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Every Monday Should Be World No Tobacco Day

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On May 31st, the World Health Organization hopes to spur the nearly one billion smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. While this annual event generates media attention and is a potential starting point for many quit attempts, without a sustained effort these smokers will likely be puffing away again in a matter of weeks. Researchers say that one way to keep the momentum going after this once-a-year push to get smokers’ attention, is to use every Monday as a weekly opportunity to support smokers in their efforts to quit and stay quit.

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Literacy, literacy expert, Literacy/Reading, Newborns, Read Aloud, Pediatrician

Literacy Advocate and Pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Mariana Glusman Publishes Book to Address “30 Million Word Gap”

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Pediatrician and literacy advocate writes book to curb the 30 million word gap. It is on the critical importance of reading and talking to you baby the minute they are out of the womb.

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SR Scales Introduces New Stand-on Scale for Improved Patient Safety

SR Instruments, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built scales for hospitals, medical facilities, and long-term care centers today announced the addition of a new stand-on scale, the SR585i, to its SR Scales product line.

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Mass Spec Imaging Service, mass spectometry, Biotech product development, Biotechnology

Berkeley Lab’s OpenMSI Licensed to ImaBiotech

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Two years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers developed OpenMSI—the most advanced computational tool for analyzing and visualizing mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) data. Now, OpenMSI has been licensed to support ImaBiotech’s Multimaging™ technology in the field of pharmaceutical and cosmetic research and development.

Medicine

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Critical Care, critical care course, Orientation, Nurse Education, e-learning, Hospital, progressive care, ICU

AACN Updates Popular Critical Care Interactive Orientation Course for Hospitals

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More than 1,100 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the United States and Canada have used AACN's Essentials of Critical Care Orientation online course since 2002. The updated course, ECCO 3.0, offers two learner pathways: intensive care unit (18 lesson modules, 58 CE) and progressive care unit (17 lesson modules, 53 CE).

Business

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Premise Health, AAOHN, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Virtual Conference, Continuing Nursing Education, OHN, occupational health nurse, Occupational Health, Safety, live stream, AAOHN 2016 National Conference

Premise Health Partners with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses to Provide Virtual Training to Nurses Nationwide

Premise Health, a leading worksite health and patient engagement company, partnered with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) to engage and educate its nationwide nurse population in AAOHN’s first virtual conference spotlighting occupational health, environmental health and safety practices.

Medicine

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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Among Nation’s First Orthopedic Groups to Offer Package Pricing

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is one of the first orthopedic groups in the country to offer package pricing - a flat fee payment option - for treating some of the most common orthopedic conditions. In an unprecedented move, MOR is also listing the price structure on their website for patients to see.

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SimCapture Version 5.7: B-Line Medical Releases Upgrade Featuring Center Sign-in for Learner Workflow Management

B-Line Medical®, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is excited to expand our Simulation Center Management capabilities in SimCapture with the release of version 5.7, featuring Center Sign-In to aid our users in tracking learner activity.

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Vascular Disease, Clogged Arteries, Surgical Technique, atherectomy, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease (Pad), Peripheral Arterial Disease; Pad; Blocked Arteries; Society Of Interventional Radiology; Non Surgical; Leg Pain

Medical Procedure at ROPH Brings to Light New Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

(Oak Park) -- Rush Oak Park Hospital is the first hospital in the surrounding area to acquire and use a newly approved technology that allows vascular surgeons to see in real-time the plaque they are removing during an atherectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that helps treat peripheral artery disease (PAD).  “The fact that a physician is visually guided while removing the buildup of plaque in the blood vessel can help prevent the formation of scar tissue, which can possibly lead to another blockage down the road,” says Charles Schubert, MD, the first vascular surgeon to use the Pantheris Lumivascular Atherectomy System at ROPH.

