Publisher: US News & World Report


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Coping with Phantom Pain After Amputation

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When someone loses a body part to amputation, he or she may experience residual, aka “phantom,” limb sensation. It’s the feeling that the body part is still present – whether after a major limb amputation, surgical removal of a finger or even following a mastectomy. Although the body part is gone, leftover physical feelings are… Read More


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Grandfamilies: The Health Challenges of Raising Grandchildren

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With an opioid abuse epidemic raging, many children of parents addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin, or whose parents have died from overdosing on the powerful drugs, are now being cared for by their grandparents. That’s contributed significantly to a rise in so-called grandfamilies: As of last year, 2.9 million children in the U.S. were… Read More


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Pediatricians advise parents to shift away from tempting convenience foods.

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Indeed, homemade lunches are often higher in calories and lower in nutritional value than the fare served in the lunch line. That’s not so surprising since they tend to reflect the packaged foods that fill the American diet, says Mark Corkins, chief of pediatric gastroenterology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at the University of Tennessee… Read More


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Dr. Dagogo-Jack Quoted on Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy

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“Across the board, individuals who had better glucose control due to intensive therapy had increased survival,” said co-author Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, chief of the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.


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Ilana Graetz Quoted on Affordable Care

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  This group of adults faces ‘the biggest gap in affordability by far,’ said Ilana Graetz, assistant professor in the department of preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and the study’s lead author.