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8 hrs ago | Circulation

Anatomic Analysis of the Left Atrial Appendage After Closure With the ...

From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology and Pathomorphology , Jagiellonian University, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland; Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, St Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA ; and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, and Institute for Regeneration Medicine, ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Poland, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Examiner.com

Protein and probiotics burn fat, maintain muscle for Paleo low carb weight loss

If you can't win at weight loss , don't blame your willpower. The burden of blame may belong to your belly bacteria.

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Related Topix: University of New Mexico, Life, Dieting, Nutrition

Health.com

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby's immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.

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Related Topix: Allergy and Immunology

Medical News Today

Study examines incidence, survival rate of severe immunodeficiency disorder in newborns

Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at 1 in 58,000 births, although there is a high rate of survival, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA .

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Related Topix: California, Health

Business Journal

Led by medical school, UW ranked No. 15 among world's best universities

The University of Washington is again ranked among the top universities for medicine and pharmacy in this year's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Science Blog

Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers to High Triclosan Levels

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Nursing

Medical News

Why didn't your health insurance cover your bill?

USA Today : 5 Reasons Health Insurance Didn't Pay Your Bill How many times have you gotten a medical bill for more than you were expecting? Chances are, it's happened before, and you're not the only one who's been shocked at the price tag on a service that your insurance should have covered.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Annals of Internal Medicine

Aggregate Cost of Mammography Screening in the United States

From University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco California.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of Illinois Chicago

Annals of Internal Medicine

Arterial Imaging Outcomes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Recently ...

S. Mitchell Harman, MD, PhD; Dennis M. Black, PhD; Frederick Naftolin, MD, DPhil; Eliot A. Brinton, MD; Matthew J. Budoff, MD; Marcelle I. Cedars, MD; Paul N. Hopkins, MD, MSPH; Rogerio A. Lobo, MD; JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; George R. Merriam, MD a ; Virginia M. Miller, PhD; Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD; Nanette Santoro, MD; Hugh S. Taylor, MD, ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of Utah

Bioscience Technology

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us- which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold - may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of New Mexico

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Could our gut bacteria be ruling our minds?

Scientists have discovered that our gut microbes influence our moods and food choices, according to a new article in the journal BioEssays .

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of New Mexico

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Medical Daily

Gut Bacteria Control Our Minds To Get The Food They Want; How Countering This Can Fight Obesity

Our guts contain trillions of bacteria, all of which control our minds in order to get the foods they want.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Medicine, Nutrition

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Medical Daily

This Simple Blood Test Costs $10,000: Why Are Some Hospital Prices Obscenely Higher Than Others?

Hospital prices vary across the country, but the gaps are often so big that it's somewhat of a mystery how hospitals are billing their procedures.

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Related Topix: Livingston, NJ, Rahway, NJ

Examiner.com

Managing Everyday Stress

Children are bullying and being bullied, military members are returning home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and men and women are finding it difficult to obtain good paying jobs to feed their families all can be causes of stress.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Stress, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

PhysOrg Weblog

Charges for blood tests vary across California hospitals

New UC San Francisco research shows significant price differences for ten common blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged as little as $10 for one test while others were charged $10,169 for the identical test.

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Related Topix: Medicare

Science Daily

Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us - which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold - may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of New Mexico

Medical News Today

Protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease has important treatment...

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have shown that reducing brain levels of the protein tau effectively blocks the development of disease in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe intractable form of childhood epilepsy .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Putting a spotlight on Marin's high breast cancer rate

Growing up in Mill Valley, hearing about a breast cancer diagnosis seemed as common as learning a friend had the flu.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

Biopharm

BPTC Promotes Jones and Ransohoff to Principal Consultants

Bioprocess Technology Consultants, Inc. a strategic, technical, and regulatory consulting company for the biopharmaceutical industry, has promoted Susan Dana Jones, PhD, and Thomas C. Ransohoff to principal consultants.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Examiner.com

Low carb athlete raises 200,000 dollars for no-sugar campaign by rowing 45 days

Known as an endurance athlete and entrepreneur, Sami Inkinen believes in the benefits of high fat, low carb sugar-free diets for health, fitness and weight loss .

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Related Topix: Life, Dieting, Medicine, Nutrition

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