Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 34 | August 25, 2017   
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The Campbell Foundation Provides Emergency Funding to Houston HIV/AIDS Organizations
We've seen the news coverage about the deaths and destruction that Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas. Even those organizations charged with helping others are struggling to get back on their feet. Among them are AIDS Foundation Houston and the Montrose Center. Both organizations serve those living with HIV/AIDS.

The Campbell Foundation, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting clinical, laboratory-based research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, has provided each with a $10,000 emergency grant to be used as each organization sees fit.

"Living in South Florida, we know first-hand the devastation a hurricane can bring. Many of the most vulnerable people - those living with HIV/AIDS - have had their lives turned upside down and we wanted to do what we could to assist," said The Campbell Foundation's Executive Director Ken Rapkin.

To put things into perspective, AIDS Foundation Houston, which serves more than 200 people living with HIV and residing in six housing programs, was forced to shut its doors after Harvey struck. The foundation is now seeing clients who have been displaced due to the flooding, loss of personal items and furniture, and who need food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and linkage to medical providers so that those who are HIV positive do not run out of medications, according to Melody Patelis, Chief Development Officer for AIDS Foundation Houston.
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Researchers Explore First Treatment for Common Form of Heart Failure
The heart adapts to many types of chronic stress by undergoing hypertrophy, a thickening of the heart muscle. In the presence of diseases such as hypertension and heart valve disorders, cardiac hypertrophy is a very common and dangerous condition that can lead to heart failure and even death. The process of hypertrophy involves not only an increase in muscle mass, but also changes in the properties of the muscle that lead to heart failure, along with fibrosis, inflammation and loss of blood supply.
There is currently no treatment for hypertrophy, but researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are conducting studies that may lead to the first. An article detailing their findings, "Reversal of pathological cardiac hypertrophy via the MEF2-coregulator interface," was published online September 7 by the journal JCI Insight. Nanette H. Bishopric, MD, professor of medicine, and Jianqin Wei, MD, assistant research professor of medicine, coauthored the article with the assistance of their research team.
Lighthouse Detox at Jupiter Medical Center Receives Joint Commission Accreditation
Lighthouse Detox at Jupiter Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program. Upon survey, Lighthouse Detox was found to be in complete compliance with the Joint Commission's exacting quality and safety standards.
"Everything that you have come to expect in terms of quality, safety, and patient-centered care from Jupiter Medical Center is what you can expect from Lighthouse Detox," said Steven Seeley, MSN, RN, interim CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. "In this era of high need for effective, medically managed detox programs, this accreditation affirms that superior help is available for those battling substance abuse in our community. Our physicians and health professionals are experts in their field, and they are committed to the highest standards for quality and patient satisfaction."
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