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This Football Season More Emphasis Will be on Preventing Concussions

More than 3 million athletes suffer a concussion each year in the United States; a new clinic, and new rules, aim to reduce the impact.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital salutes the brothers and sisters of children facing cancer and other illnesses during Sibling Star Day

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Recognizing the important role brothers and sisters play in the healing process, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently hosted Sibling Star Day, an event dedicated to celebrating the brothers and sisters of St. Jude patients.

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High School Football Player Urges Athletes to Use Their Heads, Learn About Concussions

U-M offers free online courses on sport-related head injuries for coaches, parents

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Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe, Effective in Head and Neck Melanomas, U-M Study Finds

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A common technique for determining whether melanoma has spread can be used safely and effectively even in tumors from the head and neck area, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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FAU's First Medical Students to Receive Their White Coats in Ceremony

The 64 students who make up the inaugural class of FAU's new Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will receive their first white coats at a ceremony today to symbolically confirm their commitment to the profession of medicine.

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Dietary-Intervention Study for Prostate Cancer Accruing Patients

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National dietary study now open for accrual at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The multisite trial will assign men with small, low-grade prostate tumors to an intervention designed to encourage a diet low in animal products.

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Four High School Football Players Died of Heat Stroke in 2010

Last year, four high school football players died of heat stroke. As football and other high school teams begin practices this month, an athletic trainer offers tips on how to avoid heat stroke in the August heat.

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Death of Adults Due to Pneumonia Dropped Dramatically

Deaths of Americans age 18 and over hospitalized for pneumonia plummeted by 45 percent between 2000 and 2007 regardless of who paid for their care.

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ACOEM Treatment Guidelines: Four Volume Set Released

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) releases newly published 3rd edition of the Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines. Latest edition offers thousands of evidence-based musculoskeletal recommendations.

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Dr. Alan G. Wasserman, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the George Washington University, Elected to Board of Directors of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society

Dr. Alan G. Wasserman, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the George Washington University, elected to board of directors of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society







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