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What Fuels Our Warriors?

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Mass., has launched the Combat Rations Database, or ComRaD (http://hprc-online.org/comrad/) which provides nutritional information on individual combat ration meals and their food components. This interactive website features standard nutrition facts, including calories, fat, vitamins and minerals of the MRE, First Strike Ration® (FSR), and Meal, Cold Weather/Long Range Patrol (MCW/LRP), from their most recent production years.

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Arcade-Style ‘Snake Invasion’ Brings Campus Tradition Online

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Every March, students at Missouri University of Science and Technology wield wooden walking sticks called shillelaghs to rid the campus of rubber snakes in honor of how, according to legend, St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland centuries ago. This year students, alumni and other visitors to the university’s website will be able to join in on the fun.

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CDC Director Tom Frieden to Deliver 2015 Packard Award Lecture

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Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present “Ebola: Past, Present and Future” when he delivers the 2015 David Packard Award Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015.

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New Views of Enzyme Structures Offer Insights Into Metabolism of Cholesterol, Other Lipids

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With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body's ability to metabolize excess lipids, including cholesterol.

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Heart Valve Repair Significantly Improves Emotional Wellbeing in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

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Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, but after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experience a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing

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Frequency of Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients May Lead to Anemia, Transfusions

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Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion

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Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

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Analyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline.

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Borrowing From Whales to Engineer a New Fluid Sensor

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UAH researchers borrowed from biological structures called tubercles that humpback whales use to maneuver in the ocean to make a piezoelectric energy harvester for use as an airflow or fluid speed and direction-sensing device.

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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.