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Article ID: 708736

Medical students go beyond curriculum to learn more about addiction

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

“Addiction is something we’re all going to encounter no matter what kind of medicine we end up practicing,” said Shane Stone, a fourth-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine who led the effort to establish a student interest group in addiction medicine at the school.

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27-Feb-2019 8:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 708831

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sharon Wright, MD, MPH, BIDMC’s Director of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology, shares everything you need to know about the flu – from how to prepare before you get sick and when to call a doctor.

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27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708652

New surgical technique cuts Tommy John recovery time in half

Houston Methodist

High school pitcher Gavan Lomas threw a pitch and felt pain in his right arm. While still on the mound, his first thought was that his pain would lead to the one thing he feared most in his baseball career – Tommy John surgery. His fears were confirmed when he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, a ligament critical for the stability of his elbow. Not willing to give up on his senior season, he decided to forego the traditional Tommy John surgery for a new technique to get him back on the mound faster.

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25-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708487

National Day of Unplugging: 5 Reasons to Digital Detox

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Ping! Swoosh! Chirp! In an “always on” world — where we’re constantly bombarded with emails, social media notifications, and other distractions — do you sometimes want to go where nobody knows your name? There may not be an app for that but thousands of people around the country have found something close: Sundown on March 1 kicks off the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology.

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21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708456

700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

Sandia National Laboratories

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers.

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21-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 708419

Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked

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

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. Oncologist Zev Wainberg, MD, debunks four common myths about the disease.

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20-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708289

Rutgers Promotes Safe Patient Handling Practices to Reduce Health Care Worker Injuries

Rutgers School of Public Health

Nurses, nurse aids, orderlies, emergency medical technicians and physical and occupational therapists have some of the highest numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries. Chronic back pain and musculoskeletal injuries resulting from unsafe patient handling contribute to days missed from work and employee compensation claims and are a leading reason these professionals change careers.

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19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708097

Warwick experts explore what economic policy should look like after Brexit

University of Warwick

Opinion formers and policy experts welcomed Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval, a new report from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), launched last night [12] with a panel debate at the University of Warwick.

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19-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 708259

Rate of Highchair Misuse Climbs

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports a 25 percent leap in children injured using highchairs – the biggest jump in large-volume categories that included highchairs, strollers, cribs/mattresses, and infant carriers.

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18-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 708171

Does Anyone Win in a US-China Trade War?

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

A looming 1 March deadline to prevent another round of escalating tariffs between the United States and China is more fraught than typical trade disputes. If that wasn’t already clear to observers, U.S. President Donald Trump made it abundantly so during his State of the Union address on 5 February.

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15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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