What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? It is the process of clot formation in the deep venous system. This is a potentially serious disease, because sometimes the clot can leave the leg and move to the heart and lungs, leading to embolism. DVT is a potential problem coming from major surgery, illnesses and periods of [...]
Low-carbohydrate diets are very popular because they help to lose weight significantly. When carbohydrates are limited in your diet plan, your body goes through a state known as ketosis, you start to burn fat. Our body breaks down carbohydrates, in order to provide energy. If the amount of carbohydrates in our body increases, it leads [...]
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Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy has put the spotlight on Myriad Genetics, the only company in the world that conducts genetic tests for breast cancer.
In an op-ed piece published by the New York Times on Tuesday, the Oscar-winning Jolie wrote that she decided to have the surgery based on the discovery that she has a “faulty” BRCA1 gene.
Jolie said her doctors estimated that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
“Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” wrote Jolie. “I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent.”
Jolie explains that it’s possible for women to find out if they’re at risk for breast cancer through a blood test, however she doesn’t mention any companies by name.
Our nations bees are vanishing. Every winter for the last six years, more than a third of all bee colonies in the U.S. have simply gone. The staggering losses within the bee population have caused many to speculate on causes.
Is it GMOs? Is it new pesticides? Is it a bacteria or virus? The media have given the phenomena a name: Colony Collapse Disorder. Now the decimated bee population has finally reached critical mass.
According to an industry wide survey, there will no longer be enough bees in the U.S. to pollinate our almond, avocado, blueberry, pear, plum, and apple crops this year.
Yes, you read that right. Next year, these crops will fail not because of poor weather, not because of a new blight ravaging the crops, but because of a lack of bees.
On average, U.S. beekeepers lost 45.1% of the colonies in their operation during the winter of 2012/2013.
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An alumna of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program and graduates of the Dental Hygiene Class of 2013 have been recognized for their contributions to the profession and their academic achievements.
Christine Farrell, Outstanding Alumna
Christine Farrell (DH 1981) received the Outstanding Dental Hygiene Alumna Award for her service to the profession for more than 30 years. The award was presented by the U-M Dental Hygiene Alumni Association during its luncheon with the Washtenaw District Dental Hygienists’ Association last month.
After graduating, Farrell spent a short period of time in clinical practice and then worked in state government, beginning in 1988, for the Michigan Department of Community Health. She was a Medicaid analyst administering the Department’s dental insurance program. In 2010, she was appointed director of oral health.
Active in local, state, and national levels of dental hygiene and public health, Farrell was president of the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association (1993-1994) and editor of the Bulletin of the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association (1998-2001). She served a three-year term on the School of Dentistry’s Alumni Society Board of Governors (1996-1999), including a two-year term as secretary.
Farrell also served four terms on the ADHA’s Council of Public Relations (2000-2004), including a one-year term as chair, was national chair of the Medicaid/State Child Health Improvement Program (2004-2007), and was ADHA delegate chair (2008-2010).
She earned a Master in Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 2006. Farrell is curren
A new clinical trial begins this week to see if an engineered virus can be used to heal damaged and struggling hearts. The Imperial College, London trial involves some 200 participants, where the virus will be injected into the heart to evaluate its effectiveness in strengthening the heart after someone experiences a heart attack.
Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids are linked to better memory and cognitive function, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The study found that a diet with plenty of fish, chicken and salad dressing – all high in omega-3s – can be important for thinking abilities.
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