White House budget proposes billions of dollars for cancer research, opioid crisis response

White House budget proposes billions of dollars for cancer research, opioid crisis response

President Joe Biden’s budget request to Congress proposes the creation of a new agency dedicated to cancer research, billions of dollars in funding to help end the opioid epidemic and an investment in the rural health workforce.As Biden’s first budget

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They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms.

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Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News Kristin Novotny once led an active life, with regular CrossFit workouts and football in the front yard with her children — plus a job managing the kitchen at a middle school. Now, the 33-year-old mother

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Children’s National Hospital awarded $4.2 million to lead maternal mental health research programs

Children's National Hospital performs first minimally invasive spinal tether surgery in region

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute award supports a D.C. mother-infant behavioral wellness program April 06, 2021 Children’s National Hospital announces a $4.2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support

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Using data for anti-racist medical research: An interview with COTA’s chief legal officer

Using data for anti-racist medical research: An interview with COTA's chief legal officer

Nadine Peters has gone from Partner at Hogan Lovells and Verrill Dana to Counsel at HHS and PCORI to chief legal officer at Cota, an oncologist-founded data startup seeking to bring clarity to cancer care by leveraging real-world data. Her

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Unwanted Weight Gain or Weight Loss During the Pandemic? Blame Your Stress Hormones

Unwanted Weight Gain or Weight Loss During the Pandemic? Blame Your Stress Hormones

By Lina Begdache, Binghamton University, State University of New York If you have experienced unwanted weight gain or weight loss during the pandemic, you are not alone. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association, 61% of U.S. adults

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Millennials Flock to Telehealth, Online Research

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April 2, 2021 — The internet is often the first place many of us go to find information, whether it’s about hotels, music, or furniture. And health guidance is no exception — especially among millennials. A new survey of

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Too Much Sitting Is Bad For You — But Some Types Are Better Than Others

Too Much Sitting Is Bad For You — But Some Types Are Better Than Others

By Wuyou Sui, University of Victoria and Harry Prapavessis, Western University The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a number of new behaviours into daily routines, like physical distancing, mask-wearing and hand sanitizing. Meanwhile, many old behaviours such as attending events, eating

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Health technologies can help seniors manage heart disease, but more research is needed

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As mobile health technology continues to become ubiquitous, it can be a helpful management tool for older adults with existing heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.  The AHA conducted a systematic review of studies of older adults who used mobile

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Chocolate’s secret ingredient is the fermenting microbes that make it taste so good

Chocolate’s secret ingredient is the fermenting microbes that make it taste so good

By Caitlin Clark, Colorado State University Whether baked as chips into a cookie, melted into a sweet warm drink or molded into the shape of a smiling bunny, chocolate is one of the world’s most universally consumed foods. Even the

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Comparing the 3 Covid-19 Vaccines

Comparing the 3 Covid-19 Vaccines

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey.Finally, the wait is over and we have three safe and effective vaccines available to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.You’ve probably heard some information about the vaccines that will be available

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