There is Always HOPE - A New Vaccine Treatment for HIV Patients

Posted by Elana Perdeck on Mar 10, 2017 11:54:46 AM

     A New Vaccince Can Help HIV Patients

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Topics: Health Care News

"Autism- What We Know (And What We Don't Know Yet)"

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Feb 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Wendy Chung's 2014 TEDTalk, "What We Know (And What We Don't Know Yet)" discusses the latest research on autism and the genetics of autism. 

 

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Topics: Health Care News, Weekly Video

Possible Link Between Breast Implants and ALCL

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Oct 13, 2014 10:00:00 AM

A research team at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna has discovered a potential link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), a type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Published in the journal Mutation Research, the researchers examine a suspected 71 documented cases of ALCL that may be associated with breast implants.

ALCL is rare, but malignant cancer. It is normally found in the lymph nodes, skin, lung, and soft tissue (like bone or muscle). The disease can be categorized into at least two types: the first expresses an abnormal form of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), while the other does not express ALK in the cancer. ALK-positive patients have a less aggressive cancer and a better chance at survival.

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I Will Go With You To Get Your Mammogram TODAY!

Posted by Elana Perdeck on Oct 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

I read this post on facebook yesterday, written by a friend of mine who is a breast cancer survivor...along with my sister, my sister-in-law, my sister-in-law's sister and countless other friends.  Her post was simple-

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New Breast Cancer Mechanism Found

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Oct 6, 2014 10:00:00 AM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A recent study conducted at the University of Illinois and led by Dr. David Shapiro has outlined a new breast cancer mechanism. Activated by stress, it is thought that this pathway protects tumors. Shapiro’s team believes that understanding this mechanism can aid in the fight against breast cancer.

 The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a pathway used to protect cells from environmental stress through the production of chaperone proteins. Chaperone proteins fold and package other proteins, making them essential to cell growth, division, and survival.

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Death of the Small Practice

Posted by Michael Hood-Julien on Oct 2, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Ken Alston, chairman and president of MedVision, wrote an article titled "The Death of the Small Practice", which addresses how ACA policies and legislation will benefit larger physician networks and eliminate small practices in the long run. This is due to the fact that large physician groups are able to cut costs, increase patient outcomes, and even communicate, refer, and consult with other physicians much more easily within a network.

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Topics: Health Care News, Health Reform, Office Manager's Corner