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Window of Time for Helping Stroke Victims May be Longer than Previously Thought

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(Science Daily) According to a recent article published in Science Daily, new research has found that the procedure of using stent retrievers to remove blood clots from stroke patients has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke. Current professional guidelines recommend that  stent retrievers be used within six hours for people to […]

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Mayo Clinic Identifies Solutions for Physician Burnout

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(Mayo Clinic) According to a recent article published in mayoclinic.org, researchers have identified some solutions that are being used to prevent or lessen physician burnout around the world. The Mayo Clinic findings show that some of the approaches being used are effective and making a difference.

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Computer Simulations at Rice University Explore Beginning Stages of Alzheimer’s

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(MedicalExpress.com) According to a recent article published in Medical Express, a team of Rice University researchers built computer simulations of common amyloid beta proteins to see what their energy landscapes reveal about the formation of plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease starts by the aggregation of amyloid beta proteins. Amyloid beta (Aβ or Abeta) […]

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Reducing ApoE Protein in the Brain May Be a Viable Future Treatment Option for Alzheimer’s

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(Eurekalert) According to a recent article published in Eurekalert, a protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s (apolipoprotein E) can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics targeting this protein would have detrimental side effects.

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Attributed to Accumulation of Several Disease Processes in the Brain

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(Science Daily) According to an article published in Science Daily, a recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain known as TDP-43 (hyperphosphorylated transactive response DNA-binding protein 43) might play a bigger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously thought, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

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Doll Therapy May Help to Ease Anxiety Among Dementia Patients

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(Kaiser Health News) According to a recent article published in Kaiser Health News, nursing homes and other senior care and memory care facilities across the country are using a technique called doll therapy to ease anxiety among their residents with dementia. Although the practice is not without controversy, many senior care providers and experts say […]

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Obesity Gene Not A Factor in Ability to Lose Weight

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(HealthDay) – According to data from several studies which were reported in HealthDay, people with the FTO gene (obesity gene) have the same ability to lose weight as those without the gene. According to the research, the obesity gene does not impact people’s ability to shed pounds through diet, exercise and weight-loss medications.

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CDC Pumps in $2.5 Million to Help Speed Up Zika Diagnosis Process

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(Miami Herald) According to a recent article published in the Miami Herald, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it had purchased about $2.5 million in laboratory resources to expand access to Zika testing and reduce wait times for results in several states, including Florida where the Zika virus poses one of the […]

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More Americans Using Prescription Pain Killers than Tabacco

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(Washington Post) According to a recent federal study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 1 in 3 American adults (35 percent) were given painkiller prescriptions by medical providers last year, making prescription pain medication more widely used in the US than tobacco. 

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Ninety-Six Percent of Hospitals Nationwide Have Adopted an EHR

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(Becker’s Hospital Review) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reported that 96% of hospitals across the US are using EHR. And 49 states have at least 81 percent of hospitals using EHRs.   Regarding the ability to exchanging summary of care records with outside providers, the percentage drops to 76 percent of hospitals nationwide having […]

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Big Data to Drive Innovation in Healthcare

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(Health IT Analytics) According to a recent Silicon Valley Bank survey, which polled 122 health IT company founders, executives, and investors – big data will continue to be a primary driver of innovation in the healthcare industry, but may run into adoption challenges and regulatory hurdles in the near future. 

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Malnutrition Impact on U.S Healthcare Costs Staggering

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(Reuters) According to a recent study conducted by Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition division and the University of Illinois, “the United States could save a minimum $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed”. The study found that one in three patients who arrive at a U.S.-hospital suffer from malnutrition. An […]