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‘The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen.’ Time Is Running Out In the Search for Survivors of Mexico Quake
(MEXICO CITY) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City’s nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98% of the capital’s public and private schools nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 182 people in the city and 138 in nearby states was a stark indicator of just how long the path back to normalcy will be. Federal Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Sunday that it could take a couple more weeks to inspect all ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve grades
(University of Washington) A University of Washington-led study of college students has found that the social dynamics of a group, such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend, affect academic performance. Put simply, the more comfortable students are, the better they do, which yields benefits beyond the classroom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘I Had a Right to Be at Central’: Remembering Little Rock’s Integration Battle
It was late September 1957, and students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas had been in class for three weeks. Everyone, that is, but 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other teenagers who were to be Central High’s first black students. They had been prevented from entering the school by an angry mob of citizens, backed up by a group of Arkansas National Guardsmen. But on Sept. 25, under escort by federal troops, Carlotta and her classmates walked up the front steps of Central High and into history. They became the highest-profile black students in the United States to integrate a formerly all-white sch...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lina Mai Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights Education segregation Source Type: news

Mexico Struggles to Find the Missing as Death Toll From Earthquake Rises to 273
(MEXICO CITY) — As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts. And what many had clung to as the unlikely triumph of life over death was revealed to be a case of some very high-profile misinformation: A top navy official announced there were no missing children at a collapsed Mexico City school where the purported plight of a girl trapped alive in the rubble had captivated people acros...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza & Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

The goalie fighting to save dreams
There can’t be many young people whose daily educational experience includes encountering a bona fide national hero. But for those at the Canolfan yr Afon Pupil Referral Unit, in Ebbw Vale, that’s been the case for the last four years as they’ve been ably assisted by former Everton football icon Neville Southall MBE. Not that the record cap holder – he played 92 times between the sticks for the Welsh national football team – cares if his reputation precedes him. His sole vocation these days is to play at least some part in helping these complex-needs youngsters live a life that can give them t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine cymru/wales education services unison in schools Source Type: news

Rescuers Race to Free Survivors Trapped After Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people. But it was the ongoing rescue at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where 25 people including 21 children perished, that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans’ rush to save survivors before time runs out. Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi & Mark Stevenson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Collapsed Buildings as Quake Kills 225
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 225. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Mexico City, wher...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

‘We Can Hear Small Noises.’ Rescuers Search for Survivors at Elementary School Destroyed by Mexico City Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday — nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the noises of shifting rubble. After a wing of the Enrique Rebsamen primary and secondary school collapsed in Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake, rescuers dug at the pile of rubble and soldiers wedged in wooden beams to try to prevent it from crumbling further. Then a group of them decided to head in. Pedro Serrano, a 29...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Stevenson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico City onetime Source Type: news

' Green Schoolyards' May Bring Better Health to Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A " green schoolyard " might boost the health of children in your community, researchers report. " Green schoolyards can include outdoor classrooms, native gardens, storm water capture, traditional play equipment, vegetable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills at Least 217
(MEXICO CITY) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Me...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Technology in the classroom: Robots could replace teachers in 10 years
(Natural News) Classroom teaching will primarily be handled by adaptable robots rather than humans within 10 years and will alter human life as we know it in the process. That is the prediction of historian Sir Anthony Seldon, vice chancellor of the University of Buckingham in the U.K., which he made at the recent British... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

44-Year-Old Man Found Guilty of Slashing His Teen Wife to Death at College
(SAN DIEGO) — A man who admitted brutally stabbing his estranged wife in a restroom at San Diego City College turned to thank the jury after he was found guilty of murder, according to a newspaper report. After the verdict was read and jurors were filing out of the courtroom on Friday, Armando Perez stood a few feet away from them and said, “Thank you” in a loud, clear voice, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. His attorney, Barton Sheela, told the newspaper that Perez had asked him earlier if would be OK to express appreciation to the jurors for their verdict in the grisly killing of Diana Gonzalez, a ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Review: Sure, the iPhone X Is Exciting. But Don ’t Overlook the New iPhone 8
The good: More storage space, slightly faster camera, improved screen, wireless charging The bad: It doesn’t feel radically different from the iPhone 7 Who should buy: Those upgrading from an older model like the iPhone 6s who don’t want to spend $999 on the iPhone X When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 in 2016, all anyone could talk about was that it wouldn’t have a headphone jack. Then on September 12 this year, Apple announced it was nixing another iPhone staple — the Home button. But there’s a crucial reason things are different this year. For the first time in its history, Apple announced thr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone 2017 iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus Smartphones Source Type: news

