Check out our NEW Movie Podcast - Show Me the Meaning! iTunes! ►► http://wscrk.com/ituShMtMng Google Play ►► http://wscrk.com/gpmShMtMng Join Wisecrack! Subscribe! ►► http://wscrk.com/SbscrbWC Support Wisecrack on Patreon! ►► http://wscrk.com/PtrnWC Welcome to this Wisecrack Edition on the Philosophy of Fight Club! === Get the Movie! === Digital Download ► http://amzn.to/2nJusU7 DVD/Blu-ray ► http://amzn.to/2AHUZpM === More Episodes! === How ADVENTURE TIME Tells a Story ► http://wscrk.com/AdvTmStryWE THE LION KING: Is Simba the VILLAIN? ► http://wscrk.com/LnKngWE THE EMOJI MOVIE: What Went Wrong? ► http://wscrk.com/EmjiMvWE Philosophy of BERSERK ► http://wscrk.com/BrsrkWE STRANGER THINGS: A Theory on Nostalgia ► http://wscrk.com/StgrThgsWE === Join us on Social Media! === FACEBOOK ►► http://facebook.com/WisecrackEDU TWITTER ►► @Wisecrack Get Email Alerts ►► http://eepurl.com/bcSRD9 Get Wisecrack Gear! ►► http://www.wisecrack.co/store Written by: Jeanette Moreland Narrated by: Jared Bauer Directed by: Michael Luxemburg Edited by: Mark Potts Assistant Editor: Andrew Nishimura Motion Graphics by: Drew Levin Produced by: Emily Dunbar © 2017 Wisecrack, Inc.
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Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) 2015: Design of Epidemiologic Studies Air date: Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:00:00 PM Category: IPPCR Runtime: 01:30:35 Description: The Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. For more information go to https://ippcr.nihtraining.com/login.php Author: Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D., FDA Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?19268
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As EMS continues to embrace technology, collecting patient data has never been easier. Local and state EMS organizations are gathering more and more information, but many wonder how to effectively use it. In the webinar, the panelists discuss Utah-based Gold Cross Ambulance's experience collecting and exchanging patient data with hospitals, improving system-wide processes, and enhancing the accuracy of emergency assessments and treatments. They also share how JFK Medical Center EMS in New Jersey measures the difference EMS makes for individual patients by tracking changes in their Rapid Emergency Medical Scores
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Vital services such as communications, financial trading, health care, and transportation depend on sophisticated algorithms. Some rely on unpredictable artificial intelligence techniques, such as deep learning, that are increasingly embedded in complex software systems. As high-speed trading, medical devices, and autonomous aircraft become more widely used, stronger checks are necessary to prevent failures. Design strategies that promote comprehensible, predictable, and controllable human-centered systems can increase safety and make failure investigations more effective. Social strategies that support human-centered independent oversight during planning, continuous monitoring during operation, and retrospective analyses following failures can play a powerful role in making more reliable and trustworthy systems. Clarifying responsibility for failures stimulates improved design thinking. Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the founding director (1983–2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland, where he is also a member of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. This event is cosponsored by the Harvard Data Science Initiative. For information about the Radcliffe Institute and its many public programs, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/.
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Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,[email protected], https://plus.google.com/communities/115462130054650919641?sqinv=VFJWaER0c2NCRl9ERzRjZWhxQmhzY09kVV84cjRn , ,https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexandrosGSfakianakis , https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQH21WX8Qn5YSTKrlJ3OrmQ , https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTREJHxB6yt4Gaqs4-mLzDA , https://twitter.com/g_orl?lang=el, https://www.instagram.com/alexandrossfakianakis/, Complications related to sitting position during Pediatric Neurosurgery: An institutional experience and review of literature p. 217 Priyanka Gupta, Girija P Rath, Hemanshu Prabhakar, Parmod K Bithal DOI:10.4103/0028-3886.222852 Background: Sitting position is preferred during posterior fossa surgeries as it provides better anatomical orientation and a clear surgical field. However, its use has been declining due to its propensity to cause life-threatening complications. This study was carried out to analyze the perioperative complications and postoperative course of children who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position. Materials and Methods: Medical records of 97 children (18 years) who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position over a period of 12 years, were retrospectively analyzed. Data pertaining to the perioperative course such as demographics, hemodynamic changes, various complications, duration of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay, and neurological status at discharge were recorded. Statistical analysis was done by chi-square and Mann–Whitney test, and a P value 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: The median age of these children was 12 (3–18) years. Hemodynamic instability was observed in 12 (12.3%) children. A total of 38 episodes of venous air embolism (VAE) were encountered in 21 (21.6%) children; nine experienced multiple episodes. VAE was associated with hypotension in five (23.8%) and desaturation in four (19.1%) children. Six children presented with postoperative tension pneumocephalus; three were managed with twist drill burr-hole evacuation. Brainstem handling was the most common indication (42.5%) for the requirement of elective postoperative ventilation. The duration of ICU and hospital stays were comparable among the children who experienced VAE and those who did not (P 0.05). Neurological status at discharge was also comparable between these two groups (P = 0.83). Conclusions: This study observed a lesser incidence of VAE and associated complications. Tension pneumocephalus was managed successfully without any adverse outcome. Hence, it is believed that with meticulous anesthetic and surgical techniques, sitting position can safely be practiced in children undergoing neurosurgery. - video upload powered by https://www.TunesToTube.com
