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Mayo Clinic Transplant Programs Rank Among Best in U.S. for Survival Rates

Mayo Clinic, as a three-site organization, remains the largest provider of solid organ transplants in the U.S. and continues to be identified as having patient and graft survival outcomes that rank among the best in the nation.

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After Ebola, Understanding Health Care Needs Among Rural Liberians

As Liberia rebuilds a health care system decimated by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, understanding precisely how far citizens live from health facilities and its impact on seeking care can help shape new strategies to improve health care delivery and reduce geographic disparities.

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AANA Announces New Corporate Partner

Edwards Lifesciences partners with anesthesia professionals to advance patient safety through corporate partner program formed by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

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Sugary Drinks Linked to High Death Tolls Worldwide

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published today in the journal Circulation and previously presented as an abstract at the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention in 2013.

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First-Ever Possible Treatments For MERS; Researchers Identify Two Promising Candidates

As the South Korean MERS outbreak continues, researchers have discovered and validated two therapeutics that show early promise in preventing and treating the disease, which can cause severe respiratory symptoms, and has a death rate of 40 percent.

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Treatment With PI3K Inhibitors May Cause Cancers to Become More Aggressive and Metastatic

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The enzyme PI3K appears to be exploited in almost every type of human cancer, making it the focus of considerable interest as a therapeutic target. However, PI3K inhibitors have only shown modest clinical activity. Now, new research The Wistar Institute shows that treatment with PI3K inhibitors alone may actually make a patient’s cancer even worse by promoting more aggressive tumor cell behavior and increasing the cancer’s potential of spreading to other organs.

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The Academy for Eating Disorders Opposes Mandatory Employee Participation in Workplace Wellness Programs

The Academy for Eating Disorders has joined with significant national and international medical associations opposing a proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy interpretation that would allow employers to inquire about employees’ private genetic or medical data. Such requested information is unrelated to an employee’s ability to do his or her job and penalizes the employee who chooses to keep this information private. A letter expressing grave concern about the interpretation, and signed by 68 organizations, was sent to the EEOC.

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New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer

Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.

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A Step Closer to a Blood Test for Lung Cancer

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The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, is pleased to announce that two of its oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men worldwide and the number one cancer killer in the United States.

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Eat Healthy This Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, people are preparing delicious side dishes to take to backyard cookouts. Unfortunately, these high-calorie side dishes can create a challenge for people who want to maintain or lose weight while still enjoying summer festivities.