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Kidney Transplant

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Dialysis Patients, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

Are Dialysis Patients Being Over-Screened for Colon Cancer?

• Colonoscopies are being performed more often on healthier dialysis patients than on those with more limited life expectancies; however, overall, dialysis patients are being screened at a much higher rate relative to their life expectancy than their counterparts without kidney failure.

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Colon Cancer Prevention in the Neighborhood, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, colon cancer prevention, Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer Screening, colon cancer and African Americans, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, The American Cancer Society, The Cigna Foundation, Advanced Colon Cancer

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives $232,000 to Combat Crisis of Advanced Colon Cancer Among African-Americans in Ward 5

The American Cancer Society and the Cigna Foundation have awarded $232,000 in grants to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to support its innovative community-based program to address the crisis of advanced colon cancer, occurring largely among African-Americans with health insurance living in Washington D.C.’s Ward 5.

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Global Health, Philanthrophy, Biosecurity, Pandemic, Preparedness

Georgetown Global Health Center Receives $3.5M Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness

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The Open Philanthropy Project has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policy.

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Bullying, bullying solutions, workplace bullying, organizational communication, work culture, Harrassment

Does Advice for Managing Workplace Bullying Really Work?

In a new study featured in the National Communication Association’s Journal of Applied Communication Research, authors Stacy Tye-Williams and Kathleen J. Krone identify and re-imagine the paradox of workplace bullying advice. They interviewed 48 individuals from a variety of occupations and found that targets of workplace bullying frequently offered advice they had received to other targets, despite believing that the advice either made no difference or had made their own situations worse.

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Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Damage, Hepatitis, Statins, Statin Drugs, High Cholesterol, Fatty Liver, Physiology

Statins May Provide Treatment Alternative for Chronic Liver Disease

Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reductions in liver inflammation and improvements in other related factors as reasons why statins make good candidates for treating chronic liver disease.

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Executive Order, Refugee, Immigration, Public Health, Immunization

JAMA Viewpoint Explores Impact of President Trumps New Immigration, Refugee Executive Orders on Individual and Public Health

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The transformation of US immigration policy could have a harmful effect on the general public, patients and the health care system, say two public health law experts.

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Predictability, Randomness, Deterministic, Deterministic Chaos, soil tilling, stick-slip dynamics, normalized deterministic nonlinear prediction (NDNP), Kenshi Sakai, Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Pedro Andrade-Sanchez, Nina Sviridova, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, University of California, Davis, Meiji University, University Of Arizona

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Female Athletes, Eating Disorders, Hypothalamic Amenorrehea, GnRH, Menstrual Cycle, Reproductive Health, Nutrition and athletics, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Endocrinology, Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Experts Issue Clinical Practice Guideline on Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Female athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition.

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Cancer, next generation sequencing, oncology panel validation, journal of molecular diagnostics

AMP Issues Best Practice Guidelines for Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panel Validation

AMP has published consensus recommendations that will help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better care for cancer patients







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