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Lap Band Surgery, Adolescents, Obesity

Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 23-Jan-2017 4:00 PM EST

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Fulbright Scholar, Malaria, Global Health

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Brian Grimberg Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Brian T. Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.

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HPV associated cancers, HPV, Vaccine

The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins Other National Cancer Institute-Designated Centers to Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Statement supports shorter dosing schedule, urges action to increase national vaccination rates

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Orthopedics, Joints

The Medical Minute: Joint Cracks and Pops Usually Not Cause for Concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for something. Fortunately, it’s also typically not a cause for worry.

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Hypertension, masked hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure

Study Shows 1 in 8 Americans – 17 Million – Have “Masked” Hypertension

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals that the U.S. prevalence of masked hypertension is 12.3 percent. Based on the U.S. population, this translates to approximately 17.1 million people, or 1 in 8 adults

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Critical Care, ICU, Family-centered care, Critical Care Medicine

New Guidelines Seek to Promote Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). A new set of guidelines for promoting family-centered care in neonatal, pediatric, and adult ICUs will be presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu. The guidelines also appear in Critical Care Medicine, SCCM's official journal, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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UC Researchers Hypothesize: Could Better Eye Training Help Reduce Concussion in Women’s Soccer?

In a photo analysis study of soccer headers, University of Cincinnati researchers noticed female soccer players had their eyes closed 90 percent of the time. As a first step toward determining if less visual awareness might expose players to a higher risk of injury, the study wanted to quantify whether female athletes closed their eyes more frequently than male counterparts.

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$1.8M Grant Aids Exploration of Chronic Stress Role in Cancer Development

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A five-year, $1.8 million grant (R01CA203965) from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident research member Wenwei Hu, PhD, will support research to further explore how chronic stress impacts cancer development.

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Structure of Atypical Cancer Protein Paves Way for Drug Development

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has helped uncover the elusive structure of a cancer cell receptor protein that can be leveraged to fight disease progression.

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Mapping Brain in Preemies May Predict Later Disability

Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later, according to a new study published in the January 18, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Kidney Diseases, Gao, American Society Of Nephrology, NIH, Medicare ESRD, Research Funding

American Society of Nephrology Welcomes GAO Report Confirming Urgent Need for Greater Research Funding

Report Details Imbalance between Kidney Disease Research and Health Impact.

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Chapman Perelman Foundation Domestic Violence Gift Awarded to Columbia Psychiatry

The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.

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Women's Health, Aging, Cellular Aging, Exercise, Epidemiology, geriatric research, Sedentary Lifestyles

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

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Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Brain Surgery

Multidisciplinary Neurosurgical Approach to Treating Cerebrovascular Disorders

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Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can occur in adolescents and young adults (AYA) under 40 years old as well. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report findings from the first population-based analysis of AYA patients with GIST.

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Thyroid Awareness Month, Thyroid Awareness, Thyroid, Otolaryngology, Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Self Exam, Early Detection, Thyroid Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Gland, January

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Doctors Stress Importance of Self-Examinations for Early Detection

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Reading Picture Books with Children Holds Promise for Treating a Common Language Disorder

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A clinical trial of interactive book reading finds that children with Specific Language Impairment need to hear a word 36 times to learn it vs. 12 times for typically-developing children. Treatment materials are freely available to speech-language pathologists.

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Arthur C. Evans Jr. Named CEO of American Psychological Association

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Psychologist Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, has been named chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association, the APA Board of Directors announced today. Evans assumes the post effective March 20.

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Clostridium Difficile, fecal transplant, Colonoscopy, human microbiome, oral capsule, Rebiotix, Gastroenterolgy

Mayo Clinic Enrolls First Patient in Phase 1 Study of Orally Delivered Capsule to Treat Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection

Mayo Clinic announced today that it has enrolled the first patient in a phase one study of a unfrozen oral capsule formulated to treat Clostridium difficile infection.







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