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Article ID: 690023

Why the FDA-Approved Blood Test is Not about Concussions

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

On February 14th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a blood test that has been proposed to diagnose concussion. Many media outlets quickly reported this announcement as being a breakthrough in concussion diagnosis.

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22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 690033

Less Expensive, Post-Acute Care Options for Seniors Underutilized

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities are designed to meet the needs of older adults with severe, complex illnesses who are recovering from hospitalization, but less expensive options sometimes overlooked may also be available, population health researchers at UT Southwestern found.

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Article ID: 689634

Analysis Finds Lower IQ in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. • Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney disease and with kidney transplants, children on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores. • Deficits were evident for attention, memory, and executive function domains.

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16-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 690025

Hackensack University Medical Center Team Members Travel to Cairo, Egypt to Participate in a Medical Mission

Hackensack Meridian Health

Mark B. Anderson, M.D., vice chair of Cardiac Surgery Services at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical recently led a group of colleagues on a medical mission to Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in cardiac surgery including minimally invasive techniques.

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Article ID: 690021

Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, Elected President of the New York Medical & Surgical Society

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, president of Hackensack University Medical Center, has been elected president of the New York Medical & Surgical Society (NYMSS) for the 2018-19 academic year.

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22-Feb-2018 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 690017

Developing Antidotes for Cyanide, Mustard Gas

South Dakota State University

Two new analytical methods, one to evaluate a new cyanide antidote, dimethyl trisulfide, and another to quickly detect a substance associated with exposure to mustard gas, are helping scientists develop countermeasures against these chemical warfare agents.

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22-Feb-2018 4:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 690011

Researchers Adapt HIV Test in Developing Rapid Diagnostic Test for Zika Virus

New York University

Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry, in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc., are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.

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Article ID: 689889

Survey: More Than Half of U.S. Gun Owners Do Not Safely Store Their Guns

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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22-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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