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Article ID: 692158

Peer Influence, Better HIV Counseling Could Encourage More Boys in Africa to Be Circumcised

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men – primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 – are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth.

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3-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692074

Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

Florida Atlantic University

So what is it about the link between drinking coffee and living longer? Could it be the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself and its proven benefits of reducing inflammation and regulating glucose levels? Or could it be something else?

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3-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691936

Medical Marijuana Gets Wary Welcome From Older Adults, Poll Shows

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. And two-thirds say the government should do more to study the drug’s health effects.

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29-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691796

Study Explores Safety of Rear-Facing Car Seats in Rear Impact Crashes

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Rear-facing car seats have been shown to significantly reduce infant and toddler fatalities and injuries in frontal and side-impact crashes, but they’re rarely discussed in terms of rear-impact collisions. Since rear-impact crashes account for more than 25 percent of all accidents, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a new study to explore the effectiveness of rear-facing car seats in this scenario.

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27-Mar-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692099

UC Medical Centers Receive $8M Award to Improve Advance Care Planning

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

University of California medical centers — UCLA Health, UCSF Health, and UC Irvine Health — have been awarded a five-year, $8 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop more effective approaches in advance care planning for seriously ill patients in primary care clinics.

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Article ID: 691890

Payment Reform Fix?

Harvard Medical School

Hospital payment experiment in Maryland failed to deliver on the promise of shifting care from hospitals toward less expensive outpatient and primary care settings. Researchers say that weak incentives for physicians may have limited the program’s effectiveness.

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28-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691989

Study: U.S. Health Care Providers See Black Patients as Less ‘Personally Responsible’ for Their Health

University of Chicago Medical Center

American clinicians rated white patients as significantly more likely to improve and more likely to adhere to recommended treatments than black patients, and to be more personally responsible for their health than black patients.

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2-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691991

Hospital System in Delaware Earns Leader Status in LGBTQ Healthcare for Seventh Consecutive Year

Christiana Care Health System

For the seventh year in row, Christiana Care Health System’s Christiana and Wilmington hospitals have both been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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30-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691875

Pitt Physicians Devise Emergency and Trauma Care Referral Map for U.S.

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In response to repeated calls for an integrated emergency care system in the U.S., the University of Pittsburgh rose to the challenge and divided the nation into hundreds of referral regions that describe how patients access advanced care, in a way that respects geopolitical borders.

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28-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691658

Dining Out Associated with Increased Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Called Phthalates

George Washington University

Dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called phthalates in the body, according to a study out today.

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28-Mar-2018 9:10 PM EDT
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