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Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems

Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service. It includes uninvited or unwanted verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature, such as attention, verbal remarks, touching, sexual coercion, sexual assault, and rape. Show More Summary

Under Affordable Care Act, Americans Have Had More Preventive Care for Heart Health, UCLA Study Finds

By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

Ludwig Researchers Unravel Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Grow Resistant to Radiotherapy

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development.

Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research by the University of Birmingham has found.

How One Altruistic Living Donor Helped Save The Lives of Three Kidney Transplant Patients

Three Loyola Medicine kidney transplant patients received kidneys from three living donors on the same day in a transplant chain.

Southwestern Health Resources ACN Ranked No. 7 with Millions Saved, Quality Measures Above 95%

The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while maintaining a Quality Score over 95 percent, according to the latest figures. The savings rank the Southwestern Health Resources ACN No. 7 in the nation.

Autoimmune Disease Public Forum in Detroit, MI

EASTPOINTE, MI - NOVEMBER 20, 2017: American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) presents "What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease" public forum Saturday, December 9, 2017. This FREE conference is open to patients, their families, healthcare providers and the public. Show More Summary

Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

New Jersey Poison Control director Diane Calello warns of health dangers to hobby shooters, employees, law enforcement officers and their families

Study Questions Exclusion of Cancer Survivors From Trials

A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer - often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have found.

UPMC Pinnacle Strawberry Square FamilyCare Opens Monday, Nov. 20

UPMC Pinnacle and Harristown Enterprises celebrated the opening of Strawberry Square FamilyCare with a ribbon cutting today. The new practice, located in Suite 165 on the first floor of the Strawberry Square complex, opens for patients Monday, Nov. 20.

More Not Necessarily Better with Heart Valve Operations

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

Increased Use of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Cataract Surgery

A University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study shows over the past decade the proportion of cataract surgeries performed at surgery centers has outpaced surgeries done in hospitals.

Mercy Medical Center Announces Third Graduation of mWORKS Participants

In 2015, protests and civil unrest thrust Baltimore into the national spotlight. To aid in the healing, Mercy Medical Center sought to find ways to provide greater job training and economic opportunities for Baltimore City residents....Show More Summary

Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression. These symptoms, as well as those that are caused by the cancer and/or the cancer treatment, can be eased through the incorporation of palliative medicine into the patient's care plan.

Menos Riesgo Renal Con Nuevos Anticoagulantes Orales, Demuestra Estudio De Mayo Clinic

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic demostraron una vinculacion entre el tipo de anticoagulante que toma el paciente para evitar un accidente cerebrovascular y mas riesgo de deterioro de la funcion renal o de insuficiencia renal.

How Can I Manage My Diabetes?

Diabetes is a medical condition in which sugar or glucose levels build up in your bloodstream. Managing diabetes is a daily challenge to keep blood sugar levels in the desired range. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and keep your blood glucose in the healthy range.

Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy "Dash" Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults with High Blood Pressure

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure test -- especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings.

2017-18 Airline Food Study

There will more than 28.5 million passengers traveling during the 12-day Thanksgiving season according to Airlines for America (A4A). Knowing what are the 'best' and 'worst' choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so Dr. Charles Platkin, the director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and editor of Show More Summary

Climate Adaptation: From Iowa to Guam, WCS Announces $2.5 Million in Awards to 12 Conservation Orgs Across US

Through its award-winning Climate Adaptation Fund, WCS has announced 12 new grants to nonprofit organizations exploring and implementing new methods for helping America's wildlife and people adapt to rapidly shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.

Emerging Microtechnologies and Automated Systems for Rapid Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

A review article in the December 2017 issue of SLAS Technology provides important information for life sciences and technology professionals in academia and industry and members of the general public who are interested in antibioticShow More Summary

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