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Think Twice About Vaping

Since vaping and e-cigarettes have become more popular over the last several years, many patients—particularly during conversations about quitting smoking—have asked me, “Is v...
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Study Sheds Light On Differences In Hospitalization-Related Care And Outcomes For Urgent Cardiovascular Conditions Among Homeless Individuals

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death among homeless adults, with mortality rates that are substantially higher than the general population. However, little is know...
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Keeping Allergies And Asthma At Bay Is The Best Holiday Gift

If you’re wondering what to get the loved ones in your life for the holidays, consider the gift of health – or at least the offer of relief from allergy and asthma symptoms. ...
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One-Two Punch Drug Combination Offers Hope For Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a combination of two anti-cancer compounds that shrank pancreatic tumors in mice—supporting th...
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Radiology-Led Initiatives Help Produce Large Decline In Medical Radiation Dose that Americans Receive

The Image Gently® and Image Wisely® awareness campaigns, radiology and industry collaboration to advance low-dose technologies, growing use of the ACR Dose Index Registry, and...
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ATS, CDC, ERS And IDSA Publish New Clinical Guideline For The Treatment And Prevention Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an offici...
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15-Year Study Finds Treatment Gaps Exist For Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease; More Consistent Use Of Life-Saving Medications Recommended

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a progressive and life-threatening form of atherosclerosis that narrows the arteries serving the legs, arms, chest, and abdominal organs. ...
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Direct-To-Patient Telemedicine Cardiology Follow-Ups May Safely Save Families Time, Cost

Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to t...
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Many Patients With iNPH Develop Alzheimer's Disease, Too

Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Easter...
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Is Opioid Treatment Available To Those Who Need It Most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes citie...
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Beating Diabetes

Every five minutes, someone in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes. It’s Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition, but as its prevalence grows more people are adding die...
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Lung Cancer In Women - UCLA Health Pulmonologist Describes The Signs & Symptoms Of This Deadly Disease

A young mom received a cancer diagnosis on Thanksgiving that changed her life Nikki Moreno, a 42-year-old mother of two, was not expecting to hear she had advanced lung cance...
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Studies Find Nurse-Led Program Improves Care Of Older Adults

An analysis of research on the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program finds that it improves older adult care, including preventing falls, improving pat...
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Survey Offers Insight Into Strategies To Reduce Unnecessary Tests, Treatments In Critical Care Settings

A national survey of acute and critical care nurses finds that measures to reduce unnecessary testing and treatments are increasingly being integrated into clinical practice, ...
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Predictive Science, Inc. Releases Influenza Predictions

San Diego-based Predictive Science, Inc. this week released their first forecast for the 2019-2020 influenza season, which typically runs from November through March. “The cu...
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Teens And Vaping: What Parents Need To Know

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked vaping to over 1,600 cases of lung injury and 34 deaths throughout the United States. There have been 34 r...
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Woman Suffers Severe Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Relief At Danbury Hospital

A freak accident left Katherine (Kathy) Wenning unable to move her upper body. She knew she needed medical attention, but she was at her country getaway in Washington, Connect...
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How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light

The success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health conditions to emerge, including a recently docum...
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Nurse-Researcher To Help Develop Tribal Palliative Care Programs

Associate professor Mary Isaacson of the South Dakota State University College of Nursing in Rapid City is part of a national research team that will develop culturally approp...
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After Decades Of Little Progress, Researchers May Be Catching Up To Sepsis

After decades of little or no progress, biomedical researchers are finally making some headway at detecting and treating sepsis, a deadly medical complication that sends a sur...
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Study Finds No Such Thing As A Low-Risk Surgery For Frail Patients

Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research published in...
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Research Points To Possible Target To Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Or IPF

Long-held dogma says lung fibrosis in diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, results from recurrent injury to alveolar epithelium that is followed by dysregulate...
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All Asthma Patients Should Have A Plan For An Asthma Attack

The tragic death of 13-year-old Broadway actress Laurel Griggs last week from a severe asthma attack highlights the need for effective asthma control and a plan for dealing wi...
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Driver Found For More Deadly Prostate Cancer

A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, sci...
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ICU Survivors Commonly Experience Job Loss After Critical Illness, Study Confirms

In recent years, national attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care, such as memory loss, muscl...
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