Archive for July, 2012

Twenty-two National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s “Top Doctors”

Posted by Marcus Selle on Jul 25, 2012

Twenty-two National Jewish Health physicians have been named “Top Doctors” in the 2012 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine.The Top Doctors list comprises area physicians who were named most often in a survey of more than 8,500 Denver metro-area doctors, who were asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust most to treat them or their own families.

The twenty-two National Jewish Health physicians selected as Top Doctors in 2012 are:

Dan Atkins, MD, allergy and immunology

J. Kern Buckner, MD, cardiovascular disease

James J. Fenton, MD, pulmonary disease

Laura Z. Fenton*, MD, pediatric radiology

Stephen K. Frankel, MD, critical care medicine

James T. Good, MD, pulmonary disease

Steve D. Groshong, MD, pathology

Thomas C. Hay*, MD, pediatric radiology

Philip D.

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Transitioning Baby into Dreamland

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Jul 24, 2012

Making the transition from being awake to being asleep is a hard transition for a baby to make at first. Your baby’s natural inclination is to just sort of go and go until she passes out. Part of your job as a parent is being able to help transition your baby to sleep.

Here are several methods you can use to try to help your baby make that change from being awake and active to being restful and asleep:

  • Feeding. One of the most common ways to put a baby to sleep is with feeding. Nestle your baby close to your body, and breastfeed or bottle feed him as he falls asleep. Move your baby from a warm bath to warm arms to a warm breast or bottle to a warm bed.
  • Fathering. Another way to help your baby transition is for the father to nestle your baby’s head against the front of his neck, gently resting his chin on the top of the baby’s head. The d

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IU Optometry alum named Optometrist of Year by American Optometric Association

Posted by Sienna Mullaly on Jul 21, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Dr. Melvin Shipp, a 1972 graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry, has been named Optometrist of the Year by the American Optometric Association.

Shipp has served as dean of the Ohio State University College of Optometry since 2004. He was previously a professor and assistant dean for clinical services/director of clinics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He received his Master of Public Health from Harvard University in 1980 and his Doctor of Public Health from the University of Michigan in 1996.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in 1970 from the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and then a Doctor of Optometry in 1972, Shipp served in the United States Navy on active duty from 1972 to 1976 as chief of optometry service in Port Hueneme, Calif. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserves in many capacities including optometry officer, commanding officer and professional school liaison officer until 2001.

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Prolactinoma

Posted by Marcus Selle on Jul 17, 2012

Table of Contents

  • What is Prolactinoma
  • The Pituitary Gland
  • What causes prolactinoma?
  • Signs and symptoms of prolactinoma
  • How prolactinoma is diagnosed
  • Treatment and prognosis
  • Medications
  • Surgery

Prolactinoma is a condition amongst women and some men where there is a benign which is mostly not cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is also called as the master gland where it is responsible for secreting different kinds of hormones and one of which is prolactin.

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