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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The DSM is perhaps the best-known document in the field of psychology. The current fifth edition catalogs an astounding 265 ways that people can experience emotional, cognitive and behavioral difficulties. The DSM does a lot of good, of course, having helped mental health...

source: Psychology Today

It has become routine. Reports come in on another mass shooting. This time it’s at a school. A church. A newsroom. Politicians express their deepest sympathies and the grieving public offers their thoughts and prayers. Then the questions begin. What was the perpetrator’s...

source: ASU Now

History is repeating itself. Twenty years ago, a pain management crisis existed. As many as 70 percent of cancer patients in treatment at that time, or in end-of-life care, experienced unalleviated pain. Identified as a major...

source: STAT

Preventive care experts have been divided for years on how to best counsel women on when to get breast cancer screenings. But a new study suggests that women might benefit from individualized approaches to mammograms rather than from universal guidelines.

source: STAT

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are (not that) new technologies that have been recently boosted thanks to hardware improvements. Through algorithms, they can learn, predict and advise based on vast amounts of data. One of the areas where AI is expected to have...

source: Labiotech

Making healthy decisions at the grocery store just got easier, thanks to an app developed by Northwestern University researchers that not only rates the nutritional value of packaged foods but also suggests healthier alternatives....

source: WTTW-TV


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