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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 96 items )  

2020 ERA Conference Committee Announces Monday General Session Topics and Speakers
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The Electronics Representatives Association issued the following news release: The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) Conference Committee has announced the two Monday, Feb. 24, General Sessions topics and speakers at the upcoming 2020 Conference, slated Feb. 23-25, 2020, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The topics and speakers were carefully selected to reflect the event theme -- "Takin' it to the Streets: Succeeding in a Dynami  more

American Academy of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries Have Updated Jointly Developed Actuaries Longevity Illustrator
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Society of Actuaries issued the following news release: WASHINGTON and SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) have updated the jointly developed Actuaries Longevity Illustrator (longevityillustrator.org), a web-based tool that allows users to quickly generate an estimate of how long they might live in a few simple steps. "With the Actuaries Longevity Illustrator, users can generate interesting results about th  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report: Rate of Late Preterm Births Rises Nationally After Years of Decline
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Infants who are born late preterm face significant risks in survival, as well as delays in growth and development. This public health concern prompted a national awareness and prevention movement in 2007. Today, the late preterm birth rate, after nearly a decade of steady decreases, has been inching up again as reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the November 2019 Pediatr  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Provides Guidance on Helping Children With Mental Health Challenges
ITASCA, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: One in every five children suffer from a mental disorder that could jeopardize their health long into adulthood, yet few receive the services they need because of a shortage of mental health experts, social stigma, costs or other barriers. Pediatricians have a unique opportunity to promote the healthy social-emotional development of children, as detailed in an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Study Finds Significant Gaps in Safe Infant Sleep Practices Among U.S. Families
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: New research in the November 2019 Pediatrics found gaps in of safe infant sleep practices among U.S. families, highlighting areas for improvement in efforts to prevent roughly 3,500 infant deaths each year from sleep-related causes. For the study, "Prevalence and Factors Associated with Safe Infant Sleep Practices" (published online Oct. 21), researchers examined 2016 Pregnancy Risk Ass  more

American Association of Endodontists: Study - This Halloween, People More Scared of Root Canals Than Spiders, Snakes, Sharks
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: Part of the fun of Halloween is being afraid - very afraid - but, it turns out at least one of our top fears is unfounded. A recent study by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the dental specialists who save your natural teeth, showed more people (59%) are afraid of getting a root canal than speaking in public (57%), spiders (55%) or being trapped in an elevator (54%). The Oct  more

American Association of School Librarians Standards Now Crosswalked to Next Generation Science Standards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: As part of its continued commitment to provide school library professionals the materials and resources needed to implement its "National School Library Standards," the (AASL) has released a crosswalk aligning the AASL Standards to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The crosswalk and accompanying how-to-read document are downloadab  more

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco Next Week
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in San Francisco next week, October 27-31. The Moscone Center will house the majority of the scientific sessions and other activities during the conference. The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover health  more

American Dental Association Continues to Fight Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day--a day to not only safely dispose of unused prescription medications but also to raise year-round awareness and inspire further action on the opioid public health crisis. For more than a decade, the American Dental Association (ADA) has advocated to keep opioid pain medications from harming dental patients and their families. Dentists have written nea  more

American Dental Association Statement on Vaping
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: In light of recent reports of vaping-related injuries and deaths, the American Dental Association (ADA) wishes to express its opposition to any use of oral tobacco, including vaping nicotine from e-cigarettes, and urges people using any type of tobacco product to quit. "Vaping is not a safe alternative to cigarettes or other tobacco products," said ADA President Chad Gehani, D.D.S. "When it comes to yo  more

American Hospital Association and AVIA Announce Strategic Alliance
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: To help the hospital and health system field accelerate its digital transformation, the American Hospital Association is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic alliance with AVIA, the leading partner for digital health insights, strategic guidance and consulting services. This alliance will combine the thought leadership and convening power of the AHA and AVIA's unique expertise and resourc  more

American Hospital Association Issues Statement on Ohio Opioid Lawsuit Settlement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following statement by Executive Vice President Tom Nickels on Ohio opioid lawsuit settlement: "America's hospitals and health systems have been on the front-lines caring for patients and families from the very beginning of the opioid epidemic. "The settlement announced today should ensure that a good portion of funds goes directly to the hospitals and health systems that have been and will continue to provide care to   more

