Washington University junior investigator receives Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s first grant for a clinical trial
 
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research recently awarded a first-of-its-kind grant for research being done at Washington University in St. Louis that has great potential to translate into better outcomes for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

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Taking Your Breath Away

How do cities fare in the latest annual asthma report?

 

A thriving city rich in history, perched on the brow of the picturesque James River, has once again captured the uncoveted title as the most challenging place to live with asthma.

By LYNNE JETER

Tip of the Iceberg

New facilities open to treat heroin addiction

 

Chad Sabora was 17 when he tried heroin for the first time. Now, at age 38, he's been sober for three years and is dedicating his life to helping other addicts receive the treatment they need.

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

Soaring on Angel Wings

Washington University junior investigator receives Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s first grant for a clinical trial

 

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research recently awarded a first-of-its-kind grant for research being done at Washington University in St. Louis that has great potential to translate into better outcomes for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

By LYNNE JETER

ORTHOPEDICS/SPORTS MEDICINE FOCUS

In an effort to improve patient access to appropriate, evidence-based care, the North American Spine Society (NASS) recently released detailed policy recommendations for coverage of 13 common spine care treatments, procedures and diagnostics.
The first-of-their-kind reference documents outline when it is … and when it is not … appropriate to utilize each of the options based on an extensive review of current literature by a multidisciplinary team of experts.

PHYSICIAN/HOSPITAL ALIGNMENT FOCUS

There’s no question healthcare delivery is in the middle of a transformational period highlighted by unprecedented consolidation. While there are a number of factors impacting alignment decisions, Paul Keckley, PhD, boiled the equation down to its simplest terms, “Economics drives behavior.”

August 2014

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Heart attack care recognized at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
 

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samer Cabbabe, MD

While a plastic surgery practice tends toward short-term interactions with patients, Samer Cabbabe, MD, gets to support many of them in an ongoing way.

By LUCY SCHULTZE

Are ETFs the New Mutual Funds?

An investment sea change has been occurring in the past few years: Mutual fund investors have been shifting some or all of their assets to passively managed vehicles. For many, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become the vehicle of choice.

Provided by CHARLES GRBCICH

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