Month: April 2017

 

Special issue of Evidence-Based Oncology focuses on benefits and challenges of APMs in cancer care

The revolution in how physicians will be paid brings unique challenges to cancer care, where individual patient needs may make costs hard to predict.

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Bread for the World: 10 hungriest states in the U.S. revealed

New analysis by Bread for the World of the latest hunger data has revealed the 10 hungriest states in the United States. To accompany the analysis, Bread for the World has created a new infographic mapping out those 10 hungriest states.

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Researchers propose link between acupuncture and 21st century medicine

MD, and co-author Rosa Schnyer, PhD, LAc propose that elements of classical acupuncture “are related to important 21st century advances in physiology and medicine, including systems biology, cross-system integration, matrix biology and mechanotherapeutics.”

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Retired Air Force trauma surgeon named as recipient of Robert Danis Prize

Retired Air Force trauma surgeon, Mark W. Bowyer, M.D., has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Robert Danis Prize by the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie.

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Leader of international medical education at UIC receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Ara Tekian, professor and associate dean of international education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony in New York.

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Healthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye health

May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute encourages everyone to make eye health a priority. This message is especially important for women, who make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment from diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract.

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Mount Sinai recognized as ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ in HEI survey

The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai have again earned recognition as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign that encourages equal care for LGBTQ patients and recognizes health care institutions for inclusive policies and practices.

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Study examines economic impact of surviving acute respiratory distress syndrome

According to a new multicenter study, nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings.

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China creates new kinase-based whole-cell screening library for high-throughput drug assay

After five years of hard work, China has completed the world’s largest kinase-based whole-cell screening library for high-throughput drug assay.

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Testosterone reduces cognitive reflection, increases impulsive behavior in men

Hotheaded, impulsive men who shoot first and ask questions later are a staple of Westerns and 1970s cop films, but new research shows there might be truth to the trope.

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