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Drug-resistant STD forewarns need for more drug research: Indiana University infectious disease expert says

June 8, 2012 -- Gonorrhea, once readily treatable with penicillin and more recently with cephalosporin antibiotics, has developed a drug-resistant strain that may leave millions of people worldwide with fewer treatment options, the World Health Organization cautioned Wednesday.  read more...

International couples study confirms anti-retroviral medications reduce spread of HIV

July 12, 2012 -- Oral anti-retroviral drugs, taken before exposure to HIV, provided a high level of protection against the virus in heterosexual men and women, according to a study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and published July 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  read more...

Pediatric ophthalmologist designs vision screening kit for schools, physicians

July 16, 2012 -- Daniel Neely, M.D., treats children in his pediatric ophthalmology clinic for vision problems ranging from amblyopia and strabismus to cataracts and retinoblastoma. By the time children reach his exam chair, they could be at risk for serious eye conditions.  read more...

Glick Eye Institute purchasing art, seeks more Indiana artists for phase II of public art project

August 29, 2012 -- The art committee at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will purchase 17 pieces of art created by 15 artists with Indiana ties who displayed their work during a year-long public art project developed to showcase the visual arts in a building dedicated to vision care and research.  read more...

IU School of Medicine and IU Health collaborate on cardiovascular genetics in patient care, research

September 11, 2012 -- With funding from the Strategic Research Initiative, physician-scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health are implementing the state’s first comprehensive program to implement genetic testing in research and clinical care in heart disease  read more...

Indianapolis EMS chief named to lead Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety

September 19, 2012 -- The Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety has named Charles Miramonti, M.D., as its new chairman. Dr. Miramonti replaces the retiring Glenn Bingle, M.D., Ph.D., who has served as chairman since the organization’s incorporation in 2009.  read more...

Indiana Network for Patient Care helps officials track disease, warn of outbreaks

January 18, 2013 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that influenza activity is high across most of the United States. The Indiana Network for Patient Care's ability to track data from physician offices and medical facilities across Indiana provides public health officials in the Hoosier state with early warning of outbreaks of influenza and other communicable diseases in Indiana. It will also let them know about weather-related health conditions or food-borne illnesses, enabling immediate actions including the alerting of appropriate medical personnel and policymakers.  read more...

Regenstrief study: Informatics tools underutilized in prevention of hospital-acquired infection

February 20, 2013 -- Advances in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange are shifting efforts in public health toward greater use of information systems to automate disease surveillance, but a study from the Regenstrief Institute has found that these technologies' capabilities are underutilized by those on the front lines of preventing and reporting infections.  read more...
 

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