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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's Disease, New Research at Temple Shows


(Philadelphia, PA) – The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet.
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Dr. Larry Kaiser, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, Named One of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare


(Philadelphia, PA) – Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, the Lewis Katz Dean at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University, has been named one of the top “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2017 by Modern Healthcare.
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Temple’s Dr. Rene J. Alvarez, Jr.
Elected President of the American Heart
Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors


(Philadelphia, PA) – Rene J. Alvarez, Jr., MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), Vice Chief of Cardiology, and Medical Director of the Heart Failure/ Cardiac Transplantation Program at Temple University Hospital (TUH), has been named President-Elect of the American Heart Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors. Dr. Alvarez will serve a two-year term as President of the organizations beginning July 1, 2017.
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Temple University Hospital Honored by the American
Heart Association with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital has earned the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
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Temple Study Shows that Baby Boxes, Combined with Personalized Sleep Education, Reduced Rates of a Key Unsafe Infant Sleep Practice during First Week of Infancy


(Philadelphia, PA) – Bed-sharing, the unsafe practice in which parents sleep in the same bed as their babies, is associated with sleep-related deaths in infants, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. However, a research team at Temple University Hospital has now found that face-to-face postpartum education about safe infant sleep, combined with the distribution of a baby box, which is a cardboard bassinet, reduced the rates of bed-sharing during babies’ first 8 days of life.
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Robert H. Lux, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Temple University Health System, Named One of Top “Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know”


(Philadelphia, PA) – Robert H. Lux, CPA, FHFMA, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Temple University Health System, has been named one of this year’s top “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
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Dr. Frank Friedenberg Appointed Interim Chief of the
Section of Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital


(Philadelphia, PA) – Frank Friedenberg, MD, MS (Epi), Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, has been appointed Interim Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital.  
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Dr. Lee Peng Appointed Chief of Hepatology
at Temple University Hospital


(Philadelphia, PA) – Lee F. Peng, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chief of the Sub-Section of Hepatology, Section of Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital. 
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Temple University Hospital’s
Acres of Diamonds Gala Sets New Records


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital (TUH) celebrated its Annual Acres of Diamonds Gala — one of the oldest black tie charity events in the city — on Saturday, April 29 at the Please Touch Museum. With 1,100 people in attendance, the highest attendance ever, the Gala set a new fundraising record, raising more than $1.4M for the Hospital, which benefits the patients it serves.
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Temple Offering Stroke Telemedicine Services
at Lower Bucks Hospital under New Agreement


(Philadelphia, PA / Bristol, PA) – Temple University Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospital have entered into a clinical partnership in which Temple neurologists will provide acute stroke telemedicine services to patients at Lower Bucks Hospital as of May 8.  
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