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This episode features Matthew Walker, PhD, who is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and serves as the Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. Formerly, Dr. Walker served as a professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Walker's research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. One area of interest focuses on identifying "vulnerability windows" during a person's life that make them more susceptible to amyloid-beta deposition and, subsequently, Alzheimer's disease later in life. In this episode, we discuss how sleep plays a critical role in learning and memory, in the regulation of emotions including loneliness, in the function of the immune system, preventing the formation of amyloid beta plaques in the brain and Alzheimer's disease, glucose regulation and insulin sensitivity. We also discuss how certain dietary macronutrients affect sleep, the effect of sleeping pills and alcohol on sleep, the accuracy of sleep trackers, and so much more. Get the episode's show notes and transcript. https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/matthew-walker ▶︎ Get Dr. Mathew Walker's New York Times bestselling book: Why We Sleep. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Why-We-Sleep/Matthew-Walker/9781501144325 ▶︎ Did you enjoy this podcast? It was brought to you by people like you! Become a member of the community by supporting the podcast with your own pay-what-you-can subscription. https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor ▶︎ Submit your raw genetic data. You can find the circadian report and APOE report at https://www.foundmyfitness.com/genetics.
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IPPCR 2015: A Research Question and Implications for Efficient Clinical Trials Air date: Monday, October 19, 2015, 5:00:00 PM Category: IPPCR Runtime: 01:34:45 Description: The Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. For more information go to https://ippcr.nihtraining.com/login.php Author: John H. Powers, III, M.D., NIAID, NIH Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?19250
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Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, carried out in Macon, Alabama, from 1932 to 1972, is a notorious episode in the checkered history of medical experimentation. In one of the most economically disadvantaged parts of the U.S., researchers deceived a group of 399 black male syphilitics into participating in a study with no therapeutic value. These "volunteers" were not treated as patients, but rather as experimental subjects, or walking cadavers. Even after the development of penicillin, the Tuskegee group was denied effective treatment. Despite regularly published scholarly articles, forty years passed before there was any protest in the medical community. The aftereffects of the study, along with the suffering of its victims, include a series of congressional investigations, the drafting of medical ethics guidelines, and the establishment of independent review boards. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Tuskegee Syphilis Study, 1932-72 05:26 - Chapter 2. Origins 26:23 - Chapter 3. Continuation 45:45 - Chapter 4. Legacy Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
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Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,[email protected], https://plus.google.com/communities/115462130054650919641?sqinv=VFJWaER0c2NCRl9ERzRjZWhxQmhzY09kVV84cjRn ,https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexandrosGSfakianakis ,https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQH21WX8Qn5YSTKrlJ3OrmQ, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTREJHxB6yt4Gaqs4-mLzDA, https://twitter.com/g_orl?lang=el, https://www.instagram.com/alexandrossfakianakis/, General Otolaryngology A retrospective analysis on patients at high-risk for obstructive sleep apnea undergoing ear, nose, and throat surgeries Authors Karina Woodling MD, Juan Fiorda-Diaz MD, Bradley A. Otto MD, Christie A. Barnes MD, Alberto A. Uribe MD, Sergio D. Bergese MD, Vedat Yildiz MS, Nicoleta Stoicea MD, PhD, Michael G. Guertin MD First published: 29 December 2017Full publication history DOI: 10.1002/lio2.131 Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be related to episodes of oxygen de-saturation, hypercapnia, cardiovascular dysfunction, cor-pulmonale, and pulmonary hypertension. STOP-BANG is an acronym for eight specific questions used to assess the likelihood of OSA. If the individual exhibits three or more of these indicators, he/she should be considered to be at high risk for OSA complications. Therefore, the decision of proceeding with inpatient versus outpatient ENT surgery still remains controversial. The primary objective of the study was to identify and correlate desaturation (SPO2 90%) episodes and risk factors. Methods We conducted a single-center retrospective study between October 1, 2011 and August 31, 2014 in order to identify postoperative complications during the first 24 hours that justify postoperative monitoring and hospital admission. A total of 292 subjects were included for data analysis. Patients were divided into two groups based on the number of OSA risk factors: group A with 3–4 risk factors (n = 166), and group B with ≥5 risk factors (n = 126). The following information was collected: demographics, ASA, preoperative STOP-BANG score, length of surgery, intraoperative complications, opioid consumption, post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and overall length of stay, supplemental oxygen requirement, oxygen desaturation, and postoperative opioid consumption. Results No statistically significant difference was found when comparing demographic variables between both groups. All STOP-BANG variables showed statistical significance. PACU and inpatient variables were similar among both groups, with the exception of length of hospital stay (longer stay in group B when compared to group A [p = 0.003]). Desaturation differences between both groups during PACU were statistically significant (p = 0.008). A post-hoc analysis showed a 0% incidence of overall desaturation in the group with three STOP-BANG indicators. Conclusions Our retrospective analysis concluded that patients diagnosed with three STOP-BANG risk factors did not experience postoperative complications and hospital admission was not justified. Level of Evidence 4 - video upload powered by https://www.TunesToTube.com
