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Keeping a stiff upper lip can hurt your health following death of a loved one

Keeping a stiff upper lip can hurt your health following death of a loved one Some people facing the loss of a loved one try to maintain their composure, but it's healthier t...
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Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer A new children's book, Fritzy Finds a Hat, written by Olympic Gold Med...
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Patient Power® Cancer Patient Survey Shows Majority of Patients Willing to Participate in Clinical Trials and Find Them Beneficial

Patient Power®, which delivers patient-powered journalism, information and opportunities to engage with and connect to the cancer community, reports that results from the firs...
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Could Sloppy Record-Keeping Cost You Your Life?

In a medical emergency, anyone can be rattled enough to forget important details, finding themselves unable to answer physicians' important questions about their health or tha...
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Cracking The Code To Society’s Most Feared Disease

Even more than cancer, there’s one disease most people fear. The thought of falling prey to Alzheimer’s disease and to the inevitable desecration of the mind is something that...
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The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is collaborating with nurses in academic and clinical centers across Northeast Ohio to mark 2020 as “The International Year of the N...
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Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Continue in School-Age Children

In a follow-up to the landmark 2011 study that demonstrated prenatal surgery for spina bifida has measurable benefits over surgery after birth for one of the most disabling ne...
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Paper-based test could diagnose Lyme disease at early stages

After a day hiking in the forest, the last thing a person wants to discover is a tick burrowing into their skin. Days after plucking off the bloodsucking insect, the hiker mig...
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Are your children sleeping enough? New research points to blood test that might hold the answer

A simple blood test could provide a reliable metric to tell if children are sleeping enough – which is also a marker for general health as sleep affects susceptibility to many...
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'Very active' flu season continues as a second wave could be coming

The 2019-20 flu season continues to be more active than normal, with Influenza B the leading type of virus among patients nationwide. But patient visits were down compared to ...
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UNC Greensboro doctoral nursing student recognized for public health research

UNC Greensboro doctoral nursing student recognized for public health research Jaimee Lee Watts, a doctoral nursing student at UNC Greensboro, was named one of 13 “Students Wh...
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Nursing Profession #1 in Gallup’s Honesty and Ethics Poll – 18 Years Straight!

The American Nurses Association (ANA), which represents the interests of the nation‘s 4 million registered nurses, congratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup's...
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Clinical Guideline on Disorders of Hepatic and Mesenteric Circulation

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is pleased to announce the publication of a new ACG Clinical Guideline on Disorders of Hepatic and Mesenteric Circulation, which...
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Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!

Thank you so much for being a part of the NEWS-Line family this year. Our best to you and your friends, family and work crew from all of us! Have a terrific holiday season, st...
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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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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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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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New Report Reveals LGBTQ Seniors Face Critical Challenges Accessing Aging Services

On Lok and Openhouse released results from a groundbreaking new report by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), which aims to tackle a wide range of unique chall...
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The Ad Council's 66th Annual Public Service Award Dinner Celebrates the Power of Purpose

The Ad Council, America's leading organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, held its Annual Public Service Award Dinner. Emmy-nominated actress, a...
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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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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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