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Upstate Medical University Partners with ENSPICE Children's Foundation to Address Nutritional Needs of Young Victims of Natural Disasters

Upstate Medical University and the Delbarton School will test the effectiveness of an ECF product to meet the required dietary allowance of nutrients for disaster victims in Ecuador, Haiti, and Africa.

Endocrine Society Applauds CMS Announcement on Therapeutic CGM Coverage Expansion

The Endocrine Society praised the decision to extend access to therapeutic continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to older Americans on intensive insulin therapy for diabetes.

Major Grant Accelerates Cancer Research

A $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensive multidisciplinary research effort that seeks to better understand how cancer cells reach an aggressive state and begin to damage surrounding tissue.

Study Finds Substance Abuse Significantly Increases Suicide Risk Among Veterans

A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan and the Department of Veteran Affairs has found that veterans with substance abuse problems are more likely to commit suicide than veterans who are not suffering from an addiction. The study, which was recently published in the journal Addiction, involved 4.4 million veterans and was conducted … Continued

Burn Major Calories With a 12-Minute Treadmill Sprint Workout

Many of us love having the option to get in a quick, powerful, explosive workout - without wasting time. If you don't have the luxury of an extra hour for your daily routine, try this 12-minute HIIT workout on the treadmill - with intense sprint intervals and some incline work, you'll get your whole body burning, fast. Show More Summary

Get Excited! The "Bleeding" Vegan Burger Is Likely Coming to a Restaurant Near You

In 2015, Impossible Foods announced their determined plan to roll out an entirely plant-based, lab-grown, vegan burger that looks, cooks, tastes, and feels like the real thing. Now, they seem to have delivered on that promise. The so-called...Show More Summary

Opioid abuse tied to higher suicide risk in veterans

While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests.

This humble scientist, a 'national treasure,' showed us how to understand birds

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Chandler Robbins was a rock star in the world of ornithology who worked with Rachel Carson, banded Wisdom the Albatross, and created a beloved field guide.

Swole Grandma Shows You How She Gets "Dem Abs"

So like... Debbie here has 17 bodybuilding titles. Who is Debbie, you might ask? Debbie Crall, the 61-year-old woman behind "Muscles & Mascara," is an NASM-certified personal trainer. "Started working out in 1981 and I haven't stopped!" she says in her Facebook bio - and she's really sticking to that statement. Show More Summary

Novo Nordisk and CVS Partner to Offer $25 Insulin

CVS Health has launched their Reduced Rx Savings Program and Novo Nordisk is participating by helping make some of their insulin more affordable. This prescription savings program will give discounts on certain medications and is intended to help patients who have either a high deductible cost to deal with or those who don’t have insurance […]

GOP tactic to end essential health benefits could cause turmoil for insurers

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Federal requirement would not go away. Instead, states would decide which benefits must be included for consumers to be able to use new tax credits.

Why Women on Twitter Are Sharing Pictures of Their Glorious Thick Thighs

In recent years, Twitter has served as a body-positive platform for people to celebrate the physical characteristics that make them unique. In 2016, one popular hashtag, #ThighsForJeaux, inspired countless users to flaunt their thighs. Show More Summary

‘Low content’ claims on food labels may confuse consumers

Food labels that say ‘low salt’ or ‘no fat’ may be misleading, suggests a new study.

How to Turn a Spinach Leaf into Beating Heart Tissue

That spinach on your plate deserves more credit. Not only is it packed with folic acid and other health benefits, it could also help scientists regenerate human tissue. It’s Alive! One of the biggest obstacles in the field of organ regeneration is scaling up production from tiny samples in a petri dish to full-fledged organs. Show More Summary

It Gets Better

As I contemplate turning 52 a few weeks ago, I thought of what I would say to my younger self that could sustain me for my life to come. What I found is really simple yet very valuable. Read more...

New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology

(Rush University Medical Center) Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology...Show More Summary

NCCN Foundation Board Names New Leadership

Gena Cook, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Navigating Cancer, and Heather Kopecky, PhD, MBA, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry, have been named Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors.

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