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Image: Graphic with the key findings of the poll about flu vaccination in nursing homes; Copyright: University of Michigan

Nursing homes should require flu shots for all staff and patients


As flu season swings into high gear, a new poll suggests that nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should be doing more to get their staff and patients vaccinated before it's too late.
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Photo: A veteran gets checked by a physician; Copyright: Tommy Leonardi

Deep brain stimulation linked to longer survival for Parkinson's patients


A treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS) could extend the life of people with Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Illinois found that patients who received stimulation via an implanted device had a modest survival advantage compared with those treated with medication only.
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Doctor re-examines evidence on UTIs in patients with spinal cord injury


People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
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Photo: Professor of clinical medicine is measuring the biomechanics of a participant using a video game motion sensor; Copyright: Rachel Coward

Video game system technology helping physical therapists and athletic trainers


New studies from MU researchers provide evidence that video game technology can help health care providers discover injury risk and track rehabilitation progress among athletes and patients.
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Type 1 diabetes: Not just a disease of childhood


Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.
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