difference between prescribing and recommending? When it comes to medical marijuana, it's the law.

2017-04-20 04:10:09

Invasive Fungal Infections and Transplantation  

2017-04-18 10:51:18

Invasive Fungal Infections in the ICU  

2017-04-18 04:11:08

Invasive Fungal Infections and Malignancies  

2017-04-18 01:56:30

Pelvic Radiotherapy Provides Long-Term Palliation In Patients With Bladder and Prostate Cancer  

A recent study investigated utilizing palliative pelvic radiotherapy for metastatic bladder or prostate cancer patients.

2017-04-18 01:45:42

Can We Use Smartphones to Sequence DNA and Detect Mutations?  

Molecular analysis of biological samples is typically outsourced to well-equipped (and cost-intensive) laboratories. However, there are times when sample diagnosis and DNA sequencing is needed quickly, needed in a remote location, or both. For this reason, Professor Mats Nilsson of Stockholm Universitet, Uppsala Universitet, and SciLifelab has led research on creating a smartphone compatible device -

2017-04-14 06:02:15

Phase II Results Support Inclusion of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Bladder Cancer Treatment Guidelines  

NCCN to add two new checkpoint inhibitors to bladder cancer treatment guidelines.

2017-04-12 08:15:33

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts “Moving Day” to Raise Awareness  

John Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, shares insights into how advances in research, education, and advocacy for patients with Parkinson’s (and the disease itself) is performed and accelerated by the organization and its events. Visit the Moving Day website to see how you can contribute or participate.

2017-04-11 11:31:14

Tips for a Successful Patient-Doctor Relationship  

Building a rapport with patients can make the office visit experience (and possibly outcomes) better for both parties.

2017-04-11 05:27:02

Can Spinach Leaves Replace Damaged Cardiac Tissue?  

Perfusion decellularization has recently been used to remove genetic material in pig organs, allowing them to be seeded with human stem cells in the hopes of securing a renewable source of organs for transplantation. In a similar (but non-mammalian) vein, researchers from the Myocardial Regeneration Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have performed decellularization processes on -

2017-04-07 05:32:13

HPV: A Human Carcinogen  

HPV vaccination can prevent cervical cancer. Currently, there are two vaccines focused on this virus and its most dangerous types. Both are effective against HPV 16 and 18, which account for 70% of precancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancers. One also protects against HPV 6 and 11, which cause anogenital warts, and 5 other high-risk -

2017-04-04 08:29:52

Experienced Oncologists Are More Likely to Utilize Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in MIBC  

A new study reveals reasons why some oncologists use adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) when treating MIBC.

2017-04-04 03:04:03

Accurate Staging of Bladder Cancer Proves Crucial for Improving Disease Treatment  

Muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is considered to be T2 stage due to tumor invasion into the muscle wall.

2017-03-31 16:38:05

Brain-to-Computer Interface Reaches New Milestone  

Over the last two and a half years, Stanford University researchers have been developing and improving a brain-computer interface (BCI) that allows paralyzed individuals to input data into a computer using only their brainwaves (via implant). Recently, one patient with a spinal cord injury, and two patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) have -

2017-03-31 07:18:12

ADHD: Underdiagnosed or Overdiagnosed?  

Is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed? The answer seems to depend on the population. A study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that minority children were less likely than white children to receive an ADHD diagnosis. However, 15% of children have been told during a physician encounter that they have ADHD by the time -

2017-03-30 04:03:35

Super-Responders vs. Hyper-Progression with Immunotherapy  

The trial revealed a linear correlation between higher tumor burden and anti-PD1 and anti-programmed death ligand (PD-L1) checkpoint inhibitors, explained as the immune system responding to reactivation.

2017-03-29 06:20:50

Nutritional Supplements May Help Educate the Immune System to Better Combat Influenza  

For some patients, nutritional supplements can play a role in boosting the immune system and priming the body to better react to certain pathogens. Olive leaf extract has antiviral properties due to its stimulation of the propagation of natural killer cells in the body. Zinc lozenges can help restore and replenish the natural mucous membranes -

2017-03-28 18:35:35

Nutritional Supplements Can Help Educate the Immune System to Better Combat Influenza  

For some patients, nutritional supplements can play a role in boosting the immune system and priming the body to better react to certain pathogens. Olive leaf extract has antiviral properties due to its stimulation of the propagation of natural killer cells in the body. Zinc lozenges can help restore and replenish the natural mucous membranes -

2017-03-28 12:29:54

The Language of Organ Rejection  

Learning the language of organ rejection may eventually revolutionize organ transplantation.

2017-03-24 14:14:11

Combination Immunotherapy May Be Viable Bladder Cancer Treatment Option  

Currently, the survival rate in patients with progressive bladder cancer is approximately 14 months.