Deadline Approaching: Enter the 2017 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, at a natural history collection, at a fie...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

This Teacher Turned His Classroom Into a Magical Hogwarts Destination
School is officially back in session, but for some lucky Oregon students, they’ll be returning to their studies like wizards thanks to a teacher who transformed his classroom into a magical Hogwarts commonroom. Kyle Hubler, a math teacher at Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro, Oregon, decorated his classroom like a Hogwarts study abode, complete with designated tables for the different houses, quills and inkwells, loads of books, a Pensieve, and a sign marking the door to enter as Platform 9 and 3/4. As if these details weren’t enough to summon the spirit of Harry Potter and the gang, according to The Huffing...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized Harry Potter hogwarts Newsfeed viral Source Type: news

School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
The School Health Policies and Practices Study* (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Having the confidence to help
It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia it’s a journey that has reaped benefits for her and many around her. In a traditional terrace house in Leicester, her front room has a shrine to gods and figures from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious traditions, together with shelves of books that range from Oliver Twist through The Colour Purple to a collection of Italian recipes. And for our chat, Somali-style coffee with honey and ginger accompanies Jaffa Cakes. It’s all evidence of how in Hasmita’s life cultures cross-pollinate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning East Midlands learning reps stars in our schools teaching assistants UNISON Learning Rep Source Type: news

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Washington State High School Shooting
ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state Wednesday, killing one student, injuring three others and sending worried parents to the school in a frenzied rush, authorities said. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one child died at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, while three injured victims were taken to a hospital and expected to survive. "The shooter has been apprehended and is taken into custody," he said. Schaeffer, who didn't release any information about a possible motive or the age of the suspect, s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms
Montana has recently pushed all their young students indoors because of the unprecedented level of smoke from wildfires. Some community groups are now collaborating to clean up that indoor air.(Image credit: Eric Whitney/MTPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nora Saks Source Type: news

Tweet and Learn: Twitter as an Educational Tool
Twitter has been growing in popularity (although not as a money-making venture), and is one of the most used social media tools. While many still use it to connect with friends, follow the antics of celebrities, and keep up with family members, the use of Twitter as an educational tool has also been emerging for several years, especially in the health sciences. Teaching about the tools and skills to use social media to its full advantage is a perfect role for librarians. We can advocate for the inclusion of these skills in the curriculum, teaching students to use social media professionally and also how to avoid pitfalls a...
Source: Dragonfly - September 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Deadline Approaching: Enter the 2017 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, at a natural history collection, at a fie...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

