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A Growing List of Factors That Impact CKD Severity For Kids

Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for children of African descent-including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status-and complicate these children's access to effective treatments, according to an invited commentary published in the November 2018 edition of the  American Journal of Kidney Diseases

New Report Outlines Cancer Screening's Future Potential

Cancer screening has contributed substantially to reduced incidence, morbidity, and mortality, but issues like access and quality care and have kept screening from fulfilling its full potential, according to a new report. The report, published in  CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, is the latest installment in the ACS's blueprint for cancer control. The authors summarize the status of cancer screening and propose key areas where attention is needed to further advance screening's contribution to cancer control

A New Predictor Of Type 2 Diabetes

Henry Ford Hospital researchers may have unknowingly happened on a new predictor of type 2 diabetes as part of a new ultrasound shoulder study. The predictor may be an ultrasound of the deltoid muscle, which researchers found appears much brighter on diabetic patients than on obese nondiabetic patients. 

Heart Attacks More Common In Younger People

Heart attacks once characterized as a part of "old man's disease" are increasingly occurring in younger people, especially women, according to new research. The study, presented Sunday at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting in Chicago and published in the AHA journal Circulation, sought to investigate heart attacks in the young, a group frequently overlooked in cardiovascular research.

Stories of The Victims of Gun Violence

Invited to share their personal stories, victims of urban gun violence describe living with violence as a "common everyday experience" and feeling abandoned by police and other societal institutions, reports a study in the November/December Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses.