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HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation’s $78 billion opioid crisis.

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ebola drug, Ebola, Biomedical Research, Biosafety Level 4

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Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Damage, cardiorenal syndrome, Resolvin

Resolvin D-1 Limits Kidney Damage After Heart Attacks

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Lingering inflammation after heart attack can lead heart failure. It can also claim another victim — the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral damage in the kidneys, as tested in an animal model.

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Health Insurance, Value Based Care, Medicare advantage, Medicare, high-deductible health plans

Medicare Patients Nationwide Will Get a Chance to Try Value-Based Insurance Idea

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A health insurance concept born from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare across the United States, and allow them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart failure.

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Study Finds Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid Correlate to Posture and Gait Difficulty in Parkinson’s Disease

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Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein (α-syn) are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson’s disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study led by movement disorders experts at Rush University Medical Center has found.

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Epilepsy, Neurology, refractory epilepsy, Neurosurgery, Neuromodulation

Minimally Invasive Brain Implant Lessens Seizures

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UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking medications, UC San Diego Health recently began offering the first and only FDA-approved brain-responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system designed for the treatment of refractory epilepsy.

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Paliative Care, LGBT Health, Caregiver Depression

Latest Palliative Care Findings on Caregiver Depression, LGBT Partners, Moral Distress

Caregivers of patients with long critical illnesses experience high and persistent rates of depression. Losing a partner can be especially stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Resident physicians experience moral distress when they administer futile treatments at the end of life.

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California Evaluates Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Program @Umich Prof. Available to Comment

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