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    19-Apr-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 711348

Video Plus Brochure Helps Patients Make Lung Cancer Scan Decision

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients’ knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than the informational brochure alone, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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16-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711227

Investigators Incorporate Randomized Trial within Dialysis Care Delivery

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive. • The trial was conducted through a partnership between academic investigators and 2 large dialysis provider organizations using a highly centralized implementation approach. • Although the trial accomplished most of its demonstration project objectives, uptake of the intervention was insufficient to determine whether longer sessions improve outcomes.

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12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711567

Doctors in the house: Hospitalists elevate level of care for inpatients

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Hospital medicine is a relatively new discipline – the term for those who practice it, hospitalists, dates only to 1996 – but it is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today because of dramatic ways health care has changed over the past two decades.

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18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711323

Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

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15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711595

Census Scholars Submit Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Citizenship Question

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A group of scholars from five universities has submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the Supreme Court concluding that a citizenship question has never been asked of the entire U.S. population in execution of the U.S. Census. The finding refutes the administration's claim, which is part of a lawsuit that the high court will review April 23.

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18-Apr-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711563

The Weak Side of the Proton

Department of Energy, Office of Science

A precision measurement of the proton’s weak charge narrows the search for new physics.

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18-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711588

Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities

University of Washington

UW researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.

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18-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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