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St. Jude’s Leading Virologists Release Insights Into Top Five Questions About Covid and the Flu

With winter’s dual influenza season and COVID, Richard Webby, Ph.D, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the World Healt...
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Leading Rehabilitation Providers Partner in Key Telehealth Research Study in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Brooks Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the launch of an essential research study that will advance the use of telehealth for rehabilitation in response to public health ...
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November Is Diabetes Awareness Month - How Technology Is Making a Difference for People with Diabetes and Visual Impairment

For millions of people in the United States who have diabetes or pre-diabetes, improving health and avoiding diabetes-related complications is essential. The good news is that...
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Stress In America 2020 Survey Signals A Growing National Mental Health Crisis

Stress from COVID-19 — along with stress related to health care, the economy, racism and the presidential election — is seriously threatening the mental health of our country,...
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Risky Behaviors To Be Wary of During Pandemic This Winter

With temperatures beginning to tumble in many parts of the country and winter right around the corner, Americans have begun reaching for their thermostats. And with millions o...
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Analysis Reveals High Burden of Musculoskeletal Disorders Across the Globe

Musculoskeletal disorders—which affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints—can severely affect individuals’ physical and mental health, and they’re especially preva...
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Study Links Patients Living in Disadvantaged Areas to Inadequate Screening for Obesity

Obesity is a worldwide health epidemic, and here in Missouri, more than 35% of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previous studies ...
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Center for Lyme Action Launches "Moonshot" Plan to Eliminate Lyme Disease by 2030

The Center for Lyme Action, a leading nonprofit dedicated to increasing federal funding for Lyme disease research, held a "Call to Action" on-line event and issued a report ou...
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New Study Shows Less Than One Percent of Foundations Have Any People with Disabilities on Full-Time Staff

While CDC data shows that one in four adults have a disability, a new report from the Council on Foundations shows that less than 1 percent of foundations have any people with...
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Experts from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Share the Importance of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps patients with injuries and chronic health conditions regain their range of motion, manage their pain, and improve their quality of life. For instance, i...
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Upstream Rehabilitation Promotes Krisi Probert To Senior Executive Ranks

Upstream Rehabilitation, a leading provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, has promoted Krisi Probert to Executive Vice President. Probert, a 20-year veteran of Upstre...
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As COVID Continues, Can Hospitals Create Better Bed Management Through Math?

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on a significant healthcare problem: a sudden inundation of critically ill patients can take a hospital’s bed capacity to the limit – ...
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Covid-19 Safety Protocols Keep Clinical Staff Infection Rates Low At Ohio State

Universal COVID-19 pandemic protocols in place at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center such as masking, hand hygiene, physical distancing and testing of symptomatic...
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Exercise Before Menopause is Important to Optimize Health in Later Years

The small blood vessels in muscles of women after menopause are less able to grow compared to young women, according to new research published today in The Journal of Physiolo...
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Voting Could Be More Difficult for People with Disabilities in Upcoming Presidential Election

Voting is one of our most important civil rights, but it isn't always accessible for paralyzed veterans and other people with disabilities. Paralyzed Veterans of America has l...
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NDEAM 2020 – “Increasing Access and Opportunity” for Americans with Disabilities

2020 is a year unlike any other. This year will be long remembered for the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis and the hotly contested president...
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Helping Teens with Type 1 Diabetes Improve Diabetes Control with MyDiaTextÓ

Adolescence is a difficult period of development, made more complex for those with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The challenges of managing multiple doses of daily insulin ...
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Obesity May Alter Immune System Response To Covid-19

Obesity may cause a hyperactive immune system response to COVID-19 infection that makes it difficult to fight off the virus, according to a new manuscript published in the End...
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Rare Hyperinflammatory Syndrome in Children with COVID-19 Described

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory in Sweden and Tor Vergata University of Rome in Italy have mapped the immune response in children affected...
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Inhaling Air Pollution from Western Wildfires like 'Smoking 25 Cigarettes a Day'

Wildfires in California have impacted the air quality in the San Francisco region. Dexter Henry spoke with Bay Area residents about how they've been impacted. As the sun rose...
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Sharecare YOU app offers an Immersive, 3D Simulation of the Human Body

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place through its comprehensive and data-driven virtual heath platform, announced the la...
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REPORT: COVID Cases in Nursing Homes Surpass Peak Level Back in May

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across th...
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Families With Children Who Have Mobility Disabilities Receive Adapted Toy Cars Custom Built For Them By PT Students

Physical therapy students at Chatham University are distributing toy vehicles adapted through the University’s GoBabyGo! program to five families with children with mobility d...
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Studies Link Vestibular/Balance Disorders and Dizziness to Hearing Ability and Falls in Older Americans

The American Academy of Audiology has partnered with the Vestibular Disorders Association for Balance Awareness Week, September 13 to 19, to remind Americans about the importa...
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The American Academy Of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology And National Association Of School Nurses Release Guidance On School Attendance, Asthma And Covid-19

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) have released School Attendance, Asthma and COVID-19, a document ...
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