'Life or death' lessons: Education on risks of drug overdose varies across Canada
While a front line in the fight against the overdose crisis has opened up in Canadian classrooms, where students go to school seems to affect how they learn about the risks associated with contaminated substances. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Life or death lessons: Schools are taking on the fentanyl crisis but drug curriculum a patchwork
While a front line in the fight against the overdose crisis has opened up in Canadian classrooms, where students go to school seems to affect how they learn about the risks associated with contaminated substances. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'This is what an overdose looks like': Schools are the new front line of fentanyl awareness
While a front line in the fight against the overdose crisis has opened up in Canadian classrooms, where students go to school seems to affect how they learn about the risks associated with contaminated substances. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More than 700 people sickened by mold in a Florida school  
Upwards of 700 employees of Broward County Schools have complained of headaches, asthma complications and other health problems because mold is growing in the their classrooms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing Student Diary: Specialty Year Begins
(MedPage Today) -- Summer spent honing'soft'skills, putting classroom learning to use (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 -- As the new school year begins, make sure your child is up to date on all vaccinations. " Schools are a great environment for spreading bacteria and viruses because students are in crowded classrooms, sharing things and in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Student Attacks 4 With Bat at Australian University
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A student was detained after assaulting his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat on Friday in a classroom at the Australian National University, police said. Shortly after 9 a.m., the student stood up from his seat armed with a bat and approached the teacher at the front of the classroom, the Australian Federal Police said. Other students in the class intervened and tried to restrain the attacker, but he assaulted four people, including the teacher. They were hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries, including broken bones. Police were called to th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rod McGuirk, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Student Attacks 4 With Bat at Australian University
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A student was detained after assaulting his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat on Friday in a classroom at the Australian National University, police said. Shortly after 9 a.m., the student stood up from his seat armed with a bat and approached the teacher at the front of the classroom, the Australian Federal Police said. Other students in the class intervened and tried to restrain the attacker, but he assaulted four people, including the teacher. They were hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries, including broken bones. Police were called to th...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rod McGuirk, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Psychosocial maladjustment at student and classroom level as indicators of peer victimization - S öderberg P, Korhonen J, Bjorkqvist K.
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of aggressive behavior, anxiety, and peer rejection as multilevel indicators of peer victimization. A cross-sectional sample of 1,115 Finnish 9th grade students nested in 76 classrooms (mean age 15 years) w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020
Program to Expand to Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Netherlands, and Singapore Recent Research Shows Students Gain Confidence, Interest in Science and Biotechnology After Participating in Program THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amgen Foundation today announced it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influenc...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

National EMS Safety Summit Begins in Denver
Highlights from Monday, August 21, 2017 The National EMS Safety Summit, presented by the Mile-High RETAC, began Monday August 21, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colo. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, a speaker at the event along with a stellar EMS faculty, filed this Day One report. The conference opened with a welcome and opening remarks by Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse, CDPHE, EMTS Chief; Charles Mains, MD, Chairman, Mile-High RETAC, Medical Director, Centura Health Trauma System; and David Ross, DO, Assistant Professor, Specialty Medicine, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prese...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

National EMS Safety Summit Begins in Denver
Highlights from Monday, August 21, 2017 The National EMS Safety Summit, presented by the Mile-High RETAC, began Monday August 21, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colo. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, a speaker at the event along with a stellar EMS faculty, filed this Day One report. The conference opened with a welcome and opening remarks by Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse, CDPHE, EMTS Chief; Charles Mains, MD, Chairman, Mile-High RETAC, Medical Director, Centura Health Trauma System; and David Ross, DO, Assistant Professor, Specialty Medicine, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prese...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Schools need to encourage broader participation in science learning outside of the classroom
(Taylor& Francis Group) Schools are failing to offer sufficient opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to engage in science-based learning outside of the classroom, and should be doing more to open up participation, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enter the 2017 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, at a natural history collection, at a fie...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Closing the racial discipline gap in classrooms by changing teacher practice - Gregory A, Hafen CA, Ruzek E, Mikami AY, Allen JP, Pianta RC.
Black students are issued school discipline sanctions at rates higher than members of other racial and ethnic groups, underscoring the need for professional development that addresses this gap. In 86 secondary classrooms, a randomized controlled trial exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

This Bride Wanted to Be an Astronaut. Now She ’s Getting Married During the Eclipse
Just before a total solar eclipse obscures the sun on Aug. 21, one Missouri couple will exchange their wedding vows. Samantha Adams and Cameron Kuhn, of Kansas City, Mo., will get married during the total solar eclipse in a starry, galaxy-themed wedding ceremony. Missouri happens to be one of 14 states in the eclipse’s path of totality, and the wedding will take place in St. Joseph — the location recommended by experts to offer the best eclipse views in the state. According to Adams, the 15 to 20-minute ceremony will start at 12:30 p.m. local time under an outdoor pavilion at an events center. Following the cer...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

What to Do about New School Year Anxieties
Here it comes! School is reopening in a week or two. Are you and your children ready? Transitions are hard for most people but particularly for young people. It’s normal for children and teens to be a bit anxious about starting a new school year. It’s usual for kids to be full of questions. It’s also normal for parents to be anxious about their children’s anxiety. You may have anxieties based on your childhood experiences in school or worries about what’s ahead for your child. You can do much to soothe everyone’s anxieties with some thoughtful preparation. Master your own anxieties: Sepa...
Source: Psych Central - August 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Family General Motivation and Inspiration Parenting School Issues Sleep Stress Students back to school bullying Child Development Childhood Anxiety Peer pressure school anxiety Teaching Source Type: news

