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Students Assemble Care Packages for Nurses in Iraq, Afghanistan

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:56.

In the spirit of National Nurses’ Week, students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) worked together to acknowledge the important contributions to care being made by nurses serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. armed forces.


Blood Pressure Drug Shows Some Muscle

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:52.

blood pressure african american blacksUsing geriatric mice, a Johns Hopkins research team has shown that losartan, a commonly used blood pressure drug, not only improves regeneration of injured muscle but also protects against its wasting away from inactivity. A report on the old drug’s new role, which is prompting preparations for a clinical trial of losartan in older adults, appears online May 11 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.


Early Treatment with Antiretroviral Therapy Prevents HIV Transmission

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:09.

HIV treatment blacks minorities wilmington, ncCHAPEL HILL, NC — A research study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a major discovery in the effort to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study results show that early initiation of antiretroviral treatment in people infected with HIV prevents them from transmitting the virus to their partners.


Creativity is an Upside to ADHD

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:51.

Parents who believe that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder makes their kids more creative got a little more scientific support recently.


The Mercy of Eternity: A Memoir of Depression and Grace

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:47.

Winston-Salem, N.C. – As he struggled for decades with a depression that often left him despondent, Eric Wilson never thought to get a second opinion.


DiabetesSisters’ National Conference Addresses Unique Challenges of Women with Diabetes April 29 - May 1, 2011 in Raleigh, NC

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 February 2011 19:49.

RALEIGH, NC– DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh, NC will open on January 1, 2011 at 8am. The Conference, a revolutionary national weekend conference designed specifically for women with diabetes, will take place April 29 - May 1, 2011 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh.

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