Rosemary Clandos

Rosemary (Rosie) Clandos is a contributing health and science writer. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, Kaiser Permanente, U.S. Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and several universities and medical centers on the West Coast. Rosie has covered topics ranging from medicine to microelectromechanical systems. As the author of “Health Hunt on the Internet: Find and Use Reliable Medical Information,” she specializes in compelling storytelling.
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Immune Cell Biomarker Predicts Better Outcome in Head and Neck Cancer
Researchers find infiltrating lymphocytes tie to survival in patients with recurrent larynx cancer; findings suggest super-boosting the immune system before additional treatment.
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Football Head Impact Raises Biomarkers for Brain Injury
Even without symptoms of concussion, researchers studying high school football players found two elevated biomarkers that are associated with brain injury.
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Timely Interventions Help Spot Signs of Teen Dating Violence
Dating violence is a significant concern for many teens. Timely interventions in an emergency room can help spot signs of teen dating abuse.
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Video Conferencing Helps PCPs Improve Liver Disease Care, Survival Rates
See how video conferencing is helping PCPs improve liver disease care and increase survival rates for patients living in rural communities.
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Blocking the Molecular Source of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Successfully tested in mice, targeted drug and gene therapies might one day benefit patients with a deadly lung disease, new U-M research finds.
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Ophthalmologists Link Immunotherapy with a Serious Eye Condition
Immunotherapy cancer drugs can cause a potentially vision-robbing side effect. In a new report, Michigan Medicine experts discuss the risks and what oncologists should know.
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Study: Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis Patients are Sicker, Costlier and Often Female
A new review of private insurance data finds that alcohol is a major contributor to cirrhosis cases — and that women drinkers are disproportionately affected.
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Delivering Cancer Treatment on a Nanodisc Helps Eliminate Tumors
The novel platform for chemoimmunotherapy eliminated colon cancer in 85 percent of treated mice.
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How Environmental Pollutants and Genetics Work Together in Rheumatoid Arthritis
New research documents how chemicals and a certain gene activate an enzyme to increase the risk and severity of RA and bone destruction.
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‘Remarkable’ Immunotherapy Trial Changes Advanced Lung Cancer Treatment
A large randomized trial finds Keytruda given with chemotherapy resulted in 20 percent improved survival at one year.
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How The Cancer Genome Atlas Will Shape the Future of Cancer Research
A decadelong effort to genomically characterize multiple cancers begets a huge archive: 33 cancer types, 11,000 tumors and 25 new papers that explain the findings.
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A Mission to Solve the Mystery of Stretch Marks
The skin condition that gets little attention from the scientific community continues to be a focus for a Michigan Medicine researcher and dermatologist.
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Fish Oil Reduces Cancer-Causing Compounds, but One-Size Doses Don’t Fit All
Personalized dosing of omega-3 fatty acids decreases prostaglandin E2 in the colon, but the beneficial effects are smaller in overweight people, research finds.
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Bariatric Patients Provide Perspective on Self-Referral to Emergency Departments
To increase patient satisfaction and lower costs in emergency departments, researchers interviewed former surgical patients who later visited EDs with nonemergent conditions.
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Healing After Miscarriage and Infant Loss: A Social Worker’s Tips
Losing a baby to miscarriage or shortly after childbirth is a unique, unfamiliar and painful type of grief. How to foster support and healing.