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Fruits and Vegetables Provide Antioxidants

American Heart Association (AHA)

Instead of popping vitamin pills, the addition of a few more servings of fruits and vegetables and lowering fat in the diet may help stave off a disease process which leads to heart attack and stroke, researchers say.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical News Tips for Nov. 25, 1998

Cedars-Sinai

1) 9-Year-Old is Tumor-Free for the First Time in His Life; 2)Diabetes and the Holidays; 3) Infectious Diseases in Children Adopted from Abroad; 4) Laser Vision Correction for Hyperopia; 5) Use of Antibiotic to Prevent Second Heart Attacks

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113 New Medicines in Development for AIDS

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

A new survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) found that 78 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are currently testing 113 potential medicines for AIDs and AIDS-related conditions. All of the medicines are either in human clinical trials or awaiting approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Pharmacist Meeting in Las Vegas

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Pharmacists discuss new medical treatments, trends and technological advances at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, December 6 - 10, 1998.

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Tips from Harvard Medical School for December

Harvard Medical School

1. Minorities, the Elderly and Children More Likely to Perish in Residential Fires; 2. Exploring the Pathways Linking Oral Health and Heart Disease; 3. Many Doctors Overlook First Step in Diagnosing Eating Disorders; 4. Lobster Neurons Display Puritan Work Ethic; 5. Lessons In Diversity; 6. Center of Excellence in Women's Health Emphasizes Health of Minority Women

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Mortality Rates Lower with Experienced Surgeons

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Cancer patients should check hosptial's expertise before having surgery. Researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found that mortality rates were 40 to 80% lower in hospitals that had the most experience performing a particular surgical procedure.

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Vitamin E Prevents Early Plaque

UT Southwestern Medical Center

In laboratory tests vitamin E prevented the early stages of plaque formation by preventing white blood cells from sticking to cells that line the artery wall -- another weapon in the antioxidant's attack on heart disease, according to research at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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New Findings on Receptor Regulation

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Promising new treatments for adult-onset diabetes hinge on the action of a receptor that controls how cells respond to the hormone insulin. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have now revealed a key step in the regulation of this receptor.

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Telephone Triage, Dermabond, & Suicide

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Triage conducted by telephone, without any visual cues or physical examinations, may delay needed care, calling into question its safety, according to the December issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. Two more studies examine a revolutionary new tissue adhesive and identify law enforcement-forced-assisted suicide, as an actual form of suicide.

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Infectious Diseases in Internationally Adopted Babies

Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's is developing a new clinic specializing in identifying and treating diseases in babies adopted internationally. There are an estimated 10,000 such adoptions annually.

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