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In the Journals

Anal cancer incidence, mortality rise sharply in US

November 25, 2019
Rates of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus and related mortality have risen sharply over the past 15 years, according to results of a retrospective…

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation awards $1.4 million in grants

September 5, 2019
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation awarded $1.4 million worth of new grants to fund investigations into multiple scientific areas. The…
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Artificial intelligence assists cardiologists with workflow, diagnoses

Cardiology Today, September 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) and its forms of implementation via either supervised learning, unsupervised learning, machine learning or cognitive…
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Chronic pain self-management programs improve physical function

August 24, 2018
Group and individual self-management training for chronic pain with a health educator helped to significantly improve physical and cognitive function…
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Residents without regular health care access: more chronic conditions, fewer screenings

July 3, 2018
Residents of ‘cold spots’ — deprived communities that lack essential opportunities for health — were more likely to have…

Cellspan esophageal implant product used in first esophagus reconstruction

August 10, 2017
Following an FDA-approved single-use expanded access application, Biostage Inc. has announced that surgeons used its Cellspan esophageal implant…

UT Health cancer center names director

June 16, 2017
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, has been named director of UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center. The NCI–designated cancer center is part of UT Health San…
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Dual mini-fragment plating technique yielded low rates of secondary surgery

May 18, 2017
Patients with clavicular shaft fractures treated with a dual mini-fragment plating technique experienced low rates of secondary surgery due to…
Meeting News

Type 2 diabetes researcher receives prestigious award

May 4, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas — At the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, BMS
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Gut microbiome markers show promise for colorectal cancer diagnosis

April 19, 2017
Certain strains of gut microbiota are associated with colorectal cancer, and could be used as a non-invasive, accurate and cost-saving diagnostic…
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Frozen, freeze-dried FMT nearly as effective as fresh preparation for treating CDI

March 16, 2017
Fecal microbiota transplantation was comparably effective for treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in fresh or frozen preparations…
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Metformin slows progress of age-related comorbidities in older men with type 2 diabetes

February 3, 2017
In subgroups of healthy, older men with type 2 diabetes, metformin therapy may reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression…
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VIDEO: Smartphone applications show promise in medical practice

June 1, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions, John Higgins, MD, MBA, MPhil, discusses advancements in…
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Prediabetes intervention, education key to diabetes prevention

Endocrine Today, May 2016
Approximately 86 million Americans — about one in three — are estimated to have a blood glucose level that is higher than normal, but not…

HHS recognizes need for 'partnership' with hepatitis researchers

May 19, 2016
On National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 12 health care organizations for their continued work…
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SOCRATES: Ticagrelor no better than aspirin at improving outcomes after ischemic stroke, TIA

May 10, 2016
Ticagrelor was not superior to aspirin at reducing stroke, MI or death at 90 days after acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, according…
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MAGELLAN-I: Novel regimen yields strong results in experienced patients with RAVs

April 17, 2016
BARCELONA —  Combination therapy with ABT-493, a novel NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and ABT-530, a pangenotypic NS5A inhibitor, produced…
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‘Triple therapy’ shows efficacy in treatment-experienced patients

April 15, 2016
BARCELONA — A new three-pronged approach to hepatitis C virus effectively treated prior non-responders with genotype 1, according to a…

Study initiated to assess impact of monitoring app on stroke treatment compliance

March 8, 2015
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has initiated a study assessing the ability of a physician-monitored app to improving…