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Include Medicine Cabinets on Your Spring Cleaning List

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Physicians urge households to clean out their medicine cabinets as part of Spring cleaning, and get rid of any medication no longer needed.

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Women Veterans Younger, More Depressed When Referred for Heart Test

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Women veterans face a different home front battle with heart disease. Younger and more depressed when getting attention for chest pain -- heart tests often show a surprising result.

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Shake It Off? Not So Easy for People with Depression, New Brain Research Suggests

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Rejected by a person you like? Just “shake it off” and move on, as music star Taylor Swift says. But while that might work for many people, it may not be so easy for those with untreated depression, a new brain study finds.

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Urine Test Predicts Heart Failure Patients’ Risk of Kidney Injury

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• Urinary angiotensinogen levels at the time of hospital admission predicted acute decompensated heart failure patients’ risk of developing acute kidney injury with considerable accuracy. • Patients’ urinary angiotensinogen level at the time of admission also helped clinicians predict patients’ risk of being rehospitalized or dying within one year.

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NYU Study Successfully Screens for Diabetes at Dental Visits Using Oral Blood

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Now, a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, confirms that using gingival crevicular blood (GCB) for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing produced values that were nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood (FSB), with a correlation of .991 between the two blood samples of 408 dental patients. Testing HbA1c is promoted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for diabetes diagnostic purposes and glycemic control monitoring.

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Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of MS?

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Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015.

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23andMe Appoints Kate Black as Privacy Officer and Corporate Counsel

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23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced the appointment of Kate Black as Privacy Officer and Corporate Counsel. Black brings a strong background in international, federal, and state privacy laws as well as health care regulations. As a member of the legal and regulatory team, she will be responsible for reviewing, updating and enhancing the company’s privacy and consent policies for customers in the U.S. and abroad. She joined the company January 5, 2015 and reports to Kathy Hibbs, chief legal and regulatory affairs officer.

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Embrace Unknowns, Opt for Flexibility in Environmental Policies

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Two University of Washington professors argue in a Science perspectives article that ecosystem managers must learn to make decisions based on an uncertain future.

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