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April 01, 2015

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8:42 PM | Ready or Not: Here Come the Data
Michael W. Painter of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asks if you are ready for the data explosion in health care, and announces the release of the Foundation’s Data for Health Advisory Committee report. You are aware that your devices … Continue reading »The post Ready or Not: Here Come the Data appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
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8:01 PM | California SB 277 vaccine legislation protects children
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA), is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines (generally, but sometimes moving to other areas of medicine), social policy and the law. Her articles usually unwind the complexities of legal … […]
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4:27 PM | What a great way to start the day
I came across this video on YouTube of what must be the most huggable kitty:
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3:20 PM | Fatherhood and the Biology of Infant Care Behavior
Early positive parental-infant attachment provides a key developmental advantage.The maternal-infant dyad has received the most research attention. However, fathers also can play an important role in infant development. An increasing number of studies focus on the biology of fatherhood and infant care behavior.Ilanit Gordon along with colleagues in Israel and the United States examined the role of two central neuropeptides in paternal behavior during the first six months of infancy.In their […]
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2:46 PM | EID Journal: The Transmission Potential Of A(H7N9) In China
    # 9892   Whether you cast your gaze towards Egypt (H5N1), or China (H7N9), recent outbreaks of avian flu among humans continue to raise concerns over their pandemic potential.  Neither virus has demonstrated an ability to spread efficiently from human-to-human, but both continue to get fresh opportunities to try to figure us out. Last month, in WHO: H5 Currently The Most Obvious Avian Flu Threat, the World Health Organization – while not ignoring […]
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1:56 PM | New Method of Identifying Pathological DNA Mutations
Scientists from the A*STAR Genome Institute of Singapore have devised a new way to detect mutations that lead to disease. ...
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1:50 PM | Making Medical Research Mobile
In the laundry list of things you can do with a few swipes or taps of your finger – create a grocery list, conduct banking transactions, and track your daily workout – researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine are partnering with software developers to help create mobile apps aimed...
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1:06 PM | Chronic Interactions #ExpBio
A number of disorders plague us as we age. Blood pressure rises with age, and increasingly so do blood glucose levels. Some argue that hypertension is a component of type 2 diabetes, but other times it precedes the hyperglycemia. Clinically, it is often difficult to sort out consequences of hyperglycemia and hypertension in the kidney. […]
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11:57 AM | Update on the Tobinick Lawsuit
Last year Edward Tobinick sued the Society for Science-Based Medicine, SGU Productions (the producers of the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast), Yale University, and me personally for libel and (of all things) false advertising. I am frequently asked how the suit is going so here is an update. Background The lawsuit involved an article […]
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11:55 AM | USGS: Alaska - A Hotspot For Eurasian Avian Flu Introductions
  # 9891   Although the arrival of HPAI H5 viruses of Eurasian origin to North America this winter was met with surprise, it wasn’t a completely unexpected event.  For years we’ve watched as the USGS and  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska have worked to test and track bird migrations and the avian influenza viruses they carry.   In 2008, in USGS: Genetic Evidence Of The Movement Of Avian Influenza Viruses From Asia To North America, […]
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11:00 AM | Who Needs Another Self-Help Series?
In 2012 an estimated 43.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the U.S. suffered from a mental illness (NIMH). That’s 18.6% of all American adults – an astonishing figure. Mental health issues are increasingly affecting both people’s professional and personal lives, but the 24/7 society we live in – in which we’re expected to […]
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10:35 AM | CIDRAP On The Lancet EV-D68 Analysis
CDC EV-D68 Fact Sheet   # 9890   In August of last year, a seldom seen (at least, in North America) non-polio enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) appeared in America’s Midwest and quickly spread across the nation, causing a wide spectrum of respiratory illness, predominantly in young children and adolescents (see Kansas City Outbreak Identified As HEV 68).   At roughly the same time, a coincident rise in cases of neurological illness with AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) or […]
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8:00 AM | The London Research Institute: leading global cancer research for more than a century
Explore the pivotal moments in cancer research that took place at the London Research Institute and have led us to where we are today.
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7:30 AM | Public Engagement Events Listing – April 2015
Forget about DIY over the bank holiday weekend and get yourself out to one of our public engagement events around the country. We’ve got exhibitions, installations, dance, film and more to give you an excuse to put down the paintbrush and get out of the house. Looking for something to keep the kids entertained during […]
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6:14 AM | 2015 Experimental Biology – Day 3
Monday was a great day for comparative physiology at EB! I saw several highly notable posters and seminars that I would like to share with you: Catherine Ivy, graduate student at McMaster University compared deer mice that were raised at high altitudes versus those raised at lower altitudes and found that the ancestry of the…
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1:30 AM | Themed Issues of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Published from Year 2007 to 2015
Are you interested to know more about paediatric prescribing? What about the future of antimicrobials? We have compiled the themed issues of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published from Year 2007 to Year 2015 for your reviews. The free access is valid only for 60 days. Access it now and share the good news […] The post Themed Issues of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Published from Year 2007 to 2015 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:04 AM | Cancer Drug Restores Memory in Alzheimer’s Mice
ByThe Toombst A new study finds that a new cancer drug restores memory in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of progressive dementia affecting more than 10% of Americans over the age of 65. It’s predicted that the disease will affect more than 3 million people aged 85 and older in the coming decades. Even more disappointing is the fact that so many trials for new drugs to treat the disease fail. Between 2002 and 2013 413 drug trials were […]

