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MITA Says New Study Underscores Value of Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool

( - Washington, D.C. - The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today said a new study published in Radiology underscores the potential value of medical imaging to alleviating the misdiagnosis epidemic documented in a recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.

Oct 8, 2015 - 2:11:18 PM

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Elsevier Launches 41st Edition of Gray’s Anatomy

( - Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 8, 2015 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the launch of the 41st and latest edition of Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice.

Oct 8, 2015 - 12:41:19 PM

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Dying with Dignity: The Legal Landscape

( - Many public policy questions about aging and dying have come to the fore as the American population ages, none more controversial than the idea of letting terminally ill people choose when to end their lives.

Oct 8, 2015 - 8:46:46 AM

Can Weather Make Joints Ache?

( - Remember that aunt who claimed her aching joints signaled a storm front on the horizon?


Oct 7, 2015 - 1:09:19 PM

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Protect Yourself Against Deadly Cooking Fires

( - Dallas - October , 2015 -- It's Fire Prevention Week 2015 October 4 - 10, and this year's focus is on installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside every bedroom and on every floor, including the basement and garage

Oct 7, 2015 - 8:53:10 AM

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Finches Offer Researchers a New Tool to Study Huntington’s Disease

( - Many neurological disorders can rob someone of the ability to speak clearly, causing them to stutter, mispronounce words, and struggle to put together coherent sentences

Oct 6, 2015 - 12:05:59 PM

Both Vampires, Doctors Want Your Blood This Halloween

(Harrisburg, Pa. - 10/5/15) Vampires may want your blood for the sake of their longevity, but have you ever wondered why your doctor is also interested in it?

Oct 5, 2015 - 10:09:13 AM

New Test Detects all Viruses that Infect People, Animals

( - A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.

Oct 2, 2015 - 1:48:00 PM

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How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers -- Without Their Consent

( - In Alabama, a positive drug test can have dire repercussions for pregnant women and new mothers. Their newborns can be taken from them. They can face lengthy sentences in the most notorious women's prison in the country and thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:34:35 PM

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Satellite Healthcare Introduces 100% Single-Use Dialyzer Policy

( - September 22, 2015, San Jose, Calif. – Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit provider of dialysis services.....

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:15:56 PM

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One Teaspoon of Liquid Nicotine Could Kill a Small Child

( - September 28, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - Poison centers are reporting a recent uptick in calls about exposures to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine, according to the National Poison Data System.

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:42:44 PM

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Alpine Bumblebees’ Rapid Adaptation to Climate Change Offers Glimmer of Hope to Declining Bee Population

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Rising temperatures in alpine habitats worldwide have resulted in declines of flowering among indigenous plants and contributed to dramatic declines in populations of several bumblebee species

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:01:18 AM

A Guide to Winterizing Your Outdoor Living Space

( - Falling leaves and dipping temperatures signal the turn of the season and with that comes the need to prepare your home for winter.

Sep 28, 2015 - 3:13:03 PM

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When Trouble Strikes, Nation's Animals Have a New Friend

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28 - On the eve of its 100th birthday, American Humane Association's renowned Red Star Rescue program is giving the nation's animals a gift, naming veteran emergency response expert Randal "Randy" Collins as its new National Director of Red Star Rescue for Animals.

Sep 28, 2015 - 1:08:13 PM

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Laws that Criminalize Self-Induced Abortion Lack Compassion

( - A number of women-often those who are poor or otherwise disadvantaged-have been prosecuted in the United States for self-inducing abortion under a variety of state statutes

Sep 28, 2015 - 12:06:44 PM

Tech Automatically ‘Tunes’ Powered Prosthetics While Walking

( - When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a prosthetics expert so that a patient can move normally


Sep 28, 2015 - 11:52:53 AM

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‘Study Drugs’ And College Students: Monthly Patterns In Stimulant Initiation

( - A myth on many college campuses is that "study drugs" help students succeed in preparing for and taking exams.

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:14:00 AM

Hot Tips On Getting Ready For Cold Weather

( - Just as you wouldn't drive your car 100,000 miles without changing the oil, regular preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation ....

Sep 24, 2015 - 9:33:08 AM

3 Commonly Used Medications to Treat Unexplained Infertility

( - A new study will help physicians evaluate simple fertility treatments for couples who have unexplained infertility

Sep 24, 2015 - 8:13:09 AM

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Service Dog of the Year Axel Denied Boarding by Airline

( - Axel, a heroic service dog that saved the life of one of our nation's brave warriors and had just been named Service Dog of the Year at last weekend's American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsŸ .....

Sep 23, 2015 - 10:41:52 PM

Reports of Child Sexual Abuse By Allied Forces On U.S. Military Installations Overseas

( - WASHINGTON - The American Psychological Association has expressed deep concern regarding media reports alleging that Allied partners sexually abused children on U.S. military installations ...

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:15:07 PM

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Blood Pressure Under Pressure

( - Suddenly, people with high blood pressure and their health care providers have a bigger chance of protecting their health, but also a bigger challenge doing it.

Sep 22, 2015 - 12:15:27 PM

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SLU Launches Missouri’s First Palliative Care Fellowship

( - ST. LOUIS - As the number of older adults climbs at a faster pace in Missouri than nationally, Saint Louis University has started the first hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program in the state.


Sep 21, 2015 - 10:56:00 AM

New Method Could Help Nurses Spot Delirium Quickly

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Asking just two questions may be able to help nurses and doctors quickly and easily identify delirium in hospitalized older adults, according to health researchers.

Sep 17, 2015 - 10:29:36 AM

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CDC Recommends All Nursing Homes Implement Core Elements to Improve Antibiotic Use

( - New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.

Sep 15, 2015 - 12:02:54 PM

How to Reduce Fall Risk

( - One in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year resulting in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to hip fractures.

Sep 14, 2015 - 3:54:17 PM

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BlueCross BlueShield Breach More Widespread Than it Appears

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - If you look at the recent trend for cyberattacks, initial reports usually underestimate the total number of people affected...

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:45:22 PM

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The Dangers of Dated Prescription Drugs

( - Many of us are guilty of neglecting our medicine cabinet - specifically, our prescriptions.

Sep 10, 2015 - 2:44:37 PM

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VA More Than Triples Volunteers in Facilities Nationwide through Summer of Service

( - WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that the 2015 Summer of Service initiative...

Sep 9, 2015 - 4:44:08 PM

Making Pharmaceuticals that Degrade Before They Can Contaminate Drinking Water

( - In recent years, researchers have realized that many products, including pharmaceuticals, have ended up where they're not supposed to be - in our drinking water.

Sep 9, 2015 - 9:27:32 AM

Physician, Reveal Thyself

( - Consumers can look to the Internet for user reviews of everything from restaurants to kitchen appliances to wedding photographers.

Sep 8, 2015 - 11:43:01 AM

Worst Injuries to Major League Catchers?

( - Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners

Sep 8, 2015 - 11:27:48 AM

Wexner Medical Center Earns National Pancreas Foundation Center Designation

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, along with the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, has been nationally recognized among only 30 hospitals in the United States....

Sep 7, 2015 - 10:46:27 AM

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CDC Funding Helps States Combat Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic

( - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States

Sep 4, 2015 - 11:04:06 AM

Blood in the Urine Often an Important Warning Sign

( - Newswise - Blood in the urine can be a scary sight, yet it's a symptom many people ignore until it is bad enough to land them in a hospital emergency department.

Sep 3, 2015 - 11:28:11 AM

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Cause of Resilience to Tinnitus, Drugs That Can Reduce Chance of Developing the Debilitating Condition

( - PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27, 2015 - Researchers have identified in an animal model the molecular mechanisms behind resilience to noise-induced tinnitus and a possible drug therapy...

Aug 27, 2015 - 10:50:59 AM

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Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues

( - Remember the so-called death panels? When Congress debated the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the legislation originally included a provision that would have allowed Medicare to reimburse doctors when they meet with patients to talk about end-of-life care.

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:31:24 PM

Providing Opportunities for Youths With Disabilities

( - Most young adults follow well-established paths after graduating from high school, either going on to college or seeking work that doesn’t require higher education.

Aug 25, 2015 - 10:39:32 AM

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Opiate Addiction Spreading, Becoming More Complex

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.-- The growing availability of heroin, combined with programs aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse...

Aug 21, 2015 - 8:11:28 AM

Mount Sinai Opens Dialysis and Renal Treatment Center

( - NEW YORK - AUGUST 19 -- The Division of Nephrology of The Mount Sinai Health System has marked the opening of the Mount Sinai Kidney Center at East River Plaza

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:07:53 PM

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