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Temple Researchers Uncover Vital Role for Mitochondrial Calcium Exchange in Heart Function, Revealing New Therapeutic Target for Heart Disease


(Philadelphia, PA) – Scientists have long thought that calcium transport into mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – is a key signal linking cardiac workload, or how hard the heart pumps, with energy production.  Now, in a major breakthrough, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University show that the exit of calcium from mitochondria serves a critical role in heart function and may represent a powerful therapeutic approach to limit heart disease.
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76 Temple Physicians Named
"Top Doctors" by Philadelphia Magazine


(Philadelphia, PA) – Seventy-six (76) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for 2017. Physicians on the list were nominated by their professional peers and practice at Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Jeanes Hospital and in the community as part of Temple Physicians, Inc. 
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Temple's Cindy Blank-Reid Elected
President of the Society of Trauma Nurses


(Philadelphia, PA) – Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN, Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist at Temple University Hospital, has been elected to serve as President of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), an international organization with more than 3,200 members. Blank-Reid was installed as STN President during the Annual Member Business Meeting in St. Louis, MO, on April 6. She will serve a one-year term.
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Temple University Hospital Hosts
Community "Health Fest" for 125th Anniversary


(Philadelphia, PA) – As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Temple University Hospital (TUH) announced today it will host a community “Health Fest” on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the main hospital building at 3401 N. Broad Street, in the Ontario Street lobby and courtyard.
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Temple University Hospital Now Offering
Less Invasive Surgical Option for Patients
Suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


(Philadelphia, PA) – Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a chronic digestive disorder that affects the stomach and lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people who suffer from GERD experience acid indigestion or heartburn due to a weakened LES, which allows gastric contents to reflux back into the esophagus. Prolonged exposure to acid in the esophagus can lead to serious complications, including Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.
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Dr. Larry Kaiser Named a "Great Healthcare
Leader to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review


(Philadelphia, PA) – Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, Lewis Katz Dean and Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know.”
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Patti LaBelle Headlines Temple University Hospital Gala


(Philadelphia, PA) – Two-time Grammy® Award-winner and legendary recording artist Patti LaBelle will perform a private concert for attendees of this year’s Temple University Hospital Acres of Diamonds Gala, taking place April 29 at the Please Touch Museum. This year’s Gala marks the 125th anniversary of Temple University Hospital, and is presented by the Temple University Hospital Medical Staff. The Gala serves as the hospital’s top fundraising event each year.
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Temple-Led Research Team Finds Sex-Based Differences in Utilization and Outcomes for Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis in Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis


(Philadelphia, PA) - One way to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a procedure called catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), which allows physicians to place a clot-dissolving agent directly into the clot. CDT has become more commonly used in the United States since research showed it reduced the incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome. Given this increased utilization, a research team led by Riyaz Bashir, MD, FACC, RVT, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Temple University Hospital, sought to identify and describe sex-based differences in utilization and safety outcomes of CDT for treatment of DVT in the U.S.  In research published online by the journal Vascular Medicine, the team found sex-based differences in both utilization and safety outcomes.
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Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is Ranked Among Top Medical Schools in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report


(Philadelphia, PA) – The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has once again been ranked as one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the nation on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools list. The U.S. News rankings are based on a multifactorial assessment of 140 allopathic and 30 osteopathic medical schools across the United States.
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Temple Now Offering Transcaval Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Replacement (TAVR) for Patients with Aortic Stenosis


(Philadelphia, PA) Temple University Hospital is offering an alternative approach to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat aortic valve stenosis, a potentially deadly condition characterized by a narrowing of the aortic valve opening that does not allow normal blood flow out of the heart.
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