Thursday, April 19, 2018

FDA committee recommends first CBD product

  1. FDA committee recommends first CBD product  NBCNews.com
  2. First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers  Washington Post
  3. Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation  CNNFull coverage

What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

  1. What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?  WebMD
  2. Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives  Medical Xpress
  3. Is mHealth Monitoring for Hypertension Safer Than the Doctor's Office?  mHealthIntelligence.com
  4. What is DASH diet? Depression and hypertension can now be kept at bay by following this dietary pattern  International Business Times, India EditionFull coverage

Abby Lee Miller Is 'Not Out of the Woods Yet' as She Faces Preliminary Cancer Diagnosis

  1. Abby Lee Miller Is 'Not Out of the Woods Yet' as She Faces Preliminary Cancer Diagnosis  PEOPLE.com
  2. What is Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma? Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed with Cancer  Newsweek
  3. Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed With Cancer After Spinal Surgery, 'Dance Mom' Star's Health Deteriorated After Prison  Tech Times
  4. Abby Lee Miller Has Cancer ... More Back Surgery Needed  TMZFull coverage

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation

  1. Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation  New York Times
  2. Autism doctor Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis, new research shows  USA TODAY
  3. Hans Asperger Was a Nazi, New Medical Paper Alleges  Daily Beast
  4. Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII  BBC News
  5. Hans Asperger 'helped Nazis murder dozens of disabled kids during World War Two' before he identified autism  The SunFull coverage

Fewer Transfusions Needed

  1. Fewer Transfusions Needed  GenomeWeb
  2. This Experimental Gene Therapy Could Make Blood Transfusions Obsolete  The Inquisitr
  3. Promising Gene Therapy Helps Reduce Transfusion In Patients With Blood Disorders  Tech Times
  4. Gene Therapy as a Curative Option for β-Thalassemia | NEJM  The New England Journal of Medicine
  5. Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion, study says  CNNFull coverage

Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light

  1. Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light  The Atlantic
  2. Flies Love to Ejaculate, Experiment Finds  Gizmodo
  3. How to Make a Fruit Fly Orgasm  The New YorkerFull coverage

ANOTHER MEASLES UPDATE: More locations/times of possible measles exposure in Kansas Outbreak

  1. ANOTHER MEASLES UPDATE: More locations/times of possible measles exposure in Kansas Outbreak  KMBZ
  2. Kansas City measles cases rise to 4  Outbreak News Today
  3. Measles alert after four new WA cases reported  ClickLancashireFull coverage

Canadian naturopath claims she gave 4-year-old boy saliva from rabid dog to cure behavioral problems

  1. Canadian naturopath claims she gave 4-year-old boy saliva from rabid dog to cure behavioral problems  Fox News
  2. Naturopath Prescribes Rabid-Dog Saliva to Boy Bitten By Animal: 'It Does Sound Crazy'  Yahoo News UK
  3. Is this the most controversial attempt at taming a 4-year-old boy who 'hid under tables and growled at people ...  Daily MailFull coverage

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

  1. UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely  ABC News
  2. WHO: No Dengue Vax Without Prior Diagnostic Test  MedPage Today
  3. WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine  ReutersFull coverage

April: National Donate Life Month

  1. April: National Donate Life Month  DC Military
  2. Registered organ donors in NYS reach 'historic levels'  WBFO
  3. Organ donor recipient encourages you to register to donate  KEPR 19Full coverage

New York’s First Freestanding Emergency Department Turns Five


BRONX—The thought of an emergency department without beds may still be a foreign concept to many, but in the Bronx, a freestanding emergency department was just what the doctor ordered.


Approximately five years ago, Montefiore Health System acquired the former Westchester Square Medical Center, a community hospital. At the time, only 13 thousand people visited the hospital every year. But since Montefiore began operating as New York’s first freestanding ED, the number of visits has more than doubled, and is on track to surpass 36 thousand patient visits this year; about 100 patients a day. 

People come to Montefiore Westchester Square for a variety of conditions, such as broken bones to stroke to gastrointestinal bleeding. The ED also enjoys some of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the country, according to Press Ganey.