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Official Video) - Listen On Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AstleySpotify Learn more about the brand new album ‘Beautiful Life’: https://RickAstley.lnk.to/BeautifulLifeND Buy On iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AstleyGHiTunes Amazon: http://smarturl.it/AstleyGHAmazon Follow Rick Astley Website: http://www.rickastley.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rickastley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RickAstley/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialric... #RickAstley #NeverGonnaGiveYouUp #RickAstleyofficial #RickAstleyAlbum #RickAstleyofficialvideo #RickAstleyofficialaudio #RickAstleysongs #RickAstleyNeverGonnaGiveYouUp #WRECKITRALPH2 #RALPHBREAKSTHEINTERNET Lyrics We're no strangers to love You know the rules and so do I A full commitment's what I'm thinking of You wouldn't get this from any other guy I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching, but You're too shy to say it Inside, we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it And if you ask me how I'm feeling Don't tell me you're too blind to see Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you (Ooh, give you up) (Ooh, give you up) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching, but You're too shy to say it Inside, we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you"
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Twenty-five years ago, a new and deadly type of Hantavirus swept through parts of southwestern U.S. Join us to hear fascinating stories about the discovery of the Sin Nombre virus and its continued public health impact. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/wwt/WWT-HantaVirus_08-15-2018_LowRes.mp4
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Table of Contents Act 1 - The Possibilities are Endless 01:53 Act 2 - NLP to the Rescue (aka The Hype) 05:14 Act 3 - A Peek Under the Hood (aka The Reality) 16:40 Act 4 - You Can Do It! 25:22 Q&A - 40:10 Gathering insight from clinical notes remains one of the areas of untapped healthcare intelligence with tremendous potential. But extracting that value is difficult. Still, a few organizations across the country are demonstrating success using advanced technology tied to intuitive processes and procedures. Leading one such organizational effort is Wendy Chapman, PhD, chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Dr. Chapman’s research has driven discovery in new ways to disseminate resources for modeling and understanding information described in narrative clinical reports. Her teams have demonstrated phenotyping for precision medicine, quality improvement, and decision support. Joining Dr. Chapman in a shared discussion is Mike Dow who leads the Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology team at Health Catalyst. Mike and team have several years of experience engaging with a variety of health system organizations across the country who are realizing statistical insight by incorporating text notes along with discrete data analysis. Together, Mike and Dr. Chapman will provide an NLP primer sharing principle-driven stories so you can get going with NLP whether you are just beginning or considering processes, tools or how to build support with key leadership. Learning Objectives: - Understand NLP, both its challenges, and potential to drive clinical insight using social determinants of health - Gain insight into the technology that makes NLP possible - Consider the future potential of NLP View this webin to better understand the potential of NLP through existing applications, the challenges of making NLP a real and scalable solution, and walk away with concrete actions you can take to use NLP for the good of your organization.
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In an alternate 1976 where the oil crisis only got worse, you've got a funkadelic dystopia where people have strapped weapons to their vehicles and spout poetry. My kinda combat racing! ● Consider supporting LGR on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/LazyGameReviews ● Social links: https://twitter.com/lazygamereviews http://www.facebook.com/LazyGameReviews Music used is from the I-76 soundtrack.
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CONTAGION Exploring Modern Epidemics A Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium INTRODUCTION Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences FRAMING REMARKS (09:57) Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health INFECTIOUS DISEASE (21:38) Christian T. Happi (26:33), professor of molecular biology and genomics; director, African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases; director, Directorate of Research Innovations and Partnerships, Redeemer’s University (Nigeria) Anne W. Rimoin (46:38), associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health Celina Maria Turchi Martelli (1:03:30), physician and researcher, Aggeu Magalhães Research Center, Fundação Oswaldo Crus (Brazil) Moderator: Marcia Castro, associate professor of demography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health PANEL DISCUSSION (1:22:18) AUDIENCE Q&A (1:33:48) For information about the Radcliffe Institute and its many public programs, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RadcliffeInstitute Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RadInstitute Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/radcliffe.institute
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The Sleep-Deprived Human Brain A presentation by Nora D. Volkow There is increased recognition that sleep deprivation interferes with cognition and performance and that it may contribute to brain diseases such as addiction, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s, among others. This presentation focuses on results from two sets of brain-imaging studies done to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on the human brain. This is a 2017–2018 Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Sciences. For information about the Radcliffe Institute and its many public programs, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/. Any reference in this lecture on the Radcliffe website or otherwise to Dr. Volkow, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or the National Institutes of Health, should not be viewed as an endorsement of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study or its products or services.
