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New Clinical Practice Guidelines Address Temperature Management During Heart Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released a set of clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient’s temperature during open heart surgery

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Delay in Treatment, Missed Diagnostic Testing Found Among Lung Cancer Patients

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment

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With Racial Segregation Declining Between Neighborhoods, Segregation Now Taking New Form

Recent research has shown that racial segregation in the U.S. is declining between neighborhoods, but a new study indicates that segregation is manifesting itself in other ways — not disappearing.

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Chiropractic Physicians Call for Conservative Treatments for Pain Management Amid Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

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During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will work with thousands of doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers, with this year’s theme #PainFreeNation.

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Sol-Gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-High Energy Storage

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Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density.

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Blocking a Gene Reduces Fat

By blocking the expression of a certain gene in patients, University of Montreal researchers have contributed to the demonstration of great decreases in the concentration of triglycerides in their blood, even in various severe forms of hypertriglyceridemia and regardless of the base values or the treatment the patient usually receives.

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Mild Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors Significantly Improves Organ Function in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Mild hypothermia in deceased organ donors significantly reduces delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients when compared to normal body temperature, according to UCSF researchers and collaborators, a finding that could lead to an increase in the availability of kidneys for transplant.

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CAP Releases 2015 Accreditation Checklists

.The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released on July 28, 2015, enhanced Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists, used in the accreditation inspection process to help laboratories meet the CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) requirements. The CMS REAPPROVED the CAP's accreditation program in April, deeming the CAP meets or exceeds Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments requirements.

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Seniors Get Mental Health Drugs at Twice the Rate of Younger Adults, but See Psychiatrists Less

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Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health drugs at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, but they’re much less likely to be getting their mental health care from a psychiatrist, a new study shows. Some seniors could be at risk of problems caused interactions between drugs.