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Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential for Recovering From Advanced Heart Failure

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Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.

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Persistent Infection Keeps Immune Memory Sharp, Leading to Long-Term Protection

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Microbes can persist in people for years after an illness, even in people who are healthy and immune to recurrence. Now, researchers have found a clue to this seeming paradox: Persistent microbes are constantly multiplying and being killed, keeping the immune system prepared for any new encounters.

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Steroid Originally Discovered in the Dogfish Shark Attacks Parkinson’s-Related Toxin in Animal Model

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A synthesized steroid mirroring one naturally made by the dogfish shark prevents the buildup of a lethal protein implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases, reports an international research team studying an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. The clustering of this protein, alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein), is the hallmark of Parkinson’s and dementia with Lewy bodies, suggesting a new potential compound for therapeutic research.

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Harris Health Occupational Therapist Receives Horizon Award

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Catherine Graves, a registered occupational therapist at Harris Health System, received the Horizon Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The award is given to a practitioner with less than five years of experience and who has made great contributions to the profession.

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Access to Health Care Strengthens Communities

New research on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. Vanderbilt professor Tara McKay was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust, support and other issues in communities where members are uninsured.

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FOUR Important Vaccines Adults Shouldn’t Skip

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. Older adults and seniors need protection against infectious illnesses just like children do. Dr. Cathleen Veach lists the four most important vaccines for adults.

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Best Treatment Option Written in Cancer's Genetic Script

Acute myeloid leukaemia study finds personalised therapy is possible.

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Famed Mount Everest Climber Named 2017 Hickman Lectureship Speaker

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Mayo Clinic Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine has announced mountaineer Lou Kasischke as the speaker for the third J. Richard Hickman Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Lectureship. The 2017 lectureship will take place on Feb. 3 at 12:00 p.m. CST in Leighton Auditorium, Siebens 3. This lecture is open to Mayo Clinic staff.

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Potentially Reversible Changes in Gene Control 'Prime' Pancreatic Cancer Cells to Spread

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A multicenter team of researchers reports that a full genomic analysis of tumor samples from a small number of people who died of pancreatic cancer suggests that chemical changes to DNA that do not affect the DNA sequence itself yet control how it operates confer survival advantages on subsets of pancreatic cancer cells.

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DMC’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan Names Award-Winning Clinician, Teacher, Researcher as Chief of Pediatric Neurology

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Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy has been appointed as Chief of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s nationally recognized Division of Pediatric Neurology effective immediately.

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General Thoracic Surgery Database , Public Reporting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Lobectomy, surgery outcomes, David M. Shahian, MD, general thoracic surgery, Benjamin D. Kozower, MD

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School

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Opinions among parents differ when it comes to how sick is too sick to stay home, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids missing tests.

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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"Mysterious" Non-Protein-Coding RNAs Play Important Roles in Gene Expression, NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Lonely Hearts and Your Health - UCLA Health Advisory

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Studies show that people who are chronically lonely have significantly more heart disease, are more prone to advanced cancers and strokes, and are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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