Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Dr. Dinesh Khanna Discusses Importance of ‘STAR’ Trial and Treatment for Scleroderma Patients

January 20, 2015

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today that information, presented last week in San Francisco, introducing its pivotal scleroderma trial (“the STAR trial”), is now available on the company website at

Weight loss increased FSH levels in overweight postmenopausal women

January 21, 2015

In postmenopausal women who are overweight, weight loss led to small increases in follicle-stimulating hormone, according to research published in Obesity. The effect could occur through pathways mediated by endogenous estrogen along with other pathways, researchers suggest.


Dr. Richard Hirth Weighs In On Payer/Provider Financial Conflicts

January 22, 2015

A large payer and health system in California are embroiled in a bitter feud over expired contract terms, the type of fight all too common in the fee-for-service world. With healthcare switching to value-based care, some had hoped these types of financial squabbles would disappear as the...

UAB researcher awarded $1.25 million grant for “high-Medicaid” nursing home research

January 22, 2015

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions have been awarded $1.25 million by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to better understand the management and market factors associated with high performance among nursing homes that have a high...

Study Finds that Many Parents are Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of American parents place their children in forward-facing car seats before it's safe to do so, a new study reveals.

"There are lots of reasons why parents are eager to change from the rear-facing to forward-facing seat: the...

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient’s risk of pneumonia, researchers report.  For the current study, investigators looked at data on more than 16,000 patients who had heart bypass surgery. The surgeries took...

American Journal of Managed Care Editors Highlight Key Studies, Looking Back on 20 Years of Contributions

January 30, 2015

Throughout 2015, The American Journal of Managed Care will celebrate 20 years as the leading forum for evidence-based research and commentary on healthcare delivery systems. In January, the look back begins as Editors-in-Chief A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., and Michael Chernew, Ph.D., highlight key...

Dr. Gary Freed: Disneyland measles episode and vaccine public awareness

February 4, 2015

Gary Freed, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Pediatrics, was quoted in an article for NBC News as an expert on the recent outbreak of measles and vaccinations in the U.S. 

"I think we have to remember that there are a certain group of parents who, no matter what...

Key Premise Of Obamacare Lawsuit Contradicted By Email Senate Aide Sent In 2010

February 10, 2015

The premise of the latest legal attack on Obamacare has always been shaky. An email that a key Senate staffer wrote in January 2010 would appear to make it even shakier. Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case about what the text of the Affordable Care...

'I don't know what we would have done without it,' newborn baby's heart defect found during newly required screening

February 12, 2015

QUINCY, MI - Payton Morris is mild mannered with bright, exploring eyes and tousled hair. She sleeps better than many and complains about little other than her meals, which she demands with typical, desperate urgency. Monday, Feb. 9, the 2-month-old wore a onesie with pleated sleeves and a pithy...