Portland, Oregon - The addition of a pharmacist into a team-based care practice model can improve patient outcomes. As key partners in patient care, pharmacists take on a variety of roles, such as helping get a patient’s diabetes or hypertension under control.

A portfolio of joint programs that support a high standard of cardiovascular care for hospitals will help ensure patients have access to the most evidence-based care available. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest independent healthcare evaluation organization, are joining forces to provide an unprecedented focus on enhancing cardiovascular patient care through a range of innovative disease-specific hospital certifications while improving outcomes for those hospitalized with cardiovascular conditions, the number one cause of death in the United States.

During active surveillance for prostate cancer, your doctor closely monitors your prostate cancer for any changes. Active surveillance for prostate cancer is sometimes called expectant management or watchful waiting.

Sundeep Khosla, M.D, a researcher and physician at Mayo Clinic, has been named the recipient of the 2018 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Frontiers in Science Award. Considered the AACE’s highest honor, this award, according to the association, “recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to their profession or area of expertise.”

The National Institutes of Health is supporting efforts to broaden biomedical scientists’ access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the Nobel Prize-winning imaging method that is revolutionizing structural biology. The Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program is creating three national cryo-EM service centers to provide access to the technology and is supporting the development of cryo-EM training curricula to build a skilled workforce. The awards are anticipated to total $129.5 million, pending the availability of funds, and the centers are expected to offer limited services by late 2018 as they build to full capacity.

There are several procedures available to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, including a relatively new treatment that uses steam to reduce the size of the prostate and ease symptoms. This treatment has been shown to effectively eliminate excess prostate tissue, while carrying a low risk of side effects.