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New Study Finds Heart Attacks Do Not Have as Strong of a Genetic Link As Previously Suspected

Heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed, according to a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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Breast Cancer Survivors to Be Pampered at Bedazzle Your Bra Event

Loyola University Health System invites breast cancer survivors to the Bedazzle Your Bra event from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in the second-floor auditorium of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, located at 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood.

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1 in 5 Physicians Unaware Their Patients Have Central Venous Catheters

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Attending physicians and hospitalists in general medicine twice as likely to be unaware of the device's presence compared to interns and residents.

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Three-Minute Assessment Successfully Identifies Delirium in Hospitalized Elders

Investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have developed a brief and simple method to help hospital care providers recognize delirium in elderly patients

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Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos Finds Depression and Anxiety Rates Vary Widely Among Groups

Rates of depression and anxiety vary widely among different segments of the U.S. Hispanic and Latino population, with the highest prevalence of depressive symptoms in Puerto Ricans, according to a new report from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The researchers’ findings also suggest that depression and anxiety may be undertreated among Hispanics and Latinos, particularly if they are uninsured. The study was published online in Annals of Epidemiology.

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Richard Kronick Elected to Institute of Medicine

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Richard Kronick, PhD, a health policy expert and faculty member at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine.

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Years After Treatment for HER2-Positve Early Stage Breast Cancer, Trastuzumab Continues to Show Life-Altering Benefit

After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer.

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Scientists Restore Hearing in Noise-Deafened Mice, Pointing Way to New Therapies

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Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. By demonstrating the importance of the protein, called NT3, in maintaining communication between the ears and brain, these new findings pave the way for research in humans that could improve treatment of hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal aging.

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