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Electrical Stimulation Improves Paralyzed Patients’ Function

( - Bethesda, Md. —Nearly 282,000 people in the U.S. live with paralysis following a spinal cord injury (SCI). A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in those paralyzed after SCI.

Sep 15, 2017 - 10:28:00 AM

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When Disasters Strike, You Can Be Part Of The Solution

( - Every 24 seconds, somewhere in America, a fire department responds to a fire and firefighters are on the job, saving life and property. What many people may not realize is that most of these firefighters are volunteers.

Sep 15, 2017 - 9:06:55 AM

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How To Be Prepared With A Backup Power Plan

( - In the dark reality of living without electricity, it's best to set an emergency preparedness plan ahead of time. Understanding backup power supply options will be critical to surviving a blackout.

Sep 15, 2017 - 9:01:36 AM

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Climate Change Challenges the Survival of Fish Across the World

( - Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities.

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:28:30 PM

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Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:00:56 AM

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Relapse Rare in Young Men After Antireflux Surgery

( - Severe, recurrent heartburn, or reflux, affects between 10 and 20 per cent of the adult population. The most common treatment is medication that reduces the acidity of the stomach, which alleviate the symptoms for most people.

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:36:46 AM

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Study Sets New Distance Record for Medical Drone Transport

( - Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert.

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:51:21 AM

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Prep Your Home For Fall

( - As the days get shorter and the kids go back to school, prepare for the cooler weather by getting organized and completing basic maintenance. You'll save money, time and space!

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:54:29 AM

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UConn Lab Identifies Way to Reduce Salmonella Outbreaks in Mangoes

( - The next time you eat a piece of fruit, take a moment to appreciate the journey it took to you. Not only was the fruit picked, it was packaged and transported — all with protocols in place to avoid picking up foodborne pathogens.

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:36:57 AM

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Circadian Clock’s Inner Gears

( - Scientists have long known that circadian clocks—biochemical oscillators that control physiology, metabolism and behavior on a roughly 24-hour cycle—are present in all forms of life, including animals....

Sep 8, 2017 - 10:23:29 AM

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Employees Not Aware of Prolonged Sitting Risks

( - It is estimated that employees spend more than half their day sitting down. A recent study has found that this could lead to serious health problems such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Sep 6, 2017 - 12:56:39 PM

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Avoid Deadly Home Hazards When A Hurricane Strikes

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Hurricane Irma is on the move and other storms may threaten to follow, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning residents in its path....

Sep 6, 2017 - 12:29:30 PM

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National Grandparents Day 2017: Sept. 10

( - In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.

Sep 6, 2017 - 11:50:31 AM

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Hospitalization Costs From Gun Injuries Exceeds $622 Million a Year

( - Hospitalization costs associated with gun injuries in the U.S. exceeded $622 million a year, according to a new study by the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Sep 6, 2017 - 10:58:24 AM

Muscles Maintain Proper Function by Producing Reactive Oxygen Species at the Right Time

, Sept. 5, 2017 -- Mitochondria help injured muscle cells (myofibers) repair by soaking up calcium that enters from the site of injury....

Sep 5, 2017 - 3:09:06 PM

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CDC Awards $28.6 Million to Help States Fight Opioid Overdose Epidemic

( - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding more than $28.6 million in additional funding to 44 states and the District of Columbia to support their responses to the opioid overdose epidemic.

Sep 5, 2017 - 1:18:45 PM

Racial and Ethnic Differences Seen in Antibiotics Prescribed for Viral Illnesses in Pediatric EDs

( -  -- Non-Latino white children seeking treatment for viral infections in the Emergency Department are about twice as likely to receive an antibiotic unnecessarily compared with non-Latino black children or Latino children, a multi-center study indicates.

Sep 5, 2017 - 10:44:30 AM

Blood Test Basics (VIDEO)

( - When you have a physical exam, often you'll get a routine blood test. By measuring components in your blood, the test may reveal issues that need further evaluation.

Sep 1, 2017 - 9:41:13 AM

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CDC Urges Early Recognition, Prompt Treatment of Sepsis

( - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched Get Ahead of Sepsis, an educational initiative to protect Americans from the devastating effects of sepsis.

