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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Again Earns Five-Star Rating From Federal Agency

Cedars-Sinai Again Earns Five-Star Rating From Federal Agency

Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has earned a five-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the third year in a row -- the highest distinction offered by the federal agency.

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20-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: It’s a crime, but for meth cooks it’s also a job

It’s a crime, but for meth cooks it’s also a job

Iowa State University

The motivation to start cooking meth is often driven by addiction, but a new study takes a closer look at the reasons cooks engage in this criminal behavior and come to see it as a job. Researchers say the work offers insight that can help with the development of prevention and rehabilitation efforts.

Channels: Addiction, Crime and Forensic Science, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

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20-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Half of Transgender Youth Have Avoided Disclosing Gender Identity to a Health Care Provider, Study Shows

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Researchers surveyed 153 transgender youths receiving gender-affirming care at a specialty clinic, and even in this relatively "out" population, nearly half reported intentionally hiding their gender identity from a health care provider outside the clinic.

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17-Feb-2020 9:20 AM EST
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MD Anderson receives more than $20 million in CPRIT funding

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson receives more than $20 million in CPRIT funding for research, clinical translation, prevention and recruitment.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Grant Funded News,

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19-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST
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MicroRNA Exhibit Unexpected Function in Driving Cancer

Thomas Jefferson University

New research shows that both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive growth and aggressiveness across cancer types, suggesting that these molecules may be more central in deadly cancers than previously thought.

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19-Feb-2020 5:10 PM EST
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As Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Medications Rise, People Less Likely to Take Them

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

As out-of-pocket costs go up for drugs for the neurologic disorders Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease, people are less likely to take the drugs as often as their doctors prescribed, according to a study funded by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the February 19, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Neuro, Staff Picks, Neurology (journal),

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14-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
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CAP Opens Comment Period for MMR/MSI Testing, Advancing Care for Patients with Cancer

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Recognizing a need for evidence-based recommendations to guide molecular testing in the management of patients with cancer, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and three collaborating societies are developing a clinical guideline for testing DNA mismatch repair (MMR) and microsatellite instability (MSI) status in patients with a range of cancer types.

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19-Feb-2020 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Collaborates with Middlesex County Vocational Technical School

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Collaborates with Middlesex County Vocational Technical School

Hackensack Meridian Health

Thomas Shanahan, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center, William DiStanislao, vice president, Operations, Raritan Bay Medical Center, gather with students from Middlesex County Vocational Technical School.

Channels: Education, Health Food, Healthcare, Nutrition,

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19-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST
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