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NEWS-Line says Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

We'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks for being part of the NEWS-Line community of professionals, students, faculty, writers, bloggers, associations, schools, adver...
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New Guide for Prospective and New Parents Helps Them Be Tech Wise With Bab

A new resource designed specifically for expectant and new parents is aiming to help families cultivate healthy screen time habits—for their child and for parents/caregivers w...
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How to Care for Your Skin During Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redn...
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St. Jude Psychologists Release Tips for Helping People Through Their First Covid-19 Holiday Season

With the first COVID-19 holiday season upon us, many Americans are anticipating the difficult challenge of how to celebrate this year. To help families across the country, the...
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Covid-19 Pandemic Drives Innovation in Diabetes Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted innovation in health care delivery and allowed for real-world testing of diabetes care models in unprecedented ways, according to a manus...
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The Good Cough and the Bad Cough: Treating Coughs in a Targeted Way, Based on Their Type

Researchers might be able to treat a troublesome cough in disease without disrupting the protective cough we need for optimal lung health, by targeting the different brain cir...
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Personality Traits Affect Shelter At Home Compliance

A worldwide survey conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic found that people with certain common personality traits were less likely to shelter at home when g...
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Smidt Heart Institute Cardiothoracic Surgeons Continue to Perform Safe, Successful Heart and Lung Transplants Throughout the Pandemic

Rosemarie Barron was 17 when she had a cardiac arrest and underwent an emergency heart transplant. While she survived and continued to live a full and vibrant life, her long...
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Risky Behaviors To Be Wary of During Pandemic This Winter

With temperatures beginning to tumble in many parts of the country and winter right around the corner, Americans have begun reaching for their thermostats. And with millions o...
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St. Jude’s Leading Virologists Release Insights Into Top Five Questions About Covid and the Flu

With winter’s dual influenza season and COVID, Richard Webby, Ph.D, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the World Healt...
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Biometric Data, Algorithms To Unlock Key Information About Circadian Clock

Anyone who has experienced a midafternoon energy slump or suffered from jetlag has felt the effects of their body’s circadian rhythm. This internal clock helps regulate many o...
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ANCC Virtual Summit - Educational Sessions Available On-Demand

The Nation’s Largest Nursing Conferences Turned Virtual This Year, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) hosted its first ever ANCC Virtual Summit— “An unprecede...
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Celebrating a Healthcare Hero: Nurse Highlights Camaraderie While Volunteering to Treat Covid-19 Patients

Albuquerque nephrology nurse Sandy Nichols didn’t think twice when she got the call to volunteer in Chicago, a hot zone for COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic, to provide e...
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Top Physician Assistants Honored As Healthcare Heroes Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Over the last decade, physician assistants (PA) have seen an increase in responsibility and authority within the healthcare industry, accounting for 49 percent of all prescrip...
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Covid-19 Safety Protocols Keep Clinical Staff Infection Rates Low At Ohio State

Universal COVID-19 pandemic protocols in place at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center such as masking, hand hygiene, physical distancing and testing of symptomatic...
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AAAAI’s School Asthma And Allergy Bill Passes The House Of Representatives

The School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468), a bill supported by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) that is based on the...
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HPV Vaccine Effective Against Cervical Cancer

Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced for women vaccinated at a young age. Tha...
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Mask Use Poses Challenges for Children and Adults Who Stutter

For the roughly 3 million Americans who stutter, mask use can make communicating with people in the community a major challenge. With use of face coverings remaining a public ...
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October is National Audiology Awareness Month

October is National Audiology Awareness Month and the American Academy of Audiology is urging the public to be aware of the importance of good hearing health. The National Ins...
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Availity, Jacksonville University Collaborate to Address Nation’s Largest Primary Care Shortage through Nurse Practitioner Education

Jacksonville-based Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced today a new partnership with Jacksonville University, northeast Florida’s lea...
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Mission Homefront: Translating Research into Practice in Veterans Healthcare

In keeping with its commitment to improving veterans healthcare, Jonas Philanthropies has announced its first-ever virtual conference: Mission Homefront: Translating Research...
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Rare Hyperinflammatory Syndrome in Children with COVID-19 Described

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory in Sweden and Tor Vergata University of Rome in Italy have mapped the immune response in children affected...
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HealthWell Foundation Launches New Fund to Assist Medicare Patients Living with Prostate Cancer

The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, has launched a new fund to provide copayment and p...
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Families With Children Who Have Mobility Disabilities Receive Adapted Toy Cars Custom Built For Them By PT Students

Physical therapy students at Chatham University are distributing toy vehicles adapted through the University’s GoBabyGo! program to five families with children with mobility d...
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ASHA Offers Educational Resources About Stuttering, Corrects Misconceptions Reported in Recent News Stories

With stuttering a topic of national interest in the news, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is correcting some recent misconceptions reported about the s...
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