American Journal of Sociology Issues 5 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The American Journal of Sociology, a journal that says it remains a voice for analysis and research in the social sciences, published five research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Decoupling: Marital Violence and the Struggle to Divorce in China * Gender Pay Gaps in U.S. Federal Science Agencies: An Organizational Approach * How Do Criminal Courts Respond in Times of Crisis? Evidence from 9/11 * How Organizational Minorities For  more

American Journal of Veterinary Research Issues 9 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The American Journal of Veterinary Research, a peer-reviewed journals from the American Veterinary Medical Association that says it publishes reports of applied research in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences, published nine research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Biomechanical comparison of two percutaneous gastropexy techniques for securing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes in canine cadavers * Comp  more

American Massage Therapy Association: Massage Therapy Can Be Important for Cancer Patients
EVANSTON, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The American Massage Therapy Association issued the following news: Recent research compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association on massage therapy for cancer patients continues to indicate its value for easing pain, reducing nausea, and preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. It is also recommended or supported for consideration by the American College of Physicians, The Joint Commission and the Federation of State Medical Boards. A recent  more

American Medical Association Urges Flu Vaccine Everyone Older Than Six Months, Pregnant Women
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: As flu season begins, the American Medical Association (AMA) is encouraging everyone six months and older, especially pregnant women, to be vaccinated against the flu. With recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing the vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. are not vaccinated against the flu and whooping cough, it is vitally important that all pregnant   more

American Osteopathic Association: Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Dairy Products Associated With Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: A high consumption of dairy products, like milk and cheese, appears to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers note that prior studies have shown dairy products are the primary source of calcium in Western countries, where rates of prostate cancer are high. Conversely, there are  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Findings point to potential to improve preemie growth and immune system during high risk pregnancy * * * A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism. Researchers also confirmed that the fetal microbiome is transmitted fr  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: FDA Approves New Breakthrough Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Treatment approved for approximately 90 percent of patients with cystic fibrosis, many of whom had no approved therapeutic options * * * The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trikafta (elexacaftor/ivacaftor/tezacaftor), the first triple combination therapy available to treat patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation. Trikafta is approved for pat  more

Antibiotics Not Necessary for Most Toothaches, According to New American Dental Association Guideline
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today a new guideline indicating that in most cases, antibiotics are not recommended for toothaches. This guidance, published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, aligns with the ADA's longstanding antibiotic stewardship efforts and its pledged commitment to the U.S. government's Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge. Pati  more

Appraisal Institute: Distribution Facilities Drive Growth in Industrial Market - Valuation Magazine
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: Demand for distribution facilities is primarily driving growth in the healthy industrial real estate market, according to an article in Valuation magazine's third quarter 2019 issue. Valuation magazine is a quarterly publication of the Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers. The latest issue's cover story, "The Distribution Revolution," discusses how t  more

Appraisers Provide a Wide Variety of Services, Appraisal Institute Says
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: Hiring a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute can provide a broad range of benefits to commercial and residential clients, the president of the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today. "When hiring a valuation professional, clients should first understand the role of an appraiser," said Appraisal Institute President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. "The ap  more

Author Julia Alvarez is the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture Speaker at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Poet, novelist, and essayist Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. When she arrived in New York City, it was clear that American English would be a hill to climb. "I couldn't tell where one word ended and another began," she says. This, she believes, is what led her to become a writer as she paid close attention to every word (great training for   more

Beta Testers Sought for New Computing Technology Industry Association Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Exam
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global technology workforce, has announced the launch of a new beta exam for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) credential. The beta test is a prelude to the introduction of a new and updated version of CompTIA CySA+, the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with per  more

Better Government Association Stories on O'Hare and Chicago's Recycling Program Win National Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Better Government Association issued the following news release: Two Better Government Association investigations won national awards from the journalism magazine Editor & Publisher. One story was a deep examination into problems that have plagued Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and the other was an in-depth look into issues with Chicago's recycling program. The EPPY Awards honor journalism in 30 different categories for news outlets across the nation.   more

Chicago Pledges Fixes to Data Collection, Oversight After Release of Data on CPD Use of Stop, Frisk
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: City of Chicago officials committed to a series of specific steps designed to address the practice of pedestrian stops and pat downs (colloquially known as stop and frisk) after the latest critical report on the process from former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys. The report shows, as an example, that 70% of all pedestrian stops are conducted on African Americans in Chicago, des  more

