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The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).

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Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S. Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial differences brought to light in the new movie, "Wonder."

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The Medical Minute: Safety Tips for Hunters of All Ages

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With rifle deer season around the corner in Pennsylvania, thousands of hunters – of all ages – are preparing to head into the woods. Falls from tree stands continue to be a common hunting accident, yet can sometimes be overlooked – for example, when hunting safety courses focus on firearms.

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What Nurses Need to Know: Pain Research

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Johns Hopkins Nursing researcher Janiece Taylor lets frustration drive her instead of holding her back. She has learned that it doesn't hurt to try something new.

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Anti-Malaria Drug Shows Promise as Zika Virus Treatment

California researchers have discovered that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus. The drug, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. The research was published today in Scientific Reports.

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Novel Therapeutic Target Discovered for Estrogen Receptor Positive (ER+) Breast Cancer

Mount Sinai researchers identify new protein in a common subtype of breast cancer which can potentially offer more effective therapies for the future

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How to Prepare for Big Thanksgiving Meals

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New Shoe Makes Running 4 Percent More Efficient, Sub-2-Hour Marathon Possible, Study Confirms

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoe’s name, confirming that the shoes reduce the amount of energy used to run by 4 percent.

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A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors.







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