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Kidney, Nephrology, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury

Experts Available to Discuss National Kidney Month

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March is designated National Kidney Month to mark the growing impact of kidney disease on public health. In addition to being one of the top kidney transplant centers, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers are working on groundbreaking research in an effort to expand the knowledge base in the development, treatment and outcomes for patients with kidney disease and kidney failure.

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Tuberculosis, drug, Resistance, World, day, HIV

Expert Available to Discuss Status of Tuberculosis in America

A "catastrophe in the making," TB is a worldwide scourge, killing 1.7 million annually. America, with 13,000 cases each year, is not immune. TB, the leading killer of people with HIV, kills more people than any other infectious disease. TB disproportionately affects the elderly, low-income groups, health care workers and people who live in nursing homes, correctional facilities and homeless shelters.

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Tissue Cultured, Smallpox, Vaccine

Tissue-Cultured Smallpox Vaccine Appears Promising

Administration of a tissue-cultured smallpox vaccine showed signs of an effective vaccine response with no serious adverse events, according to a study in the March 11 issue of JAMA.

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Dr. Lisa Kern, Dr. Rainu Kaushal, Information Technology, Health Records, Public Health

New York State Health IT Strategy May Be Model for the Nation

Health information technology programs implemented in New York state are active and functioning a full two years after being established, and could serve as models for new federal initiatives, according to a study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Colonscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Colon Prep, Polyp, Ulcer

Lights, Camera, Colonoscopy: What to Expect When Your Doctor Wants an Inside Look

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States with more than 140,000 cases diagnosed each year. It is also one of the most preventable cancers. Since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to schedule that colonoscopy you've been putting off. To help calm your fears, Dale Burleson, M.D., colorectal surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, explains the details of the test"”it's not as scary as some people think.

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Webcast, Economic Crisis, Public Health Programs

In Tough Times, Start from Scratch: Public Health Webcast

In response, the story of the innovative approach taken by the Tulsa City-County Health Department in Oklahoma is the subject of Public Health Grand Rounds, an online broadcast series from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

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Women's Health, Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Heart, Stroke, Yeast Infection, Sleep, Migraine, Diabetes

Women's Health Awareness Tip Sheet

A variety of women's health news briefs from The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Topics include: sleep, atypical stroke symptoms in women, heart health, colorectal cancer and yeast infections.

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Aging, Senior, Retirement, Brain, Depression, Artists, Boomers

Quality of Life for Aging Boomers a Public Imperative, Says Gerontologist

Gerontologist John Krout has spent his professional life studying the elderly and aging. He is known for his work on quality of life for the elderly (including the impact of engagement and creativity), livable communities and aging, senior centers, retirement facilities, intergenerational partnerships, and rural elderly. Now as boomers come of age, he turns his attention to creativity and aging, and the changing perspectives of aging. Satellite uplink available on site.

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Thyroid, Pregnancy, Impact, Mothers, Babies

Fact Sheet: The Thyroid and Pregnancy

Pregnancy has a great impact on the thyroid. During pregnancy, the thyroid gland produces 50 percent more thyroid hormone as compared to when a woman is not pregnant and may increase in size by 10-15 percent. Normal range for thyroid function tests differ during pregnancy as compared to when a woman is not pregnant.

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Community, Public Health, Hopkins, Nursing

Hopkins Community Nursing Showcases Public Health Principles

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) showcases its top researchers in the field of community public health.







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