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Special Issue of American Journal of Public Health Addresses Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A new supplement of AJPH explores the impacts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

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ADVISORY: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, Olympic Legends to Speak on Sport & Public Health

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--Innovation Summit Aimed to Move American Health Across the Spectrum of Physical Activity

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You'll Feel the Pinch This Year: Get the Flu Shot

This year, everyone will have to roll up their sleeves and receive the flu shot via injection, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer recommends the nasal flu mist vaccine due to ineffectiveness. "Feeling the pinch is a small price to pay to protect your health and, importantly, to protect the health of those more vulnerable to illness," said Jorge Parada, MD, MPH, medical director, infection prevention and control program, Loyola Medicine.

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Noncoding Mutations Disrupt Cooperative Function of ‘Gene Families’ in Rare Genetic Disorder

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Scientists say they are one step closer to understanding the genetic mechanism of a rare, complex, multiple-gene disorder called Hirschsprung’s disease. Their results suggest that many patients develop the disease when multiple mutations in gene regulatory sequences of a specific gene combine to destroy the normal cooperative function of a whole network of genes.

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AARDA Salutes September #Autoimmune Hero for Providing a Strong, Collaborative Voice for the 50 Million Americans with Autoimmune Disease

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today its newest Autoimmune Heroes – the 39 autoimmune disease specific patient groups who comprise the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups (NCAPG).

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Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center No. 5 Among Leading U.S. Academic Medical Centers

Rush University Medical Center is ranked fifth among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. It is the fourth consecutive time Rush has been ranked among the top five in the study and the eighth time since the University HealthSystem Consortium, now part of Vizient, began the study in 2005.

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GUMC Launches Center for Global Health Science and Security

Georgetown University Medical Center announces the launch of the Center for Global Health Science and Security to conduct research to help build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies worldwide.

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With Worrisome Animal Research, More Focus Needed on Effects of Cannabis on Human Development

In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center who scoured medical literature on the topic and found what they say is worrisome animal research.

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Kidney Damage Associated with Imaging Agent May Be Over-Estimated

• A new analysis indicates that radiocontrast, which is commonly used during imaging tests, may be less hazardous to the kidneys than previously thought. • Among nearly 6 million hospitalized patients, those who received radiocontrast did not develop acute kidney injury at a clinically significant higher rate than other patients.

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Parents Cite Lack of Need as Reason for Not Getting Kids Flu Shots

Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against influenza because they don’t perceive the need, according to a new case-control study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

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Pennsylvania Leaders and Pinnacle Health Call on Citizens to Join New Campaign To "Knock Out Sepsis" and Save Lives

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Knock Out Sepsis" campaign launched from the Harrisburg State Capitol Rotunda for Sepsis Awareness Month.

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The Medical Minute: What You Need to Know This Flu Season

As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of getting sick.

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Type 1 Diabetes Expert at Newyork-Presbyterian Is Available to Discuss FDA Approval of Artificial Pancreas as Both a Physician and Patient

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Kansas State University Contributes to Potential Zika Virus Vaccine Development

A research team that includes scientists with Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute has developed a promising Zika virus vaccine.

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Treating Malaria by Stabilizing Leaky Blood Vessels

Boosting a protective protein to stabilize blood vessels that are weakened by malaria showed improved survival, beyond that of antimalarial drugs alone in pre-clinical research. Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) and the Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto and University Health Network (UHN) researchers describe in Science Translational Medicine how their approach bolsters the body’s own capabilities to protect itself against cerebral malaria, rather than solely targeting the malaria parasites in the blood.

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Angela House Receives Grant to Assess Program for Formerly Incarcerated Women

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Angela House, in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH), has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate a holistic health care program for formerly incarcerated women.

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Kimon Bekelis, MD, Receives Two Awards at the 2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting: The 2016-17 CNS Innovation Fellowship and the Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award

Kimon Bekelis, MD, is a cerebrovascular/endovascular fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and instructor of health policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City unravel the mystery behind a rare Zika-related death in an adult, and unconventional transmission to a second patient in a correspondence published online on September 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Details point to an unusually high concentration of virus in the first patient’s blood as being responsible for his death. The phenomenon may also explain how the second patient may have contracted the virus by casual contact with the primary patient, the first such documented case.

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