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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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ICU Nurse Co-Founds First Charitable Organization For Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis, The Rare Disease That Affects Her Own Daughter

Louisville, Kentucky, ICU nurse Emily Ventura is mother to Cedar, a seven-year-old with a rare and life-threatening disease called progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasi...
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Introducing 'Phyjama,' A Physiological-Sensing Pajama

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, fo...
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Exercising At Home Has A Positive Effect On Parkinson's Patients

Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult to maintain an exercise program for a longer time. This applies even more to people with a chronic i...
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Scientists Discover New Breakthrough In Cancer Hair Loss Treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at T...
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Gene Therapy Helps Functional Recovery After Stroke

A new gene therapy turns glial cells--abundant support cells in the brain--into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function i...
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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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FDA Phase 1 Trial Shows Hydrogel To Repair Heart Is Safe To Inject In Humans—A First

Ventrix, a University of California San Diego spin-off company, has successfully conducted a first-in-human, FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that...
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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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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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Primary Care Physicians Outline Barriers To Managing Chronic Kidney Disease, Offer Possible Solutions

On July 10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced they were aiming to reduce the number of Americans developing end-stage renal disease by 25% by 2030. B...
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The Institute For Cancer Outcomes And Survivorship Focuses On Key Quality-Of-Life Issues

As more patients—adult and pediatric—become long-term cancer survivors, it becomes ever more imperative to identify ways to prevent, or at least manage, long-term complication...
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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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IU Health Study Finds Some Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries Are Unavoidable

Despite a vast array of prevention strategies, hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) continue to occur, especially in critical care. Using a descriptive retrospective des...
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Electronic Glove Offers 'Humanlike' Features For Prosthetic Hand Users

People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, de...
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Single Traumatic Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Consequences For Cognition

A single incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to long-lasting neurodegeneration, according to a study of 32 individuals. In addition to clarifying the little-und...
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Cardiovascular Disease Leading Cause Of Death World-Wide, But Cancer Rising Cause In Rich Countries: Study

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death among middle-aged adults around the world; however, in high-income countries deaths from cancer have become twice as ...
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Fellowship Focuses On Providing Future Psychologists Specialized Training In Cancer Care

Even with the best prognosis, a cancer diagnosis takes a heavy physical and emotional toll on patients and their families. With a clinical health psychology fellowship emphasi...
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Drug Designed To Treat Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer May Help Extend Life

A drug developed by researchers at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University that targets enzymes involved in the development of pancreatic cancer cells is ...
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Celebrating Nephrology Nurses Week: Two Nephrology Nurses Leverage Experiences As Patients To Drive Compassionate Care

Nephrology Nurses Week, observed Sept. 8-14 this year, celebrates the dedication, compassion, and commitment of nurses who make a difference in the lives of people living with...
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Signal Blocks Stem Cell Division In The Geriatric Brain

Scientists from Basel have investigated the activity of stem cells in the brain of mice and discovered a key mechanism that controls cell proliferation. According to the resea...
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Little-Used Drug Combination May Extend The Lives Of Lung Transplant Patients

Lung transplantation can prolong the lives of patients with end-stage lung disease, but the median survival rate after lung transplant is less than six years, which has improv...
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Tennis Champion Venus Williams Encourages Patients To Get “Back on Top” In New PSA About Rheumatic Disease

World champion tennis player, Venus Williams, is teaming up with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new pu...
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