News from university hospitals A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 ET

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if other children are unvaccinated

 Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records...

Nov 14, 2014, 10:46 ET

The George Washington University Hospital Community Hosts Trauma Awareness Day, Nov. 18

 The George Washington University Hospital, The GW Medical Faculty Associates and The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences will host their...

Nov 13, 2014, 10:00 ET
Oxford University selected Alison Simmons, MD, PhD, as the first Oxford-Harrington Scholar. Professor Simmons is a gastroenterologist whose research into inflammation that occurs as part of Crohn's disease has uncovered immune receptors that become defective. She is investigating new drugs that work by modifying the body's immune system to cut down inflammation. One in 200 people have debilitating inflammatory bowel disease, like Crohn's disease.

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals, Cleveland, forms affiliation with University of Oxford to create an International Initiative to Drive Early-Stage Drug Discovery and Development

 The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland and University of Oxford (Oxford) in the United Kingdom announced...

Nov 10, 2014, 14:40 ET

UH Case Medical Center LEADLESS II trial part of worldwide effort to go wireless

Wireless is always better, but the transition into health care–specifically as it pertains to cardiology and pacemakers–is testing that...

Oct 13, 2014, 06:00 ET

UH Case Medical Center's 'REHEARSAAAL' trial testing clinical performance in virtual environment

Practice makes perfect. University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Simbionix recently launched a multi-center, randomized study comparing...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute Partner to Accelerate Drug Development for Critical Causes of Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness in Columbia, MD, and Harrington Discovery Institute in Cleveland, OH, announce a new nationwide initiative, "The...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:58 ET

Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children

Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online...

Sep 12, 2014, 20:05 ET

Kansas and Missouri Lawmakers Lead 50+ Congressmen & Women In Protesting UNOS Proposal to "Poach Donor Livers"

Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield,...

Sep 03, 2014, 17:05 ET

Proposal to Ship Donated Livers From Rural to Urban Areas Will Cost $30 Million More Annually, Will Not Save More Lives: The University of Kansas Hospital

Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital are joining 45 liver transplant programs from Missouri, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, North...

Sep 03, 2014, 10:00 ET

The New Media Operation Program of West China Hospital, Sichuan University Won Asian Hospital Management Awards for the First Time In China

On the afternoon of August 29, the 2014 Asian Hospital Management Awards for the categories of Marketing, PR or Online Presence and Service...

Aug 14, 2014, 19:42 ET

Ten Things to Know About Ebola

 The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman,...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally

 Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and...

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...