With the support of generous donations from listeners and others, Mix 106.5’s 33rd annual Radiothon raised $1,361,137.33 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The final total from the event, which took place last week, was announced on the radio station on Monday, Feb. 28. Radiothon is such an important event for everyone at the Children’s Center.
Month: February 2022
The national pediatric hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, where onco-ophthalmologist Lesia Lysytsia, MD, works has fallen silent apart from the sounds of bombs and rockets. She has been living in the hospital with her physician husband, Oleksandr, her two daughters (ages 2 and 5), and their babysitter since the second day of the war on Ukraine.
This year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week campaign calls for more robust training for GPs. Here we chat to Beat to learn more Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions. On the surface they may seem to be about food and weight, but dig deeper and you’ll see there’s a lot more going on. As someone
Capacity limits on social gatherings and other similar restrictions arguably made sense in the early days of the pandemic. We knew little then about the coronavirus, had virtually no way to treat it, and needed to protect the most vulnerable. But those restrictions came at the expense of millions of Americans’ mental health. And their
An online atlas of lung cells affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may help researchers find ways to create new therapies to treat this rare disease, one affecting about 100,000 Americans. At present, scientists are uncertain as to what causes the hardening and scarring of lung tissues that lead to increasingly labored breathing in severe
New year, new you. Here’s how to actually keep your resolutions this year. First, make sure they are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-specific. The more clear you are with what you’re trying to accomplish, the easier it will be to figure out the steps you need to take to get there. Next, don’t bite
Cannabis leaves sit on plants growing in a greenhouse in the GW Pharmaceuticals Plc facility in Sittingboune, U.K. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images A vast marijuana farm could soon be built on a small island between the U.K. and Ireland. Peel Group, a real estate firm led by
Antibiotics provide no benefit in preventing future recurrent wheezing in babies hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. And there is some evidence that antibiotics may make wheezing worse. The antibiotic azithromycin has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial in some
PHOENIX — Nearly three-fifths of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) achieved remission after treatment with dupilumab (Dupixent), researchers reported. In a 6-month study, 58.8% of adults and adolescents treated with dupilumab achieved histological remission compared to 6.3% in the placebo group (P<0.0001), according to Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, in a pre-recorded
Hearing sense could also be compromised during a bout with COVID-19. While researchers are still working on establishing if it’s a side effect of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, doctors have already acknowledged the incidence of hearing loss in some patients. COVID-19 and Hearing Loss Ongoing research has already presented findings indicative of the SARS-CoV-2 virus infecting
Anecdotal reports have linked the vaccines against COVID-19 to the sudden loss of hearing in some people. But a new study has found no evidence for such a connection with any of the three approved shots. The analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) found
Researchers are set to trial a non-invasive treatment for inoperable early-stage liver cancer, thanks to an injection of over $2 million in federal government funding. Led by Professor Alan Wigg from Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health, the trial aims to test stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR), a non-invasive technique that enables high
Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
We spring clean our homes and wardrobes, so why not our daily habits? Remove the unwanted actions and get some new ones with three easy steps Happiness is a formation of our habits. Or, at least, that’s according to positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, who has estimated that 40% of our happiness depends on the
Over 80% of the world lacks adequate healthcare infrastructure. Access to radiographic imaging is especially problematic, as more than half of all medical procedures require radiological diagnostics. Fortunately, OXOS Medical has viewed this as an opportunity for innovation, and they’ve recently begun to explore an exciting solution. OXOS has developed a low-radiation, dynamic, handheld x-ray imaging
Vaping and e-cigarettes alter your oral health and may play a role in the development of gum disease, according to researchers at the NYU College of Dentistry. What to Know: E-cigarettes and the chemicals they contain change the oral microbiome and disrupt the balance of bacteria, creating risks to oral health. Analyzing the bacteria found
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Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images A more contagious subvariant of omicron, known as BA.2, is spreading across the globe and could soon become the dominant version of Covid-19. It’s now the top variant in at least 18 countries and rapidly spreading, representing 35% of all new cases that have been genetically sequenced worldwide,
Children who sleep more often under insecticide-treated bed nets have more than 40 per cent higher likelihood of surviving into adulthood than their counterparts who use bed nets less often, a study suggests. Researchers have been exploring whether early malaria control interventions guarantee a person’s protection from the disease in later stages of life but
Black and Latinx patients who used an inhaled glucocorticoid as needed along with usual care had improved asthma outcomes, according to results from the PREPARE trial. In the study of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma, and compared to a control group that continued usual care only, the intervention group experienced a 15% decrease in risk of
Can owning a pet affect older people’s health? Those who have dogs may have a lower risk for disability, a new study finds. In the study published Wednesday on PLOS ONE, researchers sought the link between “dog and cat ownership, the onset of disability and all-cause mortality” in the older population. Previously, they had linked dog ownership among Japanese seniors
Anti–calcitonin gene-related peptide (anti-CGRP) monoclonal antibodies are effective for patients with chronic migraine and medication overuse headache regardless of detoxification strategy, according to investigators. Abruptly discontinuing overused analgesics with health care provider oversight – a frequently resource-intensive and challenging process – is no more effective for controlling medication overuse headache than simply advising patients to
The risk for postpartum depression is highest among first-time mothers, mothers younger than 25 years old and mothers of twins, according to a survey of more than 1.1 million moms worldwide. Image Credit: UVA Health Moms older than 40 years old having twins are at the highest risk, researchers from the University of Virginia School
TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. This week’s topics include mental health sequelae of
Talking to friends, family, or your boss about personal trauma is incredibly difficult, frightening, and even risky – but it can be an important part of the healing process One of the biggest struggles when living with the aftermath of sexual abuse is disclosing the abuse to someone. It requires a survivor to not only
Having a proper, restful sleep tends to get harder as people age. In a new study, a team of researchers has shed light on how “hyperexcitable neurons” may be behind the sleep problem. Different age groups have different sleep needs, and it’s recommended that adults get seven or more hours of sleep per night. However, getting
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Gerald E. Harmon Looking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, Gerald E. Harmon, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), on Thursday called for five actions to “fix our ailing health system, rebuild trust [in science and experts], and better respond
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