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School nutrition policy expert available on CDC report bit.ly/1Uhtym9 #healthyschools

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Broward College Expert Offers Tips for ADHD Month

During the month of September and as the school year begins, many healthcare, family and children’s organizations focus on the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As part of this, Alexis Resnick, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the behavioral science department at Broward College, as well as a licensed psychologist who provides assessment, therapy and consultation services to children, adolescents and young adults with behavioral, academic, developmental, emotional, and social concerns, is providing several behavioral treatment tips for ADHD.

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An Engineered Surface Unsticks Sticky Water Droplets

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Researchers at Penn State have developed the first nano/micro-textured highly slippery surfaces able to outperform lotus leaf-inspired liquid repellent coatings, particularly in situations where the water is in the form of vapor or tiny droplets.

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Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group Physicians Recognized in Latest Best Doctors in America® List

Sixty-one physicians affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, were selected for the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, determined by impartial peer review.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Make Important Steps toward Developing a Blood Test to Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer according to the American Cancer Society.  This low survival rate is partially attributed to the difficulty in detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage.

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VT Researchers Approved for $18.5 Million Study on Integration of Behavioral Health & Primary Care

A five-year Vermont-led study of 30 practices and up to 2000 patients nationwide will examine whether outcomes improve when behavioral care is integrated into primary care.

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FSU Wins $1 Million Award to Improve Preschool Education

FSU researchers have received a $1 million award to improve the quality of education in preschools. The three-year study will focus on preschool classrooms serving children at high risk because of poverty and low parental education.

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UF/IFAS Forestry Professor Earns Top Global Award

Eric J. Jokela, a professor of silviculture – managing and producing better forests -- and forest nutrition will receive the Barrington Moore Memorial Award in Biological Science by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Since 1955, this annual award recognizes “distinguished individual research in any branch of the biological sciences that has resulted in substantial advances in forestry."

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Physics Meets Biology to Defeat Aging

The scientific team of a new biotech company Gero in collaboration with one of the leading academics in the field of aging, Prof. Robert J. Shmookler Reis, has recently brought new insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance of certain gene regulatory networks.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet for Sept.

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The Sept. tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai includes story ideas about a horsewoman with young onset Parkinson's disease who is back in the saddle thanks to deep brain stimulation surgery, the potential of technology to improve patient care, a "wristwatch-type" device that helps doctors monitor Parkinson's disease patients, and more. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the individual listed for each.