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2012-05-15 11:07:41

Following a stroke, factors as varied as blood sugar, body temperature and position in bed can affect patient outcomes, Loyola University Medical Center researchers report. In a review article in the journal MedLink Neurology, first author Murray Flaster, MD, PhD and colleagues summarize the latest research on caring for ischemic stroke patients. (Most strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by blood clots.) "The period immediately following an acute ischemic stroke is a time of...

2012-05-09 23:01:16

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will address Loyola University New Orleans´ centennial Class of 2012 during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Doors open at 8 a.m. and students will process beginning at 9:45 a.m. Meacham, executive vice president of Random House Publishing, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters joining Loyola´s other honorary degree recipients, Connie Jones, legendary...

2012-04-27 11:29:54

A Loyola University Medical Center study has found that binge drinking may slow recovery and increase medical costs for survivors of burn injuries. The study was presented during the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association in Seattle. Loyola researchers compared burn patients who were intoxicated above the legal limit with burn patients who had no alcohol in their blood. Although the binge drinkers' injuries were much less severe than those of other patients admitted to...

2012-04-17 10:31:34

Loyola study sheds light on obstacles to walking following gynecologic surgery Despite the well-documented benefits of walking after surgery, some patients are reluctant to make an attempt even with the encouragement of medical staff. Loyola University Health System researchers reported these findings at the prestigious 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons in Baltimore. Loyola researchers set out to determine if a program that encourages patients to walk...

2012-03-24 04:36:10

Does not have the side effects of fentanyl and other narcotics Patients who have undergone sinus surgery can safely take an alternative pain medication that does not cause the side effects of narcotics such as fentanyl and Vicodin, a Loyola University Health System study has found. The alternative medication is ketorolac (brand name, Toradol). It is in the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as Advil and Aleve. Ketorolac does not cause the side effects that narcotic drugs...

2012-03-19 23:02:41

The Loyola University New Orleans scholarship awards program, commemorating the school´s 33-year history of providing top-notch education for nurses in America, is open for prospective students to apply with a fast approaching deadline of March 23, 2012. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Loyola University New Orleans Nursing Scholarship Program is open for application until March 23rd. It offers students access to a higher education that prepares them for work in a healthcare...

2012-03-19 04:52:10

Loyola was major enroller in landmark clinical trial Loyola University Medical Center is one of the major enrollers in a landmark clinical trial that found that plugging a hole in the heart works no better than drugs in preventing strokes. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola enrolled 24 patients, one of the highest patient enrolments in the multicenter trial, and more than any other Chicago-area hospital. Principal investigators at the Loyola site are...

2012-03-08 18:00:00

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded a national scholarship by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, which will pay tuition for a deserving new student to attend the Doctor of Nursing Practice program starting this year. New Orleans, La. (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded a national scholarship by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, which will pay tuition for a deserving new student to...

2012-02-27 07:24:19

Study in Nature Medicine could lead to novel therapy for cancer In a study published in Nature Medicine, Loyola researchers report on a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer. The technique involves delivering DNA into the immune system's instructor cells. The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells. These killer cells...


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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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