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Deciding about lung cancer screening

Deciding about lung cancer screening

Who should be screened for lung cancer? If you have a heavy smoking history, have smoked within the last 15 years, and are age 55 and older, your risk for lung cancer is increased. If you meet these criteria, your doctor might recommend a low-dose CT scan to screen...

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Treating your high blood pressure

Treating your high blood pressure

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure refers to the force that your blood puts on the walls of your arteries. When your distance is too high, it can damage the walls of our arteries, heart and kidneys. Despite its name, blood pressure isn't necessarily caused by a...

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Choosing care for the end of life

Choosing care for the end of life

This blog will discuss end of life care and give insight into what each option entails. How do you take care of someone at end of life? Choosing how to care for someone at the end of their life is an issue that doesn’t often get discussed, and as a result many people...

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Wine Country doctors save lives, lose homes

Wine Country doctors save lives, lose homes

Santa Rosa Memorial was the northernmost hospital to remain open in the midst of the North Bay fires Monday.
About 60 people arrived at Santa Rosa Memorial throughout Monday morning, including two burn patients in critical condition, 15 people with moderate injuries and 43 with minor injuries, Colleen Flynn, a spokeswoman for the St. Joseph Health group said.
Santa Rosa Memorial, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and Petaluma Valley Hospital remained open as of about 3 p.m. None of the medical centers had suffered any structural damage, officials said.
Santa Rosa Memorial also accepted evacuees from our neighboring hospitals — including six transfers from Kaiser Santa Rosa, which was evacuated and shut down, and six from Sutter Medical Center.
Petaluma Valley took in 28 patients, including several who needed to be evacuated from Sutter Medical Center, Kaiser Santa Rosa and senior living facilities in the area.
Flynn emphasized that those without injuries should seek help at shelters, not medical centers.
After evacuating Fountaingrove about 3 a.m., the family took shelter in Elizabeth Tito’s office, where their youngest child, 11, and pets remained Monday afternoon.
Krilich was one such doctor, who assumed his home was gone.
By late afternoon Monday, Santa Rosa Memorial had treated 160 people.

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Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

As the saying goes, “ignore your teeth and they will go away.” I wanted to keep my teeth because my smile was just too important to me!
What Is Gum Disease?
When all the types of bacteria are in balance, your gums are protected from disease-causing bacteria.
Finally, you need to make sure that your gums are getting the nutrients they need, and in the right amounts, to stay healthy.

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4 dead, over 26 injured in poll chaos in Nyanza, Machakos

4 dead, over 26 injured in poll chaos in Nyanza, Machakos

Two of the victims died after police and anti-election protesters, allied to the National Supper Alliance (Nasa), clashed in Kisumu and Homa Bay on Thursday.
Mr Chrispine Ochieng, 20, who is receiving treatment at the hospital, claimed he was shot in Nyalenda after he was dragged out of the house. “The police officer who shot me was at the fly over.
Others who were also injured were Samuel Ooko who was shot on the knee in Mamboleo, while Godfrey Ochieng suffered gunshot wounds on the neck in Manyatta.
In Homa Bay, A 14-year-old pupil was shot dead after police and Nasa protesters clashed.
At Homa Bay Hospital, seven youths were admitted with various body wounds.
Mr Nick Odwar said he was attacked by police officers as he was walking home.
In Machakos County, A Form Two student was shot dead and two other people hospitalised with bullet wounds after police allegedly fired live bullets at demonstrators in Athi River.
I was going home when police shot me while confronting demonstrators who had barricaded roads,” Mr Mutua said. “If you are not a patient or a medic in uniform leave here at once,” a senior officer ordered.

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Telangana: 50 suffer eye injuries celebrating Diwali

He was injured by a rocket bomb.
“People refuse to give way if it is not an ambulance, but my son was suffering inside the vehicle.
Hospital superintendent Dr Ravinder Goud said, “We cannot predict the result of the surgeries.
District medical health officer Dr Padmaja K. said, “She was grievously injured when brought in last night. Her eye has been operated upon but her vision has been damaged.

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Ind. Department of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rates

Ind. Department of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rates

“The significant savings will help support Indiana businesses and encourage continued job growth for Hoosiers,” said Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson.
Workers’ Compensation rates in Indiana have been on a downward trend for the last five years. This decrease in rates can be attributed to a drop in frequency of worker injuries due to an increased emphasis on safety in the workplace and better case management when injuries do occur. The robust job market also plays a key role as payrolls increase and the economy grows, creating a larger base for collecting premiums.
Indiana Workers’ Compensation rates consistently rank second lowest in the United States, according to the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking report. The Information Technology and Research Section in the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has examined state rates on a biennial basis since 1986.
“We are proud that Indiana continues to produce some of the lowest Workers’ Compensation rates in the nation. With overall rates decreasing in 2018, Indiana intensifies its tradition of offering employers a welcoming and responsive business environment,” said Robertson.

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Breast cancer awareness month calendar

Breast cancer awareness month calendar

10 a.m.-3 p.m. 540 S. Queen St., Free clinical breast exams, cancer screenings and treatment and survivorship programs .Proceeds benefit screenings and education programs available through the institute and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
Breast cancer survivors are invited to attend celebration sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition,Cancer Support Community Delaware, American Cancer Society, and Nanticoke Health Services.
For more information, call (302) 934-5200.
Call (302) 212-2947 to register.
Call (888) 672-9647 for appointment.
For more information, call (302) 623-4661.
Tickets are $40 and include painting, a breast cancer awareness T-shirt and refreshments.