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The U.S. Military's budget is more than almost every other department combined which is why it is in ship shape – the ship being one of the disintegrating ships currently in our fleet. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesdays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/fullfrontalsamb?sub_confirmation=1 Follow Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FullFrontalSamB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fullfrontalsamb/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fullfrontalsamb/ Medium: https://medium.com/@fullfrontalsamb/ SamBee.com #SamanthaBee #FullFrontalSamB
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David R. Walt, Ph.D., is a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute, and Professor at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Dr. Chris Grace explains the history of psychology. He describes its development out of philosophy and medical science as well as the early ideas that existed at the start of the field. Dr. Grace also breifly discusses who is considered a psychologist and the range of jobs in psychology that exist today. View the full class here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVHY3HvnI6yMIotukmARTlrCk2q8RXCHg
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There is no known safe level of lead exposure for children. The Flint water crisis exposed poorly managed infrastructure that desperately demanded repair. But were the children of Flint “poisoned” by toxic lead levels, or is there a deeper story here? Dr. Hernán F. Gómez, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medicine, Hurley Medical Center joins us on this special episode of Against Medical Advice to talk about this study in the Journal of Pediatrics (of which he was lead author). http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(17)31758-4/fulltext http://zdoggmd.com/ama044
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2018 Demystifying Medicine: Prenatal Genomics and Fetal Gene Therapy Air date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:00:00 PM Category: Demystifying Medicine Runtime: 01:22:15 Description: Demystifying Medicine Technologies to not merely detect fetal abnormalities but to treat them in utero at the earliest stages of human development have merged and are poised to improve pregnancy outcomes and the long-term health and wellbeing of the baby. Two leaders in this challenging new field — NICHD Director Diana Bianchi, M.D., and NICHD Senior Investigator Alan Decherney, M.D. — discuss the remarkable advances in recent years, such as understanding fetal and placental biology through sequence analysis of nucleic acids that circulate within the pregnant woman's blood, collected noninvasively. Although such advances hold great promise, they are coupled with thorny ethical issues concerning the efficacy of treatment and proper safeguarding of data. Widely used methods to detect fetal abnormalities include imaging and placental biopsies. Noninvasive prenatal DNA testing is now in the vanguard of genomic medicine and has revolutionized prenatal care globally and has created new opportunities for personalized medicine for the fetus. The technique is based on detection of prenatal DNA in cells isolate from the mother’s circulation during pregnancy. There is need for pretest education for all pregnant women and consistent post-test management recommendations for those with discordant results. Prenatal DNA testing has had profound effects on diagnosis and management of fetal abnormalities. However, the accumulating datasets of genomic information on pregnant women and their fetuses raises ethical issues concerning data-mining and intellectual property. For more information go to https://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov Author: Diana Bianchi, MD, NICHD, NIH and Alan De Cherney, MD, NICHD, NIH Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?23842
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Full day of Keto Eating Does your New year's resolution include something about weight loss? 100 Days of Keto Meals. Day 35 What to eat in Keto Sous vide devic5from the video. water oven http://amzn.to/2DCIKJd Check this out: on keto diet you can eat less and feel satied more Keto diet meals planner. Subscribe and learn how to eat less and not be hungry! In this video blog you will see precisely how I start keto died and ever meal I have for the first 100 days on Ketogenic diet. The goal of this channel is to make practicing keto diet easy. I always have chicken thighs and beef steaks from my freezer. I use 1quart Ziploc bags to freeze everything. if it won't fit in to the quart bag, I cut it in half. http://amzn.to/2BrJLU1 I also rinse the used bags and keep them in freezer till next time meat on sale in the supermarket. My plastic infrared oven: http://amzn.to/2BzUsok Earl grey tea: http://amzn.to/2B1OKyw Raspberry Tea: http://amzn.to/2C2eiYX Watch all the videos to get the good idea and pick your next meal easily! This is my sweetener: http://amzn.to/2CjkI9W Watch the lecture about nutrition https://youtu.be/pvgxNDuQ5DI A study with an intent-to-treat prospective design was published in 1998 by a team from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and followed-up by a report published in 2001.As with most studies of the ketogenic diet, there was no control group (patients who did not receive the treatment). The study enrolled 150 children. After three months, 83% of them were still on the diet, 26% had experienced a good reduction in seizures, 31% had had an excellent reduction and 3% were seizure-free.