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FAU AND COLLABORATORS RECEIVE $1.68 MILLION NIH GRANT

A neuroscientist from Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Life Science Initiative (JLSI) and collaborators from the University of Minnesota and Stowers Institute for Medical Research recently received a four-year, $1.68 million R01 research grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for a project titled, “Understanding Complex Trait Architecture through Population Genomics.”

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BOCA RATON SURGEON SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMS ANKLE REPLACEMENT FOR PATIENT PREVIOUSLY DEEMED INELIGIBLE

BOCA RATON, Fla.July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Kyle Kinmon, board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon and founder of Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists, recently performed a procedure to revise a previous ankle replacement with a custom implant component, a first of its kind to restore function.

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JOE HARPAZ JOINS MODERNIZING MEDICINE AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Boca Raton, Fla. – July 16, 2018 – Specialty-specific healthcare information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., has appointed Mr. Joe Harpaz as the company’s president and chief operating officer (COO). Mr Harpaz will lead all direct customer-facing activities, with an emphasis on scaling the business and supporting its customers as they navigate the shifting healthcare landscape.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY NURSES OF THE YEAR GET MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Palm Beach County nurses recently were honored for their work at the Palm Healthcare Foundation’s fifth annual Heart of Gold Nursing Reception at the Cohen Pavilion at The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The event, which also recognized the 2018 Nurses of the Year, is the culmination of the foundation’s six-week Thank a Nurse campaign sponsored by Tenet Health and VITAS Healthcare.

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‘SKINNY FAT’ IN OLDER ADULTS MAY PREDICT ALZHEIMER’S RISK

A new study has found that “skinny fat” –  the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. While sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that is part of the natural aging process, as well as obesity both negatively impact overall health and cognitive function, their coexistence poses an even higher threat, surpassing their individual effects.

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JOHN ROBERTS, MD, MBA, JOINS STAFF AT BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL

BOCA RATON, FL – July 2, 2018 RELEASE PDF – Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment of John Roberts, MD, MBA, to the medical staff of the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and BocaCare® Physician Network at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr. Roberts is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including thoracoscopy, robotic surgery and other surgical treatments of lung and esophageal cancers.

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SOME EXISTING ANTI-CANCER DRUGS MAY ACT IN PART BY TARGETING RNA, STUDY SHOWS

JUPITER, FL – June 28, 2018 – Bolstering the notion that RNA should be considered an important drug-discovery target, scientists at Scripps Research have found that several existing, FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs may work, in part, by binding tightly to RNA, the regulators of the basic activities of life within cells. The research offers another approach for tackling diseases that have been considered “undruggable,” including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and certain cancers.

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