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Article ID: 696153

Nine UIC students named Schweitzer Fellows

University of Illinois at Chicago

Nine University of Illinois at Chicago students have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago’s underserved.Named in honor of humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the fellowship encourages exceptional students in health and human service fields to serve the most vulnerable members of society, including the uninsured, immigrants, the homeless, returning veterans, minorities and the working poor.

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14-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696133

Financial Literacy Linked to Lower Hospitalization Risk in Older Adults

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Could being more knowledgeable about finances help to keep you out of the hospital? Older adults with higher financial literacy are at lower risk of being hospitalized, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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14-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696023

Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a survey led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

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12-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696092

Top Tick Tips: What to Know and How to Protect Yourself

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The summer months are upon us and people are beginning to spend more time outdoors, increasing their exposure to ticks and the diseases they may carry. Most people are familiar with Lyme disease, which if left untreated can cause an infection that spreads to the joints, the heart, and the nervous system, but what they may not know is that different species of ticks may bring different and less familiar health concerns.

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13-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Milken Institute School of Public Health Receives $3 Million Grant to Study Impacts of Limiting Antimicrobial Drug Use in Livestock

George Washington University

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) today announced it has received a $3.1 million (£2.74 million) grant from the Wellcome Trust to study the impacts of California’s new legislation limiting the use of antimicrobial drugs given to livestock raised in the state. Wellcome awarded the grant to Lance Price, PhD, a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the director of the school’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC). This grant builds upon a pilot study funded by Wellcome in 2017.

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13-Jun-2018 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695863

More Harm Than Good: Assessing the Nuclear Arsenal Tipping Point

Michigan Technological University

First study of its kind shows how detrimental nuclear attack would be for the aggressor nation.

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8-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695751

Brian Deffaa Named Chief Marketing Officer at LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health

Brian Deffaa has joined LifeBridge Health as the system’s first chief marketing officer. Deffaa will lead the development and execution of internal and external communications relating to marketing, branding and public relations.

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12-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696014

Safe Kids Worldwide Experts Offer Insight Into Childhood Drowning

Safe Kids Worldwide

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12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695993

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Behavior: Special Issue of Hormones and Behavior Released

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health Professor Dr. Emily Barrett, PhD, and North Carolina State University Professor Dr. Heather Patisaul, PhD, have guest edited “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Behavior,” a special issue of the journal of Hormones and Behavior.

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1.45 Million Children’s Lives Saved by HiB and Pneumococcal Vaccines Since 2000

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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7-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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