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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic cause of infant mortality, yet public awareness about this devastating disease remains low. Thomas Prior, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Neurology, and Director of Molecular Pathology at The Ohio State University,... Read more 

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Pediatric Diagnostics

Strategies for a Challenging Field Among the specific challenges of caring for pediatric patients are those related to diagnostic testing, in particular establishing accurate reference ranges (reference intervals) and the need to work with small sample volumes.1, 2 Dr Jon... Read more 

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Aspirin Resistance

Approaches for Optimizing Anti-Platelet Therapy Daily intake of low dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) has been established as the standard of care in managing cardiovascular disease in the U.S.1 While aspirin plays an important role in helping prevent cardiovascular events, a... Read more 

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Stemming the Tide of a New Epidemic

According to Robert Stutman, former special agent in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and one of the nation's top experts on drug abuse, we are in the midst of the worst drug epidemic seen in the U.S. in the... Read more 

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Targeting Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women ' by far. In fact, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancer combined1. In considering the challenge of treating lung... Read more 

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New Trends in Prescription Drug Monitoring

Physicians treating patients with chronic pain face numerous challenges. Pain assessment, therapy selection, patient compliance and drug abuse are all significant issues. Dr Bill McCarberg, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego and Founder of the... Read more