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    New research sheds light on the potential cause of diabetic kidney disease

    For years, researchers have worked to understand why some people with diabetes get kidney disease while others do not. A paper published in today’s edition of Science Translational Medicine may have uncovered the reason: the existence of a new type of diabetes.

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    ‘Secret shopper’ study finds errors, discrepancies in inquiries about hospital prices

    Although hospitals are required by law to publicly post prices for their services, it remains difficult for the public to get reliable information on what those services will cost. That’s the overall finding of a paper published Sept. 18 in in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine based on research out of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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    COPD-specific clinics might mean fewer ER visits

    A clinic specifically designed to educate, manage and treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means fewer emergency room visits for patients, according to a new study.

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    Campfire Safety: Cool the Coals

    Learn about campfire safety prevention, facts, and what you should do if a burn injury occurs

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    Leave the Show to the Pros

    Fireworks can cause life changing injuries. Learn the dos and don't to keep you and your family safe.

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    PCOS—a complicated but common, treatable condition

    Affecting 6% to 12% (as many as 5 million) of U.S. women of reproductive age, polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders.