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HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation's $78 billion opioid crisis.

Resolvin D-1 Limits Kidney Damage After Heart Attacks

Lingering inflammation after heart attack can lead heart failure. It can also claim another victim -- the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral damage in the kidneys, as tested in an animal model.

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Harris Health Awarded First-Ever Gold Workplace Health Achievement

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded Harris Health System its first-ever Gold level Workplace Health Achievement for creating and implementing successful health programs for employees in the workplace. This award echoes AHA's mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Medicare Patients Nationwide Will Get a Chance to Try Value-Based Insurance Idea

A health insurance concept born from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare across the United States, and allow them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart failure.

Study Finds Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid Correlate to Posture and Gait Difficulty in Parkinson's Disease

Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein (?-syn) are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study led by movement disorders experts at Rush University Medical Center has found.

Minimally Invasive Brain Implant Lessens Seizures

UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking medications, UC San Diego Health recently...Show More Summary

Latest Palliative Care Findings on Caregiver Depression, LGBT Partners, Moral Distress

Caregivers of patients with long critical illnesses experience high and persistent rates of depression. Losing a partner can be especially stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Resident physicians experience moral distress when they administer futile treatments at the end of life.

David A. Sola-Del Valle, M.D., Joins Mass. Eye and Ear Glaucoma Service

David A. Sola-Del Valle, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, has recently joined the Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D., FARVO, Receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein Award

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D., FARVO, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award

"Icebreaker" Protein Opens Genome for T Cell Development, Penn Researchers Find

Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing new therapies using epigenetic drugs to alter T-cell fate in cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.

Women Once Considered Low Risk for Heart Disease Shown to Have Evidence of Previous Heart Attack Scars

Women who complain about chest pain often are reassured by their doctors that there is no reason to worry because their angiograms show that the women don't have blockages in the major heart arteries, a primary cause of heart attacks in men. Show More Summary

Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Hospital Takes Patients with Cerebral Palsy on a Ski Trip

Some young people with cerebral palsy and other conditions exceeded their own expectations during a ski trip to Windham Mountain. The Adaptive Sports Academy at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery sponsored the trip for young patients who see doctors or physical therapists at the hospital.

Brain's Immune System is Key to Recovery from Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS Animal Model

Researchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is a protein that misfolds and accumulates in the motor areas of the brains of ALS patients. Show More Summary

Can Menstrual Cups Help Prevent Vaginal Infections?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will conduct a study to determine how the use of menstrual cups helps prevent vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections."One of the most common vaginal infections, bacterial...Show More Summary

Which Medications Work Best to Deal with Your Spring Allergies?

According to a new practice guideline from the Joint Taskforce on Practice Parameters, more medications aren't necessarily the way to go when treating spring allergies.

Survivors of Blood or Marrow Transplantation Are Likely to Experience Cognitive Impairment

Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Published by Noha Sharafeldin,...Show More Summary

Improving Family-Based Communication Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Adolescents

Studies have shown that talking with teens about sex-related topics is a positive parenting practice that facilitates important sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. But for LGBTQ youth, the topic of sexuality and sexual health is often ineffectively addressed at home.

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