Shaped by Mérida’s Artistic Soul

On a sultry November afternoon in Mérida, Mexico, I sat with my friend David Serrano on the terrace of Apoala, a Mexican-fusion restaurant on the Plaza de Santa Lucia, tucking into Flores de Amarillo — zucchini blossoms stuffed with Oaxacan cheese — and people watching. David, a Mexican by birth and a Mérida resident by…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Desk Chairs

At the office, a desk chair usually has just one purpose: to keep you comfortably upright in front of a computer. But at home, “it should be able to do a few things,” said Christine Gachot, a founder of the New York interior design studio Gachot. “Often it’s not just for yourself.” In addition to…

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New microfluidics device can detect cancer cells in blood

IMAGE: Diagram shows how the microfluidics device separates cancer cells from blood. The green circles represent cancer cells. view more  Credit: Ian Papautsky Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia, have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The microfluidic device works…

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Identifying barriers to care for women with endometriosis

Women face a multitude of barriers to receiving quality care for endometriosis, a chronic, often painful disease that affects approximately 10% of reproductive-age women, an estimated 200 million women and teens worldwide. Endometriosis is a systemic, inflammatory disease that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. With…

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A disconnect between migrants’ stories and their health

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While some Mexican immigrants give positive accounts about migrating to and living in the United States, their health status tells a different story. In a small study in Columbus, anthropology professors Jeffrey Cohen, Douglas Crews and their student Alexandra Tuggle, all from The Ohio State University, found that many migrants celebrated living…

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For young adult cancer survivors, debt and work-related impairments

IMAGE: Betsy Risendal, PhD, and colleagues show work-related outcomes of cancer and treatment in young adults view more  Student loans aren’t the only reason young adults end up in debt. One of the largest-ever studies of work-related risks in young adult cancer survivors finds that of 872 survivors, 14.4 percent borrowed more than $10,000 and 1.5…

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National MS Society funds Kessler Foundation pilot study of social interaction in MS

IMAGE: Dr. Dobryakova is a research scientist in the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ, February 25, 2019. Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, and Pei-Pei Liu, PhD, were awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to conduct a novel study of outcome processing…

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Patients’ HIV status should not impact their cancer care

New articles published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, note that there is no medical justification to deny optimal cancer therapy to individuals with HIV. People who are living with HIV and who develop cancer have traditionally been excluded from most cancer clinical trials. In addition, many of these patients do…

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Better options needed for children at higher risk of premature heart disease

DALLAS, Feb.25, 2019 — Obesity and severe obesity in childhood and adolescence have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in the Association’s journal Circulation. The statement provides an overview of…

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