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Recent Study Suggests that Stem Cells Could Be Used to Restore Testosterone Levels

A new treatment may be on the horizon for the treatment of male hypogonadism, according to recent findings published in Stem Cell Reports. Male hypogonadism, a condition in which the body produces abnormally low levels of testosterone, affects roughly 30% of the elderly male population. Issues created by low testosterone levels range from mood swings and decreased […]

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The SJSM Newsletter: January 2017

The Saint James School of Medicine quarterly newsletter is now available for January 2017! It was a busy time approaching the end of another year, with much to report from our students and faculty. Get the details on new student policies, exciting student activities – like the AMSA Breast Cancer Awareness Drive – and our incredible […]

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Medical school blog on yo-yo dieting and coronary heart disease

Yo-Yo Dieting May Lead to Coronary Heart Disease

Dieting trends may be popular, but a recent study found that yo-yo dieting leads to coronary heart disease and sudden death in post-menopausal women. The study, presented at the American Heart Association, analyzed 153,062 women post-menopause, and their weight histories. Research leader Dr. Somwail Rasla wanted to focus on women with “normal” weights, as the […]

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Medical school blog on high-protein diets and heart failure

High-Protein Diets are Linked to Heart Failure in Older Women

Many researchers suggest a high-protein diet for long life, higher metabolism and weight loss. However, older women may not receive the same health benefits. According to the Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a high-protein diet may raise the risk of heart failure for women 50-79 years old. If the protein comes from meat, […]

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Medical school blog on hospital care through adhesive patches

Can We Provide Hospital Care Through an Adhesive Patch?

What if there was a way for patients to be taken care of in the comfort of their own home, instead of a hospital bed? Todd Coleman, a bioengineering professor at the University of California San Diego, wants to find that alternative. “As I began to think about stories like this… I began to ask […]

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Medical school blog on sports-related eye injuries

Kids Experience the Most Sports-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.

Emergency departments at hospitals are nothing if not accustomed to seeing adolescents arrive with various sports injuries. Broken bones, sprained ankles, and torn ACLs are common occurrences along with ocular trauma, or as they are more commonly referred to: eye injuries. Ocular trauma occurs when there is any type of harm done to the eye […]

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Medical school research on air pollution and childhood deaths

Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Children Every Year

One of the leading causes of childhood deaths is air pollution. Over 600,000 children under the age of five die each year of a disease from or complications relating to air pollution—that’s more deaths than those from HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. And now, in a report recently released as a preemptive measure for the UN […]

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Medical school blog on hypochondriacs and heart disease risk.

Can Hypochondriacs Cause Their Own Heart Disease?

Everyone has that one friend who tends to jump to the worst conclusions when it comes to their health. The most minute of symptoms and body aches can signify the onset of severe diseases—at least within their own minds. This is generally referred to as hypochondria, but recently it has taken on a new term […]

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Medical school blog on the dietary supplement industry

Why Dietary Supplements are Ineffective

The dietary supplement industry receives more than $30 billion a year from Americans who believe that they are improving their wellbeing by taking a vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplement. That breaks down into each person spending about $100 each year on something that may not even work. After the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act […]

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