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Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a type of cancer affecting the mucus-secreting glands of the lower esophagus -; the tube connecting the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), a deleterious change in cells lining the esophagus. Though the cause of EAC remains
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Due to the exponential increase in the manufacturing, use, and disposal of plastics, the pollution of these products continues to overwhelm ecosystems throughout the world. Following their release into the environment, these places eventually degrade into microplastics (MPs) that can cause significant harm to organisms. A new Science of the Total Environment journal paper reports
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It may seem early to be shopping for advent calendars, but be warned: these puppies sell out fast. Let the countdown to the holidays begin! What’s even sweeter than chocolate? Toys! Make the 12 (or 24) days leading up to Christmas feel extra special with these tiny, gift-filled advent calendars for kids. From Play-Doh to
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With autumn finally here, it’s time to put away your summer accessories and follow the latest fall fashion trends. With high-quality totes, phone cases, hairclips, socks, earrings, glasses, bracelets, and purses, there’s plenty here to update your look. So get your credit cards ready and get ready to shop your way into autumn with these
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The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 113% increase in the “Years of Life Lost” among adolescents and young people in the United States due to unintentional drug overdose, according to researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine. Study findings published online in the Journal of Adolescent
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Researchers from the Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that across nearly 50,000 visits, patients continued to use telemedicine effectively even with the reopening of outpatient clinics a year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, prominent barriers for socially vulnerable families and racial and ethnic minorities persist, suggesting
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While the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, the U.S. continues to face a national health challenge – the effective and equitable care of individuals with Long COVID. While the federal government is responding to this condition, few of their undertakings directly address clinical care and the potential of disability compensation. To ensure the effective and equitable care
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A project led by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and involving Barcelona City Council, the Global Institute of Neurodevelopment Integrated Care (IGAIN) and LEMUR urban emergency laboratory aims to improve public spaces in cities to benefit neurodivergent children – minority groups of children with neurological differences, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in
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Excitement for the total solar eclipse is building by the day, but are you ready to watch this once-in-a-lifetime event with your family — safely? We at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Eye Center have some tips and tricks to make sure everyone’s eyes are protected and no one misses a second of the action.
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