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Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie of SoCal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zach Behrens, 559-565-3131 (o) or 559-679-2866 (c) Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. — As the search for Robert “Bob” Woodie continues,...Show More Summary

Why Our 'Procrastinating' Brains Still Outperform Computers

Automated financial trading machines can make complex decisions in a thousandth of a second. A human being making a choice – however simple – can never be faster than about one-fifth of a second. Our reaction times are not only slowShow More Summary

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a "fake ID effect:" This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students who obtain and use false identification are at risk for negative outcomes. Show More Summary

New Media Guidelines for Kids Move Beyond Screen Time Limits

In our digital age, it's not uncommon to see a toddler on an iPad at the airport or a teenager at the mall fixated on a smartphone. To help families establish healthy habits for media use, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new media and screen time policies for children. Show More Summary

Mother and Baby Survive and Thrive Following Rare Open-Heart Surgery at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

New Mom's prognosis following rare heart surgery during pregnancy is excellent with daily dilligence

Impassioned Nursing Leader Normalynn Garrett Chosen as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from San Antonio, Texas, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,400 nursing leaders who make up the academy. Show More Summary

Mother Donates a Piece of Her Liver to Save Her Baby

Shortly after Olivia Alva was born, doctors diagnosed her with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver that occurs in about 1 in every 15,000 babies. Olivia's mother, Patricia, became a living donor for her daughter by getting a portion of her liver removed to replace Olivia's diseased liver.

Nurse Anesthesia Expert Steve Alves Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

An expert in nurse anesthesia practice, education and policy, Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) where he will join more than 2,400 nursing leaders. Alves will be honored with 163 other inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN's annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers like Scott Forth are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.

The New Old Age: The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission

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The idea behind VSED is to peacefully speed up the process of dying, and doesn’t require a physician’s approval or a terminal diagnosis.

Is Hospice Care an After Thought in Dementia Care?

For many dying seniors Hospice care (palliative care) happens only as an afterthought. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I wonder how many dementia caregivers really understand Hospice? How many take the time to plan well in advance...Show More Summary

Georgetown Family Medicine Physician Named to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine has elected Andrew William Bazemore, MD, MPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as a lifetime member.

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development. They have been published in the journal "Science Immunology".

Sinosphere: She Asked Him to Stop Smoking. To China’s Shock, He Beat Her Instead.

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Chinese social media erupted in anger over the attack in an elevator, denouncing a lack of respect for women and a male-dominated smoking culture.

For Many Women with Endometrial Cancer, Innovative Treatment at NYU Lutheran Provides Hope

Endometrial cancer expert Ghadir Salame, MD, from NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn is helping women in the borough -- and beyond -- address this life-threatening issue through advanced treatment, including robotic-assisted surgery.

What Welcome Isn't ...

When we travel and there is a significant time change, we always come a day early to get into the 'zone.' The older we get the harder this is to do, I guess that's one of the things that comes with age. After having breakfast with our hosts, Joe and I set out to explore a bit of Whitehorse. Show More Summary

How to Lower Blood Sugar? Take a 10-Minute Walk After Meals, Study Says

Wondering how to lower blood sugar if you have Type 2 diabetes? Take a short walk right after your meals, say researchers... The post How to Lower Blood Sugar? Take a 10-Minute Walk After Meals, Study Says appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids, From Doctors

Pediatricians weigh in on a fraught issue facing parents today: How much screen time is OK? The American Academy of Pediatrics issues new guidelines.

New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A new compound, discovered jointly by international pharmaceutical company Servier, headquartered in France, and Vernalis (R&D), a company based in the UK, has been shown by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Servier to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers.

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) if We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy food because of their injury or illness...

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