Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wolters Kluwer Health Launches Cardiovascular Endocrinology Journal

Online Publication Focuses on the Interaction between Vascular Disease, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Philadelphia, PA– (September 24, 2012) – Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce the publication of Cardiovascular Endocrinology, a new online, peer-reviewed journal committed to fostering effective collaboration … Continue reading

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Young Women with the BRCA Gene Mutation Face Complex Decisions about Life Plans, Reports the American Journal of Nursing

Study Explores Psychosocial Implications Related to Relationships, Marriage and Childbearing New York, NY (September 25, 2012) – A study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) found that young women who learn they have BRCA1 … Continue reading

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Study Looks at Risk Factors for HIV in US Navy and Marines during ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Prevention Messages Are ‘Now Possible’ Post-DADT, Reports JAIDS Philadelphia, Pa. (September 26, 2012) – Same-sex partners and inconsistent condom use were among the major risk factors for HIV infection among U.S. Navy and Marines personnel during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t … Continue reading

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Rare Brain Blood Vessel Disease Carries Higher Risks in Females

Study in Neurosurgery Looks at Sex Differences in Moyamoya Disease Philadelphia, Pa. (September 10, 2012) – Women and girls are at increased risk of adverse outcomes after surgical treatment for moyamoya disease, an uncommon but serious disease of the brain … Continue reading

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No ‘July Phenomenon’ for Neurosurgery Patients, Reports Neurosurgery

Risks Aren’t Higher in Summer When New Residents Start, Study Finds Philadelphia, Pa. (September 20, 2012) – For patients undergoing neurosurgery at teaching hospitals, there’s no “July phenomenon” of increased death and complication rates when new residents start their training, … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Simulator Helps Teach Surgery for Brain Cancer, Reports Neurosurgery

‘NeuroTouch’ System Provides 3-D Graphics and Tactile Feedback During Simulated Brain Surgery Philadelphia, Pa. (September 20, 2012) – A new virtual reality simulator—including sophisticated 3-D graphics and tactile feedback—provides neurosurgery trainees with valuable opportunities to practice essential skills and techniques … Continue reading

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Optometry and Vision Science Presents Updates on Low Vision

Focus on New Advances to Help Improve Mobility and Functioning for Patients Whose Vision Can’t Be Corrected Philadelphia, Pa. (September 5, 2012) – Millions of Americans have poor vision that can’t be corrected by conventional glasses or contact lenses.  But … Continue reading

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Patient Spending for Spinal Care Has Nearly Doubled Over Past Decade

Medical Specialists Account for Most of the Increase in ‘Spine Philadelphia, Pa. (September 5, 2012) – Expenditures for treatment of back and neck problems have nearly doubled since the late 1990s—mainly from increased spending for care provided by medical specialists, … Continue reading

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Swallowed Magnets in Children Need Quick Evaluation and Treatment

Clinical Approach to Ingested Magnets Outlined in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Philadelphia, Pa. (September 4, 2012) – Children who swallow powerful neodymium magnets are at risk of serious complications, requiring emergency evaluation and possible treatment.  That’s the message … Continue reading

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Reducing Pressure on Children to Eat May Help Prevent Obesity

‘Division of Responsibility’ Can Improve Parent/Child Feeding Interactions, Reports Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Philadelphia, Pa. (September 4, 2012) – An educational program for parents helps to reduce pressure on children to eat—which may reduce the child’s risk of … Continue reading

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