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Flu Vaccine Used in Elderly May Benefit Middle-Aged Adults with Chronic Conditions

Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do provide considerably better protection than the currently recommended standard dose quadrivalent vaccine.

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ACHD, Congenital Heart Disease, congenital heart , Heart Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular disease (CVD), CVD, UAB

Importance of Lifetime Care for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients

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Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.D.In the last decade, the number of adults living with congenital heart disease began exceeding the number of children living with congenital heart disease, even as treatments improved. That means more and more people are in need of adult care. “The transition from pediatric to adult care can be difficult to navigate,” said Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.

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Penn First in World to Treat Patient with New Radiation Technology

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Doctors at Penn Medicine have become the first in the world to treat a patient with a new treatment platform designed to streamline the way therapeutic radiation is delivered to cancer patients.

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Heart Disease, Women, surgical revascularization, arterial grafts, Coronary Artery Disease, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Fraser D. Rubens, MD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Former HHS Official Joins Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies

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Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, a former official with the HHS, joins Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies as a visiting Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Health Care. 

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Premature Births Cost Health Plans $6 Billion Annually

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A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.

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Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Tied to Healthier Shopping

New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

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Expert Available to Discuss Fibromyalgia

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Both High, Low Levels of Magnesium in Blood Linked to Risk of Dementia

People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.







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