New Method for Healing Hearts

Tucson, Arizona - In a cutting-edge new clinical trial, the University of Arizona's Dr. Zain Khalpey is using tissue from the human placenta to help heal hearts after surgery.

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Chemists recruit anthrax to deliver cancer drugs

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Bacillus anthracis bacteria have very efficient machinery for injecting toxic proteins into cells, leading to the potentially deadly infection known as anthrax. A team of MIT researchers has now hijacked that delivery system for a different purpose: administering cancer drugs.

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Closing the diversity gap in the medical field

Dallas, Texas - Macy’s and the American Heart Association are continuing their concerted efforts to increase the number of minority women in medical schools through the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund.  For the fourth consecutive year, the partners are offering sixteen $2,500 tuition-focused scholarships for minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields.

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CPR Training For Schools

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Kids learning bystander CPR may be the answer to reducing death from the 420,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year. Sadly, most of those victims die because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong.

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New In-Office Treatment For Sinusitis Relief

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Doctors just received good news for the more than 31 million Americans who suffer from sinusitis.

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American Heart Association Says Better Network Access Standards Needed for Health Plans

Washington, DC - A new study released this week by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians and facilities can vary widely based on a consumer’s plan and location.

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