Your New Home Office May Be in the Backyard

When James and Meg Wilson began working from home in March, they realized their house in Oakland, Calif., would need a proper home office in a hurry. Mr. Wilson, 36, works in finance, and Ms. Wilson, 36, is a nurse practitioner engaged in telehealth. “And we have a little guy at home,” Mr. Wilson said,…

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This Year Will End Eventually. Document It While You Can.

A few weeks ago, a nerdy joke went viral on Twitter: Future historians will be asked which quarter of 2020 they specialize in. As museum curators and archivists stare down one of the most daunting challenges of their careers — telling the story of the pandemic; followed by severe economic collapse and a nationwide social…

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Why We’re Losing the Battle With Covid-19

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. In the early days of May, Umair Shah, director of the public-health department in Harris County, Texas, was feeling hopeful. It looked as if his county might succeed in…

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Milan Digital Fashion Week: Streaming Live Video

Here’s something great: Milan Digital Fashion Week will be broadcasting online, all in one place. Here’s the schedule, so you can tune in when you like. Today’s schedule is below. Rusty on time zones? For Hong Kong, add six hours; for London, subtract one hour; New York, subtract six hours; California, subtract nine hours. The…

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Antibiotic allergy reporting may lead to resistance, higher costs, decreased safety

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications, but in determining the most appropriate prescription for a patient, doctors and pharmacists often rely on inaccurate records of the patient’s antibiotic allergies. Many records are incomplete, unclear or incorrect. They may have originated with a patient’s previous physician, or incompatible electronic medical record systems may have…

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Ashion Analytics receives Medicare coverage for GEM ExTra® assay for cancer patients

PHOENIX, Ariz. — July 14, 2020 — Ashion Analytics LLC announced today that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare administrative contractor for the Molecular Diagnostic Services Program (MolDX), has awarded coverage to its proprietary cancer profiling test, GEM ExTra®, one of the nation’s most comprehensive genomic cancer analysis tests. GEM ExTra, Ashion’s flagship clinical assay, detects tumor-specific…

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Robert Graham Center: First steps towards gender parity in academic authorship

Researchers affiliated with the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care conducted a descriptive bibliometric analysis to determine the gender ratio of scholarly authorship on publications by its researchers between 2008 and 2018. While the average gender ratio of RGC researchers across this period was 46.3 percent female to 56.4…

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What encourages—or impedes—primary care team collaboration through case management?

While multiple recent studies have provided evidence of the benefits of case management, primary care teams have struggled to implement and sustain its use in their clinical practices. In this systematic review, researchers examine barriers to case management, as well as factors facilitating its implementation. Researchers conducted a comprehensive literature review of studies that address…

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Unexpected associations found between drug response and cell changes in brain cancer

Therapies for treating glioblastoma brain cancer can be delivered with greater precision and existing drugs can be used in new ways. These are the conclusions from a study from Uppsala University investigating a large number of cell samples from patients with brain tumours. The researchers have characterised how changes in glioblastoma cells influence the effect…

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COVID-19 tip sheet: Story ideas from Johns Hopkins

Effectively Communicating with Older Adults Who Have Hearing Loss During COVID-19 Media Contact: Waun’Shae Blount, wblount1@jhmi.edu The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a variety of challenges for older adults with hearing trouble across different health care settings, including the inpatient hospital setting and nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home environments. Research from Johns Hopkins suggests…

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