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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 ...

Administration

City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers?

By Chris Parmenter and Jeron Gerlag City A.M. December 18, 2014
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Considered one of Silicon Valley’s founding fathers, Gordon Moore is another seminal figure in the history of computing to make it into the top 20 of the City A.M. Charity Index.

Almost five decades ago, Moore predicted computing power would double every two years – the so called “Moore’s Law”. ...

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Investing in America's dazzling scientific talent

By Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. Huffington Post December 18, 2014
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America's global economic preeminence is built largely on scientific and technological innovation, which is an outgrowth of basic science research. That should cause America's investment in such research to grow significantly, especially with so many Americans still in need of jobs -- and good ones at that. While it's tempting ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Consumer Reports: “Respectful” treatment key to patient safety?

By Casey Quinlan e-patients.net December 16, 2014
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In a report released today (December 16, 2014), Consumer Reports shares insights from a survey of 1,200 people who were recently hospitalized. SPM is not surprised by the findings, which include the fact that patients who said they received respectful treatment by hospital clinicians reported fewer medical errors and better ...

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The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital

Consumer Reports December 16, 2014
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When Kathy Day, a retired nurse in Bangor, Maine, received a diagnosis of uterine cancer, she decided to focus not only on how her condition would be treated but also on the way she wanted to be treated by the doctors and nurses in the hospital. As a nurse, Day ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling

By Maria L. La Ganga www.latimes.com December 16, 2014
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In a boon to commercial fishermen, conservationists and Native Alaskans, President Obama on Tuesday withdrew the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay from oil and gas development, vowing to protect the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishery.

Calling the region “one of America’s greatest natural resources and a massive economic engine, not ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Respect: The key to patient safety and preventing medical errors

By Leslie Small FierceHealthcare December 16, 2014
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They say respect is a two-way street, and if a new Consumer Reports survey is any indication, that street is paved with better, safer medical care.

The survey findings are detailed in a report called "How Not to Get Sick(er) in the Hospital." The publication polled 1,200 people who were ...

Patient and Family Engagement

A roadmap for patient and family engagement

By #HCLDR Moderator Healthcare Leadership Blog December 11, 2014
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As the U.S. health care system tackles the Triple Aim of better experiences of care, better population health and lower costs, it is imperative for health professionals to meaningfully partner with patients and families—bringing patient and family voices to decisions about care, to health care organizational design and governance, and ...

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RRHC partners with other agencies to encourage growth in workforce

By Trisha Cooke Redwood Times News December 2, 2014
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Redwoods Rural Health Center is helping to shape the future health care workforce and to inspire providers to work in rural, underserved areas. With the expansion of MediCal and the opening of Covered California, California's insurance marketplace, many residents now have access to health care; however, this increase in individuals ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Brasil Novo (PA) sai da lista de desmatadores e vira referência em planejamento ambiental

Instituto Socioambiental December 2, 2014
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Pacote de leis tornam o município referência em políticas públicas ambientais na Amazônia. As leis regulam os recursos do ICMS verde, pagamentos por serviços ambientais (PSA) e subsídio para o plantio de seringais e retomada da produção da borracha no município. (veja as leis na íntegra no final do texto) ...

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