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Study Shows How Social Media Support Groups Help Transplant Recipients

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One in 4 adults have searched online to find others who have the same medical condition, especially chronic conditions. A unique study at FAU explored how transplant recipients use social media sites for support and healing, providing an intimate glimpse into the psyche of transplant recipients worldwide.

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Opioid, Pain Medication, Opioid Addiction, opioid abuse, Primary Care Physicians, medical management

Overcoming the Opioid Crisis in the Primary Care Setting

Through monitoring and dosing guidelines, provider education and training and better alternatives for patient pain management, medical group reduces monthly average of written pain medicine prescriptions by 20 percent, while the number of providers within the medical group grew by 22 percent and the number of patients grew by 12 percent.

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Journalism Award, Endocrinology, Endocrine Society, Hormones, Orlando, ENDO 2017, health journalism , Science Journalists, science journalism, Diabetes, Thyroid, Menopause, Reproductive Health, Obesity

Deadline Extended for Nominations: the Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

The Endocrine Society is extending the deadline for nominations for the 10th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology. Entries will be accepted through Friday, December 16, 2016.

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Weather Radar Helps Researchers Track Bird Flu

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Using weather radar technology, scientists are tracking migratory birds, which may carry the avian influenza virus. They are exploring how to use the data to prevent a disease outbreak in the poultry industry. In 2014-2015, a U.S. bird flu outbreak led to the death of 48 million birds in 15 states.

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Craniofacial, Cleft Lip, cleft lip and palate, Dental, Craniofacial Abnormality, Craniofacial dental disorders, craniofacial medical care, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Saliva, IRF6, Pediactrics, Pediatric Research, Research

Researchers Link Dental Problems in Cleft Lip and Palate to Abnormal Salivary Glands

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth.

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Paleontology, Mammals, Evolution, Marsupials

New Study Traces the Origins of Marsupials in N. America, Find Mammals During Age of Dinosaurs Packed a Powerful Bite

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A new study by Burke Museum and University of Washington paleontologists describes an early marsupial relative called Didelphodon vorax that lived alongside ferocious dinosaurs and had, pound-for-pound, the strongest bite force of any mammal ever recorded.

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Microorganisms Isolated in Cave Helps Researchers Understand the Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists examined one bacterium found 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that demonstrated resistance to most antibiotics used today, including so-called ‘drugs of last resort’ such as daptomycin. These microorganisms have been isolated from the outside world for more than four million years within the cave.

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Scientists Track Chemical and Structural Evolution of Catalytic Nanoparticles in 3D

To help tackle the challenge of finding effective, inexpensive catalysts for fuel cells, scientists at Brookhaven Lab have produced dynamic, 3D images that reveal how catalytic nanoparticles evolve as they are processed.

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Monkey, University of Vienna, Tecumseh Fitch, Department of Cognitive Biology, vocal anatomy, Vocalizations, Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton University, vocal tract, speechready

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Office Holiday Party: Will It Help or Haunt Your Career?

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Florida State University College of Business Professor Wayne Hochwarter dives into the do's and don'ts of the often tricky office holiday party, which can present all kinds of treacherous risks or valuable rewards.

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New Year's Resolution: Become a Volunteer

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If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier and to lead a more satisfying life, consider becoming a volunteer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that volunteering may have positive health benefits for older adults. It’s probably true that volunteering provides value for people of all ages.

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"This Could Do a Lot to Help People Who Are Experiencing or Are at Risk for Severe Mental Illnesses but It's Not Clear if It Will Do Much for Early Intervention in Childhood or More Prevalent Conditions Such as Depressive and Anxiety Disorders.”

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Brain Metastasis Persists Despite Improved Targeted Treatment for HER2 Breast Cancer

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A study presented Wednesday at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium examined the incidence of brain metastasis after diagnosis for three groups of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

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Genetic Alterations More Common in Tumors of Older Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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In a preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers reported that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing results.

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Scientists Developing Model to Predict if Chemotherapy Will Work for Aggressive Breast Cancer

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In a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers report they developed a model that can predict which triple negative breast cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy.

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Dental Care, Oral Health, Dental Hygienists, ADHA, dental diagnosis, dental hygiene, Health Affairs, American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Statement From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on the Importance of Oral Health

ADHA believes that integrating dental hygienists into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care will help improve the public’s overall health. This is why proper dental hygiene diagnosis is critical in identifying and treating early risk factors for more serious health concerns.

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Researchers Discover Enzyme Crucial to Tumor Development

Technion researchers have discovered a biological pathway that plays an important role in tumor development. The findings could lead to cancer-fighting drugs that work by shortening the half-life of select cancer-promoting proteins known as oncoproteins.

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Breast Cancer, Hereditary, Genetic Testing

Mayo Clinic Research Helps Refine Role of Gene Variants in Breast Cancer Risk

Inherited pathogenic variants in protein coding genes BARD1 and RAD51D increase a woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer, according to research conducted at Mayo Clinic and presented today at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Myositis, myositis research, Research Funding, Precision Medicine Initiative, Rare Diseases, 21st Century Cure Act

The Myositis Association Offers $500,000 for New Research Into Rare Disease

This year, TMA offered half a million dollars in new funding for research into causes, treatments, and cures for rare myositis diseases.







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