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UCLA Study Describes Structure of Herpes Virus Associated with Kaposi's Sarcoma

UCLA team shows in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus.

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The Human Body's Golden Gate to Iron Traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.

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Study Examines Employment Trends Among Patients with Kidney Failure

• Among working-aged adults who started dialysis between 1996 and 2013, employment was low throughout the study period at 23-24%, and 38% of patients who were employed 6 months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the time they initiated dialysis. After accounting for differences in patients over time, the probability of employment in kidney failure patients increased slightly over time.

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Joint Replacement, hip, knee, Convalescence

Patients Who Live Alone Can Safely Be Sent Home After Joint Replacement

Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery, suggests a study in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Women Run Faster After Taking Newly Developed Supplement, Study Finds

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to research from The Ohio State University.

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AJPH March Issue: Research on Medical Expenses, Medicaid Expansion, Abortion Denial

In this issue, find research on medical expenses furthering income inequality, Medicaid expansion and infant mortality, abortion denial causing financial hardship and more

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Orthopedic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports and Recreation, Women In Medicine

New Sports Medicine Chief Catherine Robertson Personalizes Athlete Care at UC San Diego Health

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Catherine M. Robertson, MD, has been named chief of Sports Medicine at UC San Diego Health. Robertson, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating injuries of the shoulder, knee and hip, will further enhance UC San Diego Health’s reputation for customizing innovative, evidenced-based care for all athletes — from the weekend warrior to elite, professional and Olympic athletes.

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Finally, Data About Alternative Medicine and Cancer

According to Altmetric, which tracks the distribution and discussion of research papers online, a July article by several Yale physicians is the most-discussed paper ever published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). The title of this blockbuster: “Use of Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival.”

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MIPS, MACRA, Part B Drugs, Rheumatology, American College Of Rhematology (Acr), biosimilars

109 Healthcare Groups Urge Congress to Immediately Reverse CMS Policy Linking Physician Payment Adjustments to Part B Drug Costs

More than 100 of the nation’s leading patient and provider organizations – including the American College of Rheumatology – are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that will create enormous financial uncertainty for specialty providers and jeopardize patient access to vital Part B drug therapies.

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Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Announces 2018 Grant Funding to 10 Physician-Scientists

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Announcement of the 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.







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