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2014-07-23 23:22:18

A report from the Institute of Medicine’s cites healthcare disciplines have inhibited teamwork and collaboration by healthcare professionals, unfortunately only about 30 percent of medical schools are trying to fix the poor teamwork cited in the study. LifeWings, a leading patient safety consulting firm, offers interprofessional education programs that teach communication, teamwork, and collaboration among health care professionals. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 A report from...

2014-06-23 23:04:14

The future of medicine, the cost of American health care, data and drug discovery, and biotech innovation are among the topics to be explored by leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The future of medicine, the cost of American health care, data and drug discovery, and biotech innovation are among the topics to be explored by leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, to be...

Texas Iraq War Veteran Struggles to Cope with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
2014-06-21 08:08:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online PTSD is one of the biggest problems facing our returning veterans. Time Magazine's Battleland Blog asserts that 21 percent of the 500,000 post-9/11 troops treated by the VA are being treated for PTSD, not counting veterans of the Vietnam or Korean wars. With so many vets under treatment for PTSD, you would think the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would have a firm grip on which of their...

2014-06-17 23:02:08

Salt Institute: FDA Should Cease Attempt at Regulating Salt Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. According to the Salt Institute, the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of Medicine review of studies that examined links between sodium...

2014-06-02 23:04:13

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has announced its 2014 class of new members New York, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has announced its 2014 class of new members. Included among the list are leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector is Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Peter Palese, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology. The American Academy...

2014-05-01 23:01:47

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., joins an illustrious group of scientists recognized by the academy. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the academy is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. Schulman, a structural biologist, is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15...

2014-05-01 16:31:19

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., joins an illustrious group of scientists recognized by the academy MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the academy is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. Schulman, a structural biologist, is among 84 new members and 21...

2014-04-28 12:32:20

The IOM to tackle an issue that affects more than 12 Million Americans each year ST. JAMES, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce diagnostic error, today addressed the first meeting of a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee studying the problem. The IOM committee will examine a spectrum of issues, including definitions, epidemiology, the burden of harm and costs, and will...

2014-04-03 12:29:15

First and only naloxone product specifically intended for emergency administration by family members or caregivers in settings where opioids may be present RICHMOND, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo (formerly Intelliject) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EVZIO(TM) (naloxone hydrochloride injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. EVZIO...

Ethics Guidelines Issued For Health Standards On NASA's Next Generation Of Risky Missions
2014-04-03 03:02:08

Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Health and ethics experts issue principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its “next generation” of long duration and exploration-class human...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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