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I Am CDC - Scott Scales
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415950

Since 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of working at CDC. Before that, I had a 27-year adventure with the United States Army where I was fortunate enough to travel the world, meet the love of my life, and fly some of the world’s best helicopters. At CDC, after two years with the Division of Emergency Operations, I was recommended for a detail assignment to the CDC Office of the Director and was ulti...

I Am CDC - Jessica Streit
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415948

I joined CDC in 2005 as a Psychology Technician with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH. I wasn’t someone who always knew public health was for me. I really even didn’t know about NIOSH until my graduate school advisor matched me with a team of stress researchers who needed an assistant. Helping those NIOSH experts opened my eyes to the serious ways work can aff...

I Am CDC - Alexis Peterson
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415947

Almost 4 years ago, I landed at CDC in the Injury Center in an unconventional way. I’ve always loved science, and specifically the interplay between the brain and human behavior. Luckily for me, I learned early on that the best scientists are often those who don’t limit their interests to a narrow field of research, but rather look for multiple approaches in areas to work in. So I left academia...

ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Vaccines Work
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426364

Research studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the United States work well at preventing COVID-19. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ Development of these materials was supported by a grant ...

Gustavo Fonseca, MD, FACP, Manish Patel, MD, and James Reeves, MD, Co-Author Integrated Safety Analysis of Umbralisib in Lymphoid Malignancies
https://www.onclive.com/view/gustavo-fonseca-md-facp-manish-patel-md-and-james-reeves-md-co-author-integrated-safety-analysis-of-umbralisib-in-lymphoid-malignancies

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Three medical oncologists at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) are co-authors on a new integrated safety analysis of umbralisib, used to treat lymphoid malignancies. FCS Director of Clinical Research Gustavo Fonseca, MD, FACP, Director of Drug Development Manish Patel, MD and James Reeves, MD, a member of the FCS clinical research team, participated in the study entitled Int...

Children With Cancer At Higher Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19
https://www.onclive.com/view/children-with-cancer-at-higher-risk-for-severe-illness-from-covid-19

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Approximately 20% of pediatric patients with cancer infected with COVID-19 experienced severe illness, according to data published in The Lancet Oncology. Furthermore, deaths due to the infection were proportionally higher in this patient population compared with the general pediatric population, providing evidence that children with cancer are at higher risk of developing severe illness from C...

Motor imagery improves MS
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/article/247794/multiple-sclerosis/motor-imagery-improves-ms
Jim Kling

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Motor imagery (MI) is a useful tool in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS), with the potential to improve balance, walking, and even cognitive function and mental health. It’s a technique that many think of as the realm of professional athletes, who use it to help mentally prepare for physical activity.

Oncopeptides Withdraws Melphalan Flufenamide Myeloma Indication in the United States
https://www.onclive.com/view/oncopeptides-withdraws-melphalan-flufenamide-myeloma-indication-in-the-united-states

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oncopeptides AB (publ) has made the decision to withdraw the indication of melphalan flufenamide (Pepaxto; melflufen) in combination with dexamethasone in select adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma from the US market.1 In February 2021, the FDA approved melflufen plus dexamethasone for use in adult patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who have received at ...

Dr. Burns on the Promise of Combination Regimens in EGFR Exon 20 Insertion+ and KRAS+ NSCLC
https://www.onclive.com/view/dr-burns-on-the-promise-of-combination-regimens-in-egfr-exon-20-insertion-and-kras-nsclc

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Timothy F. Burns, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, associate professor of medicine, associate program director, Research, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the promise of combination regimens for patients with EGFR exon 20 insertion– and KRAS G12C–mutated non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although the approvals of targeted...

Low androgen in kidney recipients tied to diabetes
https://www.mdedge.com/endocrinology/article/247792/diabetes/low-androgen-kidney-recipients-tied-diabetes
Miriam E. Tucker

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Low androgen levels appear to be linked to the development of posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) in male kidney transplant recipients, new research suggests. London_England/Thinkstock Among 243 men who did not have diabetes prior to undergoing kidney transplantation, levels of both dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone were inversely related to the risk for developing diabetes th.

