Monthly Archives: June 2012

Brain Researchers Start Mapping the Human ‘Connectome’

Unprecedented Project Aims to Discover How Brain Functional Networks Are Connected Philadelphia, Pa. (July 2, 2012) – A research effort called the Human Connectome Project is seeking to explore, define, and map the functional connections of the human brain. An … Continue reading

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3D Movies Linked to Increased Vision Symptoms

‘Immersion’ Brings Increases in Motion Sickness and Other Symptoms, Reports Optometry and Vision Science Philadelphia, Pa. (July 2, 2012) – Watching 3D movies can “immerse” you in the experience—but can also lead to visual symptoms and even motion sickness, reports … Continue reading

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Invest in Public Health Now for Healthier Future, Experts Urge

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Presents Special Issue on Public Health Finance Philadelphia, Pa. (July 2, 2012) – A special July/August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), dedicated to public health financing, suggests … Continue reading

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Supplement to Medical Care Journal Presents Update on Efforts to Use Electronic Clinical Data to Improve Health Care

Supplement to Medical Care Journal Presents Update on Efforts to Use Electronic Clinical Data to Improve Health Care Philadelphia, Pa. (June 25, 2012) – Researchers participate in the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum to maximize shared experiences and learning for … Continue reading

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Continuing Care for Substance Use Disorder Lowers Long-Term Costs

Follow-Up Shows Savings Related to Lower Hospitalization Rates, Reports Medical Care Philadelphia, Pa. (June 25, 2012) – For patients with substance use disorders (SUD), a continuing care approach like that used for other chronic diseases reduces long-term health care costs, … Continue reading

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Surgery ‘Reanimates’ Smile in Patients with Facial Paralysis, Reports Paper in Neurosurgery

Surgeons Reminded Not to Overlook Treatment for Facial Paralysis in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Philadelphia, Pa. (June 20, 2012) – A surgical technique using a muscle flap from the thigh restores facial motion—and the ability to smile—in patients with … Continue reading

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For Teens with Scoliosis and Their Parents, Brace Treatment Increases Stress

But Parents Overestimate Stress Related to Spinal Deformity Itself, Reports Study in Spine Philadelphia, Pa. (June 18, 2012) – Wearing a body brace for the treatment of scoliosis (curved spine) leads to increased stress levels for young patients with scoliosis … Continue reading

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FDA Warnings on Drug Risks Don’t Always Have Desired Effects

Regulatory Advisories Show ‘Varied and Unpredictable Impact,’ Reports Medical Care Philadelphia, Pa. (June 14, 2012) – Drug safety warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) don’t always lead to targeted changes in the way medications are prescribed … Continue reading

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Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Now Available on the iPad®

See the New Journal of WOCN® iPad App at WOCN® 2012 Charlotte, N.C. (June 8, 2012) – The leading source of professional information for experts involved in wound, ostomy and continence care is now even easier to access, with the … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Pending Changes to the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Articles Have Potential to Affect Final DSM-5 Standards as Public comment Period Ends New York, NY  (June 7, 2012) – The June issue of The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (JNMD) features a special section focused on the impending … Continue reading

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