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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..