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Chef le da toque saludable a clásicos cubanos

Chef le da toque saludable a clásicos cubanos

Pero esas experiencias le inculcaron un amor por la comida.
Su pasión por comer saludablemente la desarrolló en una etapa más temprana de su vida.
Linares aumentó mucho de peso después de que sus padres trasladaron a la familia a Estados Unidos.
La de ellos es una experiencia compartida por muchas familias inmigrantes hispanas y latinas, dijo Linares.
“Por eso es que me importa mucho la salud de los latinos y que regresemos a nuestras costumbres culinarias”, dijo Linares, de padre cubano y de madre colombiana.
Empezó a hacer ejercicio con regularidad y le pidió a sus papás que cocinaran las comidas saludables que preparaban cuando vivían en Colombia.
Con eso en mente, Linares se puso a experimentar con sus recetas favoritas de comida cubana.
Y para hacer el sándwich cubano, usa carne de pavo con poca en grasa, queso suizo bajo en grasa y pan multicereales.
Los latinoamericanos pueden comer platillos saludables que incluyen los aromas y los sabores conocidos de sus países natales, dijo Linares, quien disfruta los recuerdos de las comidas familiares en Colombia.

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Involvement of PUF60 in Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Regulation of Hepatitis B Virus Pregenomic RNA Expression

Involvement of PUF60 in Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Regulation of Hepatitis B Virus Pregenomic RNA Expression

At day 2 post-transcription (pt), the level of 3.5 kb RNA, but not 3.5 kb RNA -derived, 2.2-kb spliced (Sp1) RNA lacking intron nt 2447/489, was higher in PUF60-expressing cells compared to control cells. At day 2 post-transcription (pt), the level of 3.5 kb RNA, but not 3.5 kb RNA -derived, 2.2-kb spliced (Sp1) RNA lacking intron nt 2447/489, was higher in PUF60-expressing cells compared to control cells.
The results were comparable to those of 3.5 kb RNA in cells (Fig.
(b) After 12 h of transfection with pcDNA-F-PUF60 or EV, HepG2-hNTCP-C4 cells were infected with HBV and cultured for 5 days, and total cellular RNA was analyzed by RT-qPCR to determine levels of 3.5 kb RNA (left) and spRNAs (right).
Effects of TCF7L2 over-expression with or without PUF60 on 3.5 kb RNA expression at days 2 and 4 pt were assessed in cells co-transfected with pUC-HB-Ce (Fig.
At day 2 pt, the 3.5 kb RNA level in cells expressing PUF60-D1 was comparable to that in cells expressing full-length PUF60 and markedly higher than control cells without PUF60 expression.
Cells were transfected with pUC-HB-Ce and pcDNA-F-PUF60, -PUF60-D1 or EV, followed by RT-qPCR for 3.5 kb RNA at days 2 and 4 pt (left). Particle-associated HBV DNA in culture supernatants as well as 3.5 kb RNA in these cells transfected with pUC-HB-Ce and pcDNA-F-PUF60-D1 or EV were measured at day 5 pt.
Approximately 2-fold higher levels of particle-associated HBV DNA in the culture supernatant as well as 3.5 kb RNA in these cells compared to cells without PUF60-D1 expression was observed at day 5 pt (Fig.

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Fractional Laser Releases Tumor-Associated Antigens in Poorly Immunogenic Tumor and Induces Systemic Immunity

Fractional Laser Releases Tumor-Associated Antigens in Poorly Immunogenic Tumor and Induces Systemic Immunity

To investigate if the adaptive immune system was affected by aFP, we measured the number of CD3roup and all survival mice in, CD4roup and all survival mice in, and CD8+ T cells and Foxp3+ Tregs inside the tumor using flow cytometry 5 days after aFP treatment. We chose to measure on 5 days after aFP treatment because by this day the aFP-treated tumor in the aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups showed significantly shrinkage. To investigate if the adaptive immune system was affected by aFP, we measured the number of CD3roup and all survival mice in, CD4roup and all survival mice in, and CD8+ T cells and Foxp3+ Tregs inside the tumor using flow cytometry 5 days after aFP treatment. We chose to measure on 5 days after aFP treatment because by this day the aFP-treated tumor in the aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups showed significantly shrinkage.
(a) Average of tumor volume curves on the treated legs of mice in the control, anti-PD-1, aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups after tumor inoculation. (a) Average of tumor volume curves on the treated legs of mice in the control, anti-PD-1, aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups after tumor inoculation.
Flow cytometry analysis was performed 12 days after aFP treatment to investigate the number of CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+, epitope specific CD8+ T cells and Tregs expressing CD4, and Foxp3 inside the untreated contralateral tumor when the untreated contralateral tumor in the aFP + anti-PD-1 group shrank. Flow cytometry analysis was performed 12 days after aFP treatment to investigate the number of CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+, epitope specific CD8+ T cells and Tregs expressing CD4, and Foxp3 inside the untreated contralateral tumor when the untreated contralateral tumor in the aFP + anti-PD-1 group shrank.

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Diana Pratt’s breast cancer journey

Diana Pratt’s breast cancer journey

One year ago, Diana Pratt was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma (IBC), the rarest and most aggressive form of breast cancer. As a result, it easily spreads without being detected.
Needless to say, Pratt was stopped dead in her tracks by the diagnosis.
While she consulted with specialists at MD Anderson, Pratt gathered a team of local physicians including: medical oncologist, Alpana Desai, MD; Martin Health Physician Group radiation oncologist, Michael Burke, MD; and breast surgeon, James Vopal, MD.
Pratt was pleasantly surprised that her medical team in Stuart was willing to integrate MD Anderson’s protocols into her care and treatment.
“I consulted with Diana’s surgeon at MD Anderson and Dr. Burke spoke with her radiation oncologist there as well.
As Pratt’s medical oncologist, Dr. Desai helped choreograph the coordination of care her patient received.
“Diana had an amazing response and all of us, including the specialists at MD Anderson, were extremely pleased with the results.

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