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Stanford Children's Health opens new inpatient cancer center and outpatient heart center--boosting capacity for specialty care

Stanford Children's Health opens new inpatient cancer center and outpatient heart center--boosting capacity for specialty careThis month two new patient care areas opened at L...
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Researchers Say 30% of Patients Taking Opioids Experience Adverse Drug Interactions

Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The Journal of the American O...
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Record Number of Applicants to Take 2020 Obesity Medicine Certification Exam

A record 1,001 physicians applied to take the 2020 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam, which tests doctors for their competency in treating obesity. ...
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Cancer Linked With A More Than Doubled Risk Of Dying From Stroke

People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the...
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Critical Pediatric Heart Deaths Drop By 24 % At PC4 Hospitals

Eighteen pediatric heart centers were able to significantly reduce deaths and improve care for children with critical heart conditions after committing to transparent data sha...
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New UCLA Study Finds Short-Term Visit To Severely Polluted City Is Bad For Your Health

A new study by researchers at UCLA shows that even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city can be detrimental to one’s health. The study involved 26 non-smoking, health...
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First-In-Human Pilot Imaging Study Shows Improved Heart Attack Prediction

Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers ...
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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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Protection For Pacemakers

ETH scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the build-up of fibrotic tissue around cardiac pacemaker implants, as ...
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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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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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Probing The Role Of An Inflammation Resolution Sensor In Obesity And Heart Failure

After heart attack injury, several fatty-acid-derived bioactive molecules — including one called resolvin D1 — play an essential signaling role to safely clear inflammation an...
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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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Changing Sport Restrictions For Kids With Heart Disease

Historically, providers were restrictive in allowing children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to participate in youth sports, or even regular exercise. More recently, pra...
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VUMC Offering New Minimally Invasive Emphysema Therapy

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema. The procedure, called...
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JAMA Podcast: Barbra Streisand And Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Advocate For Women With Heart Disease

Actress, singer and activist Barbra Streisand has teamed up again with Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute...
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Surgery Provides ‘Oldest Old’ Lung Cancer Patients With Excellent 5-Year Survival

Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered becau...
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Digital Sepsis Monitoring System Helps Save Lives And Improves Care

The introduction of a digital alert system to monitor patients with sepsis has led to a reduction in deaths and hospital stays. Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is life...
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Think Twice About Vaping

Since vaping and e-cigarettes have become more popular over the last several years, many patients—particularly during conversations about quitting smoking—have asked me, “Is v...
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Study Sheds Light On Differences In Hospitalization-Related Care And Outcomes For Urgent Cardiovascular Conditions Among Homeless Individuals

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death among homeless adults, with mortality rates that are substantially higher than the general population. However, little is know...
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Keeping Allergies And Asthma At Bay Is The Best Holiday Gift

If you’re wondering what to get the loved ones in your life for the holidays, consider the gift of health – or at least the offer of relief from allergy and asthma symptoms. ...
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ATS, CDC, ERS And IDSA Publish New Clinical Guideline For The Treatment And Prevention Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an offici...
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15-Year Study Finds Treatment Gaps Exist For Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease; More Consistent Use Of Life-Saving Medications Recommended

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a progressive and life-threatening form of atherosclerosis that narrows the arteries serving the legs, arms, chest, and abdominal organs. ...
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Researchers Discover New Mutations In Gene Associated With Disease That Causes Weakening Of The Heart

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyo...
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Direct-To-Patient Telemedicine Cardiology Follow-Ups May Safely Save Families Time, Cost

Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to t...
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