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WINDGO Granted IoT Wearable Products Patent

WINDGO, Inc., a research and development company specializing in smart material and vibrational transfer technologies, announced today that they have been granted US Patent No...
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First Integrative Neurorehabilitation™ Program In The Country Launches At Nexus Neurorecovery Center, Augmenting The Healing Process For Brain Injured Patients

Pain and stress management are hot topics in the United States. Like many healthcare providers, Nexus Neurorecovery Center has focused on alternative ways to address discomfor...
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Moderate To Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes In Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may make it easier to...
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Dementia Care Program Improves Mental Health Of Patients, Caregivers

UCLA-led research finds that a comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of pa...
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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Successfully Creates Airway and Voice Box for Child

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital reconstructed an airway and voice box in the world's first successful surgery of its kind for 2-year-old Cooper Kilburn from Adamsville, Tenn. ...
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Feinstein Institutes Trial Finds Promising Non-Invasive Therapy For Stroke

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research scientists are the first to publish clinical trial results of an investigational, non-invasive medical device for the treatment of sp...
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Advancing Telemonitoring Technology In Texas

Many Texans, particularly the poor and elderly, live in areas that are far from medical care. Telemonitoring, the use of technology to monitor a patient’s health status remote...
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Adults Who Mix Cannabis With Opioids For Pain Report Higher Anxiety, Depression

A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression and subst...
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Robotic Neck Brace Dramatically Improves Functions Of ALS Patients

A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffe...
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UTA Associate Professor's Mission: Prepare Nurses To Care For Older Adults

Kathryn Daniel believes nurses, who make up the largest segment of medical workers in the United States, are the backbone of the nation's health care system. As an associate ...
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Goal-Oriented Rehab Improves Recovery In Older Adults

Goal-oriented, motivational physical and occupational therapy helps older patients recover more fully from broken hips, strokes and other ailments that land them in skilled nu...
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Study Proves Hepatitis C Drugs Reduce Liver-Related Deaths By Nearly Half

A new study from the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates that antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patient...
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Pancreatic Cancer: Less Toxic, More Enduring Drug May Improve Therapy

Unlike many other cancers, most pancreatic tumors are rock hard. “That’s one reason why pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of cancer,” says Kenneth Olive, PhD...
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COMPASS Study Website Shares Post-Stroke Care Insight, Resources With Patients, Caregivers And Health Care Providers

You’ve lost count of the sleepless nights spent in a hospital, but now your loved one is finally ready to go home following a stroke. Are you prepared to care for them? If yo...
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Internet Can Be Valuable Tool For People With Undiagnosed Rare Disorders

The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a st...
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Lung Lining Fluid Key To Elderly Susceptibility To Tuberculosis Disease

Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The...
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Racial And Ethnic Disparities Found In Palliative Care Use Among Hospitalized Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease

Striking racial and ethnic disparities exist in the use of palliative care by hospitalized patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on dialysis, researchers at the Icahn...
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Robotic Cane Shown To Improve Stability In Walking

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, a team of researchers at Columbia Engineering have transformed it i...
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Newly Developed Approach Shows Promise In Silencing HIV Infection

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a new potential medication that works with an HIV-infected person's own body to further su...
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Amyloid Is A Less Accurate Marker For Measuring Severity, Progression Of Alzheimer's

While the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain may be a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, giving patients an amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring ...
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Professional Coaching Alleviates Burnout Symptoms In Physicians

Medical doctors in the United States are twice as likely to experience symptoms of burnout as other workers, which can compromise quality of care and place patients at risk. I...
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Depression, Suicides Are Occupational Hazards, Doctor Writes

Medical school administrators have known for years that initially healthy clinician trainees go on to experience depression, burnout and suicide at higher rates than the gener...
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Case Western Reserve ‘Spinout’ Company, Convelo Therapeutics, Partners With Genentech To Develop Medicines For Neurological Disorders

Convelo Therapeutics Inc., a Cleveland company based on the research findings of Paul Tesar and Drew Adams at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has enter...
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Blood Test Is Highly Accurate At Identifying Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Arise

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now,...
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Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for s...
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