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Replacing Obamacare: U-M Experts Available

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Expert Pitch: Presidential Executive Orders

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Getting a Medical Education From Your Headphones

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Stacks of textbooks and medical journals may soon go the way of the Dodo for many physicians looking to stay updated on latest medical research and breakthroughs. Digital learning tools, such as podcasts, are the way of the future, at least according to James Siegler, MD, a resident physician in Neurology at Penn.

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Association Of American Medical Colleges, Cuban American, Public Health

Rutgers Student Leads the Way at Association of American Medical Colleges

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With a healthy streak of activism, tempered by a keen interest in helping others, it’s totally in Jose Medina’s character to be a change agent. Trained in social work and bioethics, the second-year medical student – who was recently elected to the Association of American Medical Colleges as a student delegate – has his sight on specializing in family medicine so he can provide health care to those in need.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Foundation

TaxSlayer Donates Percentage of New E-Filers’ Fees to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

TaxSlayer will donate 15 percent of new e-filers’ tax preparation fees to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s beginning Jan. 25.

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International Medicine, Global Health, Africa, African Health, Surgery, WHO

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What to Do About It

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January 23, 2017 CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences.

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Mount Sinai West Department of Orthopaedics Awarded Prestigious Advanced Certification for Hip and Knee by the Joint Commission

One of the few programs in New York State to receive highest level of recognition

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Physician Anesthesiologists Tell Consumers Three Things to Know About ‘Surprise Medical Bills’

During Physician Anesthesiologists Week, ASA wants to empower patients to be informed health care consumers by alerting them to three things they should know about “surprise insurance gaps.”

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National CRNA Week Celebrates Safe, Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient

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National CRNA Week (Jan. 22-28, 2017) celebrates “Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient,” as well as the anesthesia experts known as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or CRNAs

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Telomere, telomere length, Aging, Health, Diarrheal Disease, Infection, Public Health, Epidemiology, Population Studies, Correlation

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App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

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A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 percent higher medication possession ratio than patients in the control group.

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Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students’ Licensing Exam

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical training, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The licensing exams for graduating medical students have a surprisingly limited number of test items about obesity prevention and treatment.

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Mount Sinai Public Health Expert Joins ‘Call to Action’ on Gun Safety

Nils Hennig, MD, MPH, Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and public health leaders from the nation’s top universities have authored an unprecedented call to action on gun safety, urging consensus-building rather than confrontation, which will be published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday, January 19.

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Press Registration Now Open for 2017 Experimental Biology Meeting

Press registration is now open for the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting (EB 2017) to be held April 22-26 in Chicago. With more than 14,000 attendees and thousands of scientific sessions, EB 2017 is a research bonanza you won’t want to miss.

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International Case Against Mexico Seeks Recognition of the Right to Community Integration for People with Disabilities Locked in Institutions

Disability Rights International (DRI) and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law filed a case Wednesday with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the egregious human rights violations against 37 persons with disabilities who were detained at the 'Casa Esperanza' institution in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Affordable Care Act Made Cancer Screening More Accessible for Millions, Study Finds

The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new University of Virginia research.

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Penn Medicine, Big Data, healthcare technology

Big Ideas for Big (ish) Data

Big Data. We’ve all heard the term, but many of us may not fully understand the concept or all the its many layers. Some still think it’s a trendy buzzword thrown around by twenty-something executives in Silicon Valley working on the latest gaming system or website. But the reality is big data is literally everywhere, and it’s not just a thing, it’s also an action. I sat down with Mike Draugelis, former Lockheed Martin missile defense engineer turned Penn Medicine’s Chief Data Scientist, to learn a bit more about the topic, the use of big data in health care and beyond, and the future of the industry.

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Brian Grimberg Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Brian T. Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.

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Orthopedics, Joints

The Medical Minute: Joint Cracks and Pops Usually Not Cause for Concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for something. Fortunately, it’s also typically not a cause for worry.

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