Rural Residence and Poverty are Independent Risk Factors for COPD in the United States

Rural Residence and Poverty are Independent Risk Factors for COPD in the United States

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ARTICLE: Rural Residence and Poverty are Independent Risk Factors for COPD in the United States AUTHORS: Sarath Raju, Corinne A Keet, Laura M Paulin, Elizabeth C Matsui, Roger D Peng, Nadia N Hansel and Meredith C McCormack JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Nov 2. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201807-1374OC. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract RATIONALE: In developing countries, poor and rural areas have a(...)

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Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center Pilot Grant Program

Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center Pilot Grant Program

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The Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness, funded by a NIMH P50, is pleased to announce Requests for Proposals for our 2019 Pilot Grant Program on topics related to improving physical health and addressing premature mortality for persons with serious mental illness. Johns Hopkins postdoctoral fellows and faculty at all(...)

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Shoham Named Governor-Elect of ACP DC Chapter

Shoham Named Governor-Elect of ACP DC Chapter

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Shmuel Shoham, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was named governor-elect of the American College of Physicians' District of Columbia Chapter. His four-year term as governor will begin in the spring of 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.acponline.org/about-acp/chapters-regions/united-states/district-of-columbia-chapter/meet-the-new-district-of-columbia-governor-elect

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Pharmacotherapy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is Salvation Just Around a Corner?

Pharmacotherapy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is Salvation Just Around a Corner?

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ARTICLE: Pharmacotherapy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is Salvation Just Around a Corner? AUTHORS: Thomaz Fleury Curado, Slava Berger and Vsevolod Y Polotsky JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Dec 6. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201811-2135ED. [Epub ahead of print] Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is recurrent upper airway obstruction caused by a loss of upper airway muscle tone during sleep, which(...)

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Mathews Named Keynote Speaker for Lausanne University Hospital Event

Mathews Named Keynote Speaker for Lausanne University Hospital Event

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Simon Mathews, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and head of clinical innovation at the Armstrong Institute, recently delivered the keynote address at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland as part of the academic medical center's first annual quality and safety day. His presentation entitled, "Driving High Reliability in Hospital Quality and Safety: The Johns Hopkins(...)

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