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New PET-CT Scan Improves Detection In Rare Cardiac Condition

Using a new imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than traditional tests, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have fo...
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High Dose Influenza Vaccine Leads To Lower Rate Of Hospitalization From Respiratory Illnesses In Nursing Home Residents

In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vacci...
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Genetic Susceptibility To Alzheimer’s May Increase Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cognitive Impairment

People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the su...
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Assessing Concussion Symptom Presentation May Provide Insight Into Rise In Rates

How physicians and athletic trainers assess symptoms may give insight into why concussion rates are on the rise, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopae...
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Backpacks Send Thousands To The Doctor: Prevent Back Injuries This School Year

It’s that time of year again: parents are beginning to buy their children school supplies for the upcoming school year. But what parents may not know is that one particular it...
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Ask A Foot & Ankle Surgeon: Why Does My Heel Hurt?

One of the most common questions I am asked by my patients is, "Why does my heel hurt?" While there can be many reasons for heel pain, we as foot and ankle surgeons categor...
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Opioids Posing Increasingly Dangerous Threats To Emergency Nurses

The opioid epidemic ravaging communities across the United States is posing a new threat to those on the front line who are working to combat it. Increasingly, police officers...
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Patient Receives 3-D Printed Skull After Traumatic Brain Injury

After two months in a coma, Chris Cahill, 35, of New Brunswick, New Jersey woke up confused about where he was and what had happened to him. Cahill was found unconscious from ...
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FSU Researcher Develops Art Therapy Best Practices For Children With Autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Theresa Van Lith, assistan...
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A Sodium Surprise

Irregular heartbeat — or arrhythmia — can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular beh...
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The Medical Minute: Falls Are Common – And Preventable – Cause Of Childhood Injury

Some falls are just part of childhood. Learning to walk and nursing scraped knees are milestones that few kids escape. But more serious tumbles – from beds, stairs, playground...
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Small Survey: Most Primary Care Physicians Can't Identify All Risk Factors For Prediabetes

Johns Hopkins researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who resp...
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Experts: One In Three Cases of Dementia Preventable; Nonmedical Therapies Ideal For Dementia

Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world’s dementia cases, according to a report by the first...
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Trembling Tenors: Choir Helps People With Parkinson's Disease Battle Destructive Effects To Muscles, Brain, Voice

There are no spectators at a Mountain Tremors choir practice. There are only singers—loud singers who will call out the insecurely tone-deaf visitor who comes expecting to jus...
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Virginia Mason Installs Medication Disposal Boxes In Pharmacies

Two special drop boxes in which unwanted and expired medications can be safely discarded by the public are now located in the pharmacies at Buck Pavilion and Lindeman Pavilion...
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Even Small Weight Gain Is Bad For The Heart

Modest weight gains – even among those who aren’t overweight – can cause dangerous changes to the heart, but small amounts of weight loss can improve the condition, new resear...
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Skin Vaccination With Microneedle Patch, Influenza Fusion Protein Improves Efficacy Of Seasonal Flu Vaccines, Study Finds

A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conven...
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University Of Rhode Island-Led Program First In Nation To Provide Treatment From Pharmacists That Could Prevent Lyme Disease

In the first program of its kind in the nation, local pharmacies are offering eligible consumers on-site antibiotic treatment to reduce the chance of developing Lyme disease. ...
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Hold Your Breath And Spare Your Heart

“Take a deep breath and hold it.” With that simple instruction, The Department of Radiation Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is helping patients with b...
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Henry Ford Treats World’s First Patient Using New MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy That Simultaneously Tracks, Treats Tumor

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute has treated the world’s first cancer patient today with an advanced radiation therapy that uses an FDA-cleared real-time magnetic resonance ima...
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Reversing Fetal Alcohol Damage After Birth: Study Offers Hope

Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatmen...
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Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine

Cows are leaving the pasture and entering the field...of HIV vaccine research. As outlined in a study published in Nature, lead author Devin Sok, Director, Antibody Discovery ...
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Reducing Inflammation Protects Stem Cells During Wound Repair

Scientists have found a new way to protect stem cells from harsh inflammation during wound repair. In a study recently published in the journal Cytotherapy, researchers in Ind...
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Summer Break: Time To Learn Or Time To Let Kids Be Kids?

For most school-aged kids, summertime means vacations, swimming at the pool or the shore, trips to amusement parks, and a much needed break from school work. More frequently...
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