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Article ID: 709827

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health.

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19-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709825

New Medicare Bill to Provide Long Needed Overhaul of Diabetes Treatment Services

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

On March 14, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act (S. 814) in the U.S. Senate. The bill addresses major barriers to access for Medicare beneficiaries, creating more flexibility on when and where DSMT services can be accessed, as well as reducing the overall cost burden.

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19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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    19-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709803

NYU’s Public Safety Lab Joins National Partnership for Pretrial Justice

New York University

New York University’s Public Safety Lab has joined the National Partnership for Pretrial Justice, a group of more than two dozen research, technical assistance, policy, and advocacy organizations that will work to advance pretrial justice nationally and in more than 35 states across the country.

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19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 709765

Political scientist receives $1.1 million Minerva Award

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A political scientist at West Virginia University is researching the vulnerability of states that border a hostile, larger power and how that proximity affects the ability of those countries to provide basic services to their people. In this case, that power is Russia.

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18-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 709736

Who Should Fido Fear? Depends on Relationship

Michigan State University

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner.

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18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 709701

Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Rutgers University

PROFESSOR SAHAR AZIZ of Rutgers Law School, an expert on national security and civil rights with a focus on the impact of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian diasporas in the West is available today to talk about the mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Released:
15-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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    13-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709545

Eligibility Verification Could Save Billions in Improper Federal Benefit Payments

MITRE

MITRE Announces Payment Integrity Challenge Winner, Citizen Wallet concept by SAP, which could improve federal agencies’ ability to verify applicant eligibility for benefit payments.

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13-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT

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