“When we first opened Montefiore Westchester Square, people didn’t know what to think, and many just believed it was really an urgent care center in disguise, which it is not,” said Peter P. Semczuk, D.D.S., M.P.H., senior vice president and executive director of the Henry and Lucy Moses Campus, Montefiore Health System. “We staked our reputation on our emergency medicine certified doctors, and nurses and incredible support staff, people you wouldn’t find in your typical urgent care setting. They deliver outstanding care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and it was the right move.”

On average, it takes 20 minutes to see a doctor in the ED. One of the ways Montefiore achieves this is by having both doctors and nurses see patients together, as part of the triage process. This enables lab tests, prescriptions and X-rays to be ordered shortly after patients arrive.

“I recommend Montefiore Westchester Square emergency department to everyone I meet,” said Nancy Rosario, Chair of the Health Committee for Community Board 10. “The staff is top notch. They make you feel comfortable, and provide all of the emergency services you might need under one roof.”

Montefiore has developed a program that ensures that every patient discharged from the ED gets follow up care with primary care doctors within 48 hours of being seen in the ED. If patients don’t have a primary care doctor, the ED staff identifies the best physician. If a patient doesn’t have insurance, Montefiore helps with that too, by having a Financial Aid office onsite to determine free or low-cost insurance options.

When a patient requires hospitalization, he or she is transported by ambulance to two Montefiore hospitals within a mile from the ED. Hospital admissions, however, only occur for six percent of the patients who come to Montefiore Westchester Square emergency department each day.

“The success of Montefiore Westchester Square is a testament to what can happen when you put the healthcare needs of the community first,” said Lynn Richmond, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Montefiore. “We took a chance on developing something that works best for this community, and it has been so gratifying to see how well it works. In addition to delivering the very best patient care, our patient experience statistics rank top in the country.”

Since Montefiore Westchester Square opened, four additional freestanding emergency departments have opened in New York State.

Montefiore Westchester Square is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has onsite lab services, a pharmacy, and social services support onsite. Patients’ electronic medical records are also linked to Montefiore’s hospital, primary care and school health sites.

For more information on Montefiore Westchester Square, visit http://www.montefiore.org/westchester-square-campus.

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped In Every State Last Year

  1. Opioid Prescriptions Dropped In Every State Last Year  Forbes
  2. As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise  New York Times
  3. Opioid prescriptions fell 10 percent in 2017, biggest drop in 25 years  AL.comFull coverage

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with cancer

  1. 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with cancer  Page Six
  2. What is Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma? Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed with Cancer  Newsweek
  3. Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, doctor says  Fox News
  4. Abby Lee Miller's Surgeon Reveals Star 'Was Going to Die' After Developing Serious Spinal Infection  PEOPLE.comFull coverage

Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Rare Blood Disorder

  1. Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Rare Blood Disorder  WebMD
  2. Promising Gene Therapy Helps Reduce Transfusion In Patients With Blood Disorders  Tech Times
  3. Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Patients with a Blood Disorder  Wall Street Journal
  4. Gene therapy could free some people from a lifetime of blood transfusions  MIT Technology Review
  5. Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion  CNNFull coverage

Why in the World Did Ancient Humans Perform Brain Surgery On This Cow?

  1. Why in the World Did Ancient Humans Perform Brain Surgery On This Cow?  Gizmodo
  2. A 5400 year-old cow skull reveals the popularity of a bizarre ancient surgery  Quartz
  3. Neolithic surgeons might have practiced their skull-drilling techniques on cows  Popular ScienceFull coverage

Single concussion can raise risk for Parkinson's disease: study

  1. Single concussion can raise risk for Parkinson's disease: study  UPI.com
  2. One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says  FOX43.com
  3. Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Risk for Dementia  Psychiatry Advisor
  4. Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows  ABC NewsFull coverage

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

  1. Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII  BBC News
  2. Autism Doctor Hans Asperger 'Linked to Nazi Murder of Disabled Children'  Newsweek
  3. New study investigates whether Hans Asperger actively assisted the Nazi euthanasia program  EurekAlert (press release)
  4. Hans Asperger 'helped Nazis murder dozens of disabled kids during World War Two' before he identified autism  The SunFull coverage

Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants

  1. Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants  New York Times
  2. For The First Time In History, A Person Has Undergone Two Face Transplants  BuzzFeed News
  3. 'The man with 3 faces': Frenchman gets a second face transplant  Boston.comFull coverage

WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

  1. WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine  Reuters
  2. UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely  Washington PostFull coverage

New migraine drug might succeed where others failed

  1. New migraine drug might succeed where others failed  UPI.com
  2. Migraine injection relieves pain where all other drugs fail  ZME Science
  3. A 'Breakthrough' Injection Could Reduce Number of Migraines Patients Suffer by 50 Percent  Daily BeastFull coverage

Drug companies should help pay for the fight against opioid addiction

  1. Drug companies should help pay for the fight against opioid addiction  The News Journal
  2. To fight opioid addiction, call it what it is: an emergency and a preventable disease  USA TODAYFull coverage

Junk food linked to arthritis: The bugs in your gut could be to blame for joint pain, research finds

  1. Junk food linked to arthritis: The bugs in your gut could be to blame for joint pain, research finds  Daily Mail
  2. Western Diet, With Its High-Fat Content, Linked To Arthritis  Medical Daily
  3. Junk food-loving bacteria, not extra weight, cause arthritis and joint problems, study finds  The IndependentFull coverage

CDC: More illnesses in multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce

  1. CDC: More illnesses in multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce  9News.com KUSA
  2. Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands to 53 Cases in 16 States; 31 Hospitalized  NBC New York
  3. More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce  fox2now.comFull coverage

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

  1. New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions  U.S. News & World Report
  2. As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise  New York Times
  3. Opioid Prescriptions See Largest Annual Drop in 25 Years  MedscapeFull coverage

One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says

  1. One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says  FOX43.com
  2. Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk  HealthDay
  3. Mild TBI May Elevate Parkinson's Disease Risk  Medscape
  4. Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows  ABC NewsFull coverage

Autism Doctor Hans Asperger 'Linked to Nazi Murder of Disabled Children'

  1. Autism Doctor Hans Asperger 'Linked to Nazi Murder of Disabled Children'  Newsweek
  2. Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII  BBC News
  3. Dr Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis: study  Medical Xpress
  4. Hans Asperger 'helped Nazis murder dozens of disabled kids during World War Two' before he identified autism  The SunFull coverage

Experts are calling out a vape pen with 'scary' nicotine levels that teens love — here's how it affects the brain

  1. Experts are calling out a vape pen with 'scary' nicotine levels that teens love — here's how it affects the brain  Business Insider
  2. Health Groups, Lawmakers Sound Alarm on JUUL E-Cigarettes  MedPage Today
  3. Young people apparently don't realize these popular 'crème brulée' e-cigarettes contain nicotine  MarketWatchFull coverage

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills

  1. In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills  Medical Xpress
  2. Taiwan reports a dozen measles cases in recent cluster  Outbreak News Today
  3. Child attending KC-area elementary school has measles, health department says  Kansas City StarFull coverage

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls

  1. Aging gracefully: Preventing falls  CNN
  2. Aging graciously, intercepting falls  LongShortReport (blog)Full coverage

Brown University gets $100 million to research the human brain, cure its diseases

  1. Brown University gets $100 million to research the human brain, cure its diseases  The Boston Globe
  2. $100 million gift to bolster brain science research  The Brown Daily Herald
  3. Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift  Seattle TimesFull coverage

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported in 2 West Virginia Counties

  1. Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported in 2 West Virginia Counties  U.S. News & World Report
  2. Hepatitis A outbreak requires patience, prevention  The Independent
  3. UPDATE: 28 cases of hepatitis A confirmed in Kanawha and Putnam counties  WSAZ-TVFull coverage

Information sought from islanders on tick bites in Uist

  1. Information sought from islanders on tick bites in Uist  BBC News
  2. Filmmaker, bug expert team up for new documentary film 'Tick Days'  SouthCoastToday.com
  3. Post-Star: Lyme disease is serious and deserves more attention  WatertownDailyTimes.comFull coverage

