Amyloid beta, the sticky protein thought to contribute and progress Alzheimer’s, plagues the brain decades before one’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis is confirmed. Currently, there are only... Read More
Utilizing the internet for a medical diagnosis can remedy concerns over a possible illness for some people, but for others it can provoke additional concerns. According to a 2013 Pew Survey, more tha... Read More
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, has released its yearly ranking of best children’s hospitals. The 11th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings a... Read More
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH has been using a Snapchat-like app to comfort parents during their child’s surgical operation.
The EASE application allows doctors and nurs... Read More
According to a recent Accenture analysis, artificial intelligence technologies have the potential to save the US healthcare economy approximately $150 billion annually by 2026. Growth opportunities a... Read More
The University of Chicago Medicine has announced an opening date for Hyde Park trauma center on the South Side of Chicago, an area which has lacked adult trauma care for more than 25 years. UChicago ... Read More
Surprise! Your coffee addiction may not be as bad for you as you think. In fact, the American Heart Association has published findings that drinking coffee in moderate amounts is associated with lowe... Read More
The concept of precision medicine has been a part of healthcare for many years, but it has grown to be one of the main focal points for the future of healthcare. The National Institute of Health (N... Read More
Virtual reality is being used at The George Washington University Hospital to give students, patients and surgeons a three-dimensional view of internal anatomy to practice, discuss and plan procedure... Read More
The University of Michigan (UM) has been granted $58 million to fund research in advancing clinical and translational research with the help of its surrounding community. Being the largest single fed... Read More
The University of Chicago Medicine recently announced a collaboration with Google that will be directed towards studying the ways in which data obtained from electronic medical records can improve he... Read More
Researchers from various institutions in Houston and across the nation have taken a comprehensive approach to evaluating how molecular changes in cancer cells play roles in disease development. The s... Read More
UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed its new $66 million radiation oncology center in April. The center signifies the continued advancement of UT Southwestern’s three-pronged radiation oncol... Read More
The Nemours Children’s Health System launched CareConnect in 2015, a telehealth system designed to improve the quality of patient care. After nearly two years of pioneering the service, more th... Read More
The Food and Drug Administration approved Radicava on Friday, a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS). The approval of this drug marks... Read More
New Orleans will soon be getting a new $100 million proton beam therapy center for treating patients with cancer. The Tennessee-based Provision Healthcare will begin construction on the 30,000-square... Read More
At the end of March, Becker’s Hospital Review released their 2017 list of “100 great healthcare leaders to know.”
Because Academic Med specializes in recruiting top talent in the h... Read More
This week Medscape released their 2017 Physician Compensation Report. The medical web resource company reported the findings from its annual physician survey on various aspects of the workforce acros... Read More
President Donald Trump recently sent a budget proposal to Congress that includes an 18.3% or $5.8 billion cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This cut in spending could have f... Read More
A study released earlier this year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a rising incidence of colon and rectal cancers in adults in the Gen X and Millennial generations.
C... Read More
While the All of Us program has received media attention as the largest precision medicine study to ever take place in the United States, another smaller, but influential program is also taking place... Read More
The All of Us Program poses exciting possibilities for the future of medicine, yet hinges on the participation of at least a million people in the United States. While the prospect of participating i... Read More
To harness the potential precision medicine has to lead medicine into a new era, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has implemented the All of Us Research Program.
The program will enroll one m... Read More
When considering the etiology of illness and disease, most of us have a biology-centric perspective. When we go to the doctor to receive treatment for an ailment, we expect our healthcare practitione... Read More
A study published in January in the online issue of Neurology® reported that scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth can help doctors predict if the child will have disabili... Read More
The National Cancer Institute announced last week efforts to get the drugs needed for clinical trials to investigators faster. The NCI is doing this by working with drug companies to create tighter d... Read More
The Society for Neuroscience awarded its outstanding educator award to Norbert Myslinski, PhD, for his contribution to public education and awareness of neuroscience topics.
