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Newswise: €4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

Channels: All Journal News, Mental Health, Nursing, Patient Safety, Public Health,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
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This ‘Fix’ for Economic Theory Changes Everything From Gambles to Inequality to Ponzi Schemes

Santa Fe Institute

Whether we decide to take out that insurance policy, buy Bitcoin, or switch jobs, many economic decisions boil down to a fundamental gamble about how to maximize our wealth over time. How we understand these decisions is the subject of a new perspective piece in Nature Physics that aims to correct a foundational mistake in economic theory.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Economics, Mathematics, Staff Picks, Entrepreneurship, Gaming,

Released:
28-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Ocean Medical Center Officially Opens New 
Pharmacy with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ocean Medical Center Officially Opens New Pharmacy with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Hackensack Meridian Health

Network and hospital officials celebrated the opening of the Hackensack Meridian Health pharmacy at Ocean Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The retail pharmacy expanded services to fill prescriptions for team members, patients being discharged, and to provide hard to find medical supplies and high-quality nutritionals for the community.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
27-Nov-2019 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Reveals Plans for Heart and Vascular Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Reveals Plans for Heart and Vascular Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center revealed its plans last Thursday to begin construction on the new Heart and Vascular Center. The $19.5 million investment will encompass 17,750 square feet above the Emergency Department and will combine heart and vascular services on one floor to address the growing number of procedures performed at the medical center and provide convenience for patients.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, In the Workplace,

Released:
27-Nov-2019 10:40 AM EST
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How to measure inequality as 'experienced difference'

Santa Fe Institute

Researchers propose a novel twist on the widely used Gini coefficient—a workhorse statistical measure for gauging the gap between haves and have-nots.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Economics, Education,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 4:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Meridian Health Foundation’s 22nd Annual Gala 
Raises $1.7 Million

Meridian Health Foundation’s 22nd Annual Gala Raises $1.7 Million

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Gala, the Giving Heals Gala, raised nearly $1.7 million for the organization. Taking place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Conference Center in Atlantic City on Saturday, November 23, 700 guests joined together to honor Gordon Litwin, chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, for his longtime dedication to improving health care for New Jersey residents. The signature fundraising event benefitted Hackensack Meridian Health’s central and southern region not-for-profit medical centers and community health programs.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Local - New Jersey,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST
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Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier For Stroke Survivors

North Carolina State University

Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest the technology – and the social connection it facilitates – are effective at encouraging therapy participation.

Channels: All Journal News, Gaming, Healthcare, In the Home, Neuro, Technology,

Released:
22-Nov-2019 10:20 AM EST
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Newswise: Philadelphia Foundation Grants $100,000 To Penn Nursing From Robert I. Jacobs Fund for HIV Prevention Study

Philadelphia Foundation Grants $100,000 To Penn Nursing From Robert I. Jacobs Fund for HIV Prevention Study

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Penn Nursing has received a $100,000 grant from the Robert I. Jacobs Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation for HIV research. The grant supports an investigation, “Youth-driven Perspectives in HIV Biomedical Prevention and Cure Research,” led by José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Healthcare, LGBTQ Issues, Race and Ethnicity, Sex and Relationships,

Released:
20-Nov-2019 10:25 AM EST
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Newswise: Quit on The Great American Smokeout and Stay Quit with Monday

Quit on The Great American Smokeout and Stay Quit with Monday

Monday Campaigns

On November 21, people from across the country will participate in this year’s Great American Smokeout, “Day 1” of their journey toward a smoke-free life. Deciding to quit is a major step forward, but research shows that it may take current smokers an average of 30 attempts before they successfully quit smoking for a year or more. To remain committed to the quit in the weeks and months following GASO, use the power of Mondays to stay on track.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Cancer, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Smoking, JAMA,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

University at Buffalo

The study analyzes availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the U.S.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Public Health,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
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