links header

OUTTA THIS WORLD LINKS!

INTERESTING, INSPIRING, AND INTRIGUING LINKS
ACROSS THE GLOBE

Printer Friendly PDF




Mending Broken Hearts
July 2012 National Geographic Magazine

Follow photographer Robert Clark into the battle to save lives—and hearts, from studies that encourage healthy habits to innovative surgical procedures. Featuring photographs taken at the Berlin Heart Center and the Jackson Heart Study. Watch slideshow...


Brown and Goldstein
June, 2012: Life@ Videos

Forty years ago, two young UT Southwestern physician/scientists began groundbreaking work that would ultimately lead to lifesaving drugs for heart disease and earn the pair the Nobel Prize. Follow the story from Dallas to Stockholm ... and back to UTSW. Read more...


Facebook's organ donation drive success spills into Canada
25 June, 2012: CBC News Canada

Facebook's recent push to promote organ donation in the United States caused registrations to soar; a similar social media initiative could soon be launched in Canada. Read more...


Risk of cytomegalovirus infection following lung transplant now more measurable
25 June, 2012: medicalxpress.com

Researchers in the Department of Virology and the Clinical Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna have demonstrated that the risk of cytomegalovirus infection following lung transplant can now be determined more effectively by measuring the immune response. Read more...


Exercise helps lung transplant patients
24 June, 2012: UPI.com Health News

Lung transplant patients who participated in a structured exercise program had lower risk factors for cardiovascular problems, says Dr. Daniel Langer from University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium. Read more...


Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
15 June, 2012: Cedars-Sinai News

The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center in Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute will be named for the famed entertainer in recognition of her philanthropic commitment and it will be directed by C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, a cardiologist and nationally respected expert on women's cardiovascular disease. The gift will boost crucial research, education to combat growing, lethal incidence of women's heart disease. Read more...


New action for ancient heart drug
13 June, 2012: University of Michigan News

An ancient heart drug that's inspired the work of herbalists and poets for centuries may treat a condition that plagues millions of overstressed and overweight Americans today. Read more...


Pride of Australia Medal 2012
03 June, 2012: couriermail.com.au

Inspiring, determined, brave - these are just some of the words that have been used to describe 14-year-old Queenslander Coen Ashton. A worthy and popular recipient of the 2011 Pride of Australia Medal, the young cystic fibrosis sufferer continues to wait for a double-lung transplant and, when well enough, continues to talk about the importance of organ donation. Read more...


College freshman at age 9, medical degree at 21
03 June, 2012: the Chicago Tribune

Sho Yano has become the youngest student to get an M.D. from the University of Chicago. Yano was reading at age 2, writing by 3 and composing music by his 5th birthday. He graduated from Loyola University in three years—summa cum laude, no less. Read more...


Ellen DeGeneres earns 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
15 May, 2012: Los Angeles Times

This fall, Ellen DeGeneres will join Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, George Carlin and Will Ferrell in a very exclusive comedy club: recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. DeGeneres will receive her award during a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. Read more...


Is 70 the New 60 for Heart Transplants?
27 March, 2012: Associated Press

Daniel Goldstein, MD, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, is interviewed and filmed performing a heart transplant on a 71-year old patient. Read more...