In case you missed it: Match Day madness, national rankings and more

We’re still buzzing from the excitement of Match Day. But as you start enjoying your weekend and keep scrolling through Match Day photos, here are some news items you may have missed.

BCM gets boost in national rankings

BCM tops U.S. News & World Report’s list as the best primary care and medical-research institution in Texas. Match Day, Ranking and moreNationally, the BCM ranked in the top 20 medical colleges.

Read more about the rise in the rankings:

BCM President Dr. Paul Klotman talks about the recent ranking.

BCM among top 20 medical colleges in U.S. News & World Report

Easing joint pain

Osteoarthritis is common, affecting more than 70 percent of the population between the ages of 55 and 77. The good news? BCM researchers find that increasing an amount of naturally occurring protein could help ease joint pain and help patients suffering osteoarthritis.

Read more about the research:

Protein may alter inevitability of osteoarthritis

Aspirin prevents skin cancer?

A new study published in the academic journal Cancer found 60,000 post-menopausal women (who were light-skinned Caucasians, a pool of patients that have the highest risk of cancer) over 12 years who took aspirin at least a couple times a week had a 20 percent lower risk of melanoma.

Learn more about the study from NPR’s health news blog Shots.

-By Audrey M. Marks

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