Developing therapies for treatment-resistant prostate cancer

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Cancer effects so many people around the world. Cancer of the prostate, is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Have you or anyone you know experienced prostate cancer? Do you ever wonder if, in our lifetime, there will be a time when we don’t have to worry about cancer deaths? (4-mintue read) Developing […]

Don’t Lose Track of the Dangers of Cholesterol

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Often when we read medical records, patient’s have cholesterol issues.  In fact, its so often that the diagnosis could be discounted in our thoughts as just another common ailment.  Did you know that adults over the age of 20 should begin to have their cholesterol checked every 5 years or so. Do you or someone […]

Cash for Colonoscopies: Colorado Tries to Lower Health Costs Through Incentives

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Colorado is incentivizing patients. These checks can range from below $50 to in the thousands. The article below explains the Colorado Purchasing Alliance and the patient requirements to receive initiatives from procedures.  What a great idea and the side effect is a more educated consumer!  Would you use something like this if it were available […]

How can we use AI to Preserve Privacy in Biomedicine?

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

AI has taken the world and medical field by storm. We use AI in everyday task without even realizing it. AI is now being used to protect patient privacy.  Do you use voice activated programs?  Everyone is constantly looking for ways to make life simpler and more effective.  . What types of AI do you […]

13 hospitals receive funding as special pathogen care hubs

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Highly infectious diseases require special care and treatment, we are all familiar with the COVID-19 and Ebola outbreaks. Maybe you are also familiar with John Hopkins Medical Center or Denver Health and Hospital Authority, which are two out of the ten regional emerging special pathogen treatment centers. These hospitals will all receive funding to make […]

Heart medication shows potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder

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Heart disease and alcohol use disorder sound like two separate things, but they do have something in common. The drug spironolactone. This drug is typically seen as a heart medication, however a recent study shows that this drug can also help treat alcohol use disorder! This drug can help high blood pressure and assist patients […]

What are COVID Toes?

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Have you experienced COVID-19? Did your toes or fingers feel swollen during the time? This recent study explains a connection between COVID-19 and swollen toes. The swelling does not only occur in the toes but can also affect the fingers! Did you or someone you know have this symptom with COVID? (4-minute read) What are […]

Study sheds new light on the risk of rare blood-clotting condition after covid-19 vaccination

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Did you or anyone you know receive the COVID-19 vaccine? A recent study links the Covid-19 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to TTS. The following article also talks about the other vaccines and recent studies done on them. What are your thoughts and concerns about the recent findings regarding COVID and the vaccines? (8 minute read) Study sheds […]

UT Southwestern study uncovers a causative signaling pathway in breast cancer

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A recent study identifies a new cause of breast cancer.   With a family history of breast cancer it definitely causes concern for the women in my family.  Breast Cancer is the number one type of cancer that effects women.   Hopeful for a cure, these findings appear a step in that direction. (4 minute read) UT […]