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September 01, 2016Study shows patients operated on at night twice as likely to die
August 18, 2016UofL Human Subjects Protection Program earns reaccreditation
August 08, 2016Heart failure patients now have expanded therapy options
July 12, 2016
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has donated more than $25,000 in health care products to the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, a Long Island-based school for children with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. The donation will support the specialized care and treatments the school provides to each student.
May 5, 2016
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are collaborating with the University of Nairobi, Unilever East Africa and the Columbia Global Centers | Africa to improve oral health care and disease prevention in East Africa and other resource-poor countries in the region. The project was officially launched at the East Africa Oral Health Summit, hosted in March at Columbia Global Centers | Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.
April 13, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The findings, published recently in “Infectious Agents and Cancer,” only detected P. gingivalis in 12 percent of tissues adjacent to the cancerous cells, while this organism was undetected in normal esophageal tissue.
March 23, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist’s chair. According to a new study led by University at Buffalo orthodontic researcher Thikriat Al-Jewair, dentists are in the unique position as health care professionals to pinpoint signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
March 3, 2016
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. announced today that Steven W. Kess, vice president, global professional relations, and president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, received the Lifetime Leadership Award from the New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF). Kess was recognized at NYSDF’s Foundation of Excellence Awards Luncheon, held June 4 at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn.
February 17, 2016
An abnormal immune response or “feedback loop” could very well be the underlying cause of metastases in oral cancers, according to Dr. Marco Magalhaes, assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and lead researcher in a study published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research. Magalhaes has unearthed a significant connection between the inflammatory response of a very specific form of immune cells, neutrophils, and the spread of this deadly disease.
January 12, 2016
ATLANTA, Ga., USA: In an effort to remain a leading specialist in pediatric rehabilitation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to offer patients enhanced neuro-rehabilitation services through the use of Ekso Bionics’ patented technology. Children’s Healthcare is incorporating Ekso — a wearable robot, or exoskeleton — into its Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation to continue offering the latest technology to help children and teens recover from injuries or disorders that have hindered their motor skills.
October 9, 2015
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, part of the world’s largest network of bone marrow donor centers, has announced a new collaboration with Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein Inc. This collaboration follows a successful project in which multiple state dental associations partnered with Delete Blood Cancer to help grow the national bone marrow donor registry.
July 13, 2015
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Hu-Friedy, a manufacturer of dental instruments and products, has announced the launch of its new U.S. Service Program for Surgical and Ortho Instruments. This program offers all private practitioners in the United States who purchase Hu-Friedy branded surgical or ortho instruments free servicing for the life of the instrument.
June 19, 2015
BOSTON, Mass., USA: Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. New research suggests that for people with both conditions, treating the gum disease may lower their health care costs and the number of times they end up in the hospital. A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviewed the medical and dental records of people who had gum disease in addition to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease (usually a stroke), or another chronic health problem.
May 21, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Johnson came to UofL from University of Washington. “Chris brings incredible energy to the table,” said Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH, dean of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
April 21, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Last year, the first year it was offered, the University of Louisville LGBT Center awarded 26 certificates in LGBT health and wellness competency. This year, that number nearly quadrupled to 102 certificates awarded in April 13 to students, faculty and staff members at the UofL Health Sciences Center campus.
March 11, 2015
RICHMOND, Va., USA: Transplant surgeon and researcher Christopher Barry, MD, PhD, recently presented new data analysis at the Donate Life America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., that indicates the average number of people who die each year before they can receive a lifesaving organ transplant is nearly 11,000 — or 30 people every day.
February 20, 2015
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Brain Tumor Association Discovery Grant funding of high-risk, high-impact projects continues to be a catalyst for moving innovative treatment concepts closer to the clinic. Recently, Curtana Pharmaceuticals, a privately held, preclinical stage pharmaceutical company, announced it will continue its OLIG2 inhibitor research.