[Note 7] At twelve months, 55% were still on the diet, 23% had a good response, 20% had an excellent response and 7% were seizure-free. Those who had discontinued the diet by this stage did so because it was ineffective, too restrictive or due to illness, and most of those who remained were benefiting from it. The percentage of those still on the diet at two, three and four years was 39%, 20% and 12% respectively. During this period the most common reason for discontinuing the diet was because the children had become seizure-free or significantly better. At four years, 16% of the original 150 children had a good reduction in seizure frequency, 14% had an excellent reduction and 13% were seizure-free, though these figures include many who were no longer on the diet. Those remaining on the diet after this duration were typically not seizure-free but had had an excellent response. It is possible to combine the results of several small studies to produce evidence that is stronger than that available from each study alone—a statistical method known as meta-analysis. One of four such analyses, conducted in 2006, looked at 19 studies on a total of 1,084 patients.It concluded that half the patients achieved a 50% reduction in seizures and a third achieved a 90% reduction A systematic review in 2012 found and analysed four randomized controlled trials of ketogenic diet in children and young people with epilepsy, as well as six prospective and five retrospective studies. The trials were done among children and young people for whom drugs failed to control their seizures, and only one of the trials compared a group assigned to ketogenic diet with a group not assigned to one. The other trials compared types of diets or ways of introducing them to make them more tolerable. Nearly 40% of the children and young people had half or fewer seizures with the diet compared with the group not assigned to the diet. Only about 10% were still on the diet after a few years. Adverse effects such as hunger and loss of energy in that trial were common, with about 30% experiencing constipation
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The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease and their complications in the Singapore population can be attributed to many factors, including genetic, lifestyle, diet and other environmental factors, which play an important role in the onset and development of these common diseases. A large, population based study is required when we examine the core of questions as to how these factors affect the development of these diseases and related complications. The Multiethnic Cohort and Diabetic Cohort study, one of the long-term health studies of the Singapore Population Health Studies (SPHS) project, was developed to fulfil this need. Led by the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the study gathers data on participants' (Singaporeans and resident of various ethnicities and ages) health, lifestyle, diet, exercise, family history and social background and health services utilisation. Those who have been invited to take part in the study will undergo interviews. They will then be invited to attend free health screenings, after which part of the test results will be sent to them by post. Consenting participants will also have their blood, DNA and urine samples drawn and stored for research purposes. Such information will allow researchers at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health to better understand how personal knowledge, attitudes and behaviours influence the health status of individuals and populations and affect our health on the population level. These results will in turn help the School better understand health issues and diseases and provide guidance on appropriate management to policy-makers. First started in year 2006, this study aims to follow up on its participants every 3-5 years to gather new information about their health and how their lifestyle and environmental factors have changed. Members of the public who are interested to participate in the SPHS or find out more, please call 6478 9608 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm) or email [email protected] About the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health Established in October 2011, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health builds upon 60 years of experience in research, teaching and practice as a Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Moving beyond the traditional domains of chronic disease aetiology and risk factors, the SSHSPH emphasizes new technologies and methods to measure and monitor exposure and disease, as well as new approaches to develop and implement public health programmes and policies. With a distinctly Asian focus, SSHSPH's existing strengths include chronic disease epidemiology, statistical genomics and workplace health as well as a well-developed Master of Public Health programme. For more information, please visit http://www.sph.nus.edu.sg/.
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This webinar features: Dr. Aaron DeVries from the Minnesota Department of Health speaking about Powassan virus disease; Dr. Roger Nasci of CDC speaking about heartland virus; Dr. Peter Krause from the Yale School of Medicine describing Borrelia miyamotoi, Dr. Jennifer McQuiston of CDC discussing the Ehrlichia muris-like organism; Dr. Barbara Herwaldt of CDC providing an update on Babesia microti, and Anna Perea of CDC describing CDC's tickborne disease prevention resources. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/resources/PW6959112-Breen.wmv
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https://acl.gov/NIDILRR40 Oct. 18, 2018, HHS celebrated the 40th anniversary of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. The event brought together directors from throughout NIDILRR's history, celebrated featured accomplishments and contributions made to the field by NIDILRR grantees, and focused on the future direction of disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research. Part of the Administration for Community Living, NIDILRR was created as the National Institute on Handicapped Research in 1978, with the passage of the Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental Disabilities amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. NIDILRR's mission is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities. NIDILRR focuses on the whole person with a disability, whose ability to function and quality of life are dependent on the complex interactions among personal, societal, and environmental factors. Ultimately, the research and development initiatives that NIDILRR sponsors make active community living and meaningful social participation possible for more people with disabilities.
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This annual workshop serves as a forum to bring together leading experts and interested stakeholders to discuss the ongoing development of the Sentinel Initiative. The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 authorized the Sentinel Initiative with the charge of utilizing electronic health care data for post market risk identification and analysis of medical product safety.
