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March 26 , 2012

Carotid Artery Stenting Found to be Safe in the Elderly

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a multicenter team of investigators have found that carotid artery stenting (CAS) is safe and effective in patients age 70 and older.
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March 24 , 2012

Complicating Tears During Coronary Angioplasty

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital discovered that blockages in the right coronary artery and those in bending areas of the coronary artery are the most common places for coronary dissection, a tear in the artery that can occur during balloon angioplasty of the coronary arteries.
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February 28 , 2012

Jefferson Researchers Discover Meditation Has Positive Effects In Patients With Memory Loss

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital determined that mantra-based meditation can have a positive impact on emotional responses to stress, fatigue and anxiety in adults with memory impairment and memory loss.
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February 28 , 2012

A New Battlefront Symposium At Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center To Tackle Geriatric Oncology

Outside of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, this is the first regional symposium of its kind addressing the needs of senior adults in cancer care.
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February 16 , 2012
February 16 , 2012

Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Establishes Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate cancer disparities among adults in the Philadelphia region, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has established the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. \n
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February 15 , 2012

Jefferson Neurologist and Critical Care Specialist Appointed to Numerous Medical Societies

Fred Rincon, MD, MSc, FACP, FCCP, an assistant professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Jefferson Medical College and a neurointensivist at Jefferson Hospital was recently appointed to numerous medical societies.\n
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February 15 , 2012

Jefferson Heart Attack Patient Embraces Second Chance

After suffering from two heart attacks, Jefferson patient, John Magri, is working with interventional cardiologists at Jefferson to address his coronary artery disease and prevent further complications. \n
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February 10 , 2012

Rothman Institute Researchers Suggest New Test in Diagnosing PJI

Rothman Institute at Jefferson joint researchers continue to seek better ways to diagnose and subsequently treat periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Their latest research shows leukocyte esterase reagent (LE) strips can have a role in rapid diagnosis of PJI. \n
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February 03 , 2012

Jefferson Dietitian Says Dont Throw in the Flag Offers Healthy Menu to Celebrate Big Game

Jefferson dietitian Emily Rubin offers healthy menu options for viewers to enjoy while watching the Super Bowl. \n
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February 02 , 2012

Jefferson Urologist a Medical Advisor to International Medical Tourism Conference

Dr. Max Koppel will serve as the medical advisor to a medical tourism conference called, "Hotels Bridging Healthcare: A Conference on Hotel, Wellness and Medical Tourism Entrepreneurship." \n
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