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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.

Released: 17-Jun-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Scientists Say Global Biodiversity Framework Falls Short on Chemicals and Other Contaminants
Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

BRI is part of an international group of scientists who published a joint letter in Science, just prior to the next round of international negotiations on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This letter urges more attention to the diversity of contaminants that pollute the environment and adversely impact biodiversity.

Released: 12-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Oped: Taking Action to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
University of Kentucky

The news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s proposal to ban mentholated cigarettes and flavored cigars will save lives. Every two and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. Every day in the U.S., 400 lives are lost to lung cancer. If the FDA’s proposal is approved, researchers expect a 15 percent decline in tobacco smoking. Over the next 40 years, that decline in smokers could result in saving up to 654,000 lives. Nearly one-third of those deaths avoided will be among non-Hispanic Black smokers, who are more likely to use menthol cigarettes than non-Hispanic White smokers.

Released: 10-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Health experts caution against ‘new normal’ strategies for COVID-19
University of Illinois Chicago

Two researchers are warning against national strategies for a “new normal” of life with COVID-19, because they focus too much on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and too little on the context in which the virus’ impact is most burdensome -- the synergistic endemic, or syndemic, of COVID-19 and the chronic disease crisis. incorporate important lessons from the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic: the significant role of noncommunicable chronic diseases in exacerbating COVID-19 and the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on underserved populations and communities of color.

Released: 19-Apr-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Cancer burden facing Asian Americans partly caused by racism
UC Davis Health

Commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests racism affects Asian American cancer inequities

Released: 19-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Cancer burden facing Asian Americans partly caused by racism
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Racism facing Asian Americans is compounding existing cancer inequities. They are the first U.S. population group to experience cancer as the leading cause of death. A commentary in the Journal of the American Cancer Institute outlines the factors contributing to this.

Newswise: Microbiology expert advocates for One Health approach to tackling antibiotic resistance globally
Released: 8-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Microbiology expert advocates for One Health approach to tackling antibiotic resistance globally
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Oladele "Dele" Ogunseitan, UC Presidential Chair and Professor of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health, discusses using a One Health approach to combating global antibiotic resistance.

Newswise: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher urges caution on AI in mammography
Released: 25-Feb-2022 2:15 PM EST
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher urges caution on AI in mammography
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Analyzing breast-cancer tumors with artificial intelligence has the potential to improve healthcare efficiency and outcomes, but doctors should proceed cautiously, according to a new editorial in JAMA Health Forum co-written by Dr. Joann G. Elmore, a researcher at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 11:30 AM EST
Caregivers find remote monitoring during COVID-19 pandemic an unexpected patient safety benefit
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

In an opinion article appearing online Feb. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, authors from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University write about the unexpected patient safety benefit resulting from remote monitoring of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the major lessons gained from the pandemic was that patients could now be monitored based on risks and needs rather than location in the hospital. Home monitoring and hospital at-home models offer the potential to transform care and potentially allow a substantial proportion of hospitalized patients to receive care from home.

Released: 22-Feb-2022 1:30 PM EST
AERA Statement on the Significance of Academic Freedom in a Divisive Political Climate
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

ERA joins other scientific societies, institutions of higher education, and faculty in the U.S. and throughout the world in a commitment to academic freedom as a fundamental principle central to the development of knowledge, an informed public, and the advancement of society.

Newswise: Engaging Parents of First Generation Students: A Case Study
Released: 14-Feb-2022 2:25 PM EST
Engaging Parents of First Generation Students: A Case Study
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Students from underserved communities with post-secondary aspirations often face a barrier that’s close to home—their parents, who can be skeptical of the high cost of college, its alien culture and its tendency to uproot their children, frequently wage-earners contributing to the family income, from the community, often permanently. For these reasons, it’s conventional wisdom among college advocacy groups and colleges that, although parents of first generation students are crucial influencers, engaging them through open houses, educational programs and college fairs is a low yield proposition. CFES Brilliant Pathways, was well aware of these challenges when we decided to develop a training program for the parents of students in our program—designed to inform them about the college application process and financial aid and help them instill in their children the skills they’d need to succeed. But we forged ahead despite the hurdles.

Newswise: Editorial: Bionic Devices Offer Benefits, But Pose Health, Ethical Concerns
Released: 6-Jan-2022 9:05 AM EST
Editorial: Bionic Devices Offer Benefits, But Pose Health, Ethical Concerns
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In APL Bioengineering, editor Rylie A. Green highlights the disconnect between what bionic technologies can actually provide versus public and patient expectations and discusses how the health and ethical risks involved in embracing bionic devices may outweigh their benefits. When any device is implanted within the body, it poses significant risks beyond the surgery itself, and the hype around "the bionic man" should be tempered by these risks.

Newswise: It is not just Sharia law: The Taliban, Pastunwali and Afghan Women
Released: 15-Sep-2021 11:20 AM EDT
It is not just Sharia law: The Taliban, Pastunwali and Afghan Women
University of Florida

While the Taliban has roots in an extreme form of Islam, its beliefs and practices are also grounded in the less widely recognized traditional tribal conventions of the Pashtun and it is this customary tribal law that provides the clearest insight into Taliban behavior and ideology regarding gender roles and the position of women.

Newswise: Repurposing the Iron Rails for Drones: Property and Technology for the 21st Century
Released: 10-Sep-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Repurposing the Iron Rails for Drones: Property and Technology for the 21st Century
University of Florida

Even though the technology exists to deliver packages to my doorstep, the judicial interpretation of property rights erect legal barriers that stymie innovation and reflect a revisionist history of the sanctity of private property. Updating our utility and transportation infrastructure to accommodate new technologies is sensible, environmentally sound and logistically workable.

