Davitt Family Gives $2M to Golisano Children ’s Hospital
Mark and Maureen Davitt have donated $2 million to UR Medicine ’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, bringing the university close to its philanthropy goal for the new hospital building. The hospital’s 8th floor will be named in their honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

This 13-Year-Old ’s Tool Could Change Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
An Oregon teenager’s innovation could change the way doctors treat pancreatic cancer, a deadly form of the disease that has just a 7% five-year survival rate. Rishab Jain, a 13-year-old from Stoller Middle School in Portland, on Tuesday won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with an algorithm that uses machine learning to help doctors zero in on the pancreas during cancer treatment. Doing so can be difficult, since the pancreas is often obscured by other organs, and since breathing and other bodily processes can cause it to move around the abdominal area. As a result, doctors sometimes need to deplo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Marijuana's effects linger for 24 hours, study finds
We have long known that smoking weed can make your memory foggy and slow your learning, but now researchers at the University of Alberta have worked out that the effects fully fade after 72 hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC says it's tentatively agreed to $215M settlement over gynecologist misconduct claims
The University of Southern California said Friday it has "reached agreement in principle" on a $215 million class-action settlement after students filed lawsuits accusing former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexually abusing them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research shows importance of setting personal goals for dementia care
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Black women are 42% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in the US 
Two biology researchers from Georgia State University describe the racial gap, why it eludes scientists, and what we are learning about how to close the gap. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause fatigue?
It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes can help a person reduce fatigue. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 12 natural muscle relaxers
Having muscle tightness and pain is a common but bothersome problem for people who exercise or those with underlying conditions. Learn about a variety of natural muscle relaxers in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology SIR appoints new president, names new council members SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment optionComments: 10/17/2018 7:11:53 PMHospital-Rad Again appears like exaggeration to me. Nobody denies that there may be bias against female physicians in some setting but statement like this are BS:    Alm...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women Who Mean Business: Deborah Gordon of Memorial Hermann Health System
Deborah Gordon is one of the Houston Business Journal's 2018 Women Who Mean Business honorees. Read about all the honorees here and join us Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston for our Women Who Mean Business Awards. Category: Outstanding Business Leader in Health Care Education: MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; JD, University of Illinois College of Law; Bachelor's, University of Illinois Years in the industry: 25 Boards and affiliations: Memorial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Natalie Harms Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NuVasive taps Medtronic surgical innovation prez Barry as new CEO | Personnel Moves – October 19, 2018
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it named Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) surgical innovations prez J. Barry as its new CEO, replacing Gregory Lucier, effective November 5. Barry will also join the company’s board of directors, where Lucier will continue to serve as board chair and aid in transition efforts, the San Diego-based company said. NuVasive also said that it promoted current strategy, tech and corp dev exec VP Matt Link to president. Link has worked with NuVasive since 2006, holding numerous roles in the company primarily around building the US commercial organization. In his role with Medtronic, Ba...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bigfoot Biomedical Cardinal Health Clearside Biomedical fundamentalvr IRRAS Nuvasive Personnel Moves Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Juuls ARE more addictive to teenagers than other vapes, study finds
About 16 percent of high school students in California use Juuls, and two thirds of those that have ever tried one of the devices continued to do so, new Stanford University research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Find Mike’ author Jonny Benjamin to discuss managing mental illness
The mental health advocate and vlogger will speak on Friday, Oct. 26 about the latest science on the problems faced by people with serious mental illness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are We Wrong About Fevers? Are We Wrong About Fevers?
The foundational evidence for what is considered a baseline temperature may not be what we thought.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

The 5 Most Germ-Filled Places In Your Office —And How to Protect Yourself
Just getting to work can be a bacteria-ridden experience. The subway is full of it, as are stair railings and revolving doors. But once you finally sit down at your desk for the day, you’re still exposed. The germiest places tend to be high-traffic areas where a lot of different people touch the same surface, and your office is no exception. But by taking one main precaution—washing your hands regularly—you’ll reduce your risk for getting sick. Here are five of the most bacteria-filled spots in your workplace. Elevator buttons and escalator railings Pretty much everyone who goes above the second fl...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does the hCG diet work?
The hCG diet combines using a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone supplement and restricting food intake to 500 calories a day. However, hCG weight loss products are illegal in the United States, and there is no evidence to show that the diet is safe or effective. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the best way to get rid of a bunion?
Bunions are when a bump forms at the base of the big toe. Surgery is a treatment option, and the type of surgery depends on symptoms, size, and the shape of the bunion. Full recovery can take up to a year, but doctors will likely remove the stitches after 2 weeks. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is orthopnea?
Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

University of Bristol appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor
The University of Bristol is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Judith Squires to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, with effect from 1 January 2019. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices Source Type: news

Raising Awareness for Sepsis, Sepsis Screening, Early Recognition, and Treatment in the Emergency Department
This journal article outlines how early recognition and initiation of treatment is vital to patient outcomes and survival from sepsis. The authors state that sepsis screening in triage should be completed by nurses on all patients with suspected infection. Initiation of sepsis protocol and/or standing orders for positive sepsis screens should be implemented. Education of staff, patients, and families should be done regarding signs and symptoms of sepsis, severe sepsis, and severe sepsis with shock; raise awareness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Must Increase Spending On Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception
[IPS] Yaounde, Cameroon -One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 2019 Student Nursing Times Awards now open for entries
The Student Nursing Times Awards for 2019 are now open for entries – don’t leave it until the last minute to submit yours. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Try Small'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise. Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Board Targets Ten Institutions for Closure
[Nation] Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLLTB) is targeting 10 institutions for closure for admitting students who do not meet the minimum qualifications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween
It's hard to believe, but some healthcare facilities still x-ray Halloween...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 73: Philadelphia care package #MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run #MyRadGirlfriend No. 71: Learning on the job #MyRadGirlfriend No. 70: Listen to your heart #MyRadGirlfriend No. 69: When the Hippocratic oath doesn't count (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiomics helps distinguish lung cancer nodules on CT AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes AAPM: Radiomics helps fine-tune radiation therapy dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are 10 risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?
The exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unclear, but researchers have identified several risk factors. These range from genetic predispositions to gum disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

