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Breathing and mobility coach Dana Santas demonstrates the most important exercise in all of the programs she creates: The Breathing Bridge. It's designed to improve breathing, posture and overall movement.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Allopurinol, a frequently used gout medication, does not appear to drive up the risk for dying among gout patients who also struggle with chronic kidney disease, new research shows.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Preconception weight loss prior to infertility therapy does not improve live birth or healthy live birth rates in women who were obese or overweight, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in PLOS Medicine.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A suite of ready-to-eat bioactive snacks can meaningfully reduce cholesterol in patients unwilling or unable to take statin drugs, according to a study published Jan. 26 in the Journal of Nutrition.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening of mostly nonsmoking Asian women is associated with considerable early-stage lung cancer overdiagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born at all gestational ages with low-risk delivery characteristics have a low risk for early-onset sepsis (EOS) and may not require initiation of empiric antibiotic therapy immediately following birth, according to a study published onlin…

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-positive individuals living with an infected household contact, treatment with the subcutaneous casirivimab and imdevimab antibody combin…

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with hematologic malignancies, septic shock is associated with high mortality rates and poor 90-day survival, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Substantial and sustained reductions in hospital admissions were seen among children after March 1, 2020, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in The BMJ.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In clinical guidelines issued by the American College of Gastroenterology and published online Jan. 10 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for the management of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF).

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa) to treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis, the manufacturer announced Friday.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals continue to reel from the pressure posed by the ongoing pandemic, facing critical workforce shortages and rising labor costs that amount to a "national emergency," hospital executives say.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Biden Administration on Tuesday withdrew an emergency COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for workers at large companies following the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling against the requirement.

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Omicron batters already strained U.S. hospitals. Facilities continue to reel from the pressures of the pandemic, facing critical workforce shortages and rising labor costs that amount to a "national emergency," hospital executives say. Read more

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 vaccines don't affect the outcomes of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study. It's more evidence that the shots won't harm fertility, researchers said.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Remember when everyone was disinfecting their groceries at the start of the pandemic, fearful that the new coronavirus could be spread simply by touching a surface on which the virus had landed?

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of internal medicine (IM) applicants and matriculants who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM) remained low during 2010 to 2018, according to a research letter published online Jan. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has launched a trial that will compare its existing COVID-19 vaccine against a new version tailored to beat back the highly contagious omicron variant.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- European Union residents should be able to move freely between the 27 member nations if they have been vaccinated in the past nine months or have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection, bloc officials said Tuesday.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it will curtail the use of two monoclonal antibody treatments that do not appear to work against the highly contagious omicron variant.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Older adults who maintain a steady weight as they age are less likely to experience rapid cognitive decline, regardless of how much they weigh to start, new research suggests.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Living through the pandemic has not been easy for kids, but it has really thrown off children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research warns.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has launched a trial that will compare its existing COVID-19 vaccine against a new version tailored to beat back the highly contagious Omicron variant.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It has begun to feel like a pandemic that will never end, but public health experts now say the Omicron variant may be ushering in a "new normal," where COVID-19 becomes an endemic, but manageable, disease.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with gout and chronic kidney disease (CKD), no associations with increased mortality were seen for allopurinol initiation, achieving target serum urate (SU) levels, or allopurinol dose escalation, according to a study published online J…

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza vaccine effectiveness was 75 percent against life-threatening influenza in children during the 2019 to 2020 season, when vaccine-mismatched viruses predominated, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A four-marker protein panel (4MP), including the precursor form of surfactant protein B, cancer antigen 125, carcinoembryonic antigen, and cytokeratin-19 fragment, combined with the prostate lung colorectal ovarian cancer risk prediction model (PLCO…

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Comprehensive clinic-based care may be acceptable for carefully selected adults diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism in the primary care setting, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in three parents report their child wears a helmet when sledding, according to a survey released by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A composite score can identify patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with very low risk for requiring treatment, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in the European Journal of Haematology.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Self-help based on compassion and mindfulness is acceptable to users and can reduce feelings of shame and improve quality of life for people living with psoriasis, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Fatigue is prevalent and persistent in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 27 in Rheumatology.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- European Union residents should be able to move freely between the 27 member nations if they've been vaccinated in the past nine months or have recently recovered from coronavirus infection, bloc officials said Tuesday.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus infections before or after vaccination provide equal levels of increased immunity, and the key to this so-called "super immunity" is to be vaccinated, researchers report.