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PT Best Approach for Atraumatic Rotator-Cuff Tears

The occurrence of a torn rotator cuff and onset of shoulder pain don’t always coincide, underscoring a need for caution before embarking on surgery.
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Amyloid Differences Could Hamper Alzheimer’s Treatment

New IDEAS study finds striking racial and ethnic differences in amyloid PET positivity.
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Making Sense of Macrophage Diversity in Lung Healing

Study describes fluorescence-activated cell-sorting technique for more targeted study of inflammation and aging in lungs.

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Addressing Alzheimer’s Upfront: The AHEAD Study

VUMC researchers are exploring whether a treatment recently approved to slow progression of early Alzheimer’s may also have a role in preventing the disease.
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Complex Issues Surround Speciality Medication Adherence

Many patients cited social troubles as a serious impediment to correctly following all medication instructions.
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All Ages Benefit from Context Clues

Findings may enhance training methods for people using cochlear implants.
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Audio Notes Improve Self-Care in Older Adults

Newly funded study to measure patient activation when offered medical notes versus recordings.
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Interneuron Injuries Tied to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Researchers explore the pathophysiology of these critical neurons and the causes of injury that lead to deficit.
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Disruptive Proteins Culpable in Atrial Fibrillation

Study probes harm to the heart’s electrical pathways from natriuretic peptide oligomers.