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How Coloring Brain Tumors Pink Can Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

When a surgeon removes a brain tumor, precision is everything: The goal is to remove as much tumor as possible, while preserving the surrounding brain tissue. A drug can improve a surgeon's ability to do that by turning tumor cells bright pink.

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Clinical Trial Aims to Tailor Treatment for Severe Asthma

At UH, a team is engaged in research aimed at developing better, less invasive ways of identifying the various severe asthma sub-types - with the ultimate goal of providing more personalized, targeted therapies for patients.

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Why Parents Should Track Their Young Athlete's Pitch Count

Most youth baseball coaches are not following established sports medicine guidelines when it comes to counting pitches for their players, according to a recent study from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

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Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Sleep Disruption in Toddlers

Babies exposed to particulate air pollution while in the womb are at increased risk of having altered sleep patterns as toddlers -- a condition that may have lifelong, irreversible effects on their overall health, says new research.

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Study: Antibiotics May Help Some Youngsters With Bronchiolitis Get Better Faster

A lung infection called bronchiolitis is the most common reason young children get admitted to the hospital. A research team led by doctors at UH Rainbow has new findings that may help doctors take care of the sickest children with this illness.

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Where Breast Cancer Patients Get the Best Care

When it comes to getting the best treatment for breast cancer, accreditation matters. Here's how to evaluate a hospital when you're seeking treatment for breast cancer.

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New Hip Arthroscopy Technique Can Mean Less Pain, Complications

A new surgical technique can help patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery avoid numbness in the genital area -- a complication that occurs in up to 25 percent of patients undergoing the procedure.

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New Guidelines Advise Younger Age For First Colorectal Cancer Screening

Since 1994, colorectal cancer has increased 51 percent among those under age 50. Learn when you should start thinking about a colorectal cancer screening.

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