Month: August 2020

Magnetic seizure therapy (MST) appears to be a viable alternative to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in reducing suicide risk in patients with treatment resistant depression (TRD), early research suggests. In a single-center, open-label study, MST produced complete remission from suicidality in almost half of the patients who received the treatment. “The results are promising,” lead author
Ballet is a beautiful way to keep moving forward when our lives are standing still.So, embrace your personal space and treat it as a work of art. That’s what I’ve said countless times as a ballet teacher. But never has it been more meaningful than now. I’ve always been passionate about the everyday benefits of
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With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, acid splashes up into the esophagus repeatedly, which can damage the lining of the esophagus. In a process called metaplasia, damaged cells turn into a type of cell more like tissue found in the intestines. When this occurs in the esophagus, the condition is called Barretts esophagus. This video
Stoicism as a student’s philosophy serves as their own personal operating system. As I’ve said time and time again on this channel, systems produce results. And your philosophy is the most fundamental system of them all. By applying Stoic fundamentals, students can learn to improve their resilience, get better grades, and more readily achieve their
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This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. By Annie Lampella Pizza night is back on the dinner menu with this protein-packed, gluten-free chicken crust pizza. Made from ground chicken, this pizza crust is low carb and filled with protein to help stabilize your blood sugar. Chicken pizza crust doesn’t contain any nut flours making
Posted on July 24, 2014 by Jamie Floyd On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos released a statement indicating the owner of their franchise, Pat Bowlen, is stepping down as a result of his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Bowlen has been living with the disease for a few years, but chose to keep this private. As I listened to the
Digoxin now deserves to be considered first-line therapy for long-term heart rate control in older patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and symptoms of heart failure, investigators on a new study conclude. Dipak Kotecha, MBChB, PhD, MSc, presented the 12-month results of the Rate Control Therapy Evaluation in Permanent Atrial Fibrillation (RATE-AF) trial at the virtual
Print this page FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 28, 2020– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) enabling use of the investigational antiviral Veklury® (remdesivir) to treat all hospitalized patients with COVID-19, in addition to the previous authorization for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The expanded EUA is
Artificial intelligence, or “supervised machine learning,” could help identify which well-appearing infants with fever, who are 60 days old or younger, are at low risk for a serious bacterial infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Accurate risk determination could reduce unnecessary lumbar puncture, antibiotics and hospitalizations for these infants, as well as decreasing
In chronic kidney disease (CKD), dapagliflozin (Farxiga) reduced renal events and substantially improved overall survival, regardless of diabetes status, the DAPA-CKD trial showed. The SGLT2 drug reduced by a relative 39% the primary endpoint of worsening kidney function (more than 50% sustained decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] or onset of end-stage kidney disease)
Across the United States, at least 36 states have reported positive cases at colleges and universities, adding more than 8,700 cases to the country’s tally. Almost 6 million infections have been recorded in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Since classes started on August 19, 1,200 students at the University of
Posted on August 1, 2014 by Beatrice Huston Culturally speaking, we place a great deal of emphasis on physical health and the actions we take to keep our bodies healthy. But what about our brains?  As some of us age, we experience a decline in cognitive ability, memory loss and a general lag in mental
Parents may try to limit how much soda their children and teens consume, given all the sugar and empty calories the drinks contain, but now there might be yet another reason to limit soda consumption. Soda may make teens more aggressive, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Some teenagers get
The PCSK9 monoclonal antibody evolocumab (Repatha, Repatha Repatha Amgen) was well tolerated and effectively lowered LDL cholesterol by 38% compared with placebo in a randomized controlled trial in pediatric patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) already taking statins with or without ezetimibe. “HAUSER-RCT is the largest study and the first placebo-controlled randomized trial of a PCSK9
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Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a flexible ingredient in any healthy meal plan. From fillets to fat bombs, there are countless ideas on how to prepare it for yourself or the entire family. Here’s a list of delectable recipes we’ve gathered. Photo credit: Lisa Marcaurele Smoked Salmon Pate with Cream Cheese
It’s been in the news for years now: opioids are addictive, even when prescribed for legitimate reasons. But a new study shows that even for a relatively simple surgery, the pain-leveling power bestowed in a script is still there. As is the potential for addiction. In the 1990s, when doctors began to prescribe opioids to help their
Initiation of rhythm control with antiarrhythmic drugs and/or ablation in patients with early, recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation led to a significantly lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular outcomes, compared with a rate control strategy, during more than 5 years of follow-up. The results, from the large randomized EAST-AFNET 4 trial, were presented by Paulus Kirchhof,