Myslinski, a Professor a... Read More
In December 2016, the FDA approved the first drug for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a relatively rare genetic disorder that causes the degeneration of motor neurons, or nerve cells ... Read More
Technology has radically transformed healthcare over the decades to the point that even a pen and paper has given up its position in the exam room to a keyboard and computer. Especially within larger... Read More
On Jan. 2 2017 Geisinger Health System received necessary approvals and finalized contracts to add a medical school. Negotiation terms have been going on since September of 2016.
The medical school,... Read More
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the Top 10 Advancements & Breakthroughs of 2016 by researchers supported by its NARSAD Grants, which provide new insight into the myst... Read More
Earlier this month, Congress passed a healthcare bill that will drastically affect the future of disease research, drug and medical device development, and mental health support. The complex bill, kn... Read More
Earlier this month, Dr. Huda Zoghbi, pediatric neurologist and pioneering neurogeneticist, was awarded a prestigious Breakthrough prize in Life Sciences at a Silicon Valley ceremony.
Dr. Zoghbi is a... Read More
Athanassios G. Siapas, Ph.D. has received a McKnight Scholar Award to support his research in memory formation. The award, presented by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, have been given o... Read More
Four teams of researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham were recently awarded National Science Foundation grants totaling $5.4 million. One of these teams is in the College of Arts and Scie... Read More
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University a $12.2 million grant to study the aging brain and memory-rel... Read More
Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers team President, Art Rooney II, announced the establishment of a new foundation to progress brain injury and sports-related concussion research. The founda... Read More
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) awarded two researchers the second annual Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research. The award recipients are Susa... Read More
Every year on the third Friday of March, fourth-year medical students and their families anxiously await to see where the almost-doctors will go to receive the home stretch of their medical education... Read More
A recently published study from Columbia University found that stroke risk increases for younger pregnant women, but not for older.
Previous studies had found that stroke risk increases for older pr... Read More
This week, the New York Times published a story on the surprisingly low number of children born with Zika-related microcephaly in Colombia. Like other South American countries, Colombia has seen many... Read More
Researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a division of the National Institutes of Health, recently proposed a new assessment tool for substance addiction that wi... Read More
A new study published October 26, 2016 in the online issue of Neurology describes a new tool for predicting a person’s survival after a penetrating brain injury, such as a gunshot wound. The to... Read More
As Obama gears up to finish his presidency, his trademark healthcare policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gets ready to begin its annual marketplace open enrollment period on Tuesday, November 1. I... Read More
Researchers recently found a link between nitrate-reducing bacteria and migraines. The scientists from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Chicago found that migraine-suffer... Read More
Researcher and professor, Sudha Seshadri, MD, from Boston University School of Medicine recently received three grants this year totaling $20 million to continue her research in stroke, Alzheimer&rsq... Read More
The NIH’s National Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recently granted physician and scientist, Dr. Wayne Goodman (pictured left), a grant to advance researc... Read More
The University of Minnesota was recently named a Morris K. Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research by the National Institutes of Health. This designation comes with $... Read More
According to a study published in the online issue of the journal, Neurology, on September 14, 2016, minorities and women may be undertreated for stroke. After accounting for factors that could affec... Read More
The University of Virginia Health System recently became the first hospital in Virginia – and one of the first in the world – to use a new technology in noninvasive brain surgery. The new... Read More
The UK Biobank has been collecting health data from UK citizens for 10 years with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide array of common, life-threatening diseases su... Read More
The Epilepsy Foundation’s SUDEP Institute recently began an initiative to educate patients and doctors about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP. The foundation reports that e... Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released a proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2017 that will ease a few of the regulatory and practice burdens neurologists... Read More
Yesterday on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrated their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Diseas... Read More
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children recently opened a $45 million pediatrics outpatient clinic in South Jersey. With medical facilities all throughout the region and country, this ... Read More
The Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI), a project of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), demonstrates the way medicine and medical research is innovating on the fronts of technology an... Read More
Gladstone Senior Investigator and Professor of Neurology at UCSF, Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, was recently awarded a multi-million-dollar grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and... Read More
Since opening its doors in 2012, the Equal Access Birmingham clinic has served those who would possibly not otherwise receive medical care. The clinic is run by UAB medical students, as well as stu... Read More
In the article by Crystal Wong, MD, published on NeurologyAdvisor, 5 strategies to curb costs in MS treatment are explored:
Avoid treating patients with “improbable MS” with DMTs. Up t... Read More
Precision medicine is transforming healthcare delivery, but is still only one type of cutting-edge technology in a constantly innovating field. To produce optimal results, precision medicine must s... Read More
A study published online on August 24 in Neurology reported on the findings from a study showing that the elevated presence of four circulating biomarkers can increase the risk of incident ischemic s... Read More
With the 2016 Olympics having recently ended, many techniques elite athletes use to ensure optimal performance have made the headlines. While some methods are infamous for their illegal status, oth... Read More
On Thursday, August 18, Neurology Today published the results from a study of two Zika Virus vaccines showing promise in animal models. The two experimental vaccines have shown to fully protect mice ... Read More
Neurology Today reported this week positive findings from a clinical study of a new drug, deutetrabenazine – a treatment for chorea associated with Huntington’s Disease (HD). Currently ... Read More
Sometimes we suffer from abnormal health symptoms that we can’t connect to a medical issue. What does one do when happens? A Houston neurologist, Dr. Reeta Achari, has been seeing a lot of pati... Read More
As evidenced by slurred speech, clumsy walking, and memory loss, alcohol can have dramatic effects on the brain, the extent of which depends on numerous factors. These factors include how much and ... Read More
Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, can look wildly different between patients. While some of those with the disorder have mild symptoms like a lack of attunement to certain social cues, others have ... Read More
In the history of healthcare, academic medical centers have operated in a separate world from the private sector. Academic centers generally have tri-fold initiatives of education, research and patie... Read More
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Dr. Matthew Gentry will lead an international team of scientists to pursue a cure for Lafora’s Disease with a recently awarded $8.... Read More
The U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2016-2017 were recently released with the UK HealthCare placing highly in a variety of areas nationally, and one number in the state of Kentucky. The annua... Read More
After his appointment as interim chair of the neurology department at the Marshall University School of Medicine in July 2015, Dr. Paul B. Ferguson has been named the newest chairman of the departmen... Read More
Although the public is fairly familiar with Tourette Syndrome and estimates predict that about 1 of every 360 children between the ages of 5-17 in the US has Tourette Syndrome, the condition has attr... Read More
Tourette Syndrome is a type of Tic Disorder. A Tic Disorder is characterized by involuntary, repeated movements and/or sounds. Tic Disorders begin during childhood as a neurodevelopmental condition a... Read More
A list of examining the use and relationship of social media in the healthcare industry from Becker’s Spine Review.
1. Upwards of 40 percent of consumers reported information they see via soci... Read More
American medical schools account for three of the seven schools awarded the ASPIRE to Excellence Award given by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). The three U.S. school’s w... Read More
Medical and scientific research is increasingly drawing the link between many neuro-degenerative diseases (ALS, MS, Alzheimer’s, etc.) and the health of the microbiomes of one’s gut. Ofte... Read More
Back in mid-May, we wrote about the trend of physicians becoming CEOs, and leading the top hospitals in the nation. Not only has this become more common, but also, physicians pursuing the business as... Read More
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is releasing its new Axion Registry for the benefit economic benefit of neurologists across the country as well as to improve patient care outcomes. The Axio... Read More
SSM Health, a Catholic, not-for-profit health system in the Midwest, and affiliated with Saint Louis University announced plans for a new $550 million Academic Medical Center to serve St. Louis and a... Read More
In the sports medicine world, the spotlight has recently fallen on research indicating that concussions could potentially have long-term, devastating effects for athletes who receive them. Concussion... Read More
Telehealth will soon be “connecting” healthcare providers and patients electronically, improving patient outcomes and efficiency of care. From routine conversations with a GP to emergency... Read More
