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Media Alert: Addressing Healthcare Gaps with Free Eye Screenings for Older Baltimoreans in Need

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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute will provide free eye screenings for Baltimore seniors as part of its Screening to Prevent Glaucoma (SToP Glaucoma) program. It will be held during an event at the Mary Harvin Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 26. The free screening events is aimed at eliminating some of the barriers to accessing healthcare faced by Baltimore residents

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Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

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Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, NIH-sponsored clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation combats anxiety.

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Heart Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Vinod H. Thourani, MD, SAVR, TAVR, PARTNER-IIA, Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves , medium surgical risk , Elderly Patients, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting

Heart Surgery Is Excellent Option for Elderly Patients with Aortic Stenosis

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Elderly patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and medium surgical risk experienced better than expected results after undergoing traditional surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), according to research presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Lung Cancer Screening Programs in Communities Are Vital, but Challenges Exist

Implementing lung cancer screening as a high-quality preventive health service in a community setting is feasible, but comes with several key challenges, according to a scientific presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Parents of Children Born with Heart Defects Crave Disease Stats, Surgeon Info

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Survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates are the types of information most wanted by parents of children with congenital heart disease, according to a survey released at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Head Injuries in Football Can Cause Unexpected Consequences Years Later

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Cedars-Sinai to Jump-Start Medical Innovations at Healthcare Accelerator

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Eight health-tech startups will embark Thursday on an intensive three-month boot camp at Cedars-Sinai to rapidly develop innovations and products that can transform the delivery of healthcare. The companies make up the second class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars.

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News Media Registration Open for ENDO 2017: The 99th Annual Meeting & EXPO in Orlando, FL

Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting will be held April 1-4, in Orlando, FL.

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How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

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Take Heart: AACN Updates Resources for Getting Accurate Cardiac Monitoring Results

Cardiac monitoring remains a key element in caring for hospitalized patients who are critically ill, and it takes high levels of knowledge and skill to ensure accurate results from ECGs. As part of its ongoing efforts to standardize clinical practice and improve patient outcomes, AACN has updated its practice alerts related to dysrhythmia and ST-segment monitoring.

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Half of Breast Cancer Patients Experience Severe Side Effects

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Nearly half of women treated for early stage breast cancer reported at least one side effect from their treatment that was severe or very severe, a new study finds.

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ASTRO Supports Nomination of Dr. David Shulkin to Lead Department of Veterans Affairs

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed strong support for the nomination of David Shulkin, MD, as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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U Study: Law Aiding Infants at Risk for Hearing Loss

The study, published Jan. 24, 2017, in Pediatrics, is the first to assess how implementation of a state-wide screening can pick up hearing loss in infants due to congenital cytomegalovirus.

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ISPOR Comments on Proposed European Union Cooperation on Health Technology Assessment

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) has submitted comments in response to the European Commission’s request for public consultation regarding the issue of European Union (EU) cooperation on health technology assessment (HTA).

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Georgetown Clinical Trial of Nilotinib in Alzheimer’s Disease Begins

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A clinical trial to examine the effect of nilotinib on clinical outcomes and biomarkers in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease has opened at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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CHORI Scientist and Abate Med Founder Collaborating to Find a Lasting Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis

Laura Hertel, PhD, a virologist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), has received a grant from Abate Med’s founder, Dr. David Paslin, for a pre-clinical study on the efficacy of using a protein made by a common virus that infects the skin, to treat the cutaneous manifestations of atopic dermatitis.

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Breast Cancer Research

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Australian researchers are one step closer to breast cancer prevention after finding a new driver for breast density, an identified risk factor for breast cancer.







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