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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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In light of recent research, this month the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guideline for treating mild brain trauma, urging physicians and parents to let kids return to school sooner, and allow them to use electronics...

source: NPR

Dentists who prescribe opioid painkillers to teenagers and young adults after pulling their wisdom teeth may be putting their patients at risk of addiction, a new study finds. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine Monday,...

source: The Washington Post

At the Carrollton, Texas, Walmart Supercenter, customers can now add a therapy session to a grocery run. The clinic, which rolled out this week, is a pilot program run by Boston-based behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options;...

source: Digiday

In the largest such study undertaken to date, research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients. The...

source: Keele University via Medical Xpress

Questions are swirling after the announcement that the first gene-edited babies were born earlier this month — including what exactly researchers did and whether it worked. The announcement came via a YouTube video posted by Jiankui...

source: LiveScience

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear Dec. 3 in the journal...

source: University of California, Los Angeles via Medical Xpress

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