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Tri-Regulator Collaborative Releases Position Statements Addressing Electronic Health Records, Practitioner Burnout

The Tri-Regulator Collaborative, which represents the governing boards of the three organizations representing the state boards that license physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists – the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) – have drafted and approved two position statements that highlight the organizations’ shared commitment to protecting public health as well as the common issues faced by the three groups.

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CPRIT Awards $34M to UTSW for Cancer Research, Recruitment

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.

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FSMB Releases Free Online Education Module for Medical Students and Residents

The FSMB is committed to assisting member medical and osteopathic boards in their educational outreach efforts to medical students and residents. The FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation has designed a series of modules on various aspects of medical regulation to inform future licensed physicians.

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Mental Health, Trauma, Anxiety, Natural Disasters, Ut Southwestern

Coping with Mental Anxiety From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

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Communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will spend years recovering from the destruction left in the storms’ wake.

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Combination Immunotherapy Improves Kidney Cancer Survival

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A combination immunotherapy treatment showed better overall survival in patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma than current therapy, according to results from a phase 3 clinical trial presented at a symposium for medical oncology in Spain.

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Body Clock, Gut Bacteria, Fat, Body Fat, Body Composition, Ut Southwestern

Researchers Find That Body Clock, Gut Microbiota Work Together to Pack on the Pounds

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UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body’s circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.

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Heart Disease, Cardiology, Family History, heart attacks, Research, Ut Southwestern

South Asians with Family History of Heart Disease at Greater Risk

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New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists shows that people of South Asian descent with a family history of coronary heart disease are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium buildup in their arteries – an indicator of higher risk for heart attacks.

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Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Colon Cancer, screening colonoscopy, Patient Care, Ut Southwestern

Letters, FIT Kits Can Triple Colon Cancer Screening Rates

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Sending a letter and, in some cases, a simple mail-in kit tripled colon cancer screening completion among low-income adults, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center report this week in JAMA.

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Diabetes Research, Diabetes, Research, Type 2 Diabetes, Ut Southwestern, Basic Science

International Award Honors UT Southwestern Scientist for Diabetes Research

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Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern, will receive the 2017 EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence in recognition of his research that explains the relationship between body fat and type 2 diabetes.

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12 Years After Fleeing Katrina, Family Displaced by Harvey Seeks New Life in Dallas.

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Flooded homes. People stranded on roofs. Rescue boats patrolling neighborhoods. Ashley Aples saw the chaos and panic engulf Houston in just a few days, and he knew from experience it was time to flee.







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