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Charles Safran, MD Wins Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence in Medical Informatics

BOSTON - Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received the American College of Medical Informatics' 2014 Morris F. Collen Award in recognition of his commitment to and achievements in medical informatics.

Semantic Web Jobs: UW Medical Center

The University of Washington Medical Center is looking for a Research Scientist/Engineer in Seattle, WA. The post states, “The Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 3. Show More Summary

Were Neanderthals a sub-species of modern humans? New research says no

In an extensive, multi-institution study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, researchers have identified new evidence supporting the growing belief that Neanderthals were a distinct species separate from modern humans ( Homo sapiens ), and not a subspecies of modern humans. Show More Summary

Fort Hood Briefs Local Community Leaders on Ebola Monitoring Mission

Leaders from Fort Hood and the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) met with civic leaders to brief them on the post’s new mission of monitoring soldiers who are returning from Ebola affected nations in East Africa. Fort Hood...Show More Summary

Followup: Jules Bianchi out of induced coma, moved to France

Toward the end of the Japanese Grand Prix in early October, Marussia driver Jules Bianchi crashed into a recovery truck that was removing Adrian Sutil's Sauber from the circuit. Taken to the Mie Prefectural General Medical Center for...Show More Summary

Former UNLV Coach Jerry Tarkanian Hospitalized with Pneumonia

Jerry Tarkanian, former legendary UNLV college basketball coach, has been hospitalized after having trouble breathing. He was diagnosed with pneumonia by doctors at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. Danny Tarkanian, his son, relayed the news, via Nikki Bowers of KLAS-TV. Show More Summary

The die was cast for Quincy Medical Center in 2011

I wish I could say that it was unexpected, but the current story around the closing of Quincy Medical Center in Massachusetts, after its purchase by a private equity company several years ago, was so predictable. Short version: The Attorney General is powerless in making the company stand by its original promises. Show More Summary

Were Neandertals Really a Seperate Species?

In an extensive, multi-institution study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, researchers have identified new evidence supporting the growing belief that Neanderthals were a distinct species separate from modern humans (Homo sapiens),...Show More Summary

Natural Gut Viruses Join Bacterial Cousins in Maintaining Health and Fighting Infections

Microbiologists at NYU Langone Medical Center say they have what may be the first strong evidence that the natural presence of viruses in the gut -- or what they call the 'virome' -- plays a health-maintenance and infection-fighting role similar to that of the intestinal bacteria that dwell there and make up the "microbiome."

Common Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute Study Finds

Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

Common Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, New Study Finds

Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

Study suggests Neanderthals were separate species from modern humans

New research suggests that Neanderthals may not have been a sub-species of modern humans, as was previously believed. The study, led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center and published in The Anatomical Record, identifies new evidence that Neanderthals were a separate species from Homo sapiens. Show More Summary

TV Icon Behind Magnum, PI, Knight Rider, Galactica Dies

Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., and Quincy, M.E., has died. He was 77. Larson died at the UCLA Medical Center on Friday night of complications from esophageal cancer, his son, James Larson,...

Development Watch: Columbia's New Medical Tower is Looking Kinda Awkward

Photo by Field Condition via Design Boom Judging by these new construction photos, the crazy tower New York starchitects Diller Scofidio + Renfro has designed for the Columbia University Medical Center is definitely going through its awkward teen phase. If...

VA sends out second round of Veteran Choice Cards

The Veterans Affairs Department this week began mailing its second round of Choice Cards to former troops who have struggled to access care at the agency’s medical centers, issuing the temporary benefit to those who have waited more than 30 days for an appointment. The new program, which started earlier this month, allows eligible veterans to seek […]

Product placement, to a new level

Speaking of Intuitive Surgical, do any of my readers find anything wrong with this announcement?Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq:ISRG) has awarded technology grants to five top U.S. medical centers to increase training opportunities in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Show More Summary

A Mother's Soothing Presence Makes Pain Go Away - and Changes Gene Activity in the Infant Brain

A mother's "TLC" not only can help soothe pain in infants, but it may also impact early brain development by altering gene activity in a part of the brain involved in emotions, according to new study from NYU Langone Medical Center.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Offers Surgical Option for Form of Hypertension

Patients with this condition often have a history of acute pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lung. For reasons that are poorly understood a small percentage of them do not resolve the clots, and they form chronic blood clots that turn into scar tissue and obstruct the pulmonary arteries. Show More Summary

Death of second Ebola patient in U.S. shows need for early, accurate tests, experts say

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

By the time Martin Salia arrived on a chartered medical jet at the Nebraska Medical Center over the weekend, his kidneys had failed, he didn’t respond to someone calling his name, and he was barely breathing. Read full article >>

Report: A new Ebola patient is headed to Nebraska

A surgeon with Ebola is expected to arrive at the Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center on Saturday, a government source tells The Associated Press. AP has identified the patient as Dr. Martin Salia, a Maryland residentShow More Summary

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