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Friday Jul 25 | Monterey County Herald

Ask Dr. K: Watch out for excess butter, sugar and salt when eating out

Q I travel regularly for work, so I have to eat out a lot. Could you give me some strategies to make restaurant meals healthier? A Eating out can ruin even the healthiest diets.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Fast Food, Nutrition, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Friday Jul 25 | Bangor Daily News

Donor, recipient in lifesaving kidney transplant to run together in Beach to Beacon race

Last August, when Patty Blankenship ran the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race , Daavid Swift watched from the sidelines.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Portland, ME, South Portland, ME, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Freeport, ME

Friday Jul 25 | EurekAlert!

Clearing cells to prevent cervical cancer

A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

Brigham & Women's To Offer Laughing Gas To Laboring Moms

Soon there will another option to relieve the pain of childbirth at one local hospital.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Jul 23, 2014

AlertNet

Over 10 million U.S. adults gain coverage under Obamacare -study

An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

CE News

EH&E and Brigham and Women's Hospital win IFMA Excellence Award for advancing fire, life safety in construction practices

NEEDHAM, Mass. EH&E, a provider of environmental and engineering consulting services, has won the 2014 IFMA Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability for a joint project conducted with Brigham and Women's Hospital .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Needham, MA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Scientists discover new way to make human platelets

Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Hematology

Medical News Today

The cardiovascular benefit of aspirin may be modified by genetic variations

Aspirin is the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

NutraIngredients-USA

'Reassuring': Harvard's large-scale randomized trial in men...

Vitamin E supplements did not affect cancer risk, says the new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin C may offer some colorectal benefits, according to a new analysis from Harvard researchers.

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Related Topix: Vitamin C, Supplement, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Colorectal Health, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition, Centrum, Theragran, Vi-Daylin

Government Executive

Is There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals?

Last July, Stephanie Shine waited an agonizing 18 hours before she could see and touch her baby for the first time.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Cambridge, MA

Applied Clinical Trials

Celsion Corporation Announces $1 Million NIH, NIBIB - Career...

The grant will support preclinical studies evaluating ThermoDox , the Company's heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, in combination with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound , for the treatment of brain tumors.

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Related Topix: Celsion, Biotech, Oncology, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Doxorubicin (generic), Adriamycin, Doxil, Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer

Surgical Products

Scientists Successfully Generate Human Platelets

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Hematology

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical News

Common genetic variation in gene may modify cardiovascular benefit of aspirin

Aspirin is the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular disease .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014

CBS Local

Brigham Clinical Trial Using CAT Scan In Operating Room To Better Target Tumors

Donna Durell, 59, from New Hampshire was told she had a small lung nodule, found incidentally on a CT scan.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Lung Cancer

EurekAlert!

Genetic variations may modify cardiovascular benefit of aspirin

Aspirin is the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Medical News Today

Gut bacteria changes may predict infection and inflammation

One of the most surprising revelations about human biology to emerge in recent years is that the microbes in our gut vastly outnumber our body's own cells.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics, Crohn's Disease

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Circulation

Left Atrial Passive Emptying Function Determined by Cardiac Magnetic...

From the Division of Aging, Department of Medicine , Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine , and Department of Radiology , Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology , Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Health Data Management

Progress Slow for FDA Surveillance System

The Food and Drug Administration's active surveillance system designed to search health data to uncover adverse safety events for newly approved drugs is coming under fire from critics who say that progress is coming too slowly.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Care Policy, Health, Medicine, Pharmacology, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Boston.com

Boston Hospitals in Top 10 on US News Honor Roll

US News and World Report today released their 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings. Boston-based hospitals, which have historically done well in this annual list, took two of the 17 spots on the coveted Honor Roll list.

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Related Topix: Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Best of 2007, Rochester, MN, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

HON

Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color

Generic drugs used for heart disease commonly get makeovers that change their shape or color -- and that may prompt some patients to stop using them, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

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