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Researchers use game theory in battle against cancer
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians. Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
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Battlefield dig could yield clues to Colonial smallpox hospital
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An archeological dig at an 18th-century battlefield in upstate New York may also turn up signs of the Revolutionary War's largest smallpox hospital.
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Motörhead fan suffers brain blood clot after headbanging at show
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is now scientific evidence that Motörhead is the hardest-rocking band on earth, according to German doctors writing in the British medical journal The Lancet.
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Intestinal gas: A new healthcare therapy?
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The same compound that makes flatulence smelly could actually possess some healing properties.
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'Sea aliens' point way to neurological breakthroughs
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
They're called the aliens of the sea. And they could help point to new ways to investigate brain diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.
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CDC gets cooking with healthy recipes
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new prescription for you. But you'll have to cook it yourself.
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Musicians on Call brings private concerts to hospital patients
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Volunteers with Musicians on Call may not be practicing medicine, but their goal is to deliver the healing power of music.
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Doctor-patient handshakes put on the don't list
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
First, it was ties. Then it was white coats. Now, physicians are being told handshakes with their patients could be spreading disease.
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Sun worshippers could be driven by UV ray addiction: study
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Serial sun worshippers may be driven by more than the desire for a tan. Seems those ultraviolet rays can be addicting.
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White bread wins a round in nutrition debate
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Does your BLT sandwich on whole-grain bread lack the taste and nostalgia of the one your mom made with Wonder Bread? Well, there may be some benefits to white bread after all, a new study finds.
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Is ASCO more important than the Beatles?
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Meet the group more important than the Beatles. And, no, it's not Brit boy band One Direction (despite what opinion One Direction singer Harry Styles may have to the contrary).It's the American Society of Clinical Oncology ... at least according to the drug industry group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
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AMA President Robert Wah proudly claims his 'Star Trek' roots
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Those who recognize the philosophy that “each sentient species has the right to live in accordance with its normal evolution” as the Starfleet's Prime Directive particularly appreciated the inaugural speech by Dr. Robert Wah, new president of the American Medical Association.
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OMED conference hunts for singing osteopaths
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you're a singing osteopath, you could win a trip to the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition in Seattle this October.
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Japanese robot Pepper can detect your emotions
By Modern Healthcare | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Meet Pepper: A 4-foot-tall cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions. The latest Japanese robot can also sing, dance and crack jokes, though Outliers is assuming it won't pose a threat to Hugh Jackman's career.
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Albany, N.Y., supermaket opens free gym
By Modern Healthcare | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When Ann Lawson strolls into her neighborhood grocery store in Albany, N.Y., she really gets a workout.
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Richard III was no hunchback, but had scoliosis
By Modern Healthcare | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
So much for Shakespeare's medical credibility. After researchers studied the remains of Richard III, which were discovered in central England in 2012, they found the much-maligned 15th century king from the House of York had a severe case of scoliosis, but was far from the limping “poisonous bunchback'd toad” with a withered arm depicted in the bard's play.
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Hurricanes with feminine names seen as less scary
By Modern Healthcare | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.
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Texas Health Resources execs inspired to climb mountains
By Modern Healthcare | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some Texas Health Resources executives are reaching for the sky as they implement their 10-year strategic plan begun in 2007. Just a few years after they started referring to the plan as the climb up “Transformation Mountain,” several executives at the Arlington-based system decided to do just that.
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Red wine good for teeth?
By Modern Healthcare | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers can't quite say how your dentist might react to your gargling with it yet, but red wine could deserve a place on your oral-care regimen.
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'Iron Man' suit being developed by U.S. military
By Modern Healthcare | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Look out, Iron Man. Some elite U.S. forces may soon have a suit that rivals yours and even offers medical aid.
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Longitude Prize seeks solution to top scientific challenge
By Modern Healthcare | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Three hundred years after the British offered 10,000 pounds to whoever could solve that era's greatest scientific challenge, they're at it again.
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Awards honor insurers for plain language
By Modern Healthcare | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a business that's not always noted for clear, concise communication, some insurance companies have shown they have what it takes to break through the jargon barrier.
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Optometrists work to develop online eye exam
By Modern Healthcare | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you're too busy to go the eye doctor, some entrepreneurs are working on a solution for you.
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Women (and men, too) turn to foot surgery to fit into 'dream' shoes
By Modern Healthcare | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Quite a few people are so head over heels for their fancy footwear that even if the shoe doesn't really fit, they'll still find a way to wear it, according to a New York Times story observing the upsurge of cosmetic foot surgery in the U.S.
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Edible flowers hold promise of warding off chronic disease
By Modern Healthcare | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If Mom received flowers for Mother's Day, you might want to advise her to make a meal of them. Well, if they're the right kind of flowers, of course.
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