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How Zebrafish Are Helping Improve Bone Marrow Transplants

You read that right --zebrafish are helping reveal drugs that may improve bone marrow transplants.  Using large-scale zebrafish drug-screening models, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital...
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Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What’s In a Name?

We’ve all seen the words “complementary,” “alternative,” and “integrative,” but what do they really mean? Complementary Versus Alternative Many Americans—more than 30 percent of adults and about 12...
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Do Animal-Assisted Therapies Work?

Several research teams are examining the potential benefits of bringing specially trained animals into clinical settings. These animal-assisted therapies are increasingly offered in hospitals...
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New Pediatric Quality Survey Captures Inpatient Care Experience

Surveying hospital inpatients and their families about their hospital experience is an increasingly important measure of care quality. However, researchers have lacked a standardized...
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Project A.L.S. Spends 100% Of Donations From 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge On Promising Research

On the one-year anniversary of The Ice Bucket Challenge--an unexpected social media sensation that raised unprecedented awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease--Project A.L.S....
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What Most Chronic Pain Patients Don’t Tell You

More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture or both, but many of these...
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Personalized Medicine: Pharmacogenomics 101

Pharmacogenomics, the study of how genes affect the way medicines work in your body, is helping advance personalized medicine and allowing healthcare providers nationwide...
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A New “United We Learn” Model For Doctors And Nurses

The image isn’t at all shocking or unfamiliar: doctors and nurses working side-by-side in the hospital—treating, fixing, preventing, educating…you name it, they’re doing it....
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8 Secrets To Get Ahead In Nursing

These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze.  How to navigate that maze?...

New Risk-Based Methodology For Reporting Diagnostic Lab Results

A major study of electronic medical records by researchers at Florence A. Rothman Institute (FARI) introduced a new model for reporting laboratory test results,...


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