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UChicago Medicine Earns Prestigious Pancreas Center Designation

The University of Chicago Medicine has been named a National Pancreas Foundation Center, one of only 30 facilities in the country to receive the prestigious designation from the health advocacy group. The National Pancreas Foundation created the NPF Center designation in order to help patients find high-quality, multidisciplinary care.

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IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used IRL-1620, a chemical that binds to endothelin B receptors, to treat AD in rats.

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Vitamin C: The Exercise Replacement?

Exercise improves health in overweight and obese adults but can be hard to incorporate into a daily routine. New findings show that taking vitamin C supplements daily instead can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.

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Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in Depressed and Non-depressed Individuals

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Saint Louis University Enrolls First U.S. Patient in Rare Heart Disease Trial

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Earlier this year, investigators at Saint Louis University enrolled the first U.S. patient in a worldwide Phase 3 clinical trial of a medication to treat patients who have a rare form of heart failure due to a gene mutation.

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Loyola Surgeon Honored with Prestigious Lectureship in His Name

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An annual lectureship in surgical oncology has been established in the name of Gerard V. Aranha, MD, a Loyola University Medical cancer surgeon and a professor in the Department of Surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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Journal of Medical Regulation Highlights Latest Trends in U.S. Physician Workforce

The Journal of Medical Regulation has published the “Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2014,” which provides an analysis of the most recent physician licensure data collected from each of the state medical boards in the United States by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

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How Kidney Injury During Combat Affects the Long-Term Health of Today’s Soldiers

• Among 51 military service members who experienced severe acute kidney injury during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, 88% of the injuries were due to blasts or projectiles. • Twenty-two percent of the patients died within 60 days. Although still high, this mortality rate is significantly less than might be expected historically. • The majority of survivors completely recovered their kidney function

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"The process of problem-solving & becoming a medical detective was a natural to me," Jeffrey Band, M.D. former #CDCinvestigator @BeaumontHealth division chief, #LegionnairesPioneer

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Rapid Testing for TB Aims to Reduce Drug Resistance, Lower Mortality Rate

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the accuracies of three new tests for more rapidly diagnosing drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), which are much harder and more expensive to treat and which, experts say, represent a major threat to global public health.

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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Free e-Book Offers Tips for Reducing Breast Cancer Risk at Nearly Any Age​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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A free e-book provides practical, science-based advice for lowering breast cancer risk at every stage of life. Written for a lay audience, “Together — Every Woman’s Guide to Preventing Breast Cancer” aims to help women improve their breast health and the breast health of their loved ones.

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