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Article ID: 705370

Spinal Cord Injuries Throw Body Clocks Off Schedule, New Study Shows

University of Colorado Boulder

Following a spinal cord injury, the body’s internal clocks fall out of sync, impacting temperature, hormones and immunity, according to new research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The findings could lead to “chronotherapies” to reset clocks and improve recovery.

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12-Dec-2018 4:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 705369

Your Brain on Imagination: It Looks a Lot Like Your Brain on Reality

University of Colorado Boulder

A new brain imaging study shows that when we imagine something we fear, it stimulates similar neural pathways as when we experience it. The findings suggest imagination can be a powerful therapeutic tool for helping people get over phobias or post traumatic stress.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 705139

Risk of Dementia Increased Among Female Veterans with TBI, PTSD, Depression

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions, according to a study published in the December 12, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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7-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705072

Harmful Medical Errors Drop nearly 40% after Implementation of Program to Improve Provider Communication with Families

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Harmful medical errors decreased by almost 40 percent after implementing an intervention designed to improve communication between healthcare providers, patients and families, according to a new study published Dec. 6 in the British Medical Journal by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in conjunction with the Patient and Family Centered I-Pass Study Team.

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6-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
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    5-Dec-2018 5:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704825

Scientists Identify ‘Youth Factor’ in Blood Cells That Speeds Fracture Repair

Duke Health

Duke Health researchers have previously shown that introducing bone marrow stem cells to a bone injury can expedite healing, but the exact process was unclear. Now, the same Duke-led team believes it has pinpointed the “youth factor” inside bone marrow stem cells -- it’s the macrophage, a type of white blood cell, and the proteins it secretes that can have a rejuvenating effect on tissue. Nature Communications will publish the findings online on Dec. 5.

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3-Dec-2018 4:35 PM EST
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Article ID: 704901

Spinal Cord Injury Could Throw Off Body’s Internal Clock, Study Shows

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body’s daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules.

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4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704666

A New Treatment Method of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome is Discovered in Russia

South Ural State University

In spite of high level of modern medicine development many problems of this sphere are not solved till the present.

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30-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 704616

Youth Football Changes Nerve Fibers in Brain

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

CHICAGO - MRI scans show that repetitive blows to the head result in brain changes among youth football players, according to a new study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704312

Emergency Room Physician Tamara O’Neal, MD, and Pharmacy Resident Dayna Less are Victims of Gun Violence at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Loyola University Health System

As a doctor who often treated shooting victims, Mercy Hospital emergency department physician Tamara O'Neal, MD, was greatly concerned about the toll of gun violence. Dr. O'Neal herself became a victim of gun violence on November 19 when she and two others were killed by a gunman at Mercy Hospital.

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20-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704132

Media Advisory: Look to Social Aspects of Health Not Just Biology, Say Researchers

Johns Hopkins Medicine

It’s a common scenario in many emergency rooms: A man with a long history of homelessness and schizophrenia reports hallucinations and thoughts of suicide. Should the medical team admit him for hospitalization or treat him with antipsychotic drugs and release him from the ER? Lessons learned from this experience are the focus of the first article in a series of case studies that begins Nov. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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19-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

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