Top five ways to reduce cancer risk

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You can reduce your cancer risk by following these simple guidelines from Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Many diseases can be avoided by changing your lifestyle. Learn what you can reduce your risk for cancer.

Cognitive Heart Failure explained via 3D Animation

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CHF or Congestive Heart Failure, a condition on continuos rise explained - Are lifestyle changes responsible for increase in cases of CHF? What are the main causes? Economic impact on health system? Innovations in diagnosing and treating CHF?
Medical Industry Trends for CHF

Oct 2, 2014; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Hua Xu

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Validating drug repurposing signals using electronic health records: a case study of metformin associated with reduced cancer mortality Hua Xu, Melinda C Aldrich, Qingxia Chen, Hongfang Liu, Neeraja B Peterson, Qi Dai, Mia Levy, Anushi Shah, Xue Han, Xiaoyang Ruan, Min Jiang, Ying Li, Jamii St Julien, Jeremy Warner, Carol Friedman, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny J Am Med Inform Assoc Published Online First: 22 July 201 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002649 Hua Xu The University of Texas...

Breakthrough Therapies for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Timothy P.M. Whelan, M.D., Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses promising clinical trial results of new agents (pirfenidone, nintedanib) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). To date, only supportive care and transplant (for eligible patients) have been available to IPF patients, but these new trial results could lead to FDA approval of the first drugs for IPF.

NCAR study points to increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels

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Local weather forecast warnings about unhealthy air could become much more common around the country. A recent scientific study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research warns of a whopping 70% increase in the number of days with unhealthy summertime ozone levels by the year 2050.

Aug 15, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; Alison Marsden

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SimVascular: An open source pipeline for cardiovascular modeling and blood flow simulation Alison Marsden UC San Diego Abstract: SimVascular is currently the only comprehensive software package that provides a complete pipeline from medical image data segmentation to patient specfic blood flow simulation and analysis. This software and its derivatives have been used in hundreds of conference abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as the foundation of medical startups....