Common Knee Operation in Elderly Constitutes Low Value Care, New Study Concludes

A new study led by Dr. Martin Makary shows that despite evidence showing little to no benefits for older patients, arthroscopic partial meniscectomies are still commonly performed. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine A new Medicare records study by Johns Hopkins researchers has added to mounting evidence that a common surgery designed to remove damaged, worn ends […]

Records Study Suggests Gender Affirming Surgeries On The Rise Along with Insurance Coverage

New study represents a key step toward improving the quality of care for transgender patients, authors say A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that the total number of gender-affirming surgeries procedures nearly four-fold from 2000 to the end of 2014. Credit: iStock In a national medical records analysis, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine […]

Partners in Health: Community Food Programs and Hospital Partnerships in New York

Heart disease, diabetes, and obesity are among the serious conditions that can result from a poor diet. Creating healthy food environments is vital to preventing these serious conditions and promoting the well-being of our communities. Hospitals and community-based organizations play a critical part in promoting food environments that support healthy eating. This is why, on […]

ISBER and IBBL host first-ever Biospecimen Research Symposium in Europe

February 28, 2018 The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) welcome biospecimen research experts to Luxembourg today and tomorrow for the first-ever Biospecimen Research Symposium in Europe. Copyright: IBBL / ISBER ISBER has partnered with IBBL to host the Biospecimen Research Symposium, a 1.5 day symposium […]

Report highlights needs, experiences of people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases

February 28, 2018 People living with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases are facing major obstacles to diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle according to a major new study published today [Wednesday 28th February]. The report, Reduce, Improve, Empower, published by the Rare Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases Alliance (RAIRDA) to coincide with National Rare Disease Day, reflects the experiences of […]