Neurologists are often perceived as doctors sporadically seen by an unlucky few who have conditions severe enough to necessitate the expertise of a brain specialist. Because the brain encompasses our... Read More
A “hospitalist” is the new medical position that you have probably never heard of, and for good reason – hospitalists are a growing part of the care structure of large hospitals and... Read More
A team of researchers from the United States, Canada, and China recently published their results from a study that led to the discovery of a new gene linked to Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson&r... Read More
On Friday, June 4, 2016, the world famous boxer, Muhammad Ali passed away. Ali had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1984, three years after retiring from the sport. His battle with Parki... Read More
Patients wholly appreciate the shots of local anesthetic they receive before a usually minor, but otherwise painful procedure; however, no one enjoys the numb and swollen feeling that results from th... Read More
The industry within the healthcare industry – the Academic Medical Center – is the subject of a recent publication: The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: The Institutional Challe... Read More
Researchers at the University of British Columbia recently published findings in the journal Neuron from a study on the first mutation explaining development of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers h... Read More
In the following weeks, Academic Med will explore the challenges facing AMCs and the reasons the physician recruiting industry provides a valuable service for hospitals trying to staff highly-special... Read More
Now more than ever, patients have the opportunity to be more informed and take more initiative regarding their health. The wealth of information available online gives individuals the opportunity to ... Read More
Although many neurological diseases result from genetic predisposition, environment certainly affects neurological health. At the foreground of this correlation is stroke. Several environmental facto... Read More
Reading Health System announced Lisa Leschek-Gelman, M.D., as Chief, Section of Neurology. Dr. Leschek-Gelman will provide clinical planning and leadership for patient delivery and care in the Readin... Read More
Today we would like to take the opportunity to thank our veterans—past, present, and future—for their service to our great country. The sacrifices that our armed service members have made... Read More
Neuroscientists at MIT recently presented the results of a new study illuminating the role of an autism-linked gene. The gene, Shank3, plays a crucial role in the formation and maturation of neurolog... Read More
Soon the day will come when technology and medicine meet. This nexus will enhance the quality of life for the patients that the technology can help. Medscape.com reports that “Brain-Machine Int... Read More
Botox, often see as an elixir of youth for those looking to smooth out wrinkles, recently received an additional stamp of approval from the American Academy of Neurology as a treatment for chronic mi... Read More
This past weekend, Academic Med celebrated its four year anniversary.
After four years of continued exemplary service to its clients, the company’s founders, Jim Hagood and Gentry Zacheis, and... Read More
Hospitals are typically the epicenters of medical progress and development. Throughout history as medical technology and procedures advanced, the locus of medical care necessarily moved from the ho... Read More
On April 18, 2016, the Sturge-Weber Foundation released an announcement naming Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children their newest Center of Excellence for children living with Sturge-Weber Sy... Read More
Brad Pitt's production company Plan B has teamed up with Disney to develop a movie based on the life of Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, the head of brain tumor surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Q... Read More
After years of protests calling for University of Chicago Medicine to reopen its long-shuttered adult trauma center, the South Side academic medical center is gearing up to do so.
U of C Medicine, a... Read More
As he waited to undergo spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on Feb. 17, 2012, John Sonnentag promised himself that if everything went well, he would make significant gift to the hospita... Read More
Dr. Peter Costantino is the Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the New York Head and Neck Institute and the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Service Line of the North Shore-LIJ Healt... Read More
New technology entering the market has the potential to overhaul the healthcare system via increases in home-based patient monitoring.
Speaking at a recent New York Academy of Sciences conference on... Read More
Researchers are only beginning to understand the implications of disrupted sleep in people with epilepsy. Recent findings suggest that seizure-interrupted sleep could impede memory formation, impair ... Read More
Mercy Hospitals has opened a Virtual Care Center, the world's first facility dedicated exclusively to care outside its own walls, including some patients in the Barry County.
A four-story, 125,000-s... Read More
Two Ohio health systems will jointly contract for accountable care with health plans under a newly created clinically integrated network with broad geographic reach in the state.
Cincinnati-based ... Read More
The East Harlem Software Co. wants to bring the logistics of medicine to residents’ fingertips.
New doctors spend years in medical school training for the clinical demands of treating patients... Read More