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Research Program Aimed At Diversity Brings Young Scientists To MCG Through July 30, 2019

A program aimed at increasing the diversity of young scientists is being hosted for the seventh year at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. PRIDE, or Progra...
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Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections In Patients With CF

Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published onli...
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Diabetes Medications Masking Surgical Complication

A new class of diabetes medications is masking the potentially dangerous condition of ketoacidosis at the time of surgery. Testing for acid load in the blood of diabetes suffe...
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Sustainable Savings On Medical Care

One popular idea for lowering the nation’s ballooning health care spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for...
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Virtual Gaming Revolutionizes Pharmacy Education

Education Management Solutions, LLC (EMS), a leading innovator of simulation management technologies, today announced a groundbreaking new virtual gaming platform for pharmacy...
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Study On Extending Insulin’s Shelf Life May Have Dramatic Implications For Health Care—On Earth And In Space

Insulin, a medication used to treat diabetes, is temperature-sensitive and has a short shelf life. It can be stored unopened for up to a year, but once opened, it must be used...
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Cancer Device Created At Rutgers To See If Targeted Chemotherapy Is Working

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device, which uses ar...
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Save Your Money: Vast Majority Of Dietary Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health Or Put Off Death

In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin...
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Treating Stroke Patients Just 15 Minutes Earlier Can Save Lives

Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today in JAMA. The research also determi...
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Dementia And Transitional Care: Gaps In Research And Practice

Patients with dementia are hospitalized at higher rates and involved in transitional care more frequently than those who are cognitively unimpaired. Yet, current practices for...
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Intranasal Sufentanil As Good As IV Morphine For Emergency Pain Relief, Study Finds

In patients presenting to an emergency department with severe traumatic pain, intranasal sufentanil was as good as standard-of-care intravenous morphine for pain relief, accor...
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20 Million Children Miss Out On Lifesaving Measles, Diphtheria And Tetanus Vaccines In 2018

20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICE...
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Pain After Surgery: Addressing Emotional Trauma During Recovery

With the advancement of technology and medicine, G. Michael Deeb, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine, says society is used to, and expects, instant solutions to thei...
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Adding Immunotherapy After Initial Treatment Can Benefit Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients

Treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab after they’ve completed locally ablative therapy – meaning all known ...
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For Malnourished Children, New Therapeutic Food Boosts Gut Microbes, Healthy Development

A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial cond...
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Prescribing Opioids For A Sprained Ankle?

While ankle sprain injuries are common, a new report from Michigan Medicine suggests that the rate of opioids prescribed to those patients have become uncommonly high. “The o...
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Don’t Let Back To School Mean Back To Allergy And Asthma Symptoms

For kids with allergies and asthma, summer break from school can also mean a break from their symptoms. When school starts up again in the fall, classrooms are often filled wi...
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Finger-Prick Blood Test Could Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use In Patients With COPD

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acc...
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Flu Fact Sheet For Parents Increases Vaccination Rate In Children

Young children are more likely to suffer severe, even life-threatening complications from the flu, but only around half of children in the US get the flu vaccine. A cheap and...
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New Antibiotics Effective Without Triggering Resistance, Mouse Study Shows

Not only are they effective against Gram-positive and negative multi-resistant bacteria, they also appear not to trigger resistance when used to treat infection in mice. Such ...
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: New Analysis Shows Drug Slows Down Respiratory Decline

Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs in boys and is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness leading to a decline in respiratory function. Strategies to arr...
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Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics – Especially As They Leave The Hospital

A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows two-thirds receive more antibiotics than they...
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Study: Many Thyroid Cancer Patients Say They Had No Choice About Radioactive Iodine

After thyroid cancer surgery, many patients should be in the position of deciding with their doctors whether to pursue treatment with radioactive iodine to help ease long-term...
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Bringing Common-Sense Cannabis Education To The Masses

When Kent Hutchison’s 70-year-old mother traveled to Colorado in 2014 to explore using marijuana to ease her chronic pain, she got different—often contradictory—advice from ev...
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Yearlong Birth Control Supply Would Cut Unintended Pregnancies, Costs

New research from the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that dispensing a year’s supply of birth control pills up front would sup...
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