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CRC: Fatigue Hampers Appetite

Maintaining nutrition during CRC treatment can be difficult. Patients may not feel like eating. Side effects of treatment can be a problem, such as:

• poor appetite
• nausea/vomiting
• mouth sores
• foods do not taste good

Good nutrition often helps people with cancer feel better and have more energy.

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MS-T Cells Attack Myelin

T cells, processed in the thymus, appear to play a particularly important role in MS. They circulate throughout the body patrolling for foreign invaders. In order to recognize and respond to antigens, each T cell's surface carries special receptor molecules. In autoimmune diseases such as MS, the detente between the immune system and the body is disrupted when the immune system wrongly identifies myelin as non-self.

MS: Module A, Pathophysiology
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MCO Continuum: What is an MCO?

An MCO is a health insurance organization with administrative control over health care services provided to its membership. The intention is to reduce costs while assuring quality of care by:

• Eliminating redundant services
• Providing care at the appropriate level

Health education and preventive medicine are emphasized.

[Reference: MCO Continuum: Module A, Prior Authorizations]
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In the Headlines . . .
Prenatal Valproate Increases Autism Risk

The relative risk of autism spectrum disorder in children born to mothers exposed to valproate monotherapy during pregnancy was 2.6 times greater compared with those unexposed to the anti-epileptic drug, a Danish study found. Researchers noted that childhood autism risk was nearly five times greater than in those without prenatal valproate exposure.


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