2017-03-22 17:11:35

GOTMeDS: Having Value Conversations with Patients about Medication Costs  

2017-03-22 14:02:13

Teamwork Time: Having Value Conversations with Inter-professional Team Members  

2017-03-22 06:07:16

First, Do No (Financial) Harm: Having Value Conversations with Patients About Tests  

2017-03-22 01:29:21

Costly Conversations: Having Value Conversations with Supervisors and Consultants  

2017-03-22 01:13:01

The Cause of Nearly All Cervical Cancers  

Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 200 HPV subtypes and at least 13 are carcinogenic. Two subtypes, HPV 16 and 18, are the most carcinogenic and account for 70% of precancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancers. From a public health perspective, cervical cancer is highly preventable -

2017-03-21 13:37:25

Research Initiatives Grow Exponentially After Infectious Disease Outbreaks  

Walter H. Koch, PhD, Vice President of Global Research for Roche Molecular Systems, discusses the expansion of research on Zika virus in response to last year’s outbreak.

2017-03-20 21:23:06

Exploring Possible Adjunct to BCG Therapy for Patients with Bladder Cancer  

T-cell priming or immune activation was evaluated via assessing changes in INF-gamma, PD-1, and PDL-1 expression in patients treated

2017-03-17 05:08:03

Male Contraception in Pill Form May Be Coming Soon  

Approximately 40% of pregnancies worldwide are unintended.

2017-03-17 03:10:28

Antivirals Currently Underutilized in Children Hospitalized Due to Influenza  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend all children hospitalized due to influenza infection receive antiviral treatment. Despite this, a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed antiviral utilization in this pediatric patient population falls significantly short of expectations. They also found that these medications are -

2017-03-15 13:13:29

Antibiotics Disrupt the Microbiome  

The use of antibiotics disrupts the ecology of the microbiome in three important ways. First, antibiotic therapy can lead to secondary infection, as in antibiotic-associated diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile infection. A second effect is an increase in levels of antibiotic resistance in the regrowth flora, which can be suppressed by administration of probiotics. A -

2017-03-13 04:51:47

Combination Therapy May Provide Synergies for Some Patients with Bladder Cancer  

Multiple clinical trials are currently underway examining the possible synergistic effects of combining chemotherapy with immunotherapies for patients with bladder cancer and other metastases.

2017-03-10 22:18:33

One-Touch, Painless Blood-Draws for Squeamish Patients  

Easily draw blood samples from patients with needlephobia, without ever handling a needle or touching a collection tube.

2017-03-10 05:15:05

Can We Improve the Flu Vaccine?  

The influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that is encapsulated in an outer lipid-bilayer envelope which contains the externally facing surface proteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). HA and NA are the viral antigenic components that induce immunity after administration of currently available flu vaccines.

2017-03-09 03:53:57

Anti-influenza Meds Show Promise Against Zika Virus  

Zika virus is recognized as a major public health concern, but there are currently no medications approved for treating infected individuals. However, researchers in Finland recently demonstrated that three anti-influenza medications are also active against Zika. These medications exert their effect by targeting intended host cells and ultimately inhibiting viral protein synthesis. References: Kuivanen S, -

2017-03-04 05:52:16

Low-Tech Innovations Can Have Big Impacts in Surgery  

James Geiger, MD, professor of surgery at University of Michigan, and his colleague, professor of engineering, Shorya Awtar, have developed a low-tech, and relatively inexpensive surgical tool that increases the precision of a surgeon’s hand, arm, and wrist movements during minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The FlexDex platform is designed to improve the accuracy of multiple -

2017-03-03 01:54:23

New Therapies May Provide an Alternative to Surgery for Patients with BCG-Unresponsive Bladder Cancer  

BCG-unresponsive bladder cancer is currently most effectively treated by surgical intervention via partial or full cystectomy.

2017-03-01 02:32:55

Probiotics Can Help Establish and Restore the Microbiome  

Probiotics can both restore and establish the microbiome after disruption by antibiotics. When the microbiome is compromised by antibiotic therapy, resulting in conditions such as antibiotic-associated diarrhea, probiotics can rebalance the intestinal microflora and restore a healthy, diverse microbiome. Probiotics also can help establish the first microbiome during the birthing process, when antibiotic prophylaxis during -

2017-02-28 14:11:53

Scalp-Cooling Caps May Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia  

A scalp-cooling device worn during chemotherapy for breast cancer can reduce alopecia by at least 50%

2017-02-24 12:35:24

New Breath Test Detects Influenza and Other Viruses  

Patients may soon be able to screen themselves for influenza using a simple, breathalyzer-type technology. The tool, developed by a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is a hand-held device that measures the concentration of certain biomarkers such as nitric oxide or volatile organic compounds in -

2017-02-24 04:03:27

Reduced BCG Production Could Put Bladder Cancer Patients at Risk  

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is an effective biologic therapy widely used in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Sanofi recently announced their intent to discontinue BCG production, leaving Merck as the sole BCG supplier to U.S. patients. Urologists are concerned that a potential BCG shortage could increase the cost of treatment and also lead to rationing -

2017-02-21 14:49:20

The Effects of Testosterone Gel on Health Outcomes  

Each month we present you with the latest featured study from the research teams at JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Check out the video for intriguing updates in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

2017-02-21 04:42:08

Can Primary Tumors Program Cancer Cells to Become Dormant and Evade Therapy?  

Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology at the Tisch Cancer Institute Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is leading a study on dormant cancer cells and their connection to relapse in patients. The research involves implanting a device with a diameter of 1mm into a tumor that subsequently releases -

2017-02-18 06:07:28

Can a Computer Really Diagnose Skin Cancer?  

Neural networks (a.k.a. deep learning algorithms) can be used to teach computers to distinguish various types of disease via prior analysis of massive amounts of clinical data.

2017-02-17 02:44:50

Combining Conventional Medicine with Holistic Remedies May Produce Synergies  

While influenza vaccination remains the top recommendation of physicians for protecting against the flu, there are other preventive measures that still need to become more widely adopted. Many patients might benefit from better education on coughing/sneezing etiquette, hand-washing techniques, and the occasions when traditional remedies like garlic and chicken soup might help boost the immune -

2017-02-15 01:23:35

Bow Wow Land  

For Valentines Day 2017, fall in love by rescuing a furry friend from your local animal shelter​. In New York, we like

2017-02-13 21:53:39

Promising New Immunotherapy Treatment for Bladder Cancer  

Immunotherapy with newly developed "immune checkpoint inhibitors" has led to striking advances in treatment for aggressive malignancies such as melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma. These novel therapeutics work by blocking the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway, which in turn helps reveal malignant cells to the immune system for subsequent eradication. Research is currently ongoing -

2017-02-11 06:49:16

Plan an Individualized Tour Through the Human Body  

Virtual reality software platform takes users on an interactive tour of the human body.

2017-02-10 03:48:31

New Test Provides Risk Score for Giving Birth Prematurely  

The Proteomic Assessment of Preterm Birth (PAPR) study conducted by Sera Prognostics, Inc. has yielded information that led to the development of a test which can help physicians determine which pregnant patients are at greater risk of having a pre-term birth. The PreTRM test analyzes proteins covering pathways associated with preterm birth, such as stress, -

2017-02-07 04:47:01

Chimerism Research Hits Milestone with Hybrid Human-Pig Embryo  

Growing genetically-matched replacement organs for human transplantation may soon be possible thanks to our 4-legged friend, the pig.

2017-02-03 04:05:41

Study Finds Good Response Rates with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Advanced Urologic Cancers  

New research is helping scientists better understand gene modification’s effects on many forms of bladder cancer. Additionally, results from numerous recent studies seem to foreshadow a change of tide in the management of many urologic cancers in the coming years. References Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. Comprehensive molecular characterization of urothelial bladder carcinoma. Nature. 2014;507(7492):315-22. -

2017-02-02 15:50:09

NASA’s “Twins” Study Examines Influenza in Space  

Astronaut Scott Kelly, and his twin brother (retired astronaut) Mark, are part of an ongoing NASA study examining the differences in immune responses to influenza and other pathogens while the twins resided in the disparate environments of earth and space. Biological samples were taken from each brother before, during, and after Scott’s latest mission to -

2017-01-31 02:01:53

Can Mentally Stimulating Activities Reduce the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults?  

Each month we present you with the latest featured study from the research teams at JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Check out the video for intriguing updates in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

2017-01-31 01:31:24

Skin Grafts Might Soon Be Printed Directly onto Your Patients’ Wounds  

New 3d-printing technology from the research labs of Wake Forest University hopes to speed up the healing process for burn victims and patients with severe skin wounds. This modified printer is designed to measure and map the geography of the injury and then “print” the correct types of skin cells in layers at the correct -

2017-01-27 02:44:51

Updates on Hepatocellular Carcinoma  

Take our Gastroenterology Clinical Case Challenge by clicking above.

2017-01-26 12:18:03

New Study Reaffirms Link Between Early-Life Exposure and Adult Immunity to Flu Strains  

Adult immunity to influenza is very closely tied to the strains of the virus that patients were exposed to as children. This means that older adults might have better immunity against strains that were more prevalent in the ’60s and ’70s, which may be going through a resurgence. New research hopes to exploit this exposure -

2017-01-24 21:58:03

A Treatment Option for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma Patients  

2017-01-23 19:25:33

Preterm Births Cost Society Tens of Billions of Dollars Annually  

Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies published a report that found the annual cost of premature births in the United States exceeded $26 billion. The March of Dimes organization recently reported that preterm births increased in 2016 for the first time in eight years. Jill Hechtman, MD, FACOG Medical -

2017-01-23 17:22:35

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