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In this Webinar, Elizabeth Ayello reviews risk factors for pressure ulcers/injuries, the Braden scale risk assessment tool, the importance of subscale scores, and how to incorporate assessment data into clinical patient care planning. This Webinar is 5 of 6 Learning Network Webinars about AHRQ's Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals toolkit. December 17, 2015. Video also available at https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/putraining/index.html
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First lecture of class Table of Contents: 00:23 - What Do We Mean by Abnormality? 01:01 - Indicators of Abnormality 05:41 - Indicators of Abnormality 08:43 - The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder 09:47 - The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder 09:57 - Classification and Diagnosis 10:38 - Classification and Diagnosis 12:50 - How Can We Reduce PrejudicialAttitudes Toward People Who AreMentally Ill? 13:25 - Culture and Abnormality 14:00 - Culture-Specific Disorders 15:17 - Prevalence and Incidence 15:53 - Prevalence and Incidence 16:05 - Prevalence and Incidence 16:22 - Prevalence Estimates for Mental Disorders 17:13 - Figure 1.1 Prevalence of Serious Mental Illness Among U.S. Adults (2012)Rates of severe mental illness are higher in women, people ages 26 to 49, and some minority groups.(Data courtesy of SAMHSA) 17:37 - Figure 1.2 The Burden of Mental Illness for Different Disorders Across the LifespanDisability adjusted life years (DALYs) for various mental and substance use disorders are shown according to age. DALYs represent the total (worldwide) number of otherwise healthy years of life that are lost or profoundly impacted because of the disorder. Depression causes the greatest total disability. This is because depression is a relatively common disorder.(Adapted from Whiteford et al., 2013. Global burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 382, 1580.) 18:24 - Treatment 19:30 - Mental Health Professionals 19:40 - Types of Mental HealthProfessionals 20:23 - Research Approaches in Abnormal Psychology 21:26 - Sources of Information 21:34 - Case Studies 23:13 - Self-Report Data 23:43 - Observational Approaches 24:20 - Forming and Testing Hypotheses 25:35 - Sampling and Generalization 26:07 - Sampling and Generalization 26:51 - Internal and External Validity 29:23 - Criterion and Comparison Groups 29:43 - Correlational Research Designs 30:08 - Figure 1.4 Correlational Research DesignsIn correlational research, data are collected from two different samples or groups and are then compared.(Adapted from Petrie & Sabin, 2000. Medical Statistics at a Glance. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd.) 30:22 - Measuring Correlation 31:41 - Figure 1.5 Scatterplots of data illustrating positive, negative, and no correlation between two variables. Dots indicate a given person’s score on the two variables of interest. A strong positive correlation (r − + 1.0) means that high scores on one variable are associated with high scores on the second variable, creating a forward-sloping straight line. For example, we would expect there to be a positive correlation between weight and the number of calories eaten per day. When there is a strong negative correlation (r − −1.0), high scores on the first variable are associated with low scores on the second variable, creating a backward-sloping straight line. A relevant example here would be the association between weight and time spent exercising per day. When there is no correlation (r = 0), scores on the independent variable tell us nothing about scores on the dependent variable. An example here might involve weight and astrological sign. 32:04 - Statistical Significance 32:30 - Effect Size 32:45 - Meta-Analysis 33:05 - Correlations and Causality 34:03 - Correlations and Causality 34:16 - Retrospective versus Prospective Strategies 34:50 - The Experimental Methodin Abnormal Psychology 35:25 - The Experimental Methodin Abnormal Psychology 35:52 - Figure 1.6 Experimental Research DesignsIn experimental research, participants are assessed at baseline and then randomly assigned to different groups (e.g., a treatment and a control condition). After the experiment or treatment is completed, data collected from the two different groups are then compared.(Adapted from Petrie & Sabin, 2000. Medical Statistics at a Glance. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd.) 36:45 - Studying the Efficacy of Therapy 37:12 - Single-Case Experimental Designs 37:29 - Figure 1.7 An ABAB Experimental Design: Kris’s TreatmentIn the A phase, baseline data are collected. In the B phase, a treatment is introduced. This treatment is then withdrawn (second A phase) and then reinstated (second B phase). In this example, hair manipulation declines with use of wrist weights, returns to pretreatment (baseline) levels when they are withdrawn, and declines again when they are reintroduced.(Data adapted from Rapp et al., 2000. Treatment of hair pulling and hair manipulation maintained by digital-tactile stimulation. Behavior Therapy, 31, pp. 381–93.) 38:09 - Animal Research 39:48 - Unresolved Issues
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This webinar, broadcast 26 February 2014, provides information to Official Representatives, research scientists, faculty, and students about the wide variety of health-related data available from ICPSR. It describes the kinds of data and other resources housed in our archive, how you can access them, and the tools available for statistical analyses. Directors of the following specialized archives at ICPSR will discuss their mission, archival holdings, and research resources: -Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) -Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) -National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) -National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) -Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) Learning Objectives: -Identify and describe data files available for secondary research -Discuss online analysis tools -Provide information on other health-related resources and tools available from these ICPSR archives -Highlight training opportunities The slides and a Windows Metafile Format (WMF) version of the video can be accessed at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/video/Resources_Health_Research_ICPSR/ ICPSR is the world's largest archive of behavioral and social science data. We acquire, preserve, and distribute original scientific research data. ICPSR is a partner in behavioral and social science research.
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The inaugural Australian Learning Lecture on the theme of 'Joy and Data' was delivered by renowned British educationalist Sir Michael Barber in Melbourne on 21 May 2015. The lecture highlighted the rarely explored intersection between the joy of learning and the way in which we use data to measure, value and enable success.
