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January 12 , 2013

TJUH Earns Bariatric Surgery Program Center Of Excellence Accreditation

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Bariatric Surgery Program, along with David Tichansky, M.D., F.A.C.S., the program director, have been awarded a full three-year accreditation by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, one of the field's highest levels of recognition.
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December 28 , 2012

John Entwistle Appointed Surgical Director

John Entwistle III, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support. He has also been named associate professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
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December 27 , 2012

Gordon Reeves Joins Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Team

Gordon R. Reeves, M.D., has joined the Division of Cardiology as a member of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Team at the Jefferson Heart Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has also been named assistant professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
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December 13 , 2012

Jefferson Establishes New Center for Lung Cancer and Lung Disease

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals announces the creation of the Jefferson – Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center, made possible through major support from the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation. The partnership will allow Jefferson to better understand lung disease through innovative research and expanded clinical programs for exceptional patient care.
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December 05 , 2012

Jefferson Medical Care South Philadelphia Receives National Recognition for Patient Centered Care

Jefferson Medical Care – South Philadelphia, a primary care practice, has received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, showing its commitment to evidence-based, patient-centered care that focuses on coordinated and long-term collaborative patient-physician partnerships.
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December 04 , 2012

Promising Drug Slows Down Advance of Parkinsons Disease and Improves Symptoms

Treating Parkinson's disease patients with the experimental drug GM1 ganglioside improved symptoms and slowed their progression during a two and a half-year trial, Thomas Jefferson University researchers report in a new study published online November 28 in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
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December 03 , 2012

Meditation Combined with Art Therapy Can Change Your Brain and Lower Anxiety

Cancer and stress go hand-in-hand, and high stress levels can lead to poorer health outcomes in cancer patients. The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine combined creative art therapy with a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for women with breast cancer and showed changes in brain activity associated with lower stress and anxiety after the eight-week program. Their new study appears in the December issue of the journal Stress and Health.
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November 26 , 2012

Richard Webster named Chief Operating Officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has named Richard Webster, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, its next Chief Operating Officer (COO). Webster began his new role on Monday, November 5th. He was previously Vice President of Perioperative Services and Musculoskeletal Service Line Administrator.
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November 21 , 2012

One Week at a Health Spa Improves Your Health Study Shows

Take off those Thanksgiving pounds with a week at a spa retreat. A new study shows that not only are they relaxing and nourishing, but they are safe and a week-long spa stay can correspond with marked changes in our physical and emotional well-being.
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November 20 , 2012

Brazilian Mediums Shed Light on Brain Activity During a Trance State

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil analyzed the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of Brazilian mediums during the practice of psychography, described as a form of writing whereby a deceased person or spirit is believed to write through the medium's hand.
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