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Connecting People to Possibility for Better Cancer Treatments

UNM Cancer Center welcomes Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, as Associate Director for Clinical Research. Dr. Rixe will bring new cancer treatments to New Mexicans as he develops programs in early-phase cancer clinical trials.

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Number of People Susceptible to Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Increasing, Says Leading Researcher

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Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.

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We, Robot: AU Prof. Despina Kakoudaki Available for Comment

Robots and androids hold a powerful sway on our cultural imagination. Countless science fiction books and films have depicted artificial intelligence. Why do we find artificial people fascinating?

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New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person’s knee feel and move just like the original.

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As Kids Head Back to School, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says Students Should Expect Healthy Meals

Significant improvements in school meals designed to improve the health of 32 million schoolchildren are taking place nationwide thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month this August, as children head back to the classroom, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says more school meal changes are in store.

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Kids Eat Right Month Spotlights 'Hungry-Overweight' Paradox

It may seem like a contradiction, but millions of American children are both hungry and overweight. During Kids Eat Right Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spotlights the “hungry yet overweight paradox” and ways to ensure children meet their nutrient requirements and maintain a healthy weight.

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The Best Advice for Acne Patients? Patience

Patience and compliance remains key to treating acne successfully, says the chairman of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, an expert in adolescent skin conditions.

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Parents: What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Hits the Road

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STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 15, 2014 – The facts couldn’t be clearer: Car accidents are the number-one cause of accidental deaths in children ages 0-19 nationally. The AAA auto club says the 100 days of summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) are the deadliest for teenage drivers and their teen passengers. It's a time when schedules are looser; trips involve friends and fun rather than school and structured activities; and curfews may be less strict.

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Improve Children's Health During Kids Eat Right Month and All Year

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and its Kids Eat Right initiative empower more than 5,000 registered dietitian nutritionists to address childhood obesity and food insecurity, making an impact both locally and nationally through research and education.

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New Heart Procedure Safer for Women

Instead of going through the groin during heart catheterizations, physicians can now insert the catheter through a patient’s wrist, a less traumatic and safer option for some patients — especially women.

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