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New 3D Technology Can Repair Aneurysms Previously Deemed Inoperable

Surgeries to repair complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms are difficult and sometimes fraught with complications. Up to 25% of patients who undergo the vascular procedure ...
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UIC Opens Three New Health Care Simulation Centers

This fall, the University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates the opening of three health care simulation centers. The facilities, which are run individually by the university’s...
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Researchers Identify Focus Points To Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

A new study identifies specific locations where medication and harm reduction services for people with opioid use disorder should be available in order to have the greatest im...
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Warriors Research Institute Expanding Evidence-Based Telehealth To Texas Veterans And Their Families

Warriors Research Institute, a Baylor Scott & White Research Institute center, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistan...
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Popular Mobile Games Can Be Used To Detect Signs Of Cognitive Decline

New research led by the University of Kent shows that popular mobile phone games could provide a new tool to help doctors spot early signs of cognitive decline, some of which ...
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How Memories Form And Fade

Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven't seen in years yet easily forget the name of a person you just met a moment ago? In othe...
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Advanced MRI Brain Scan May Help Predict Stroke-Related Dementia

An advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-related, small vessel disease helped predict problems with thinking, memory and even d...
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No Long-Term Negative Effects Of "Time-Out" In Children, Study Finds

Contrary to misleading reports in the media and online, the disciplinary strategy of "time-out" is not associated with increased behavior problems or other long-term negative ...
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Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children With Autism, Study Finds

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language...
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Scientists Identify Gene As A Master Regulator In Schizophrenia

Using computational tools to investigate gene transcription networks in large collections of brain tissues, a scientific team has identified a gene that acts as a master regul...
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Brain Changes May Help Track Dementia, Even Before Diagnosis

Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a st...
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How Caring Text Messages Can Prevent Suicide

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation’s first successful suicide int...
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Unmarried Patients Less Likely To Survive Cancer As Bias Drives Treatments

Unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to get potentially life-saving surgery or radiotherapy than their married counterparts, raising the concern that medical provide...
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Feeling Legs Again Improves Amputees' Health

While walking, people with intact legs feel when they move their knee or when their feet touch the ground. The nervous system constantly draws on sensory feedback of this sort...
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New Drug May Protect Against Memory Loss In Alzheimer’s Disease

A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptom...
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Study Suggests PTSD Associated With Cognitive Impairment Onset In 911 Responders

Cognitive impairment with the potential for early onset dementia in 911 World Trade Center responders is continuing to be investigated by researchers monitoring the health of ...
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More People Turning To Primary Care Doctors Or Emergency Centers For Depression And Suicidal Thoughts

Beaumont primary care and emergency medicine doctors say many patients see them for care that might surprise you: depression and suicidal thoughts. In fact, national data cons...
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Tips To Prioritize Healthy Sleep This School Year

With school back in session, children are resetting their routines. One that should not be overlooked? A consistent bedtime that leads to enough healthy sleep for children to ...
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One-Third Of Young Children Admitted To Intensive Care For Sepsis Show PTSD Symptoms Years Later

Doctors have found that children who have been in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for sepsis have a significantly increased risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with aro...
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Patients In Persistent Comas Or Vegetative States Show Signs Of Improved Wakefulness Because Of The Phoenix Project

Ravon Ortiz and Wardell Starling are the latest patients to emerge from vegetative states in Nexus Health Systems' program, The Phoenix Project. Konswella Felps explained tha...
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Exercise Physiologists Help Make Patient Mobility A Reality

Exercise physiologists can play a key role in efforts to provide safe and effective early mobilization in intensive care units (ICUs), according to new research published in A...
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Autism Study Stresses Importance Of Communicating With All Infants

A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers. Dr. M...
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Cannabis And Mental Health: Legalization Spurs Need For New Research

Now that cannabis has been legalized for recreational use in Canada, there's a growing need for research exploring the mental health implications of increased access to canna...
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Study Links Hearing Aids To Lower Risk Of Dementia, Depression & Falls; Only 1 In 8 Older Adults With Hearing Loss Have One

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the nex...
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Depression Breakthrough

Major depressive disorder – referred to colloquially as the ‘black dog’ – has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital information to help ...
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