January 9, 2015
LANSING, Mich., USA: Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed the “Right To Try Act” into law, making Michigan the fourth state in the country to adopt this innovative proposal aimed at helping terminally ill patients. Right To Try gives terminally ill patients the right to try investigational medicines that have passed the first phase of FDA approval but still may be years away from reaching pharmacy shelves.
December 12, 2014
The increasing reliability and versatility of adhesive approaches, and the growing need for better alternatives to surgical suturing and stapling, are ushering in a new era of wound repair devices that could one day replace stitches, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
November 24, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., USA: For all the advances in both medicine and technology, patients still face a bewildering array of advice and information when trying to weigh the possible consequences of certain medical treatments. But an MIT Sloan School of Management professor and her team have developed a hands-on, data-driven tool that enables patients to obtain personalized predictions for their recovery from surgery.
November 21, 2014
With spinal fusion surgeries receiving extensive scrutiny from various facets of the U.S. medical community, the number of procedures performed will be hindered mainly by reimbursement changes, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. Joseph Gregory, GlobalData’s analyst covering surgical devices, says that everyone, from health insurers and hospital management to spine surgeons and policy makers, has expressed concerns that the increasing procedure volumes in this market may not always be associated with medically necessary indications.
November 8, 2014
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: To meet the unique needs of brain tumor patients, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) have announced the availability of the first ever clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of adults with brain tumors, called “The Care of the Adult Patient with a Brain Tumor Clinical Practice Guideline.”
October 1, 2014
New York, N.Y., USA: World Vasectomy Day is asking men whose families are complete to sign up for vasectomies on Nov. 7, 2014. Some states require a 30-day waiting period between initial consultation and vasectomy procedure, so time is of the essence. The World Vasectomy Day goal is to inspire 250 doctors in 30 countries to perform 1,500 vasectomies in 24 hours.
September 24, 2014
MIDDLETON, Wis., USA: Orascoptic, the leader in superior vision solutions for dental professionals, will consolidate its medical-centric brand – Surgical Acuity – under the same Orascoptic moniker. The Surgical Acuity brand will be phased out by the end of the year, at which time the single Orascoptic brand will be aligned with both dental and medical markets.
September 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., USA: Wills Eye Hospital has been ranked the No. 2 Best Hospital in the Nation for Ophthalmology in the new 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue. The annual issue, now in its 25th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The rankings are determined by the votes of thousands of doctors nationwide.
August 19, 2014
Although most Canadian children are treated for caries in community-based dental offices or clinics, a significant number of young children who do not benefit from prevention strategies develop serious dental diseases such as early childhood caries. According to a report, this condition accounts for about one-third of all day surgeries for preschoolers.
August 5, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Noting the progress in drug and vaccine development over the past three years, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a three-year, $5.5 million grant to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville to develop new treatments and vaccines for various forms of cancer.
July 24, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, USA – The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded $50,000 by The Blackstone Charitable Foundation for its support of veterans’ employment and business development. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was one of only six recipients across the nation to receive the 2014 Blackstone Veterans Grant from more than 200 submitted proposals.
July 16, 2014
RIVERSIDE, Calif., USA: Ripping a page from the Star Trek script, specialized cells of the barrier that lines the inside of the intestines and airways of humans have invoked a biological version of Captain Kirk’s famous command “shields up” as a first defense against invading microbes.
July 3, 2014
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Dental, the global dental business of Henry Schein Inc., has announced the launch of Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions. The group will specialize in providing a comprehensive package of specialty products and services, as well as innovative and personalized business solutions, to oral and maxillofacial surgeons and periodontists.
June 2, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The high inflation on the cost of ovarian cancer therapeutics in the United States, predominately on Avastin, will drive the global market through to 2020, despite Avastin’s current limitation to off-label usage in the country, according to a new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research.
May 29, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Hospitals are meant to be places of healing, yet every year an estimated 1.7 million Americans will develop a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) while hospitalized — and 99,000 patients will die from one, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
May 9, 2014
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Screenings by dentists for the most common chronic medical diseases could save the American health care system as much as $102.6 million annually, according to a new study conducted by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC). The findings were published recently in the American Journal of Public Health.