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“Together We” – Excitement Builds in San Francisco for HRS 2016
“Together We” – Excitement Builds in San Francisco for HRS 2016
This year’s Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco promise to provide attendees with lots of variety and opportunities for engagement – both in person as well as in the digital sphere.
Genetics-Based Advances in Retinitis Pigmentosa Research
Gene therapy with the CRISPR/Cas9 system corrects mutations identified with patient-specific models that use stem cells generated from skin.
Advance in Tissue Engineering for Vision Loss
Non-destructive imaging and functional assessment of retinal structures formed from human stem cells confirms their similarity to the adult retina.
Milestone in Stem Cell Transplant Therapy for Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Study results show that transplanted human retinal stem cells rescue photoreceptors in rabbit retinas for 8 months.
Cruise Ports: Ketchikan and Skagway, Alaska
Alaska’s pristine lakes, glacial icefields and temperate, rain forests are just some of the wonders that make the state America’s last great wilderness.
What Can I Do with Excess 529 Balances?
You did everything right: Proactively saved, raised an academically successful kid, and guided your child to the successful completion of her degree. There's just one problem: You've got leftover money in that 529 account.
The Purposeful Doctor
Today’s doctors certainly have a right to be a little resentful about the way they’re treated in our current healthcare environment. But based on the sheer record, no one can deny them their genuine claim to a purposeful life. Now more than ever, doctors must celebrate the great purpose of their work.
10 Ways to Make Doctors More Productive
Given all the changes and demands on the sick-care system, many experts are suggesting ways to increase sick care worker productivity.
Uncontrollable Urges to Gamble, Have Sex Linked to Antipsychotic Drug
Compulsive behavior – to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex – is linked to the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole.

Product News

FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a long acting dual bronchodilator.
FDA to Ban Powdered Gloves
Powders used to make it easier to put on surgical gloves can cause asthma in patients and doctors. They can result in adhesions and even tumors in surgical patients. The dangers have been known for years and alternative products are available.
Nasal Powder for Migraine Relief Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved sumatriptan nasal powder (Onzetra Xsail/Avanir Pharmaceuticals) for treating of adults suffering from acute migraines with or without aura.
Hep C Drug Approved for Genotypes 1 and 4
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier/Merck) for treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Lung Drug Gets FDA Approval
The US Food and Drug Administration approved selexipag (Uptravi/Actelion Pharmaceuticals US) for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.
FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
An easy-to-use nasal-spray version of naxolone hydrochloride (Narcan) got rapid FDA approval. It is available only by prescription, but requires no medical training to administer.

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