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To Improve Health and Exercise More, Get a Gym Membership, Iowa State Study Suggests

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If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers.

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Robert R. Meyer Foundation Gift Boosts Drug Discovery Efforts

The Robert R. Meyer Foundation is supporting Southern Research’s Drug Discovery program with a $500,000 gift that aims to accelerate efforts to find new treatments for unmet medical conditions and rare and neglected diseases.

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For National Nutrition Month, Celebrated in March, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to 'Put Your Best Fork Forward'

Eating healthier doesn't mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time, and "Put Your Best Fork Forward."

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Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Foundation

TaxSlayer Donates Percentage of New E-Filers’ Fees to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

TaxSlayer will donate 15 percent of new e-filers’ tax preparation fees to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s beginning Jan. 25.

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Keck School of Medicine of USC Receives its Highest National Institutes of Health Funding Ranking to Date

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) recently received the school’s highest ranking in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding since the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research began its annual ranking of medical schools in 2006. The rankings represent total NIH funding granted from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The USC Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC both ranked No. 2 nationally among the nation’s ophthalmology and preventive medicine departments receiving NIH funds. The Keck School of Medicine of USC also ranked No. 1 in NIH funds received per principal investigator.

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International Medicine, Global Health, Africa, African Health, Surgery, WHO

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What to Do About It

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January 23, 2017 CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences.

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Exceeding Expectations in Transplant Outcomes

Rush University Medical Center’s solid organ transplant program has better-than-expected rates of one-year adult patient survival after liver and kidney transplantation, according to the most recent transplantation report released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). These rates makes Rush’s program unique to Chicago and among the nation’s best.

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Mount Sinai West Department of Orthopaedics Awarded Prestigious Advanced Certification for Hip and Knee by the Joint Commission

One of the few programs in New York State to receive highest level of recognition

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Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease

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Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami.” Findings were published in Advances in Nutrition.

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Physician Anesthesiologists Tell Consumers Three Things to Know About ‘Surprise Medical Bills’

During Physician Anesthesiologists Week, ASA wants to empower patients to be informed health care consumers by alerting them to three things they should know about “surprise insurance gaps.”

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Scientists Get Best View Yet of Cancer-Causing Virus HPV

New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to research led by a Penn State College of Medicine researcher.

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Car Crash-Test Dummies Move Beyond Young, Thin and Male

Using medical data collected by trauma experts at the University of Michigan, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today's drivers.

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Autism, fecal transplant, Microbiome

Autism Symptoms Improve After Fecal Transplant, Small Study Finds

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut. Behavioral symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal distress often go hand-in-hand, and both improved when a small group of children with the disorder underwent fecal transplant and subsequent treatment.

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NAU Researcher Discovers Key to Fighting Autism May Lie Not in the Mind, but in the Gut

Greg Caporaso showed promising research that could lead to a new treatment option for autism spectrum disorder.

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Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis Show Improvement with Verapamil Treatment

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A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients.

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National CRNA Week Celebrates Safe, Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient

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National CRNA Week (Jan. 22-28, 2017) celebrates “Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient,” as well as the anesthesia experts known as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or CRNAs

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Space-Age Challenge: Healing Broken Bones, Wounds and Internal Organs

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Ronke Olabisi once dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now she’s conducting research that could help space travelers and Earth-dwellers heal faster and stay healthy. “If healing people faster on Earth is going to be helpful, then it’s really going to be helpful in space,” said Olabisi, an assistant professor in Rutgers’ Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Cervical Cancer Death Rates Higher Among Older and Black Women

A woman’s risk of dying of cervical cancer is higher than long believed, particularly among older and black women, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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New Info Revealed on Infections Related to Heater-Cooler Devices

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Attendees of the STS 53rd Annual Meeting crowded into a packed session to hear about newly revealed research regarding a critical patient safety issue.

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University of Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission

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Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study today in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation's first locally-transmitted case of Zika.







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