Posts Categorized: Innovation

Follow your health to a healthier you

In the past, you might have kept track of doctor’s appointments or health reminders using Post-it Notes, an electronic calendar, a paper notebook or appointment cards in your wallet or on the refrigerator. These are just some of the ways patients have kept track of their appointments, blood pressure readings, or upcoming immunizations for themselves…
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Academic physicians impact the health of you and your family

Every day, doctors make discoveries and develop innovative treatments that change the lives of patients and their families everywhere. Most of these breakthroughs are made by academic physicians, dedicated doctors who see patients in clinical practices while researching and teaching at universities in the School of Medicine. Because of their academic affiliation and research activities,…
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Advances in sickle cell disease in children

Every year, nearly 1,000 babies in the United States are born with sickle cell disease, which is thought to affect about 100,000 Americans. Forty years ago, the outlook for babies born with the disease was pretty bleak; the average child lived to be only 14. New treatments, early intervention techniques and newborn screening programs have…
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Could assistive technology help you?

When facing a threat to independence due to illness or accident, individuals want answers and solutions that will help maximize their participation in everyday life. According to Mary Ellen Buning, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP/SMS, patients want options. “Assistive technology allows them to adopt technologies into their life and routines that enable them to do what’s meaningful,” she said….
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