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Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health. A recent study led by a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) examined whether they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, which are among the most common bone fractures.

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22-Nov-2019 11:35 AM EST
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BIDMC and Harvard University launch Climate and Human Health Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; and the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), have launched a first-of-its-kind Climate and Human Health Fellowship.

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22-Nov-2019 11:25 AM EST
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Newswise: An Ounce of Preparation Can Help Prevent Yard Work Injuries This Fall

An Ounce of Preparation Can Help Prevent Yard Work Injuries This Fall

American Chiropractic Association

Your chances of injury increase if you take on yard work without some preparation. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers tips to keep you pain free.

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22-Nov-2019 11:20 AM EST
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Newswise: Endangered Whales React to Environmental Changes

Endangered Whales React to Environmental Changes

Cornell University

The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast, signaling disruptive changes in the marine environment.

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22-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier For Stroke Survivors

North Carolina State University

Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest the technology – and the social connection it facilitates – are effective at encouraging therapy participation.

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22-Nov-2019 10:20 AM EST
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Stop asking for that antibiotic

Beaumont Health

“We believe Beaumont has a duty to raise awareness and help change attitudes about antibiotics and behaviors that cause antibiotic resistance,” said Dr. Sam Flanders, senior vice president and chief quality and safety officer of Beaumont Health. “Antibiotics save lives. But when they’re used too much, they can lead to antibiotic resistance.”

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Study: Wildfires in Oregon's blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change

Portland State University

Under a warming climate, wildfires in Oregon's southern Blue Mountains will become more frequent, more extensive and more severe, according to a new Portland State University-led study.

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22-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease

European Society of Cardiology

Sophia Antipolis, 22 November 2019: Insufficient sleep is one reason why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease. That's the finding of a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

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Neighborhood matters for fentanyl-involved overdose deaths

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Fentanyl overdoses cluster geographically more than non-fentanyl overdoses, according to a study just released by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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