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coronary-heart-artery-arteries

Soft Robotic Sleeve Helps the Heart Beat

The device attaches directly around the heart. Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps

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burnout-flame-fire-match-hot

The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Maternal Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy May be Related to Babies’ Sex | Feature

American Journal of Hypertension suggests blood pressure could determine if you will have a boy or girl. The possibility of predicting the sex of the baby in

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Metabolic-Syndrome

Millions of People with Metabolic Syndrome May Need More Vitamin E | Feature

Surveys estimate that 92% of men, 96% of women in the U.S. fail to get an adequate daily intake of vitamin E. New research has shown that

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PreopStatins-AAA-Repair-Feature

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention | Feature

The link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential. World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical

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diabetes-prevalence-trends_feature

Recent Trends in Triglycerides | Feature

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

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Cannonball-Cartoon

Cartoon Caption Contest! | Feature

Automatically receive a $5 Starbucks gift card by emailing your caption to michelle.mckenna@physweekly.com! Check out what your colleagues have submitted so far and join in! Captions: “As

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smoking-smoke-cigarettes

Study: How Much Does Smoking Really Cost? | Feature

Americans collectively spend more than $300 billion on cigarettes. Not only is smoking bad for your health, but it’s burning a hole through your wallet as well.

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ED-PatientViews-PainCare-Feature

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health | Feature

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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malaria

Malaria Infection Depends on Number of Parasites, Not Number of Mosquito Bites | Feature

For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection. The new findings, from scientists

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smart watch

Wearable Biosensors Can Flag Illness, Lyme Disease, Risk for Diabetes | Feature

A new study reveals your smart watch can detect when you’re getting sick. Stanford researchers found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag

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Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death from Five Leading Causes | Feature

Demographic, environmental, economic, social factors might be key to difference. A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from

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How Stress May Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke | Feature

Heightened activity in the amygdala is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. While more research and larger studies are needed to confirm the

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tick-lyme-disease

Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South | Feature

Heat and the humidity play an important role with Lyme Disease. Lyme disease sickens an estimated 300,000 Americans a year, according to the US Centers for Disease

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ED-PatientViews-PainCare-Feature

Chronic Pain & Mental Health | Feature

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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strategy-decreasing-fluimpact-feature

Sudden Drop in Temperature Increases Risk of Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Researchers discover more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. According to calculations, a cold week with an average temperature below zero degree Celsius

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doc_patient7242

CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | News Brief

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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hiv-aids-blood-test

CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough | News Brief

Current standards could miss some people who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a measure that has proven to be highly effective

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low-back-pain

Weather Plays No Part in Aches and Pains | News Brief

Studies disprove a long-standing opinion on cold weather and pain. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said: “The belief that pain and inclement

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HIV-infect-cell

What Does it Take for an AIDS Virus to Infect a Person? | News Brief

Study identifies characteristics of HIV-1 strains that mediate sexual transmission. Upon sexual exposure, the AIDS virus must overcome some mighty barriers to find the right target cell

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