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How To Become An Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mar 23, 2019 05:18 PM EDT

The healthcare industry is in dire need of capable professionals these days, yet many aspiring med students and seasoned industry veterans alike are uncertain of how they should go about advancing their careers.

How Do I Become Eligible for IVA

Mar 23, 2019 02:38 PM EDT

How Do I Become Eligible for IVA

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First of its kind statistics on pregnant women in US prisons

Mar 22, 2019 09:06 AM EDT

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year.

Woman Boss

When more women make decisions, the environment wins

Mar 22, 2019 08:05 AM EDT

Gender quotas lead to greater forest conservation, study shows

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Western bias in human genetic studies is 'both scientifically damaging and unfair'

Mar 22, 2019 07:59 AM EDT

Despite efforts to include more diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse populations largely excluded from human genomics research, according to the authors of a commentary published March 21 in a special issue of the journal Cell on human genetics.

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Cities rethink parking as ride-hailing grows and parking revenue declines

Mar 21, 2019 09:23 AM EDT

Uber and Lyft are shifting parking demand in major US cities, and researchers believe it's a good thing

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Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

Mar 20, 2019 09:30 AM EDT

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years

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First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

Mar 20, 2019 08:58 AM EDT

The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren't NFL players or collegiate athletes --they're youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn't been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these athletes wear on the field.

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Binge-watching political dramas with female characters could get you hooked on politics

Mar 19, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

Don't feel so bad for binge-watching a political drama - it might lead to more civic participation, as long as the show features a female lead character.

Grains

Meal kits and recipe tastings increase healthy food selections among food pantry clients

Mar 19, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

Food pantry clients are more likely to select whole grains and leafy greens when they are arranged with all ingredients needed to make a meal, reports a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

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Holocaust survivors with PTSD transmit negative views on aging to their adult offspring

Mar 18, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

Favorable views on aging promote a general sense of wellbeing, increase self-efficacy, and motivate older adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle, ultimately influencing their own physical and biological aging. But exposure to trauma, directly or indirectly, may significantly impact these views, according to a new study.

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Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Mar 18, 2019 09:47 AM EDT

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented today at EHRA 2019.1

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Boosting micronutrients in food through agroecology to address malnutrition in the Sahel

Mar 16, 2019 09:29 AM EDT

In sub-Saharan Africa almost half of all children under five suffer from micronutrient deficiency, especially in vitamin A, zinc and iron, which limits their development, health and future working capacity, according to WHO.

Surgery

New study shows how these factors can impact penalties for safety net hospitals

Mar 15, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government penalizes hospitals financially for their readmission rates.

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Shorter treatment for Chagas disease could be just as effective, and significantly safer

Mar 14, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

The results could help remove one of the barriers to treatment scale up and bring new hope for people with Chagas disease

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