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Climate change affects healthcare systems — and vice-versa

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In a daylong symposium, speakers discussed emerging weather-related challenges and ideas for confronting them.

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Many surgical site infections begin with the microbiome

In a study, many infections after spine surgery were found to be bacteria that had colonized the patient’s body before hospital admission.

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Endocrinologists outline treatment for type 1 diabetes

A report advises primary-care physicians on heart disease and other conditions that often complicate type 1 diabetes.

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Los endocrinólogos hablan sobre el tratamiento para la diabetes tipo 1

Un informe aconseja a los médicos de atención primaria sobre enfermedades cardíacas y otras enfermedades que muchas veces pueden complicar la diabetes tipo 1.

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Study: Suicides among college athletes doubled in 20 years

While annual mortality has been similar in this population, death by suicide rose sharply as other causes of death declined.

Variation of centromeres across two human genomes

Study gives first view of centromere variation and evolution

Critical for accurate transmission of chromosomes during cell division, centromeres differ vastly in size, structure and epigenetic makeup.

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