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Texas Health’s IEEM in D Healthcare Daily
11/04/2013

Texas Health’s IEEM in D Healthcare Daily

Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have discovered that the pre-clinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease—before patients experience significant memory loss and functional decline—causes nearly an identical brain response as the disease that leads to multiple sclerosis. Rong Zhang, Ph.D., director of the IEEM’s cerebrovascular lab, and researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center worked together on the project. Their findings are published in the current edition of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. A story about the study appears in today’s D Healthcare Daily. The findings could potentially change the path of Alzheimer’s research and treatment options, and create the possibility of an early screening test for the debilitating brain condition. Click here to read the article.

Texas Health Dallas physicians on DMN NeighborsGo

Drs. Gerald Nystrom and Terri L. Major-Kincade, neonatologist and pediatrician on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, were featured in the Dallas Morning News’ local blog, NeighborsGo. They discussed the benefits of a new program that lets preterm babies in the hospital’s Special Care Nursery signal when they’re ready to eat. Traditionally, neonatal and special care units have used scheduled and volume-based systems to feed newborns, which even called for sleeping babies to be woken up to eat, causing the infant to burn precious calories and expend needed energy. To read the article, click here.

Texas Health Arlington Memorial’s Dr. Hardesty on KXAS

Dr. Glenn Hardesty, emergency medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and chair of Texas Health’s Physician Leadership Council, recently appeared on KXAS (Ch. 5) in a story about silicone pump parties. During the illegal gatherings, individuals receive nonmedical-grade silicone injections. Hardesty discussed how the illegal injections can affect the body and sometimes lead to death. Click here to see the story.

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