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Article ID: 697491

Earlier Intervention for Mitral Valve Disease May Lead to Improved Outcomes

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The number of patients undergoing mitral valve operations are at an all-time high, and new research suggests that many patients don’t undergo surgical intervention until it’s too late to completely reverse damage caused by mitral valve disease.

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17-Jul-2018 11:25 AM EDT
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    18-Jul-2018 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 697547

Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis Deaths Skyrocket in Young Adults

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Federal data shows a 65 percent increase in liver deaths over a seven-year period, according to a study by Michigan Medicine. Alcohol was a major cause but obesity plays a major role in troubling trends in liver mortality.

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    18-Jul-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697426

Lowering Hospitals’ Medicare Costs Proves Difficult

Washington University in St. Louis

A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Article ID: 697626

HIV Expert: “Stop Enabling HIV Epidemic, Normalize Testing”

New York Institute of Technology

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18-Jul-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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UCI-Led Study Finds Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD

University of California, Irvine

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study’s main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological Association in the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB). Additional new findings were presented at the International Society for Anthrozoology 2018 Conference held July 2-5 in Sydney, Australia.

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Article ID: 697616

Keck Hospital of USC Achieves Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Hospital of USC has joined a select group of health care facilities in achieving Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in nursing excellence.

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Article ID: 697421

Pregnancy History May Be Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A woman’s history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer’s disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 697619

The Medical Minute: Staying Safe While Camping and Hiking

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go a long way to avoid potential pitfalls that come with enjoying hiking and camping.

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18-Jul-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 697439

Study Finds Melanoma Biomarkers Predicting Checkpoint Blocker Response

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Scientists at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) have identified biomarkers in melanoma that could help tailor immunotherapy treatments to maximize the benefits for patients while reducing the likelihood of severe side effects.

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