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EEOC Clarifies Unpaid Leave Requirements

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may be on repeat, but the agency wants to make sure employers know that unpaid leave may be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Though the EEOC has always maintained that leave may need to be offered in this context, the agency noted in […]

Natural Molecule Could Improve Parkinson’s

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A natural molecule shows benefit in a preliminary clinical trial for Parkinson’s Disease Newswise: MedNews

Humana and Mount Sinai Health Partners Create Improved Care Model

Partnership provides Humana Medicare Advantage members with more personalized health care experience and aims for healthier outcomes Newswise: MedNews

Women’s Long Work Hours Linked to Alarming Increases in Cancer, Heart Disease

Women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers may pay a steep price: life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Work weeks that averaged 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis for women, according to new research from The […]

Fred Hutch Expert Available to Discuss New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Newswise: MedNews

Four Paths to the End of Life – One Far More Expensive Than Others – Emerge in New Medicare Study

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Last-ditch, high-tech heroic treatments. Days in the hospital intensive care unit. You might think this is what makes dying in America so expensive – and that it’s where we should focus efforts to spend healthcare dollars more wisely. But a new study finds that for nearly half of older Americans, high spending was already in […]

Simulations Describe HIV’s ‘Diabolical Delivery Device’

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University of Chicago scientists and their colleagues have developed an innovative computer model of HIV that gives real insight into how a virus “matures” and becomes infective. Newswise: MedNews

Eileen Gable, OD, Named President-Elect of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry

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Loyola Medicine optometrist Eileen Gable, OD, FAOO, has been named president-elect of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). “Increasing education about eye care is a passion of mine and I look forward to continuing to expand the instructional programs of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Optometry,” said Dr. […]

AMGA Welcome New Vice President of Public Relations

AMGA welcomes Sharon Grace as its new Vice President of Public Relations. In this position, she will direct the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction, positioning, and branding of the organization. Newswise: MedNews

UNM Cancer Center Scientists Use Already-Approved Drugs to Force Cancer Cell Death

New research from The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center sheds light on how the cells of one type of cancer cheat death. In a paper published in Oncotarget, Alexandre Chigaev, PhD, and his team describe the apoptosis-evading process that leukemia cells use. The team also discovered that some approved drugs can fight this […]

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