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A New Look for the Journal of Neurosurgery

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group and its parent organization, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, are pleased to announce a new look for the JNSPG journals: Journal of Neurosurgery; Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine; Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics; and Neurosurgical Focus

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FSMB Foundation Releases Updated Book Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Foundation has published an updated and expanded edition of a book intended to help address the rise of opioid abuse and related deaths in the United States by better educating physicians and other clinicians about their risks and proper use.

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People Who Develop Kidney Stones May Face Increased Bone Fracture Risk

• People who developed kidney or urinary tract stones were more likely to later experience bone fractures. • The median time between diagnosis and bone fracture was 10 years

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Bladder Cancer Testing Now Conducted at Ocean Medical Center

Laboratory is one of the only hospitals in the region to offer FISH UroVysion.

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Twitter Can Be Useful Tool for Public Health Organizations — but Must Be Carefully Monitored

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Social media marketing strategies present both challenges and opportunities for public health professionals. It’s an effective way of reaching large audiences, but social media can also be used to spread misinformation. That’s the findings of a situational analysis by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis of a recent social media campaign by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The study suggests that public health organizations need to pay close attention to how they disseminate information, and also to the response the campaign gets.

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In Orbit or on Earth, Implantable Device Will Be Commanded to Release Therapeutic Drugs Remotely

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Scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested aboard the International Space Station and on Earth's surface.

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‘Long Tail’ Thinking Can Help Eliminate Health Disparities

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“Long tail” thinking in public health might yield greater progress in eliminating health disparities, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Pre-Enlistment Mental Disorders, Suicide Rates Among New Soldiers Comparable to Civilians

New results from the largest-ever study of mental health risk and resilience in Army personnel show that despite higher rates of current mental disorders and suicidality among U.S. Army soldiers than similarly matched civilians, the rates of most pre-enlistment mental disorders among new soldiers are comparable to those of civilians.

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