Pedestrians walk passed signage at Cigna headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Health insurers Cigna and Humana are now waiving patient cost-sharing on all treatment for coronavirus, including hospitalizations and ambulance transfers, for their insured members and employer plans. “Our customers with COVID-19 should focus on fighting this virus and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), one area where medical advances haven’t made as much progress is in the reduction of cognitive impacts. Half of HIV patients have HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which can manifest
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As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises, experts continue to learn more about the disease. They know that symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But what does the virus do inside your body to cause those symptoms? Dr. Neal Patel, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, says that like
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported outside its natural niche, the cultured prostate cancer stem cells lost their tumor-inducing capability and stem cell marker expression after approximately 8 transfers at a 1:3 split ratio. To characterize the iPS87 cell line, cells were stained with antibodies to various markers
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 27 2020 Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To do this, Jack is conducting a secondary analysis of de-identified data from a National Database for Autism Research collection called “Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Females with Autism.” During
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Sitting for long periods of time can make areas of your lower body sore. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these stretches. Christine Eley, Mayo Clinic Employee Health Promotion Coordinator shows us how to perform these stretches along with the help of Mayo employees. Lower back stretch: 1. Sit forward in your chair.
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The limited supply of ventilators is one of the chief concerns facing hospitals as they prepare for more COVID-19 cases. In Italy, where hospitals have been overwhelmed with patients in respiratory failure, doctors have had to make difficult life-or-death decisions about who gets a ventilator and who does not. In the U.S., emergency plans developed
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Researchers from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China have looked at the outcomes of pregnant mothers with COVID-19 and their newborns. Their study titled, “Clinical features and obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnant patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective, single-center, descriptive study” was published in the latest
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Money is stressful for students. I’ve been there. As a pre-med, medical student, and even as a physician, it’s not uncommon to stress about money, student loans, and feeling stretched too thin financially. It’s essential to get a grip on your finances from day one because of the effect of compounding interest. This applies to
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These are the 6 medical school misconceptions that I see most commonly. Support the channel and become a Patron! Visit https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Med School Insiders All-New Courses! https://medschoolinsiders.com/all-courses/ 1 | You Have to Be Really Smart 2 | Your Social Life is Over 3 | Your Step Score is King 4 | If You Don’t Do
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To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer’s disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have tested a new imaging method for this purpose. The research is published in the journal Advanced Science. In Alzheimer’s disease,
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Poor diet is a significant contributor to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes accounting for early mortality. A new study published in the journal JAMA in March 2020 shows that dietary deficiency is both prevalent and pathogenic in today’s young America. Factors that affect diet quality include what children are fed when
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Donated blood is collected at Bloodworks Northwest on March 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Karen Ducey | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus, under new emergency protocols approved Tuesday. The
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Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is one of the more puzzling phenomena in immunology, in part because, even though it’s an autoimmune disease involving complement dysregulation, it’s generally treated by allergists because its symptoms impersonate those of severe allergic reactions. At the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s annual meeting — cancelled because of concerns surrounding
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Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers also found that elderly mice regained youthful strength after their existing muscle stem cells
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Emergency vehicles sit in front of the Chateau Nursing and Rehab Center on March 17, 2020 in Willowbrook, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images There are 147 nursing homes across 27 states that have at least one resident with the coronavirus, exposing seniors who are “more susceptible to dangerous complications from the virus,” Centers for Medicare
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