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Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

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Dangerous Superbug Spreading in US Hospitals

Bacteria may be spreading more stealthily than existing surveillance can detect. Researchers from Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT found that the class of bacteria, CREs

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Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round

New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition

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Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.

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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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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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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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Quick SOFA Score Predicts In-Hospital Mortality Risk | Feature

Greater prognostic accuracy than SIRS, severe sepsis for patients with suspected infection

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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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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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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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Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria More Problematic Than Thought | Feature

Study of four U.S. hospitals found wide variety of species resistant to antibiotics of last resort

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Syphilis Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients on Antiretrovirals | Feature

Medications may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease

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Physician Excess Charges Create Financial Burden for Patients | Feature

Fees affect uninsured Americans, privately insured patients who use out-of-network physicians

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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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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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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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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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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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