Low-Income Housing Community Gets Geriatric Medicine Clinic On Site

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DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of older adults, who live in an affordable housing community in Denver, no longer have to worry about how to get to the doctor. University Of Colorado Geriatric Medicine has set up a clinic right on site. It is a new type of partnership bringing medical services directly to a low income community.

“It’s my haven, it’s my haven,” said Marlene Leddick.

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Marlene loves living at Kavod Senior Life. It is two high rise apartment buildings in Cherry Creek North, an affordable housing community of more than 400 adults, age 62 and over.

“It has everything that I could possibly think of, want, dream of,” Marlene told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh.

And now way up on the 14th floor, there is even more. In early August, Kavod opened the CU Geriatric Medicine Clinic. For years, Kavod CEO Michael

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Weill Cornell Medicine appoints innovation leader

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The New York City-based Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences on Aug. 27 appointed John Leonard, MD, to senior associate dean for innovation and initiatives. 

Dr. Leonard, a professor of hematology, will create an office of entrepreneurship and work collaboratively with other Cornell leaders across all of the university’s campuses to develop strategic initiatives that employ experimental approaches to improve healthcare.

The hematology expert currently serves as the medical school’s associate dean of clinical research and the head of its clinical trials office. He is also the Weill Department of Medicine’s executive vice chair, a role that requires him to advance critical academic activities and initiatives.

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Foundation Medicine to launch liquid biopsy companion diagnostic following FDA approval

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A company whose acquisition by Roche was completed two years ago has become the second to win a Food and Drug Administration approval for a companion diagnostic test using liquid biopsy.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Foundation Medicine said Wednesday that the FDA had approved its FoundationOne Liquid CDx, which becomes available commercially Friday. The test is designed to analyze more than 300 genes and genomic signatures in solid cancers, and its approval includes companion diagnostic claims for Clovis Oncology’s Rubraca (rucaparib), a PARP inhibitor for ovarian and prostate cancers, and three EGFR inhibitors for first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

Where traditional tissue biopsy is a painful and cumbersome process that consists of taking tissue samples directly from a tumor so that they can be tested for genetic biomarkers that may enable the use of targeted therapy, liquid biopsy enables the same to be done through a blood sample, particularly for

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Xinjiang govt forces unproven medicine on people in lockdown

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When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention center.

There, she said, she was forced to drink a medicine that made her feel weak and nauseous, guards watching as she gulped. She and the others also had to strip naked once a week and cover their faces as guards hosed them and their cells down with disinfectant “like firemen,” she said.

“It was scalding,” recounted the woman by phone from Xinjiang, declining to be named out of fear of retribution. “My hands were ruined, my skin was peeling.”

The government in China’s far northwest Xinjiang region is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking residents in homes, imposing quarantines of more than 40 days and arresting those who do not comply.

Furthermore, in what experts call

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Congressman visits San Antonio USPS facility over concerns about delayed medicine, bills in mail

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SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro toured the San Antonio General Mail Facility on Wednesday after hearing concerns that local residents are receiving medicines, bills and other mail late.

Castro, a Democrat who represents Texas’ Congressional District 20, based in San Antonio, said the concerns are a product of recent cost-cutting measures newly appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy ordered following years of financial losses at the agency. Those included removing at least four letter-sorting machines from facilities in the Alamo City, which were capable of processing 35,000 pieces of flat mail an hour.

However, following backlash by the public and lawsuits over concerns of delayed mail, including potentially mail-in ballots, DeJoy is halting some of the operational changes to mail delivery until after the November election.

Castro said he was told by postal officials at the facility that despite the removal of six mail sorting machines, more than the

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Local musician and doctor bond over viral duet

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – Sean Tiwanak is no stranger to adversity. He’s suffered from a viral infection in his chest leading to heart failure for over 15 years.

The local musician put his music career on pause to travel to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to pray for a heart transplant.

“One week ago, I was on a flat end bed on a balloon pump,” said Sean Tiwanak a heart transplant patient. “That’s one of the two sickest categories of patients and it could’ve taken months to get a heart.”

COVID-19 also forced Tiwanak to endure this journey alone.

“You don’t get visitors and it gets lonely and it gets hard. I think that’s where the health care professionals have really stepped forward to really help their patients and reach across the bed rail, so to speak,” Tiwanak said.

One of those health care professionals is Dr. Lily Stern.

“On my nighttime rounds,

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Regenerative medicine sector on pace for exceptional year | 2020-08-18

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A first half of the year progress report from the international advocacy group Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), finds that the regenerative medicine and advanced therapy sector is in very good shape and has performed well in terms of both clinical development and fundraising despite the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ARM found that about $10.7 billion has been generated globally by companies involved in the sector, a total that exceeds the amount raised in all of 2019 by a significant 120% margin.

In addition, for the first time since ARM began tracking the sector, the alliance determined that there are now more than 1,000 companies worldwide actively involved in cell and gene therapy as well as tissue engineering, a total that has grown about 2% since the beginning of the year.

Regionally, there has been a 2% growth in companies located in North America to 543, or

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Northwestern Medicine First in Illinois to Utilize Advanced Imaging System During Heart Rhythm Procedure

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CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physician was the first in Illinois to use a new advanced imaging system during cryoablation, a minimally-invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation requiring precise images of the heart.

Bradley Knight, MD, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was one of the first in the country to use the Phillips KODEX-EPD system, which offers 3D, high-definition images of a patient’s heart, during a procedure on August 5, 2020.

“I was impressed that this completely new three-dimensional mapping system, which acts much like a GPS system, can accurately and quickly re-create the anatomy of the cardiac chamber of interest and display the heart’s electrical activity using any electrode pairs placed in the heart,” said Dr. Knight.

More than 6 million Americans may have atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart rhythm disorder when the upper and lower

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Personalized Medicine Market Trends, Share, Industry Size,

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Personalized Medicine Market

Personalized medicine (PM) market size was estimated at USD 1.57 trillion in 2018 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period.

Personalized medicine is tailoring of a treatment to a specific patient i.e. designing medicine treatment on the basis of diagnosis, disease condition, patient history, body physics, and other factors related to patients and diseases. Personalized medicine is also known as precision medicine, stratified medicine, or P4 medicine.
Growing healthcare expenditure levels triggering the need for an effective diagnostic procedure for cancer, growing prevalence of cancer and increasing usage of combination biomarkers for diagnostics are few factors expected to boost market growth.

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The following players are covered in this report:

• 3G Biotech
• Quest Diagnostics
• Laboratory Corporation of America
• Abbott
• Agendia NV
• Asuragen Inc
• Becton Dickinson

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Psychedelic Medicine Reduces Inflammation from Asthma

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Aside from mental health applications, psychedelics are also known for their antiinflammatory effects. And now, a company called Eleusis has received data from a preclinical study that may pave the way for psychedelic medicines to treat antiinflammatory conditions. 

The company’s researchers investigated 21 psychedelic compounds known to target the serotonin receptor 5-HT2A. Previous research conducted on mice showed that activation of this receptor has an antiinflammatory effect on tissues of the blood vessels and gut. In particular, it was shown to reduce inflammation in asthma patients. 

Aware of their antiinflammatory potential, the researchers wanted to find a psychedelic that would not have the behavioral effects of most psychedelics. As such, they looked at how each of the drugs behaved in rats with allergic asthma. Although all drugs activated the 5-HT2A receptor, they differed in the ability to prevent airway constriction. Surprisingly, the researchers noted that LSD was ineffective. 

They did,

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