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Study Says Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings

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A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.
17-Jan-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers to Develop Novel Real-time Undersea Wireless Communications and Surveillance Technology

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Researchers will design, deploy and evaluate a first-of-its-kind software-defined testbed for real-time undersea wireless communications (data, voice, and video streaming) and surveillance.
11-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU Online Graduate Business, Nursing and Education Programs Ranked in 2018 ‘U.S. News & World Report’

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Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Education are listed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for “Best Online Graduate Programs.”
9-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Source of Toxic Green Algal Blooms and the Results Stink

Florida’s St. Lucie Estuary received national attention in 2016 as toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on this vital ecosystem. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible....
9-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Conservation Study Uses Tiny Treadmills to Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina

A newly hatched sea turtle should be able to crawl from its nest to the ocean in a couple of minutes if everything goes as nature planned. Speed is key and their survival depends heavily on their ability to swim. Disoriented hatchlings who...
19-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic Study Defies ‘One-size-fits-all’ Approach to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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Researchers are assessing clinical and genetic characteristics of a large patient cohort suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain and receiving prescription opioids. With this information, the multidisciplinary team will derive a clinical and...
13-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU and Max Planck Society Unveil First-of-its-kind Undergraduate Honors Program

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A new partnership between FAU and MPFI will establish an undergraduate honors program in neuroscience that will be the first of its kind across the globe.
11-Dec-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

This ‘Sweet Spot’ Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

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Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.
28-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout

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The proverb, “physician heal thyself,” is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost...
26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New ‘Silent Killer’

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For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new “silent killer,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love...
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’

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From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Renowned FAU Neuroscientist Leads Research on Lewy Body Dementia (LBD); Oct. 22 is National 'LBD Awareness Day'

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17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe

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Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Shark Ecology, Prey Capture and Attack Strategy; 'Shark Week 2016' Debuts on June 26

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21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Available as Expert on Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

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17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT

World's Leading Expert on Aspirin at FAU Available to Discuss New Prevention Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

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14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

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