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IOF: A Fracture Every 3 Seconds Worldwide - That's Osteoporosis

Marine fractured her spine while bending to help her disabled mother. Lo Lan broke her hip after tripping over a loose carpet in her home. Both women have something in common...
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Hope For Millions Of IBS Sufferers As Research Identifies Cause Of Pain As 'Gut Itch'

This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a major step ...
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Medical Minute: Providers Help Women Cope With Pain Of Infant Loss

For women who suffer the devastation of an infant loss during pregnancy, emotions can run the gamut. They may feel guilty, angry or even relieved. No matter the feeling, expre...
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Adapting Electronic Medical Records May Help Decrease Resistance To Antibiotics

Adapting features of the electronic medical record system used by doctors in caring for their patients may improve efforts to prevent antibiotic drug resistance, according to ...
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Despite Progress, TB Remains The Leading Global Infectious Killer: WHO Report

Following today’s release of the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for redoubled efforts to e...
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New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients To Latest Cancer Therapies

A third occurrence of colon cancer and a failed immunotherapy clinical trial left Gordon Levine confined to a wheelchair with large tumors in his right hip bone, spine and lun...
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Exercise Can Now Be Prescribed Like Medicine For People Wtih And Beyond Cancer

It’s well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living ...
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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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Protecting The Most Vulnerable Patients During Anesthesia

Pediatric anesthesiologists, like Dr. Guelay Bilen-Rosas at UW Health, have long been concerned by how difficult it is to detect breathing problems among young patients during...
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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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The Threat Of Multidrug Resistance: One Step Toward Unraveling The Rise Of Superbacteria

Multidrug-resistant bacteria limit the effectiveness of antibiotics, and to stop these "superbacteria," we need to understand how their resistance works. Thanks to the concert...
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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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Pharmacists Provide Patient Value In Team-Based Care

With inhaler in hand, Dr. Cheng Yuet went over every detail to make sure the patient understood how the drug would control their COPD symptoms. "Use it every day, whether you...
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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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Managing Your Child's Asthma In The Fall: What Parents Should Know

Allergies and other environmental factors can make asthma harder to manage when the season changes to fall. It's especially challenging for kids, in part because they have sm...
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How Effective Is Body Cooling In Patients That Experience Cardiac Arrest?

While body temperature cooling is not a new treatment tactic for patients who experience cardiac arrest, a new clinical trial hopes to better understand the optimal amount of ...
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Will New CDC Measures Work To Control Nursing Home Infections?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms, resulting in approximately 23,000 ...
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