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Article ID: 699195

Scalp Cooling Treatment Reduces Risk of Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine is offering cancer patients a treatment that reduces the risk of hair loss by cooling the scalp. During chemotherapy sessions, the patient wears a silicone cooling cap. The cap contains a circulating coolant that reduces the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees.

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17-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699191

Hurricane Harvey Anniversary: UTHealth Safety VP Talks About Preparation and Response

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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17-Aug-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699187

Will Weight Loss Before Conception Make Mom and Baby Healthier?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new Michigan Medicine clinical trial — now enrolling participants — hopes to determine how weight loss prior to pregnancy affects maternal and fetal health.

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Article ID: 699185

Dr. Carri Glide-Hurst Elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Cancer Institute medical physicist Carri K. Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., DABR, has been elected to be a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

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17-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699183

Researcher Develops New Contaminant Detection Technique for Blood Thinner Heparin

University of Rhode Island

In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large portion of the supply of the popular blood thinner heparin, sickening hundreds and killing about 100 in the U.S.

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17-Aug-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699182

Automated Detection of Focal Epileptic Seizures in a Sentinel Area of the Human Brain

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have identified a sentinel area of the brain that gives an early warning before clinical seizure manifestations of focal epilepsy, and they can automatically detect that early warning. This offers the possibility of squelching the seizure — before the patient feels any symptoms.

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17-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699180

Rush Brings Leadership in Health Care IT to White House

Rush University Medical Center

At a recent White House event designed to engage more application developers, Rush University Medical Center CIO Dr. Shafiq Rab and chief application architect Modi Boutrs presented an app for mobile phone that provides patients with access to their electronic medical lets them better communicate with their doctors.

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17-Aug-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699177

HIV and a Tale of a Few Cities

University of California San Diego Health

In a pair of new modeling studies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with international colleagues, examined how policy reform in terms of drug decriminalization (in Mexico) and access to drug treatment (in Russia) might affect two regions hard hit by the HIV pandemic: Tijuana, Mexico and the Russian cities of Omsk and Ekaterinburg.

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Article ID: 699174

Autoinjector Shortage? Alternatives Are Available

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

The media is reporting a shortage for EpiPens just as the new school year is starting - but the good news is that alternatives are available.

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17-Aug-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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