Who Could Forget That Smile?

Shanavia Thomas, a 29-year-old insurance claims adviser, was working in Hamilton, N.J., on a summer day in 2017 when, she said, a familiar smile “just lit up the entire office.” That smile belonged to Cianni Pitt-Matthews, now 24, who had just been hired at the CSAA Insurance Group, a company based in Walnut Creek, Calif.,…

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The Solar System Winked

When Ilana Ozernoy was a young girl growing up in the Soviet Union, her father, Leonid Ozernoy, a prominent astrophysicist in Moscow, bought her a telescope. Ms. Ozernoy and her father, who was a scientist at the P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow, along with her older sister and mother, would spend summers in the…

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First IOF Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy Awards recognize research excellence

Today, at the 2020 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, five young investigators were awarded the first International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy Awards in recognition of the quality of their research related to rare disorders of the skeleton. The five winning researchers, selected by members of the IOF Skeletal Rare…

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Children with cognitive delays are more likely to have CT scan to diagnose appendicitis

CHICAGO (August 21, 2020): Computed tomography (CT) is used at a higher rate than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal…

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