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Oct. 20 - 27

Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts 2019 Caribbean Cruise CME/CE Conference

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Oct. 21 - 24

Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts 2019 Orlando CME/CE Conference

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Nov. 12 - 15

Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts 2019 Las Vegas CME/CE Conference

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Nov. 21 - 23

ASHA Convention 2019

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dec. 4 - 06

Cannabis Care 2019: Nursing and Science

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New Study May Have The Reason Why Heart Medication Gives Muscle Pain

A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The use of...
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Painless Tape Strips Used To Detect Molecular Changes In Skin Of Children With Eczema

In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers found many molecular signs of immune dysfunction and skin changes t...
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Opioid Rx Dosages Drop With State Law Changes

The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22 percent in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limi...
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Physics Professors Patent Device That Could Revolutionize Diabetes Management

When Furman Professor of Physics Bill Baker was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, it served as an initiation into a painful club. “The first thing you have to deal with...
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Flu Season Returns: Protect Yourself Now

Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to fight against the flu as the number of p...
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New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if...
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While There’s No Cure For Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Osteoarthritis can’t be ignored. On a grand scale, it is the most common form of arthritis (which actually isn’t a specific disease but rather a general term for inflammation...
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Vaccine Against RSV Could Be In Sight, Researchers Say

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say a new discovery puts them much closer to success. A new s...
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Opinion: Son's 'Coming Out' Inspires Doctor To Focus On LGBTQ Care

Six years ago, the wheels of change started spinning in my home when my ninth grader said he identified as transgender. As his father, the most important thing for me to do wa...
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Psychedelic Drug To Be Tested For Treatment-Resistant Depression In Houston

Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug believed to help rewire the brain, is now being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression at The University of Texas Health Science Cent...
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Researchers To Study Medical Cannabis And Chronic Pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of C...
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3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to yogurt containers, reminding women to turn their attention t...
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World MRSA Day - The Ongoing Global MRSA Epidemic

"MRSA must immediately become a top political priority- people are dying and suffering needlessly," states Jeanine Thomas, founder of World MRSA Day and MRSA Survivors Network...
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Physical Activity And Good Fitness Improve Cardiac Regulation In Children

A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. The study also showed that cardiac...
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Substantial Variation In Uptake Of New Prescribing Guidance By GPs

Substantial variation exists between general practices in uptake of new prescribing guidance, with important implications for patient care and health expenditure, finds the la...
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Cheap, Quick Test Identifies Pneumonia Patients At Risk Of Respiratory Failure Or Sepsis

Madrid, Spain: Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in ...
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Five Facts Your OB-GYN Wants You To Know About IUDs

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are a great birth control option, but many women choose other forms of birth control because they have reservations about IUDs. A Houston Method...
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Knock, Knock: In-Home Visits Maybe Key To Reversing Childhood Obesity

Behavioral medicine experts from the Rush University Prevention Center at Rush University Medical Center are going straight to patients’ homes to see if they can find solution...
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The Blue In The Pink: Busting Myths About Male Breast Cancer

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off this October, a UNLV public health professor is reminding people that men are also at risk. Statistics show that about 1 in 8 U.S. ...
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Virtual Medical Visits Get Wary Welcome From Older Adults, Poll Finds

The technology is there. The funding is nearly there. The health providers are getting there. But a new national poll suggests that people over 50 aren’t quite ready to fully...
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New Blood Test Capable Of Detecting Multiple Types Of Cancer

A new blood test in development has shown ability to screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy, a trial of the test shows. Dana-Farber Cancer Institut...
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First Large-Scale Study Of Universal Screening For Autism Raises Critical Questions About Accuracy, Equity

In the first large, real-world study of universal screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have foun...
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Nearly 1 In 3 Patients With Lupus Use Prescription Opioids For Pain

Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opi...
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How To Stay Healthy This Flu Season

About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for...
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Researchers Discover New, Treatable Pathway Known To Cause Hypertension In Obese People

There’s no question that as body weight increases, so too does blood pressure. Now, in a study of mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed exactly which molecules are lik...
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