The effect of day of the week on short- and long-term mortality for emergency general surgery
The University of Edinburgh

The effect of day of the week on outcome after surgery is the subject of debate. The aim was to determine whether day of the week of emergency general..Read More

Leon A. Assael, DMD
University of Minnesota

Assael is a graduate of Columbia University and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine, as well as a ..Read More

New Study Quadruples Known Genetic Risk Factors for Fuchs Dystrophy
Case Western Reserve University

Bottom Line: Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorde..Read More

Understanding Parkinson's
Parkinsons Disease Foundation

Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. As many as one millio..Read More

UR Medical Center Board Honors Top Staff with Excellence Awards
University of Rochester

Ten individuals and four teams were honored by the University of Rochester Medical Center Board on Jan. 17 for their dedication, service and outstandi..Read More

Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin

Samuel Poore, MD, PhD, is co-investigator on two recently awarded major national grants: “Transplantation of MHC Homozygous Vascular Progenitors in Pr..Read More

Mount Sinai Health System Leaders to Present at 2017 Asia Health Exhibition
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Health System clinical and executive leaders will present at the 2017 Asia Health Exhibition to be held in Singapore, April 3-5. They will..Read More

U students to showcase medical innovations and vie for cash prizes at annual Bench-to-Bedside event
University of Utah

After six months of research, problem-solving and light-bulb moments of inspiration, the innovations are ready to be unveiled. On Monday, more than 35..Read More

The Dale Jr. Foundation’s Driven to Give Gloves Program
Nationwide Children's Hospital

 The successful Driven to Give Gloves campaign will kick off at Martinsville Speedway this weekend to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital and four ..Read More

Total Joint Center awarded second Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and To..Read More

Join the Neuro Half Marathon and 5K on May 7th
Queen's University

Guest blog by Ilan Mester, student communications ambassador for the Faculty of Health Sciences and OT ‘17 Running played a key role in Kyla Tozer’s r..Read More

Students Find Their “Match” - School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Medical Students at Case Western Reserve University Match at Top Hospitals, Fill Primary Care Spot At exactly 12:00 p.m. today, medical students from ..Read More

Match Day at Emory reveals residency destinations
Emory University

Graduating Emory University of Medicine medical students gathered at noon today for the greatly anticipated Match Day 2017 ceremony. The Emory student..Read More

We Matched! Residents and Fellows Head to Dell Med
Dell Medical School

Today is the day medical school students across the country have been waiting for: Match Day. After a months-long application and interview process, s..Read More

MUSC Health Blog
Medical University of South Carolina

The MUSC Health shoulder and elbow team is constantly working to provide the best orthopaedic care for our community by staying up to date on the curr..Read More

Vascular Graft Bypasses Aneurysm
University of Wisconsin

A unique surgical approach developed to bypass a giant aneurysm in the brain of a young woman from Chippewa Falls may help others who need a bypass fo..Read More

From Heart Patient to Med Student: A Heart Walk Journey, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin

MADISON - Kyle Pauly had her first open-heart surgery when she was just seven months old. Born with pulmonary stenosis, Pauly pulled through the surge..Read More

Researchers Eliminate Cervical Cancer in Mice with FDA-Approved Drugs
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have eliminated cervical cancer in mice with two ..Read More

Medical Students Make an Impact on Patients Through Research
University of Wisconsin

Medical students don't have to wait until they become practicing physicians to make a positive impact on the community.   There are numerous opportuni..Read More

Missed Diabetics, Prostate Cancer Testing and More
University of Wisconsin

Recent research and patient care news at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison:   Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?..Read More

Lily's Fund Supports Epilepsy Research at UW-Madison
University of Wisconsin

One in 100 Americans has epilepsy. One of them is my daughter - a beautiful blue-eyed teenager named Lily.   Like every new mom, I anxiously awaited h..Read More

Stephen McLeod Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmology Journal
UCSF School Of Medicine

Stephen McLeod, MD, the Theresa M. and Wayne M. Caygill, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at UC San Francisco,..Read More

Student Debt in the Health Professions Limits School Choice, Career Paths
UCSF School Of Medicine

Nathan Kim knew that UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine offered the mentors and commitment to social justice he was looking for, but coming from a ..Read More

New Collaboration Launches to Advance Technology for Children’s Health
UCSF School Of Medicine

