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Genetic Testing for Diabetes

IntroductionGene identification in genetic testingImportance of genetic testingCompanies developing new diabetes technologiesReferencesFurther reading Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) is one […]

Guidance for diagnosing and managing migraine

Migraine is a major cause of disability, affecting about 12% of people. A 2-part series published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) on diagnosing and managing the condition with both acute and preventive therapy provides guidance for clinicians. https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.211969. "The goal of treatment of migraine attacks is to provide rapid relief from pain and other migraine-related symptoms, to restore patient […]

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Children and teens aren’t doing enough physical activity: New study sounds a health warning

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. It’s also associated with chronic illness and disability. Recent research estimates that the world could see close to half a billion new cases of major chronic diseases by 2030 if people don’t get more active. Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many chronic diseases. Popular ways to be […]

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Experimental vaccine against Marburg virus shows promise in first-in-human clinical trial

A newly published paper in The Lancet shows that an experimental vaccine against Marburg virus (MARV) was safe and induced an immune response in a small, first-in-human clinical trial. The vaccine, developed by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, could someday be an important tool to respond to […]

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Many Patients Don’t Receive Indicated Targeted NSCLC Therapy

About one third of Medicaid patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are not receiving indicated targeted therapy, a new analysis suggests. Researchers found that the rates of targeted therapy use among those with EGFR– and ALK alterations varied widely across US states in 2020 and 2021, with only 18% of eligible Medicaid patients in Arkansas receiving appropriate targeted […]

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Walmart, CVS Health Adjust Pharmacy Hours Amid Labor Crunch

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Friday it would adjust working hours for its U.S. pharmacy team and implement it nationwide in 4,600 locations, with drugstore operator CVS Health Corp doing the same for about two-thirds of its retail pharmacies, amid a tight labor market. The United States has been experiencing a nationwide labor shortage since the COVID-19 pandemic which […]

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Would YOU accept less anesthetic to save the planet?

Would YOU accept less anesthetic during surgery to save the planet? Doctors say it could reduce world’s carbon footprint… by up to 0.1% Doctors at Henry Ford Health System are cutting back the use of anesthesia They say the gasses used in anesthesia are harmful for the environment FOR MOBILE USERS – CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR POLL  Researchers are […]

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Q and A: What is degenerative disk disease?

I’ve been struggling with back stiffness and pain for a long time, but it has gotten worse in the last few years. My doctor told me that I have degenerative disk disease. What exactly does that mean? Is it common and what can I do to feel better? ANSWER: Degenerative disk disease is a common cause of back pain. Our […]

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