For Latinos with diabetes, new study looks at ways to improve medication adherence

IMAGE: Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles. view more  Credit: Ricardo Carrasco III LOS ANGELES — Latino adults have higher diabetes rates than non-Latinos, yet research shows they are less likely to correctly follow medication instructions provided by their doctors. Furthermore, diabetes can set off a cascade of medical complications, requiring multiple medications that…

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Should STEMI patients recover in the ICU?

IMAGE: Providers need more clear guidance on whether a patient who has suffered from STEMI heart attack should recover in the intensive care unit, a new University of Michigan study in… view more  Credit: Michigan Medicine A trip to an intensive care unit can be more than twice as costly as a stay in a non-ICU…

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UTA researcher uses nanoparticles stimulated by microwaves to combat cancer

A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington has proposed a new concept for treating cancer cells, further advancing the University’s status as a leader in health and the human condition. In a recently published paper in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, UTA physics Professor Wei Chen and a team of international…

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Facilities, feedback and funding: Network supports medical research in Kentucky

IMAGE: Amber Onorato, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Northern Kentucky University, back row center, with students in the 2018 summer research program. view more  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For nearly two decades, a program administered at the University of Louisville has been helping scientists at institutions throughout the state get their foot in the door of…

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Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology

The mineralocortoid receptor (MR) regulates water and sodium transport throughout cells and tissues, which is critical for controlling blood pressure and so, not surprisingly, the MR is common to all vertebrate animals. Aldosterone, which is a physiological steroid for land vertebrate MRs, evolved in lungfish (forerunners of land vertebrates), suggesting that the evolution of aldosterone…

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Practical Ways to Improve Your Confidence (and Why You Should)

Self-confidence is a bit like the running water in your house. You may not know every detail about how it works or where it comes from, but it’s painfully obvious when it’s not there. Like when your water is shut off, a dearth of self-confidence has a huge negative impact on your health and lifestyle.…

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All the Looks From the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards

The Met Gala was just the first of fashion’s big nights this season. This evening, the stars are all headed to the CFDA Fashion Awards in Brooklyn, where Jennifer Lopez and Barbie are among the icons being honored this year. Designers from Brandon Maxwell to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are nominated for awards, and so…

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Juliann Bluitt Foster, Trailblazer in Dentistry, Is Dead at 80

Juliann Bluitt Foster, an African-American woman, became a dentist at a time when only about 2 percent of dental school graduates were women and “maybe 2 percent of that 2 percent” were African-American, said Dr. Jeanne Craig Sinkford, a former dean of Howard University’s dental school. Dr. Bluitt Foster made it her goal to change…

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