Chicago Teachers Union Educators Invite the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Mediate CPS Negotiations
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: On Monday, the Chicago Teachers Union invited city resident and skilled international negotiator the Rev. Jesse. L Jackson to negotiate a settlement. Rev. Jackson, president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, attended a bargaining session recently and spoke with both union and district officials about the lowering of class size, providing more wraparound services and urged a swift settlement. More than 25,000 t  more

Chicago Teachers Union Passages Charter Strikers to Protest Charter Operator Greed at High-Rent Fundraiser
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Striking CTU members at Passages Charter School on Chicago's North Side will be picketing starting at 5 pm tonight outside a fundraising gala for Asian Human Services (AHS), the company that operates Passages. They'll hold a press conference tonight at 6:00 p.m. at 825 W. Erie -- the gala location -- as AHS supporters come into attend the fundraiser. Passages educators joined their brothers and sisters alre  more

Chicago Teachers Union Strike Day 3: More Progress, Not Enough
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Solidarity actions are growing for 25,000 striking CTU educators and frontline staff who are attempting to bargain a fair contract that addresses student needs. Today's NOON press availability with bargaining team members will highlight CPS' refusal so far to ensure that low-income students have the opportunity to participate in robust athletic programs, which give kids a critical alternative to the streets  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Mayor Puts Brick on Progress in Bargaining as 4th Charter Strike This Year Begins
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: After four days of progress at the bargaining table, Mayor Lightfoot announced by letter on Monday that she was, essentially, done negotiating. Although bargaining meetings will continue Tuesday between CPS and CTU, most of the union bargaining team will return to bolster their home picket lines. CTU educators at Passages Charter School are hitting picket lines in a strike, as well, joining the CPS strikers  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Powerful New Video Showcases Sustainable Community Schools Program That Lightfoot Seeks to Gut
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: One of the hard-fought gains in the last contract between CPS and the CTU was a commitment to fund 20 Sustainable Community Schools, or SCSs. This powerful, research-driven national model is designed to ground school communities in the education and support of the whole child, foster equity and educational justice, and re-anchor student learning within the larger neighborhood. And the program is on the chop  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Sharkey on Lightfoot Budget: More Austerity, Less Justice--and No Relief for CPS Students
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Tens of thousands of striking teachers, school nurses, social workers, teaching assistants and other union school staff hit the streets this morning with allies to demand the equity and educational justice Mayor Lightfoot promised as a candidate. Instead, the mayor reiterated today in her budget address that she will break her campaign promises for this budget cycle--including her promise to put a nurse, a s  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Strike Schedule, 10/23
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: * * * - CPS stalls bargaining again, as coaches make impassioned plea for resources * * * Plans for Wednesday morning have shifted away from picket lines at more than 500 schools to mass action in the loop as the mayor prepares to give her budget address. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has telegraphed that Chicagoans should brace for another round of austerity, in one of the wealthiest cities in the world--  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Halloween Treats
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: Today, several of the animals at Brookfield Zoo received Halloween treats--pumpkins. Hani and Kartik, the zoo's two sloths bears clawed their way to get at pumpkins' innards. Norman, an African cape porcupine, enjoyed eating the pumpkin. Sandy, a nearly 1-year-old binturong, played with small pumpkins and enjoyed some of the treats animal care staff put inside, including grapes, apples, and banana  more

College of American Pathologists Publishes New Edition of Best-Selling Laboratory Administration Text
NORTHFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The College of American Pathologists issued the following news release: * * * - Reference helps pathologists advancing to management, prepping for boards, or continuing certification. * * * One of the most popular books in laboratory management is now updated with the recently released second edition of Laboratory Administration for Pathologists from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Publications. Comprehensive in its coverage of management fundamen  more

Critical Care Medicine Journal Issues 29 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MOUNT PROSPECT, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Critical Care Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers all aspects of acute and emergency care for the ill or injured patient from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, published 29 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Antibiotic Exposure Profiles in Trials Comparing Intensity of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy * Association Between Sepsis and Microvascular Brain Injury* * Circuit Hemodynamics and Cir  more

Deborah Caldwell-Stone Appointed Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Deborah Caldwell-Stone to director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). Deborah served as interim director of OIF since November, 2018. In her new role, she also will serve as executive director for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), an allied 501(c)(3) organization, which participates in freedom of spee  more

