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Kidney Damage Diagnosis May Be Inaccurate for Many, Suggests Study

An analysis of patient records reveals that, for many, an initial diagnosis of “acute kidney injury” using current clinical diagnostic methods may have been inaccurate.

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HIV+ Kidney Failure Patients Face Hurdles in Receiving Necessary Transplants

• From 2001 to 2012, HIV+ kidney failure patients on the transplant waiting list were 28% less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV- counterparts. • They were half as likely to receive a kidney from a living donor.

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CRF's Next Mini-Med School for Women Will Focus on Stress and Heart Disease

CRF’s next Mini-Med School for Women will cover the role stress plays in heart disease, and ways to manage stress for optimal health. The seminar is part of the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative which aims to reduce gender disparity in cardiovascular care through research and education. These Mini-Med School seminars feature leading experts who give New York area women the tools to take better care of themselves and their loved ones.

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Novel Amyloid Structure Could Lead to New Types of Antibiotics

Researchers have discovered unique amyloid fibers used by the highly drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacterium (which causes MRSA). The findings could lead to new types of antibiotics with a novel mechanism of action for attacking bacterial toxins.

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People with Epilepsy: Tell Us About Rare Risk of Death

People with epilepsy want their health care providers to tell them about a rare risk of death associated with the disorder, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017.

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Study Published in Stroke Supports Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

A retrospective study published in Stroke indicates that missed stroke diagnoses can be significantly reduced by adding balance and vision problems to the list of presenting symptoms commonly known as FAST

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New Mobile App Helps Families, Individuals Cope with Dementia

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing have developed a free mobile app for individuals suffering from dementia, their families and caregivers, as a way to improve the quality-of-life, well-being and knowledge of the disease that affects nearly 48 million people worldwide.

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Environmental Factors, Genetics and Epigenetics Is Focus of Multiple Sclerosis Forum

The second annual ACTRIMS Forum gets underway today. This year, the forum was preceded by the Neurology Resident Summit in Neuroimmunology, which drew 47 residents from the United States and Canada.

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Feeling Overwhelmed Trying to Manage Diabetes?

Recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes distress with these five tips.

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Study: Two-Thirds of Clinicians Lack Knowledge of Diabetes-Related Foot Complication

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A new study investigated how much non-foot-specialist clinicians know about Charcot neuroarthropathy in an effort to understand how to better focus future educational forums on the topic.

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For National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

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Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether you’re planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when dining out, always “Put Your Best Fork Forward” to help find your healthy eating style.

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Loyola Medicine Achieves Electronic Medical Record Milestone

Loyola Medicine has reached an advanced stage in the implementation of outpatient electronic medical records, according to HIMSS Analytics, a respected healthcare advisor in information technology

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Workshops Will Integrate the Fun and Creativity of the Arts Into Mental Health Practices

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Drumming, dancing, painting, writing, acting and singing are among the many activities taking place March 30 through April 2 as part of “Creativity & the Arts in Healing.” National experts will lead more than 125 workshops integrating the arts with mental health practices.

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American Society for Cell Biology Officially Partners with March for Science Organizers

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recently signed an agreement officially lending its support to the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, DC, scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. ASCB was among the first to uphold the event’s mission to “unite the diverse universe of scientists and other community members in a non-partisan manner.”

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New Assay May Lead to a Cure for Debilitating Inflammatory Joint Disease

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Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Now the results of a new study suggest that clinical trials for new rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs should shift from their sole focus on relieving inflammation to eliminating the B cells that produce these antibodies.







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