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Mayo medical student jump-starts school curriculum to identify victims of human trafficking

Mayo Clinic

As human trafficking evolves as a health concern, medical schools are starting to include the topic in education. However, it’s still in the early stages, says a Mayo Clinic study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The research was led by third-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Jennifer Talbott, who suggested that human trafficking training be included in the curriculum at the school.

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24-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Antianxiety and Antidepressant Effects from a Single Dose of Psychedelic Drug Persist Years Later in Cancer Patients

NYU Langone Health

Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in cancer patients.

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21-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Two Honored for Remarkable Achievement and Outstanding Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Two Honored for Remarkable Achievement and Outstanding Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

In recognition of exemplary efforts and steadfast service, Robert L. Kormos, MD, and Robert A. Wynbrandt, JD, each have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2020 Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s 56th Annual Meeting.

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27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Joseph A. Dearani Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Joseph A. Dearani Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeon Joseph A. Dearani, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, today was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST
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Top Doctors Limit Number of Tests They Order to Signal Diagnostic Prowess to Peers

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

A new study by Carey Business School researchers notes that some expert medical diagnosticians may order fewer patient tests as a way to indicate a high level of competence to their peers. They do so despite an increase in diagnostic techniques that can assess patient condition more accurately than former methods.

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27-Jan-2020 5:10 PM EST
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How to train for a marathon

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB orthopedic/sports medicine surgeon provides 10 useful tips on how to best train for a marathon.

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27-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Study Examines Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

Study Examines Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The CEASAR (Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation for Localized Prostate Cancer) study, coordinated by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is a multi-site research study conducting long-term followup on men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2011 and 2012.

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27-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare savings for second straight year

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (SWHR) saved more than $37 million in 2018.

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27-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
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Newswise: AI can jump-start radiation therapy for cancer patients

AI can jump-start radiation therapy for cancer patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Artificial intelligence can help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner – and thereby decrease the odds of the cancer spreading – by instantly translating complex clinical data into an optimal plan of attack.

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27-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Burden of health care costs greatest among low-income Americans

RAND Corporation

Higher income American households pay the most to finance the nation's health care system, but the burden of payments as a share of income is greatest among households with the lowest incomes, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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27-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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