Snapshots of My Patients

A little over a year ago, our electronic medical record started to include photographs of patients along with their medical information. These thumbnail images, which appear at the top left-hand corner of the computer screen next to a name, age and birthdate, are intended as a safety measure, to help ensure that clinicians are placing…

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Running While Introverted

Three minutes into my first half marathon, I thought I would lose my mind. I’d decided to run it with the “2 ½ hours” group, not trusting myself alone to set a steady pace and happy to be among others who, like me, had no loftier goal than finishing alive. Sure, I’d never run in…

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Can Bergdorf Goodman Win the Barneys Race?

The bankruptcy and liquidation of Barneys New York, the cutting-edge department store critical to the career starts of many designers, and that was adored by a set of young, fashionable Manhattanites, has spurred hand-wringing throughout the shopping world. It has also unleashed a wave of high-stakes competition in Manhattan, now playing out against a backdrop…

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Hydration may affect cognitive function in some older adults

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a new Penn State study suggests it may also relate to cognitive performance. The researchers investigated whether hydration levels and water intake among older adults was related with their scores on several tests designed…

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To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes—«cargo» molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain—can minimize or even avert progression of traumatic brain injury when used as part of a new cell-to-cell messaging technology. The finding could result in the first delivery…

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Running away from exercise: The curious case of migraine

London, UK: A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights an overlooked relationship between migraine and exercise. The study, entitled «Anxiety sensitivity and intentional avoidance of physical activity in women with probable migraine», was led by Samantha G Farris, from Rutgers, Department of Psychology, the State…

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10-year results of NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial

SAN ANTONIO, TX — In the updated results from NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial through 10 years of observation, extending letrozole therapy for additional five years after five years of adjuvant endocrine therapy resulted in a statistically significant improvement in the 10-year disease-free survival (DFS) of postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. The study continues to…

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