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100 Days in Michigan: U-M Team Releases New Analysis of State’s Medicaid Expansion

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Right out of the starting gate, Michigan’s expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows.

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A New Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases Identified by Mount Sinai Researchers

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Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review conducted by a team of cardiologists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the October issue of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.

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Can Bariatric Surgery Lead to Severe Headache?

Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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NIH Grants WVU $10.7 Million for Stroke Research

West Virginia University is bolstering its faculty and scientific research on stroke to mitigate the devastating effects of the disease across the state and the nation with the help of a $10.7 million grant from the NIH over the next five years.

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Finally: A Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

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Vitamin D upregulates the gene GDF-15. Study shows that GDF-15 is lost in prostate cancer driven by inflammation.

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The Medical Minute: Enterovirus D68 Expected to Fade Away Into Winter

Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents.

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Fast Modeling of Cancer Mutations

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Using CRISPR, researchers at MIT's Koch Institute have developed a new approach to rapidly model the effects of tumor cells’ genetic mutations in mice.

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44 ACS NSQIP® Participating Hospitals Recognized for Achieving Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Patient Care

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized 44 of their 445 participating hospitals for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2013.

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A Real-Time Tracking System Developed to Monitor Dangerous Bacteria Inside the Body

Combining a PET scanner with a new chemical tracer that selectively tags specific types of bacteria, Johns Hopkins researchers working with mice report they have devised a way to detect and monitor in real time infections with a class of dangerous Gram-negative bacteria. These increasingly drug-resistant bacteria are responsible for a range of diseases, including fatal pneumonias and various bloodstream or solid-organ infections acquired in and outside the hospital.

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