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Newswise: Summertime Safety for Kids

Article ID: 714574

Summertime Safety for Kids

Western Connecticut Health Network

Summer is a great time to get outside with the family, but it is also the time of year when kids are most often injured. You can protect your child by following tips for outdoor activities, heat and sun, and water safety.

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20-Jun-2019 8:15 AM EDT

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Newswise: EHR medication lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

Article ID: 714603

EHR medication lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Almost 1 in 4 medications were mismatched between the clinician’s notes and the formal medication list in a patient's electronic medical record, according to study of ophthalmic medications by Kellogg Eye Center.

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20-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714658

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 15-18

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The meeting will feature updates on clinical trials, cancer research and new approaches that involve radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Complimentary registration is offered for credentialed news professionals who wish to cover the meeting.

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20-Jun-2019 7:35 AM EDT
Newswise: Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

Article ID: 714668

Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

McMaster University

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest stages of the disease.

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20-Jun-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 714667

Sinai Researchers Find Link Between Exposure to World Trade Center Dust and Prostate Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System

World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular Cancer Research in June.

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20-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714665

Strategies to curb poor food choices

Flinders University

What’s the best way to prevent children from overloading on bad food choices? Flinders University researchers have found that promoting substitution is the answer to turn around children’s excessive consumption of nutrient-poor foods and beverages – resulting in nutritional benefits that are even better than reducing intake of these discretionary food and drink choices. Flinders University researchers studied the impact on the energy and nutrient intakes of more than 2000 Australian 2- to 18-year-olds through simulations of three dietary strategies.

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20-Jun-2019 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714514

More aggressive treatments needed to improve 5-year survival rate for glioblastoma

Mayo Clinic

Despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low, according to new Mayo Clinic research.

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18-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714429

Silver Loading and Switching: Unintended Consequences of Pulling Health Policy Levers

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A move by the White House in 2017 – decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act – had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees.

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17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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