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Does a severe infection put you at greater risk of heart disease and death?

As part of the study, researchers conducted a population-based assessment of incident cardiovascular events occurring in patients with severe sepsis, and the effect of these cardiovascular events on in-hospital mortality.
18-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Weight Cycling Does Not Adversely Affect Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women with Suspected Myocardial Ischemia

Study suggests that weight loss, even if associated with intermittent weight gain, is worthwhile in that there appears to be no harm and possible benefit in terms of cardiovascular outcomes.
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“They made me feel like a person”: Palliative care counseling changes lives for patients, families

The psychosocial care team helps patients and their caregivers and family members address issues including managing distress, depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress associated with diagnoses and treatments. The team also helps patients and...
14-Feb-2019 6:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Human Brain Protein Associated with Autism Confers Abnormal Behavior in Fruit Flies

A mutant gene for a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of fruit flies. Fruit flies hosting that gene produce the variant human brain protein and show abnormal behaviors of fear, repetitive activity and altered...
11-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study finds gene does not increase risk for Type 2 diabetes in all Hispanic/Latino background groups equally

People of Mexican descent with variants of a certain gene are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes, but the risk of developing the disease does not increase for people of other Hispanic and Latino background groups.
7-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NSAID pretreatment impairs immune response in heart failure, worsens heart and kidney damage

Treatment with the NSAID carprofen triggers subtle low-grade inflammation in the heart and kidneys. The combination of carprofen pretreatment and heart attack magnifies this impact by dysregulating the acute inflammatory response, amplifying...
6-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Does Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduce Dementia?

Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of early dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health-supported Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention...
31-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ultrasound helps predict successful fistula formation for kidney dialysis patients

Three ultrasound measurements moderately, but significantly, predict successful arteriovenous fistula maturation. Mature fistulas are vital for hemodialysis, but half fail to mature. This information can facilitate decisions by the clinician, like...
31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Otherwise healthy and think you have the flu? Avoid the emergency room

The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in Alabama is now widespread and likely to increase. Alabama’s Department of Public Health also reports that almost every Alabama county is experiencing significant flu activity. As...
6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

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Experts Available to Discuss Healthcare Topics in Response to State of the Union Address

5-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Study on spectator injuries timely after announcement of fan death from foul ball at Dodger Stadium

5-Feb-2019 9:50 AM EST

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Shutdown causing psychological stress on furloughed workers.

25-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

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How Safe Is the Keto Diet?

23-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

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How well have you aged? Expert available to discuss then and now photos on social media

15-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

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Opioid addiction expert available to comment on new National Safety Council analysis

14-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST

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Saving sacred architecture in Nagpur, India

West view of the Murlidhar temple at Pardi, built during the Bhosle period, in the late 18th century, Nagpur.An American art history professor could help India preserve some historic religious sculpture and architecture.  Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D.,...
13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

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