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Art could help medical science save your life

Art could help medical science save your life

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Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing Published 11:00 AM, November 18, 2018 Updated 11:00 AM, November 18, 2018 "I really do not know anything about death. No one does. But we all know a bit about life and that it is best with love. So I think we move on with that from here." That is what I told a good friend who has just recently been diagnosed with cancer. That is the only thing I can say to her when I knew of her condition. When someone is diagnosed with a disease, especially a very serious one, the patient experiences some sort of "clea...
This Week in History: Medical Society forms to advance science

This Week in History: Medical Society forms to advance science

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1868, 150 years agoMedical societyThe Medical Society of the City of Utica is organized and Dr. Charles B. Coventry is elected president. Its goals are “to advance the interests of medical science, to lessen human suffering, to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession and to encourage sociability among its members.” Coventry is the son of Dr. Alexander Coventry, one of the first physicians to settle in the area in the 1790s. (Coventry Avenue in North Utica and Deerfield is named for him.)Charles Coventry is one of the founders of Utica State Hospital. In the early 1830s, he asked assemblymen and state senators in Albany to establish a hospital in Utica to care for the mentally ill. They did.Other officers of the new medical society: Dr. Daniel G. Thomas, vice presi...
Milwaukee Magazine Highlights Local Cutting Edge Medical Science

Milwaukee Magazine Highlights Local Cutting Edge Medical Science

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There are a variety of medical centers around the country that get a lot of national and international press for the cutting edge work they do.  Cornell Medical Center in New York, Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, and research centers in Boston, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.  But increasingly, important work is being done in places like Milwaukee.Reporter Rich Rovito investigated a variety of physicians and medical centers doing life-saving or just life-improving work around the Milwaukee region. From advancing therapies, leading collaborations, clinical trials, to developing new technology - local medical professionals are making significant advancements every day. "You think about aromatherapy - you think of people using essential oils in their homes.  This is pretty radica...
Julie Pfeiffer awarded for groundbreaking work on viruses and bacteria

Julie Pfeiffer awarded for groundbreaking work on viruses and bacteria

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Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D., of UT Southwestern Medical Center is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). Dr. Pfeiffer's groundbreaking work is re-defining how we think about life-threatening viral infections. She has discovered new ways that bacteria in the body can affect whether or not we get sick from viruses. Her research has shown that viruses in the gut rely on intestinal bacteria to infect us, resulting in a new discipline in microbiology. Thanks to her work, we now know that antibiotics can have antiviral effects, which is already driving research into new treatments for viruses. "She has opened up a whole new way and platform for using antibacterial drugs to fight viral in...
Georgetown University Medical Center selects Nora Volkow for Highest Honor

Georgetown University Medical Center selects Nora Volkow for Highest Honor

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IMAGE: Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, and the recipient of Georgetown University Medical Center's (GUMC) highest honor,... view more  Credit: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) WASHINGTON (November 13, 2018) -- Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) will present Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, with its highest honor, the Cura Personalis Award, at a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m. "The tradition of bestowing of the Cura Personalis Award is a highlight of our annual GUMC Convocation as we recognize a health professional who has made outstanding contributions to hu...
Ethical leaders: use science to advance gender equity in medicine

Ethical leaders: use science to advance gender equity in medicine

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Here’s a scenario that plays out far too often across the U.S. health care landscape: A hospital wants to hire two physicians, a man and a woman, who have just completed their training in emergency medicine. The jobs are identical: an equal number of shifts and hours in a busy emergency department. The physicians are offered the same starting salary and relocation package, compensation that is competitive for the geographic location. The woman accepts the offer. The man asks for $20,000 more in annual salary before accepting the offer, and the hospital agrees. That represents a small amount in the overall emergency department budget and, because the hospital has already invested more than $100,000 in the recruitment process, he is hired at the higher salary. Both doctors prove to ...
Nationally Accredited Medical Lab Science Program Serves Critical Need

Nationally Accredited Medical Lab Science Program Serves Critical Need

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Michigan Technological University’s Medical Laboratory Science program has received first-time accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. It took four years and stacks of documentation, but Michigan Tech's Medical Laboratory Science program has earned first-time accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).   “By qualifying as an accredited program, the Medical Laboratory Science program is earning the type of recognition it deserves,” said Provost Ja...
Graduating SQU medical, nursing students told to keep updating skills

Graduating SQU medical, nursing students told to keep updating skills

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Muscat: The oath taking ceremony of the 26th batch of medial graduates and the 12th batch of nursing graduates at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) was held yesterday under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health.One hundred medial graduates consisting of 64 females and 36 males, and 77 nursing graduates consisting of 66 females and 11 males took the oath during the ceremony. Addressing the graduates, Dr. Muna Al Sa’adon, Dean of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, called upon the graduates to keep them updated with the latest developments and skills in the medical science and technologies, which will result in a qualitative shift in the daily practice of medical professionals.“As medical science and technology is evolving, the physicia...