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Can eating a plant-based diet help improve rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms? 

A recent review article published in Frontiers in Nutrition explores this question. In Nutrition Interventions in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Potential Use of Plant-Based Diets. A Review, the authors discuss the potential benefits of implementing a plant-based diet to improve RA … Continue reading

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Webinar: Quality and Safety for Nurses

The American Journal of Nursing is hosting a free webinar on QSEN in an Amazon World on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET. More than an acronym, the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes of QSEN (Quality and Safety for … Continue reading

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Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

GW faculty Dr. Y. Tony Yang recently published an opinion piece in JAMA Pediatrics on vaccine misinformation on social media and the government’s role in regulating its spread. He and his coauthors Dr. David Broniatowski (of the GW School of Engineering … Continue reading

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What’s the state of the art for gene therapy?

What’s the state of the art for gene therapy?  It can be challenging to remain abreast of this fast-moving field but a recent review article in the New England Journal of Medicine can help update your knowledge.  In Gene Therapy, Dr. Katherine High … Continue reading

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DynaMed Plus – 2018 ‘Best of’ Research

DynaMed Plus‘ editorial team systematically reviews newly published health sciences literature in order to ensure that the best available evidence is integrated into DynaMed Plus articles.  Last year, the DynaMed team reviewed more than 20,000 articles and added used information … Continue reading

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How do DC neighborhoods vary by life expectancy?

PolicyMap now provides access to new life expectancy data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  This data provides standardized life expectancy data at census tract level, and allows identification of neighborhood-level differences in life expectancy as shown in this … Continue reading

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Is coffee bad? Not for your mortality!

New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine looks at the inverse relationship between coffee drinking and mortality. In this population-based study, researchers used baseline demographic data to estimate hazard ratios for coffee intake and mortality, and also looked at the potential effect of … Continue reading

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