EFF to Amazon and Shaq: Stop Pushing Police Partnerships With Doorbell Camera Company
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued the following news release: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging Amazon, along with basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, to cancel an event promoting Ring home-surveillance cameras at a police chiefs' conference in Chicago later this month. EFF and many other civil liberties and privacy organizations are growing increasingly concerned about privacy-invasive partnerships between Ring and law enforcement agencies  more

Eleven Illinois REALTORS to Speak at Conference, Expo in San Francisco
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Nearly a dozen Illinois REALTORS(R) have been scheduled to lead or contribute to presentations at the REALTOR(R) Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Nov. 8-11. Several REALTORS(R) will make multiple appearances, either in educational sessions, governance committee meetings or NAR Theater Sessions at the Expo. Here's a chronological list of the topics and the REALTORS(R) who will contribute: Friday, Nov. 8 11 a.m.   more

Emergency Nurses Association Acquires ESI Triage Program
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: Already known as the leader in emergency nursing education and skills development resources, the Emergency Nurses Association announced on Wednesday the acquisition of the ESI five-level emergency triage system used by nearly every emergency nurse in the United States. Launched in 1998, ESI - the Emergency Severity Index - is the leading triage resource relied upon by nurses to assess patient a  more

Failure Not an Option for 2020 Professional Convention Management Association Convening Leaders Keynote
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: Former fighter pilot Gene Kranz knows a thing or two about effective leadership under pressure. He was on duty in 1970 as Apollo 13's lead flight director when there was an explosion in the spacecraft's service module that threatened the safety of three-man crew orbiting Earth. Failure simply wasn't an option for Kranz, who was chief flight director for the successful Apollo 11 mo  more

Future of the Tech Workforce Among Industry Insights to Be Discussed at Upcoming Infosecurity ISACA North America Expo and Conference
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: Recent data from ISACA, Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap, finds that there is a disparity of beliefs between men and women when it comes to salaries, job promotions and overall representation in the global technology sector. According to the survey of more than 3,500 respondents commissioned by ISACA's SheLeadsTech program: * 56% of female respondents  more

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society: Atrium Health Improves Care for Opioid Use Disorder
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: From 1999 to 2016, more than 12,000 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports. With more than 900 care locations and more than 14 million patient encounters annually, Atrium Health of North Carolina observes the devastating impact of the opioid crisis in its communities daily and felt compelled to respo  more

Heartland Institute Marks Halloween by Releasing 'Climate Scares Debunked' Videos
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release: * * * - The 10 short, sharable videos, debunk some of the biggest phony climate scares meant to spook kids and adults, alike * * * Everyone likes a good scare at Halloween, and when it comes to the climate, environmental activists have tried their best to frighten the world into taking radical, economy-killing action to prevent catastrophe. Turns out, however, that all those scares were about   more

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: Twenty Students Awarded Caf Bustelo El Caf Del Futuro Scholarships Totaling $100,000
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 22 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has selected twenty students from HACU-member institutions to each receive a Cafe Bustelo(R) El Cafe del Futuro Scholarship of $5,000. The Cafe Bustelo(R) El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship recipients are from HACU-member institutions in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas  more

HOS Reforms Will Provide Much-Needed Flexibility for Equipment Dealers, Associated Equipment Distributors Tells FMCSA
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Associated Equipment Distributors issued the following news: On October 21, AED submitted comments supporting several modifications to the hours of service (HOS) rules in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). AED believes the HOS regulations shouldn't apply to equipment service technicians, as driving is ancillary to these individuals' primary job functions. However, based on mem  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Chicago's Pension Payments to Spike Another $1B by 2023
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 26 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release, dated Oct. 23: As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addresses the city today, she faces more than just a one-year struggle to fix the city's finances. Analysis from the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute reveals that by the end of her first term, the mayor will see pension payments $1 billion larger than they are today. As much as one-third of Chicago's $838 million budget deficit stems from increases   more

Illinois Realtors: Illinois Home Sales, Prices Shift Higher in September
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Illinois headed into the fall housing market with September gains in home sales and median prices, data from Illinois REALTORS(R) show. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in September totaled 12,854 homes sold, up 1.3 percent from 12,687 in September 2018. The statewide median price in September was $200,000, up 1.5 percent from September 2018, when the median price was $197,000.   more

