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Article ID: 10538

Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet for Dec. 17, 1998

Cedars-Sinai

1. "Heart Watch"Coronary Calcium Scan; 2. New Mural Depicts Jewish Contributions to Medicine; 3. Benefits of Autopsy; 4. Parkinson Disease Center Opens; 5. Pet Therapy

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Mushroom Extract as Anticancer Drug

UC Davis Health

Shitake mushrooms have long been studied for their medicinal properties. Now, investigators at the UC Davis Cancer Center are researching a nutritional supplement derived from the exotic fungi to see if it can help men with recurrent prostate cancer.

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Article ID: 10536

Guide to Eye Disorders

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind

Here is a thumbnail guide to the causes of common eye disorders; rehabilitation services for persons with vision loss; and assistive technology that is available. This information has been gathered by the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.

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Physical Education for Home-Schooled Children

Hope College

A large number of reports have already discussed the academic and social skills of home-schooled children, but the state of their physical education is not being addressed, according to the co-author of a book and video package for parents who wish to teach their children physical education.

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Education

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New Movie, Value of Doctor-Patient Relationship

Michigan State University

"Patch Adams," the soon-to-be-released movie in which Robin Williams plays an idealistic medical student, underscores a medical truth that is sometimes forgotten in today's world: The relationship between doctor and patient plays a critical role in the healing of patients.

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Article ID: 10533

Impact of Welfare Reform on Ministries

Wartburg College

Two thirds of Lutheran social ministry agencies nationwide report increased requests for services in the wake of government welfare reform. Those are among the conclusions of a report, "The Impact of Welfare Reform on Lutheran Social Ministry Organization."

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Christmas Trees Can Help Fish and Flowers after Holidays

Ohio State University

When the holiday season is over, the Christmas trees don't have to end up in the trash, according to an Ohio State expert. Old trees can be ground into mulch or used as fish shelters in ponds.

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22-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Pop Culture

Article ID: 10531

Stars in Neighboring Galaxy, Clues to Dark Matter

Ohio State University

A binary star system in a nearby galaxy may bring astronomers closer to understanding the nature of dark matter, according to Ohio State University researchers.

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Article ID: 10530

Master Switch May Help Cancer Cells Hide From Immune System

Ohio State University

A newly discovered gene mutation that works like a master switch may enable tumor cells to evade destruction by the immune system, new research at Ohio State shows.

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Article ID: 10529

Magnetic Surgery Tested Successfully on First Patient

Stereotaxis

A revolutionary system that uses superconducting magnets and advanced computer imaging technology to automatically navigate a catheter through the brain was tested successfully on the first patient last Thursday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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