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Clinical Trial Tests Two Physical Therapies for Plantar Fasciitis

Loyola University Medical Center is conducting a clinical trial on two physical therapy regimens to treat plantar fasciitis, which causes stabbing heel pain. Hand manipulation therapy is being compared with instrument-assisted therapy (Gaston technique).

UH Case Medical Center's Social Media Study of 'Pinterest' to Clinical Practice Effectiveness

Aside from the societal increase and prevalence of social media, Dr. Stephanie Pope discovered that doctors and patients sometimes blur lines of their relationships. Instances where social media research of patients in treatment helped...Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: About those orange barrels near NIH and Walter Reed in Bethesda

As the spring road work season begins, commuters along Rockville Pike in Bethesda are noticing many more orange barrels in the vicinity of the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.Read full article >>

'Lightning bolts' in the brain show learning in action

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have captured images of the underlying biological activity within brain cells and their tree-like extensions, or dendrites, in mice that show how their brains sort, store and make sense out of information during learning. read more

The siloes of academic medical centers

A big challenge facing academic medical centers is how to maintain a focus on patient care in an artificially divided environment.  Most academic medical centers developed in a system with abundant resources, cost-based reimbursement...Show More Summary

Televangelist Benny Hinn Released from Hospital After Health Scare; 'God Is Faithful, My Heart Is Strong,' He Says

A week after he was admitted to Orange County Medical Center in California with heart trouble, popular televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn has been released and his says "God is faithful, my heart is strong."

Extra Extra: Cardinal George Back In Hospital

Cardinal Francis George was readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center Saturday for hydration and pain management issues. [ more › ]

For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach

Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center. The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day, showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed.

Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights

Marcella Leach, who became a leading advocate for crime victims' rights after the brutal murder of her college-student daughter, died March 15 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. She was 85.

North Shore-LIJ system to add another community hospital

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, L.I., agreed Thursday to become a full member of North Shore-LIJ Health System, pending regulatory review. The board of the 200-bed community hospital decided... To view the full story, click the title link.

MD: Four Injured After Crash Involving MTA Bus

March 27--Four people were transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center after a Maryland Transit Administration bus and a vehicle collided in Glen Burnie around 6:30 p.m., officials said. Lt. Cliff Kooser, a county fire department spokesman, said those injured in the incident on Ritchie Highway westbound at Americana Circle had minor injuries. Show More Summary

Abortion Clinic in Kansas Botches Abortion, Tries to Hide Victim With No Lights or Sirens

An ambulance was called to South Wind Women’s Center abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, for a woman experiencing a medical emergency on March 26, 2015. Operation Rescue was notified of the incident by the Kansas Coalition for Life, which maintains a continuous pro-life presence outside South Wind Women’s Center during business hours. The ambulance arrived […]

Moffitt Cancer Center Research Aims to Reduce Health Care Disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience...Show More Summary

Price, Variety and Junk Food: Study Finds Urban Farmers' Markets May Fall Short Compared to Neighborhood Stores

Farmers' markets located in urban areas may not contribute positively to nutrition or health according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center. Their study, publishedShow More Summary

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Opens Neuro-Intensive Care Unit

Region's only hospital with designated Stroke Rescue Center and Trauma Center opens a specialized post-operative intensive care unit for most critical neurological and neurosurgical patients

Meridian Health Announces Plans to Elevate Cancer Services with $128 Million Investment in Monmouth and Ocean County Health Care Facilities

Opening of new Cancer Center in Jackson marks first of six monumental projects to enhance oncology care and build hope for NJ residents with new facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and expanded medical expertise.

Marketing, prescribing testosterone and growth hormone for aging is disease mongering

The marketing, prescribing and selling of testosterone and growth hormone as panaceas for aging-associated problems is disease mongering. So assert Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, FACP, a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center and professor of...Show More Summary

Younger Motorists and Females Most Likely to Use Cell Phone While Driving

Eighteen percent of drivers on academic and medical campuses use their cell phones while driving, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures

When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, which shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it. read more

VA to change 40-mile rule for Veterans Choice program

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced plans to relax the agency’s rule on how far patients must live from the nearest VA medical center before the government pays for treatment at a closer private facility. Under the original guidelines, veterans had to reside at least 40 miles in a straight shot, or as the […]

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