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Children in Ohio’s Appalachian Counties Face Similar Health Care Challenges to Metropolitan Areas, Study Finds

Despite the fact that previous research shows the Appalachian region of the United States as limited in access to health care services, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that children with special health care needs in Appalachian areas face similar levels of health status as their metropolitan counterparts.

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Research Links Borderline Personality Traits with Lowered Empathy

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Those with borderline personality disorder a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research from the University of Georgia indicates that this may have to do with lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in individuals with borderline personality traits.

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Fresenius Medical Care went above and beyond to help their dialysis patients during Hurricane Katrina.

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UC San Diego Cancer Researchers Receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Four University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been selected to receive the newly established National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The multi-million dollar awards fund new projects that have an unusual potential in cancer research over seven years.

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Penn Sleep Specialist Available to Discuss How School Schedules Can Impact Sleep

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 31-Aug-2015 3:00 PM EDT

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Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group Physicians Recognized in Latest Best Doctors in America® List

Sixty-one physicians affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, were selected for the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, determined by impartial peer review.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Make Important Steps toward Developing a Blood Test to Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer according to the American Cancer Society.  This low survival rate is partially attributed to the difficulty in detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage.

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VT Researchers Approved for $18.5 Million Study on Integration of Behavioral Health & Primary Care

A five-year Vermont-led study of 30 practices and up to 2000 patients nationwide will examine whether outcomes improve when behavioral care is integrated into primary care.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet for Sept.

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The Sept. tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai includes story ideas about a horsewoman with young onset Parkinson's disease who is back in the saddle thanks to deep brain stimulation surgery, the potential of technology to improve patient care, a "wristwatch-type" device that helps doctors monitor Parkinson's disease patients, and more. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the individual listed for each.