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Vanderbilt Experts Offer Advice for Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween's most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents--food allergies

University Researchers Find Bat Influenza Viruses Unlikely to Pose a Threat to Human Health

Kansas State University veterinary researchers collaborated on a study that shows the bat influence virus poses a low risk to humans.

Should I Eat Shrimp?

20 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Welcome to Should I Eat This?—our weekly poll of five experts who answer nutrition questions that gnaw at you. 5/5 experts say yes. The lure of garlicky sautéed shrimp is hard to resist, and if you’re having these five experts over for dinner, there’s no need to try. Shrimp fans abound in this group. “Shrimp…

Lung Cancer Patients with Minimally Invasive Adenocarcinoma Have Comparable 97.7 Percent Five-Year Survival Rate as Patients with Adenocarcinoma in-situ

Lung cancer patients with minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA) have similar, positive five-year disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) rates as patients with adenocarcinoma in-situ (AIS), according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.

30% of U.S. Shrimp Is Misrepresented, Study Says

20 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Labels like "wild" and "Gulf" are often inaccurate

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to cities, states and local community-based organizations, funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. This funding will ensure that more than half a million people living with and affected by HIV...

"I Remember Better When I Paint" Scheduled to Appear Nationwide on PBS

By Max WallackAlzheimer's Reading Room I Remember Better When I Paint: Art and Alzheimer's: Opening Doors, Making Connections The article below first appeared on the Alzheimer's Reading Room in January of 2010. It was in response toShow More Summary

Are You Sacrificing Your Health?

There’s that saying people throw out when a hypothetical situation is profoundly unappealing or flat-out unconscionable to them – “Not for a million dollars…”. Not for a million dollars. Not for ten million. Not for…what? Think for a second and identify the most important, precious, valuable principles and priorities that you wouldn’t sacrifice for anything […]

Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

21 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

Do You Know How to Climb a Chimney?

If not, watch the 90 second video to learn: Many of the routes in Red Rock Canyon have chimneys that you need to climb to reach the peak.

Mapi Appoints Charles Makin to Lead North America Health Economics & Outcomes Research Team

Mapi, a global leader in Real-World Evidence, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, Epidemiology and Patient-Centered Research solutions, strengthens its North American team with the appointment of Charles Makin as Vice President, HEOR and Strategic Market Access.

You Made Me HAPPY Today

I am sharing (with permission) a recent story in one of our mom's groups about a situation she was recently in with her daughter. Herein, you will find the card in question, and the response of what mom sent to her child's teacher. I...Show More Summary

100MoN: Winner of the Iowa County Gravel Grinder In the Dead of Night Division

22 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: Today’s 100 Miles of Nowhere race report comes to you courtesy of Martin B, who first caught my attention when he posted this shot of himself on Twitter as he was riding Ragbrai, on a fat bike: Clearly, this is a man to be reckoned with. Plus I like his choice in [...]

Quiz: Are You Having a Boy or a Girl?

Post by Suzanne Murray. Congratulations, you're pregnant! And the one burning question on your (and everyone else's) mind is whether you're having a boy or a girl. No need to wait until that 20-week ultrasound; we've talked to some Old Wives (they're the experts on this kind of thing) and we've got the answer you've been waiting for right here. Show More Summary

5 Steps to stay covered through the Marketplace in 2015

Did you know that if you bought a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, you can renew your current plan or enroll in a different plan for 2015? There may be new, more affordable health care plans available to you that weren’t an option last year, or you may find another...

How Lean dies

This story was recently related to me about a hospital in which the Lean process improvement philosophy was adopted, with strong support and encouragement by the CEO. Over several years, it resulted in a significant cultural change in...Show More Summary

Researchers Discover Possible Cause of Common Dementia, Opening Avenues for Treatment

Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre have potentially discovered a major cause of dementia. In this type of dementia, there is damage to the white matter (nerve fibres) of the brain apparent on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of older individuals.

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine in Maine

22 hours agoHealth : Healthland

"I'm not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it's not science-based"

Lou Gehrig's Disease Study: Renewing Brain's Aging Support Cells May Help Neurons Survive

Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks muscle-controlling nerve cells - motor neurons - in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. Patients typically survive only three to five years after diagnosis. Show More Summary

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