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Need for Psychiatric Inpatient Services Continues to Grow, NAPHS Annual Survey Finds

The need for psychiatric services in inpatient hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS).

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Workshop Improves Critical Care Nurses’ Confidence in Palliative Communication

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A workshop at the University of California San Francisco helped critical care nurses improve their palliative care communication skills, according to an article in the American Journal of Critical Care. The article describes an educational intervention to enhance bedside nurses’ communication skills in addressing patient and family goals of care, communicating with physicians regarding the needs of family members and participating in a family meeting.

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Enzyme Provides Built-in Protection Against Atherosclerosis

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A University of Michigan Health System study reveals enzyme CD39 is capable of clearing the atherosclerotic plaque that leads to so many heart attacks and strokes.

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Extracurricular Sports Produce Disciplined Preteens

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Regular, structured extracurricular sports seem to help kids develop the discipline they need in order to engage effectively in the classroom, according to a new study led by Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital.

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Obese Teens in Study Less Likely to Use Contraception

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A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy.

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70 Percent of College Students Stressed About Finances

Seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances, according to a new national survey.Nearly 60 percent said they worry about having enough money to pay for school, while half are concerned about paying their monthly expenses.

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Breast Imaging Performance and Cancer Imaging Status Highlight July JACR

The July 2015 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) highlights residency breast imaging training as it applies to tomosynthesis, the status of cancer imaging, and the quality and cost effect of patient movement during MRI.

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Gonzaga Smart Antenna & Radio Lab Provides Insights

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Smart Antenna and Radio Laboratory, completed in 2010 thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is providing one-of-a-kind research opportunities to faculty and students alike in efforts to meet the increasing demand for reliable and secure high-bandwidth wireless communications.

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Homegrown Solution for Synchrotron Light Source

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory advanced ngle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to help study the electronic properties of new materials.

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New CMI Process Recycles Magnets From Factory Floor

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A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste.