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Newswise: Information Overload Is a Personal and Societal Danger
Released: 14-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Information Overload Is a Personal and Societal Danger
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

We are all aware of the dangers of pollution to our air, water, and earth. In a letter recently published in Nature Human Behavior, scientists are advocating for the recognition and mitigation of another type of environmental pollution that poses equivalent personal and societal dangers: information overload.

Released: 13-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Include Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Opioid Management Training
The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Foundation for Opioid Research and Education

Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are at the heart of patient care in Appalachia, often taking the lead in managing pain and prescribing medications. Their role is significant, but their training in opioid management falls short when compared to their physician counterparts.

   
Released: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
University of West Florida Crowd Management Expert Writes Op-ed on Crowd Storming
University of West Florida

Court storming is a right of passage. So was paddling, wedgies, and other antics that we have decided as a society need to end. Maybe it is time to stop court/field storming. The following represent some insight from Professor Gil Fried of the University of West Florida (Professor and Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Business) who is often referred to as the Crowd Management Doctor.

Newswise: Rounds with Leadership: Building a Culture of Belonging
Released: 28-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Rounds with Leadership: Building a Culture of Belonging
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Developing diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environments where there is a collective sense of belonging is critical to achieving academic nursing’s mission and priorities.

27-Dec-2023 11:00 AM EST
Johns Hopkins Researchers: Regret Rarer Than Believed Among Patients Who Undergo Gender Affirming Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Three Johns Hopkins researchers are urging the medical community to dismiss a widely held, but scientifically unsupported belief that many people who are transgender and gender diverse (TGD), and undergo gender affirming surgery (GAS), later regret their decision to undergo such procedures.

Released: 11-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST
WCS Reacts to Latest Global Stocktake from COP28: Unacceptable
Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation President and CEO Monica Medina released the following concerning the latest version of the Global Stocktake posted today at the UN Climate Conference COP28

Released: 30-Nov-2023 11:00 AM EST
To safely deploy generative AI in health care, models must be open source
University Health Network (UHN)

Large-language models could soon become essential tools for diagnosing diseases. To protect people’s privacy, medical professionals must drive the development and deployment of such models.

   

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Released: 16-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Op-ed: The Case for Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Colleges and universities are not immune to major risk events. The complexity of institutions of higher education and the diversity of risks they face requires academic administrations to develop enterprise risk management (ERM) functions and frameworks.

   
Released: 16-Nov-2023 7:05 AM EST
Op-ed: Why the ‘Way Forward’ on AI is Much Clearer
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order on AI meets a perceivable growing consensus in both the tech industry and academia for a need for clear federal guidance in AI, especially with the looming 2024 elections.

   
13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
New York State Dooms Diabetes Sufferers to Amputations, Dialysis and Alzheimers by Cutting Funds for Proven Programs That Help Residents Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Health People

Expressing outrage over the state’s plan to kill programs well-proven to slash diabetes and other chronic disease, activists, providers and patients rallied outside the state Health Department in lower Manhattan today, World Diabetes Day, to protest state negligence that will clearly impose even worse chronic disease on low-income communities already reeling from the aftermath of Covid-19.

   
Released: 7-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Why companies should report what CEOs and workers earn
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Changes in the law will ensure that companies can’t go on ignoring inequalities in earnings and wealth in South Africa.

Released: 1-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EDT
How reliable is a home test in predicting Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

The test alone will not provide enough information to reach a diagnosis of memory problems/cognitive decline. Only a trained physician can do it.

Newswise: Rounds with Leadership: Standing Against Violence and Hate
Released: 25-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Standing Against Violence and Hate
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN unequivocally condemns all acts of terrorism, violence, and discrimination.

Released: 19-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Presidential Succession Should Assure Party Continuity
Middle Tennessee State University

Congress should change the current law to specify that the line of succession go from the vice president to the leader of the president’s party in the House whether this is the speaker of the House or the House minority leader. Similarly, if a senator is to be kept in the line of succession, the senator should be the leading member of the Senate (the Senate majority or minority leader) of the president’s party.

16-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
From One Nightmare to Another. Anthony Fauci’s New Concern
Georgetown University Medical Center

“What keeps you up at night?” It’s a question Anthony Fauci, MD, heard repeatedly over the course of his nearly four decades as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, Fauci describes a new nemesis – lack of “corporate memory.”

Newswise: What tiny fossils can tell us about the changing climate
Released: 11-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
What tiny fossils can tell us about the changing climate
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State of New York Assistant Professor Adriane Lam’s research allows scientists to more accurately predict future climate and zoological changes as the Earth continues to warm.

Newswise: Dangerous Ignorance:  What Patients Don’t Understand about Pharmacogenomics
Released: 6-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Dangerous Ignorance: What Patients Don’t Understand about Pharmacogenomics
Indiana University

Do you know what pharmacogenomics is? You might not, but you should, and all patients should.

