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National Health IT Collaborative and partners announce "Advancing Health Equity Through Precision Medicine Tools" challenge

November 9, 2015
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On Monday, November 9, 2015 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) and its partners announced the “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge (http://www.PMIChallenge.org) at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference.

 

At the event, NHIT Collaborative CEO Luis Belen and Dr. Julian Goldman of Partners ...

Innovative transition program builds competence, confidence, employability among new nurse grads

November 9, 2015
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Faced with a surplus of new nurse graduates unable to find employment in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 2000s, Moore Foundation grantee, HealthImpact, worked with local schools of nursing and a range of health care organizations to develop a model designed to help new nursing graduates ...

Peru creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon'

November 7, 2015
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For more than ten years, indigenous communities, conservation groups, and funders including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have been working to help create a spectacular national park in Peru, Sierra del Divisor. On Sunday, November 8, Peru will officially designate the new 1.3 million hectare park -- heralded as the "Yellowstone of ...
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Strengthening the field of care transitions with new online community

November 2, 2015
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A first-of-its-kind online community was recently launched to strengthen the field of care transitions by connecting care coordinators from across the U.S. to support each other. Huddle for Care is a free, real-time platform that features web-based content, live interaction and a listserv community that gives its users the opportunity ...

Protecting plants from stealthy diseases

Michigan State University November 2, 2015
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily overrun plants.

A team of international scientists led by Michigan State University, however, is helping plants ...

New app in ICU aims to make communications and information sharing better

October 29, 2015
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If you have ever been in the ICU, or been the loved one or caregiver of someone who has, you know all too well that it can be a scary, overwhelming and confusing place. There are a lot of machines and noises, people constantly moving around and a lot of ...

Ceres report: How board directors can elevate sustainability more effectively at companies

By Peyton Fleming Ceres Press Releases October 28, 2015
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Broadening board compositions, reduced focus on quarterly returns and stronger sustainability/compensation linkages are just a few of the ways that board directors can elevate sustainability concerns more effectively at the companies they serve on. So concludes a new Ceres report highlighting the generally weak performance of U.S. corporate boards in ...

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center introduces MyICU

October 26, 2015
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BOSTON – If you or a loved one has ever spent time in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU), you know how overwhelming it can feel. The medical language, the equipment and the number of doctors, nurses and other clinicians providing care can be a lot to take in at ...

Alaskan trout choose early retirement over risky ocean-going career

By Michelle Ma UW Today October 26, 2015
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With partial support from the Moore Foundation, researchers at the University of Washington and University of Oregon have discovered that Dolly Varden trout remain in freshwater streams rather than returning to marine waters after they reach a certain size--relying in part on a symbiotic relationship with their sockeye salmon cousins....

1,000 acres of Sonoma County farmland restored to tidal marsh

October 26, 2015
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On Sunday, October 25th, the San Francisco Bay gained 1,000 acres of tidal marshland thanks to a ten-year planning effort by Sonoma Land Trust, Ducks Unlimited and a number of federal, state and local agencies and organizations.

Considered in 2004 to be the most threatened wetland habitat in the North ...

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