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A rule change significantly reduces concussions from kickoffs, an especially dangerous play, in college football, reported Douglas Wiebe, PhD, and colleagues recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The positive results in the Ivy League athletic conference show how a public-health intervention can emerge from collaboration among injury epidemiologists, coaches and athletic trainers, commented Dr. Wiebe.
In a continuation of their trailblazing work, Peter Reese, MD, MSCE, and David Goldberg, MD, MSCE, report more encouraging results for patients who need transplants. A total of 20 have now successfully received hepatitis C positive kidneys plus antiviral therapy.
New research led by Vincent Lo Re III, MD, MSCE, shows that people with hepatitis C still frequently meet with insurance denials for once-a-day pills that became available in the United States in 2014 and have a 95 percent cure rate, with few side effects. Read more.