When the Doctor Prescribes Poetry

Amanda Gorman’s inspired and inspiring poem that stole the show at President Biden’s inauguration in January has shown millions of Americans the emotional and social power of poetry and, I hope, prompted them to use it themselves. On her blog, Diana Raab, a psychologist, poet and author in Santa Barbara, wrote that “poetry can help…

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Muchos niños con síndrome inflamatorio grave tuvieron covid, pero no lo sabían

Se registraron 24 muertes, repartidas en todos los grupos de edad. No hubo información en el estudio sobre si los pacientes tenían afecciones médicas subyacentes, pero los médicos e investigadores informaron que las personas jóvenes con MIS-C por lo general estuvieron previamente sanas y tenían muchas más probabilidades de estar sanas que el número relativamente…

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Large US study suggests survival benefit for severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with ECMO

April 12, 2021 – For critically ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the risk of death remains high – but is much lower than suggested by initial studies, according to a report published today by Annals of Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The findings support…

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Living foams

In the earliest stage of life, animals undergo some of their most spectacular physical transformations. Once merely blobs of dividing cells, they begin to rearrange themselves into their more characteristic forms, be they fish, birds or humans. Understanding how cells act together to build tissues has been a fundamental problem in physics and biology. Now,…

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Researchers receive funding to help Parkinson’s patients, protect environment

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — New grants from the State University of New York could help researchers at Binghamton University create a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson’s patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells. Binghamton University researchers Christopher Bishop and Timothy de Smet have each received grants from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund,…

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