The development of new devices and technology for children’s health is often overlooked by industry because the markets are smaller compared with heal..Read More

Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments | UC San Francisco
UCSF School Of Medicine

In an unprecedented leap from lab to patients, a potential treatment for childhood epilepsy identified in experiments with zebrafish by UC San Francis..Read More

David Epstein’s Flight Back to Health at Weill Cornell
Cornell University

When David Epstein — a healthy, active 41-year-old father of three — went for his annual physician checkup, he was expecting a normal appointment. His..Read More

David Huang recognized by National Academy of Engineering
Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU Casey Eye Institute researcher David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize by the National Academy of ..Read More

Barry Aprison named an AAAS fellow
Institute for Genomics

Two distinguished scientists and educators have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scienti..Read More

George Wanna, MD, FACS, Appointed Site Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

George Wanna, MD, FACS, Appointed Site Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sina..Read More

Grateful for Every Breath

In 1990, Howell Graham was 28 years old. His Cystic Fibrosis had progressed to the point that walking across the room was a taxing chore. He didn’t th..Read More

UNC Family Medicine Welcomes UNC Physician Assistant Students

In January 2016, UNC School of Medicine started the Physician Assistant Program, funded in part by a generous donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield..Read More

My 78 year old mother has had multiple myeloma for 5 years

My 78 year old mother has had multiple myeloma for 5 years and it has been under control until recently. She had pain in her upper back and down her l..Read More

Remembering Dr. M.C. Wilhelm |

On January 18, 2017, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library was saddened to learn about the death of Morton “M.C.” Wilhelm. Dr. Wilhelm was a profes..Read More

Dr. Ikonomidis will be the new chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

John S. Ikonomidis, M.D, Ph.D., will become the new chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UNC on March 1. Dr. Ikonomidis, a cardiac surge..Read More

Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award

Michelle Brownstein, MD, assistant professor of surgery, was honored with the 2016 H. Fleming Fuller Award at a ceremony on Nov. 21. The Fuller Award ..Read More

Dr. Kibbe Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Melina Kibbe, MD, and Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, join only twelve current and former UNC School of Medicine faculty members in the prest..Read More

UNC Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

The UNC multidisciplinary head and neck oncology program in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina..Read More

Matthews Honored by Barbados for Outstanding Service

Dr. N. Shaun Matthews, clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was honored by the government of Barbados wit..Read More

Impacting UK Plastic Surgery Research

RAFT hasn’t just helped patients but has helped to raise the standards of plastic and reconstructive surgery at a national and international level. Mu..Read More

Reconstructing lives with reconstructive surgery

It is almost impossible to turn on the TV these days without finding a programme on plastic surgery.  Breast enlargement and reduction are often featu..Read More

Out in front
University of Chicago

In 1972 Nancy Warner, SB’44, MD’49, was named chair of pathology at the University of Southern California—a promotion that made history. Warner was no..Read More

New Focus in Medical Education on Learning to Recognize Causes of Diagnostic Errors

A few years ago, when Andrew Olson, MD, was chief resident at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, he noticed it was relatively easy to identif..Read More

Following a Patient's Care Over Many Months Enriches Clerkship Training

When Jessica Porcelan started her clerkship year at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), she found the daily routine challenging. The college’s mo..Read More

JADA commentary addresses antibiotic use for dental patients with joint implants
ADA American Dental Association

January 31, 2017 Only in very few situations are prophylactic antibiotics recommended to prevent joint infection for patients with prosthetic joint im..Read More

Recipients of global health seed grants announced
Stanford Medicine

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded funding to six multidisciplinary research teams to jump-start novel efforts to address..Read More

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of pos..Read More

Putting A Shattered Life Back Together
Indiana University

It was the wee hours of a warm, fall night. Eli Cornwell felt the wind blowing in his face as he hung out the passenger window of his friend's truck. ..Read More

FDA warns on repeated, lengthy use of general anesthesia drugs
ADA American Dental Association

January 12, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in December 2016 that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedati..Read More

Mount Sinai’s Manish Arora, PhD, MPH Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Manish Arora, PhD, MPH, Vice Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS..Read More

Genitourinary Injuries Challenge Returning U.S. Servicemen

Because battlefield medical care has improved throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, many more U.S. servicemen have survived what could have been f..Read More