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Miglioretti Awarded $7.5 Million to Evaluate Supplemental Breast Imaging

Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies -- digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness of the screening strategies depends on a woman’s breast density.

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Military Veterans and CRNAs Applaud VHA Plan to Improve Vets’ Access to Timely, Quality Healthcare

Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA Under Secretary for Health has recommended that CRNAs and other APRNS be allowed to practice in VA hospitals the same way that they practice in the private sector to help alleviate wait times for Veterans,

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Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia’s effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found evidence that anemia can negatively influence the outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injuries.

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Researchers Identify Immune Genes Tied to Common, Deadly Brain Cancer

Researchers have identified a group of immune system genes that may play a role in how long people can live after developing a common type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, a tumor of the glial cells in the brain. The research is published in the May 25, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Loyola Doctor is Team Physician for U.S. Women's Soccer Team in Nordic Tournament

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Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician Nathaniel Jones, MD, will serve as team physician for U.S. Soccer’s under-23 women’s team in the four-nation Nordic Tournament June 2-7 in Shropshire, England.

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Radiation Oncologists Meet with Members of Congress to Advocate for Sustained Increases to Cancer Research Funding

Radiation oncologists from across the United States convened on Capitol Hill yesterday to encourage members of Congress to invest in cancer research with sustainable and predictable funding and to protect patients’ access to high quality cancer care through value-based physician payment models.

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American Chiropractic Association Lauds Opioid Legislation

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) applauds the recent passage of several bills by Congress as a major first step in combating the nation's opioid epidemic. An important next step, according to the association, is expanding access to conservative treatments for pain in the country's health care system.

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Researchers Identify Top Products to Repel Mosquitoes

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Worth the Wait

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Dylan Martin wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to graduate from college, but his concern stemmed from something far more serious than how he was doing in his classes.

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Plenary 3 of ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Explores Regulatory and Legislative Issues in Health Outcomes Research

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The third plenary session for ISPOR's 21st Annual International Meeting—Contemporary Regulatory and Legislative Issues in Health Outcomes Research—was held this morning in Washington, DC, USA.

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Gift From Alfred and Gail Engelberg Will Help Train Next Generation of Family Physicians

Newly Named ‘Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’ Dedicated May 24

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Scientists Block Breast Cancer Cells From Hiding in Bones

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Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a molecular key that breast cancer cells use to invade bone marrow in mice, where they may be protected from chemotherapy or hormonal therapies that could otherwise eradicate them.

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Obese Young Adults Unaware of Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don’t know they’re at risk, according to a study of nationwide health data led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers that was published online today in the journal PLOS ONE.

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AMGA Announces MACRA and Risk Initiative

AMGA today launched its MACRA and Risk Initiative to help its members prepare for and succeed under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and in all risk-based payment systems.

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Expert Available to Discuss New Study About the Future of Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

If you’re seeking an expert to discuss a new study (in Nature) about the future of personalized breast cancer treatment, Dr. Amanda (Mandy) Paulovich, Oncologist and Geneticist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and one of the study’s authors, is available.

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Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Be Enough to Reduce HIV-Associated Arterial Inflammation

Additional immune-system-modulatory approaches may help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Study Reveals Protein That Dials Immune Responses Up and Down

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Research led by scientists at SBP has identified a new regulator of immune responses. The opens the door for a new approach to modulating T cell responses to treat infections, autoimmune diseases, and cancer.

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Sunscreen: A Little Dab Won’t Do You

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With temperatures expected to climb on the first unofficial weekend of the summer, a Rowan Medicine physician says it’s time to remember that it only takes a couple minutes to protect yourself from a disfiguring and deadly disease.

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New MRI Coils Aim to Improve Patient Comfort and Decrease Scan Time

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New, screen-printed, flexible MRI coils may be able to reduce the amount of time it takes to get an MRI scan. Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have developed light and flexible MRI coils that produce high quality MRI images and in the future could lead to shorter MRI scan time periods.