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Racial disparities found in major surgeries at quality-improvement hospitals

Considerable racial disparities exist in surgical outcomes for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major cancer and non-cancer surgeries in US hospitals, even among institutions that have already enrolled in a national surgical quality improvement initiative.Those findings contrast with prior investigations that suggest there has been an easing of racial disparities in American health care. Source: …

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First Puppies Born by in vitro fertilization

For the first time, a litter of puppies was born by in vitro fertilization. The breakthrough opens the door for preserving endangered canid species using assisted reproduction techniques. It could also enable researchers to eradicate heritable diseases in dogs. Source: Science Daily

US capability for treating ebola outbreak appears sufficient but limited

The United States has sufficient capacity for treating another outbreak of the Ebola virus, but financial, staffing and resource challenges remain a hurdle for many hospitals and health systems attempting to maintain dedicated treatment centers for highly infectious diseases, according to new study. Source: Science Daily

Proliferation of pulmonary endothelial cells is controlled by small RNA fragments

Uncontrolled proliferation of endothelial cells in small pulmonary arteries is a key feature in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. Now it has been shown that small RNA fragments (microRNAs) affect the expression of important cell cycle regulators and, as such, might control a proproliferative phenotype of vascular endothelial cells. The identified pathway appears to be …

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When we talk to ourselves, the brain listens

Susan Murphy is a SMART Recovery meeting facilitator in Flemington, NJ, and a recovery advocate from New Hope, PA. Words matter.  The stories we tell ourselves matter.  How we narrate matters. Here is an embarrassing story.  I ate cookies for breakfast.  I was obsessing this morning over not getting something I really really REALLY wanted.  …

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Giving Tuesday – December 1

Bringing SMART Recovery to College Campuses Across America Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to support non-profits and the work …

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