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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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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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Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty

Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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The Internet Was Delivered to the Masses; Parallel Computing Is Not Far Behind

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The groundwork for Virginia Tech’s Wu Feng’s big data research in a “cloud” began in the mid-2000s with a multi-institutional effort to identify missing gene annotations in genomes. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud.

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DePaul University Offers New Path to Advance Nursing Careers

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Registered nurses will have the opportunity to advance their careers with a new online degree program from DePaul University. The “RN to MS in Nursing” program, offers a path for RNs to earn a B.S. and M.S. from DePaul and a graduate certificate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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Targeted Brain Training May Help You Multitask Better

The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training

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