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Re-Hospitalization Rates Following Aortic Valve Replacement Decline

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Fewer patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) are being re-hospitalized in the year following surgery, indicating the surgery is safer and the recovery has become easier

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The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Highlights Landmark Cardiothoracic Surgery Research

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As The Annals of Thoracic Surgery celebrates 50 years of publishing groundbreaking scientific research in cardiothoracic surgery, the journal will mark the historic occasion throughout 2015 by highlighting some of the most important research published within its pages.

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Many Religious People View Science Favorably, But Reject Certain Scientific Theories

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A new study finds that many U.S. adults — roughly one in five — are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject scientific explanations of creation and evolution.

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Friedmann Named 2015 Japan Prize Winner

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Theodore Friedmann, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was named today one of three recipients of the 2015 Japan Prize, a prestigious international award honoring laureates whose “original and outstanding achievements in science and technology have advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind.”

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After Super Bowl Ends, Football Withdrawal Symptoms Begin

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When the football season concludes with the final play of Sunday’s Super Bowl, some fans may begin to feel withdrawal symptoms. A psychiatrist explains how this affects brain chemistry.

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California Breast Density Law Slow to Have an Impact

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Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law and many don’t feel comfortable answering breast density-related questions from patients. The findings, to be published in the March print edition of Journal of the American College of Radiology, suggest that if the law is going to have any significant impact on patient care, primary care providers need more education about breast density and secondary imaging options.

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@ UCSDHealth Tobacco Expert Available to Discuss Calif. Report on Health Risks of #E-Cigarettes

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Satellites Can Improve Regional Air Quality Forecasting

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University of Iowa researchers found that data gathered from geo-stationary satellites--satellites orbiting Earth at about 22,000 miles above the equator and commonly used for telecommunications and weather imaging--can greatly improve air-quality forecasting.

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Child Maltreatment Not a Clear Path to Adult Crime

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Research has long made a connection between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a University of Washington study found that when other life factors are considered, that link all but disappears.

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Super Bowl Ads: UIC Experts Available

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