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Statement From President D. Taylor on UNITE HERE Vaccination Campaign
NEW YORK, July 28 (TNSPol) -- UNITE HERE, a labor union for workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, issued the following statement by President D. Taylor:

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"UNITE HERE's "Our Shot" program has applied the principles of any good organizing drive to our unionwide vaccination campaign. We've reached over 675,000 hospitality workers, their families, and neighbors by meeting our multiracial, largely immigrant membership where they're at - in the workplace, in their neighborhoods, and ... Show Full Article

Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging: Topical Molecular Imaging Tracer Enables Real-Time Detection of Cervical Cancer
RESTON, Virginia, July 28 (TNSRes) -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging issued the following news release:

With the help of a topical fluorescent imaging agent, cervical cancer can be identified by physicians with a hand-held microscope, according to research published in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Targeting the PARP1 enzyme that is overexpressed in cervical cancer, this optical imaging technique has the potential to revolutionize cervical cancer screenings and biopsies.

Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which ... Show Full Article

National Association of Basketball Coaches Announces 2020-21 Honors Court
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 28 (TNSPol) -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2020-21 NABC Honors Court, recognizing men's collegiate basketball student-athletes in all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, who excelled in academics during the past season. The NABC Honors Court highlights the talents and gifts that these men possess on the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high ... Show Full Article

Nacha: Strong Growth Continues for ACH Network as Volume Climbs Nearly 10% in 2Q of 2021
HERNDON, Virginia, July 28 (TNSRep) -- Nacha - The Electronic Payments Association issued the following news release:

Robust growth continued for the modern ACH Network in the second quarter of 2021. Payment volume climbed 9.9%, with particularly strong growth in business-to-business (B2B) payments.

The ACH Network processed 7.3 billion payments in the second quarter, 655 million more than the same time in 2020. The value of those payments was $18.4 trillion, an increase of 24.6% from a year earlier.

B2B payments increased 28.7%, to 1.3 billion payments.

"While the B2B segment was growing before ... Show Full Article

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Signs Joint Letter to Congress Urging Telehealth Reform
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, July 28 (TNSPol) (TNSCapv) -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy issued the following joint letter with 429 organizations:

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To: The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader, United States Senate, Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader, United States Senate, Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515

RE: Priorities for Medicare Telehealth ... Show Full Article

American Association of People With Disabilities Publishes 2021 Progress Report on Automobile Accessibility Scorecard Results
WASHINGTON, July 28 (TNSRep) -- The American Association of People with Disabilities issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

In honor of the 31st anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) issued its second progress report on its Automobile Accessibility Scorecard. The scorecard tracks progress by auto manufacturing companies toward the design and production of an accessible vehicle that can accommodate people with a wide range of disabilities, including power wheelchair users, along 29 criteria. ... Show Full Article

24 Institutions Receive Infectious Diseases Society Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Designation
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 28 (TNSAwa) -- The Infectious Diseases Society of America issued the following news release:

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has awarded 24 institutions the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence, including the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, making it the first hospital outside of the United States to receive the distinction. The designated hospitals have created stewardship programs led by infectious diseases-trained physicians and pharmacists that advance science in antimicrobial resistance. The institutions also have achieved standards ... Show Full Article