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Released: 8-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Harnessing healthy behaviors to prevent dementia
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The approval of a new Alzheimer's disease drug is getting a lot of attention, but a recent scientific review of the evidence about dementia prevention shows an important role for primary care providers and patients to modify risk factors and protect brain health over the long term.

Released: 4-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Dollars to donuts: What will it take to get more of the U.S. vaccinated against COVID-19?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Prizes, lotteries, discounts and freebies for COVID-19 vaccination may help overcome vaccine hesitancy and reward the vaccinated too, but it's important to learn from this moment to inform other preventive health care, an expert says.

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Released: 28-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Why it’s important to treat your child's allergies if they have asthma
LifeBridge Health

Springtime can be difficult on children who have to deal with allergies on top of their asthma.

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Released: 28-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
May: Stroke Awareness Month
LifeBridge Health

May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the need to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible when a stroke occurs.

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Released: 27-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Healthy eating for stroke prevention: How a Mediterranean diet may help
LifeBridge Health

In addition to exercise, eating healthy is key not only to preventing stroke in the first place but also stroke recovery and reducing your risk of another stroke.

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Released: 27-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
A "hole" in the heart: How patent foramen ovale (PFO) can be a quiet contributor to unexplained stroke in young people
LifeBridge Health

It’s true that the older you get, the higher your risk of stroke increases.

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Released: 26-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
How to tell the difference between seasonal allergies and COVID-19
LifeBridge Health

Spring has officially sprung, which means warmer weather, fresh blooms and the start of seasonal allergies.

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Released: 26-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Why COVID-19 face masks might help avoid seasonal allergies
LifeBridge Health

COVID-19 has changed the stigma around wearing face masks to protect against unwanted particles in the air that we might be breathing in.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Socio-Technical Systems: Change Management in a Pandemic
Lewis University

The purpose of this paper was to review literature that discussed the evolution and application of an underlying theory used for the implementation of organizational change.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Upskilling, Reskilling, and Continuous Learning
Lewis University

Education is a lifelong activity not just something that happens between the ages of 5 and 22. Employers and employees who recognize and embrace this truth by investing in the ongoing development of their employees and themselves, stand to benefit in numerous ways.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Effective Coaching Using the Enneagram and Metaphorical Language
Lewis University

The Enneagram is a powerful psychometric assessment that can shed light on the core beliefs which influence an individual’s view of the world around them.

Released: 21-May-2021 9:55 AM EDT
A treatment barrier falls, but more remain, for people with opioid issues
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Now that a key policy regarding prescription of a medication for opioid use disorder has been changed, experts reflect on the remaining challenges standing in the way of more people getting effective medication-assisted treatment, and discuss efforts to overcome those barriers.

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Released: 18-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Colonoscopies should start at age 45, new guidelines say
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

Dr. Rachel Issaka, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor with UW Medicine, talks about the significance of the new recommendation and what it may mean for the Black community.

Newswise: Mother and Daughter Received Expert Care Orthopedic Care from For Separate Injuries
Released: 18-May-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Mother and Daughter Received Expert Care Orthopedic Care from For Separate Injuries
Hackensack Meridian Health

Judith D. and Dana M., mother and daughter pair, experienced separate falls that led them to Mountainside Medical Center’s Emergency Department and orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Bellapianta, M.D., in 2020.

Released: 17-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Confused About the Latest Mask Rules? Read This
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A quick guide to navigating life now that the CDC and many states have said that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in many situations.

Released: 14-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
No Excuses: Stop Procrastinating on These Key Health Checks
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A quick guide to the most-valuable preventive care that adults need to get scheduled, to catch up on what they may have missed during the height of the pandemic, and to address issues that the pandemic might have worsened.

Newswise: Holistic Approach to Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Released: 13-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Holistic Approach to Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Hackensack Meridian Health

About 1 million people in the US suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Dr. Oleg Shulik worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop taking medications to manage her symptoms.

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Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
What is Hand Therapy?
Hackensack Meridian Health

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. Learn about how Mountainside Medical Center can help you take extra care of your body, from hands to shoulders and every joint and ligament in between.