Newswise: Rounds with Leadership: Helping to Meet Your Enrollment Targets
Released: 30-Aug-2023 9:05 AM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Helping to Meet Your Enrollment Targets
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Given last fall’s enrollment declines and new concerns about the impact of the Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions, many academic leaders are anxious about what the new fall semester will bring. There are signs that enrollments may spike to pre-pandemic levels – most notably data reported by the Common App, the largest source of college application data in the U.S. Though there is some room for optimism, concerns remain given declining public confidence in higher education, uneasiness about the enrollment cliff, and an increase in the number of younger nurses leaving the profession and the impact this may have on career seekers.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:55 PM EDT
ABRF Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Race in College Admissions
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)

ABRF (the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision not only because of its impact on black, brown, and indigenous students who seek opportunities at elite universities, but also because of the ripple effect this decision will have in the way diversity, equity and accessibility are understood in a country that still grapples with a history and a present challenge of racial injustice.

   
Newswise: Op-Ed: We can and will do better for Kentucky’s kids
Released: 11-Aug-2023 10:20 AM EDT
Op-Ed: We can and will do better for Kentucky’s kids
University of Kentucky

Scottie B. Day, M.D., is the Physician-in-Chief at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and chair of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

   
Newswise: The Power of Barbie's Brand
Released: 10-Aug-2023 12:05 PM EDT
The Power of Barbie's Brand
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

Consumer psychology expert Colleen Kirk, D.P.S., associate professor of management and marketing studies at New York Institute of Technology, shares insight on why Barbie’s brand is more relevant than ever.

   
Released: 26-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Preparing Graduate Nursing Students to Lead
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Several concerns are generating much conversation in academic circles these days, including the increasing costs of higher education, the impact of the pandemic on student mental health and college readiness, leveraging AI and smart technology, sustaining enrollment levels, adapting to changes in student demographics, and maintaining unity despite increasing political partisanship.

Released: 20-Jul-2023 2:40 PM EDT
American Fitness Index Reveals Hope for Millions with (or Suffering) From Chronic Disease
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2023 Fitness Index shines a bright light on the prevalence of chronic diseases in our country and makes the case for physical activity as an effective way to address them.

Newswise: Rounds with Leadership: Scanning the Higher Education Landscape
Released: 29-Jun-2023 9:55 AM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Scanning the Higher Education Landscape
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN is committed to serving as the authoritative source of knowledge to advance academic nursing. To achieve this strategic goal, staff routinely scan the horizon for any new developments in higher education that would be of interest to member schools and potentially impel AACN to take action.

Released: 9-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Addressing the Covid-Induced Crisis in K-12 Education
CFES Brilliant Pathways

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on K-12 and postsecondary education across the U.S. Test scores in foundational subject areas such as reading and math fell to their lowest levels in decades, absenteeism worsened, and students were more likely to drop out of high school and less likely to pursue post-secondary education. To understand the causes of the crisis and ultimately to find solutions, we have identified—through surveys, focus groups, observations, and research studies—three critical post-pandemic trends.

Released: 7-Jun-2023 4:20 PM EDT
Many Lives Still Left Behind: What Breast Cancer Needs Now
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is relieved to see the recommendation that all women get screened for breast cancer every other year starting at age 40. This is a meaningful step in the right direction but it is just a start.

Released: 7-Jun-2023 4:00 PM EDT
Electronic health records can contain bias, potentially impacting clinical trials
University of Illinois Chicago

In a recent commentary, University of Illinois Chicago researchers and colleagues explain how embedded pragmatic clinical trials, or ePCTs, which test the effectiveness of medical interventions in real-world settings, potentially leave out people who are from underrepresented and underserved groups.

Released: 7-Jun-2023 11:55 AM EDT
PROSPECT trial expands treatment options for patients with resectable rectal cancer
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Resource Panel issued a statement today on the PROSPECT clinical trial for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. The statement clarifies that the trial did not explicitly conclude that radiation therapy should be omitted, contrary to many news reports, but rather that patients now have an additional treatment option to consider in discussions with their care team.

Newswise: How to be a great physician, according to a UTHealth Houston expert
Released: 5-May-2023 3:50 PM EDT
How to be a great physician, according to a UTHealth Houston expert
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The first tip for physicians in a new paper authored by John Higgins, MD, is to have the mindset of a detective and dig deeper when something is not adding up with the care of a patient. The article titled, “Ten Traits of Great Physicians,” was published recently in The American Journal of Medicine.

Released: 25-Apr-2023 4:45 PM EDT
FHFA’s Changes to Mortgage Fees Increases Risk in the Housing Finance System
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

On May 1, 2023, a set of new, loan-level price adjustment (LLPA) grids for mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mandated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will go into effect. FHFA’s director stated that the rationale for these changes is “to increase pricing support for purchase borrowers limited by income or by wealth.​”

Released: 19-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Arif Efendi applauds global renewable energy efforts
Social Media Experts

Businessman and international investor Arif Efendi shares his thoughts on the positive implications of global renewable energy efforts.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded rounds-with-leadership-facilitating-transformation
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Released: 29-Mar-2023 4:45 PM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Facilitating Transformation
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

To help schools find the answers to these questions, AACN is working to provide guidance, resources, and information needed to facilitate decision-making and help programs move forward at a comfortable pace.

