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Scientists Create Heart Cells Better, Faster, Stronger

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Scientists Create Heart Cells Better, Faster, Stronger Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:27am by Gladstone Institutes, an article first published in mdtmag.com   Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified two chemicals that improve their ability to transform scar tissue in a heart into healthy, beating heart muscle. The new discovery advances efforts to find new and effective treatments for heart failure. Heart failure afflicts 5.7 million Americans, costs the country $30.7 billion every year, and has no cures. When heart muscle is damaged, the body is unable to repair the dead or injured cells. Gladstone scientists are exploring cellular reprogramming -- turning...

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Repurposing Drugs for Rare Diseases

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Repurposing Drugs for Rare Diseases: Collaboration is Key by Tim Hoctor, Vice President, Corporate R&D Professional Services, Elsevier The statistics are sobering: an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from one of 7,000 rare diseases. About half of those affected are children, 30 percent of whom will not live to age five. The pharmaceutical industry is under increasing pressure to find ways of treating these diseases since, currently, there is no approved drug treatment for 95 percent of them. But the industry faces its own challenges, including increased development costs due to regulatory requirements and few financial incentives to seek new drug...

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Age related Macular Degeneration

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From Newsmax Health October 2016 A recent study from Coimbra University in Coimbra Portugal indicates that drinking daily coffee combined with eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables can significantly reduce your risk of Age related Macular Degeneration. (AMD) The study studies 883 people age 55 or older between 2013 and 2014 449 had AMD in its early stages and 434 did not have AMD. The diet they followed was the Mediterranean diet. Researchers used a computer program to analyze the subjects of the study consumption of micro nutrients. And found higher amounts of antioxidants like beta carotene...

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10 Things You Should Ask Your Doctor

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By Carrie Tabor  A recent article on Grandparents.com written by Andrea Atkins lists these 10 things as important questions that you should ask your Doctor.  Yes you should ask your Dr. questions. The more questions the better because that leads to more information. What is your schedule? Why is that important. Well Dr.’s now a days don’t necessarily keep what might be considered regular hours. So find out when your Dr. is available. What is the best way to communicate with you? Good question for anyone but nowadays everyone communicates differently. If you are an email person and your Dr....

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Observation services, Medicare and You

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Do you know what observation services are?  You may think that once you are admitted to a hospital that you are an inpatient. However this may not be the case and is worth a few questions. Even though you are in the hospital and receiving care the hospital may designate you as an outpatient under observation services. Hospitals have recently found themselves in a difficult situation. Medicare does not look kindly on hospitals that admit everyone and hospitals have come under close scrutiny by Medicare. Therefore hospitals have been admitting people under observation status. What this can mean to you...

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