Web courses put allied health professionals on the cutting edge of disaster response

March 20, 2006

You are on your normal shift when you hear from a couple of your patients that an “18-wheeler” has overturned less than a mile from your clinic.

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery reduces patients’ pain, surgeon says

March 20, 2006

It has been more than a decade since the first laparoscopic colorectal surgery was performed, and all indications are that the minimally invasive technique “is a significant advance in the way we treat colorectal cancer and other conditions,” said John H. Winston III, M.D., M.B.A., assistant professor of surgery at the Health Science Center.

Putting plans in place will greatly help your future caregivers

March 20, 2006

We should plan for being old, so that when the time comes, the stress our children or other caregivers feel can be greatly reduced.

April 3-6 programs examine mental health consequences of Katrina, other disasters

March 14, 2006

“Mental Health Consequences of Recent Disasters: From Oklahoma City to Katrina,” a conference and workshop, will be offered to area health professionals April 3-6 at the Health Science Center.

A colorectal screening is ‘an investment in your health,’ surgeon says

March 14, 2006

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and physicians like Morton Kahlenberg, M.D., of the Health Science Center, are spreading the word: If you are over 50 (or younger if you have certain risk factors), make a deposit in the bank account of your health by getting screened.

Mood disorders researcher Soares named to NIH center’s panel

March 7, 2006

The National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review appointed Jair C. Soares, M.D., of the Health Science Center, to the Neural Basis of Psychopathology, Addictions and Sleep Disorders Study Section.