Temple Burn Center
The right choice for advanced burn care
Temple University Hospital has a specialized and highly sophisticated burn care facility—the Temple Burn Center. It's the region's only burn center at a Level 1 trauma center. And it's the only burn facility in the area to be affiliated with an academic medical center, giving patients the added measure of confidence that they're getting the best care possible.
Verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons, the Temple Burn Center offers a wide range of care—from high-level trauma care for severely burned patients to outpatient care for those with less severe burns. And regardless of the extent of the injury, all burn patients treated in the Temple University Hospital emergency room are fast-tracked and seen by Burn Center specialists.
Temple's Dr. Steven R. Houser is New President-Elect of the American Heart Association
Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean of Research, the Vera J. Goodfriend Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
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Calcium Uptake by Mitochondria Makes Heart Beat Harder in Fight-or-Flight Response, Temple Researchers Discover
In a life-threatening situation, the heart beats faster and harder, invigorated by the fight-or-flight response, which instantaneously prepares a person to react or run. Now, a new study by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) shows that the uptick in heart muscle contractility that occurs under acute stress is driven by a flood of calcium into mitochondria—the cells' energy-producing powerhouses.
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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Visits Temple, Presents Commendation for Service Following the Amtrak Accident
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy visited Temple University Hospital (TUH) on June 23rd to present Certificates of Recognition to Temple and other area hospitals for the care, dedication, and compassion they provided to victims of the May 12th Amtrak derailment. Temple Health clinicians and administrators, together with colleagues from hospitals across the region, gathered in TUH's Erny Auditorium to receive the honors.
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