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New Report Reveals LGBTQ Seniors Face Critical Challenges Accessing Aging Services
20 percent of LGBTQ Seniors in San Francisco Don't Use Aging Services Because They Feel Unsafe or Unwelcome

On Lok and Openhouse today released results from a groundbreaking new report by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), which aims to tackle a wide range of unique...
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Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine to be Named in Honor of Late Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will be named in honor of late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, reflecting Tyson's commitment to the future of hea...
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Team Up to Connect Blood Cancer Patients to Clinical Trials that Can Lead to New and Better Treatments

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced a collaboration to expand access to LLS's unique free service providing clinical t...
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American Nurses Association Releases 13 Updated Policies on Prevention and Care For HIV and Related Conditions

The American Nurses Association (ANA) releases 13 updated policy statements on the prevention and care for HIV and related conditions. The updated statements will serve as a g...
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Building A Better Flu Shot

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infe...
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Gut Microbes Alter Characteristics Of Norovirus Infection

The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, scho...
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New Hospital Tech Disrupts Doctors' And Nurses' Jobs, Forces Improvisation To Ensure Patient Safety

Doctors and nurses must adapt their routines and improvise their actions to ensure continued patient safety, and for their roles to be effective and to matter as new technolog...
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Cannabis Reduces Headache And Migraine Pain By Nearly Half

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State Univers...
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Potent Antimicrobial Found That Shows Promise In Fighting Staph Infections

Research led by scientists from McMaster University has yielded a potent antimicrobial that works against the toughest infectious disease strains. The find could be the beginn...
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New Flu Drug Drives Drug Resistance In Influenza Viruses

On January 31, 2019, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever. The providers there diagnosed him with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and sent him ho...
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Injection Of Magnetizable Fluid Could Extend Trauma Patients’ Survival Time

Inspired by their use in mechanical systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are testing a magnetically-actuated fluidic valve to use in trauma patients suff...
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Nanotechnology Could Provide The Breakthrough For Pre-Eclampsia Which Kills 500,000 Babies Each Year

University of South Australia biomedical engineer Dr Marnie Winter has been awarded US$100,000 from the world’s largest private foundation to help better understand and tackle...
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Shaking Head To Get Rid Of Water In Ears Could Cause Brain Damage

Trapped water in the ear canal can cause infection and even damage, but it turns out that one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears can also ...
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This Thanksgiving, Talk Turkey About Family Health History

By Dani Kupperman, Genetic Counselor at Danbury Hospital, Jessica Lipschutz, Genetic Counselor at Norwalk Hospital, and Susan Ingram, Genetic Counselor at Norwalk Hospital Su...
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Wound Healing In Mucous Tissues Could Ward Off AIDS

Wound healing events in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, or SIV, guard some primate species against developing AIDS, a recent study has...
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Regenstrief, IU Study Finds Assigning Hospitalists By Unit Has Both Pros And Cons

Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first time-motion study in more than a decade to assess the impact of geogr...
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COPD Death Rates Are Falling In Many Countries But The Total Number Of Deaths Is Increasing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death rates fell in most countries between 1995 and 2017, but the total number of COPD deaths increased in many countries over the...
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'Epidermal VR' Dives Technology A Human Touch

Imagine holding hands with a loved one on the other side of the world. Or feeling a pat on the back from a teammate in the online game "Fortnite." Northwestern University res...
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Genteel: For Those With Diabetes, Painful Blood Sugar Checks Are A Thing Of The Past

In observance of National Diabetes Month, Genteel LLC is excited to announce that its patented, painless vacuum lancing device is now more accessible to people living with dia...
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AMT Introduces UriCap For Patients In Long-Term Care

American Medical Technologies (AMT), the leading independent provider of wound care solutions for long-term care and post-acute environments, has partnered with TillaCare to i...
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The Medical Minute: Cramps In The Legs Could Indicate Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease develops silently, narrowing blood vessels for decades until the supply of nutrients and oxygen falls low enough to cause cramps and leg pain. Initi...
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Study Shows Flu Vaccine Safe For Those With Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disorders

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that the influenza vaccination is safe to use for those with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders. The study, titled ...
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Survey Finds 1 In 3 Patients Needed More Information On Cancer Treatment Side Effects

One in three adults treated for cancer may experience side effects from treatment they wish they had known more about, according to a new survey published today in the Journal...
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Severe Pregnancy-Related Depression May Be Rooted In Inflammation

A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain...
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Virtual And Mixed Reality Inferior To Traditional Learning In Anatomy Education

A study from McMaster University has shown that traditional ways of learning anatomy remain superior to those that rely on digital media. The research suggests that virtual ...
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