New Study Holds Hope for Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Methamphetamine in the Womb

Supportive Home Environment May Reduce Behavioral and Emotional Issues

LOS ANGELES – Despite continuing reports that methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy can lead to behavioral and emotional problems in children, pregnant women continue to abuse the illicit drug. Nearly one-fourth of pregnant women seeking treatment at federal facilities were methamphetamine users.

Risk Factors for Weapon Involvement in Adolescents Vary by Race and Gender

Dr. Rashmi Shetgiri of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, LA BioMed.
Dr. Rashmi Shetgiri of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, LA BioMed.

Cincinnati, OH, January 14, 2016 -- In 2011, almost 13% of high school students had been victimized with weapons.  Weapon-related violence among adolescents can lead to injuries and long-term mental health problems.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that the risk and protective factors for carrying and using weapons vary by race and gender.

LA BioMed Researcher Honored for Distinguished Teaching

Dr. John Michael Criley Recognized for his major contributions to cardiovascular medicine
Dr. John Michael Criley Recognized for his major contributions to cardiovascular medicine

LOS ANGELES – John Michael Criley, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researcher, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology on April 4 at the organization’s 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL.

In notifying Dr. Criley of the award, the American College of Cardiology said he was being recognized for his “innovative, outstanding teaching characteristics and compassionate qualities. Because of these attributes, you have made major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine.”