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New Procedure Helps Patients Avoid Hip Replacement, Repair Joint Damage

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.

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Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Intensity of Care at the End of Life

Different outcomes exist between blacks and whites receiving care from the same hospice

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Are Parents Doing Enough to Prepare “Substitute” Babysitters Over the Holidays?

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Parents may underestimate the importance of preparing new sitters for common scenarios like injuries or more serious emergencies.

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Getting Under Graphite’s Skin:

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new process to sheathe metal under a single layer of graphite which may lead to new and better-controlled properties for these types of materials.

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ProMedica Toledo Hospital First in Country to Perform Commercial Implant of the Avalus™ Surgical Aortic Valve

Toledo heart surgeon is first in the U.S. to perform new heart valve replacement surgery. Heart valve disease affects about five million Americans each year.

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Texas Tech Awarded McNair Postbaccalaureate Grant

Texas Tech University has been named a recipient of a five-year, $1,161,325 grant from the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, one of eight educational opportunity programs within the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO Programs. The grant, named after the NASA astronaut killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, is awarded to higher education institutions through a competitive process and will be administered at Texas Tech by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI).

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Will the FCC's Reversal of Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Speed? Not So Fast

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 to overturn the net neutrality rule that was put in place in 2015 by the then-FCC. What does it mean for different stakeholders, including consumers, companies and communities?

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Bending a New Tool for Low Power Computing

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Theory predicts that bending a film will control spin direction and create a spin current for next-generation electronics.







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