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:50:23 AM

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APA Calls On President To Preserve 'Dreamers' Program

( - WASHINGTON -- The American Psychological Association called on President Trump today to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, noting that ending it would break up families and derail many young immigrants’ chances for a quality education and future.

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:40:11 AM

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Only 3.3 Percent of ER Visits are 'Avoidable'

( - WASHINGTON - Only 3.3 percent of all visits to emergency departments are classified as “avoidable,” according to a study published today in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:18:03 AM

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Treatment Options for Kneecap Problems

( - New York, NY and Greenwich, CT, August 30, 2017 – It’s safe to say that most of us don’t notice our kneecaps – known medically as the patella – unless one of them hurts.

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:06:23 AM

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Top 5 Medical Issues that Can Limit Mobility

( - There is not much worse than having a medical issue that limits your ability to get out into the world and do the things you love. However, it happens to all of us at one time or another.

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:24:16 AM

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Labor Day 2017: Sept. 4

( - The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade.

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:31:09 AM

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Deadly Dangers to Gulf Coast Victims of Hurricane Harvey

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Hurricane Harvey’s waters rise, potential deadly dangers grow. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants people to know it’s always better to be safe-than-sorry and is urging consumers to keep their family safe.

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:31:05 PM

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Hurricane Harvey: Red Cross Mounts Massive Relief Effort As Thousands Seek Refuge from Catastrophic Floods Across Texas and Louisiana

, Aug. 28, 2017 -- The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:11:07 PM

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WVU Medicine Offering Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure for Acid Reflux Sufferers

( - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – More than 20 million Americans are currently taking medication to control their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:58:26 PM

Tegaderm – Your New Adhesive Medical Dressing

( - Bandages, gauges and medical adhesives have been an integral part of first aid and the medical supply market.

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:18:54 AM

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Hurricane & Flood Handbook: Before the Storm

( - The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and runs for six months, is expected to have a near-average number of storms.

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:48:18 PM

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Hurricane Harvey Threatens Widespread Devastation Along the Texas Gulf Coast

, Aug. 25, 2017 -- Hurricane Harvey's forecast track changes hourly but this massive, powerful storm has the potential to cause a devastating blow to a large portion of the Texas Gulf Coast, affecting millions of Americans.

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:26:36 AM

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Injured Bobcat Back Home in the Wild After Treatment at Cornel

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – In April, Cornell University’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center (WHC) admitted a young male bobcat after he was hit by a car in Lansing, New York.

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:31:15 PM

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Can Twitter Aid Disaster Response?

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:13:50 AM

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients with Liver Failure

( - Baltimore, Md.  August 23, 2017 – Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant.

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:09:36 AM

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Top Steps Of Going Through A Methadone Detox

( - Throughout time, there are always new and destructive substances that threaten our society. Nowhere in the world are people immune from the possibilities of getting wrapped up in a dangerous cycle of drug abuse.

Aug 21, 2017 - 4:08:32 PM

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Massage: Get in Touch with Its Many Benefits

( - Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports.

Aug 21, 2017 - 10:15:44 AM

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Jerry Lewis, Longtime MDA National Chairman, Telethon Star and Humanitarian, Dies

, Aug. 20, 2017 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association is deeply saddened by the death of beloved comedian, performer, humanitarian and former MDA telethon star and national chairmanJerry Lewis.

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:32:57 PM

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NATA Endorses NCAA Substance Abuse Prevention Tool Kit

(  - DALLAS, August 18, 2017 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) supports and formally endorses the new “Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit” produced by the NCAA Sports Science Institute.

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:50:05 PM

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Identify Brain Mechanism for Resilience in People with High Risk of Bipolar Disorder

( - Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes them resilient to bipolar disorder.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:41:01 AM

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EpiPen Agreement Protects Medicaid Integrity, Saves Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

( - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce an agreement with Mylan regarding the classification of EpiPen.

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:11:02 PM

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How American Farmers Feed The World

( - According to the Census Bureau, there are 3.2 million farmers operating 2.1 million farms covering 915 million acres.

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:30:11 PM

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