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Psychological Distress May Lead To More Care And High Medical Costs For Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Survivors

New research indicates that psychological distress from cancer and its treatment can cause many adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors to seek additional care and b...
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NIH Scientists Urge Pursuit Of Universal Coronavirus Vaccine

A growing body of scientific evidence, considered together with ecological reality, strongly suggest that novel coronaviruses will continue to infect bats and other animal res...
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Latest ADA Annual Standards of Care Includes Changes to Diabetes Screening, First-Line Therapy, Pregnancy, and Technology

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its much-anticipated annual Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards of Care). Based upon the latest scientific diabe...
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Judy Rudebusch Rich Becomes 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Judy Rudebusch Rich, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, took office January 1 as the 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). As ASHA President, Rich wi...
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ARRT Honors Three in 'I Am the Gold Standard' Program

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is pleased to announce this year’s honorees in our 'I Am the Gold Standard' program. They are: • Jason Lee, R.R.A., ...
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Robots Help Nurses Get the Job Done – With Smiles and Beeps

You can't miss Cedars-Sinai's newest helpers: identical twin robots named Moxi. They zip through the hospital's hallways and corridors, assisting nurses by performing simple...
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The Influencer Impact: A Parent’s Guide to Influencers

Over the past decade, social media personalities have taken the world by storm, influencing the products our children are interested in, how they behave, what they want to be ...
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The American Academy of Audiology Cautions Parents on Toy Selection this Holiday Season as the Sight & Hearing Association Releases
its Annual Noisy Toys List

“Many parents don’t realize the permanent damage a simple toy can inflict on a child’s hearing,” said Sarah Sydlowski, Au.D., Ph.D., MBA, president of the American Academy of ...
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Lung Autopsies of COVID-19 Patients Reveal Treatment Clues

Lung autopsy and plasma samples from people who died of COVID-19 have provided a clearer picture of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and damages lung tissue. Scientists at the...
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Long Term Care Industry Urges Americans to Get Vaccinated and Boosted to Protect Seniors Against Omicron During Holiday Season

With the holiday season well underway and the new Omicron variant emerging across the United States, it is critical that members of public do their part to minimize the spread...
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Connection Vs. Comparison - 10 Action Items For Parents In Navigating The Challenges Of Social Media Use

Following the Wall Street Journal’s recent report, which revealed that Facebook’s own research indicates that Instagram can be harmful for teenage girls, parents may be left f...
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ASHA Offers Suggestions for Low-Tech Gifts That Reap Big Rewards by Age Group

A Great Option for a Holiday Shopping Season With a Microchip Shortage: Low-Tech Toys That Can Boost Children’s Language and Learning With gaming systems, “smart” toys, and o...
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How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted The Diagnosis Of New Cancers?

Restrictions in access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in the treatment of cancer and other conditions. A new study now indicates that the pandemic als...
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Together by St. Jude Teaches Children about the COVID-19 Vaccines in New Coloring Book

Experts at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have created a coloring book to help children learn about vaccines and how they work to prevent COVID-19. The coloring book co...
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How to Care for Your Baby's Delicate Skin, Hair and Nails

Bringing home a new baby is a time of joy and excitement. However, caring for them can be overwhelming — even for experienced parents. Fortunately, dermatologists from the Ame...
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World Health Organization Update on Omicron

On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). Th...
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9 Tips For Teen Girls To Cope With Social Comparison On Social Media

Adolescence has always been a challenging time of emotional and physical development, but as the Wall Street Journal’s recent reporting on Facebook demonstrates, growing up di...
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Operation Successfully Performed Using New High-Tech Robot

One of the world's first operations performed by a new robotic technology has taken place at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital's Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Dis...
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Annual Report To The Nation Part 2: Patient Economic Burden Of Cancer Care More Than $21 Billion In The United States In 2019

Part two of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that cancer patients in the United States shoulder a large amount of cancer care costs. In 2...
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Annual Report To The Nation: Rapid Decrease In Lung Cancer And Melanoma Deaths Lead Overall Continued Decline In Cancer Death Rate

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on t...
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Rice University Lab Details Conditions to Decontaminate Disposable Masks

Here’s the recipe to decontaminate a disposable facemask: Heat it at 160 degrees Fahrenheit in an oven for five minutes. You can use your own oven. The science now bears that...
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​XceptionalED and Verge Learning are now XceptionalLEARNING!

A year ago, XceptionalED was acquired by the edtech company, Verge Learning Inc., and became a product of the Verge Learning platform. In order to offer more amazing features...
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New Radiation Diagnostic Reference Levels for Top 10 Pediatric CT Exams

American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Dose Index Registry diagnostic reference levels (DRL) for common pediatric CT scans can help imaging facilities and providers optimize ra...
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In Honor Of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Reading Materials To Ease Conversations About Dementia With Children

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a time to heighten awareness about Alzheimer's disease and show support for the more than 5.8 million Americans living with it. Parent...
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American College of Radiology Announces New Appropriateness Criteria

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) released the latest edition of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, which includes 216 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology ...
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