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Newswise: Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST


Healthy Travel Media Announces Fourth Edition of Patients Beyond Borders

Patients Beyond Borders

This year, some two million Americans will travel for medical care otherwise unaffordable in the US—now a USD$6.7 business growing at a 20+% clip. Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Fourth Edition, assists patients in vetting facilities and doctors, planning and budgeting their journey, and more.

Channels: Healthcare, Medical Tourism, Travel and Transportation, All Journal News,

21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Why Rilke Resonates in Popular Culture—and Even Politics

New York University

NYU's Ulrich Baer explains why poet Rainer Maria Rilke resonates on the big screen—in the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit, for instance—and in the culture at large as well as why poetry finds a surprising home in movie theaters.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, Education, Media and Journalism,

21-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal

Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal


Has the newly revealed baseball cheating scandal – especially the signal-stealing scheme by the Houston Astros – got you down? Cedars-Sinai ethics and Jewish law experts agree that cheating in the national pastime can be jolting, and offer tips on keeping things in perspective while acknowledging that the revelations have been painful.

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, Religion, Sports,

20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Arts and Humanities


Expert Alert: Robotic repair offers benefits for many patients with leaky mitral valve

Mayo Clinic

During each human heartbeat, four valves in the heart open and close once, moving blood through the heart's chambers. But in some people, the flaps of the mitral valve between the heart's left atrium and left ventricle do not work like they should. The opening may become narrow, or more commonly, the flaps may prolapse and not line up properly.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Surgery, Technology,

16-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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A Rutgers Expert’s Guide to Understanding 2020’s Campaign Polls

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four years after the presidential election surprised nearly everyone who followed public opinion polls, it is critical for 2020 voters to have a better understanding of how polling works and what they should look for as the election cycle heats up and the barrage of polls increase.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics,

16-Jan-2020 7:00 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

University of Chicago Medical Center

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.

Channels: Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain, Public Health,

15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Daniel W. Bardayan is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, formerly a senior research staff member in the Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Tennessee.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, In the Workplace, Nuclear Physics, Physics, DOE Science News,

13-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Economist predicts impact from Spirit's 2,800 layoffs

Economist predicts impact from Spirit's 2,800 layoffs

Wichita State University

Spirit AeroSystems has announced plans to lay off 2,800 workers due to uncertainty of production of the Boeing 737 Max. All 2,800 employees work in Wichita, Kansas. Jeremy Hill, director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University, discusses the economic impact of the layoff.

Channels: Business Ethics, Economics, In the Workplace,

10-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

To understand how the relentless heat, blazing wild fires, and bone-dry conditions have reached such extremes, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to the ocean.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Wildfires, Drought, Australian News, Staff Picks,

9-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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