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Improving Drug Options For Colorectal Cancer Patients

Patients with colorectal cancer were among the first to receive targeted therapies. These drugs aim to block the cancer-causing proteins that trigger out-of-control cell growt...
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Psychological Distress May Lead To More Care And High Medical Costs For Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Survivors

New research indicates that psychological distress from cancer and its treatment can cause many adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors to seek additional care and b...
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ICYMI: The Washington Post: Nursing Home Staff Shortages Continue To Worsen, Exacerbating Challenges At Overrun Hospitals

In case you missed it, The Washington Post reported on the staffing shortages in long term care facilities and the subsequent effect on overwhelmed hospitals across the countr...
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Dialysis Patients: Need For Optimisation Of Stroke Prevention

The anticoagulants currently used to prevent strokes in dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation do not provide adequate protection for this group. This is the finding of a ...
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NIH Scientists Urge Pursuit Of Universal Coronavirus Vaccine

A growing body of scientific evidence, considered together with ecological reality, strongly suggest that novel coronaviruses will continue to infect bats and other animal res...
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Latest ADA Annual Standards of Care Includes Changes to Diabetes Screening, First-Line Therapy, Pregnancy, and Technology

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its much-anticipated annual Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards of Care). Based upon the latest scientific diabe...
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Custom Finger Clip Offers A New Way To Measure Blood Pressure, Other Vitals

Monitoring a person’s blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such as high blood pressure, which h...
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ARRT Honors Three in 'I Am the Gold Standard' Program

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is pleased to announce this year’s honorees in our 'I Am the Gold Standard' program. They are: • Jason Lee, R.R.A., ...
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Miach Orthopaedics Announces U.S. Commercial Availability of BEAR® Implant to Treat ACL Tears

Miach Orthopaedics, Inc., a privately held company dedicated to developing bio-engineered surgical implants for connective tissue restoration, announced the BEAR® Implant is n...
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Robots Help Nurses Get the Job Done – With Smiles and Beeps

You can't miss Cedars-Sinai's newest helpers: identical twin robots named Moxi. They zip through the hospital's hallways and corridors, assisting nurses by performing simple...
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Exploring Psychological Resiliency of Older Adults with Diabetes

Studies suggest that exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with a variety of different mental health consequences including reports of depression, loneliness, ...
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The American Academy of Audiology Cautions Parents on Toy Selection this Holiday Season as the Sight & Hearing Association Releases
its Annual Noisy Toys List

“Many parents don’t realize the permanent damage a simple toy can inflict on a child’s hearing,” said Sarah Sydlowski, Au.D., Ph.D., MBA, president of the American Academy of ...
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Lung Autopsies of COVID-19 Patients Reveal Treatment Clues

Lung autopsy and plasma samples from people who died of COVID-19 have provided a clearer picture of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and damages lung tissue. Scientists at the...
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Long Term Care Industry Urges Americans to Get Vaccinated and Boosted to Protect Seniors Against Omicron During Holiday Season

With the holiday season well underway and the new Omicron variant emerging across the United States, it is critical that members of public do their part to minimize the spread...
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American Society of Anesthesiologists, American College of Emergency Physicians, and American College of Radiology File Lawsuit Against the Federal Government’s Implementation Rules for ‘No Surprises Act

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA),the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) brought a lawsuit against the f...
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NIH Study Suggests People With Rare Diseases Face Significantly Higher Health Care Costs

A new, retrospective study of medical and insurance records indicates health care costs for people with a rare disease have been underestimated and are three to five times gre...
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Researchers Find Benefits And Drawbacks To Two-Step Surgical Approach For “Leaky Heart Valves”

Patients with mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation, a condition sometimes called “leaky heart valves,” appeared to do better after two years if they had a tricuspid valve ...
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NACDS Foundation Collaborates With UNC-Chapel Hill Researchers To Advance Innovative Care Models For Patients At Community Pharmacies

The United States healthcare system continues a shift to value-based care with a focus on better care for patients, better health for communities, and lower costs. While some...
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New CMS Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Can Help Save Lives

New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed recommendations to lower lung cancer screening (LCS) initial age and smoking history requirements cement the life...
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How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted The Diagnosis Of New Cancers?

Restrictions in access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in the treatment of cancer and other conditions. A new study now indicates that the pandemic als...
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Repurposed Cancer Treatments Could Be Potential Alzheimer’s Drugs

NIH research highlights importance of data-driven approach to identify novel drug targets. Existing and emerging cancer drugs could be repurposed as therapies to be tested in...
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Together by St. Jude Teaches Children about the COVID-19 Vaccines in New Coloring Book

Experts at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have created a coloring book to help children learn about vaccines and how they work to prevent COVID-19. The coloring book co...
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World Health Organization Update on Omicron

On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). Th...
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Operation Successfully Performed Using New High-Tech Robot

One of the world's first operations performed by a new robotic technology has taken place at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital's Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Dis...
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Annual Report To The Nation Part 2: Patient Economic Burden Of Cancer Care More Than $21 Billion In The United States In 2019

Part two of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that cancer patients in the United States shoulder a large amount of cancer care costs. In 2...
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