Exercise may help stall MS disability and progression
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/article/247787/multiple-sclerosis/exercise-may-help-stall-ms-disability-and-progression
Jim Kling

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Though once regarded with suspicion, exercise as a therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) has gained traction in recent years, and has the potential to counter the physical effects often seen among patients, as well as reduce risk of progression. Dr.

Explainer-Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-boosters-explainer/explainer-americans-wonder-which-covid-19-booster-is-best-idUSKBN2HC243

Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...

COVID Vaccine Recipients Also Less Likely to Die of Other Causes
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/95220

Oct 22nd, 2021 - People who were vaccinated against COVID-19 were also less likely to die from non-COVID-19-related causes compared with unvaccinated people, researchers found. The adjusted relative risk of non-COVID-19 mortality ranged from 0.31 (95% CI 0.30-0.33) for those who received two doses of Moderna to 0.54 (95% CI 0.49-0.59) for Johnson & Johnson recipients, reported Stanley Xu, PhD, of Kaiser Permane...

Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-boosters/update-4-walmart-walgreens-u-s-stores-roll-out-moderna-jj-covid-19-booster-shots-idUSL4N2RI3BC

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot f...

Study: Chronic GI Disorders Surfaced Months After COVID
https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/irritablebowelsyndrome/95218

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Four in 10 COVID-19 patients from disadvantaged communities developed new post-COVID gastrointestinal disorders, including functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers found in a retrospective study. In a survey of 200 individuals, 39.5% developed de novo post-COVID gastrointestinal disorders, with 58 reporting FD-like complaints, two reporting IBS-like complaints, ...

Burnout a Risk Factor for Suicidal Thoughts in Nurses
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/95217

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Nurses experiencing burnout were twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide, and those with symptoms of depression were 11 times as likely to experience suicidal thoughts, a survey study found. Among more than 7,000 nurses surveyed from November to December 2017, a total of 5.5% experienced suicidal ideation, which is higher than rates of suicidal thoughts in the general population (4.3%), rep...

How can doctors help kids recover from COVID-19 school disruptions?
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/247777/mental-health/how-can-doctors-help-kids-recover-covid-19-school
Jake Remaly

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Physicians may be able to help students get back on track after the pandemic derailed normal schooling, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician suggests. The disruptions especially affected vulnerable students, such as those with disabilities and those affected by poverty.

Tissue Mapping Center for Cellular Senescence Launched at Yale Cancer Center to Study Human Lymphoid Organs
https://www.onclive.com/view/tissue-mapping-center-for-cellular-senescence-launched-at-yale-cancer-center-to-study-human-lymphoid-organs

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant to fund cellular senescence research in lymphoid organs at Yale Cancer Center. The five-year, $6.5 million grant will help generate multiscale molecular and cellular maps of cellular senescence in primary and secondary human lymphoid organs to improve our understanding of cellular senescence in development, aging, and disease, includin...

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN2HC0J2

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of COVID-19 deaths with a week to go before the start of a workplace shutdown ordered by President Vladimir Putin, while Germany’s seven-day incidence rate rose sharply over the past week. * The UK Health Security Agency designated a Delta subvariant called AY.4.2 as a “Variant Under Investigation”, saying on Friday there was some evide...

CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as weakness in tech, healthcare offset commodity-linked gains
https://www.reuters.com/article/canada-stocks/canada-stocks-tsx-flat-as-weakness-in-tech-healthcare-offset-commodity-linked-gains-idUSL4N2RI3BH

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Updates prices, adds analyst comment) Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index was little changed on Friday, as weakness in technology and healthcare stocks offset commodity-linked gains, however the benchmark index was on course for its third straight week of gains. At 9:42 a.m. ET (13:42 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 5.76 points, or 0.03%, at 21,206....