If You Gild It, Will They Come?

On Friday, the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards will open, the culmination of more than a decade of planning, strategizing and developing, and New York City will have the newest, shiniest, largest expression of what we used to call a “mall.” Glide, if you will, up its escalators and you can get a manicure-mid-meditation…

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Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, according to two important new reviews of relevant research about the effects of exercise on maladies. Together, the new studies support the idea that exercise can be considered medicine, and potent medicine at that. But they…

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10 Swimwear Brands That Will Make Your Instagram Pop

Ethically and locally made in Vancouver, BC, Londrė is a travel-inspired line of swimwear boasting multi-functional designs that hold up to chlorine, salt, and sand. Whether you wear yours solo while sunbathing, with shorts for touring, or dressed up for seaside cocktails, each silhouette is double lined with recycled fabric and features anti-bacterial, anti-odor, and…

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New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors

VIDEO: UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being… view more  Emergency room doctors often have only a few minutes to determine which patients are in need of a blood transfusion. But currently doctors…

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Scientists delineate pathway that helps us make antibodies

AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 13, 2019) — Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up. It’s a key protective mechanism that the scientists want to better understand with the long-term goal of…

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ASTRO releases updated radiation oncology safety guide

ARLINGTON, Va., March 13, 2019 — In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published an update today to its framework for safe and effective radiation therapy treatment. The comprehensive reference guide, Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, is available for download at…

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Cleveland Clinic Nevada joins international clinical trial investigating RRMS treatment

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is now recruiting participants for a new, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis treatment trial, DELIVER-MS. The purpose of the global, multi-center study, led by Cleveland Clinic, is to compare the benefits and risks of two common treatment approaches for multiple sclerosis to determine which is the better course. The…

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New Generic Blood Pressure Drug Is Approved to Relieve Shortages

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it had approved a new generic version of the widely used blood pressure drug Diovan, or valsartan, which has been in short supply following recalls made because of chemical contamination. The new version is being made by Alkem Laboratories Limited, based in Mumbai, India. “The F.D.A.…

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Medical News Today: What’s the best shower frequency?

In many parts of the world, taking a shower every day tends to be the norm. However, from a strictly medical perspective, it is not necessary for most people to shower this frequently. Personal hygiene does provide health benefits, and most people do need to shower regularly. In addition to its use for routine washing…

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