Frank W. Bowen, III, MD, Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology at Cooper, was featured in a segment for WHYY. The story focused on a new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), that found that some people diagnosed with lung cancer decide not to get surgery even though it is the best treatment option.
On Thursday, the first of the 'Summer in the City' concerts at Cooper Commons Park debuted with the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, the world-renowned African dance troupe based at Camden's Unity Community Center, having the honor of performing the opening show.
Primary care physicians are a key component of the healthcare reform bill, but a recent study suggests that New Jersey will need one thousand more primary care physicians over the next decade in order to keep up with patient need.
The June issue of Cosmopolitan magazine features an article about safe skin practices during the summer months. Naomi Lawrence, M.D., Head of the Division of Dermatology, Section of Procedural Dermatology, was interviewed for the piece and commented on the importance of also checking your scalp and neck for sun damage.
Elise Rector of Mount Laurel spent 108 days in the ICU fighting H1N1. On Friday, Elise and her fiancé Vincent celebrated their courtship at the place that saved her life six-months ago and welcomed the staff responsible for her remarkable recovery to join in their celebration of love.
Recently-released federal data shows the national Cesarean rate for 2007 to be the highest ever reported, at 31.8 percent of all births, which is an increase of 54 percent from 1996. The Courier-Post published an in-depth article discussing the trend in New Jersey and spoke with Richard L. Fischer, M.D., Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, about some of the possible reasons for the substantial increase.
Last week, Rowan University held an undergraduate commencement ceremony for the class of 2010. Former graduate Marque Allen addressed those in attendance while accepting this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his speech, Allen and his wife, Yvette, officially presented the University with the first donation to fund a scholarship at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Richard Selznick, Ph.D., Director of the Cooper Learning Center, wrote an article featured in the Great Schools Newsletter about seven strategies to help your child climb from struggles to success. Shut-down learners are children who become academically discouraged and disconnected from school over time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about Mr. Chris Koniers and his wife Franny, both breast cancer survivors, who participated in this year's walk for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Philadelphia. Last Mother’s Day, Mr. Koniers was just a bystander, supporting his wife as she walked during the annual event. This year, he was a part of the race as a breast cancer survivor himself, walking along side of his wife and thousands of other women fighting for a cure.
Students from Seneca High School were exposed to what day-to-day life is like at a Level I Trauma Center on Wednesday during a three-hour course that included examples of execution-style gunshot wounds, severe burns and suicide attempts as well as simulated trauma cases. The lesson for students - most trauma injuries are preventable.