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New Physician Executive to Join Orlando Health

Sunil S. Desai, MD, FCCP, FAASM has been named senior vice president, Orlando Health and president, Orlando Health Medical Group.

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Discovery Fuels Hope for Rett Syndrome Treatment

Vanderbilt University researchers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

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Rediscovery of the Earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, Translated Into English

The earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, lost for over 1500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time, thanks to research from the University of Birmingham.

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You and Some 'Cavemen' Get a Genetic Checkup

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Evolution has weeded out genetic variants associated with diseases for millennia and propagated genetic variants that protect against ailments, a comparative genetics study shows. But that good trend may have recently gone in reverse.

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Making the Case for Declaring the U.S. Opioid Epidemic a National Public Health Emergency

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President Trump has announced his intention to declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and a new JAMA Viewpoint written by public health and law experts decisively makes the case for why and how the declaration would work.

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Understanding Caribbean Mammal Extinctions of the Past Spurs Renewed Focus on Conservation

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A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native mammal species there. The evidence, they say, highlights the need for urgent human intervention to protect the native mammal species still inhabiting the region.

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Altered Mitochondria Associated with Increased Autism Risk

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Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A provocative new study by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s pioneering mitochondrial medicine team suggests that variations in mitochondrial DNA originating during ancient human migrations may play an important role in predisposition to ASD.

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Press Conference Schedule: 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 20-24, 2017

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Fifty U.S. Schools of Nursing Awarded Funding to Host White Coat Ceremonies that Champion Compassionate Care

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding to host White Coat Ceremonies, which underscore the importance of humanistic patient care.

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Pediatrics, New Guidelines, kids, Teens, Hypertension, American Academy Of Pediatrics, AAP, High Blood Pressure, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, MetroHealth, Obesity, hypertensive young people, Echocardiogram

New Guidelines Point the Way Toward More Effectively Addressing Hypertension in Kids, Teens

The first new national guidelines since 2004 on identifying and treating high blood pressure in children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years old) have been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which convened a panel of experts to produce the new recommendations. The AAP report, Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents, offers a series of evidence-based recommendations for pediatricians derived from a comprehensive review of nearly 15,000 medical studies published since 2004.







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