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Who Can Benefit from a Cardiac Rehab Program?

May 17, 2019 | CHRISTINE GIRAUD (Ghost Writer)| Published in Rehab Select

You recently suffered from a heart attack – and while it was scary, you’re starting to feel better. You’re following your doctor’s orders by eating heart-healthy foods, exercising, and reducing stress wherever possible. So why does your doctor still think you need a cardiac rehabilitation program? see more

Do Students Learn About Locum Tenens During Medical and Nursing School?

May 2, 2019 | CHRISTINE GIRAUD | Published in Barton Associates

Barton Associates has a network of more than 270,000 locum tenens providers who go on thousands of assignments every year. The outlook for locum tenens career paths is bright, the temporary staffing industry is worth $3.9 billion and only poised to grow further, the perks are well-advertised, and the demand for quality health care will only increase throughout the upcoming years. And yet, medical and nursing schools do not traditionally introduce locum tenens as a future career option to students. see more

Monitoring Health at Home Through Movement

November 19, 2018 | CHRISTINE GIRAUD | Published in Overture Global Magazine

Using ultra-wide band signal, the system can track the movements and physical conditions of patients at home, giving doctors and caregivers a rich source of data to help guide treatment and spot problems early. And pharmaceutical companies are lining up to use the system in their clinical trials. see more

Why are More Young Women Getting Cirrhosis?

August 30, 2018 | CHRISTINE GIRAUD | Published in The Paper Gown

A groundbreaking observational study at University of Michigan in 2017 discovered that the rate of people dying from alcohol-related age 25-34 skyrocketed from 2009-2016. Millennial women in particular were dying at a faster rate than men. This article follows the story of one millennial woman who is suffering alcohol-related cirrhosis and the possible reasons for this national problem. see more

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The Power of Voice in Healthcare

August 9, 2018 | CHRISTINE GIRAUD | Published in

The Voice of Health Summit, held at Harvard University Medical School on August 7, 2018, was full of exciting discussion on the future of voice technology in health care. The event was mostly consumer-focused, particularly on the elderly and disabled populations, because of speech technology’s ability to be hands-free and home-based. The second most discussed target demographic was clinicians. Voice is attractive to clinicians because it is able to tie into various sources of data, is flexible and easy to develop, is on-demand, hands-free, and extends into the home. see more

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Medical Cannabis Special: Treating yourself

May 22, 2018 | CHRISTINE GIRAUD | Published in

When Western medicine failed, these patients designed their own successful cannabis regimens. see more

Medical Journals- Data Contributor

Wiley Online Library 

“MRI Surveillance Following Treatment of Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma” Cheney, M.D., Giraud, C. and Goldberg, S.I., et al. 2013;

Background and Objectives: Local recurrence (LR) following limb‐sparing surgery and radiation therapy (RT) for extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is rare. The current study investigates the utility of surveillance nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detection of asymptomatic LRs.

International Journal of Radiation Oncology 

“The Role of Postoperative Radiation (RT) Boost for Soft Tissue Sarcomas with Positive Margins following Preoperative RT and Resection” E. Pan, BS; S.I. Goldberg, PhD; Y.L. Chen, MD; C.Giraud, MA; J.L. Hornick, MD, PhD; G.P. Nielsen, MD; F.J. Hornicek, MD; C.P. Raut, MD: E.H. Baldini, MD, MPH; T.F. DeLaney, MD.; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, ASTRO Abstract 2013.

Purpose: To assess the contribution of a post-operative radiation boost on local tumor control and other oncologic outcomes in patients with extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) treated with pre-operative radiation therapy (RT) followed by surgical excision resulting in positive margins.


“The Use of Radiation Therapy in the Management of Selected Patients with Atypical Lipomas” Josephine Kang, Maikel Botros, Saveli Goldberg, Christine Giraud, G. Petur Nielsen, Yen-Lin Chen, Kevin Raskin, Joseph Schwab, Sam S. Yoon, Francis J. Hornicek, and Thomas F. DeLaney. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Sarcoma, Volume 2013, Article ID 485483, 5 pages.

Background and Objectives. Atypical lipomas are uncommon, slow-growing benign tumors. While surgery has been the primary treatment modality, we have managed some patients with radiation (RT) as a component of the treatment and have reported their outcomes in this study. Methods. A retrospective review of all cases of extremity and trunk atypical lipomas in The Sarcoma Database at the study institution was conducted.