Biological treatment of IBD patients through the Financial Assistance Program can have superior results

A study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern University found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who needed treatment with biological therapies and enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting treatment compared to those not enrolled in the program. There are gaps in IBD care. Our project … Read more

Kessler and BrainQ partner in a national trial of a breakthrough device to improve post-stroke recovery

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (together, “Kessler”) are enrolling participants in a national trial of an innovative device to improve recovery after stroke. The Kessler sites in West Orange and Saddle Brook, N.J., are among 20 sites across the United States participating in the EMAGINE Stroke Recovery Trial, which … Read more

8-year-old girl with rare genetic disorder runs marathons, prompted by her parents

Clara Baum, 8, completed her first marathon on Saturday, riding through the streets of Richmond in an adaptive blue three-wheeled pram pushed by her parents and friends. Born with a very rare and unnamed genetic disorder, Clara inspired her parents to believe we can all get the tough jobs done. So the Midlothian family thought, … Read more

WPCC Unveils New Family Medicine Training Office

Exclusive to the News Herald Western Piedmont Community College completed renovations that turned the classroom into the Clay W. Richardson Family Medicine Training Office. This interactive classroom space was made possible by the family of Dr. Clay Richardson who made a financial donation to the Western Piedmont Foundation to honor his life and legacy. Dr. … Read more

New intervention helps addiction patients better manage their health

An intervention that teaches patients in addiction treatment how to better communicate with their primary care team regarding mental and physical health concerns has led to long-term benefits over 5 years, including more primary care use and fewer visits to the substance-related emergency department, Kaiser has Permanent researchers found. The study published in JAMA Network … Read more

Scientists use fitness trackers and artificial intelligence to detect depression with 80% accuracy

Scientists are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) for early detection of mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. Unlike, for example, kidney disease, which is relatively easy to diagnose, conditions such as anxiety or depression do not have specific biomarkers that can be detected with a simple test. Patients with the same … Read more

Waco Family Medicine Opens the Way for $61 Million Center

Waco Family Medicine officials, area politicians, and celebrities Chip and Joanna Gaines laid the foundation stone Thursday for a $61 million central facility for the nonprofit Medical Services Foundation that will replace the existing facility at its current location at 1600 Colcord Street. Waco Family Medicine officials, local elected leaders, and celebrities Chip and Joanna … Read more

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine creates a STEM-focused master’s program

The RegenMed Hub in downtown Winston-Salem now features a new master’s degree program Focuses on educating future generations of STEM professionals and business leaders in the field of regenerative medicine. The program represents a collaboration between Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the university’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine within the Innovation Quarter. STEM stands … Read more

Dolores May Krajesek Little Pink, Ph.D. | obituary

Dolores Mae Krajicek was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on February 19, 1932. Her mother was Mary Ann (née Steinho), her father was Charles Krajicek, and her younger sister was Kathleen Rhea. Dolores attended Catholic Elementary School, then Southern High School in Omaha, and received scholarships to complete her BA at Duchesne College in Omaha. She … Read more

New microfluidic device mimics the exchange of nutrients between mother and fetus infected with placental malaria

placental malaria as a result Plasmodium falciparum The infection can lead to serious complications for both the mother and the baby. Placental malaria causes approximately 200,000 newborn deaths each year, mainly due to low birth weight, as well as 10,000 maternal deaths. Placental malaria is caused by red blood cells infected with parasites that attach … Read more