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Is Exercise Medicine?

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You have probably heard that exercise is good for your health, but did you know that it can actually help to heal your body? Understanding the value of exercise is more important than ever since our nation is in the midst of an “inactivity epidemic.” This inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death nationwide and is responsible for 3.2 million deaths each year. The financial cost is also enormous—the medical repercussions of inactivity result in 102 billion dollars of US healthcare expenditures annually.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Chad Brummett, M.D., with its 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Chad Brummett, M.D., with its 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding career as a leading academic physician anesthesiologist, whose research in pain medicine has significantly contributed to the field of anesthesiology.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Paul Myles, M.D., with its Excellence in Research Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Paul Myles, M.D., with its 2017 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding research achievements as a primary investigator in perioperative medicine and patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Myles’ research has led to major contributions to the field of anesthesiology.

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Virus-like Particle Vaccine Protects Against RSV Vaccine-Enhanced Respiratory Disease, Study Finds

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Researchers have discovered that a virus-like particle vaccine can prime the body’s immune response and prevent the severe respiratory disease that results when patients given an early form of a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are exposed to RSV, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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Proton Therapy Lowers Treatment Side Effects in Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer Patients

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Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with proton beam therapy (PBT) instead of traditional photon radiation, and it will result in similar outcomes with less impact on quality of life.

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Expert Available to Discuss How White House Plan Could Impact Back Pain Patients Trying to Avoid Opioids

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WVU Researcher Looks to Iceland to Curb Teen Substance Use in West Virginia

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Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia. In 2016, his findings showed that at one high school in Wood County, 27 percent of students had smoked cigarettes, 41 percent had consumed alcohol and 20 percent had smoked marijuana.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists honors Norman A. Cohen, M.D., with its Distinguished Service Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Norman A. Cohen, M.D., of Portland, Ore., with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the patient care and educational missions of ASA. The award is the highest honor ASA bestows and is presented annually to a member who has transformed the specialty of anesthesiology.







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