Released: 19-Mar-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Why Nonbank Mortgage Companies Bear Close Watching Amid Recent Bank Failures
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In the wake of the SVB and Signature Bank collapses, keep an eye on a nonbank mortgage industry that’s prone to excessive risk taking, which at some point will manifest into poor loan‐manufacturing quality resulting in extraordinary losses and another industry shakeout, writes risk management expert Clifford Rossi.

   
Released: 13-Mar-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Op-ed: Silicon Valley Bank's Failure in Risk Management
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

What brought SVB down? From a risk management perspective, it made several blunders. The first was in placing large bets on interest rates. Clifford Rossi, who had a front row seat at WaMu’s largest bank failure in U.S. history, gives expansive analysis.

   
Released: 10-Mar-2023 3:00 PM EST
Looking for risky viruses now to get ahead of future pandemics
Ohio State University

Rather than let the next outbreak take the world by surprise, two virologists say in a Science Perspective article published today (March 10, 2023) that the scientific community should invest in a four-part research framework to proactively identify animal viruses that might infect humans.

   
Newswise: Eradicating Polio Will Require Changing the Current Public Health Strategy
6-Mar-2023 10:00 AM EST
Eradicating Polio Will Require Changing the Current Public Health Strategy
Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

The recent public health emergency declarations in New York and London due to polio infections and detection of the virus in these cities’ wastewater strongly indicate that polio is no longer close to being eradicated. Now, four members of the Global Virus Network (GVN) proposed changes in global polio eradication strategy to get the world back on track to one day eliminating polio’s threat.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 2:50 PM EST
AACN Rounds with Leadership: Forging Ahead with Competency-Based Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

When AACN membership endorsed the latest iteration of the Essentials in April 2021, we knew the transition to this new model and framework for nursing education would take time and ingenuity. AACN’s task force and Board leaders projected that it would likely take 3 or more years for schools to adapt their entry- and advanced-level nursing programs using a competency-based approach to education. Now, 2 years into the transition process, it’s clear that schools have made great progress in evolving their programs to prepare more practice-ready nurses.

Released: 20-Jan-2023 10:25 AM EST
Is your gas stove really hurting you and your family?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A University of Michigan pulmonologist discusses the risks and offers tips for protecting your health in your home

Newswise: Stopping the Silent Killer - Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 18-Jan-2023 8:05 AM EST
Stopping the Silent Killer - Pancreatic Cancer
Hackensack Meridian Health

Last week, the American Cancer Society released the news that the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is now 12%, an increase of one percentage point from last year.

Released: 29-Dec-2022 11:30 AM EST
Statement by AERA President Rich Milner and Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Demeaning Remarks by the Chancellor of Purdue University Northwest
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

We are deeply disturbed by the demeaning and dehumanizing comments made by Thomas L. Keon, chancellor of Purdue University Northwest, during a winter commencement address on December 10.

8-Nov-2022 2:00 PM EST
California’s insulin initiative offers path for other state drug manufacturing efforts
American College of Physicians (ACP)

In a new ‘Ideas and Opinions,’ authors from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyze California’s newly announced effort to manufacture insulin for its residents. The commentary is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Newswise: Why I’m Hopeful about Lung Cancer
Released: 7-Nov-2022 2:50 PM EST
Why I’m Hopeful about Lung Cancer
Hackensack Meridian Health

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and although lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. in both men and women, and lung cancer claims more lives than other types of cancers, I am hopeful about lung cancer for many reasons.

Released: 30-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Can a business succeed without profit motives for individuals?
University of Oregon

University of Oregon law professor Susan Gary writes about purpose trusts and the business of business.

Released: 14-Sep-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Rethinking Criminalizing Language in Firearm Research and Intervention
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Injuries associated with firearm violence pose a persistent public health threat in the United States. The term “recidivism” is often used when referring to those who experience repeat firearm injuries. A commentary in the journal Preventive Medicine cautions against its use in clinical and public health discourse and as an evaluation descriptor for violence prevention and intervention programs.

   
Newswise: Nearly half of global septic systems work inadequately; UF scientist urges safety in wake of climate change
Released: 12-Sep-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Nearly half of global septic systems work inadequately; UF scientist urges safety in wake of climate change
University of Florida

Mary Lusk, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences, wrote a new article for the journal Lancet Planetary Health in which she connects climate change with septic systems.

Released: 18-Aug-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Is It Still Worth Attending a University?
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

In recent years, cultural and academic education has been disproportionately influenced by the concept of “competence,” at the expense of pursuing a well-rounded, liberal arts foundation.

Newswise: The Many Reasons Men Need to Focus on Their Health
Released: 20-Jun-2022 11:45 AM EDT
The Many Reasons Men Need to Focus on Their Health
Hackensack Meridian Health

Dr. Michael Stifelman, chair of Urology at Hackensack Meridian Health, shares the latest and greatest in prostate cancer screenings and treatments.


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