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Lead Poisoning, guns, shooting ranges, Poison Control

Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

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New Jersey Poison Control director Diane Calello warns of health dangers to hobby shooters, employees, law enforcement officers and their families

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Applied Mathematician Qiang Du Elected an AAAS Fellow

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Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his “distinguished contributions to the field of applied and computational mathematics, particularly for theoretical analysis and numerical simulations of mathematical models in various applications.”

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Study Questions Exclusion of Cancer Survivors From Trials

A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have found.

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UPMC Pinnacle Strawberry Square FamilyCare Opens Monday, Nov. 20

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UPMC Pinnacle and Harristown Enterprises celebrated the opening of Strawberry Square FamilyCare with a ribbon cutting today. The new practice, located in Suite 165 on the first floor of the Strawberry Square complex, opens for patients Monday, Nov. 20.

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German elections, Angela Merkel, German politics, Germany, German parliament

Despite Stalemate, Merkel’s Twilight Is Still Not in Sight

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More Not Necessarily Better with Heart Valve Operations

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

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Cataract, Eye Surgery, ocular surgery, Glaucoma, retina surgery, eye policy, outpatient care, Medicare Spending

Increased Use of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Cataract Surgery

A University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study shows over the past decade the proportion of cataract surgeries performed at surgery centers has outpaced surgeries done in hospitals.

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Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor, Other University Leaders Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

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More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

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Mercy Medical Center Announces Third Graduation of mWORKS Participants

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In 2015, protests and civil unrest thrust Baltimore into the national spotlight. To aid in the healing, Mercy Medical Center sought to find ways to provide greater job training and economic opportunities for Baltimore City residents. The result is the mWORKS job training program which debuted in 2016. Entirely funded by Mercy Health Services, mWORKS serves to train and hire more unemployed City residents who face significant socio-economic challenges for positions in the hospital’s environmental services, dietary and transport areas.

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Cybersecurity Expert Not Surprised With Uber Breach

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