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2012-09-04 02:29:12

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Howard Epps has been appointed as academic medical director of orthopedics at Texas Children's Hospital. Additionally, Epps will serve as associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He began his new roles at both institutions on Sept 1. For more information about pediatric orthopedic surgery visit texaschildrens.org (Photo:...

2012-08-13 14:23:11

Hospital is one of only 7 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations recognized for nursing excellence HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital for the third consecutive time has been granted Magnet® status, a national designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. First recognized in 2003...

2012-07-23 02:24:55

Families Travel to Washington to Ask Congress to Preserve Kids' Access ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the fight around the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act settles, new data indicate that the battle to ensure timely access to health care for America's child patients is far from over. Today, the Children's Hospital Association unveils results of a national survey that shows severe physician shortages and long wait times are a harsh reality for...

2012-07-23 02:24:03

PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the release of the first e-book editions in The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series. Written by residents/fellows and reviewed by faculty at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Subspecialty Consult Series includes a total of 11 titles each focused on a different disease area running the gamut from cardiology to...

Human and monkey joining hands
2012-07-21 06:11:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Did you ever look at those zig zags on an electrical activity line and wonder what it meant?  Surely nothing useful could be extracted from such a confusing thing. However, over the last 30 years, it has been found that much information can be gleaned by deciphering this activity. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, recently began decoding brain activity while monkeys reached and moved around an obstacle to...

2012-07-16 18:20:25

DENVER, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation for the 15th consecutive year, in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's Best Hospitals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/DC41176) "Fifteen years at the top is evidence of our continued commitment to the best coordinated care, and the highest level of innovation," said Michael Salem, M.D., President and CEO of National...

Foundational Concept Of Ecology Tested With Experiment
2012-06-25 10:38:21

Acting through links between four trophic levels and across two ecosystems, purple loosestrife altered life in nearby ponds An elementary school science activity asks children who have each been assigned a wetland plant or animal to connect themselves with string and tape to other “organisms” their assigned plant or animal interacts with in some way. Once an ecosystem web has been created, the teacher describes an event that affects one “organism.” That...

2012-06-19 00:03:38

International collaboration puts molecular face on enzyme family that allows plants to adjust quickly to herbivore attack or changes in growing conditions Science has known about plant hormones since Charles Darwin experimented with plant shoots and showed that the shoots bend toward the light as long as their tips, which are secreting a growth hormone, aren´t cut off. But it is only recently that scientists have begun to put a molecular face on the biochemical systems that...

2012-06-05 06:29:01

Newborn, heart, digestive disorders and pulmonology all top ranked subspecialties HOUSTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has once again been named as a national leader among pediatric hospitals in U.S.News & World Report's 2012-13 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. Ranked 4th among all children's hospitals nationally and one of only 12 hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll designation, Texas Children's is the only hospital in Texas - and the...

2012-06-04 23:00:38

Recent Olin College graduate Steven Zhang will study alongside Professor Jiaping Wu, an expert in resource management, at Zhejiang University in one of the programs´ most competitive countries, China. Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 Steven Zhang, a recent graduate of Olin College, has been selected to receive a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship -- the largest U.S. international exchange program -- for study in one of the programs´ most competitive countries, China. Zhang, an electrical...