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Wasatch Photonics Launches Label-Free Angiography Technique Based on Optical Coherence Tomography at the ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting

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Wasatch Photonics Inc., a leading provider for gratings, spectrometer and optical coherence tomography instrumentation, announced Monday (March 21), the launch of a new imaging device, WP MicroAngio, for high- resolution angiographic imaging for research and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications.

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George Washington University, new venture, Business Plan Competition, Social Venture, farming practice, Mental health and wellness

21st Century Farming Technology Takes Top Prize at Entrepreneurship Competition

A futuristic farming model that uses 90 percent less water and 80 percent less fertilizer than traditional farms by HomeGrown Farms won first place at this year’s New Venture Competition sponsored by the George Washington University.

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Health Care, Communications Technology

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

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A device invented by University of Iowa researchers that lets incapacitated hospital patients communicate with their caregivers should be on the market this summer after receiving significant investor interest during clinical trials.

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Bipolar Disorder, Stem Cell, Fashion

Fashion Design Meets U-M Research in Wearable Human Stem Cell Images

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A noted designer of artistic ties has turned scientific images into a striking design that can be worn by men and women - and the proceeds will aid bipolar disorder research.

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genomic testing, Genetic Test, Neurofibromatosis 1, Rasopathies, Ras-MAPK pathway

UAB Medical Genomics Laboratory Refines Its Genetic Testing Technology

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The Medical Genomics Laboratory at UAB is expanding its technological array with a new panel of diagnostic tests for genetic diseases known as neurofibromatoses and rasopathies, using the technique called customized deep-coverage, next-generation sequencing or NGS.

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Medication Error Sparks Team Engagement, Innovation and the Patient Safety Pursuit

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/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, just released a new improvement story that outlines how a pharmaceutical error had a profound effect on a patient, leaders and staff — and eventually the processes.

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Rush Health Centers of Excellence for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeries to Offer Cost Effective Care Options for United Airlines Employees

United Airlines and Rush Health partner partnership to provide orthopedic and spine surgeries to United Airline employees. Direct employer contract allows world’s leading specialists to provide the highest quality care at less cost to the employees.

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occupational and environmental health nurse, occupational and environmental health nursing, occupational health nurse, OHN, Jeannie Tomlinson, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, AAOHN, Occupational Health Nursing Week

Occupational Health Nursing Week is April 18-22, 2016

Each April, OHN Week recognizes and celebrates the approximately 19,000 members of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession. Jeannie Tomlinson, president of AAOHN, said: “Across the United States, occupational and environmental health nurses are leading the charge for healthy and safe workplaces.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Walking, walking group, Monday Mile, National walking day, walk for health, Walking Exercise, walking route, Monday Campaigns, Healthy Monday, Move It Monday, Lerner Centers

How to Keep Walking Beyond National Walking Day -- Start a Monday Mile Walking Group

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The Lerner Centers for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse, Johns Hopkins and Columbia universities all participate in the Monday Mile program. The Monday Mile is part of The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit organization, which dedicates the first day of every week to health. The organization offers a free Monday Mile Starter Kit and resources for workplaces, campuses and community groups to start their own program.

Medicine

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simcapture, Livecapture, bline, B-line, B-Line Medical, CAE, Gaumard, EMS, Learning management solution, Training, Nurse Education, Surgery, Robotic, Helen Woldeab, Hartley Thompson, circle of safety, Institute of Surgical Excellence, ultraportable, SimCapture Ultaportable, Simulation, Insitu, Capture, Video Analysis

Robotic Surgery: B-Line Medical Supports Global Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery

B-Line Medical®, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is excited to support fundamentals of robotic surgery by providing cloud-based video, assessment, and reporting for a global research project.

Business

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vmotion, Virtual Reality, Vestibular System, Aerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research Laboratory

Mayo Clinic and vMocion Introduce Technology Which Creates the Sensation of Motion, Transforming Virtual Reality

Mayo Clinic and vMocion, LLC, an entertainment technology company, today announced it is making available Mayo Clinic’s patented Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) technology specifically for use in virtual reality and augmented reality.







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