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WVU Researcher Uses Photography to Analyze Food Access Among Rural Seniors

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Lauri Andress, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, is working to disrupt the current model for how seniors in rural Appalachia access healthy food.

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A Call to Action to Decrease Maternal Mortality Rates

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A campaign by Rutgers University and the Tara Hansen Foundation prompts New Jersey to designate January 23 of each year as Maternal Health Awareness Day

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UC San Diego Health and Eisenhower Health Affiliation Expands Cancer Services in Coachella Valley

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UC San Diego Health and Eisenhower Health signed a five-year affiliation agreement to expand cancer services for residents of Coachella Valley. Starting in January 2018, as a member of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Network, patients of Eisenhower Health will have enhanced access to world-class cancer care, both at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center and at UC San Diego Health.

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Researchers Map Druggable Genomic Targets in Evolving Malaria Parasite

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the country and around the world, have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum — protozoan pathogens that cause malaria — that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds.

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Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Midwives at MedStar Washington Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience for their maternity patients.

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Discovery Suggests New Strategy for Attacking High- Profile but Elusive Target in Cancer

A discovery by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presents drug developers with an entirely new tack in targeting one of the most-wanted molecular culprits in cancer.

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La Mayoría De Los Pacientes Con Enfermedad Desconocida De La MéDula Espinal Reciben Diagnóstico Específico Más Adelante, Revela Estudio

Un estudio de los investigadores de Mayo Clinic descubrió que la mayoría de los pacientes en quienes se sospecha una inflamación de causa desconocida de la médula espinal reciben otro diagnóstico específico. El estudio se publicó en Neurology.

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Researchers Demonstrate RAS Dimers Are Essential for Cancer

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Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown that RAS molecules act in pairs, known as dimers, to cause cancer, findings that could help guide them to a treatment.

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Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

A new article publishing in the forthcoming volume of the Annual Review of Public Health focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation, with alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes emerging as a promising avenue for people who want to quit smoking.

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Patient Education Brochure Provides Low-Cost Solution to Avoid Diversion of Unused Opioids after Surgery

A new patient education brochure that describes safe disposal practices of unused pain pills can be a low-cost and effective way of getting patients to properly dispose of their leftover medications.







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