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August 18-19, 2010 This presentation reviews obstetrical liability and current malpractice trends in obstetrical practice. The presenters discuss clinical risk management approaches for three of the highest risk areas: cesarean sections, forceps deliveries, and shoulder dystocia; ways to avoid communication failures that can lead to adverse maternal or neonatal outcomes; and approaches to reducing risks during pre- and postnatal care provided in the health center or clinic. The presentation also covers: • Strategies to improve perinatal safety while reducing risk • Examples of malpractice cases resulting in high dollar awards • Use of practice guidelines, "bundles," and checklists • The importance of training and credentialing of providers and staff • How a culture of safety, teamwork, and communication can positively impact perinatal outcomes
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Civil war is like pornography--we think know it when we see it. Yet ideas of civil war have a long and contested history with multiple meanings and contested applications. This lecture offers a critical history of conceptions of civil war, with special attention to its legal definition since the nineteenth century. The application of the term "civil war" can depend on whether you are a ruler or a rebel, the victor or the vanquished, an established government or an interested third party. It can also determine whether outside powers intervene, which provisions of international humanitarian laws, and what international aid bodies like the World Bank are willing to invest in war-torn countries. Conflict over its meaning, as well as the meaning of conflict, demand historical reconstruction to illuminate contemporary confusions about civil war. David Armitage is is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University. This lecture was recorded on May 9, 2013, as the annual Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture in Legal History.
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The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment Workshop TOPIC #4: Current Evidence Base Panel moderator: Kamal Jethwani, Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health; Harvard Medical School Current Research Base Elizabeth Krupinski, University of Arizona Using data to change policies or standards of care (tele-Stroke) Lee Schwamm, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School Q&A with Audience
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Demystifying Medicine 2015 - Infertility: an Increasing Problem Prompting Remarkable Advances Air date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 4:00:00 PM Category: Demystifying Medicine Runtime: 01:19:48 Description: The 2015 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 6th and includes the presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, clinicians and program managers, the course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. All students, fellows and staff are welcome, as well. For more information go to http://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov Author: Alan DeCherney, MD, NICHD, NIH and Germaine Buck Louis, PhD, MS, NICHD, NIH Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?18933
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This lecture highlights the pivotal role of testing in HIV prevention and treatment. Featured speakers include: S. Michelle Owens, Ph.D. Diagnostic & Incidence Team Lead Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC Eliot P. Cowan, Ph.D., Chief of the Product Review Branch Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Disease, FDA Bernard Branson, MD Associate Director of Laboratory Diagnostics Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC Myron S. Cohen, MD Associate Vice Chancellor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at http://streaming.cdc.gov/vod.php?id=e052270aa06626a7fd4bb7435874e81e20110719113144765
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Launching SUNY Initiatives on Mindfulness & Health A multidisciplinary scholarly conference March 4, 2016 The University at Buffalo Keynote Address Neuroscientific Assessment of the Impact of Mindfulness on Brain Functioning David Vago, Ph.D.
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Inspectors General are Building on 40 Years of Excellence in Independent Oversight. Learn more: https://www.ignet.gov/2018-commemoration. 12:00 Welcome – Carol Ochoa and Dave Berry, Conference Co-Chairs 30:00 Opening Remarks – Senator Charles Grassley 59:30 Keynote Address, “The Real Legacy of Watergate” – Bob Woodward, Associate Editor, Washington Post 1:44:14 Panel Discussion – Commemorating 40 years of Impact Gaston Gianni, Former Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Mary Kendall, Acting Inspector General, Department of the Interior David Williams, Former Inspector General, United States Postal Service Scott MacFarlane, NBC-4 Washington (Moderator) 2:26:30 Panel Discussion – Congressional Views on Independent Oversight Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Paul Light, Goddard Professor of Public Service, NYU (Moderator) 4:37:38 Panel Discussion – Agency and Outside Perspectives on Independent Oversight William Barr, Former U.S. Attorney General Sylvia Burwell, Former HHS Secretary and OMB Director Martha Minow, Harvard Law School Glenn Fine, Acting Inspector General, Department of Defense (Moderator) 5:36:37 Panel Discussion –The Pillars of Independent Oversight David Apol, Acting Director, Office of Government Ethics Henry Kerner, Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel Daniel Levinson, Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service (Moderator) 6:53:00 Panel Discussion – Preparing for the Next 40 years of Independent Oversight Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice/CIGIE Chair Peg Gustafson, Inspector General, Department of Commerce Susan Gibson, Inspector General, National Reconnaissance Office Carrie Johnson, National Public Radio (Moderator) 7:55:00 Closing – Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice/CIGIE Chair This video features footage from C-SPAN, Storyblocks, the Jimmy Carter Library, the Reagan Library, the GPO, CIGIE and various Offices of Inspectors General. The footage is used with permission or is considered to be in the public domain. Stock media from Audioblocks | www.audioblocks.com | Composer Patrick Smith and Publisher Electric Philharmonic | Composer Mikael Manvelyan | Composer C. Zatta and Publisher SkillMedia Master | Composer Jason Donnelly and Publisher Music Design by Jason Inc. | Composer Joel Thomas Hunger and Producer Zec Music Ltd.
