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Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t

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Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.

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For Women with Genetic Risk, Bi-Annual MRI Beats Mammograms

Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram. DCE-MRI every six months performed well for early detection of invasive breast cancer in high-risk women.

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New Mediola and OlympiAD Trial Results Offer Another Boon for PARP Inhibitors in Treatment of Advanced BRCA-Related Breast Cancer

Patients with certain advanced hereditary breast cancers may have new treatments options on the horizon, according to two studies presented this week at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Susan Domchek, MD, executive director of the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, will present new results from the Mediola and OlympiAD trials showing continued success of treating BRCA-related metastatic breast cancer with the PARP inhibitor olaparib with limited side effects for patients.

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Sports RDs Fueled by Bama Mentorship

In an unprecedented occurrence, each of the four football programs participating in the College Football Playoff will feature a sports dietitian (Sports RD) who spent time professionally or scholastically at the University of Alabama. Amy Bragg, Alabama’s Director of Performance Nutrition, has been with the Crimson Tide for eight seasons and has built one of the leading sports nutrition programs in the country.

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Deck the Claws

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Majoid crabs — known as decorator crabs — adorn themselves with items secured from their surroundings such as sponges, algae and other marine debris. Scientists and students at the University of Delaware are exploring what factors drive this behavior.

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Loyola Medicine Radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, Md, Named an Inaugural Fellow of the American Association for Women Radiologists

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Loyola Medicine radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, MD, FACR, FAAWR, has been inducted into the first fellowship class of the American Association for Women Radiologists.

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$23 Million Funding Will Help Tackle Preterm Birth, Major Diseases

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The University of Adelaide has been awarded $23.2 million for new research tackling some of the world's most significant health problems, including one of the biggest killers of children: preterm birth.

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NEJM to Pub 2 CAR T-Cell Therapy Studies. David Maloney, Head of Fred Hutch Clinical Immunotherapy Research, Can Discuss

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In Lab Research, Scientists Slow Progression of a Fatal Form of Muscular Dystrophy

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Saint Louis University researchers report that a new drug reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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Rush University Medical Center Named a Top Teaching Hospital

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Rush University Medical Center has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit hospital watchdog organization. Rush is one of only 36 recipients of the Top Teaching Hospital honor nationwide, and one of two in Illinois.







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