Month: October 2021

Andrew C. Glatz, MD, an internationally recognized expert in pediatric interventional cardiology, has been selected to lead the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also will become the Louis Larrick Ward Professor of Pediatrics and treat patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
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One year into offering the first long-acting injectable HIV treatment to his patients, Jonathan Angel, MD, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, reported that 15 of the 21 of patients who started on the regimen are still taking it, all with viral suppression. Those who weren’t cited
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A simple stomach bug could do a lot of damage. There are 100 million neurons scattered along the gastrointestinal tract-;directly in the line of fire-;that can be stamped out by gut infections, potentially leading to long-term GI disease. But there may be an upside to enteric infection. A new study finds that mice infected with
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President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Antonio Masiello | Getty Images News | Getty Images A $1.75 trillion social and climate spending framework Democrats unveiled Thursday would reform the health-care market in several ways, expanding access and reducing costs for millions of Americans. Chiefly, the proposal would expand subsidies available for
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Most U.S. medical professionals who treat patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) appear to have adjusted drug regimens during the pandemic’s early months to lower the risk of COVID-19 infection. But they actually didn’t need to make changes then — or now. These
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Posted on October 29, 2021 by Admin There are many articles and even entire books devoted to helping you enjoy your retirement. While the specific guidance they offer for active senior living varies, they generally have these two points in common: the importance of relationships and of finding purpose in daily life.   At Atria, our vibrant senior living communities provide daily opportunities for the kind of meaningful connection and expanded learning that support creating a purposeful life. These topics are discussed in our Next Chapter series, which explores how residents are making the
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There are two parts to good ‘mental wealth’: financial resilience, and financial wellbeing. When we talk about personal resilience, it’s about whether we have enough shock in our systems to prepare us for unexpected ‘bumps in the road’, and the same is true for our finances. Financial resilience is being able to deal with setbacks:
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ORLANDO, FL — An updated consensus guideline on routine clinical use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been released collaboratively by three international expert groups. The guideline represents a collaboration between the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the European-based Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MAGNIMS), and North American Imaging
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During the first year of the pandemic, ‘lockdowns’ were a common public health strategy to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This disruption to daily life may have both long-term positive and negative consequences for individuals. A recent article – ‘Understanding changes to children’s connection to nature during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for
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A demonstrator holds up an abortion flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Abortion and guns are front and center as
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When given cash with no strings attached, low- and middle-income parents increased their spending on their children, according to Washington State University research. The study, published in the journal Social Forces, also found that the additional funding had little impact on child-related expenditures of high-income parents. For the study, WSU sociologist Mariana Amorim analyzed spending
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with ofatumumab (Kesimpta) in an open-label extension study had non-serious cases of COVID-19 and recovered relatively quickly, researchers reported. Of 139 relapsing-remitting MS patients with COVID-19 in the ALITHIOS study, 94% had mild or moderate cases and 96% recovered within 20 days, reported Anne Cross, MD, of Washington University in
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Between the years of 1990 and 2000, terrible atrocities were committed against women in Peru. President at the time Alberto Fujimori was at the heart of a campaign to sterilize women as a form of extreme birth control. According to records from the Peruvian Ministry of Reproductive Health and Family Planning, more than 270,000 Indigenous
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The Comprehensive Spending Review has set out the Government’s spending plans for the next three years, including a boost in health research investment. But what do these plans mean for our research community and its work? In his speech, the Chancellor stressed the importance of research and innovation, including the life sciences, and his announcements
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Lung cancer screening reduces mortality, but patient adherence to screening intervals is suboptimal in the United States, according to a review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. “Lung cancer screening is effective in reducing mortality, particularly when patients adhere to follow-up recommendations standardized by the Lung CT Screening Reporting & Data System
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