Today's Top Medical News - April 19, 2018

  1. Today's Top Medical News - April 19, 2018  OzarksFirst.com
  2. HHS secretary back in hospital for bowel condition  WTHR
  3. Are you married? It can cut your risk of skin cancer death  Hindustan TimesFull coverage

More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

  1. More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce  CNN
  2. E. coli O157:H7 outbreak: 18 additional cases reported  Outbreak News Today
  3. More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce  KTVQ Billings NewsFull coverage

Majority of Americans utter curse words when stressed out, study finds

  1. Majority of Americans utter curse words when stressed out, study finds  Fox News
  2. Oh, @#$%! Swearing most common way to vent frustration  fox8.comFull coverage

Taiwan reports a dozen measles cases in recent cluster

  1. Taiwan reports a dozen measles cases in recent cluster  Outbreak News Today
  2. Ask The Doctors  Daily Journal Online
  3. Child attending KC-area elementary school has measles, health department says  Kansas City StarFull coverage

Rabies Symptoms, Treatment: Skunks, Bats, Test Positive In Fort Worth, Texas

  1. Rabies Symptoms, Treatment: Skunks, Bats, Test Positive In Fort Worth, Texas  International Business Times
  2. Low cost rabies vaccine clinics start Friday in Hamilton County  WRCB-TV
  3. Oakland County reports confirmed case of rabies in skunk; residents urged to avoid wild animals  WDIV ClickOnDetroitFull coverage

Health Groups, Lawmakers Sound Alarm on JUUL E-Cigarettes

  1. Health Groups, Lawmakers Sound Alarm on JUUL E-Cigarettes  MedPage Today
  2. Leading Health and Medical Groups Urge Immediate FDA Action to Address Rising Youth Use of Juul E-Cigarettes  PR Newswire (press release)
  3. New E-Cigarette Trend has Some Concerned  KSTPFull coverage

Livingston Fifth Graders Raise Funds, Awareness for Autism

  1. Livingston Fifth Graders Raise Funds, Awareness for Autism  TAPinto.net
  2. Autism panel discussion planned Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram
  3. Why Early Intervention is So Important  KTVHFull coverage

British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison

  1. British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison  Washington Post
  2. Hairdresser who infected men with HIV is jailed for 12 years  Express.co.uk
  3. Hairdresser sentenced to life for deliberately infecting men with HIV  WLS-TV
  4. Man jailed for life after deliberately infecting men with HIV  The Guardian
  5. Gay hairdresser who deliberately spread HIV to lovers he met through Grindr dating app is jailed for LIFE  Mirror.co.ukFull coverage

Abby Lee Miller Has Been Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Doctor Says

  1. Abby Lee Miller Has Been Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Doctor Says  PEOPLE.com
  2. Abby Lee Miller Preliminarily Diagnosed With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Exclusive)  Entertainment Tonight
  3. Abby Lee Miller reportedly diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after emergency surgery  New York Daily News
  4. Abby Lee Miller Has Emergency Spinal Surgery  E! OnlineFull coverage

For The First Time In History, A Person Has Undergone Two Face Transplants

  1. For The First Time In History, A Person Has Undergone Two Face Transplants  BuzzFeed News
  2. 'The man with 3 faces': Frenchman gets a second face transplant  Boston.com
  3. Man Forced To Undergo Second Face Transplant After Drugs Interfered With First Face Transplant  Tech TimesFull coverage

Overseas travel plan could be hampered by measles outbreak

  1. Overseas travel plan could be hampered by measles outbreak  Today's News-Herald
  2. Child attending KC-area elementary school has measles, health department says  Kansas City Star
  3. Warning after measles outbreak  Keighley NewsFull coverage

Rabies found in wild animals in Fort Worth. Here's how to protect yourself

  1. Rabies found in wild animals in Fort Worth. Here's how to protect yourself  Fort Worth Star Telegram
  2. Rabies found in skunk in Rochester Hills, health officials issue warning  Detroit Free Press
  3. Low cost rabies vaccine clinics start Friday in Hamilton County  WRCB-TVFull coverage

