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New Target for Heart Disease Screening in Middle-Aged Black Women
September 30, 2016 3:59 PM by Michael Jones
[ Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Allison Hydzik at UPMC. ] According to a recent study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine, middle-aged African American women have higher levels Read More...
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Consequences of Flint’s Water Crisis, Part 2
March 16, 2016 11:11 AM by Lindsey Nolen
A major challenge facing the Flint community in years to come will be identifying which children are at the highest risk of contamination-related problems and determining all future evidence of injury. This will be critical because, even after lead exposure Read More...
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Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2
March 7, 2016 2:52 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so Read More...
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Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 1
March 4, 2016 1:52 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wants to dump Obamacare on day one of his intended presidential administration. It is one strategy, he says, to “make America great Read More...
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Consequences of Flint’s Water Crisis, Part 1
February 17, 2016 4:28 PM by Lindsey Nolen
No one expects having to fear consumption of their local water supply. Yet residents of Flint, Mich., are currently experiencing just that due to the city’s self-induced water crisis. After dangerous amounts of lead were found in Flint’s drinking water, Read More...
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MLP Workforce Report
October 29, 2015 6:09 PM by Chelsea Lacey-Mabe
The attrition of lab professionals due to aging and retirement will open ample opportunities for new technicians and technologists. The need for diagnostic lab services will continue to increase with the aging population. Donning gloves, a protective Read More...
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Distractingly Sexy
June 15, 2015 4:10 PM by Michael Jones
After winning the Nobel Prize 1 in 2001 for his research in cell division, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt recently made headlines for his attempt to prove the existence of foot-in-mouth disease while speaking at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ). Read More...
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Basket Cases
February 27, 2015 4:29 PM by Michael Jones
Thanks to the quick evolution of improved genetic sequencing capabilities, the concept personalized medicine has changed the way clinicians and physicians are thinking about patient treatment. Traditionally, the trial and testing period for clinical drugs Read More...
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Vaccination Perspectives
February 17, 2015 3:35 PM by Michael Jones
A combination of the continued national debate over the connection between autism and vaccines -- despite the hypothesized link having long-since been disproved -- and events like the measles outbreak spawning from Disneyland have led to a lot of vaccination-related Read More...
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Ebola Vaccines
January 23, 2015 4:37 PM by Michael Jones
While the Ebola outbreak continues to impact much of West Africa, it appears to be starting to fade at last. According to a recent article in the New York Times , healthcare companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck have will be introducing vaccines for Read More...
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New NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy
December 11, 2014 5:23 PM by Michael Jones
In the age of readily available genetic sequencing, the overabundance of data has been noted around the globe. As big data solutions become more common and diverse, the concept of data sharing has been a focal point of discussions regarding the future Read More...
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Struck a Nerve
October 15, 2014 10:45 AM by Lynn
All of the phlebotomists are probably cringing at the term I used in the headline, but it seems germane considering the overwhelming number of comments the ADVANCE editorial staff has received since the launch of our 2014 Salary Survey. (If you haven’t Read More...
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Unsung Heroes
August 29, 2014 1:53 PM by Michael Jones
I’ve discussed the spread of the Zaire ebolavirus before , but as it continues to overwhelm countries in West Africa, scientists have been able to track the virus in real time. A recent article from NPR followed a team of researchers as they collected Read More...
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Bears and 'Betes
August 14, 2014 3:47 PM by Michael Jones
Lately, I find myself becoming a little jealous of bears. That’s right, bears – but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, it’d be great to hang out in creeks during the summer months, eating nothing but fresh salmon and berries all day, every day. Read More...
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Smart Contacts
July 24, 2014 5:04 PM by Michael Jones
We’ve discussed mobile medicine and hand-held technology before, but a recent partnership between drug manufacturer Novartis and internet juggernaut Google takes the theory to a whole new level. The two companies announced their collaboration to develop Read More...
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