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MMPI-2-RF: https://www.pearsonclinical.com/psychology/products/100000631/minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-rf-mmpi-2-rf.html Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD This webinar presentation focus is on the MMPI-2-RF use in the Forensic Practice. Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008. The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. In forensic evaluations, the test can be used to help: - Assess the test-taking approach. Specifically, evaluate the test-taker's ability to respond relevantly and consistently to the test items and identify over- and under-reporting. - Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities. - Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony.
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June 20, 2014 - The 2014-2015 Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series More: http://www.genome.gov/27556434
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On December 3, 2018, in cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University will convene a public workshop to explore opportunities to implement signal detection capabilities in the Sentinel System. Authorized in 2007 by the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA), the Sentinel System is an active and fully functioning postmarket safety surveillance system that can rapidly scale distributed analyses on data collected by a diverse range of Sentinel Data Partners to identify potential safety risks related to the use of prescription drugs. To continue advancing and modernizing this data infrastructure, the Agency is seeking broad stakeholder input on the landscape of methodological approaches for signal detection, as well as the opportunities and challenges to implement these approaches in Sentinel’s distributed data network. Discussion will also consider key governance and operational needs for implementing signal detection tools in a hypothesis free environment. Stakeholder input received at this workshop will further inform the Agency’s thinking around these priority issues and support strategic planning in the Sentinel System.
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This session of Grand Rounds will explore Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), which consists of 2 related conditions caused by blood clots: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Estimates of the number of people in the U.S. affected by a DVT/PE each year range from 350,000-900,000, with up to 100,000 dying as a result, and 20-50% of people who experience a DVT develop long-term complications. Up to one-half of all VTEs occur during or soon after hospitalizations, and VTE is one of the most frequent serious adverse events in hospitals. Many VTEs can be prevented if hospitals educate providers and patients, systematically assess risks for clotting and bleeding, and prescribe risk-appropriate prevention strategies. VTE prevention is an important component of hospital patient safety improvement efforts that are being supported by a number of organizations and Federal agencies. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2013/January2013.htm
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Diabetes Care in Indigenous People presented by Dr. Keith Dawson at the Diabetes Update 2018 Guidelines education day. The first hour focused on cultural health care, classification, and lifestyle including healthy eating and physical activity. Guidelines and their evidence grade are also discussed. The second part of the session begins at 1.13. Dr. Dawson talks about some of the newer medications that are available and the clinical trials comparing and contrasting their effectiveness. There is a question and answer session at the end of the second hour.
On April 25, 2017, the NINR Intramural Research Program convened a scientific symposium, Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, highlighting Intramural’s scientific advances and collaborations across the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.
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March 28, 2017 A Retrospective of Recent U.S. Foreign Policy in Haiti The CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and director Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul host U.S. Department of State's Ambassador Kenneth Merten, Professor Claude Joseph (Fordham University), and Vanessa Leon (Pinchina), discussing a retrospective of recent US foreign policy in Haiti. Visit the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute page: • https://www.facebook.com/cunyhsi/
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. For more information on the hearing please view CPSC website under Federal Register notices; see Federal Register notice dated March 1, 2018.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: John F. Kennedy Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. A member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second child of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940 and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve the following year. During World War II, he commanded a series of PT boats in the Pacific theater and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his service. After the war, Kennedy represented the 11th congressional district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953. He was subsequently elected to the U.S. Senate and served as the junior Senator from Massachusetts from 1953 to 1960. While in the Senate, he published his book entitled Profiles in Courage, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography. In the 1960 presidential election, Kennedy narrowly defeated Republican opponent Richard Nixon, who was the incumbent vice president. At age 43, he became the second-youngest man to serve as president (after Theodore Roosevelt), the youngest man to be elected as U.S. president as well as being the first (and only) Roman Catholic to occupy that office. Kennedy's time in office was marked by high tensions with communist states in the Cold War. He increased the number of American military advisers in South Vietnam by a factor of 18 over President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In April 1961, he authorized a failed joint-CIA attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He subsequently rejected Operation Northwoods plans by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to orchestrate false flag attacks on American soil in order to gain public approval for a war against Cuba. In October 1962, U.S. spy planes discovered that Soviet missile bases had been deployed in Cuba; the resulting period of tensions, termed the Cuban Missile Crisis, nearly resulted in the breakout of a global thermonuclear conflict. Domestically, Kennedy presided over the establishment of the Peace Corps and supported the civil rights movement, but he was largely unsuccessful in passing his New Frontier domestic policies. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the state crime, but he was never prosecuted due to his murder by Jack Ruby two days later; Ruby was sentenced to death and died while the sentence was on appeal in 1967. Pursuant to the Presidential Succession Act, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president later that day. Both the FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald had acted alone in the assassination, but various groups challenged the findings of the Warren Report and believed that Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy. After Kennedy's death, Congress enacted many of his proposals, including the Civil Rights and the Revenue Acts of 1964. Kennedy continues to rank highly in historians' polls of U.S. presidents and with the general public. His average approval rating of 70% is the highest of any president in Gallup's history of systematically measuring job approval.
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University of Minnesota Board of Regents - Finance and Operations Committee - Dec. 14, 2017
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