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CDC Ban on Gun Research Caused Lasting Damage

President Obama may have ended the 17-year ban on gun violence research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but even if Congress restores research funds, experts say the damage runs deeper than funding cuts.

Since the 1996 ban, many of the leading researchers of the 1980s and 1990s have moved on to other specialties, and some said they've even discouraged students from specializing in gun violence research because the work doesn't pay. The ban also helped make gun-related questions controversial even for studies not funded by the government, and it will take years to restore available data to what it once was.

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1 week ago

Free Cancer Meds

Does the high-price of cancer medications have you down? That is because cancer drugs are some of the most expensive in the marketplace. Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, only to find out that the very drugs that may help you live longer, have costs equivalent to a new car payment and some even as high as small house! Yes, you read that correctly.

The cost of some cancer medications can range from several hundred dollars a month to as much as a hundred thousand dollars a year! Sadly, the high price of some cancer medications are discouraging patients from seeking the treatment they need. The average family struggles to even come close to being able to afford the life-prolonging drugs at such astronomical prices.

But, there is help out there! There are millions of people in America facing financial troubles causing them to be unable to afford high-priced prescriptions. The solution has been around for years. It is packaged in the form of a Patient Assistance Program (PAP). But, you don't want just any Patient Assistance Program. You want one that's considered to be a full-service program.

As with most things, all are not created equal. Patient Assistance Programs were formed to assist eligible http://www.id-ss.com/job-category/medical-writer-jobs/ individuals who cannot afford their prescription medications due to limited income or other financial hardships. The problem is most people don't know they exist or understand the complex application and approval process required to take part in a PAP.

There is a qualifying process based on present insurance coverage and income requirements, but if you meet the criteria, a Patient Assistance Program can prove to be a godsend. It can take your monthly prescription costs down from hundreds or thousands of dollars a month to a very manageable out-of-pocket expense.

A good PAP will do all the legwork on your behalf, which will allow you to enjoy a worry-free way to receive your medication and save substantial money. There is a nominal monthly fee for the service. But with it, you can gain access to over fifty cancer prescriptions at no cost to you!

Don't let the cost of cancer medications put you in a financial rut. Fight back! Both for your life and your finances!

No patient battling cancer should go without medication simply because they can't afford it. Now, you don't have to. There is help out there, and Patient Assistance Programs make it easy to get the medications you need.

By: Nicole Calhoun

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Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, Muri and her son, Jordan. She loves to travel and meet new people. If you would like to find out more about PAP, please contact Nicole.



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4 months ago

Research Laboratory | WBDG Whole Building Design Guide

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Research Laboratories are workplaces for the conduct of scientific research. This WBDG Building Type page will summarize the key architectural, engineering, operational, safety, and sustainability considerations for the design of Research Laboratories.

The authors recognize that in the 21st century clients are pushing project design teams to create research laboratories that are responsive to current and future needs, that encourage interaction among scientists from various disciplines, that help recruit and retain qualified scientists, and that facilitates partnerships and development. As such, a separate WBDG Resource Page on Trends in Laboratory Design has been deve

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2015

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At FasterCures, we are always thinking about ways to innovate the medical research system so that better treatments and cures get to patients faster. Read below to find out the top 10 issues and trends that we are watching this year:

4 months ago

Exploring Religious Aspects of Infertility Treatments by Mindy Berkson

Just because society is capable of doing something does it mean we should? When you view this question in regards to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) this question becomes extremely personal due to its religious connotations. It is estimated that 7.3 million women are affected by infertility leaving many to believe that medical research and treatments should help these women fulfill their dreams of having a child, yet some religions state otherwise.

ART can be provoking, insightful, challenging, sometimes scary, often exciting and always powerful. Many religions have specific views on IVF, surrogacy, and egg or sperm donations creating a multitude of decisions and obstacles for

2 years ago

An unusual headache

Una M Graham, specialist trainee year 7, endocrinology and diabetes1, Mark Magorrian, consultant physician2, Paul Burns, consultant neuroradiologist3, John R Lindsay, consultant physician11Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Mater Hospital, Belfast BT14 6AB, UK2Department of Stroke and Elderly Care Medicine, Mater Hospital, Belfast, UK3Department of Neuroradiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UKCorrespondence to: U Graham qublbc8athotmail.comA 68 year old woman presented to the emergency department with a 10 day history of gradual onset left temporal headache and scalp tenderness, which had increased in severity over this period. She had a 40 year history of migraine, for which she had been prescribed sumatriptan. She described her presenting headache as different from her usual migraine. She was otherwise well with no recent illness or head injury. On examination she was normotensive and her temperature was also normal. There was no evidence of meningism. Her temporal arteries were pulsatile and non-tender on palpation. She had no neurological http://www.id-ss.com/jobs/healthcare-public-relations deficit and no papilloedema on fundoscopy. Her left temporomandibular joint was tender.

Initial investigations showed normal inflammatory markers and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of 2 mm in the first hour. A computed tomogram of the brain was normal, with no evidence of haemorrhage. Lumbar puncture was performed with an opening pressure of 16.5 cm H2O (reference range 8-21). The results of cerebrospinal fluid analysis were normal. There was no evidence of haemorrhage on spectrophotometrya sensitive method of detecting blood products in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Three days after admission she noted swelling of the tongue and difficulty in eating. She was able to swallow but found it difficult to move her tongue. She had no hoarseness. On examination her speech was dysarthric, and she had swelling over the left side of her tongue, with leftward deviation on tongue protrusion (fig 1). Taste and tongue sensation were normal. Careful examination of palatal movement identified no weakness.

Questions1. What is the differential diagnosis of headache in this patient?

2. What is the neurological deficit described?

3. How would you investigate this patient further?

4. How would you manage this patient?

5. What is the prognosis?

Answers1. What is the differential diagnosis of headache in this patient?Short answerIn this age group unilateral