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Article ID: 709710

Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. An analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a pediatric practice reveals that anti-vaccination arguments center around four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences.

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18-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709409

Litfest 2019, the College’s Fourth Annual Literary Festival, Brought a Collection of Acclaimed Writers to Campus

Amherst College

LitFest attendees gathered in Johnson Chapel on Friday, March 1, to hear from Jennifer Egan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Professor Martha Umphrey, director of Amherst’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry, introduced Egan as “a chameleon with literary form”—not only an innovative novelist but a short-fiction writer and journalist whose articles have frequently appeared in The New York Times Magazine.

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21-Mar-2019 2:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 709979

Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal to Daniel Hartl

Genetics Society of America

Daniel Hartl, PhD, of Harvard University is the recipient of the 2019 Genetics Society of America (GSA) Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for his influential contributions to experimental and theoretical genetics research.

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21-Mar-2019 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709984

Childhood Adversity Linked to Higher Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs in Adulthood

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. The study showed that household medical costs were 30 percent higher, and the likelihood of medical debt was doubled, when an adult had lived through three or more adverse experiences during childhood.

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20-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709777

Early Valve Replacement May Be Better than Watchful Waiting in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch and wait approach.

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19-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710002

The Medical Minute: Which colorectal cancer screening do I need?

Penn State Health

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is urging everyone to talk with their health care providers about screening.

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20-Mar-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

FINDINGS The menopause transition, also known as perimenopause, is the time in a woman’s life when hormonal changes lead to irregular menstruation, hot flashes and other symptoms leading up to menopause, when menstruation stops altogether. The researchers found that women undergoing perimenopause lost lean body mass and more than doubled their fat mass.

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20-Mar-2019 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709995

$1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Thanks to a generous $750,000 gift from the Jim and Julie Cardwell Fund and the Cardwell Family Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is establishing an endowed chair in the department of neurology.

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20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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