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Black Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer — Especially in the South

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UNION CITY, Ga. — When Felicia Mahone was 27, she felt her breast and found a mass. Breast cancer had killed nearly all the women in her family — her mother, two aunts and two cousins. Her doctor, though, downplayed the lump, assuring her everything would be all right. For months, Mahone resumed her busy… Read More


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Building Cars Good Training for Performing Surgery

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Dr. Sanjeet Rangarajan, assistant professor in the UTHSC Department Otolaryngology, worked on autos before working on patients. As a Michigan native, Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD, honed his manual dexterity skills and his interest in solving complicated technical problems while working summer jobs in the automotive industry during his high school and college summers. Powertrain engineering, after… Read More


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Obesity tied to lower stroke, mortality rates during AF hospitalizations

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Patients with obesity who were hospitalized for atrial fibrillation had a lower risk for stroke and in-hospital mortality compared with those without obesity, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. “To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to report the paradoxical protective effect of obesity on in-hospital… Read More


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Teens with high blood pressure at risk for kidney disease: study

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Adolescents who have high blood pressure are twice as likely to develop serious kidney disease by middle age as teens who don’t, an Israeli study suggests. The researchers followed almost 2.7 million teens over about two decades starting when they were 17 years old, on average. Nearly 8,000 of the teens, or about 0.3 percent,… Read More


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UAB receives $11.7 million grant to test weight loss intervention for cancer survivors .

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Some 652 participants across four states will be recruited to test the effects of exercise and diet interventions in underserved cancer survivors.


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Genotype associated with high-risk body fat patterns in black, white obese children

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The FADS1 genotype was associated with an unfavorable body composition and high-risk body fat distribution patterns in black and white children with severe obesity, according to study results presented at the 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference. “We conducted this study because we noticed that most of our patients eat modern western diets which contain… Read More


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Only 40% of Pediatric CNS Cancer Survivors Achieve Full Independence as Adults

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Sixty percent of adult survivors of pediatric CNS tumors do not achieve full functional and social independence, according to results from a study conducted by researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.1 Investigators assessed 306 adult survivors who completed baseline evaluations as part of the St. Jude… Read More