Saying Goodbye to Totokaelo

Jill Wenger, the founder of the boutique Totokaelo, described her former customers like this: “Mature. Women that were not interested in doing what everyone else was doing and looking like everyone else. They definitely had a distinct point of view. A lot of them were old punk rock.” These were the shoppers in the early…

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Immediate dialysis no better than wait-until-necessary approach, researchers find

In the largest international study of its kind, researchers at the University of Alberta and Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital found that an accelerated renal-replacement therapy strategy did not reduce mortality after three months, compared to a standard strategy for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. The Standard vs. Accelerated Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy…

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Patients with substance use disorder discriminated against by post-acute care facilities

Boston – A new study shows that 29 percent of private post-acute care facilities in Massachusetts explicitly discriminated against hospitalized individuals with opioid use disorder, rejecting their referral for admission. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC’s) Grayken Center for Addiction, the study showed that 15 percent of the rejections among patients with substance…

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Combating drug resistance in age-related macular degeneration

An international team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist has discovered a strategy that can potentially address a major challenge to the current treatment for choroidal neovascularization (CNV), an aggressive form of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF)…

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