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Heavily indebted med students choosing primary care face greater financial challenges

Heavily indebted med students choosing primary care face greater financial challenges

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — Researchers at Boston University and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have determined that heavily indebted medical students choosing primary care careers will experience difficulty paying their student debt unless they consider alternative strategies to support repayment. These findings appear online in Academic Medicine , the peer-reviewed Journal of the AAMC Continue reading

In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects

In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects

ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2012) — In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, according to new research presented on Oct. 20, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. Continue reading

In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects

In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects

ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2012) — In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, according to new research presented on Oct. Continue reading

Better battlefield triage, transport may raise severely wounded soldiers’ survival rates

Better battlefield triage, transport may raise severely wounded soldiers’ survival rates

ScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2012) — Wounded soldiers who sustained chest injuries in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) had higher mortality rates than soldiers in Korea and Vietnam, according to a military trauma study presented at the 2012 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. Continue reading

Pedestrian accidents are more severe for seniors and more preventable for young people

Pedestrian accidents are more severe for seniors and more preventable for young people

ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2012) — Trauma surgeons have identified two preventable reasons why young pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles — poor guardian supervision and distraction because of mobile device use. The researchers also found that injuries are often minor in children, but much more severe in seniors, according to a study presented in two poster sessions at the 2012 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress Continue reading

What makes surgeons happy?

What makes surgeons happy?

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2012) — Lack of control over operating rooms and other resources as well as a lack of work-life balance are among the main reasons general surgeons may be dissatisfied with their jobs, a new study has found. The study was led by Dr Continue reading

Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate: Early lab study hold promise for trauma cases

Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate: Early lab study hold promise for trauma cases

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) — Naonparticles tailored to latch onto blood platelets rapidly create healthy clots and nearly double the survival rate in the vital first hour after injury, new research shows. Continue reading

Researchers develop new way to predict heart transplant survival

Researchers develop new way to predict heart transplant survival

ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2011) — Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs. Continue reading