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AACC, AASCU, And APLU Announce Post-Collegiate Outcomes Initiative

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the...

Sep 10, 2014, 12:56 ET

College of American Pathologists Honors Top Five Junior Member Abstract Winners

 The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognized six CAP junior members for their outstanding scientific posters and original research at...

Sep 10, 2014, 12:30 ET
CAP President Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, congratulates Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP, who was named CAP Pathologist of the Year at the College of American Pathologists' annual meeting on Sept. 7, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/CAP)

Women's Health Pioneering Physician Recognized by the College of American Pathologists as Pathologist of the Year

 Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP, of Durham, North Carolina, was named the 2014 Pathologist of the Year by the College of American Pathologists...

Sep 02, 2014, 12:24 ET
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Discharged Patients Return to the ER Because "Better Safe Than Sorry"

Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and...

Sep 02, 2014, 11:00 ET

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Cause Overuse Injuries in the Foot

 Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health—but, according to surgeons at the American College of...

Aug 29, 2014, 15:23 ET

ACS: Sen. Reed Sets Sights on Overdue Trauma System Funding Legislation Following New Trauma Law to Improve Burn Care

After authoring a new law to include burn injuries as part of trauma care, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), is working on legislation to provide long...

Aug 28, 2014, 14:57 ET

Big Toe Injuries Can Be More Problematic Than You Think

 Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"—whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to...

Aug 26, 2014, 09:00 ET

The American College Announces Jocelyn Wright As New Director And Chair, State Farm® Center For Women & Financial Services

 The American College announced the appointment of Jocelyn D. Wright, MBA, CFP® as the new Director of its State Farm® Center for...

Aug 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA To Lead The American College (PRNewsFoto/The American College)

Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA®, CAIA® To Lead The American College

The Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services today named Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, as president and chief...

Aug 18, 2014, 11:08 ET
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Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight

Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl...

Aug 15, 2014, 14:33 ET
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Psychiatric "Boarding" in Emergency Departments Ruled Unconstitutional in Washington State

In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding — the process by...

Aug 13, 2014, 04:11 ET
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Why Seniors Don't Eat: It's Complicated.

 More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of...

Aug 12, 2014, 17:30 ET

What is the Future of Cancer Testing and How Will it Improve Patient Care, Reduce Costs?

 New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:05 ET
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Medicaid Patients Are Users not Abusers of the ER

 A new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) finds that Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department...

Aug 05, 2014, 15:17 ET

Genetics in Medicine Journal Receives Record High Impact Factor of 6.435 for 2013

 The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced that the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor Journal Citation Reports has...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:23 ET
Mahul Amin, MD, FCAP, chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, is the lead author of the active surveillance white paper, The Critical Role of the Pathologist in Determining Eligibility for Active Surveillance as a Management Option in Patients with Prostate Cancer, published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. (PRNewsFoto/College of American Pathologists)

CAP Publishes Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Active surveillance offers low-risk prostate cancer...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:07 ET
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American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Today, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published a new systematic review of evidence about the management of irritable bowel...

Aug 05, 2014, 06:00 ET

Idina Menzel to Perform at American Indian College Fund's 25th Anniversary Gala

 The American Indian College Fund has signed Tony-award winning Broadway powerhouse vocalist Idina Menzel to perform live at its 25th...

Aug 04, 2014, 16:22 ET
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ER Closures Increase Risk of Death at Surrounding ERs

 Patients who were admitted to hospitals in the vicinity of a hospital that had closed its emergency department had 5 percent greater...

Aug 04, 2014, 09:15 ET

The American College Announces The Inaugural Recipient Of The Soldier-Citizen Award Will Be Admiral Joe Prueher

The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, announced today that...