Ileana Howard, MD, Selected to Speak at the 2024 AANEM Annual Meeting

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), is excited to announce Ileana Howard, MD, as a plenary speaker at the 2024 AANEM Annual Meeting Oct. 15-18, in Savannah, Georgia.

Balancing Act: Novel Wearable Sensors and AI Transform Balance Assessment

Traditional methods to assess balance often suffer from subjectivity, aren’t comprehensive enough and can’t be administered remotely. They also are expensive and require specialized equipment and clinical expertise.

Using smartwatch sensors to detect, measure, intervene, and prevent alcohol use in the moment

Prevention, intervention, and treatment measures have historically been used to address alcohol use and abuse. New research has explored the use of a smartwatch application to bridge the gap between prevention and intervention, tracking a person’s drinking habits and providing real-time personalized prompts while they are drinking to potentially help them moderate their consumption. These results will be shared at the 47th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcohol (RSA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Multidrug-resistant fungi found in commercial soil, compost, flower bulbs

That pile of soil you bought at the home improvement store may contain more than just dirt, according to new research from the University of Georgia. A new UGA study found high levels of multidrug-resistant fungi in commercially available compost, soil and flower bulbs. Aspergillus fumigatus is a widespread fungus that thrives in soil. But it also poses a serious risk to human health if inhaled. People with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable to the opportunistic fungus, facing a near 100% fatality rate if infected with a multidrug-resistant strain.

Chulalongkorn Unveils “Microalbuminuria Rapid Test”: Easy, Accurate, Ready for Commercial Use

Ms. Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, attended the launching of the innovative Microalbuminuria Rapid Test developed by a team of experts and researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. The test, which is convenient and easy to use and offers high accuracy, allows users to self-screen for kidney damage, giving it commercial potential in order to enhance Thailand’s healthcare system. It is expected for distribution in mid-2024.

Explore, Serve and Learn: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Students Work with Newark Community to Improve Health Care in City

For over a half-century, medical students at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have been helping the citizens of Newark improve their health and quality of life. Recently, the medical school opened its doors to the community it serves for an exchange of ideas to take this service to the next level.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Launches “Empower the Possible” Campaign with Historic 10-Year, $100 Million Commitment from Nationwide Foundation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to announce that it has received a historic 10-year commitment of $100 million from the Nationwide Foundation. This landmark announcement marks the public launch of the hospital’s “Empower the Possible” campaign that with other gifts brings the campaign’s fundraising total to more than $270 million, more than halfway to the campaign goal of $500 million.

Hackensack Meridian Health Appoints Emre Kayaalp, M.D., Ph.D, FACOG as Central Region Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology

“Hackensack Meridian Health is a regional leader in high quality Obstetrics & Gynecology procedures,” said Todd Way, president, central region, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Kayaalp. His expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to patient care will be invaluable to our organization.”

UC Irvine professor of nursing to receive national award for policy advocacy

Irvine, Calif., April 17, 2024 — Susanne Phillips, DNP, professor and senior associate dean in UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Policy Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She is being recognized for developing, implementing and advocating for policies that positively affect the role of the advanced practice registered nurse and significantly increase community healthcare access and quality.

Prime Healthcare, EmVenio Research and Health Wizz Announce Strategic Partnership and Launch of EmVenio Research Center at Prime Healthcare

Community research provider EmVenio Research and Prime Healthcare, an award-winning national health system, today announce their partnership to launch the EmVenio Research Center at Prime Healthcare. The partnership allows EmVenio to conduct research at Prime Healthcare hospitals and offer Prime’s patients improved access to clinical research.

Binghamton University’s Speech and Language Pathology program receives accreditation candidacy

The new Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program at Binghamton University’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences has achieved a significant milestone toward accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Telehealth expert: Limited internet access affects healthcare in rural communities

Millions of Americans are likely to lose internet access due to funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program ending in April. Limited internet access will impact rural communities that depend on telehealth options, according to Ann Fronczek, telehealth expert and associate…

Koning Health Achieves UAE Regulatory Clearance, Paving the Way for Breast CT Commercialization in the Middle East

Koning Health, a pioneering medical imaging company, is thrilled to announce that it has received regulatory clearance from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking a significant milestone in the company’s expansion and its commitment to global health innovation.

L-Nutra Unveils Groundbreaking Research on Fasting Mimicking Diets (FMDs) and Reduced Biological Age Score

L-Nutra Inc., a leading nutrition technology company developing evidence-based Nutrition for Longevity and Nutrition as Medicine programs, is excited to announce the release of a groundbreaking longevity and healthy aging study published in Nature Communications, a prestigious Nature portfolio journal.

ISPOR International Panel Calls for Consensus on Medication Adherence Measures

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced the publication of a new report from the ISPOR Medication Adherence and Persistence Special Interest Group revealing significant inconsistencies in how researchers measure the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving medication adherence. The report, “A Systematic Review of Outcomes for Assessment of Medication Adherence Enhancing Interventions: An ISPOR Special Interest Group Report” was published in the February 2024 issue of Value in Health.

MSU researchers create more realistic synthetic human mini hearts, gain worldwide recognition

Thanks to advancements in the development of patented synthetic human-like hearts first created at Michigan State, researchers can study human heart development and congenital heart disease on highly accurate models. This is facilitating the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical drugs to treat a variety of heart-related diseases just in time for the observance of American Heart Month in February.

Chula Researcher’s Innovative Wireless Hepatitis B Test Kit for Complete Screening and Data Collection in One Step

Chula researchers have developed a remarkable wireless hepatitis B virus test kit to screen for infection and collect data for an online database that’s fast and complete in one step.