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Consumer Reports Study: Demanding respect from doctors may save your life

Forbes January 19, 2015
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A hospital is a dangerous place to visit. Each year more than 400,000 people are killed due to preventable medical errors, which include preventable Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). This makes preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease (1st) and cancer (2nd).

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Fish 2.0's call to action for seafood entrepreneurs and investors

By David Bank Huffington Post January 15, 2015
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Everybody, it seems, wants their seafood sustainable. That growing demand is spurring investor interest in aquaculture, seafood supply chains and technology solutions that address the shortage of affordable, tasty protein that does not deplete already-stressed fisheries.

One indicator of increasing interest is the growth of the Fish 2.0 business competition, ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Researchers identify missing component in marine carbon, sulfur cycles

By Alan Flurry University of Georgia January 15, 2015
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Athens, Ga. - A new study from marine scientists at the University of Georgia reveals two important compounds not previously considered that are released into the ocean's dissolved organic matter pool by phytoplankton and subsequently removed by bacteria. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

Bolstering regional management for sustainable tuna fisheries

By Susan Jackson, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Triple Pundit January 14, 2015
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The overfishing of the bigeye tuna stock in the central and western Pacific Ocean was one of the most talked about fisheries stories of 2014. Maybe that’s why, at the end of last year, almost every stakeholder in the industry and conservation community expressed stern criticism for the lack of ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nursing supervisor sees potential in Sacramento home health, hospice care

CBS Sacramento January 12, 2015
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Audra Flynn, RN, M.S., PHN, COS-C is the nursing supervisor of the home health program at UC Davis. The program provides registered nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapies, social work and home health aide care to patients in their homes.

“We are currently piloting a few unique programs aimed ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Preparing nursing-home leaders to overcome challenges and improve care

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As members of the baby boom generation get older and reach retirement age, they present increasing concerns for the quality and value of nursing-home care. As this “silver tsunami” swells, industry and policy leaders search for ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of long-term care services. Elena Siegel, an ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Primary care workforce shortages and career recommendations from practicing clinicians

By Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH; Peter Buerhaus, PhD; Robert S. Dittus, MD, MPH; and Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Academic Medicine January 6, 2015
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Current shortages of primary care physicians are expected to worsen in the coming years. Recent findings from the Health Resources and Services Administration suggest that the demand for primary care will result in a projected shortage of approximately 20,400 primary care physicians. These projections take on increased significance as up ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

66 percent of doctors recommend careers as nurse practitioners instead

By News Staff Science 2.0 January 6, 2015
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Despite high wages, there has been a shortage of primary care physicians in America and the Affordable Care Act, coupled with an increased 'teach to the protocol' environment in medical school, is going to make the shortage worse.

With medical school costing so much, and increasing procedural limitations on how ...

Bringing life to computer models of marine microbes

Massachusetts News January 5, 2015
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As a member of the interdisciplinary Darwin Project in the MIT Earth Systems Initiative, biogeochemical modeler Michael (Mick) Follows investigates the enormous role phytoplankton play in the ocean ecosystem. These tiny photosynthetic organisms float around by the billions, providing half the world’s total oxygen and cycling carbon in our atmosphere ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Astronomy has been economic boon for Big Island; new telescope will continue trend

By Associated Press December 29, 2014
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Astronomy has been good for the Hawaii economy, especially the Big Island, according to report by the University of Hawaii's Economic Research Organization.

Direct and indirect benefits in 2012 totaled nearly $168 million in the state, including nearly $91.5 million on Hawaii Island, the report concluded.

"The astronomy sector in ...