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Pioneering Discovery Leads to Potential Preventive Treatment for Sudden Cardiac Death

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A team of Harvard scientists and colleagues has used University of Vermont findings from 2000 to develop a possible treatment to prevent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), an inherited disease that can cause the heart to thicken and stop pumping blood effectively, leading to heart failure

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A Football Helmet Design That Listens to Physics

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at the University of Michigan could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.

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UT Southwestern Recognized for Innovative System to Help Ensure Best Practices, Quality Care for Patients

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UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator of the Year Award for developing a comprehensive and agile system to identify, track, and report clinical quality and patient-reported outcomes across all ambulatory clinics in support of UT Southwestern’s patient-centered care.

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Meridian Hospitals Receive American Heart Association’s 2015 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Award

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Award demonstrates commitment to quality care for stroke patients.

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Loyola Launches Integrated Digestive Health Program

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Loyola University Health System (LUHS) now offers a multidisciplinary digestive health program to treat digestive tract and related medical conditions. Bipan Chand, MD, FACS, FASGE, FASMBS, and Neil Gupta, MD, MPH, are co-directors of the new program.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

In celebration of February American Heart Month, Meridian CardioVascular Network is kicking off a series of fun and fabulous community events providing expert advice, heart healthy tips, and the latest information about prevention and treatments. The events will take place at Meridian Health locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, and embrace American Heart Month’s signature red symbols.

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A Flawed Measure

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BMI is not an accurate measure of health, according to research by UCSB psychologist Jeffrey Hunger and colleagues.

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AMP Updates Pathology Residency Curriculum Recommendations

The paper provides residency programs with specific recommendations from subject matter experts on 10 major molecular pathology topics: basic molecular pathology goals and laboratory management; basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics; technology; inherited disorders; oncology; infectious diseases; pharmacogenetics; histocompatibility and identity; genomics, and information management.

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Columbia Experts Answer Questions About the Zika Virus

Columbia University Medical Center and Mailman School of Public Health experts offer insight into the arrival of the Zika virus in South America and the Caribbean.

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Researchers Work to Change Athletes' Perception, Reporting of Concussions

Researchers are working to reduce the stigma surrounding concussions—and reporting concussions.

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GW Researcher Tests New Method for Rapid Detection of Infection in Wounds

A new method for detection of infection in wounds could take physicians less than a minute to complete, rather than the current 24 hours it takes for diagnosis, according to research by the George Washington University’s Victoria Shanmugam, M.D.

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UF/IFAS Faculty Experts Can Talk About the Connection Between Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus.

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Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

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Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence.

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Johns Hopkins Study Identifies Possible Marker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers

A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at The Johns Hopkins University. A report on the study is published in the February issue of Cancer Prevention Research.