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Newswise: Mentoring Madness Impacts Record 3,000 Students Across Adirondacks

Mentoring Madness Impacts Record 3,000 Students Across Adirondacks

CFES Brilliant Pathways

The largest single-day mentoring event in the history of the Adirondacks saw over 100 volunteers from area colleges, hospitals, businesses and law enforcement travel to schools to share their own stories and offer career advice to thousands of young people

Channels: Back to School, Business Ethics, Education, Government/Law, Healthcare, In the Workplace,

21-Jan-2020 6:15 PM EST


Newswise: JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy
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    17-Jan-2020 6:30 AM EST

JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

The Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an important study about sepsis with an accompanying editorial by a University of Nebraska Medical Center expert. The study and editorial sets the record straight on an unproven therapy some physicians use to treat sepsis, a deadly infectious disease. The editorial, written by Andre Kalil, M.D., M.P.H., professor of infectious diseases in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, writes in support of the new and rigorous international study based on a randomized clinical trial in Australia, published in the same issue. The editorial appears in the Jan. 17 online issue and also will appear in the Feb. 4 print edition.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, JAMA, All Journal News, Blood,

16-Jan-2020 11:50 PM EST

Endocrine Society applauds EU Green Deal resolution

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society praised the European Parliament resolution in response to the European Union’s “Green Deal”— a plan to invest more than €1 trillion in environmental initiatives, including important provisions to protect people from exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Government/Law,

15-Jan-2020 9:35 AM EST
Newswise: Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics, Iraq News, Middle East News,

14-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

American Society of Nephrology Develops Kidney Care First Model Calculator for Nephrology Practices

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has developed a Kidney Care First (KCF) Model Calculator, a tool that will help nephrologists anticipate how their practices might perform if they choose to participate in the new payment program.

Channels: Healthcare, In the Workplace, Kidney Disease,

14-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST

WHOI scientist to provide testimony on climate science and solutions

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Richard Murray, Deputy Director and Vice President for Research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will testify before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives on January 15, 2020.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Nature,

14-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST

House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage, a Key Legislative Priority of American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Washington, DC (January 8, 2020) — The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Wednesday, January 8, on the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019, advancing a long-standing legislative priority of the American Society of Nephrology.

Channels: Government/Law, Healthcare, Kidney Disease, Pharmaceuticals,

8-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
Newswise: FDA Makes Progress, but Needs to Go Further on E-cigarettes

FDA Makes Progress, but Needs to Go Further on E-cigarettes

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

While the American Thoracic Society appreciates that the FDA took action on certain flavored cartridge-based vaping products, it is disappointed that the Administration chose to not follow through on its September 2019 promise to clear the market of all flavored electronic nicotine delivery projects.

Channels: Children's Health, Government/Law, Public Health, Smoking,

3-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST

Costo elevado de la insulina conlleva implicaciones de vida o muerte para pacientes diabéticos

Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: El costo de los tipos de insulina más frecuentemente usados es en Estados Unidos 10 veces mayor que en el resto de países del mundo desarrollado, expone un comentario en Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Este costo prohibitivo es la causa para que algunos pacientes estadounidenses con diabetes tipo 1 racionen la cantidad de insulina que se administran y, consecuentemente, afronten implicaciones de vida o muerte.

Channels: Diabetes, Government/Law, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, All Journal News,

3-Jan-2020 2:10 PM EST

High Cost of Insulin Has Life-or-Death Implications for Diabetic Patients

Mayo Clinic

The most commonly used forms of insulin cost 10 times more in the U.S. than in any other developed country, according to a commentary in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This prohibitive cost is causing some U.S. patients with Type 1 diabetes to ration the amount of insulin they use, with life-threatening implications.

Channels: Diabetes, Government/Law, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, All Journal News, Economics, Staff Picks,

2-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST