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Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness Plans, Influenza, Pandemic, Bioterrorism, Dr. Nathaniel Hupert, Dr. Alvin Mushlin

Weill Cornell Creates Nation's First Comprehensive Guide for Hospital Emergency Preparedness Exercises

With the publication of the nation's first comprehensive, federally funded guide to hospital emergency preparedness exercise development, Dr. Nathaniel Hupert at Weill Cornell Medical College and his collaborators have provided a new toolset for strengthening hospitals' ability to protect communities nationwide against public health disasters, such as creating care centers during an influenza pandemic or treating casualties in the wake of a bioterrorism attack.

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PDT, photodynamic therapy , Cancer Research, innovative therapy, photosensitizing compounds, photofrin, Fluorescence, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Novel Multifunctional Agents Lead to Spinoff Company at RPCI

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New spinoff company forms out of research done at Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Buffalo-based company will develop photosensitizing compounds used in photodynamic therapy.

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Multiple Myeloma, Blood Cancer, Dr. Ruben Niesvizky

New Experimental Drug Combination for Multiple Myeloma Available Only at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer in which malignant plasma cells are overproduced in the bone marrow, has led to an estimated 20,000 new diagnoses and 11,000 deaths in 2010. Patients with the disease, who have already failed previous treatments, may be considered for a currently enrolling Phase II study, examining a unique drug combination.

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NSU’s Dateline Health Hits 300th Episode

Awarding-winning public service program on BECON TV aims to promote the community’s overall health and quality of life

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University of Michigan Health System, Geriatric Health Care, Medicare, Accountable Care Organizations

U-M Improves Care, Saves Medicare More than $15 Million

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In four years, UMHS has saved more than $15 million on the cost of Medicare patients' care, while also improving the quality of care that Medicare patients receive at U-M hospitals and clinics. Those achievements come from participation in the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration Project.

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Cancer, Technology Transfer, Medical Advancements

CWRU's Isogenic Cell Models Licensed to Horizon Discovery

With the goal of developing new, more effective and personalized cancer treatments, Horizon Discovery, based in Cambridge, England, has secured from Case Western Reserve University exclusive rights to a panel of new human isogenic cell models.

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Weight Loss, Clinical Trial, Exercise, Shortness Of Breath, exertion

UT Southwestern Researchers Study Effect of Women’s Weight Loss on Shortness of Breath During Exertion

Doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine are recruiting participants for a study of the effects of weight loss on obese women with shortness of breath.

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Vital Health Report Finds Americans Fear the Quality of Their Healthcare is on the Decline

Americans fear the quality of their healthcare is at risk, according to the Vital Health Report, a survey released today by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Geisinger Medical Center One of Few Nationwide to Employ Use of Transcervical Thymectomy

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) recently performed its first transcervical thymectomy, joining other major academic medical centers nationwide that perform the minimally invasive surgical procedure.

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high-value health care, heatlh care reform

Mayo Health Policy Center Symposium Formulates Recommendations for High-Value Care System

In a sustained effort to seek consensus-driven, patient-centered priorities that would build a high-value health care system, the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center hosted a symposium Dec. 5–7 entitled “Achieving the Vision: Advancing High-Value Health Care,” which featured patients, providers, payers and national policy experts.







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