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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ninth annual Northeast Ohio Parkinson’s Boot Camp

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals teaches Parkinson’s research, the benefits of exercise, medical and surgical therapies and more at its Ninth Annual Parkinson’s Boot Camp Sept. 9, 2017 at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street in Akron.
 
Parkinson's disease is defined as a disorder of the brain characterized by shaking (tremor) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.
 
The Boot Camp is a free program that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Boot Camp offers exercise techniques, mind and body wellness practices and invigorating skills that helps people with Parkinson’s to better manage their disease. The Boot Camp will also offer a special session for care partners and family members.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HYUNDAI Hope On Wheels presents UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital with $50,000 HYUNDAI Impact Award to support pediatric cancer program

CLEVELAND Hyundai Hope On Wheels® presented University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. UH Rainbow is one of 25 recipients of this year’s award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children’s hospitals nationwide. UH Rainbow will use the funds to support the work of Drs. Alex Huang and John Letterio at UH Rainbow’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute. Drs. Huang and Letterio plan to develop a program to strengthen their team of physician-scientists in the areas of biological science and clinical medicine. 
 
In 2017, Hope On Wheels will award $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization’s donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined the fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, UH Rainbow has received more than $1.6 million from Hope On Wheels.
 
“Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care,” said Scott Fink, chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. “Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work. Superheroes come in all forms, but for children and families battling cancer – superheroes wear lab coats.”




Tuesday, August 08, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Once Again Names University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Among Nation's Best Hospitals

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center once again has been recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals for 2017–18 by U.S. News & World ReportUH Cleveland Medical Center was named among the country’s Top 50 in eight methodology-ranked specialties. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most challenging conditions.


Monday, August 07, 2017

New research from University Hospitals finds music therapy can improve patient knowledge of sickle cell disease

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at University Hospitals (UH) found that music therapy interventions can improve patient knowledge of sickle cell disease (SCD) and ease transition of care for adolescents and young adults. The study investigated the effects of four culturally-tailored and developmentally appropriate music therapy sessions on self-efficacy, trust and SCD knowledge in thirty 18-23 year olds with SCD. This study was supported by the Kulas Foundation of Cleveland.



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