Is Closing the Schools Because of Coronavirus a Good Idea?

ImageAn empty kindergarten classroom in Dinslaken, Germany, on Monday. As school officials in the U.S. and worldwide wrestle with the difficult question of whether to shut schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more and more are closing.Credit…Lars Baron/Getty Images Even as we take significant steps to distance ourselves from one another to “flatten…

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White House Takes New Line After Dire Report on Death Toll

Sweeping new federal recommendations announced on Monday for Americans to sharply limit their activities appeared to draw on a dire scientific report warning that, without action by the government and individuals to slow the spread of coronavirus and suppress new cases, 2.2 million people in the United States could die. To curb the epidemic, there…

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The Mask

March 17, 2020 ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times The surgical face mask has become a symbol of our times. If there is a symbol of the current confusion and fear, the misinformation and anxiety, generated by the spread of the new coronavirus, it is the surgical face mask. When history looks back on…

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Samantha Mathis, Self-Isolating Downtown

The actor Samantha Mathis departed Los Angeles on a trial basis a decade ago, to see if she could make a life for herself in New York City. Or perhaps more to the point, to see if she could make a life for herself in the theater. In short order, Ms. Mathis was cast as…

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The Universal Language of Caring

The phone sitting on my patient’s bedside table looked as if it had been designed by Dr. Seuss. Everything about it was wrong. It was the wrong color: a royal blue, whereas our hospital preferred neutral tones like beige, gray or white for its equipment. The wrong size: much too wide and thick, in an…

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Novel high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) can deliver vaccines directly to the skin

Largest microarray patch clinical vaccination study ever performed First clinical microarray patch study to show dose sparing against standard intramuscular injection with comparable immune responses at a 1/6 dose HD-MAP immune response significantly higher, faster than by IM injection at comparable doses Vaccine on HD-MAP shown to be stable for 12 months at temperatures…

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Walter Reichman named SIOP Fellow

Walter Reichman, Ed.D has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Reichman was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may…

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AI-powered shoes unlock the secrets of your sole

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory. The work, reported in January 2020 issue of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, could benefit clinical researchers by providing a new way to precisely measure walking function in patients with…

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Kaiser Permanente finds weight loss lasts long after surgery

Weight loss was maintained better after gastric bypass than after sleeve gastrectomy in large study of diverse patients in Washington and California. SEATTLE — People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March…

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