Latest News

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Leaving Their Pediatricians Tough for Some Teens with Chronic Conditions

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that one in five young adults with chronic illnesses said the transfer of their care from pediatrics to adult-oriented health care was unsatisfactory.

View | Comment

Medicine

Keywords:

Ohio State, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Partner with ENTvantage Diagnostics to Bring Rapid Sinusitis Diagnostic Test to Physicians

The Ohio State University, through the Ohio State Innovation Foundation, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced the signing of an exclusive, world-wide agreement with ENTvantage Diagnostics Inc. licensing a technology for rapid diagnosing of bacterial sinusitis.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

DNA Test for Congenital Cataracts Leads to Faster, More Accurate Diagnoses of Rare Diseases Linked to Childhood Blindness

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Using a single test, doctors were able to tailor care specifically to a child’s condition based on their mutations reducing the time and money spent on diagnosis and enabling earlier treatment and genetic counseling.

View | Comment

Medicine

Keywords:

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the August 2014 Issue

Here are highlights from the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.

View | Comment

Business

Keywords:

Mayo Clinic Convenes Thought Leaders to Discuss Transforming Health Care Delivery

Dozens of thought leaders from a wide array of backgrounds will share ideas and lessons on how to fast-track transformation amidst a rapidly changing environment. Topics include new models of care delivery that have a potential to disrupt the current health care system, the future of virtual health, the shift of the financial burden to the consumers and how to scale programs to large populations.

View | Comment

Life

Education

Keywords:

Civil and Construction Engineering Reaches Accreditation Milestone

DeptConMngt_CivilEngineeringLogo_2013.jpg

The ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) has awarded accreditation to the Civil and Construction Engineering Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Second Consecutive Dangerous Air Quality Alert Called for Extremely High Mold Count

A dangerous air quality alert was called today for the second day in a row due to the extremely high count for mold detected in the Gottlieb Allergy Count. “Today’s mold count is over the 50,000 threshold for an air quality alert but not as high as yesterday’s 80,000 count,” says Joseph Leija, MD, who created the Gottlieb Allergy Count at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, located outside Chicago. The Gottlieb Allergy Count is the official allergy count for the Midwest.

View | Comment

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson

RashadShabazz_1.jpg

As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., University of Vermont professor @RashadShabazz was deeply engaged in the conversation. It’s a topic that Shabazz, UVM assistant professor of geography and protégé of renowned activist Angela Davis, understands well -- his current research looks at issues surrounding the policing of black communities, the projection of young black men as criminals and the geographies of race and racism. With persistent images suggestive of a war zone in a small American town, and a frenzy of both social and mainstream media reporting the story, Shabazz offers an academic perspective.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Journal of Medical Regulation Examines Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Summer 2014 edition of the Journal of Medical Regulation features an in-depth look at one of the most significant developments in medical regulation in decades – the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The new interstate compact system is aimed at reducing barriers to the process of gaining licensure in multiple states, helping facilitate telemedicine while widening access to health care by physicians, particularly in underserved areas of the nation.

View | Comment

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

UVM Prof on Ferguson: Black People Don’t Produce Crimes Out of Their Proportion-They Are Policed Out of Their Proportion

RashadShabazz.jpg

View | Comment