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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center opens outpatient facility in Basking Ridge

... firm EwingCole, the new facility occupies a small portion of a 26-acre tract of wooded land, leaving most of the property with tranquil views of nature. The building has a curved form and a soft look, and windows throughout the center flood interior spaces with light. Even typically isolated interior spaces...

Rising health expenses are a good value, researchers say

...-- has cost $19,900 per added year of life. Of the portion of this longevity gain attributed to improvements in healthcare, the researchers estimated that some 70 percent was due to reductions in deaths from cardiovascular disease, while reductions in infant mortality accounted for 19 percent. Comparing th...

JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke

...h, or (3) a left eye patch. The feedback-dependent portion of subjects' line-bisection errors improved with eye patching. We conclude that patching one eye primarily affects the perceptual-attentional component of spatial bias. This preliminary study suggests the need for more data on the effect of monocular...

More than just pretty faces for this brain region, says Stanford researcher

...rent face perception theories suggest neurons in a portion of the brain called the fusiform gyrus light up in response to a face, leading researchers to refer to this region as the "fusiform face area." But a study to be published in the September issue of Nature Neuroscience reports that this area also show...

A little TLC goes a long way toward reducing high cholesterol

...s for high calorie favorites, and a handy chart of portion sizes based on NHLBI's Portion Distortion Interactive Quiz: http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/ . There are also sample menus for TLC at different calorie levels. A special section of the booklet is devoted to the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of r...

Mercury pollution threatens health worldwide, scientists say

.... The scientists also declared that a significant portion of the mercury deposited near industrial sources comes from those sources rather than from natural sources and that evidence of mercury's health risks is strong enough that people, especially children and women of childbearing age, should be careful ...

Terrorism and mental health focus of NIMH-funded study

... mental health is impacted by terrorism. The final portion of the study is a small scale clinical review of 100-150 Jews and Arabs conducted with in-depth clinical interviews. "Summa Health System, Kent State University and the University of Haifa are all to be commended for earning this grant," said Steva...

Imaging study may help point toward more effective smoking cessation treatments

...ls of nicotine binding occurred in the thalamus (a portion of the brain that acts as a conduit for all sensor... heart rate, and arousal), and the cerebellum (the portion of the brain responsible for the coordination of movement and balance). Results of another recently ...

MIT researchers watch brain in action

... They then created a mouse model in which a coding portion of the Arc gene was replaced with a jellyfish gene encoding a green fluorescent protein (GFP). Neural activities that normally activate the Arc gene then activated the GFP, leaving a fluorescent trace detectable by two-photon microscopy. This allowed...

ACP tells Congress: Pilot test patient-centered medical home

...Include development of a methodology to redirect a portion of savings in other parts of Medicare Begin with high impact prioritized clinical measures for procedures selected for implementation by the AQA Allocate payments to physicians on a weighted basis Include safeguards to take into account diff...

Inhaled nitric oxide reduces lung disease in premature babies

...developmental problems, accounts for a significant portion of the overall public health burden of prematurity. In a report released this month, the Institute of Medicine estimated that overall costs for the more than 500,000 babies born prematurely in the U.S. totaled $26 billion, or $51,000 per infant. Th...

UCLA develops unique nerve-stimulation epilepsy treatment

...tions, neurosurgery that involves removing a small portion of the brain responsible for the seizures, and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). Despite the introduction of multiple new antiepileptic drugs since the 1990s, as many as one million individuals with epilepsy across the country fail to benefit from dru...

The right kind of oil

...y. The surgeons had only been able to save a small portion of the boy's bowel, so he was unable to feed norma...ts at Children's have received Omegaven as the fat portion of their PN under FDA compassionate-use guidelines, and most have done well; 2 have died from unrela...

Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients

...jury, platelets circulating in plasma - the liquid portion of the blood - stick to the site of the blood vessel wound, activating its surface and rapidly stopping bleeding. In hemophilia patients, infusion of FVIII replaces the missing clotting factor and enables normal cessation of bleeding. However, some 3...

New scoring system predicts gastric bypass surgery risk

... the basic procedure involves stapling off a large portion of the stomach and reattaching the intestine to the smaller remaining portion. Because of their decreased stomach capacity, patients are unable to eat as much food and they feel sated much faster. Gastric bypass surgery is generally safe, according...

Mayo Clinic pioneers new method of jaw reconstruction for oral cancer patients

...after tumor removal surgery to restore the missing portion of a patient's jaw. With distraction osteogenesis, the surgeon made a cut at one of the remaining ends of the patient's jawbone. As the break healed, the first phase of growth, soft tissue, appeared. The surgeon then stretched the pliable soft tissue...

U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts

...s of exercise in pairs of identical twins, since a portion of a person's risk for developing kidney stones is genetic. The study participants had no history of kidney stones and were placed on standardized diets. The twins were put on bed rest on a tilted bed that positioned their head lower than their feet ...

New PBS investment as PBS slows

...ed - these new listings simply return to the PBS a portion of the expected investment in medicines that was revised out of the PBS in the recent Budget. "The Austrlaian community needs a PBS that takes advantage of the headroom for innovation to ensure we build a 21st century PBS that meets its objective of ...

Did you know that tooth decay is still the most common human disease?

...y, June 29 and 30. In addition to the scientific portion of the meeting, participants will have ample opportunity to sample the many cultural and social offerings available in Brisbane and its environs. The 84th General Session promises to provide an exciting forum for scientific exchange that should be r...

Pancreatic cancer surgery can help those over 80, Jefferson surgeons find

... common bile duct, the gallbladder and sometimes a portion of the stomach. Of this group, 207 patients were 80 years old or older. Those who were 80 to 89 years of age had a mortality rate of 4.1 percent (8 of 197), and a complication rate of 52.8 percent. Those younger than 80 years old had a mortality rat...

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