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Professor Charts Digital Plan to Fight Domestic Violence

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New app myPlan a tool to help with making safety decisions, connecting to resources

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Public Health, Environment, Ecology, Pollution, Toxicology, Cancer, Carcinogens, glyphosate, weed killer, Metabolism, Nutrition

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.

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Medical Education, healthcare careers, inclusive workforce;, Healthcare Disparities, Healthcare Leadership, Medical Students, Underrepresented Minority Groups, underrepresented minority students

Montefiore-Einstein Physician Awarded $1 Million to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals

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Juan Robles, M.D., attending physician at Montefiore Health System and assistant professor of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has earned a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Bronx students pursuing healthcare careers and create a more inclusive workforce dedicated to underserved communities.

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Diabetes, missed diabetes diagnoses

Diabetes Still on Rise, but New Study Suggests Major Progress in Screening and Diagnosis

A study that compared total U.S. diabetes diagnoses over a 26-year period found that while the prevalence nearly doubled, from 5.5 to 10.8 percent, the proportion of missed cases of diabetes dropped significantly during the same period, from 16.3 to 10.9 percent.

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AACC Calls on CMS to Protect Patient Access to Essential Medical Tests

Today, AACC sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the agency’s proposed 2018 rates for clinical test reimbursement under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). In its statement, AACC expresses concern that the new payment rates could significantly limit patient access to crucial medical tests, and urges CMS to revise the rates in order to preserve high quality healthcare.

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WHO Names Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law a “Collaborating Center

The WHO has designated the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC, as a WHO Collaborating Center with a special focus on providing strategic support to the WHO Pan American Health Organization’s regional priorities.

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Opioid

After Skyrocketing, Opioid Abuse Plateaus but Remains Too High, National Analysis Shows

While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Mutant Gene Fueling Cancer, Nerves Driving Prostate Cancer, African American Breast Cancer Patients, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Salmonella, Salmonella disease, salmonella poisoning

Cause and Effect of Salmonella

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Pediatric Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs), NIH, Breastfeeding

The Fight to End Childhood Obesity

ObesityWeek provides latest insights into preventing and treating pediatric obesity.







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