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Article ID: 702042

Hernias: Why They Hurt and What Can Be Done

University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Every year, nearly 700,000 Americans have surgery for groin hernias.”

Released:
15-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702088

Ethanol Injection a Viable Treatment Option for Some Thyroid Problems

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol ablation for thyroid conditions is a minimally invasive procedure that is quick and cost-effective, with side effects about the same as those of a flu shot.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702102

2018 Van Meter Lectureship “The Role of a New Thyroid-Specific Long Non-Coding RNA (lincRNA) in Drug Resistance and Iodine Metabolism in BRAFV600E Thyroid Cancer” Presented by Carmelo Nucera, MD, PhD

American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) announces with pleasure that the 2018 Van Meter Award has been presented to Dr. Carmelo Nucera, currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and at the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School. He is also an Associate Member at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and Faculty member at the Center for Vascular Biology Research (CVBR) at BIDMC, which is dedicated to “improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies.”

Released:
11-Oct-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701944

How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking. Last fall’s record-high temperatures reduced Colorado snowpack in winter 2018 to 66 percent of normal, sparking concern over water shortages downstream and leaving water managers fearful of a repeat. Berkeley Lab hydrological science expert Bhavna Arora explains how unseasonably warm weather and drought can affect water quality.

Released:
10-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701897

Stigma of depression hurts African American populations more than others

University of Georgia

The stigma associated with mental illness prevents many people from seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on black Americans, according to Rosalyn Denise Campbell, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701832

Teachers Find Fake News Fighting Game Useful in the Classroom

American University

A fake news fighting game that became an unexpected viral hit continues to provide teachers with a useful classroom tool to help students spot the real from fake.

Released:
8-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 701796

Green Light Ahead for Economy; Caution Signal for International Trade?

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The economy of the United States and North Carolina continues to accelerate, yet international trade could be entering a caution zone, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

Released:
8-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 701500

Economist Philip Jefferson Says to Dismantle Poverty, First Understand its Abounding Causes

Swarthmore College

Centennial Professor of Economics Philip Jefferson offers a systematic examination of the layers and roots of poverty and argues for the need to understand poverty.

Released:
2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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