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Research Links Pollution to Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers estimate that pollution was responsible for nine million deaths worldwide in 2019, 5.1 million of which were due to cardiovascular disease.

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Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Can Lead to Serious Complications in Young Adulthood

A recent study says people who develop type 2 diabetes as children or teens are at high risk of developing complications from the disease as soon as their 20s and a greater chance of developing complications within 15 years of their diagnosis.

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Achieving Gut Health -- and How It Supports Your Overall Well-Being

How do you know the state of your gut health and what can you do to keep it in good shape? A UH dietician explains.

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New Staging Proposal Portrays Heart Failure as More Preventable, Manageable Illness

The new approach may lead more patients to seek out the specific expertise of a heart failure specialist, which can lead to better management of the condition and improved outcomes for the patient.

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Smell and Taste Loss After COVID: Should You Be Worried?

After recovering from COVID-19, many patients failed to recover their sense of smell right away, and some may worry the situation could be permanent. A recent study has encouraging news for these patients.

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mRNA Technology: The Launch of A New Era for Vaccines?

Vaccines have worked in the same way since they were invented more than 200 years ago. Since COVID-19 appeared, a new kind of vaccine has emerged -- the mRNA vaccine.

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Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Has New Approach With One-Time Treatment

The therapy is used when the standard treatment for multiple myeloma – a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or stem cell transplant – is no longer effective.

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Clinical Trial Devices Simplify Managing Type 1 Diabetes for Kids

The children were participants in a pivotal trial of a tubeless insulin pump that continuously adapts insulin delivery levels based on blood sugar levels and trends. UH Rainbow was selected as a clinical trial site for this study.

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