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Temple University Hospital Participating in New Clinical Trial
Evaluating Novel Device to Access and Biopsy Lung Nodules

Temple is the only hospital on the east coast offering
the Archimedes System technology to its patients


(Philadelphia, PA) – Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with approximately 220,000 new cases of lung cancer predicted in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. Treatment is often more successful when the cancer is detected early. For some patients though, cancer located in the lung may be hard to access due to the nodule’s location and size.
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Glucose Deprivation in the Brain Sets Stage
for Alzheimer's Disease, New Temple Study Shows


(Philadelphia, PA) – One of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease is a decline in glucose levels in the brain. It appears in the early stages of mild cognitive impairment – before symptoms of memory problems begin to surface. Whether it is a cause or consequence of neurological dysfunction has been unclear, but new research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University now shows unequivocally that glucose deprivation in the brain triggers the onset of cognitive decline, memory impairment in particular.
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Temple Launches Center of Excellence
to Address Opioid Use in Pregnancy


(Philadelphia, PA) – Pregnancy is a brief but powerful window of opportunity to identify and treat opioid addiction. However, drug treatment options are limited as many programs don’t accept pregnant women, which can lead to continued drug use, withdrawal or harm to the developing fetus. Through an innovative partnership with Wedge Medical Center, a North Philadelphia mental health and drug/alcohol treatment facility, Temple will work to narrow this treatment gap as a newly designated Center of Excellence which will serve more than 300 pregnant women each year.
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Temple University Hospital Celebrates 125 Years of Providing
Indispensable Health Care and Honors Longtime Employees


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital (TUH), founded in 1892, will kick-off its historic 125th anniversary today during the hospital’s annual Employee Recognition Ceremony and Reception.  The event can be viewed live on the TUH Facebook page, starting at 4 p.m. at www.facebook.com/templehospital.
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Temple Research Points to Potential
New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease


(Philadelphia, PA) – Treatment with an inhibitor of 12/15-lipoxygenase, an enzyme elevated in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), reverses cognitive decline and neuropathology in an AD mouse model, according to a new study by Temple researchers which is published in Biological Psychiatry. The effects were observed after the AD-like phenotype was already established in the mice, which is promising for its potential therapeutic use, as neuropathology tends to develop many years before the appearance of AD symptoms in patients.
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Dr. Anahita Deboo Joins Temple's Department of Neurology


(Philadelphia, PA) Anahita Deboo, MD, has been appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and an attending physician at Temple University Hospital.
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Dr. Eric Velazquez Joins Temple's Department of Surgery


(Philadelphia, PA) – Eric Velazquez, MD, FACS, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and an attending physician at Temple University Hospital.
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Six Temple Physician Practices Participating in Historic Public-Private Medical Home Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care


(Philadelphia, PA) – Six Temple Physicians, Inc. primary care practices have been selected to participate in a nationwide advanced primary care medical home initiative that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally-based, multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The initiative – known as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – features a partnership between payer partners from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans, self-insured businesses, and primary care providers.
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Temple's Dr. Abbas El-Sayed Abbas is New President-Elect
of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society


(Philadelphia, PA) – Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief for Temple University Health System, has been elected to serve as President-elect of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. 
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Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson Named Director of the
Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders at Temple


(Philadelphia, PA) Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD, has been named Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Professor of the Department of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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