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Emerging methodology may improve mental health research

Mental health providers across the nation have seen a sharp rise in the number of people who participate in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). The most recent estimates show 1 in 5 Americans have experimented with hurting themselves in times of emotional stress, with no lethal intent. Kathryn Cullen, MD, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School, is now exploring the underlying cause of NSSI using a new approach to mental health research.

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Supervised exercise may become standard PAD treatment

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Unlike current standards of care that use expensive drugs and invasive procedures, like angioplasty, stent placement or surgery, there is a new treatment for peripheral artery disease that is founded on a novel tenet: supervised exercise in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Research shows it may be the most effective, safe and cost-effective treatment for many patients – and it may soon be covered & approved by CMS.

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Data could help clinics manage HIV care

Regular medical care is critical for people with HIV to manage their health and recent estimates suggest only 54 percent of patients see their providers as directed, far below the national goal of 90 percent. New research from the School of Public Health shows that HIV clinics could use HIV surveillance data collected by state health departments to help routinely and accurately determine the status of patients who appear lost to care.

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HPV vaccine changes dosage requirements

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Good news for children age 14 and under: the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine now only requires two shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that children can now receive one less shot than previously required, and still effectively protect themselves against HPV.

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For cardiac arrest, cath lab or ICU?

After suffering sudden cardiac arrest, patients are usually rushed to the nearest intensive care unit. But researchers led by the University of Minnesota’s Demetri Yannopoulos are testing evidence that suggests early access to the catheterization lab could significantly increase patient survival rates. The efforts are made possible by a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, funding a five year, randomized trial across five states and 20 hospitals.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: hidden health crisis in America

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently released a study showing the costly effects of undiagnosed sleep apnea.

According to the study, there are approximately 30 million Americans suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and it is costing the United States billions of dollars every year.

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