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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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Gene Editing Strategy Eliminates HIV-1 Infection
in Live Animals, Temple Researchers Show


(Philadelphia, PA) – A permanent cure for HIV infection remains elusive due to the virus's ability to hide away in latent reservoirs. But now, in new research published in print May 3 in the journal Molecular Therapy, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and the University of Pittsburgh show that they can excise HIV DNA from the genomes of living animals to eliminate further infection. They are the first to perform the feat in three different animal models, including a “humanized” model in which mice were transplanted with human immune cells and infected with the virus.
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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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