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Endocrine Society and AACE Partner to Address Insulin Affordability and Access

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Endocrine Society have teamed up to address the high cost of insulin and the associated burdens placed on the millions of Americans who rely on costly daily insulin injections.

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Deadline Extended for Nominations: The Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

Journalists have a few extra days to enter the 11th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. Entries will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017.

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Study Finds People with Certain Blood Types Have Increased Risks of Heart Attack During Periods of High Air Pollution

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Individuals who have A, B, or AB blood types have an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and Brigham Young University.

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Many Hospitalized Heart Patients Discharged Not Getting Protective Statin Medications Upon Release, Fewer Remaining on Medicine After One Year

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While patients who are discharged from the hospital after treatment for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral artery disease, should be on statin medications to reduce their risk of reoccurrence, very few of them remain on the drugs long-term — and many never even receive a statin prescription, according to a new study.

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Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Common Cause of Blindness

Results from two early clinical trials show that it may be possible to use human embryonic stem cells as treatment for the dry form of macular degeneration, according to presentations given today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Head Games: Research Finds Injury From Contact Sport Has Harmful, Though Temporary Effect on Memory

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McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory. Though such losses are temporary, the findings raise questions about the long-term effects of repeated injuries and the academic performance of student athletes.

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Wouldn’t it be Great if Eyedrops Didn’t Spill Out of Your Eyes?

A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects.

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Extreme Swings in Blood Pressure Are Just as Deadly as Having Consistently High Blood Pressure

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Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away

Millions of people who put up with seeing annoying specks drift through their field of vision may now have a safe, high-tech solution to their problem. A study of patients who had laser treatment to vaporize these flecks and spots known as floaters, showed a very low complication rate, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Study Finds Racial Disparities in Gun-Related Eye Trauma in the United States

A review of patients who suffered firearms-related eye trauma shows significant disparities in race, location, and circumstance, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.







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