GP training target exceeded for first time
Health Education England has exceeded its target for GP training for the first time, the health secretary has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) announced the Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS), an effort to increase the knowledge of Tribal and federal health leaders and advocates through the creation and dissemination of a national-level, comprehensive profile of the public health system and infrastructure in Indian Country. To support this work, NIHB is requesting 261 Tribal health directors from Tribal health departments/entities representing 573 federally-recognized tribes from 35 states to participate. To learn more and to receive instructions on completing the well-based scan, join thepre-launch webi...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A 28-Year-Old Man With Wheezing: USMLE Question A 28-Year-Old Man With Wheezing: USMLE Question
A thin 28-year-old man presents with wheezing, airway obstruction, and elevated chloride levels. What complication is he likely to develop?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa
This article spotlights the Neurosurgery Education and Development Foundation and the work they are doing to provide neurosurgical care and improve neurosurgical education in East Africa.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

MSU pioneers new course: Digital introduction to biology, evolution
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University researchers have improved an introductory biology class to make it more accessible for students not majoring in life sciences. The new course, 'Integrative Biology: From DNA to Populations,' features Avida-ED, a digital evolution software program that allows populations of digital organisms, aka Avidians, to undergo actual, not simulated, evolutionary change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical imaging technologies and methods for health care
(Bentham Science Publishers) Medical Imaging Technologies and Methods for Health Care (MITMHC) is a book that covers cutting edge areas in the field of medical imaging. This book provides timely, evidence-based information that helps readers to understand innovations in medical imaging technologies and methods used for the early detection, diagnosis, and management of diseases.The intended readership includes undergraduate and post-graduate students in medical imaging technology, health care professionals, radiographers, doctors, biomedical engineers and related researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do pelvic floor muscle exercises reduce overactive bladder symptoms?
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common form of urinary incontinence that is widely treated with pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training. A new laboratory study lends insights into how PFM training works: by reducing contractions of the detrusor muscle of the bladder, reports the American Journal of Physical Medicine& Rehabilitation, the official journal of the?Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and brain cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Gotu kola, an important oriental medicinal herb, helps cancer patients stay strong
(Natural News) Cachexia, the muscle wasting syndrome that’s seen in chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, is typically associated with the rapid progression of the disease, especially in patients with cancer. However, research from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch Universty in South Africa, together with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (formerly Manipal University) in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The natural supplements you should be taking to boost mental performance
(Natural News) Yes, it’s possible to boost your mental performance with the right supplements. What’s even better news is that these supplements are all-natural and have far-reaching benefits besides helping your brain function better. Cognitive enhancers are among the most popular types of drug today, especially among scientists, students, entrepreneurs, and other individuals whose activities... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACR: Moving Forward with Novel Treatments
(MedPage Today) -- Annual meeting will provide'unparalleled opportunities'for learning, sharing, and networking (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

$5.1 million grant will fund research to develop stem cell-based therapy for blinding eye conditions
Scientists at the UCLA  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.The award by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM, will support the development of a treatment that will use patients ’ own skin cells to generate autologous induced pluripotent stem cells to derive retinal pigment epithelium cells, which are lost in many blinding eye conditions....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More GPs in training than ever
Figures from Health Education England (HEE) show that the numbers in GP training are the highest in NHS history. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England seeks views on new ‘quality checkers’ toolkits
NHS England is preparing more easy read ‘toolkits’ for quality checkers to assess services used by people with a learning disability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deliver with confidence: essential skills for managers
Some people naturally make better managers than others, but all good managers need to learn a set of skills without which they cannot do their job: the skills to enable those they manage to deliver the goals of the organisation. These are time management, delegation and constructive feedback. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Portland health tech startup finds success pivoting back to its roots
A hard edit brings medical education video producer ReelDx back to its roots (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Malia Spencer Source Type: news

Portland health tech startup finds success pivoting back to its roots
A hard edit brings medical education video producer ReelDx back to its roots (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Malia Spencer Source Type: news

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model
As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.   The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model
As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.   The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Mesa Fire to Outfit All Fire/EMS Crews With Bulletproof Vests
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Body armor is not just for police anymore. Mesa Fire is now putting the bulletproof gear on all of its firefighters. Mesa City Council approved $262,000 to buy ballistic vests and helmets for all frontline firefighters earlier this month. In the event of an active shooter, police go into the "hot zone" first. Fire crews and paramedics typically have to wait a ways away from the scene in the "warm zones" until it's safe before they can go in and rescue victims. In scenes like these, seconds can mean the difference between life and death for victims. Fire departments around the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Reimer (3TV/CBS 5) Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter News Videos Source Type: news

Hospitals share medical imaging data to learn how to cut radiation doses
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - October 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

FDA clears Viseon ’ s Voyant MIS spinal surgery tech
Early stage, spinal-focused medical device maker Viseon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its minimally-invasive Voyant system intended for accessing, visualizing and illuminating spinal procedures. The Voyant system is composed of a sterile single-use, disposable retractor device featuring integrated visualization technology and a reusable controller for manipulation of the surgical site image. The system is designed to display images on existing operating room display monitors, and the sterile device component allows for the adjustment of interoperative depth of focus, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Viseonspine Source Type: news