Internal Medicine Journal Issues 31 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it provides clinical research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties, published 31 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Adoption of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in Clinical Practice * Adverse Events in Long-term Care Residents Transitioning From Hospital Back to Nursing Hom  more

International Live Events Association Recognizes Five Certified Special Events Professionals
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The International Live Events Association issued the following news: ILEA Recognizes Five Certified Special Events Professionals The International Live Events Association (ILEA) proudly recognizes the following event professionals who recently earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation in the July 2019 testing window. Sammerleigh Becchetti, CSEP, Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ Robert Brown, CSEP, McLean Community Center, Washington, DC   more

IPC: U.S. Electronics Manufacturers Grappling With Higher Costs From U.S. and Chinese Tariffs
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. Jobs and Investments at Risk * * * Almost 90 percent of U.S. electronics manufacturers are troubled by the higher tariffs imposed by the United States and China on each other's imports, and some are investing less in the United States and hiring fewer workers as a result. These are among the results of a survey conducted by IPC, a global association represent  more

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo Announces New Colocation Partner
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo has announced a new colocation partner for 2020. Next year's edition will colocate with Safety in Action at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, August 26-27, 2020. The colocation is estimated to significantly increase visitors to the 2020 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo and ISSA is offering all exhibitors a unique opportunity to   more

ISSA PULIRE 2021 Exhibit Renewal Process Underway
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The ISSA PULIRE Network has announced that the exhibit renewal process for ISSA PULIRE - The Smart Show in Verona, Italy, May 18-20, 2021, is now open for all companies that exhibited at the most recent edition this past May. Consistent with previous editions of the trade show, the renewal process gives exhibitors the chance to confirm the position they occupied at t  more

ISSA Unveils 2019 Achievement Award Winners
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA has announced its 2019 Achievement Awards honorees, who will be recognized at ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas, November 18-21. The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Jay R. Vonachen, founder of Vonachen Group, and the Manufacturer Representatives' Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Bill Hemann, vice  more

IT Channel Companies Sharpen Focus on Emerging Tech, New Partnerships and Marketing, CompTIA Report Finds
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: Information technology (IT) channel companies are increasing their involvement with emerging technologies and actively seeking new partnering opportunities as they strive to maintain their market relevance, according to new research from CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry. CompTIA's "8th State of the Channel" report surveyed 505 U.S. compan  more

JAMA Network Open Journal Issues 91 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 26 -- JAMA Network Open, an international peer-reviewed medical journal for clinicians, investigators and policy makers from the American Medical Association, published 91 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Accelerometer- and Pedometer-Based Physical Activity Interventions Among Adults With Cardiometabolic ConditionsA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis * Analysis of Temporal Trends and Variation in the Use of Defibrillatio  more

Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Issues 20 Research Articles in November/December 2019 Edition
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, a journal that says it focuses on traumatic injuries from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, published 20 research articles, including the following topics, in its November/December 2019 edition: * 3D Modeling of Lower Extremities With Biplanar Radiographs: Reliability of Measures on Subsequent Examinations * Acetabular Protrusio in Patients With Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Risk Factors and Progression * Adoles  more

Katie Fitzgerald Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Feeding America
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- Feeding America issued the following news release: * * * - Fitzgerald to step down from Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in early 2020 * * * Katie Fitzgerald has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization announced today. She will start on January 13, 2020, and be based in the organization's Chicago office. Fitzgerald will oversee the organization's supply chain, equ  more

Landmarks Illinois Awards $15,000 in Grants to Five Illinois Preservation Projects
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- Landmarks Illinois issued the following news release: Landmarks Illinois has awarded $15,000 in grant funding to preservation projects in five Illinois communities through its Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program. Individual grants range from $2,500 to $5,000 each and will be used toward restoring historic places in the following Illinois communities: Atlanta, Princeton, Rochelle, Rushville and Wilmington. Landmarks Illinois, the only statewide historic preser  more

LeeAnna Mills Wins a Year of Free American Association of School Librarians Membership
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, LeeAnna Mills has won a free year of AASL membership. Mills's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Sherrie Ann Cox to AASL, Mills has also been entered to win an AASL National Conference gran  more

