Thursday, August 6, 2015

LOS ANGELES - (August 6, 2015) - Taking medications as prescribed is challenging for many patients, and following doctors' orders regarding medication often varies over time and among different patients. The consequences of failing to follow the prescribed medication regimen range from mild to life-threatening, depending on the medication and the illness or condition being treated.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Study finds Bathing Patients in Chlorhexidine Reduced MRSA Contamination

 
LOS ANGELES – (May 15, 2015) – Holding hope for a relatively inexpensive way to improve care and prevent the spread of deadly hospital-acquired infections, a new study presented today reports that bathing patients in a common hospital soap, called chlorhexidine, was equally effective in preventing the transmission of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as the common practice of having healthcare workers avoid physical contact with the patients.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rise in Infection Rates is Topic for IDAC Presentation May 2 in Costa Mesa

LOS ANGELES – (April 20, 2015) – At the Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) symposium in Costa Mesa on May 2, James McKinnell, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) infectious disease specialist, is scheduled to discuss how physicians can protect their patients against Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of bacteria that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

And Historic Donation to Kick off Capital Campaign. Research Institute to Celebrate its Biggest Donation Ever.

LOS ANGELES – (May 6, 2015) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) celebrated the launch of its campus transformation with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday and announced its largest-ever donation — $3 million from Board Member Joan Hood Jones. The donation kicks off the Capital Campaign to replace some of the institute’s aging buildings with state-of-the-art facilities.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Board Member Joan Jones Pledges $3 million to Launch Institute’s Capital Campaign

LOS ANGELES – (May 6, 2015) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) announced today that it is receiving its biggest donation ever – a $3 million contribution to launch its Capital Campaign – from one of its newest board members, Joan Hood Jones, the former mayor of Manhattan Beach and a former city councilmember.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Three Distinguished Physician-Researchers to be Recognized May 7. Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for May 6.

LOS ANGELES – (April 28, 2015) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) will honor its past by recognizing three distinguished physician-researchers as “Legends” on May 7, and it will celebrate its future with a groundbreaking ceremony May 6 for a campus transformation designed to foster a more collaborative research environment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrating fresh, garden to table entertaining. 

The Kids in Dependency System (K.I.D.S.) Clinic has been chosen as one of the top three 2015 charities to receive support from Las Candalistas, a local philanthropic organization that fundraises to support the health and well-being of children and the environment.  Please consider attending their “Wildside to the Table” event on Thursday, April 30 to support their efforts in assisting the K.I.D.S. Clinic.  Click here for more information.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Analysis of the longer-term influence of menopausal hormone therapy on breast cancer incidence in two Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trials suggests a pattern of changing influences over time on breast cancer, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pediatric emergency care coordinators in the nation’s emergency departments are strongly linked with improved readiness to care for children, according to a new study in . Nearly 50 percent of the nation’s emergency departments have a physician or nurse dedicated to address staff training, equipment availability and policies for the care of children—a three-fold increase since 2003. This is an important finding because the presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator is strongly correlated with improved pediatric readiness, independent of other factors.