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Mount Sinai Develops First Screening Tool For War Veterans to Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

A team of researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has developed the first web-based screening tool for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It is estimated that about seven percent of people in the United States have diagnosed or undiagnosed TBI.

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The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, UTHealth , Cord Blood, Stem Cell Research, Pediatric traumatic brain injury , Stem Cell Therapy, Cord Blood Registry, Dr. Charles S. Cox, UTHealth Medical School

Researchers Study Cord Blood Stem Cells for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

UTHealth and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital have launched the first Phase I safety study approved by the FDA to investigate the use of a child’s own umbilical cord blood stem cells for pediatric traumatic brain injury.

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Specialty Hospital at Levindale Opens Telemetry Unit

The Specialty Hospital at Levindale opened Maryland’s first high intensity unit inside a chronic hospital to provide heart monitoring for patients who require specialized medical care and treatment.

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age-related macular degeneration, AMD, Dry Amd, Stargardt, Retinitis Pigmentosa, cone rod dystrophy, Opthalmalogy, opthalmologic, eye, Ocular, Alkeus, Columbia, Vision, Blindness, Eyesight

Alkeus Pharmaceuticals Licenses Novel Ophthalmologic Therapies from Columbia University with Applications in Dry-AMD and Stargardt’s Disease

Alkeus Pharmaceuticals and Columbia University announced today that they have entered into a license agreement for a set of potential therapies for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration (dry-AMD), Stargardt disease, and other degenerative diseases of the eye. Left untreated, these conditions often lead to impaired vision and even blindness.

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Obesity, Herbal Medicine, anti-psychotic drugs, Side Effects, pre-fat cells, Fat Cells

Clinical Trials Under Way to Test Anti-Obesity Compound

Clinical trials started in December 2010 to determine how well an anti-obesity compound derived from a Chinese herb works in humans. South Dakota State University researcher Gareth Davies, the scientific director for the Avera Institute for Human Behavioral Genetics in Sioux Falls, said collaborators from SDSU and Avera have published several articles about the compound, which they call AIHBG-10.

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Chef Frank Stitt Adds a Culinary Cure to Hospital Menu

Famed chef Frank Stitt has partnered with UAB Hospital's hotel style room service meal program. Stitt has designed three menu items now offered on the hospital's room service meal plan for patients.

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2011 Translates into New Career Opportunities for Medical Interpreters

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As the number of non-English speakers seeking healthcare in the United States continues to grow, so does the need for medical interpreters who can serve as a liaison between patients and their doctors. Dr. Olgierda Furmanek, an associate professor at Wake Forest University has designed a new graduate level curriculum in response to this burgeoning career opportunity.

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iTriage, Healthagen, Emergency Admissions, Emergency Medicine, emergency wait, Smartphone

Porter and Littleton Hospitals Selected to Pilot “Tell Us You’re Coming” – an Innovative Feature on the iTriage Mobile Application

Metro Denver residents can now notify Porter or Littleton hospitals that a patient is on the way to the ER and provide information about the patient and the healthcare needed.

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Mount Sinai Performs First U.S. Implantation of Aortic Valve Prosthesis to Treat Severe Aortic Stenosis

David H. Adams, MD, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Samin K. Sharma, MD, the Zena and Michael A. Weiner Professor and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and Annapoorna S. Kini, MD, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, have performed the first implantation of the Medtronic CoreValve® Transcatheter Aortic Valve Prosthesis in the United States.

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Transplant, Transplantation, Kidney, Renal Failure, Robotic Surgery

UIC Surgeons Offer Obese Kidney Patients New Hope with Robotic Transplantation

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago are the first to offer robotic kidney transplantation to morbidly obese patients and report fewer complications among this high risk population.







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