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Dr. Karen Furie, chair of neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School and stroke neurologist who was on the statement’s writing committee, says atrial fibrillation is a “major public health concern” yet many people diagnosed with it aren’t prescribed anticoagulants, which would help prevent strokes. Her comments come after the American Heart Association published a scientific statement calling for a deeper understanding of the growing and dangerous heart condition.
A new study led by Northwestern University researchers suggests that people who tend to be night owls when it comes to sleep have a higher mortality risk. Counter to the findings, Bustle quoted Dr. Katie Sharkey on other possible reasons people could be sleeping later. According to Dr. Sharkey, circadian rhythms shift over the span of a lifetime.
An emergency physician from Brown University, Dr. Megan Ranney, and a former state police major, James Manni, will lead Rhode Island’s Gun Safety Task Force — a group solely dedicated to studying how to strengthen the state’s gun laws.
Dr. Martin Weinstock, a professor of dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School, joined GoLocalProv Live to discuss the findings of a recent clinical trial. According to the study, researchers found a 75 percent reduction in the need for surgery to treat a squamous cell carcinoma after using a skin cream.
In a ScienceNews article about the new federal spending bill for the rest of fiscal year 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received clarification that the organization is not barred from studying gun violence. Dr. Megan Ranney said the clarification is meaningless when “The issue has been, and continues to be, lack of appropriations for research.”