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Knowledge Empowers: Regular Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

Thirty percent of the nearly 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer in the next year* could have been helped if they had received a regular mammogram starting at age 40. And, for women looking to take charge of their breast health, MammographySavesLives.org is a good place to start. Mammography Saves Lives (MSL) is a public service campaign, which includes TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage women, 40 and older, to get a regular mammogram, and helps them find an accredited center near them.

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Einstein & Montefiore Investigators Present Research at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week

Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center will present their latest research on HIV, tuberculosis and more at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week 2014. In addition to disease-specific findings, Einstein-Montefiore clinicians will detail innovative work by the Montefiore/Einstein Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) to promote more judicious antibiotic prescribing.

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U.Va. Darden School and National Partners Announce CocoaLink as Winner of Public Private Partnership Award

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute forBusiness in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships yesterday announced CocoaLink as a model public-private partnership and winner of the inaugural P3 Impact Award at the 2014 Concordia Summit in New York City.

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Lift Weights, Improve Your Memory

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.

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U.Va. Darden Professor Mary Margaret Frank Receives Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award

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The Aspen Institute announced that University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Mary Margaret Frank received the 2014 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award.

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USDTL Develops Assay to Detect Zolpidem (Ambien®) in Fingernails and Hair

United States Drug Testing Laboratory, Inc., a forensic laboratory specializing in drug and alcohol testing using advanced specimens, has released a new assay to detect zolpidem (Ambien®) use in fingernail and hair specimens.

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What to Anticipate After You’ve Heard Those Dreaded Words ‘You Have Breast Cancer’

This feature looks at breast cancer and provides insight on what a patient may anticipate.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Brings Cancer Care Closer to Home for Hudson Valley Residents

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s suburban presence is expanding with its newest and largest state-of-the-art facility set to welcome patients on October 6 in West Harrison, New York.

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“Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance,” the Newest Course Offering Through Wellesley’s edX Program WellesleyX, Launches October 1

Wellesley College brings one of of the world’s most famous playwrights to the digital stage for its newest offering on the College’s edX platform, WellesleyX, starting October 1. “Shakespeare: On the Page and In Performance,” taught by Wellesley’s Yu Jin Ko, professor of English, and Diego Arciniegas, senior lecturer in theatre studies, provides an opportunity to study Shakespeare’s works in the interdisciplinary context of literature and theatre.

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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal Provides Trusted Voice

Aging baby boomers and others caring for seniors are, more than ever, turning to the Internet to self-diagnose illnesses and find information on issues related to aging, without knowing whether the information is accurate or trustworthy.

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