Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Orthopedics

Mercy has achieved the Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ for 2018-2019 (two years in a row) and 100 Best for Spine Surgery as well (three years in a row). In addition to this honor, Mercy has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranking for 2019-2020, named “High Performing” in Geriatrics (Nationally, Adult Specialties) and in both Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement (Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings).

Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been named to the inaugural Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators list. APL’s history of solving tough technical problems dates back to 1942, when the Laboratory developed a variable timing fuze that revolutionized air defense and helped turn the tide of World War II. Today, the Lab’s work spans from deep sea to deep space, encompassing complex systems vital to national security and health, including breakthroughs in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Earthquake or underground explosion?

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States’ ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground explosions, key knowledge needed to advance the nation’s monitoring and verification capabilities for detecting underground nuclear explosions.

Expert Ali Chaudhary Available to Discuss Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary, Santana’s Immigrant Contribution to American Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Cynthia Medina, [email protected], 848-445-1940   Expert Available to Discuss Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary, Santana’s Immigrant Contribution to American Music     New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 7, 2019) – Rutgers scholar Ali Chaudhary is available to discuss…

New Data Indicate Rise in Opioid Use for Migraine Treatment

An increasing number of Americans are using opioids to treat their migraine headaches, despite the fact that opioids are not the recommended first-line therapy for migraine in most cases. Migraine care specialist Sait Ashina, MD, a neurologist and Director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at the Arnold-Warfield Pain Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presented the survey findings at the 61st annual meeting of the American Headache Society.

Cat Walks into the ER

He had walked into the Emergency Department at Henry Ford Hospital to escape the cold and rain on that fateful day in April. His brown coat matted from the rain, he had entered through the automatic sliding door at the walk-in entrance, turned the corner and stepped through the metal detector without setting it off.

Standing in front of the towering security desk and unaware of his surroundings, he then tried to get someone’s attention as he only knew how. He began meowing.

What happened next will warm your heart.

Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals Names Patricia (Tish) McMullin of Boston as new Executive Director

The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, Inc. (COBTH) has named Patricia (Tish) McMullin, Esq, as the organization’s next Executive Director, effective in September. McMullin succeeds John Erwin, who, after serving 13 years in the role, left last December to become Vice Chancellor for Government Affairs at UMass Medical Center.
COBTH is a coalition of 12 Boston-area teaching hospitals that collaborate on issues fundamental to their missions of patient care, teaching, biomedical research and community health.

Leader of Global Heritage Organization Available to Comment on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9)

Nada Hosking, Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund, is available to comment on the importance of protecting Indigenous knowledge and cultural heritage on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9).  For fifteen years, Global Heritage Fund has worked to protect…

Police violence a leading cause of death among specific U.S. groups, ‘sobering’ study finds

Violence at the hands of police is a leading cause of death for young men in the United States, finds a new study involving Washington University in St. Louis.“Over the life course, about 1 in every 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by police,” said Hedwig (Hedy) Lee, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences and associate director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity.

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Reduction of Food Waste in N.J. Schools

New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 7, 2019) – Rutgers experts Sara Elnakib and Jennifer Shukaitis are available to comment on the new “School Food Waste Reduction Toolkit” they co-authored on reducing food waste in New Jersey K-12 schools. They participated in…

Lung Lining Fluid Key to Elderly Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Disease

– Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The microbe that causes this infectious disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), currently kills more people in the world than any other pathogen. Texas Biomed researchers published an article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases in July 2019. The study details an experiment that took place in vitro (in the lab) and in vivo (in animals) that showed fluid in the lining of the lungs plays a big role in the elderly’s susceptibility to infection with the bacterium Mtb.

FAU Partners with USDA to Boost Domestic Production of Farm-raised Fish

The U.S. is the largest importer of seafood products in the world – importing 5.9 billion pounds of seafood in 2017 alone, resulting in about $14 billion of the U.S. trade deficit. More than 50 percent of seafood consumed comes from aquaculture. Yet, less than 1 percent is produced in the U.S. This year, FAU’s Harbor Branch has received $2.4 million from the USDA to help initiate a project that will boost the nation’s aquaculture industry.

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Samplla™, a family of specimen collection devices which are designed to provide ambient transportation for up to 21 days. Specimens applied to Samplla™ are immediately “dried and stabilized” within a local atmospheric condition using its Samplla Modified Atmosphere Packaging (sMAP), that provides an atmosphere separated from the ambient atmosphere and resistant to gas exchange – the result, stability. Samplla™ S device, the first product of this line of products was perfected to collect, transport and store bodily fluid specimens.

Free, Plow To Plate Meals Nourish Cancer Patient and Caregiver

Diane and Phil Hannah of New Milford, Connecticut faced a series of health problems — including Phil’s skin cancer diagnosis — that made it difficult for them to keep up with everyday tasks, like shopping for groceries and preparing meals.

The Eating Well program supported Diane and Phil during this challenging time by providing vouchers for free, nutritious meals from the New Milford Hospital café after each of Phil’s radiation therapy sessions.

The Eating Well program aims to improve the overall well-being of patients and caregivers, and is fully supported by generous donors.

Eating Well is a component of New Milford Hospital’s Plow to Plate program. Plow to Plate meals are freshly prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients.

Study finds transport by mobile stroke units get patients quicker treatment than traditional ambulance

Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers at UTHealth recently published new findings in Stroke that show patients transported to the hospital by mobile stroke unit instead of standard ambulance received a clot-busting procedure an average of 10 minutes faster, which could potentially save up to 270 million neurons per patient.

Whole genome sequencing may help officials get a handle on disease outbreaks

Whole genome sequencing technology may give epidemiologists and healthcare workers a powerful weapon in tracking and, possibly, controlling outbreaks of serious diseases, according to a team of researchers.

In a study, researchers found that both international and domestic sources of Shigella sonnei, which is the fourth most common cause of bacterial foodborne illnesses in the U.S., were from a related group of the bacteria, called Lineage II. Experts originally proposed that the international and domestic strains of Shigella were likely from different sources, according to the researchers.

Antineutrino Detection Could Help Remotely Monitor Nuclear Reactors

Technology to measure the flow of subatomic particles known as antineutrinos from nuclear reactors could allow continuous remote monitoring designed to detect fueling changes that might indicate the diversion of nuclear materials. The monitoring could be done from outside the reactor vessel, and the technology may be sensitive enough to detect substitution of a single fuel assembly.