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Tulane surgeon Dr. Bernard Jaffe will expand programs to Bangladesh and Malaysia, and then to Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. “The specialty of emergency medicine doesn’t exist in the underdeveloped world,” said Jaffe in a Tulane press release. “There is…

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health is currently conducting a comprehensive five-year study of the mid- and long-term effects suffered by women and children who have been exposed to oil. The study, funded in…

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• A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on rats revealed that those who lead sleep-deprived lifestyles could suffer from impaired functioning without even realizing it. The more rats are sleep-deprived, the more some of their neurons take “catnaps”…

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• Though more than 10 million Americans suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, few recognize the extent to which these disorders affect individuals outside of adolescence and young adulthood. The Eating Disorders Program at the University of…

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• While eating right and exercising are some of the most important ways to stay healthy and happy, new research suggests that there’s an easier (and overlooked) way to improve health: self-compassion. The term describes a new area of psychological…

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• Men and women alike enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, especially at the workplace. But, according to a study from Bristol University, women respond better to caffeine under high-stress situations than men. When presented with memory…

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–According to a seven-year-long survey, researchers found that 13 percent of the 994 pregnant women surveyed were active smokers, compared to 30 percent for the 3,203 nonpregnant women. Furthermore, nearly a quarter of the pregnant smokers denied the habit. The…

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• According to the results of a 10-year study conducted by French scientists, moderate, regular drinkers exhibited a much lower risk for heart disease than binge drinkers, though the binge drinkers drank less alcohol overall. The study followed several thousand…

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A recently released study by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that healthy gay men who took the anti-AIDS pill Truvada were 44 percent less likely to get infected with the virus that causes AIDS than the same number…

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nThe rate of death from stroke in the United States has fallen 26 percent since 2000, when the rate was 125 deaths per 1,000 stroke patients. The rate for men fell even further, with 29 percent fewer cases of fatal…

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• According to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, seven out of 10 women facing breast cancer aren’t made aware of all of their reconstructive options. Furthermore, according to a study released at the 2010 American…

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• Harvard researchers have identified a process in the brain that blocks out sound during sleep, an effect that could theoretically be replicated with therapy, drugs or electronic devices. The patterns, known as sleep spindles, that block sound and sensory…

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• According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, half of all Americans with high blood pressure now have the condition under control. These results show significant improvement over the past decade, with one-quarter of…

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• According to a study published in Applied Nursing Research, nurses and health care providers only complied with hand hygiene guidelines – such as hand-washing – before medical procedures less than half of the time. Hand-washing compliance showed a much…

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nAccording to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who are on birth control, whether oral or non-oral, are more prone to Female Sexual Dysfunction, which includes decreased sexual desire. Dr. Lisa-Maria Wallwiener of the University of…

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• Dr. Frank DellaCroce, above left and Dr. Scott Sullivan, above, two local breast cancer surgeons who founded the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital (the world’s only hospital dedicated to breast reconstruction for breast…

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• A recent study released by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that women of average weight who consume a light to moderate amount of alcohol gain less weight than women who don’t drink. The study followed over 19,000 women…

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• Lakeview Regional Medical Center recently opened its Arrhythmia Institute, part of the Lakeview Regional Heart Center. This is a welcome addition to the nationally recognized hospital, as more than 850,000 people annually in the U.S. are hospitalized for arrhythmia.…

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LSU Health Sciences Center’s Professor and Chairman of Genetics Dr. Jay Kolls, right, was recently awarded a $2.1 million grant to continue his research on pneumonia. Awarded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the…

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nDr. Robert Brannon, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology of the LSU Health Sciences Center, has been reappointed by the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Charles Green, to serve a three-year term as the Civilian National Consultant…

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Tulane Cancer Center has been chosen as the first U.S. site for a clinical drug test of Alpharadin, a drug designed to target Stage III prostate cancer. Dr. Oliver Sartor, above, of the Tulane Cancer Center, recognized as an international…

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There is a long-held belief among both parents and researchers that autism is linked to higher levels of mercury, but a recent study in California is setting out to debunk this idea. The report, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, is…

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As the incidence of both seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus are on the rise (and on the minds of many concerned individuals), The Lakeview Regional Medical Center Emergency Department is entirely staffed by physicians who are board-certified in Emergency…

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Michael E. O’Brien DDS, JD is the recipient of the 2009 Daniel M. Laskin Award for “Outstanding Predoctoral Educator in OMS” (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery). O’Brien, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Predoctoral Studies in the Department of Oral and…

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Advanced practice registered nurse Nancy Buccola recently led a Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center research team conducting a study linking schizophrenia to a specific area of DNA. The area of DNA linked to the disease is on chromosome 6,…

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine’s J. Christian Winters has won the 2009 Teaching Award from the American Urological Association. Winters, also the director of the LSUHSC/Ochsner Urology Residency Program, was nominated by his chief…

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Last year, the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu partnered in starting a health care program to help cultural (music, film, literary and historic preservation, and culinary, performing and visual arts) workers access affordable medical care.Through the…

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In an effort to provide more expedient Emergency Room care, Ochsner Health System is posting “real time” Emergency Room wait times at their facilities as well as online at www.ochsner.org/emergency. This service is intended to allow patients to choose the…

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Tulane University professor Benjamin Lee received the Arthur Smith Award at the World Congress of Endourology in Shanghai, China, in December 2008 for his contributions to his field in the first 10 years of his career. Dr. Lee’s most recent…

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Tuesday, March 24, Lakeview Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center will hold a lecture, free of charge, called “Overuse Injuries in Tri-Athletes: Diagnosis and Prevention.” Orthopedic Surgeon Timothy Devraj and physical therapist Matt Pokorny will discuss common injuries, including physiology and…