Report provides road map to improve response to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks and conserve water

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (March 9, 2020) – A new policy report, Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers – Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes, published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes a standardized yet flexible template for cooling tower registries that are designed to improve health outcomes, address disparity in affected populations, and…

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Peggy Compton, PhD, selected for induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2020) – Penn Nursing’s Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN, the van Ameringen Chair in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for her contributions to the nursing profession during the 31st International Nursing…

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Focusing continuity of care on sicker patients can save millions of dollars annually

INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management New Study Key Takeaways: Continuity of care leads to substantial improvements in patient outcomes, up to a point, more so for sicker patients. Continuity of care leads to fewer inpatient visits, shorter lengths of stay on those visits, and lower readmission rates. Variety in care becomes important at…

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A broad look at plant-environment interactions

When faced with complex and difficult questions, such as how plants interact with their environment, sometimes the best approach is to bring together many different approaches. Three separate journals–the American Journal of Botany (AJB), Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS), and the International Journal of Plant Sciences (IJPS)–recently joined efforts to bring attention to these interactions…

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New guideline provides pathway to end homelessness, with housing as the foundation

A collaborative approach is required to build health care pathways that will end homelessness in Canada. Clinicians can play a role by tailoring their interventions using a comprehensive new clinical guideline on homelessness published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The guideline aims to inform clinicians and encourage collaboration with community organizations and policy-makers around…

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