No More Boys and Girls: Can Kids Go Gender Free? review – reasons to start treating children equally
Critics called it shocking and harmful, but BBC2 ’s gentle documentary shows us the major impact of unconscious sexism at schoolNo More Boys and Girls: Can Kids Go Gender Free?(BBC2) caused a minor controversy before it aired, labelled “shocking” and “bold” by some reports, and even“potentially very harmful” by Grassroots Conservatives ’ reliably facile Mary Douglas. This is not surprising. Such is the frenzy and hysteria about trans lives right now – particularly from otherwise sensible and compassionate people who have a blind spot when it comes to empathising with tr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Reality TV Television Culture & radio Gender BBC Psychology Source Type: news

Best Practices in Using Technology in HAZMAT Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [National Institutes of Health]. 07/28/2017 This Web page provides information and materials from a meeting on March 29-30, 2017, for Worker Training Program (WTP) awardees to provide program updates, exchange information regarding training, and discover new areas of interest to awardees. The workshop built on the program's work in technologies to enhance HAZMAT training programs, exploring the types of technologies that are being used inside and outside of classrooms and the generational differences that impact learning and training. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Statistics in Schools
The Statistics in Schools program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enter the 2017 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, at a natural history collection, at a fie...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. Jerry Sheehan has been named the new NLM Deputy Director, effective July 31, 2017. Details. An updated, revised version of the self-paced training class “Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging&r...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

To honor his uncle ’s memory, young doctor wants to offer hope to those with cancer
When Razmik Ghukasyan received his acceptance letter to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he and his family were ecstatic. But their celebration was cut short days later when his uncle was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.During his first year of medical school, Ghukasyan frequently accompanied his uncle, Partev Kolanjian, to oncology appointments at another hospital. He was disturbed by the impersonal way his uncle ’s doctors treated him, which differed sharply from what Ghukasyan was learning at UCLA about the importance of a compassionate doctor-patient relationship.“In school, I was taug...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. The Summer 2017 edition of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! In this issue, Access Hollywood host Liz Hernandez talks about her hopes to make Alzheimer’s a thing of the past. Other features include ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

State OKs new 100-bed UCF Lake Nona teaching hospital, construction to start within 18 months
The University of Central Florida and HCA Healthcare will start building a new 100-bed teaching hospital adjacent its 50-acre College of Medicine in Lake Nona within 18 months. The campus currently has two facilities for classrooms and research. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration this week gave final approval for a hospital that's expected to open for patients by the end of 2020. The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s 12 public universities, approved the public-private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Susan Lundine Source Type: news

Six tips for talking with your child about cleft lip or palate
Having a facial difference such as cleft lip or palate can be difficult for any child, but it’s especially challenging when they’re about to enter a new social situation like going to school. For some parents, this time is even more stressful than it is for children. In fact, many of the parents whom I meet in the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Boston Children’s Hospital tell me that having discussions with their child about the cleft is the number-one concern.  Ideally, you’ll start talking with your child about school or other social situations well in advance. Remember, family is our first...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Amanda Lasssiter Tags: Ask the Expert Diseases & Conditions Amanda Lassiter back to school health Cleft and Craniofacial Center cleft lip and palate Source Type: news

Wiley and Instructure Partner to Build Next Generation of Higher Education Courseware
John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) today announced plans to expand its partnership with Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. Together, the companies will move beyond the current WileyPLUS integration and test prep courses to leverage the Canvas platform to build the next generation of higher education courseware. Combining Wiley’s best-in-class content and robust assessment experience with the ease of use and customization capabilities of the Canvas platform, the next generation of Wiley courseware will help instructors...
Source: News from STM - July 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Source Type: news

Onboarding New Physicians to your Practice & #039;s EHR
Experts say the best way to train a new physician is focusing on patient flow. Do not put them in a classroom. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Technology Survey Source Type: news

Enter the 2017 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, at a natural history collection, at a fie...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 25, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news