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Diabetes, Prediabetes, Nisa Maruthur

Small Survey: Most Primary Care Physicians Can't Identify All Risk Factors for Prediabetes

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Johns Hopkins researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. The survey, they say, is believed to be one of the first to formally test PCPs' knowledge of current professional guidelines for such screening.

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Surgery Is a Low Risk Treatment Option for Patients with Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures, Say Researchers

Surgery is an effective and safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon (PMT) ruptures, generally demonstrating a low risk of re-rupture and complications, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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patellar dislocation, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, patellafemoral injuries

Researchers Say Young Patients Who Experience Patellar Dislocations May Be at Risk for Similar Injuries Later in Life

Young patients who suffer patellar dislocations are at a higher risk of recurring dislocations, especially long-term after their initial injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Researchers received the Herodicus Award, presented to the best resident paper featured at the meeting, and determined by the Herodicus Society.

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elbow injuries, Shoulder Injuries, MLB baseball, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

New Research Identifies Risk Factors for Elbow and Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball Pitchers

Increasing numbers of elbow-related injuries in professional baseball pitchers has led to research studying risk factors, especially those that can be modified and adjusted to help prevent lost playing time. Decreased shoulder flexion and external rotation were identified as key predictors of injuries to pitchers during the season, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Researchers Identify Critical Need for Standardized Organ Donation Metrics

Across the country, there are 58 Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO), which are responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues for life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. Each OPO is designated to serve a specific geographic area and works with the transplant centers in their area to match donors with recipients. With more than 117,000 people awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, these OPOs work very hard to identify as many organ donors as possible to help save these lives. But according to a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, there seem to be significant differences in the results of these efforts.

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Experts: One in Three Cases of Dementia Preventable; Nonmedical Therapies Ideal for Dementia

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A report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care identifies powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia.

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Neurologist and Dementia Expert Available to Discuss New Report That Claims That One Third of Dementias May Be Preventable

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Mccain, John Mccain, Glioblastoma, glio, Brain Cancer, University Of Chicago

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

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Brain Cancer, Gliobastoma, Mccain, John Mccain, Cancer, University Of Chicago, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

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Trembling Tenors: Choir Helps People with Parkinson's Disease Battle Destructive Effects to Muscles, Brain, Voice

The Mountain Tremors is a partnership between Northern Arizona University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and School of Music and the Parkinson's Support Group in Flagstaff.







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