Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too

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Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible. “My hands were tremoring, my heart racing, ” recalls Chodos, who lives near New Haven, Conn. She couldn’t take a deep breath. “I’d never felt so out of control of my body.”

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The Great Nutrient Collapse

September 15, 2017

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention

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Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work

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Seven-year-old Quinn Gerlach got a gift certificate from his grandpa a few years back — not for a toy, a book or a game. It was for a kidney

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Third Thursday with the ICTR

September 15, 2017

This month’s speaker is Holly Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – September 21, 1 – 2 pm. Her presentation, “ICTR Research Ethics Consultation Service” will elaborate on the goals of the Research Ethics Consultation Service, to help raise awareness of, and to assist investigators in resolving ethical issues throughout the entire research process

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Providing women and minorities with access to our finest educational research institutions is not only morally correct, it makes good sense… Diversity not only improves biomedical research training programs but is essential to them, as a cursory look at medical history shows

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Promotional material prepared for the event bears the logos of the company and the Ravens with the message: “Purple and Black are in your genes — now find out what else is.” Orig3n is offering — for free — a test of four genes. These include the ACTN3 gene, which the firm says can yield information on whether a person “is likely to have enhanced performance in power and sprint activities or is considered normal.”

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