High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the SUNSHINE clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic colorectal cancer will be evaluated in a larger clinical trial planned to open at several hundred sites across the United States later this year, said Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, director of Clinical Research in Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, and corresponding ...

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Healthmark Industries Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary

Healthmark Industries, a family-owned healthcare supplier located in Fraser, Michigan, celebrates its 50th year in business in 2019.  Ralph A. Basile and his wife, Suzanne, established Healthmark in 1969 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. After a successful career in medical sales, Ralph decided to start his own company. In the early days, Healthmark was operated out of the family home, for ...

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Results of early endoscopic exam critical for assessment of Barrett’s patients

A new study indicates that both high-grade abnormal cellular changes (dysplasia) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (a form of cancer) have increased in the last 25 years among people with a digestive condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. The study report, Increasing prevalence of high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma on index endoscopy in Barrett’s esophagus over the past 2 decades, is published in the ...

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When tempers flare, nurses’ injuries could rise

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and Portland State University has found that when there’s an imbalance in support among nurses at work, tempers flare and risk of injuries can go up. “Beyond the physical demands of the job, social factors can pose additional risks for nurses to experience muscle and joint pain in the shoulders, arms, ...

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‘Proud To Be GI’: Celebrate GI Nurses and Associates Week

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses And Associates marks the sixth annual GI Nurses and Associates Week from March 25 to 29. Celebrate the week by adding SGNA’s digital photo frame (available here) to a Facebook profile picture and submitting photos to SGNA Headquarters and posting on Facebook and/or Twitter using the tag #Proud2BGI. from March 25 to 29. Celebrate the week by adding SGNA’s digital photo ...

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