How to Know if You’ve Been Bitten by a Tick

Along with the great outdoors—whether that’s the backwoods, your back yard, your local park, or your favorite running trail—comes insects. And certain insects like ticks can come with trouble. “Ticks carry organisms that cause illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, viral encephalitis, and hemorrhagic fevers,” says dermatologist and co-host of the television show The Doctors, […]

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Using riboflavin, UV light reduces SARS-CoV-2 pathogens in plasma, whole blood

Scientists do not yet know if Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—can be transmitted by blood transfusion. But given the unknowns around this new pathogen, researchers at Colorado State University used existing technologies to show that exposing the coronavirus to riboflavin and ultraviolet light reduces pathogens in human plasma and whole-blood products. The study, […]

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How Can Mental Health Services Be More Accessible for People of Color?

In a society that now has mental health on the tip of its tongue more than ever, women of color are having a parallel but nuanced conversation about access, social and cultural stigmas and other roadblocks that keep making mental health services a difficult terrain to navigate. Marginalized People & mental health According to a report by the Centers for […]

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Misty Copeland Says Cooking Keeps Her Positive During the Pandemic: 'I Love to Be in the Kitchen'

Misty Copeland is offering advice and support for those struggling with their mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic. The professional ballet dancer, 37, addresses mental health struggles as part of the Child Mind Institute's #WeThriveInside campaign, which offers personal videos from celebrities who share how they are coping during the pandemic. In the video, Copeland emphasizes the importance of being […]

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Two paths better than one for treating patients with heart stents, study shows

Pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than aspirin alone, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. Led by Kevin Bainey, a U of A interventional cardiologist and associate professor, […]

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Gene inactivation of PTEN drives cancer predisposition

An international team of researchers co-led by Cleveland Clinic have identified why patients without PTEN mutations may still experience the high cancer risk associated with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS). In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a research team co-led by Charis Eng, MD, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute, and Pier Paolo Pandolfi, […]

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