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Wednesday April 01st, 2009

Activation of the Prefrontal Cortex Improves Working Memory

Dr. Albert Compte leads the study on working memory

Working memory or short-term memory is related to the ability to pass intelligence tests and is stored in the parietal cortex. However, the role of other areas of the cortex which are activated during use of visual memory is poorly understood. An IDIBAPS team has programmed a complex virtual system that simulates a network of neurons, according to which the prefrontal cortex reinforces the activation of the parietal cortex. This makes is possible to increase the working-memory capacity when necessary. This hypothesis is confirmed by functional magnetic resonance data.

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Catalonia Joins the Fight Against Colon and Rectal Cancer

Last March 31th Hospital Clínic and Hospital del Mar did organize the workshop against colon and rectal cancer

On the occasion of Colon and Rectal Cancer (CRC) Prevention Day, held on 31 March throughout Spain, Hospital del Mar and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona jointly organized the Conference on Prevention of CRC in Catalonia, which took place at Hospital Clínic on the same day, with the presence of different people from many scientific, political and social organizations.

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Thursday March 26th, 2009

Online Encounter With Dr. Elias Campo

El Dr. Elies Campo ha estat avui al xat de Diario MédicoDr. Elias Campo, director of the Center for Biomedical Diagnosis (CDB) of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona was invited today, 26 March, to the “Encuentros Digitales” chat section of Diario Médico, an open participation space, where he answered the questions posed by the online users of this specialist publication. You can access the transcription of the chat via the following link: Diario Médico.

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Wednesday March 25th, 2009

Dr. Belenes Talks About Hospital Clínic and the Current Health Care System in ‘Redacción Médica’

El Dr. Belenes va ser entrevistat per 'Redacción Médica' el passat 16 de març

Dr. Raimón Belenes, Director of Hospital Clínic, was a guest on “Los Cafés de Redacción” of the online specialist newspaper “Redacción Médica” on 16 March, where he talked about the current state of the hospital and gave his view of the hottest topics in health care management in Catalonia and Spain.

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Wednesday March 18th, 2009

Intercultural Mediation is Key to Providing Care for Immigrant Mothers

A study has been carried out on the perception of immigrant mothers regarding health care received during pregnancy and delivery. The data show that there are differences in opinions and expectations regarding the health care system depending on sociocultural origins. It is therefore necessary to take steps to achieve a closer relationship with foreign mothers, such as potentiating the role of mediators, training health care professionals and printing information leaflets.

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Monday March 16th, 2009

Hospital Clínic Is Invited to Take Part on a Regular Basis in the Quiral Opinion Discussions

L'Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, als col·loquis QuiralHospital Clínic will take part on a regular basis (every 3 months) in these discussions, organized by the Vila Casas Foundation, to debate medicine and health matters which, according to the Quiral report, are of most interest to the press in our country. The representative of Hospital Clínic in these events will be Dr. Antoni Trilla, Director of Quality and Safety of Patient Care, who has already taken part in the debate, held in January, on joint payment as an instrument for funding the health care system. The conclusions and opinions of the participants in these discussions (specialist journalists, health care agents and managers, the Vila Casas Foundation and the UPC Observatory on Science Communication) will be published shortly in the  Cuaderno de Opinión Quiral.   Medicina, Comunicación y Sociedad.

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