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How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people‚Äôs buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress. Related: 10 Habits of Unlikeable People Studies have long shown […]

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Remote weight-loss program optimized to cut costs, maximize results

A new, remote weight-loss program from Northwestern Medicine, called Opt-IN, yields maximum weight loss for the lowest price and less burden compared with the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the current gold standard of behavioral, nondrug weight-loss programs, according to a study published online July 12 in Obesity. Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., from the Feinberg School of […]

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Mysterious paralyzing illness in kids is set to return, CDC warns

A new outbreak of a mysterious, potentially fatal polio-like illness could strike hundreds of American children within the next few months, U.S. health officials warned Tuesday. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) outbreaks have occurred every two years in the United States since 2014, peaking between August and November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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U.S. task force still advises against carotid artery stenosis screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening the general adult population for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 4 by the USPSTF. Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, and colleagues conducted a systematic […]

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Say what? Like animals, people perk up their ears to hear

Like many other animals, people can move their ears to focus on a specific sound, researchers say. However, this movement of ears is subtle and the ability to do it hasn’t been known until now. By measuring electrical signals in ear muscles as volunteers tried to detect sounds, researchers found that people make tiny, unconscious […]

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Burnout high among non-physician frontline health care workers

More than 40 percent of nurses on the front lines during the pandemic may be experiencing burnout, according to a research letter published online Aug. 4 in JAMA Network Open. Takahiro Matsuo, M.D., from St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, and colleagues surveyed 369 frontline health care workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory medical technologists, radiological technologists, […]

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U.S. grandparents are raising millions of kids, and it’s tough

Nearly 3 million children in the United States are being raised by grandparents, and life has placed these kids on a rocky road toward adulthood, a new study reports. These children are much more likely to have experienced traumatic events that will influence their development, according to the report published online Aug. 3 in the […]

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12-year-old is on pacemaker no. 3

Jennifer and Patrick Tallquist were resting peacefully with their 1-day-old daughter, Abrielle, when a nurse entered their hospital room to give the newborn a test. The nurse hooked up 6-pound “Abbi” to a monitor that checked her heartbeat. Minutes later, the lab called the nurse. “You can see that already?” she said into the phone. […]