National Association of Concessionaires: Three Months Remain to Win the 2019 Krystal La Reese Gaule Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: The Krystal La Reese-Gaule Membership Award is presented to the NAC Member who recruits the most full/primary new members during the calendar year. The winner will be announced the first week of February, 2020. The winner receives a Complimentary Registration to the 2020 NAC EXPO scheduled for July 28-31 in Orlando and a commemorative trophy presented at the NAC Annual Membership Lunche  more

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Puts Record Number of States on Display at 2019 USA Pavilion
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following news release: The USA Pavilion at the 2019 Americas Food & Beverage showin Miami Beach featured more than 100 small and medium U.S. food and beverage companies from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia. The eight state departments of agriculture set a record for NASDA Member representation at the show. Companies projected a total of $4 million dollars  more

National Corn Growers Association: Field Notes Talks Harvest Progress With Illinois Farmer Raben
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 22 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities. Field Note  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau Releases Annual Holiday Theft Report
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: New data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows a total of 22,879 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2018 covered in this report. NICB theft data is pulled from the National Crime Information Center's (NCIC) stolen vehicle file. New Year's Day tallied the most holiday thefts with 2,571. It was followed, in descending order, by Presidents' Day (2,  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau: GIC Collects Post-Disaster Imagery of Dallas Tornadoes
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: After tornadoes struck the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area on Sunday night, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying aircraft over the impacted areas on Monday, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. Imagery was made available to GIC members yesterday afternoon, giving insurers the ability to search an address and view before and after aerials images o  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association State Advocacy Team Looks to Create More Outdoor Recreation Offices
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: With seven states remaining in legislative session this late in the year, the NMMA state advocacy team is continuing to engage on a range of policies, while analyzing some of the major issues that surfaced during the 2019 legislative sessions. In 2019, several states established outdoor recreation offices, bringing the total to 16, and NMMA and the association's coalition partners will  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Welcomes New Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA is proud to welcome three new members. As members of NMMA, our new, valued stakeholders have taken an active role in the success and vitality of the marine industry. NMMA would like to thank them for their support of our efforts to promote (http://www.discoverboating.com/) and protect (http://www.nmma.org/government) recreational boating. * Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc. - Rac  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: 2018 Statistical Abstract - Complete Edition Now Available
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The complete edition of NMMA's 2018 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available in the Statistics section of NMMA.org. This report is the most comprehensive collection of industry data and a trusted source for recreational boating statistics. Key insights from the 2018 Statistical Abstract include: * Consumer spending on boats, related accessories and services was  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: American Sportfishing Association Recognizes Industry and Conservation Leaders
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: During the 2019 Sportfishing Summit, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recognized four individuals who dedicated their careers to help ensure that the industry, and anglers across the U.S., have well-managed fisheries, clean water, access to our public lands and waters and a viable business environment. In addition, ASA awarded its first-place Angling Awareness Award to a vet  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Boating and Fishing Community Calls for Striped Bass Harvest Reduction
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Earlier this week, NMMA joined a coalition of recreational boating and fishing organizations on a letter to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), urging commissioners to end overfishing and begin rebuilding striped bass by implementing an 18 percent harvest reduction for the recreational and commercial fisheries. The ASMFC will make their decision on Wednesday, Octob  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Congressional Champions Introduce Bill to Protect and Strengthen Essential Conservation Program
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Yesterday, Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Joe Cunningham (D-SC-01) - members of the Congressional Boating Caucus - introduced legislation to reauthorize and restore the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) - a $650 million program established at the behest of recreational boaters and anglers in 1950 to pay for conservation and infrastructure projects   more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Trump Administration Announces Exclusion Process for Chinese Goods on Section 301 List 4A
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced that on Thursday, October 31, 2019 it will begin accepting tariff exclusion requests for Chinese products subject to an additional 15 percent tariff (Section 301 List 4A) that went into effect on September 1, 2019. Exclusion requests will be received via USTR's online exclusion request processing portal at exclusions  more

National Pork Board: Operation Main Street Shares Facts About Pig Farming With 10,000 Groups
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 24 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - Checkoff-funded program reaches historic milestone * * * After debuting nearly 15 years ago, the Pork Checkoff's Operation Main Street (OMS) program has reached a major milestone - sharing facts about pigs and pork to 10,000 audiences. Wesley Lyons, a veterinarian from Sycamore, Illinois, made the historic presentation to nurses at the Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Criti  more

