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Parents: Keep Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Away From Children

With medical marijuana now legal in about two-thirds of U.S. states, there’s growing concern about how dispensaries may impact surrounding neighborhoods and communities. And ...
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Common Acid Reflux Medications Linked To Increased Kidney Disease Risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximate...
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Asthma Pill Targets Airway Muscles To Decrease Attacks

Results from a phase II clinical trial, experimental work on cells and computational modelling have together shown why the first pill for asthma in 20 years can help reduce as...
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Customized Drug Interaction Alerts Address Alert Fatigue, Protect Patients

For anyone who regularly uses a computer, the experience of clicking through multipage user agreements is a shared frustration. Being bombarded with too much information can l...
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Even As Hospitals Cut Risky Antibiotic Use In-House, Patients Often Go Home with Them

Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics for their patients, a new study shows that many of those patients still head home with prescrip...
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University Of Minnesota Researchers 3D Bio-Print A Model That Could Improve Anticancer Drugs And Treatments

University of Minnesota medical researchers and engineers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment. They have developed a new ...
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Measles Outbreak: Many States Are Inadequately Vaccinated According To Expert

As several reports emerge highlighting measles outbreaks across the country, Virginia Tech infectious disease expert points out that inadequate vaccine coverage in states like...
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New Sensor To Monitor Blood Sugar Through A Breath

It’s a breath of fresh air for people with diabetics. A simple puff into a handheld device may one day be all it takes to monitor their blood sugar using a new technology bei...
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New Pill Can Deliver Insulin Through The Stomach

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabete...
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Surgeons Investigate Modified Pain Management Strategies To Reduce Opioid Use In Trauma Patients

A team of surgeons is working to identify the most effective strategy to treat acute pain after injury while minimizing the amount of opioids prescribed to trauma patients, bu...
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Mouse Studies Advance Search For New Class Of Antidepressants

In experiments with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report a promising advance in the search for a new class of drugs to treat major depression. A compound develop...
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Why Your Kid’s Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Each year, some 600 million people around the world come down with strep throat. But for some children (and their parents) it’s more than an occasional misery. It’s a recurrin...
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Community-Based Programs To Improve Medication Adherence

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in Mary Poppins, but in real life, it’s much more complicated than that. Two-thirds of patients do not take their medications a...
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NSAID Pretreatment Impairs Immune Response In Heart Failure, Worsens Heart And Kidney Damage

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. However, prolonged use raises the risk of heart and k...
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Tonsillectomy In Children: Update To Guidelines For Treating And Managing Care

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published the Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children (Update) today in Otolaryngology-H...
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American Red Cross Launches Resuscitation Education Suite For Healthcare, EMS And Public Safety Professionals

The American Red Cross, the premiere provider of resuscitation and first aid training, today announced its new resuscitation education program that meets certification and lic...
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Fewer Deaths Seen Among Young Adults Who Got Extra Adult Support As Suicidal Teens

Building a circle of trusted adults around a suicidal teen, to support them during vulnerable times, may have long-term effects that reduce their risk of dying young, a new st...
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A Catholic Health Services's Hospital Is The First In NY To Earn A Gold Seal In Sepsis Care

Each year, at least 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis, the body’s extreme response to an infection, and nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis each yea...
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Puerto Rican Children And Girls Appear Less Likely To Use Their Asthma Inhalers Than Mexican American Children And Boys

Compared to Mexican American children, Puerto Rican children were more likely to have poor or decreasing use of inhaled medication needed to control their asthma, according t...
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Training The Prescriber: An Institutional Effort To Reduce The Amount Of Opioids Prescribed Following Lumbar Surgery

As we all know, opioid addiction in the US has reached epidemic proportions. In 2017 alone, opioids were involved in the overdose deaths of 47,600 people. Many victims of opio...
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Danbury Hospital: Minimally Invasive Procedure Heals Woman’s Heart

Joan Lipman, an 86-year old retired nurse, has dedicated her life to caring for others. So, it was unusual for Joan, who is by nature active and optimistic, to find that she w...
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What Drives Patients To Use Medical Marijuana: Mostly Chronic Pain

Slowly but surely, the stigma surrounding marijuana use is losing its grip in the U.S. Since the 1990s, advocates have pushed for a re-evaluation of cannabis (the plant specie...
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Better Assessing Bacterial Sensitivity To Antibiotics Could Change How Drugs Are Prescribed

We rely on antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, but the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria forces doctors and patients to contend with shifting treatment plans. Furth...
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New Scan Technique Reveals Brain Inflammation Associated With Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and...
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Research Pushes Back On Benefits Of Compounded Topical Pain Creams

In an effort to reduce chronic pain, many people look for hope by paying $20 to thousands of dollars for a tube of prescription topical pain cream or gel. Now, results of a ri...
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