Diet and exercise advice to reduce your cancer risk

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diet-exercise-advice-to-reduce/id43... . Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and director of Energy Balance, works with patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center to change behaviors based on nutrition and physical activity. Basen-Engquist’s goal is to find the best psychological and social interventions to alter unhealthy behaviors that increase cancer risk. Listen to Basen-Engquist describe her research and...

August 6, 2013 - Jane Burns, Jihoon Kim; Special Webinar

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Privacy Preserving Analytics for Kawasaki Disease in African-Americans Jane Burns UCSD Jihoon Kim UCSD Abstract: Preserving research subject privacy while accelerating discovery through inter-institutional collaborations remains a challenge. Genotype data itself is considered an identifiable code similar to a social security number or fingerprint, so individual-level data cannot be shared while still preserving privacy. Collaborations between countries are further restricted by...

Aug 2, 2013: Special Webinar; Elena Martinez and Ian Komenaka

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Informed Consent for Biospecimen Collection and Data Sharing among Low-income, Uninsured and Underinsured Women: Is it a Matter of Trust? Elena Martinez Moores Cancer Center Ian Komenaka Maricopa Medical Center Abstract: Little is known about willingness of individuals from underserved populations to participate in biospecimen collection and data sharing, and whether participation varies according to the individual who is attempting to obtain informed consent from patients for such...

Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom

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Background: Increasing active travel (walking, cycling, public transport) is increasingly seen as integral to strategies to raise physical activity levels. Purpose: This study examined (1) sociodemographic correlates of active travel to work and (2) associations between active travel and cardiovascular risk factors in the United Kingdom (UK). Methods: Data come from Understanding Society, a nationally representative survey of UK residents in 2009/2011, analyzed in 2012. Multinomial...
Authors: Anthony Laverty, Jennifer Mindell, Elizabeth Webb, Christopher Millett

Regenerative Medicine Primer

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Dr. Andre Terzic, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Director of the enterprise-wide Center for Regenerative Medicine reviews his article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, regarding the upcoming forum dedicated to regenerative medicine and surgery. Across specialties, the emerging tools, principles, and practices of regenerative medicine are at the core of transforming healthcare. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ltwjdrj

Perioperative Management of Patients With LVAD and Noncardiac Surgery

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Is surgery safe in LVAD patients? “Yes,” says Dr. William Mauermann, in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This Anesthesiologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, notes great results for safety and recovery from the largest series to date of noncardiac surgical procedures. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/p4rlvwk