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Article ID: 547301

Music Therapy Helps Relieve Anxiety of Cancer

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Music is known to "soothe the savage beast" but can it soothe those mired in the grief, confusion and pain of cancer diagnosis and treatment? The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is utilizing music therapy to help heal patients' spirits as well as their bodies.

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15-Dec-2008 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 547272

Expert Offers Five Tips for Getting Health Care After Losing Your Health Insurance

University of North Carolina Health Care System

As a result of the current economic slow down, many people have lost their jobs -- and their health insurance. Dr. Adam Goldstein of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explains how people in this situation can continue getting the health care they need.

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15-Dec-2008 12:05 AM EST
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    12-Dec-2008 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 547291

Early Stage, HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Patients at Increased Risk of Recurrence

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors one centimeter or smaller are at significant risk of recurrence of their disease, compared to those with early-stage disease who do not express the aggressive protein, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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10-Dec-2008 1:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 547384

Key Management Strategies

University of Southern California (USC)

Five unusual practices that organizations can employ to maximize employee effectiveness.

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11-Dec-2008 9:20 PM EST
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    11-Dec-2008 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 547290

Estrogen Pills Can Benefit Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Washington University in St. Louis

Estrogen-receptor positive metastatic breast cancer often develops resistance to conventional therapies designed to severely lower a woman's estrogen level. A group of researchers headed by a breast cancer specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that in one-third of these cases, such tumors will respond, paradoxically, to therapy that raises a woman's estrogen level.

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10-Dec-2008 12:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 547224

Hubble Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This is an important step along the trail of finding the chemical biotracers of extraterrestrial life, as we know it. The Jupiter-sized planet, called HD 189733b, is too hot for life. But the Hubble observations are a proof-of-concept demonstration that the basic chemistry for life can be measured on planets orbiting other stars.

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9-Dec-2008 1:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 547222

Researcher Nabs Doubly Magic Tin Isotope, a North American First

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University

With help from newly developed equipment designed and built at Michigan State University, MSU researchers have been able to make first-of-its-kind measurements of several rare nuclei, one of which has been termed a "holy grail" of experimental nuclear physics.

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9-Dec-2008 12:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 547219

Study Seeks Green Homes That Withstand Hurricanes

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Home foundations and frames built of a lightweight composite material that may bend - but won't break - in a hurricane and can simply float on the rising tide of a storm's coastal surge?

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9-Dec-2008 11:50 AM EST
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Article ID: 547089

Apple Or Pear Shape Is Not Main Culprit to Heart Woes "” It's Liver Fat

Washington University in St. Louis

Pear-shaped people who carry weight in the thighs and backside have been told for years they are at lower risk for high blood pressure and heart disease than apple-shaped people who carry fat in the abdomen. But in two studies, School of Medicine researchers report that body shape isn't the only marker of risk. Excess liver fat appears to be the key to insulin resistance, cholesterol abnormalities and other problems that contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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4-Dec-2008 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 546993

Agencies Serving the Poor Face More Problems as Economy Worsens

University of Chicago

As the nation enters a period of economic uncertainty, many of the 50 million Americans living near or below the poverty line are increasingly vulnerable. The help they need to get a job, locate housing, access health care, or provide for their children is less likely to be found in their neighborhoods as service agencies potential financial problems.

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2-Dec-2008 10:45 AM EST
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