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Stat: Clues Point To Inflammation’s Role In Many Diseases. Will Treatments Follow?

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Stat: Clues Point To Inflammation’s Role In Many Diseases. Will Treatments Follow? 
Inflammation has become one of the hottest buzzwords in medical science, pointed to as a culprit in causing or aggravating conditions ranging from allergy to autism to Alzheimer’s disease. But it’s far from clear that standard anti-inflammatory drugs, which have been around for decades, will help patients with those conditions, especially since they often come with dangerous side effects. So in labs across the country, scientists are trying to puzzle through the basic biology, understanding how inflammation leads to disease — and whether it’s possible to develop drugs that could interrupt that process. (Keshavan, 8/31)


Poor Home Health, Doctor Communication Drives Readmissions

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readmissionsPoor Home Health, Doctor Communication Drives Readmissions

A recent study confirms what home health care agencies know all too well: gaps in communication between physicians and home health care providers are detrimental to seniors’ health and lead to hospital readmissions. Many areas of care are disrupted by communication challenges, including disparities in medication lists, lack of clarity in who is responsible for writing patient […] Read Full Article


The New York Times: Osteoporosis, A Disease With Few Treatment Options, May Soon Have One More

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osteoporosisA large clinical trial of a new osteoporosis drug found that it stimulates bone growth and prevents fractures at least as well as the only other such drug on the market. The new drug, expected to win approval from federal regulators, would offer another much-needed treatment for some of the 10 million Americans, 80 percent of them women, who have a disease that weakens bones and often leads to years of pain, disability and early death. Experts agree that new drugs are urgently needed for this debilitating disease. (Kolata, 8/16)

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