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What’s Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm months, and a greater number of the falls happen indoors rather than out.

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Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Blood Thinner for Joint Surgery Patients, Study Shows

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A new five-year study of nearly 1,600 patients finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Renames The Spine Hospital: The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian will hold a dedication ceremony today to celebrate the renaming of The Spine Hospital to the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian, in recognition of the visionary $25 million gift by longtime supporters Daniel and Jane Och.

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New Neural Network Can Restore Diaphragm Function after Spinal Cord Injury

A team of neuroscientists has uncovered a neural network that can restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. The network allows the diaphragm to contract without input from the brain, which could help paralyzed spinal cord injury patients breathe without a respirator.

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Bolstering Fat Cells Offers Potential New Leukemia Treatment

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Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a study from McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute and published in Nature Cell Biology.

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Scientists Unveil ‘Roadmap’ to Aid Osteoporosis Treatment Development

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.

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Higher Dose of Vitamin D Increases Bone Density in Premature Babies

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Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and preterm babies with extremely low bone density.







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