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HIVAIDS, Zambia, CIDRZ, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

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A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

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Employment, Kidney Failure

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Physician Burnout

Experts Call for Action to Address Physician Burnout in Nephrology

Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career. A group of articles publishing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) sheds light on how that these factors threaten to reduce job satisfaction and impair the delivery of high-quality care to patients with kidney diseases.

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ASHP, drug shortages, Pharmacists, iv solution, Baxter, Puerto Rico, Hurricane, Hospitals

Pharmacist Group Survey Confirms Patient Care Affected by Shortage of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

The results of a survey released today by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) illustrate the considerable impact shortages of small-volume parenteral (SVP) solutions are having on daily operations and patient care in most hospitals across the country.

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Prenatal Care, Pregnant Women, Obstetric Care, Pregnancy, mobile app, Midwives, prenatal visits, preeclampsia (PE), pregnancy app, Midwifery, baby

Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Midwives at MedStar Washington Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience for their maternity patients.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Material Science, material sciences, Materials Science, Materials Science & Engineering, materials science engineering, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, ASCR, BES, UCI, PRL, Physical Review Letters , Physical Review Applied, SQUIDs, flux, Oxygen, oxygen absorbers, Advanced Photon Source (APS), Advanced Pho

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

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The magnetic noise caused by adsorbed oxygen molecules is “eating at” the phase stability of quantum bits, mitigating the noise is vital for future quantum computers.

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PhRMA Foundation Value Assessment Awards to Help Advance Holistic, Patient-Driven Solutions in Health Care

The PhRMA Foundation will provide $1.3 million in funding for the development of transformative strategies to better assess the value of medicines and health care services while improving patient outcomes and reducing inefficiency in health care. Funding will establish two national value-assessment Centers of Excellence and support the work of several researchers focused on value-based health care.

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Arsenic Exposure, Water Contamination, Diabetes, Insulin Secretion, Physiology

Arsenic-Tainted Drinking Water May Increase Diabetes Risk

A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Material Science, Materials Science, materials science engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Nature Materials, Materials, Ferroelectric, ferroelectric material, Cornell University, Circuitry, Wires, rewritable wires, electric field, electric switches, Conductivity, Upgrade, Sensors, domain wall, domain wal

Rewritable Wires Could Mean No More Obsolete Circuitry

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An electric field switches the conductivity on and off in atomic-scale channels, which could allow for upgrades at will.

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Medical Imaging, Health Policy, Medicine, appropriateness criteria, Patient Centered Care

New ACR Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries May Be First-of-Its-Kind Step to More Patient-Centered Care

New Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries can help patients understand which imaging tests are best for their condition or why they may not need a scan at all. The first item in this first-of-its kind series created by patients for patients in everyday language are now published online in JACR.







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