Released: 17-Aug-2021 5:10 PM EDT
To the unvaccinated I hear you but…
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Vaccine hesitancy comes from the misconception that healthy people rarely get sick with COVID-19. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President Steven L. Berk, M.D, reminds the unvaccinated that once infected with the delta variant, they could possibly infect six people on average, maybe more. The benefits to the community and one's health outweigh any side effects as well.

Released: 9-Aug-2021 8:55 AM EDT
The Myth of the Scholar-Athlete
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Henry C. Lucas, an expert on disruption in higher education, writes the Supreme Court “has pretty much destroyed the myth of the student-athlete.” And, if most schools actually are losing money from their athletic programs, it may be time for schools to license their names to corporations to create a new model based on "professional college teams."

Released: 19-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Voluntary Exercise after Spinal Cord Injuries: Equipment and Process that Develops and Sustains Fitness and Health
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Declining health and fitness are commonly known to accompany spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). During the past few decades, attention has also focused on including five critical health hazards: overweight/obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and lipid abnormalities.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
How Debit Cards Empower the Poor and Increase Financial Inclusion
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

This is an OpEd by Sean Higgins, assistant professor of finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Academy for Eating Disorders Releases Statement on the Dental Slim Diet Control Device
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Academy for Eating Disorders Releases Statement on the Dental Slim Diet Control Device

Released: 23-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
"Supreme Court Backs Cursing Cheerleader, But It's a Narrow Ruling," Explains @KenPaulson1, Director of @FreeSpeechMTSU.
Middle Tennessee State University

The Court's 8-1 ruling in favor of a disgruntled high school cheerleader had the potential to either expand the free-rights of public school students or limit them. It did neither.

Released: 25-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: How could anything developed this quickly be safe?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

For many, the arrival of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in less than a year is, quite literally, unbelievable. That skepticism feeds hesitancy to take the vaccines. But development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 is no overnight success. In fact, they have a remarkable backstory stretching back decades.

Released: 25-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Vaccine Hesitancy Poses Threat to Efforts to End Pandemic: New Commentary
George Washington University

Although demand for COVID-19 vaccines currently seems high, vaccine hesitancy could pose a major threat to public health efforts to end the pandemic, according to an editorial published today in the journal Science.

Released: 18-Mar-2021 6:00 PM EDT
The WATCHMAN: High Volume = Better Patient Outcomes
Valley Health System

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions highlighted an association between procedural volume, in-hospital outcomes, and left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). The research team concluded that higher hospital procedural volume – defined as facilities that perform more than 32 procedures per year — is directly correlated with better patient outcomes.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 8:20 AM EDT
@FreeSpeechCenter director @KenPaulson1 explains why @SunshineWeek is more important than ever
Middle Tennessee State University

The need to fight for government transparency is reaffirmed each year during SunshineWeek, a national awareness event overseen by the News Leaders Association

Released: 12-Mar-2021 1:25 PM EST
Why People Who Are Blind Need COVID-19 Vaccinations Now
Lighthouse Guild

States across the country should include blindness on the list of underlying conditions that makes a person eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now.

   
Released: 27-Feb-2021 7:00 AM EST
Rare Diseases: Not So Rare
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. This day holds special significance for thousands of patients and families as rare diseases are almost certainly the most common disease class affecting children in Canada.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 2:05 PM EST
A Crisis in the Care of Anorexia addressed by AED in JAMA-Psychiatry
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

“We are facing a crisis in the treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN), a debilitating, expensive, and frequently fatal illness,” say the authors of a Viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Psychiatry. A Task Force of the Academy for Eating Disorders, led by Walter H. Kaye, MD, Professor at the University of California San Diego, and Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and composed of senior clinicians and researchers from university and nonprofit eating disorder treatment centers throughout the United States, is issuing a call for immediate action to address “The Treatment of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa in the US – A Crisis in Care.”

Released: 17-Feb-2021 12:50 PM EST
So, what’s all the hubbub with the electric power grid?
South Dakota State University

Based on 20 years of power grid research, professor Sid Suryanarayanan describes balancing supply and demand on the power grid and Texas's unique situation.

Released: 12-Feb-2021 11:40 AM EST
@FreeSpeechMTSU director @KenPaulson1 reflects on @ImLarryFlynt's outrageous, abrasive and effective defense of free speech
Middle Tennessee State University

Larry Flynt, the founder and publisher of Hustler magazine who died Wednesday, was particularly prominent in his assertion of First Amendment rights. From the very beginning of his career as a pornographer, Flynt enlisted legal support to stay in business. Over time, he became highly knowledgeable about the First Amendment and took a groundbreaking case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 11:05 AM EST
First Amendment not at heart of impeachment trial
Middle Tennessee State University

@FreeSpeechMTSU director @kenpaulson1 says 1st Amendment can make for lofty arguments, but it’s not at the heart of Trump impeachment.

Released: 12-Jan-2021 8:35 AM EST
Trump and the Remaining Days. @MTSU Constitutional Expert John Vile Lays Out the Options.
Middle Tennessee State University

After two months during which President Trump has unsuccessfully contested the last presidential election, the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building by his supporters has raised new questions about what to expect in the remaining few days.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 11:35 AM EST
Science matters in policy decision-making
South Dakota State University

Science plays an essential role in policy formulation within a strong democracy--and should guide decision-making.


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