National Safety Council: Data Shows Decline in Motor Vehicle Deaths
ITASCA, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - On a typical day, we still lose 100 people on the roads. * * * The National Safety Council is encouraged by final data released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing that in 2018, motor vehicle deaths declined slightly for a second straight year and crashes in the first part of 2019 are slightly down, too. Both trends are in line with the data tracked by NSC. A  more

National Safety Council: No Level of Cannabis Use Acceptable for Those Who Work in Safety Sensitive Positions
ITASCA, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Organization calls on employers to prioritize safety as they navigate changing cannabis laws. * * * Recognizing that safety concerns are paramount as decriminalization of cannabis continues in states throughout the U.S., the National Safety Council calls on employers to restrict cannabis use for those in safety sensitive positions - regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by thei  more

National Safety CouncilDuring National Teen Driver Safety Week, NSC Urges Parents to Stay Involved
ITASCA, Illinois, Oct. 19 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Teen driving fatalities on decline but still remain No. 1 cause of death for teens. * * * Despite the fact that teen motor vehicle deaths are on the decline in the U.S., they still remain the No. 1 cause of death for teens. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, the National Safety Council is urging parents to stay involved in their teen's driving education so the number of deaths continues   more

Neurology Journal Issues 18 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- JAMA Neurology, an international peer-reviewed journal for physicians caring for people with neurologic disorders and those interested in the structure and function of the normal and diseased nervous system from the American Medical Association, published 18 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Analysis of Whole-Exome Sequencing Data for Alzheimer Disease Stratified by APOE Genotype * Association Between Food Insecuri  more

New From Association of College and Research Libraries - 'Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World'
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Association of College and Research Libraries, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World," edited by Sara R. Benson. The expert copyright librarians in this collection address complex legal issues at the intersection of copyright and information literacy. As the scholarly communica  more

North American PCB Business Growth Continues IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for September 2019
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R) announced today the September 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders continued to outpace last year and the preceding month in September. The book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments in September 2019 were up 3.8 percent   more

Olympic Medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani Are Auditorium Speakers at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Maia and Alex Shibutani, a.k.a. the ShibSibs, are two-time Olympic bronze medalists, three-time world medalists, Four Continents Figure Skating Champions, and two-time U.S. National Champions. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, they became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to medal at the Olympics and are only the second sibling duo in the history of the sport to share an ice dancing medal. They tra  more

OSF HealthCare: Aneurysm Treatment Advancement
ROCKFORD, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony performs first regional procedure using new device * * * Sue McCormick takes medication to keep her blood pressure in check and, like any good patient, sees her primary care physician regularly. However, this past July, while at work, she began to feel shaky and said her eyes felt like they were pulsating. A check of her blood pressure showed it was extremely high - 245 over 145. T  more

OSF HealthCare: Mammograms Matter; Patient Declares She's Living Proof
GALESBURG, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Donna Huizenga's mother is 98 and she hopes to live that long. The Henderson, Illinois woman's chances are much better after a 3D mammogram recently detected her breast cancer. Huizenga realizes now that she's a walking advertisement that mammograms save lives. However, she hates to admit that until three weeks ago, she hadn't had a mammogram since 2007. "Please, mammography does matter. They do detect cancer with mammo  more

OSF HealthCare: New Study Ranks Sports for Concussion Risk
PEORIA, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics has unveiled the sports that statistically result in the most concussions in student athletes. High school football is ranked number one, followed by girls soccer in the second spot. Ice hockey rounds out the top three. The study included data on more than 9,500 concussions across 20 high school sports, According to Jenna Ford, APN, a concussion specialist at OSF HealthCa  more

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Journal Issues 22 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the American Medical Association that says it provides information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck, published 22 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Assessment of Patient Outcomes After Adjuvant Vocal Fold Steroid Injection for Fibrosis After Microlaryngeal Surgery * Assessment of Voice Outcomes Following Surg  more

PETA Launches Campaign Against MSG Giant Over Horrific Tests on Dogs, Others
ITASCA, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Group Calls On Ajinomoto Co. to Join Kellogg Company, Kikkoman, Kirin Holdings, and Dozens of Others in Banning Archaic Animal Experiments * * * PETA is launching an international campaign today to push Japanese conglomerate Ajinomoto Co., Inc.--the world's largest manufacturer of the controversial flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the owner of popular packaged fro  more

