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Researchers study abnormal blood glucose levels of patients after hospital discharge

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers decided to delve into an area where little data currently exists. They wanted to know what happens after these patients with abnormal blood glucose measurements are discharged?
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Research offers hope for patients with serious bone marrow cancer

Hope has emerged for patients with a serious type of bone marrow cancer as new research into a therapeutic drug has revealed improved outcomes and survival rates.
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A new type of 'painless' adhesive for biomedical applications

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.
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Early physical therapy associated with reduction in opioid use

Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids in the subsequent months, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine.
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Experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates, research shows

For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now new research, published in Immunity, shows that their experimental vaccine strategy works in non-human primates.
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Breast cancer protection from pregnancy begins many decades later, study finds

In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy.
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How often pregnant women follow food avoidance strategy to prevent allergy in offspring?

Pregnant women routinely swear off alcohol and tobacco to boost their chances of having a healthy baby. What about common food allergens like nuts and milk?
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Swedish scientists explore direct association of dementia and ischemic stroke deaths

A great number of studies have consistently scrutinized the relation between dementia and stroke, with a multiple fold increase in the risk factor for death.
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Using machine learning to predict risk of developing life-threatening infections

Staphylococcus epidermidis is an ubiquitous colonizer of healthy human skin, but it is also a notorious source of serious nosocomial infections with indwelling devices and surgical procedures such as hip replacements.
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Folate deficiency creates more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known

Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study.
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Magnesium may play important role in optimizing vitamin D levels, study shows

A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.
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New computer model helps predict course of the disease in prostate cancer patients

How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this question, and working alongside other international working groups, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin examined the tumor genomes of nearly 300 prostate cancer patients.
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Study finds increasing rate of hospitalizations among homeless individuals

A homeless individual is one who lacks fixed and reliable housing, and it is estimated that 553,000 people fit that description on any given night in the United States.
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Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior

The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease.
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Older Americans are flocking to medical marijuana

Physicians who treat older adults expect their cannabis use to increase as the number of states legalizing medical marijuana keeps growing.
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Primary care today: There are several concerning trends

In 2006 Dr. Tom Bodenheimer wrote an article that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, “Primary Care – Will It Survive?” Dr. Bodenheimer spoke with great concern about patients’ growing unhappiness with their primary care physicians and physicians’ increasing frustration with their practice environments. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model entered […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
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Misplaced heart offers window into nation’s organ-transplant system

The heart that missed its stop Sunday in Seattle has put a spotlight on a little-known and very lightly regulated system that collects and distributes human organs around the country. Critics, including a U.S. senator, say it's time for more oversight.
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How to Make Sure Your Aging Parents Get the Care They Need

If you are a mom and you have aging parents, it can be hard to give everyone the time that you would like to. Children are demanding, especially if you have little children. Your parents may need more attention if their health is failing or if they are having trouble getting around like they used […] The post How to Make Sure Your Aging Parents Get the Care They Need appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
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3 Factors You Should Always Consider Before You Buy Your Exercise Spin Bike

Have you ever imagined how you would look like if you ever got serious with keeping fit? This has been one question that has always motivated people to hit the gym. Don’t forget the health aspect of it,this is according to health.usnews.com. However, this might not be possible for some people because they have a busy schedule. How would you feel if someone told you that you don’t need to go to a gym, instead you can bring the gym to your home? This is simpler because all you need is to loo...
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How to Tell a New Partner You’ve Been Divorced

It might be a little risky. When a divorce is done and over with, the next thing a new divorcee typically does is meet and date new people — not necessarily to get into another marriage but to find intimacy, companionship, and friendship. After all, everyone gets beat up in the face of the separation, negotiation, and fight. So knowing how to get a guy to like you, a newly divorced woman, can be challenging. And learning how to tell your new boyfriend about your recent divorce — without scari...
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Southwest Airlines flight turns back after human heart discovery

A US plane travelling from Seattle to Dallas returns after failing to unload the donated organ.
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Technology will kill the 9-to-5 work week, says Richard Branson

Branson made the argument in a recent blog post published on the Virgin website.The 40-hour work week stems from labor laws created in the early 20th century, and many have said this model is becoming increasingly obsolete.The average American currently works 47 hours per week, on average. None Have you ever had a 'case of the Mondays,' or remarked that you can't believe it's 'hump day' already, or said TGIF to a coworker at the end of a regular, 9-to-5 week? The chances are that, as A.I. contin...
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E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

One source of the potentially deadly romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak has been identified, but it's still too early to call outbreak 'over' according to the CDC and FDA.
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Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database.
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Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database.
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Pediatric Web-Based Chat Services for Caregivers of Children: Descriptive Study

Background: Pediatric physician-led Web-based chat services offer a novel, low-threshold communication channel between caregivers and physicians. Objective: Our aim was to describe chat conversations between caregivers and physicians in a Web-based chat service to determine the factors that should be considered when planning a similar chat service. We also aimed to evaluate whether caregivers considered the consultations helpful, whether physicians considered they could answer caregivers’ questi...
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Efficacy of a Parent-Based, Indicated Prevention for Anorexia Nervosa: Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Web-based preventive interventions can reduce risk and incidence of bulimia and binge eating disorders among young high-risk women. However, their specific effects on core symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN) are rather weak. Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an indicated, parent-based, Web-based preventive program Eltern als Therapeuten ([email protected]) in reducing risk factors and symptoms of AN. Methods: Girls aged between 11 and 17 years were screen...
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Examining Predictors of Real-World User Engagement with Self-Guided eHealth Interventions: Analysis of Mobile Apps and Websites Using a Novel Dataset

Background: The literature suggests that the product design of self-guided electronic health (eHealth) interventions impacts user engagement. Traditional trial settings, however, do not enable the examination of these relationships in real-world use. Objective: This study aimed to examine whether the qualities of product design, research evidence, and publicly available data predict real-world user engagement with mobile and Web-based self-guided eHealth interventions. Methods: This analysis inc...
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Be careful with Apple Watch’s new electrocardiogram app, doctor warns

An Orange County cardiologist is warning Apple Watch users to be careful when using the wearable fitness tracker’s new electrocardiogram app, which the company unveiled Dec. 6. Dr. Brian Kolski said he was woken up in the middle of the night last week when one of his patients called him, panicked. The patient had looked at an ECG reading on his Apple Watch and believed something was wrong. “He texted me the strip and it was completely normal,” Kolski said. “This was a healthy 45-year-old man who...
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Redefining quality through a patient-centered approach

Ask any physician what quality is, and you’ll get many different answers. You will hear answers such as “finding a cause for their pain,” “ruling out a life-threatening condition,” “partnering with patients to improve their health” or “offering the most evidence-based and up-to-date medical treatments.” Here’s what quality isn’t: Running a bunch of useless tests, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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