Vaping, juuling latest threats to teen, pre-teen health

  1. Vaping, juuling latest threats to teen, pre-teen health  The Recorder
  2. Leading Health and Medical Groups Urge Immediate FDA Action to Address Rising Youth Use of Juul E-Cigarettes  PR Newswire (press release)
  3. Young people apparently don't realize these popular 'crème brulée' e-cigarettes contain nicotine  MarketWatchFull coverage

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

  1. $100 million gift to bolster brain science research  The Brown Daily Herald
  2. Brown University gets $100 million to research the human brain, cure its diseases  The Boston Globe
  3. Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift  Washington PostFull coverage

The science behind tainted “synthetic marijuana”

  1. The science behind tainted “synthetic marijuana”  Salon
  2. Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From 'Fake Weed'  Southern Maryland News Net
  3. New Warning About Fake Marijuana  WFMDFull coverage

Officials in Michigan, Utah warn about new hepatitis A cases

  1. Officials in Michigan, Utah warn about new hepatitis A cases  Food Safety News
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings Worker May Have Spread Hepatitis A in Michigan  The Daily Meal
  3. Buffalo Wild Wings now Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreaks  Food Poison JournalFull coverage

PAs Fare Worse Than Derms for Skin Cancer Diagnosis

  1. PAs Fare Worse Than Derms for Skin Cancer Diagnosis  MedPage Today
  2. Married People Less Likely to Die From Melanoma  New York Times
  3. Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients  ABC NewsFull coverage

Autism panel discussion planned Saturday

  1. Autism panel discussion planned Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram
  2. Local school donates $300 to Autism Society of Nebraska  knopnews2
  3. What is autism?  News24Full coverage

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion

  1. Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion  CNN
  2. Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions  NPR
  3. Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Some With Rare Blood Disorder  HealthDay
  4. Gene therapy could free some people from a lifetime of blood transfusions  MIT Technology ReviewFull coverage

'The man with 3 faces': Frenchman gets a second face transplant

  1. 'The man with 3 faces': Frenchman gets a second face transplant  Boston.com
  2. Man Successfully Undergoes Second Face Transplant In World First  Carbonated.TV (blog)
  3. Face transplant: Frenchman gets his third face  InfosurhoyFull coverage

Four-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer Was Sworn In As Colorado Springs Police Officer

  1. Four-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer Was Sworn In As Colorado Springs Police Officer  Tech Times
  2. Boy battling cancer sworn in as officer  WCNC.com
  3. 4 year old kid battling cancer sworn as Colorado Springs officer  Week FactsFull coverage

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows

  1. Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows  ABC News
  2. One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says  CNN
  3. Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk  HealthDayFull coverage

Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift

  1. Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift  Seattle Times
  2. Brown Gets $100 Million Brain Science Donation  Rhode Island Public Radio
  3. Brown Receives $100 Million Gift to Further Research of Brain & Nerve Disorders  GoLocalProvFull coverage

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported in 2 West Virginia Counties

  1. Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported in 2 West Virginia Counties  U.S. News & World Report
  2. Don't travel to Kentucky this summer without a hepatitis vaccine, Indiana officials warn  The Courier-Journal
  3. As Kentucky hepatitis cases rise, Lexington offers more clean needles  Lexington Herald LeaderFull coverage

Rabies found in skunk in Rochester Hills, health officials issue warning

  1. Rabies found in skunk in Rochester Hills, health officials issue warning  Detroit Free Press
  2. Rabies found in wild animals in Fort Worth. Here's how to protect yourself  Fort Worth Star Telegram
  3. Oakland Co. Health Division reports confirmed case of rabies in skunk  WXYZFull coverage

Buffalo Wild Wings Worker May Have Spread Hepatitis A in Michigan

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings Worker May Have Spread Hepatitis A in Michigan  The Daily Meal
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings In Warren, Michigan Cleared After Employee Confirmed Hepatitis A  Tech Times
  3. Buffalo Wild Wings now Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreaks  Food Poison JournalFull coverage

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