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Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, provides geriatric patients with complete healthcare under Medicaid or Medicare. As a future doctor working with patients young and old, you should understand the importance of the PACE program for your elderly patients. Providing care for patients in PACE helps reduce the workload for providers […]

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The Era of Geriatrics

Now is the best time to be involved in geriatrics, with the care infrastructure continuing to grow for the elderly. As the population ages at a high rate, our healthcare systems will rely on geriatricians and other medical professionals to provide excellent care for this growing population. While not every patient over 75 needs to […]

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SJSM - Why Research Is Important for Medical Students

Why Research Is Important for Medical Students

The way information is being shared is rapidly changing.    People can get all the information that they need in a matter of seconds through the internet. Because of this flooding of information, people are changing their attitudes towards research and education. That is having an impact on medical students.   There is a worldwide […]

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Should you be cutting back on caffeine consumption?

Caffeine consumption, should you be cutting back?

In recent years, caffeine’s approval rating has been rising among the medical community. The substance has been shown to relieve pain, reduce the risk of more than a few cancers and lower blood pressure, among many other benefits. Of course, too much of a good thing can have consequences and it is important to be […]

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Pig genome could be edited to help with human organ transplants

Edited pig genome could aid human transplants

Pigs organs may offer potential for human transplants in the future, according to a story that recently appeared on CNN. But a few obstacles still stand in the way, While pig organs are similar in size and function to human organs, they can carry what’s known as porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs). Retroviruses, like those found […]

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Coprinus comatus is an edible mushroom typically found in North America and Europe.

Leukemia Treatment Findings in Mushroom Protein

New research suggests mushroom protein could be used to kill leukemia cells. Also called “lawyer’s wig” or “shaggy ink cap,” Coprinus comatus is an edible mushroom typically found in North America and Europe. It grows in meadows and grasslands but may also be found along roads or on lawns in residential areas. When mature, the mushroom […]

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Fountain of Youth

An Unexpected Fountain of Youth

Old rats appeared newly invigorated after receiving injections of cardiac stem cells from young hearts, a study published in the European Heart Journal reveals. Dr. Eduardo Marban, primary researcher in the study, compares the results to “an unexpected fountain of youth.” The search for better heart treatments is nothing new. For some 12 years, Dr. Marban […]

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Rush Hour Exposure

How bad is exposure to ‘rush hour’ pollution?

It’s no secret that rush hour traffic emissions are detrimental. Recent findings may clarify just how bad these pollutants can be, with levels of some harmful particulates inside car cabins twice as high as previously believed. In a study by researchers from Duke University, Emory University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, teams attached uniquely-designed […]

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Chronic Pain

Research suggests new possibilities for pain management

An alternative to chronic pain treatment may be on the horizon. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. Over 11% of the United States’ adult population live with chronic pain. This means that 25 million people across the country have experienced pain every day for […]

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