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Dr. Ayse Gurses, Receives An Award from the Federation of Associations of Behavioral & Brain Science

Image Dr. Ayse Gurses, a native of Turkey and a human factors engineer here at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality recently received an award from the Federation of Associations of Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). Dr. Gurses received the Early Career Investigator Award for her work to improve the safety of patients who undergo heart surgery.

Dr. Oz's Tips for Losing Those Last 10 Pounds

Image By Meghan Holohan - We?ve all been there. There?s extra weight around the belly and it seems like the additional 10 pounds of padding won?t budge despite diet and workout. Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. told TODAY that events such as stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. And, he shared a few tips to help shed those pounds.

A Bone Marrow Drive for Lara Berkmen

Image    “This is my personal journey of surviving a life threatening illness. Millions of children around the world suffer from leukemia. I am not alone in this fight.” Lara Berkmen, is a 13 year old girl who lives in Fairfield, CT and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia), in September, 2012. After 4 rounds of chemotherapy, doctors decided that she needs a bone marrow transplant in order to get rid of the leukemic cells in her body. She loves reading, writing, swimming, playing instruments, and is being recognized for her efforts and natural talents.

Health tips from Dr. Oz at California Museum

California’s fiscal fitness depends on adopting healthy habits. On Monday, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a popular television host of "The Dr. Oz Show" led the charge for a two year pilot workplace-wellness program designed to promote healthy habits at work. “Health happens in the Workplace” was launched with Yvonne R. Walker, President of SEIU, State Controller John Chiang, and State Treasurer Bill Lockyer pushing forward to improve state worker’s health to save money on long term cost.

'Dr. Oz Show' Helps Keep Upstate Businesses Healthy

Image GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A physician known for delivering a daily dose of medical and nutritional advice on TV has apparently done a lot to keep area businesses healthy too. Dr. Mehmet Oz, of "The Dr. Oz Show," is seen weekday afternoons on WYFF. "As soon as Dr. Oz airs at 4 o'clock we get phone calls," Vanessa Rampey, an employee of Garner's Natural Life in Greenville, told WYFF. "They're asking, 'Do you have it? Do you have it?'"

Health and Dental Tourism: What's Happening in Hungary, Turkey & Oklahoma?

Image In Hungary, the dental tourism profits reach a stunning 227 million Euros annually, which means that the country has got as much as 40% share of the entire European tourism market. However, Hungary sets the stakes even higher, and wants to achieve a figure two times higher in the following three years.

According to the statement of Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, dental tourism is what will set the economy of the country back on track. There will be made huge investments in the dental care field, in order to be abler to offer even higher standard care for the patients that choose Hungary as their primary spot. Moreover, Hungarian dentists are going to be kept at home by being offered incentives.

On the other hand, Turkey has also become quite a favored dental tourism spot by foreign patients. Even medical and dental tourists from the US are traveling to Turkey for quality and cheap dental care.

LASIK Advances to A New Level

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Dr. Kevin Niksarli is Medical Director at the Manhattan LASIK Center.
Top New York Laser Eye Surgeon utilizes bladeles laser fo fast and safest outcomes. The most advanced technology in Laser Eye Surgery, called INTRALASE Femto-second Laser, provides a new level of assurance about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery. With IntraLase, a special laser is used to gently reshape the corneal surface, resulting in improved vision, 20/20 in most cases. During the procedure, two different lasers are used, and it is also called “bladeless” or “all-laser” LASIK. Dr. Kevin Niksarli of Manhattan Lasik Center, who has been performing LASIK for over a decade, has been using INTRALASE, as one of the first LASIK centers, to adopt this most advanced technology.

Economic Impact of the Biopharmaceutical Sector*

ImagePharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies remain an economic force throughout New York, and a new study shows the industry has strong potential for continued long-term growth. An analysis of the impact of the biopharmaceutical sector on the economy of New York, using data primarily from 2006, indicates that the biopharmaceutical industry generated $29.1 billion in total output, of which $16.0 billion was generated from direct employment. New York State is responsible for 6.8% of all direct biopharmaceutical output nationally.

The Turkish Heart Study

Ayşe Önal Zamboğlu- San Francisco
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Turkish American High-Tech Professionals welcomed a very special guest, Prof. Robert Mahley. Dr. Mahley is a renowned expert on heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and, more recently, Alzheimer's disease, and is the president of the J. David Gladstone Institutes, director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, and professor of pathology and medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
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