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Brian McKnight On The Lessons Artists Can Learn From Prince And Beyoncé

Brian McKnight's musical influence extends far beyond the recording studio, and he hopes the next generation of musicians will be able to say the same. For the active ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) member...Show More Summary

The National Audubon Society's 2016 Rachel Carson Award Honorees tackle Climate Change By Air, Land & Sea

The National Audubon Society's 13th Annual Rachel Carson Award, the preeminent award for American women in Conservation will be given on May 17th at the Plaza in New York City. This year, three of the nation's most prominent champions...Show More Summary

Become somebody: The importance of physician advocacy

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. “I said, ‘Somebody should do something about that.’  Then I realized I am somebody.” – Lily Tomlin Each day, family, work and extracurricular activities all compete for our attention. They are positive aspects of our lives but can be overwhelming at times.  When legislative or […]

SAA Annual Meeting, Orlando

Our Geoarchaeology and Marine Geophysics technical managers Dave and Louise were out in Florida last month at the SAA (Society for American Archaeologists) 81st Annual Meeting in Orlando. They were meeting up with colleagues from across...Show More Summary

Information not leading to informed decisions

The Journal of the American Medical Society  has an interesting article on the utilization of patient centered consumer driven decision support tools that are supposed to allow for people to choose cost-effiecient and effective treatments that they pay for with their deductible dollars. Show More Summary

This Mother’s Day, Honor Her with Color and Music at the HMNS Processional of Guadalupanas

by Ruth Cañas Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother … Continue reading ?

To Treat Opioid Addiction, Cigna Seeks Value-Based Approach

Cigna says it is partnering with the American Society of Addiction Medicine to come up with an evidence-based approach to substance abuse treatment

Another Confederate Symbol Going Bye-Bye

“Confederate soldiers should be honored because they bravely fought to keep black people on American soil enslaved.” That above statement, while not openly uttered, summarizes the attitude of a certain segment of American society that is in love with symbols of America’s nadir, namely the war to preserve slavery, a.k.a the U.S. Civil War. Granted, [...]Show More Summary

The ABS and the Art of History Writing

In April we began a series of reviews on John Fea's recent book, The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). The series contained two reviews, one review by Elesha Coffman and the other by Candy Gunther Brown. Show More Summary

Concerns raised with products marketed as 'first finger foods'

BALTIMORE, MD - A research abstract to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting found many products marketed as "first finger foods" for babies failed to meet American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations that they be small, soft and easy to swallow. read more

Women, Our Vaginas Are Fine

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

In a terrifying turn of events, many young women are now under the impression that they need to surgically modify their labia. In February of 2014, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that labiaplasty procedures had increased that year by 44 percent. Show More Summary

Lower weight, diabetes, and heart disease can worsen quality of life for frail older women

Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently learned that older women who are frail, and who have six or more chronic health conditions, are twice as likely to have a lower quality of life compared to women with less than three risk factors. read more

Safe Steps for Seniors to Stop Stumbles

May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with "Safe Steps for Seniors." The Stony Brook Trauma Center is taking steps to shed light on the matter to help prevent serious injuries from occurring.

American Society of Nephrology Names Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN as CJASN's Next Editor-in-Chief

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has named Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, as Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a six-year term.

ASTRO Supports "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act" to Propel Payment Reform and Protect Patients

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and radiation oncologists nationwide hailed today's introduction on Capitol Hill of federal legislation that would drive alternative payment models, protect patients and reduce Medicare costs by closing a costly loophole in the physician self-referral law.

2016 Award Winners Announced at 25th AMSSM Annual Meeting

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) presented the following awards during its 25th Annual Meeting held April 15-20, 2016 at the Sheraton Dallas (Downtown) Hotel.

Congress Takes On China’s Propaganda Machine

Claire Chu Society, China, United States Beijing's information warfare might soon face an American answer. The Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S.2692) was introduced in the Senate on March 16, and has since been read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Show More Summary

Top analytical and life sciences instrumentation firms

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, has unveiled its annual ranking of the top 25 analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies of 2015. The rankings, based on sales, remained largely unchanged from the previous year. Show More Summary

Bright green light streaks across Southern California night sky

A green streak of light that briefly lit up the Southern California sky Tuesday night had people wondering what they had seen. The American Meteor Society had 68 reports of the fireball that was spotted blazing across the sky at 9:39 p.m. Sightings were recorded in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange...

Racial Segregation Was Invented by the Very Same Liberals Who Sought to Abolish Slavery

In 1816, a group of politicians, clergymen and antislavery activists founded the American Colonization Society (ACS), a charity to encourage the resettlement of African-Americans in West Africa. The following is an excerpt from the new book Bind Us Apart by Nicholas Guyatt (Basic Books, 2016):  Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. Show More Summary

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