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GOP Healthcare Legislation Experts, Doctors Weigh In on Healthcare Law, Crime of Violence, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:03 EST

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics(image)



With $10.5 Million Gift to MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, Ohio Couple Paves Way for Future Scientists

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:44 EST

(image) Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a transformative $10.5 million gift to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.(image)



Meharry, MTSU Partner to Produce More Doctors for Underserved Areas in Tennessee

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:22 EST

Academic 'three-plus-three' partnership will shave two years off of getting a medical degree while requiring new physicians to commit to serving for a period of time in underserved, rural areas of the state.(image)






Senate GOP Healthcare Bill Path to Geographic Inequality

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:38 EST

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Nearly Homeless at 18, a Young Woman Finds Help From a Youth Villages Mentor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:40:48 EST

(image) After more than 30 foster homes, Terrenika ages out of care with support from her Youth Villages mentor and YVLifeSet.(image)



Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:04 EST

A new study shows that teens communicating on mobile phones with friends show stronger signs of technology addiction than when communicating with parents.(image)



The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:05:20 EST

New study shows your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach -- even if it's off.(image)



Paul S. Viviano, President and CEO, Urges Americans to Reject the Proposed Senate Health Care Bill and Support Medicaid for Children and Families

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:05:57 EST

(image) Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American children and families.(image)



Does Increased Political Activism Mean That More Women Will Run for Public Office?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:30:56 EST

New survey reveals surprising findings(image)






Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Develops Potential Method of Objectively Detecting ADHD

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:30 EST

(image) Despite the growing number of children and adolescents identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there is no objective diagnosis protocol. A Virginia Tech professor is changing that process.(image)



Study Examines Gun Policy Preferences Across Racial Groups

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:05:51 EST

(image) Support for all forms of gun control is stronger among Latinos and blacks than whites, according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.(image)



Policy Wonks and Doctors Available on Effects of GOP Healthcare Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:05:58 EST

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Senate GOP Healthcare Bill: Expectations and Implications

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:05:48 EST

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Video Games Offer Active Military and Veterans Coping Mechanism for Stress

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:05:53 EST

(image) While most research on the topic focuses on gaming's role in clinical settings, West Virginia University research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical and psychological stressors.(image)



What Goes On in Class WhatsApp Groups

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:55 EST

(image) Class WhatsApp groups provide young people with space where they feel able to develop closer and more open relationships that allow them to express themselves in ways they couldn't in the non-virtual domain. This is the finding of a new study at the University.(image)



Accentuate the Positive to Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EST

People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.(image)



Eating Your Feelings? The Link Between Job Stress, Junk Food and Sleep

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:05:01 EST

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.(image)



Look Inside Your Own Pantry or Fridge to Find the Top Culprit of Food Waste

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:05:47 EST

(image) Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working to do the same.(image)



Still Taking Paris Seriously

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:05:57 EST

(image) Several social scientists explain why, despite the US exit from the Paris climate agreement, policy analysis reveals states and agencies continue to take climate change seriously.(image)



UIC Experts Publish Papers on Chicago Public Schools

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:05:47 EST

(image) Peer-reviewed special issue on Chicago Public Schools edited with studies by UIC Education experts.(image)



New Measures of Aging May Show 70 Is the New 60

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EST

(image) A new Stony Brook University-led study uses new measures of aging to scientifically illustrate that one's actual age is not necessarily the best measure of human aging itself, particularly in relation to population aging.(image)



Military Kids Use Virtual, Augmented Reality to STEMulate Learning

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:30:41 EST

(image) Donning high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators, while testing out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacting with experts in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math, a group of about 23 middle school-aged military children had a chance to learn inspiring and exciting lessons during a two-day workshop June 3-4 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).(image)



Eastern Philosophies, Western Strategies: Strategic Intuition

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:05:29 EST

(image) Professor L.J. Bourgeois' new course, "Strategic Intuition and Eastern Philosophy", promotes the awareness of Eastern philosophy's effect on global economy aside from the linear analytics of Western economics.(image)