Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The FDA-approved AeroForm Tissue Expanders eliminate the need for weekly saline injections at the physician’s office, improves patient comfort and may decrease the rate of expander infection. Instead, the system fills […]Continue Reading ...
The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two months later, […]Continue Reading ...
March 11, 2019 – Pfizer Inc. today announced the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trazimera (trastuzumab-qyyp), a biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab),1 for the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) overexpressing breast cancer and HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.2 “This is an important milestone in the […]Continue Reading ...
There’s no doubt that surgically implanted medical devices can improve lives. Hip and knee replacements can help people regain their mobility. Drug pumps can deliver doses of pain-relieving medicine on demand. And metal rods can stabilize spines and broken bones. But implanted devices can also do serious damage, as happened to Mechel Keel, who lives […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The ward nurse wanted to be reassuring. “Your mother’s got a bit of an infection and we’ve popped her into intensive care,” she told Sarah Wilkins. (Some names have been changed.) The update on Judy Jones, 68, was unexpected. She was recovering from surgery, having fractured her hip when she tripped […]Continue Reading ...
“He looks just like a Shapiro,” Dani Shapiro’s mother told her, eyeing Dani’s newborn son. There was just one problem. Dani’s mother knew that Dani was conceived in Philadelphia after she and her husband visited The Farris Institute for Parenthood, which specialized in male infertility. Neither Dani, nor the newborn, were genetically a Shapiro. But […]Continue Reading ...
[protected-iframe id=”a9c9835a2e4fcf5a69d40cb1a136b7c6-7618883-99279322″ info=”https://www.npr.org/player/embed/696259456/696298590″ width=”100%” height=”250″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] In 2017, Kim Nelson had just moved her family back to her hometown in South Carolina. Boxes were still scattered around the apartment, and while her two young daughters played, Nelson scrolled through a newspaper article on her phone. It said religious exemptions for vaccines had jumped nearly […]Continue Reading ...
A female stickleback fish, nick-named ‘Mary’, has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham. The team of researchers from the School of Life Sciences collected Mary on an expedition to the Outer Hebrides to gather wild sticklebacks which […]Continue Reading ...
Michael Gershon, professor of pathology and cell biology at Columbia University and author of “The Second Brain,” is often called the father of neurogastroenterology.Continue Reading ...
Christine Montross, MD, recalled that the night before she attended medical school, she feared that she was giving up her opportunity to write. “And then, I entered into the anatomy lab and was asked to touch and cut open a dead body and of course I had to write about that experience to make sense of […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 5 2019 As Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month comes to a close, we’re sharing three stories by Bonnielin Swenor, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Manitoba Anti-fat stigmatization is a common problem in Canada’s health-care system, but one that is preventable, says Dr. Patty Thille, assistant professor of physical therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. “There are strong stereotypes around bodies that are thin or bodies that have visible fat,” Thille says. “And we know from […]Continue Reading ...
Constance Chu, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of a top award in her field and the largest-ever research grant in her department — both related to her work on pre-osteoarthritis. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons will present her with a $20,000 Kappa Delta Award […]Continue Reading ...
In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which patients with one type of HER2-positive breast cancer might best benefit from standalone HER2-targeted agents, without the need for standard […]Continue Reading ...
Meera Sheffrin, MD, practically gushes, in a good way, when discussing her current focus — the Stanford Home-Based Senior Care clinic where she is the medical director. When I first met her, she had just moved into her own office, an exciting transition for an up-and-coming academic physician. We chatted about her start in science, her […]Continue Reading ...
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