PETA: Criminal Probe Sought - Bull Repeatedly Shot, Shocked
ST. LIBORY, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA has obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing a recent violation of law at Wenneman Meat Company in St. Libory. In response, PETA sent a letter this morning calling on St. Clair County State's Attorney James Gomric to review the matter and, as appropriate, file criminal cruelty-to-animals charges against the facility and the workers responsible for shooting a bul  more

PLA Announces Webinars on Book Clubs for Millennials, Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Service
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced two webinars to take place in November. The first, Millennials Haven't Ruined Book Club: Hosting a Book Club for Millennials, will take place Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1-2 p.m. Central Time. In this webinar, representatives of West Palm Beach (FL) Public Library's book club for millennials--cleverly titled  more

Portland Cement Association Forecasts Moderate Cement Consumption and GDP Growth Annually in Next Two Years
SKOKIE, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Portland Cement Association issued the following news: The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Fall Forecast which predicts moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 2.4 percent in 2019, 1.7 percent in 2020, and 1.4 percent in 2021. "Public construction continues to receive the benefit of the 2018 federal budget that allowed for $20 billion in spending on   more

Professional Convention Management Association Announces '20 in Their Twenties' Class of 2020
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: PCMA has identified 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual "20 in Their Twenties" class. The class of 2020 represents strategists, suppliers and destinations from the Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe. "This group represents our industry's future and the PCMA Foundation is dedicated  more

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Georgia State Sen. Johnson
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following statement by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson on the death of ex-Georgia State Sen. Leroy Johnson: "Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson was the first African American senator elected in Georgia since Reconstruction in 1962. He was elected as a Democrat. He died at age 91. Our prayers are with his immediate family and his extended family throughout Georgia. Georgia and the nation have lost a civil rights icon. "Johnson was   more

Sleep Journal Issues 16 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
DARIEN, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- Sleep, a peer-reviewed journal from the Sleep Research Society that says it features studies on genes, molecules, cells, physiology, neural systems and circuits, behavior and cognition and self-report, published 16 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Delayed sleep-onset and biological age: late sleep-onset is associated with shorter telomere length * Depression prevention via digital cognitive behavioral therapy for ins  more

Society of Actuaries Releases New Private Sector Mortality Tables, Pri-2012
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Society of Actuaries issued the following news release: * * * - Pri-2012 updates and replaces the SOA's RP-2006 Mortality Tables * * * The Society of Actuaries (SOA) published updated private sector mortality tables, Pri-2012, providing a new basis for mortality assumptions for U.S. pension plans. Honoring its commitment to update its base mortality tables every five years, the SOA developed Pri-2012, which serves as a replacement to the SOA's prior table  more

UnidosUS and Verizon to Announce Grant Funding for Improving Digital Literacy Among Latinos
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- UnidosUS issued the following news release: On Wednesday, October 30, UnidosUS and Verizon will join UnidosUS Affiliate Northwest Side Housing Center in Chicago to announce grant funding for the new Latinos @ Work program, which aims to improve digital literacy rates among Latino workers across the country. Janet Murguia, UnidosUS President and CEO, Craig Silliman, Verizon's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and James Rudyk, Northwest Side Housing Cent  more

Victory in Passages Strike, as Charter Operator Agrees to Demands That CPS Rejects for Striking CTU District Educators
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Strong picket lines and a Thursday direct action forced the management of Passages Charter School back to the bargaining table on Friday--and won CTU strikers decent wages, better working conditions and real protections for immigrant, refugee and special needs students. "We shut down management's big ticket fundraiser on Thursday and forced them back to the bargaining table Friday," said Chris Baehrend, cha  more

Walgreens, Susan G. Komen and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Collaborate to Support Research
DEERFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society issued the following news release: * * * - $25M, multi-year commitment builds on Walgreens efforts to improve the health and well-being of people living with cancer nationwide * * * DEERFIELD, Ill., DALLAS and RYE BROOK, N.Y., - Walgreens announced today a new collaboration with Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to enable research in tough-to-treat cancers and increase access to care with a pledge to contribut  more

Workplace Health & Safety Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- Workplace Health and Safety, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing that says it supports and promotes the practice of occupational and environmental health nurses, published six research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Balance, Health, and Workplace Safety: Experiences of New Nurses in the Context of Total Worker Health * Balance, Health, and Workplace Safety: Experiences of New Nurses   more