How to Embrace Your Inner Trash Animal

In the 1973 animated classic “Charlotte’s Web,” an entire musical number is dedicated to the film’s antagonist, a rat named Templeton, feasting on garbage at the county fair. He tosses apple cores, banana peels and turkey legs down his craw with abandon. At one point, he juggles snacks foraged from the dumpster while simultaneously using…

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Treatment for Diverticulitis — updated ASCRS Guidelines published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

May 7, 2020 – Reflecting research-driven changes in clinical practice, a revised set of evidence-based recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis has been published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by…

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Loyola Medicine neurologist calls for broad changes in stroke care during COVID-19

MAYWOOD, IL-Broad modifications to current standards for treating acute stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic may be needed to preserve health care resources, limit disease spread and ensure optimal care, according to a Loyola Medicine neurologist. “Doctors are seeing a rise in COVID-19 patients of all ages suffering from stroke and other vascular complications, as…

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Editorial: US healthcare must take a more proactive approach to prepare for future disasters

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed major deficiencies and inequities in the U.S. healthcare system, shining a spotlight on improvements that must be made to steel the country for future disasters, argues Maia Dorsett in an Editorial. “US healthcare is incentivized to react to sickness rather than proactively focus on health maintenance,” Dorsett writes. “As an…

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Coalition of bone health experts issue joint guidance on managing osteoporosis in the COVID-19 era

WASHINGTON–The Endocrine Society joined a coalition of leading bone health organizations to release guidance for healthcare professionals treating patients with osteoporosis in the era of COVID-19. The guidelines address the challenges that social distancing has presented for treating patients with osteoporosis, including those who receive treatment through injection or intravenous (IV) delivery of drugs. It…

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