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Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

Substance use disorder in older adults remains a hidden problem because of lack of screening in primary care and few guidelines for assessing older adults who might be using, notes geriatric psychiatrist Susan Lehmann.

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A Port for the Storm of AMD

A new implant technology that continuously delivers medication into the eyes is safe and effective in helping to maintain vision and reduces the need for injections in the eyes, according to results of a clinical trial of 220 people with “wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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The ‘Big 3’ in Diagnostic Errors

A Johns Hopkins research team reports it has identified three major disease categories — vascular events, infections and cancers — that account for nearly 75 percent of all serious harms from diagnostic errors.

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Early Warning for Sepsis

A new algorithm developed by Johns Hopkins computer scientist Suchi Saria is being used at several Johns Hopkins hospitals to help diagnose sepsis earlier and save lives.

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New Heights in Achondroplasia Treatment

In a study of 35 children and teenagers with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism worldwide, an experimental drug allowed the average annual growth rate to increase.

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