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2010-06-22 02:16:07

A new study of homicides of 797 children younger than age five has found that these deaths occur uniformly throughout the year, dispelling the widely held anecdotal notion that the winter months, and especially winter holidays, are a time of increased child abuse. "The seasonality of child abuse is clearly a myth," said Antoinette Laskey, M.D., M.P.H, associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, who led the study. "We looked at the statistics of fatalities...

2010-05-25 08:08:29

Two human proteins that evolutionary processes have conserved from ancient single-celled organisms appear to provide new targets of opportunity for scientists hoping to thwart the development of diabetes. In experiments using diabetes-prone mice, blocking the actions of the proteins significantly reduced the development of diabetes in the mice. The findings were reported by a multi-institutional research team led by Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana...

2010-05-05 16:32:13

INDIANAPOLIS "“ Leading physician policy experts are calling for changes in medical education policy at multiple levels to ensure that doctors are prepared to treat the country's aging adult population. In the May issue of Health Affairs, co-author Steven R. Counsell, M.D., Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Professor and director of geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute affiliated scientist, and colleagues Chad Boult, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Rosanne M....

2010-04-25 08:41:22

Structural and functional congenital cardiovascular abnormalities present at birth are the leading source of all congenital defects encountered in live births. Nearly half a million children in the United States have structural heart problems ranging in severity from relatively simple issues, such as small holes between chambers of the heart, to very severe malformations, including complete absence of one or more chambers or valves. The April issue of the journal Pediatric Cardiology focuses...

2010-04-14 07:08:00

CARMEL, Ind., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Enterprise, Inc, has joined the front lines of the battle for improved healthcare quality with a unique initiative to educate healthcare professionals in collaborative quality improvement. CME Enterprise and the Indiana University School of Medicine are partners in "A Bridge to Quality: Engaging Continuing Education and Quality Improvement Professionals in Healthcare Quality Improvement," an initiative aimed at demonstrating how professionals with...

2010-04-12 13:47:38

It's not uncommon for individuals to take as many as a dozen different prescriptions, each with its own set of possible side effects. If a patient experiences one of the potential hundreds of different adverse reactions such as nausea, headaches, insomnia or heart palpitations, how does the physician quickly and accurately determine which drug is the culprit? Jon D. Duke, M.D., a medical informatics fellow at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine, has created...

2010-03-24 08:54:08

Researchers have discovered how a genetic disease known mainly for its life-threatening tumors also can cause sudden death from cardiovascular disease in children, and are mounting a clinical trial to develop treatments for the problem. Scientists from the Indiana University School of Medicine found that the mutation that causes neurofibromatosis type 1 disease leads to arterial inflammation and damage that is similar to the long-term damage that can occur as people age. They reported their...

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2010-03-17 13:30:00

PlayStation 3-based system developed by Rutgers engineers; evaluated in Indiana University School of Medicine pilot trial Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities. The modified system combined a Sony PlayStation 3 console and a commercial gaming glove...

2010-03-15 13:53:50

INDIANAPOLIS "“ An Indiana University School of Medicine study provides a better understanding of why sexually experienced girls resume sexual activity after periods of abstinence, information key to dealing with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy in high school girls and beyond. While there has been a significant amount of research on teenagers' initial sexual experiences, the IU study is among the first to examine changes over time in decision-making about sexual...

2010-03-01 09:37:00

STAMFORD, Conn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc. (Fujifilm) is pleased to announce its largest virtualization implementation to date. Clarian Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, has replaced its legacy PACS with a fully virtualized Synapse® system and a complete disaster recovery/ business continuance system. Since completing the rollout of this comprehensive initiative, Clarian has reduced its overall costs while also documenting increased...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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