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Ophthalmology, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ophthalmic surgery, Big Data, Stem Cell, Gene Thearpy, Physician Burnout, Natural Disaster

World’s Largest Meeting of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Kicks Off in New Orleans

Next week, thousands of eye physicians and surgeons will attend AAO 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 121st annual meeting.

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Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report

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New Turnout Ensemble Aims to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risk

A new suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) may provide additional protection for firefighters from exposure to carcinogenic vapors and particulate matter at incident sites.

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New York First Responders Train for Critical Incident Response at Grand Central Terminal, Test New Tech

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New York City emergency responders conducted a critical incident training exercise early Sunday morning at Grand Central Terminal, and tested out some new technologies provided by DHS S&T.

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Wichita State University Student Uses Drone Imaging for Hurricane Relief Effort in Texas

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James Balman is an insurance adjuster and a Wichita State University Master of Innovation Design (MID) student contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help assess damages and accurately process insurance claims. The software he had been working on during his time at WSU is now making a difference to the citizens of Rockport, Texas.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Tuition Assistance to Students From Puerto Rico

Students affected by Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters can apply to UWM via an alternative, indvidualized admissions process and potentially get in-state tuition for their first semester.

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Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions (SVPs).

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Politics Expert Available to Comment on U.S.-Puerto Rico Policy and Presidential Leadership

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Aitape Skull Likely Belongs to World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim

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Mark Golitko, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, worked with colleagues from the Field Museum in Chicago and institutes in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to study the Aitape skull and the area it was found in.

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National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology: Commercial Flood Insurance Roundtable

The DHS S&T's National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology is focused on gathering stakeholder insights to identify flood risk and insurance information, along with tools to build more resilient communities.







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