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Advanced method can help detect multiple markers that contribute to Alzheimer's disease

In biomedical research, plant breeding, and countless other endeavors, geneticists are on the hunt for the specific genes responsible for disease susceptibility, yield, and other traits of interest.
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Neural mapping approach to re-examine previous Alzheimer's studies finds improved reproducibility

A neural mapping approach that pegs results from more than two dozen previous Alzheimer's studies found that reproducibility improves when trying to isolate symptoms to a brain network rather than a single area of the brain.
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Deadline extended: You still have time to sign up for Obamacare in Washington state

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced Monday it would offer additional enrollment time for people who ran into trouble signing up before the original Saturday deadline.
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You still have time to sign up for Obamacare in Washington state

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced Monday it would offer additional enrollment time for people who ran into trouble signing up before the original Saturday deadline.
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King County raising awareness of medicine return drop boxes

More than 100 drop boxes have been placed throughout King County in an effort to get secure unneeded opioids.
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Inslee proposes $30M in budget to address opioid crisis in Washington

The governor says his proposed budget includes alternative treatments for some chronic pain conditions and plans to distribute fentanyl testing kits to slow the rate of overdoses
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Inslee proposes $30M in budget to address opioid crisis

The governor says his proposed budget includes alternative treatments for some chronic pain conditions and plans to distribute fentanyl testing kits to slow the rate of overdoses
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Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use

Researchers conducting the survey have never seen a drug’s popularity explode the way vaping did in the past year.
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Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

A study monitored the brain activity of babies when they had a blood test while being stroked.
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Eric Metaxas Defends Russian Agent; Says Maria Butina’s Plea Agreement Was Forced

David Barton (left) Eric Metaxas (right) Eric Metaxas is coming to the defense of an admitted Russian spy, Maria Butina. Apparently, Metaxas doesn’t believe his former talk show guest is a spy. Rather, he believes the government threatened her with a year in solitary confinement which led her to a forced plea agreement. No word from Metaxas how he knows any of this. Here is his tweet disputing Butina’s plea agreement (see my post about her admission to spying for the Russian government). It was...
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How doctors can distinguish themselves in a data-driven world

When I was in medical school, I didn’t realize the potential data would have in health care. Back then I learned from 1000+ page hardcover textbooks and handwrote notes in paper medical records. Fast forward twenty years — data and analytics are at the forefront of health care. Other doctors and I now have electronic […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 Mindful Ways to Create a Healthy Workplace Culture

In the age of increasing work and life separation, how do we reconcile human needs for care and support within workplace cultures of fast-paced productivity? Vocations vary far too widely in operations to standardize mental health supports or provision of resources. Unlike schools or courts, places of work (even within the same sector) are differentiate in functioning and mission, effectively excluding the ability to legislate on such affairs. This article provides some tips for workplace emplo...
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James MacDonald Declares Break from Public Speaking for a Season

According to Southern Baptist Conference president Danny Wood, Harvest Bible Chapel’s beleaguered pastor James MacDonald is “stepping away” from speaking “for a season.” 1/2 Statement from Dr. Danny Wood, president of #SBCPC19: “James MacDonald contacted me personally to say he is stepping away from all outside speaking engagements for a season (including Pastors Conference 2019). — Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference (@SBCPastorsConf) December 17, 2018 This tweet was followed by...
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Genuine empathy goes a long way

Not including residency, I have been caring for patients for five years. But was I really caring about them? We all took the oath to do no harm. We all began our journey into medicine with intentions to make a difference in patient’s lives. But sometimes our intentions erode. We become jaded. We listen to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to Help a Hypochondriac

My boyfriend of two years is a hypochondriac. Before we met and started dating he was, as he describes, full blown delusional and utterly convinced that he had non existent medical issues. Though he is much better than a few years ago, he periodically projects his delusions of non existent medical issues on to me, claiming that I have an eating disorder, etc. as well on to himself. He won’t seek professional help or counseling out of fear of humiliation and refuses medication (he can be very stu...
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New study reveals best assessment tools to establish delirium severity

A study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals the best assessment tools available to establish the severity of diagnosed delirium in hospitalized patients. Delirium is a common, serious, and often preventable complication among older adult patients.
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Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Real-Time Therapist Support via Videoconference for Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder: Pilot Single-Arm Trial

Background: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the first-line treatment for adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD). Patients in rural areas can access CBT via the internet. The effectiveness of internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) has been consistently shown, but no clinical studies have demonstrated the feasibility of ICBT with real-time therapist support via videoconference for OCD, PD, and SAD at the same ti...
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Study identifies specific neurological changes related to traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is often referred to as the "invisible injury" - while on the surface everything seems normal with brain structure, symptoms may present themselves in the behavior of the injured and cannot be explained.
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Scientists create patient-specific model to identify most effective treatment for appendix cancer

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have recently developed a process that may change the way cancer of the appendix is treated in the future.
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Researchers propose new model to explain how neural networks communicate

The brain is organized into a network of specialized networks of nerve cells. For such a brain architecture to function, these specialized networks - each located in a different brain area - need to be able to communicate with each other.
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Study finds new strains of hepatitis C virus in sub-Saharan Africa

The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has found three new strains of the virus circulating in the general population in sub-Saharan Africa.
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New study confirms geographic bias in lung allocation for transplant

Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically "rigged" in some regions of the nation.
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Strong committed relationships can reduce military suicides

Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard.
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Russian scientists identify molecular 'switch' that could be target for treatment of allergic asthma

A team of Russian scientists identified the role of the interleukin-6 molecule in the development of allergic asthma. Now it can be a new target for the treatment of this disease. The results are published in Frontiers in Immunology.
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New approach to tumor analysis could improve prognosis for bowel cancer patients

Bowel (colorectal) cancer is the third most commonly occurring cancer in men and the second most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide. The global burden is expected to increase by 60 per cent to more than 2.2 million new cases and 1.1 million deaths by 2030.
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New 'epigenetics-based' cervical cancer test outperforms Pap smear and HPV tests

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomized clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
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Junk food cravings linked to lack of sleep, study suggests

Researchers say tired people are likely to view unhealthy snacks more favourablyHaving even one night without sleep leads people to view junk food more favourably, research suggests.Scientists attribute the effect to the way food rewards are processed by the brain. Previous studies have found that a lack of shuteye is linked to expanding waistlines, with some suggesting disrupted sleep might affect hormone levels, resulting in changes in how hungry or full people feel. Continue reading...
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Ten year follow-up after negative colonoscopy related to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Ten years after a negative colonoscopy, Kaiser Permanente members had 46 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with and were 88 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer compared with those who did not undergo colorectal cancer screening, according to a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Research opens door to development of drug or vaccine for late-onset Alzheimer's

UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.
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