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Released: 5-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
What is Occupational Therapy?
Hackensack Meridian Health

Occupational therapists are focused on helping people fully engage in everyday life and activities. These daily activities – also called “occupations” – can sometimes be difficult to navigate for people who have been injured, fallen ill, or who have disabilities. Marguerita “Margo” Murray, lead occupational therapist at Mountainside Medical Center, explains the role of an occupational therapist.

Newswise: The Greatest Gift for Mom: Health and Wellness
Released: 4-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT
The Greatest Gift for Mom: Health and Wellness
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Now more than ever, we are reminded that health and wellness should always be a top priority. National Women’s Health Month and Mother’s Day, both celebrated in May, are important reminders that women can take control of their health by making feasible lifestyle choices and focusing on preventive care to lower the risk of certain cancers.

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Released: 3-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT
What is Bladder Cancer?
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The bladder, a part of the urinary system, is a hollow organ in the pelvis with the primary function of storing and then eliminating urine that drains into it from the kidney. Cancer of the bladder develops when abnormal cells in the bladder start to grow out of control. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert explains what you need to know.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Globus Helps Preserve Precious Astronomy Data from the Arecibo Observatory
Globus

Within weeks of Arecibo's collapse, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) entered into an agreement with the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Arecibo Observatory, the Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot (CICoE Pilot), and Globus at the University of Chicago. Together, they're moving the Arecibo radio telescope data to TACC's Ranch, a long-term data mass storage system.

Released: 26-Apr-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Who Has a Right to Ask if You’re Vaccinated?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

COVID-19 vaccination has become a lightning rod for controversy over “vaccine passports” and claims of violations of medical privacy or individual rights. But as two experts explain, there's a long history of efforts to protect the health of others by requiring individuals to provide proof of vaccination or of a past infection, or seek a medical or religious exception.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Take it easy: How to gradually, and safely, approach running workouts after long periods of physical inactivity
LifeBridge Health

Sedentary lifestyles have been common during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the availability of vaccines increasing and restrictions starting to ease, it might be a good time to (safely) get into the workout groove.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Healthy eating: Tips for planning nutritious meals and snacks
LifeBridge Health

Nutrition goals aren’t the same for everyone. These tips, however, may help you personalize your new eating habits

Released: 15-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Epidemic of firearm injury spurs new wave of research
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Now that federal funding is flowing again for research on firearm injury prevention, some of the few already-funded researchers doing work in this area react and look ahead.

Newswise: So You Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Now What?
Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
So You Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Now What?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A slightly lighthearted guide to post-vaccination life, including how to help others who haven't gotten vaccinated yet.

Newswise: How Cedars-Sinai Prepared for Pandemic Patients
Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
How Cedars-Sinai Prepared for Pandemic Patients
Cedars-Sinai

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, healthcare professionals around the globe had to quickly learn to stay safe

Released: 8-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Addressing Cancer Disparities: Challenges and Creating Change
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Racial and ethnic minority groups, low income, underinsured, or uninsured individuals as well as those living in rural areas, often face greater obstacles when it comes to preventing, treating and surviving cancer.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Dealing With Earwax
Hackensack Meridian Health

Earwax often gets a bad rap as people believe the gooey, yellow substance is synonymous with bad hygiene, but Mountainside Medical Group’s otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon Mina Le, M.D., explains why earwax is actually healthy and debunks other common misconceptions around it.

Released: 1-Apr-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Buying your own health insurance just got a lot less expensive
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Last month, many Americans got a cash infusion from the government, as part of the American Rescue Plan. But starting April 1, another part of that law will start making health insurance much less expensive for people who don’t get it from other sources.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 6:25 PM EDT
COVID Vaccines and Mammograms: What You Need To Know About Timing Your Imaging After Your Shot
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The foremost network of cancer centers in the United States is recommending that people wait to get certain imaging such as mammograms until four to six weeks after their final dose of their coronavirus vaccine — as long as the delay does not interfere with their health care.

Newswise: Planning for Life after Cancer
Released: 25-Mar-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Planning for Life after Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Oncology Social Worker from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provides insight on the survivorship experience and navigating life after cancer.


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