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Jul 21, 2014, 11:17 ET

Parents want info about circumcision, not directives from healthcare providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the...

Jul 17, 2014, 10:00 ET
Prof. Li Weimin, President of West China Hospital and Prof. Peter L. Slavin Director of MGH (PRNewsFoto/West China Hospital of Sichuan U)

A Delegation from West China Hospital, Sichuan University Led by the President Li Weimin Visited Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School in the United States

From June 16 to June 19 of 2014, a delegation from West China Hospital, Sichuan University led by the President Li Weimin visited Mayo Clinic, the...

Jul 15, 2014, 15:00 ET

The University of Kansas Hospital One of Only 14 Hospitals to Rank Nationally in All Twelve Categories on U.S. News Report

All 12 specialty programs of The University of Kansas Hospital are nationally ranked in the top 50 in the prestigious 2014-15 adult "Best Hospital"...

Jul 15, 2014, 00:02 ET

U.S. News Ranks University Hospitals Case Medical Center Among Nation's Best Hospitals

 University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals, according to U.S. News & World...

Jul 10, 2014, 12:20 ET

University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:45 ET

Cover the bases: sports physicals are no substitute for comprehensive checkups

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider – not just a child's usual provider – can do a sports physical,according...

Jun 06, 2014, 14:02 ET
Thota Ganesh, PhD, of Emory University, is one of the 2014 ADDF Harrington Scholar Award recipients for research on a novel anti-inflammation drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (PRNewsFoto/University Hospitals Case...)

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and Harrington Discovery Institute Announce 2014 Award Recipients

Researchers from The Ohio State (Columbus) and Emory (Atlanta) Universities will be the first recipients of drug discovery funding and innovation...

May 20, 2014, 10:01 ET

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat...

May 20, 2014, 08:30 ET
MedStar Georgetown logo (PRNewsFoto/MedStar Georgetown University...)

MedStar Georgetown Offers First U.S. Program for Young People Impacted by Huntington Disease

 Young people from Baltimore to Richmond impacted by Huntington Disease -- a hereditary, progressively degenerative brain disorder that leads...

May 14, 2014, 18:08 ET

University Hospitals Case Medical Center Experts to Present Data at the 50th ASCO Annual Meeting Highlighting New Way to Predict Response to Chemotherapy For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

 Researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center will present findings from a study that found the...

May 13, 2014, 12:37 ET

Stop Shaking. Start Living. Learn more about Movement Disorders like Parkinson's Disease

 Common yet complex, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia and other movement disorders often start gradually and are sometimes...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:34 ET

Parents just as likely to use cell phones while driving as other drivers, putting child passengers at risk

Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 ET

Screening out: what are parents doing to limit screen time for young children?

About 25 percent of parents who have children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well...

Apr 29, 2014, 10:15 ET

Nominations Open for 2nd annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

National and international nominations are being sought for the second annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, which honors a medical...

Mar 31, 2014, 10:58 ET

Study of transcatheter pulmonary valve shows strong results, reports U-M pediatric interventional cardiologist

 The first post-FDA approval study of a non-surgically implanted replacement pulmonary valve showed strong short- and mid-term results for the...

Mar 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

University Hospitals named one of Ethisphere's 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies

 University Hospitals (UH) has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in...

Mar 18, 2014, 11:52 ET

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Begins 3rd Annual Grant Competition to Support Drug Discovery

The Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has opened its third annual grant competition to fund and...

Mar 17, 2014, 13:47 ET

Baby's life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest...

Mar 13, 2014, 09:20 ET
James Spies, MD, and Alexander Kim, MD perform prostate artery embolization (PAE) in the only U.S. study of the procedure for men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).  (PRNewsFoto/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)

Prostate Embolization Studied at Georgetown for Most Common Prostate Problem in Men

 Physicians at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center have just begun to study the safety and...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:23 ET

Uninsured parents don't take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best

Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to...

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