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Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine encompasses a range of unorthodox therapies and treatments such as acupuncture, herbalism and homeopathy. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health reports that nearly 4 in 10 adults in the United States use some form of alternative medicine. Below are articles encasing findings and breakthroughs in the field of alternative medicine.

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Asthma & Allergies

In 2013 alone, asthma claimed the lives of 3,630 people. 8.6% of all children currently have asthma and potentially one in six have mild to severe allergies. Diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma and allergies is predicated on informed and up-to-date medical care. Below are articles discussing asthma and allergies.

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Cardiology

Cardiology is the study of diseases and abnormalities of the heart and cardiovascular tissue, playing an integral role in many intersecting fields of medicine. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Below are articles discussing research findings and discoveries in the field of cardiology.

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Dermatology

Dermatology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders and diseases. While less severe diseases like acne affect upwards of 50 million people in the United States, skin cancers like melanoma claim the lives of over 10,000 annually. Below are articles discussing findings and research done in the field of dermatology.

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that results in too much sugar in the blood. The CDC reports that over 29 million Americans are suffering from diabetes, and as many as one in four remain undiagnosed. Informed and appropriate treatment is then necessary to mitigate the damage that this disease can cause. Below are articles discussing research into the causes, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

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Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine specialists care for patients with serious injury or illness necessitating immediate medical attention. In recent decades emergency medicine has been recognized as its own specialty with dedicated training and posts1

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Endocrinology

Endocrinologists deal with a wide-variety of hormonal disorders including thyroid disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility. Proper hormonal balance is integral to any number of bodily processes, and endocrinology is intertwined with each of them. Below are articles discussing research finding, developments and breakthroughs in the field of endocrinology.

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology covers the gamut from seemingly minor issues like heartburn to life-threatening diseases like pancreatic cancer. Gastrointestinal problems and disorders affect many people, with over seven million people in the United States suffering from symptoms of chronic acid reflux (GERD) alone. Below are articles pertaining to research findings and developments in the medical field of gastroenterology.

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Geriatrics

There are currently 46.3 million older persons in the United States: roughly one in seven Americans are senior citizens (US Department of Health and Human Services; Administration for Community Living). As older people continue to make up a larger portion of the population, the importance of geriatrics to the health of the general public will only increase. Below are articles discussing research in the field of geriatrics.

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Hematology

Blood disorders and diseases can affect any and all kinds of people. Worldwide, diseases like anemia affect upwards of 1.6 billion people (World Health Organization). Linked below are articles discussing research findings, discoveries and developments in the field of hematology.

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Hematology/Oncology

Hematology and oncology deal with the study and prevention of blood diseases and cancer. Two of the most important specialties of medicine, hematology and oncology form the basis of our understanding and treatment of diseases like lymphoma and leukemia. The American Cancer Society projects that there will be nearly 600,000 US deaths from cancer in 2016 alone; the need for well-prepared and well-informed medical professionals has perhaps never been more pressing. Below are articles and papers discussing findings and breakthroughs in the fields of hematology and oncology.

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Infectious Diseases

Nearly 16% of worldwide deaths each year can be attributed to infectious diseases (Center for Strategic and International Studies). With over 9% of Americans per year reporting being diagnosed or self-diagnosing as having an infectious disease within the past year, accurate and effective treatment is needed to minimize the effects of infectious disease (Kantar Health). Below are articles discussing research findings, studies, breakthroughs and analyses in the field of infectious diseases.

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Nephrology

Kidney diseases and renal failure can often have disastrous and life-threatening consequences. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have some extent of chronic kidney disease (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Below are articles discussing research findings and developments in the field of nephrology.

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Neurology

Neurology is the study of the nervous system and the disorders that can afflict it. With over 600 recognized neurological diseases and disorders, proper diagnosis and management is paramount. Below are articles concerning research and findings in the field of neurology.

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OB/GYN

With nearly 4 million births a year (CDC) and recommended monthly OB/GYN check-ups, OB/GYNs in the United States expect to annually receive over 36 million visits regarding pregnancy alone. Below are articles pertaining to research findings and developments in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology.

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Oncology

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and over 20 million adults currently living in the US have been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives (CDC). Below are articles relating to cancer, discussing breakthroughs developments and research findings in the field of oncology.

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Ophthalmology

Every day  over 2,000 people receive some form of corrective laser eye surgery. Because of this, ophthalmologists are tasked more and more with ensuring the care of our eyes. Below are articles detailing findings discoveries and developments in the field of ophthalmology.

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Pain Management

Chronic or short-term pain can be debilitating conditions to live with. Proper pain management can be a necessity in cases of severe or even moderate pain. Listed below are articles dealing with the field of pain management.

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Pediatrics

Medical care for children is always important. In 2013 nearly 10,000 children aged 1-14 died (CDC). Concurrently, 3.1% of children under age 18 did not have an access to regular healthcare. Proper and effective pediatric care is paramount in lowering both statistics going forward. Below are articles discussing research findings and developments in the field of pediatrics.

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Primary Care

Primary care is often the first line of defense against disease, and 87% of adolescents reported attending at least one primary care visit over the previous one to two years (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Linked below are articles discussing research findings in the field of primary care.

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Psychiatric Medicine

One in 17 Americans in a given year struggle with a diagnosed serious mental illness like schizophrenia or severe depression, and perhaps many more remain undiagnosed (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Mood disorders remain the third most common reason for hospitalization amongst patients aged 18-44 (NAMI). Below are articles discussing research trials, findings, and developments in the field of psychiatric medicine.

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Pulmonology

As chronic respiratory diseases like emphysema comprise the third most common cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the importance of proper pulmonary care cannot be understated. Below are articles detailing research findings, breakthroughs, and developments in the field of pulmonology.

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Rheumatology

Rheumatology is the study of diseases like rheumatism that afflict the joints muscles and ligaments. Rheumatoid disorders can be debilitating, and over 50 million Americans currently are currently affected by some form of arthritis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Below are articles discussing research findings in the field of rheumatology.

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Women's Health

Women’s health not only includes specific issues like pregnancy and menopause but holistically encompasses a wide-range range of healthy-living issues. Women’s health is about understanding the uniqueness of life as a woman and best preserving that life through appropriate treatment and healthy choices. Read below for articles about women’s health.

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