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Mary Sammel, ScD, also works to improve people’s health and wellbeing as part of her personal life. She and her family are volunteer puppy raisers for The Seeing Eye, an organization that trains guide dogs for the visually impaired.
"The substantial variation in prescribing patterns of such extremely addictive medications for minor injuries results in many thousands of pills entering the community and places patients at an increased risk of continued use and potentially addiction," says lead author M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS
Cigarette smokers may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that otherwise protects these important blood vessels, researchers have found. "This has been one of the first big steps towards solving the complex puzzle of gene-environment interactions that lead to coronary heart disease," said study lead author Danish Saleheen, PhD.