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Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

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An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces — a phenomenon that points to use of the social media platform as a real-time gauge of public opinion and provides a way for marketplaces to quickly identify enrollment changes and emerging issues.

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Journal of Physician Assistant Education Selects Wolters Kluwer as its New Publisher

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Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, today announced an agreement with the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) to publish its official title, the Journal of Physician Assistant Education (JPAE), effective with the March 2015 issue.

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Researchers Discover Hurricanes Helped Accelerate Spread of Lionfish

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NSU researchers looked at hurricanes since the early 1990s to identify a correlation between changes in ocean currents and the spread of invasive species

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Study: Men Tend to Be More Narcissistic Than Women

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With three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women.

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Wild Yaks - Shaggy Barometers of Climate Change

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A new study led by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Montana, Qinghai Forestry Bureau, Keke Xili National Nature Reserve, and other groups finds that climate change and past hunting in the remote Tibetan Plateau is forcing female wild yaks onto steeper and steeper terrain.

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Babson’s Cutler Center To Host Investment Conference March 27th

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Babson will bring together leading professionals from Washington to Wall Street to share their insights, provide perspective, and identify the areas of greatest opportunity and risk during the 8th Annual Babson Investment Management Conference on Friday, March 27, 2015.

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Experimental Biology 2015 Programming at a Glance

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Six scientific societies will hold their joint scientific sessions and annual meetings, known as Experimental Biology (EB), from March 28 – April 1, 2015, in Boston.

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Study: Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce When Wives Get Sick

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Countless couples have recited the words, ‘in sickness and in health’ on their wedding day with the intention of honoring those vows. But as it turns out, that may be easier said than done.

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Two Former Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Deans Recognized for Lasting Impacts in the Field

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Two former deans of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH ’60 and Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS ’73 – have recently been recognized for their major achievements in the field of public health.