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  1. Jefferson's Edith Mitchell Makes EBONY Magazine's 2015 EBONY Power 100 ListRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Newswise

    Today, EBONY Magazine announced that Edith Mitchell, M.D., Professor of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and President of the National Medical Association, was named one of the individuals honored in the 2015 EBONY Power 100 List. "I am elated to be chosen by EBONY Magazine and to celebrate the collective achievements of our community in this spectacular event," says Dr. Mitchell, who is also the Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities and Associate Director for Diversity at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University.


  2. Forensic Expert Available for CommentRead the original story

    Friday Nov 20 | Newswise

    Gregory McDonald, DO, is chair of forensic medicine and pathology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and can comment on an array of topics related to autopsies and causes of death. Dr. McDonald has more than 25 years' experience in the fields of forensic medicine and pathology.


  3. Lung Transplant Criteria Biased Against Shorter PatientsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 16 | Newswise

    Short people, especially women, are less likely to get a transplant and more likely to die while waiting for one Newswise - NEW YORK NY -Short people have several health advantages over tall people, including lower risk for cancer and heart disease, and longer life expectancy. But there's at least one health-related downside to being small: the odds of getting a lung transplant are considerably lower.


  4. Large Study Sums Up Health Issues for New Child Refugees to U.S.Read the original story

    Friday Nov 13 | Newswise

    Philadelphia, Nov. 13, 2015 - For refugee children newly arrived in the U.S., hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood lead levels and anemia are among the top public health concerns covered by screening programs. In one of this nation's largest-ever epidemiological studies of refugee children, public health researchers describe the health profiles of children arriving here in the past decade as their families fled persecution.


  5. Embargoed AJPH Research: Maltreatment of Children of US Army...Read the original story

    Thursday Nov 12 | Newswise

    CONTACT: For copies of articles or full table of contents of an issue, call Mandi Yohn at 202-777-2509 or email her at [email protected] . Note: Hyperlinks to the studies will go live following the embargo lift on November 12, 2015, at 4 p.m. EST.


  6. ISPOR Recognizes 2015 Awards Program Recipients at 18th Annual European CongressRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 11 | Newswise

    Milan, Italy -November 11, 2015-The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research recognized its 2015 ISPOR Award recipients at the 18th Annual European Congress in Milan, Italy. The ISPOR Awards Program is designed to foster and recognize excellence and outstanding technical achievement in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.


  7. Self-Weighing May Be a Hazardous Behavior Among Young WomenRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 8 | Newswise

    PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 9, 2015 - Self-weighing can be a useful tool to help adults control their weight, but for adolescents and young adults this behavior may have negative psychological outcomes. Researchers from the University of Minnesota tracked the self-weighing behaviors of more than 1,900 young adults as part of Project EAT and found increases in self-weighing to be significantly related to increases in weight concern and depression and decreases in body satisfaction and self-esteem among females.


  8. Helping Mothers to Help PreemiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Newswise

    Every year in the United States nearly half a million babies are born too soon, says the Pennsylvania Chapter of the March of Dimes . Pennsylvania alone accounts for 15,339 of those babies.


  9. Anthony A. Nichols Sr. '67 to Receive Shield of Loyola, SJU's Highest HonorRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2015 | Newswise

    Newswise - Anthony A. "Tony" Nichols Sr. '67, Chairman Emeritus of Brandywine Realty Trust and a leader in the Philadelphia real estate marketplace for nearly 60 years, will receive the Shield of Loyola from Saint Joseph's University at its alumni association's 35th annual Alumni Gala on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Center City Philadelphia. [Register] The University's highest honor, the Shield of Loyola is awarded to a distinguished alumnus who has had remarkable success in their profession, whose life reflects the values of St. Ignatius Loyola and who has demonstrated unparalleled loyalty to the University.


  10. Jefferson College of Health Professions Offers Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Family TherapyRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2015 | Newswise

    October 22, 2015 - Jefferson College of Health Professions is now accepting applications for a post-graduate certificate in medical family therapy . This growing field supports families who have been affected by a medical diagnosis or treatment within an interprofessional healthcare environment.


  11. Building and Breaking SynapsesRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2015 | Newswise

    Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain. This information moves through our brain between neurons that are linked together by tens of trillions of tiny structures called synapses.


  12. Penn Presents Favorable One-Year Clinical Outcomes for Catheter-Based ...Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | Newswise

    Penn Presents Favorable One-Year Clinical Outcomes for Catheter-based Aortic Valve Replacement with Latest Generation of Device Data from the PARTNER II Trial details positive one-year outcomes for high-risk and inoperable TAVR recipients of Sapien 3 Newswise - PHILADELPHIA - Penn Medicine has performed more than 1,200 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements on patients with severe aortic stenosis.


  13. Describing the IndescribableRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | Newswise

    Mystical experiences are frequently labeled as indescribable or ineffable. However, new research suggests that when prompted, people who have had a mystical, spiritual or religious experience can describe the event.


  14. National Italian American Foundation 40th Anniversary Gala Weekend...Read the original story

    Oct 13, 2015 | Newswise

    The Sbarro Health Research Organization, Inc. , in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation , Temple University's College of Science and Technology and the Giovan Giacomo Giordano Foundation, will organize the Medical Conference "Health and Research: Beyond the Eyes" that will be held in Exhibition Hall C of the Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at 9:00 am. The conference will feature "Opening Remarks" presented by Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, who is also Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and the Center for Biotechnology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.


  15. The Perfect Match Might Be the Imperfect OneRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Newswise

    When it comes to treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphomas, new research shows that a half-matched donor bone marrow transplant may be just as good as a full match, in the first apples to apples type comparison of its kind. Newswise - - Bone marrow transplantation is a life-saving therapy for many patients with blood cancers like leukemias and lymphomas.


  16. Precision Medicine, "Big Data," and Gene Editing at Penn's 10th...Read the original story

    Oct 5, 2015 | Newswise

    The University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' 10th Annual International Symposium will cover translational science in academic medical centers and biotech along with the impact of innovative technologies such as super-resolution imaging, optogenetics, and the new gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. Speakers will include experts in precision medicine, pharmacogenetics, RNA biology, DNA nanotech, and neurodegenerative diseases.


  17. A Doctor Just for GirlsRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Newswise

    Heading up a comprehensive multidisciplinary program in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Beth Schwartz, M.D., will treat young women and girls with concerns that may not be adequately addressed by their pediatrician and adult OBGYN. Dr. Schwartz will see patients at both Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pa.


  18. Flu Infection Reveals Many Paths to Immune ResponseRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2015 | Newswise

    Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2015 - A new study of influenza infection in an animal model broadens understanding of how the immune system responds to flu virus, showing that the process is more dynamic than usually described, engaging a broader array of biological pathways.


  19. One Size Doesn't Fit AllRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2015 | Newswise

    Jefferson researchers identified a high risk for venous thromboembolism , or blood clots, following surgery for long-bone reconstruction in patients with metastatic cancer. They published the results in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


  20. Saint Joseph's University Inaugurates 28th PresidentRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2015 | Newswise

    Saint Joseph's University will inaugurate Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., its 28th president on Friday, Sept. 18, during a ceremony in the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena.


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