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Womanikin Attachment Seeks to Address Gender Disparities in CPR

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When someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, he or she typically can survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen can result in brain damage or death and over 70% of all cardiac and breathing emergencies occur in the home when a family member is present and available to help a victim.   The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough, however, women are 27% less likely than men to receive CPR from bystanders in public.   Research..


What is the Federal Pell Grant?

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A Pell Grant is a subsidy the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to fund their attendance at college. Generally, Federal Pell Grants are limited to students who can both demonstrate financial need and who have not earned their first bachelor's degree. History of the Pell Grant In 1965, Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which included not only grants but also low-interest loans to students who did not qualify for grants. Student aid programs administered by the US Department of Education are contained in Title IV of the HEA which is why they..


Astrological Bloodletting: How Medieval Physicians Used the Stars for Phlebotomy

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Medieval medicine and its practitioners had some odd ideas. For instance, their diagnostic techniques were largely limited to examining a patient’s urine, which they would then match to a chart, such as one now in the Bodleian Library and make medical diagnoses based on the comparative color.   One of the odder facets of medieval medicine was the practice of bloodletting based on the relative position of the stars. In the middle ages, the belief in astrology was almost universal and nearly everyone understood that the planets and stars under which a person is born would exert influence over a..


Prefabricated Blood Vessels Look to Revolutionize Root Canals

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While the root canal procedure is an effective way of saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, it can result in the tooth becoming brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Recent research by OHSU in Portland, Oregon has resulted in a new process that will allow dentists to insert new blood vessels into teeth, saving the tooth while avoiding it degrading due to the lack of a blood supply. A New Method More than 15 million root canals are conducted annually in the United States. Because the current operation involved removing infected dental tissues and replacing them..


How AI Could Revolutionize Medical Billing and Coding

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Medical billing and coding are at the forefront of the modern American medical system and the market value of outsourced medical billing and coding is expected to reach $16.9 billion by 2021.   However, mistakes in billing and coding caused an estimated $36.21 million in incorrect payments in 2018. In this article, we will be looking at how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to prevent coding and billing mistakes. One of the issues facing the coding industry is the nature of its audits, which take place towards the end of the revenue cycle. This means that, even if errors..


Can Pharmacies Offer Immunizations?

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Offering immunizations has become a significant business facet for modern pharmacies, especially those who work as part of a retail chain. According to the 2018 NCPA Digest, 73% of community pharmacies now offer immunization services, although only 25% of those surveyed offer any immunization options beyond flu shots.   In this article, we will be looking at what the law is behind pharmacies offering immunizations and how those laws differ between states. State Laws for Pharmacist Immunization Technically, Pharmacists are able to give flu vaccinations in all 50 states including Washington DV and Puerto Rico, but the exact state regulation..


5 of the World’s Hardest Tests

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Are your exams on the horizon? Is your world filled with nothing but textbooks, revision, and deadlines? Well, it might be cold comfort, but there are probably harder tests out there than the ones you about to take and to make you feel just a little bit better, here are five of the world’s hardest tests that you don’t have to take. Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Really more of certification than say,  an entrance exam for an education institution, the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) is a test used by networking giant Cisco as part of its network engineers recruitment..


How Artificial Intelligence Could Impact Law Firms

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications are at the forefront of discussion about how the digital age could affect existing areas of business and society, such as how the law is practiced and applied.   In this article, we will be looking at how the advent of artificial intelligence could impact law firms and the paralegals who work for them. What Impact Could AI Have on Paralegals? AI has boundless applications in a huge range of fields, such as the medical, legal, and educational sectors, but its particular use in legal research, one of the areas of responsibility for many..


What Are the Oldest Languages in the World?

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Everything has to start somewhere, even the language we take for granted every day. There is no scientific consensus on when we first developed language, but most scientists agree that that language is so complex that one cannot imagine it simply appearing from anything in its final form, but that it must have evolved from earlier pre-linguistic systems among our pre-human ancestors.   It might surprise you to learn that some of the first languages we developed from these earlier pre-linguistic systems are still used today and, in this article, we’ll be taking a look at them. Tamil - 5000..


The Difference Between a Coroner and a Forensic Pathologist

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One of the areas of medicine that many people do not consider when planning their career is the care for the deceased. Most of us roughly understand what a morgue is and that someone is present to look after the dead and potentially perform an autopsy, but, due mainly to crime dramas portraying them homogenously, many could not tell you the difference between a Coroner and a Forensic Pathologist. In this article, we will be shedding light on an area of medicine that is vital to the care of the approximately 7,452 people who die every day in the United..