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Article ID: 563113

Expert Commentary: Deadly West Virginia Mining Accident Reminiscent of Past Disaster

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Professor of Labor History Colin Davis, Ph.D., says this week’s mining disaster in West Virginia is reminiscent of one of the nation’s most deadly mining accidents that occurred in 1907.

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7-Apr-2010 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 563098

Better Understanding of Abnormalities that Lead to Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Kidney damage associated with chronic reflux is the fourth leading cause of chronic kidney disease and is the most common cause of severe hypertension in children. Doctors and researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a new mouse model of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), a common childhood condition that can lead to chronic kidney disease in children.

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7-Apr-2010 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 563007

Flu Expert: Southeast Should be on Guard Because of Continued H1N1 Flu Spread This Spring

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Health officials are carefully monitoring a steady stream in the Southeast of cases of pandemic H1N1 flu, especially in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Now is a crucial time to pay heed to upper-respiratory maladies such as congestion, runny nose and cough, says David Kimberlin, M.D., a preeminent influenza specialist at UAB. If the symptoms are accompanied by a high or persistent fever, a call to the doctor’s office is warranted. Also, it is still a good time to get the H1N1 vaccine, he says.

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5-Apr-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562973

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Opens New MRI Suite Featuring a One-of-a-Kind Layout

Nationwide Children's Hospital

As technology continues to change and grow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is keeping pace by unveiling a new combined operative and diagnostic MRI suite. Unlike a fixed MRI system, this structure offers the versatility of moving between three different rooms, ultimately utilizing the machine for two needs – intraoperative MRI diagnostics and non-operative diagnostic imaging.

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2-Apr-2010 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562959

Mapping Heart Disease

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Studying Drosophila (fruit flies), an international team investigated 7061 genes and built a detailed map that shows how a portion of these genes contribute to heart function and disease. Importantly, the researchers identified many genes that had not previously been associated with heart disease.

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1-Apr-2010 7:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562932

L.A. Marathon Cardiac Arrest Victim Doing Well After Induced Hypothermia Treatment at UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Jay Yim, 21-year-old student, collapsed at mile 18 of the LA Marathon in full cardiac arrest, and was saved by joint efforts of LAPD and UCLA doctors.

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1-Apr-2010 12:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562919

Dr. Richard Kirschner Appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital March 22 as chief of Plastic Surgery and director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Craniofacial Center. He comes to Nationwide Children’s from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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1-Apr-2010 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562745

Tweet: Scientists Decode Songbird’s Genome

Washington University in St. Louis

An international team of scientists, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has decoded the genome of a songbird – the Australian zebra finch – to reveal intriguing clues about the genetic basis and evolution of vocal learning. The research provides insights to help scientists understand how humans learn language. It also sets the stage for future studies that could help identify the genetic and molecular origins of speech disorders, such as those related to autism, stroke, stuttering and Parkinson’s disease.

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29-Mar-2010 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562838

Bacon or Bagels? Higher Fat at Breakfast May Be Healthier Than You Think

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The age-old maxim "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper" may in fact be the best advice to follow to prevent metabolic syndrome, according to a new University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study.

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30-Mar-2010 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562807

New National Study Examines Weight Training-Related Injuries

Nationwide Children's Hospital

The popularity of weight training has grown over the past decade. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has found that the number of injuries from weight training has increased as well. The study found that more than 970,000 weight training-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments between 1990 and 2007, increasing nearly 50 percent during the 18-year study period.

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30-Mar-2010 12:15 PM EDT
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