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Adding obesity experts to primary care clinics improves patients’ weight loss outcomes
Study comparing this weight program against usual care for high risk patients shows higher use of evidence-based treatments and more weight lost
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Adding obesity experts to primary care clinics improves patients’ weight loss outcomes
A weight navigation program for primary care patients with obesity led to more use of proven weight management strategies and more weight loss
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Young people are increasingly using Wegovy and Ozempic
A national study from Michigan Medicine shows that the use of these weight loss drugs is increasing rapidly in adolescents and young adults 12-25 years, especially females.
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These factors are linked to a higher risk of pneumonia after heart surgery
Researchers uncovered nine elements that have significant effects on a whether a patient may develop pneumonia, with nearly 20% of patients moving into a higher risk category based on what occurred during or following the surgery.
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ER screening tool helps identify youth at risk of experiencing firearm violence
A study published by researchers at the University of Michigan reveals that implementing this screening tool can help identify and support youth with firearm violence history.
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Does your teen consume too much caffeine?
A quarter of parents report that caffeine is basically part of their teen’s daily life, according to a national poll.
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Better medical record-keeping needed to fight antibiotic overuse, studies suggest
Efforts to reduce overuse of antibiotics may be hampered by incomplete medical records that don’t show the full reasons for prescriptions.
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Commonly used antibiotic brings more complications, death in the sickest patients
In emergency rooms and intensive care units across the country, clinicians make split-second decisions about which antibiotics to give a patient when a life threatening infection is suspected. Now, a study reveals that these decisions may have unintended consequences for patient outcomes.
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Researchers create human aortic aneurysm model to advance disease understanding, treatment testing
Using human cells in an animal body, a team of researchers has developed a functional model of thoracic aortic aneurysm, creating opportunities for more effective understanding of disease development and treatments for the potentially fatal condition.
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How cannabis and psilocybin might help some of the 50 million Americans experiencing chronic pain
Recent developments represent a dramatic change from long standing federal policy around these substances that has historically criminalized their use and blocked or delayed research efforts into their therapeutic potential.
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Why personalized medicine is important in rare kidney disease
Building a comprehensive human kidney cell and tissue catalog could help develop more treatments for kidney disease.
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Path forward for glioblastoma treatment
Experts in brain cancer outline current discoveries and offer a path of hope for glioblastoma treatment
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Stem cells improve memory, reduce inflammation in Alzheimer’s mouse brains
Researchers improved memory and reduced neuroinflammation in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggesting another avenue for potential treatment.