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Hippocampus, walking ability, mental decline, Neurology, Research, American Academy Of Neurology

The Hippocampus Underlies the Link Between Slowed Walking and Mental Decline

The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, according to a 14-year study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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Genetics, Intellectual Disability, genomic diagnostics, WDR26 gene, Pediatrics, Human Genetics, WDR26 haploinsufficiency

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Mitochondrial Disease, Healthcare Costs, Pediatrics, Public Health, in-hospital mortality, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Mitochondrial Disease Has a Disproportionate Healthcare Burden in U.S.

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Mitochondrial diseases are a diverse group of disorders caused by mutated genes that impair energy production in a patient’s cells, often with severe effects. Patients incur high medical costs when hospitalized, and suffer higher-than-typical rates of comorbid diseases and in-hospital mortality. Researchers who analyzed those costs in national databases say their findings underscore the importance of developing preventive strategies and therapies for these illnesses.

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Fertility, Acupuncture, Eastern Medicine, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, PCOS, Clomiphene

Acupuncture May Not Be Effective in Treating Infertility

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Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new international study including Penn State College of Medicine.

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transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS, Mobility Limitation , Parkinson's Disease, Physical Therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation

Transcranial Stimulation and/or Physical Therapy Improves Walking Speed in Parkinson’s Disease

Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy—alone or in combination—improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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SIIA CODiE, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Passpoint

Wolters Kluwer Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Student Assessment Solution

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott PassPoint was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Student Assessment Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from providers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies encompassing pre-K through post-secondary sectors. Lippincott PassPoint is part of a suite of comprehensive digital nursing education solutions.

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Why Social Isolation Can Bring a Greater Risk of Illness

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In the fruit fly, social isolation leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response.

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Wolters Kluwer, Canadian Journal of Addiction, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

Wolters Kluwer to Publish the Canadian Journal of Addiction

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). Beginning with the December 2017 issue, Wolters Kluwer will publish the Canadian Journal of Addiction, the official journal of the CSAM, as part of its Lippincott journal portfolio.

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Dermatolgoy, Guatamala, Medical Education, Residency education, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Creating New Borders for Clinical Rotations Abroad

Unlike traditional clinical rotations abroad for medical residents, the University of Pennsylvania has created an equal education exchange with Guatemala's INDERMA program, meaning that not only do Penn Dermatology residents spend time in Guatemala, but INDERMA residents come to Philadelphia for clinical rotations and lectures.

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accelerometer, MET Levels, Pedometer, Sedentary Periods, Step Count

Are Activity Monitors Fit for Exercise Research? Getting There, but Further Steps Needed

Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they’re not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in Progress in Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Preventive Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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