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Teens and Sleep, High Blood Pressure in Kids, Breastfeeding Dificulties, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Heart, Ut Southwestern, Molecular Biology

Risk Factors for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Identified

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A new study from UT Southwestern suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors.

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Cardiovascular Risk, women and cardiovascular risks, Nafld, Fatty Liver Disease

Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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Death, Overworked, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiovacular Disease

Death From Overworking? UAB Doctor Says It Is Real

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Cardiology, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure, pediatric cardiology

The Medical Minute: Blood Pressure Screening in Children

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High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

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Early Stage Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Nirav S. Kapadia, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Nsclc, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, general thoracic surgery

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Palliative, Palliative Care, Heart Failure, Palliative Care Heart Failure, University Of Pittsburgh, UPMC

Research Examines Benefits of Palliative Care in Heart Failure Treatment

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC analyzed existing evidence and found that patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.

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Anne M. Murphy, Anne Murphy, Heart Failure, Mouse, mice, Pediatrics

Mouse Studies Shed Light on How Protein Controls Heart Failure

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A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body.

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Type 1 Diabetes, Neuropathy, Exercise Tolerance, Nervous System, Nerve Response, Nerve Reflex, Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Blood Pressure, Circulation

Exercise Nerve Response in Type 1 Diabetes Worsens Over Time

A new study finds that late-stage type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, impairing circulation, nerve function and exercise tolerance.

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It Takes Two: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-Providence Saint John's Neonatal Care Partnership Helps Newborn Twins Overcome Early Obstacles

Twin brothers Logan and Liam Chang were born on Dec. 29, 2016, seven weeks premature, at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. One of them was able to receive specialized care at Providence Saint John’s NICU and emergency surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for a complex condition, thanks to the new partnership.







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