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The Land of the Peach and Home of the Braves! Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo Comes to Atlanta

Addressing the importance of global nutritional health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is bringing its premier food and nutrition event to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, October 18 to 21.

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Faculty Members Develop Free Alternative Textbooks to Save Students Money

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Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.

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Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown

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Experts at Drexel University in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with their coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and its implications from a variety of perspectives.

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Sleepy College Students Stressed by Jobs

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a researcher who studies the topic.

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Investigational Therapy Focuses on Slowing Progression in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s

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Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease currently have no treatment options to slow brain cell deterioration. Researchers at Houston Methodist’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center are studying an investigational drug that proposes to do just that.

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Wichita State University Becoming an Innovation-Focused University

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Wichita State University President John Bardo has outlined a major expansion of the WSU campus to support job creation and a university strategy based on innovation.

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Second Dangerously High Air Quality Mold Alert Called for the 2014 Allergy Reporting Season

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Midwesterners with allergies will be feeling low due to the unusually high allergen counts. A dangerous air quality alert was called today due to the extremely high count for mold detected in the Gottlieb Allergy Count.

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American Medical Group Association's 2014 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey Reports Improved Financial Performance, Average Increase in Physician Compensation at 2.9 Percent

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced findings from its 2014 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey, conducted by the national consulting firm of Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.

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ETAS & Aurora Diagnostics Partner-Up To Enhance The Dermpath Content Of Board Prep Study System, Derm In-Review

Over the past 11 years, Derm In-Review (made possible by an educational grant from Merz) has prepared over 9,500 residents nationwide for Board certifying exams, including the subspecialty exam in dermatopathology. In that timespan, Educational Testing and Assessment Systems (ETAS), the creators of Derm In-Review, have worked closely with a faculty of over 20 thought leaders to develop and update the study system's content annually. As part of ETAS' commitment to maintaining the educational integrity of their Board prep program, new this year they have also partnered with Aurora Diagnostics to further enhance the dermatopatholgy content of Derm In-Review.

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