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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Calls For Action In Advance Of Second Annual #Uniteforsafecare Event

The second annual #UniteForSafeCare event is scheduled for Friday, September 17th in conjunction with World Patient Safety Day. The event is hosted by the Patient Safety Movem...
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NIH-Funded Modern “White Cane” Brings Navigation Assistance To The 21st Century

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users a n...
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NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgeons Presented Latest Clinical Findings & Research at AAOS 2021

Experts from NYU Langone Orthopedics presented their latest clinical findings and research discoveries at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference...
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What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant

For more than 40 years, UCI infectious disease researcher Michael Buchmeier has studied coronaviruses, and he’s one of the leading experts on SARS-CoV-2, the version of the vi...
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International Experts Outline Diabetes Remission Diagnosis Criteria

People with type 2 diabetes should be considered in remission after sustaining normal blood sugar levels for three months or more, according to a new consensus statement from ...
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Fight-or-Flight Response is Altered in Healthy Young People Who Had COVID-19

New research published in The Journal of Physiology found that otherwise healthy young people diagnosed with COVID-19, regardless of their symptom severity, have problems with...
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Contact Events in Rugby Union Linked to Reduced Blood Flow to The Brain, Impacting Brain Function

Repetitive contact events incurred over a single season resulted in professional rugby union players having a reduced ability to regulate blood flow to the brain, which is ess...
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Antacids May Improve Blood Sugar Control In People With Diabetes

Antacids improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes but had no effect on reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, according to a new meta-analysis pu...
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Survivors Of Trauma Struggle To Move On From The Loss Of Loved Ones

Among individuals who survive a trauma that resulted in the loss of a close friend or loved one, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can predict complicated grief – a s...
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Ohio State Surgeons Use Novel Heart Transplant Monitoring System

Heart surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in central Ohio to use a novel organ monitoring system that preserves hearts donated for transp...
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First Long COVID Guidance Statement on Fatigue Released By American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) released the first in a series of peer-reviewed guidance statements to help physicians make clinical decisions con...
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Emergency Department-Administered, High-Dose Buprenorphine May Enhance Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Outcome

High-dose buprenorphine therapy, provided under emergency department care, is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder experiencing opioid withdrawal symptom...
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New AAD Survey: Only a Third of Americans are Concerned about Skin Cancer Despite Nearly 70% Having at Least One Risk Factor

An American Academy of Dermatology survey shows that despite skin cancer being the most common cancer in the U.S., only about one-third of adults are concerned about developin...
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Guiding Principles for Work Shift Duration Published by American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Sleep Research Society (SRS) have published evidence-based guiding principles to help employers determine optimal work shift ...
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Survey: Only One Quarter Of Nursing Homes Confident They Will Make It Through to Next Year

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other l...
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Nurse Inspires Young Amputee With Surprise Visitor and Hope

Nurses aren't just heroes at the bedside. Some have a lasting impact long after a patient goes home. Consider orthopaedic nurse Sandra (Sandy) Nahom-and the young amputee pati...
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Antidepressants May Improve Outcomes In People With Diabetes And Depression

People with diabetes and depression who take antidepressants may have a lower risk of death and of serious diabetes complications, according to a new study published in the En...
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The Effect Of Acute Exercise In Humans On Cancer Cell Growth

New research presented at The Physiological Society’s Annual Conference Physiology 2021 shows that molecules released into the bloodstream during exercise (such as small prote...
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‘Ghosted’ Long COVID Patients Validated by America’s Top Physicians in New Book

Doctors reveal the truth behind the terrible post-COVID epidemic now striking millions of parents and children Award-winning medical journalist Michael Bowker interviews phy...
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About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more s...
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How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home

The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough fee...
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Tailored, Earlier Cardiac Rehab Program Shows Physical, Emotional Benefits For Heart Failure Patients

NIH-funded clinical trial improved frailty, depression and overall quality of life. An innovative cardiac rehabilitation intervention started earlier and more custom-tailored...
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Addressing Social Needs May Help Mitigate Distress And Improve The Health Of Women With Cancer

A new study published by Wiley early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, has identified unmet social needs in women with gynecologic canc...
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Study Links Structural Brain Changes To Behavioral Problems In Children Who Snore

A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain’s frontal lobe. ...
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NIH Launches Clinical Trial Of Universal Influenza Vaccine Candidate

A first-in-human, Phase 1 trial assessing the safety and immunogenicity of an investigational nanoparticle influenza vaccine designed to provide long-lasting protection agains...
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