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Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:00:00 EST

Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a "fake ID effect:" This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students who obtain and use false identification are at risk for negative outcomes. This study investigated the strength of the fake ID effect to determine whether having a fake ID is a signal of being at risk or it actually increases the likelihood that a student will suffer alcohol-related problems.(image)

New Media Guidelines for Kids Move Beyond Screen Time Limits

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:30:17 EST

In our digital age, it's not uncommon to see a toddler on an iPad at the airport or a teenager at the mall fixated on a smartphone. To help families establish healthy habits for media use, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new media and screen time policies for children. Co-authors of the policy, Drs. Megan Moreno and Dimitri Christakis of Seattle Children's Research Institute, share their insight.(image)

Mother and Baby Survive and Thrive Following Rare Open-Heart Surgery at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:05:30 EST

(image) New Mom's prognosis following rare heart surgery during pregnancy is excellent with daily dilligence(image)

Impassioned Nursing Leader Normalynn Garrett Chosen as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:05:48 EST

Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from San Antonio, Texas, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,400 nursing leaders who make up the academy. She will be honored with the other 163 inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN's annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.(image)

Mother Donates a Piece of Her Liver to Save Her Baby

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:05:30 EST

(image) Shortly after Olivia Alva was born, doctors diagnosed her with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver that occurs in about 1 in every 15,000 babies. Olivia's mother, Patricia, became a living donor for her daughter by getting a portion of her liver removed to replace Olivia's diseased liver.(image)

Nurse Anesthesia Expert Steve Alves Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:05:03 EST

(image) An expert in nurse anesthesia practice, education and policy, Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) where he will join more than 2,400 nursing leaders. Alves will be honored with 163 other inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN's annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.(image)

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:05:51 EST

Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers like Scott Forth are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.(image)

Georgetown Family Medicine Physician Named to National Academy of Medicine

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:05:09 EST

(image) The National Academy of Medicine has elected Andrew William Bazemore, MD, MPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as a lifetime member.(image)

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:00:00 EST

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development. They have been published in the journal "Science Immunology".(image)

SUNY Downstate's Dr. LeConte Dill Receives APHA Women's Caucus Highest Scoring Abstract Award

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:05:34 EST

Dr. Dill's abstract focuses on the role of gender and gender-based inequities in instances of violence, specifically as they relate to violence experienced by teenage girls in their dating relationships.(image)

For Many Women with Endometrial Cancer, Innovative Treatment at NYU Lutheran Provides Hope

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:05:26 EST

(image) Endometrial cancer expert Ghadir Salame, MD, from NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn is helping women in the borough -- and beyond -- address this life-threatening issue through advanced treatment, including robotic-assisted surgery.(image)

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Announce New Alliance for Health Care

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:05:15 EST

TEMPE, Arizona, and PHOENIX - Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University have announced the launch of a comprehensive new model for health care education and research: the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care. The goal of the alliance is to innovate health care delivery to improve patient care, accelerate cutting-edge research discoveries, and transform medical education.(image)

New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids, From Doctors

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:05:12 EST

Pediatricians weigh in on a fraught issue facing parents today: How much screen time is OK? The American Academy of Pediatrics issues new guidelines.(image)

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) if We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:05:53 EST

(image) At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy food because of their injury or illness.(image)

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children's Media Use

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:05:15 EST

The nation's largest group of pediatricians provides new set of recommendations and resources, including an interactive media use planning tool, to help families balance digital and real life.(image)

Drexel Women's Care Center Improving Female Genital Cutting-Related Health Services for Women and Girls in Philadelphia

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:30:32 EST

With a rapidly growing immigrant population, Philadelphia ranks seventh among major U.S. cities with the highest prevalence -- up to 16,500 -- of women and girls impacted by female genital cutting (FGC).(image)

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson's Disease Patients

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:05:58 EST

Groundbreaking research to help resolve medication plan challenge for treating Parkinson's.(image)

CRNA Kathryn White Among 2016 Class of Nursing's Most Influential Leaders

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:05:25 EST

(image) The American Academy of Nursing is an exclusive organization that less than 3,000 nurses have been inducted since 1973 in all of nursing.(image)

Study Links Changes in Collagen to Worse Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:05:20 EST

(image) A study in the current journal Oncotarget provides the first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer.(image)

Amfar Report Makes Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers to Support Efforts to Curb the HIV Epidemic in the U.S

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:05:45 EST

(image) Earlier this month, amfAR released a new report, "Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers," which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care purchasers, including Medicaid and Medicare programs, marketplaces, and employers, in moving the nation toward ending the domestic HIV epidemic.(image)

Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease: You Don't Have to Be an Olympic Athlete to Reduce the Many Risk Factors

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:05:55 EST

A new study, whose preliminary results will be presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and soon be published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with cardiovascular disease.(image)

35% of Injury-Related ER Visits in Ghana Alcohol-Related

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:00:53 EST

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional chart review of 1,085 patients older than 18 who presented to the KATH emergency department within eight hours of an injury and found 382 subjects, or 35 percent, tested positive for any level of alcohol in their systems.(image)

Pediatricians Update Digital Media Recommendations for Kids

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EST

New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media - but also how, when and where they use it.(image)

Cedars-Sinai Receives Approval to Test Novel Combined Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for ALS Patients

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:05:28 EST

Cedars-Sinai regenerative medicine investigators have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test a combination stem cell-gene therapy they developed to stall the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The approval allows 18 ALS patients to receive a new investigational drug in a few months when the study begins.(image)