March 31, 2015

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9:53 PM | Media Report: HPAI H5N2 In Montana Falcon
# 8989   Although I’ve not yet found an official source, The Missoulian is reporting that a captive gyrfalcon in Columbia Falls (Northwest Montana, very near the Canadian border) has died from HPAI H5N2 after being fed a wild duck. Montana becomes the 12th state to report the detection of HPAI H5 this winter. The bird that died was owned by a falconer who owns roughly 50 other birds, all of which will be tested for the virus.   First a brief excerpt from a […]
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6:39 PM | CDC recommends new Gardasil cancer prevention vaccine
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle. As I wrote a few weeks ago, there are limited ways to prevent cancers. There are no magical panaceas that prevent any of the 250 or so cancers. There are no magical supplements or pills. Smoking weed is not going to help. There are just a few ways to prevent cancers–stop smoking, stay out of … Continue reading CDC recommends new Gardasil cancer prevention vaccine →Continue reading «CDC recommends new […]
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5:11 PM | More Questions About Kidney Loss #ExpBio
Every day many people in the world volunteer to lose a kidney. It may be to cure a condition, but more often they give a healthy organ for transplantation to someone with permanent kidney failure. In general, kidney donors who have been carefully screened seem to have little kidney morbidity over the long-term. What are […]
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4:19 PM | Genetics: Risk or destiny?
Genetics: Risk or destiny?Una buena infografía para público general sobre genética y riesgos de enfermedad.
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4:06 PM | Face to Face with Humanism in Medicine
It was the boy who was unable to speak who ended up teaching me the most. I was seeing patients in the epilepsy clinic at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore during my neurology rotation as part of my fourth-year training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The attending physician with whom I was working, an [...]
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3:10 PM | Debi’s Desk: Update from March Leadership Forum
Hello everyone and welcome to the March issue of At the Forefront: Nursing Edition. I want to use this column to relay some of the information that I, along with Dr. Michael Howell, University of Chicago Medicine’s Associate Chief Medical Officer, recently presented. Our talk was entitled: High-Reliability Healthcare: Moving from Theory to Practice at UCM. It’s contained here in the entire deck from the forum, which also includes highlights of coming events, and some important […]
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3:08 PM | Nurses Critical to Success of Comer’s Fresh Start Surgery Weekend
On Saturday, Feb. 28, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital again joined forces with the Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation to offer free reconstructive surgeries to Chicago-area kids impacted by congenital deformities. More than 30 nurses participated in the third such weekend event.
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3:07 PM | Shared Governance Committee Focuses on Front-line Involvement in IT Projects
Launched in December 2014, CTIC is one of the newer committees recognized under the shared governance model. Its mission is to listen to the concerns of front-line nurses around new and existing technologies, and bring their voices and recommendations into the decision-making process.
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3:05 PM | APN Wins National Recognition from Society of Hospital Medicine
Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, FHM, has received the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Award in Excellence in Hospital Medicine for Non-Physicians, an honor that recognizes her national leadership among Advanced Practice Nurses in hospital medicine.
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3:02 PM | National Nurses Week Schedule May 6 – May 11
University of Chicago Medicine Nursing's schedule of events for National Nurses Week.
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3:01 PM | Daisy Award for February Plus Honorable Mentions
Every month, many of our nurses receive special notes of thanks from their patients for the outstanding compassionate work they do. but we can only chose one or two nurses to be Daisy Award recipients.
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3:01 PM | Call for Abstracts, Presentations, Scholarship
By Cynthia LaFond, PhD, RN, CCRN Manager for Nursing Research, Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research Call for Abstracts Submission of abstracts to local, national, and international conferences is an excellent way to showcase the work of University of Chicago Medicine nurses involved in innovative quality, evidence-based practice, and research initiatives. Participation in conferences also provides UCM nurses a window into the wider world of what is being done in their […]
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3:00 PM | Sexual Assault Victims’ Clothing Drive
The Mitchell Emergency Department Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are asking for your help for our sexual assault victims. The clothing of sexual assault victims is often collected for evidence and we often send them home with paper scrubs, gown or donated clothing from the local YWCA after the exam.
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