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WHSC News Releases for July 1999

July 9 '99 National Ranking Names Emory University Hospital Among America's Best Hospitals U.S. News and World Report today named Emory University Hospital one of America's Best Hospitals in 10 of 16 medical specialties: cardiology (8th), ophthalmology (10th), orthopedics (22nd), neurology and neurosurgery (16th), urology (17th), geriatrics (39th), gynecology (31st), gastroenterology (28th), otolaryngology (47th) and cancer (27th). Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University was named 39th in hormonal disorders. The rankings will be published in the magazine the week of July 12. FULL STORY

 July 7 '99

 LOWERING 'BAD' CHOLESTEROL AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANGIOPLASTY FOR MILD CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, PER NEJM REPORT Aggressively lowering "bad" cholesterol "is at least as good or better" than angioplasty/usual care for preventing and delaying certain cardiac events in selected patients with stable coronary artery disease, report researchers from Emory University and elsewhere in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. The authors report results of the Atorvastatin Versus Revascularization Treatment (AVERT) trial -- the first study to directly compare cholesterol-lowering therapy to balloon angioplasty. FULL STORY

July 7 '99



COMMUNITY CHARITIES OF GEORGIA HONORS EMORY/GRADY SICKLE CELL EXPERT For his role in research shown to help prevent stroke in children with sickle cell anemia, Emory University's Lewis L. Hsu, M.D., Ph.D., received the Health Advancement Award from Community Health Charities of Georgia May 21 at the organization's first annual Recognition Gala. FULL STORY

July 5 '99


 TOURETTE SYNDROME: Cholinergic Agents may Offer Relief from Tics in Adults with Tourette Syndrome "Significant reduction" in Tourette syndrome symptoms was noted in a study of nine affected adults after they received a medication not usually prescribed for this neurologic disorder, according to data presented by Emory University researchers at this week's 3rd International Scientific Symposium on Tourette Syndrome. FULL STORY
July 3 '99 STOP SMOKING FOR ONE DAY AND RECEIVE $100 FOR PARTICIPATION IN NICOTINE CRAVING STUDY Nicotine craving is the focus of a medical study being conducted by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Right-handed men ages 20-45 who regularly smoke cigarettes are currently being recruited. Study subjects will be asked to refrain from smoking for 24 hours before testing and they will receive $100 compensation. FULL STORY
July 3 '99 ADULTS WITH DIABETES SOUGHT FOR DIABETIC NEUROPATHY STUDY AT EMORY Adults between ages 18 and 70 who have diabetes are being sought for participation in the Emory University arm of a national study testing an investigational drug for diabetic neuropathy ­ a common complication of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. FULL STORY
July 3 '99 PARKINSON'S PATIENTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY TO EXAMINE DELAY OF DISEASE PROGRESSION Neurology researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine are seeking adults ages 40 to 80 with recent, untreated symptoms of the movement disorder known as Parkinson's disease. FULL STORY
July 3 '99 WHEN IS ANXIETY AN ILLNESS?'Topic Addressed July 15 by Emory Psychiatrist Nationally Recognized for Anxiety Research The difference between the anxiety we all experience and that which can become disabling will be discussed by Emory University psychiatrist Philip Ninan, M.D., at a free public lecture Thursday, July 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room of Wesley Woods Health Center, 1841 Clifton Rd., N.E. Call 404/ 727-8968. FULL STORY

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