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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday April 19, 2020 ( 14 items )  

American Association for the Advancement of Science Local Science Engagement Network Gets to Work in Colorado
WASHINGTON, April 18 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news: Colorado scientists, civic leaders, local and state policymakers and academics are working together to address a range of issues important to the state including renewable energy, the climate and environment, emerging technologies and natural resource management. The work falls under a multidisciplinary effort launched late last year by the American Association for the Advancement of Scie  more

American Cancer Society Invites Study Participants to Help COVID-19 Tracking
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 14 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: The American Cancer Society is inviting participants in its ongoing Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) to use a new app to help investigators track the COVID-19 epidemic and inform future research efforts. The app, the COVID Symptom Tracker, was created by doctors and scientists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, King's College London, and Stanford Universi  more

American Cancer Society: JUUL Sales Rebounded Within Weeks of Self-Imposed Flavor Ban
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 16 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: A new study finds JUUL sales recovered within weeks following a dip after the company withdrew some flavored products from stores, eventually surpassing sales from before the change as consumption shifted to the menthol/mint and tobacco flavors that remained on shelves. The finding comes from a new study of sales data by American Cancer Society researchers appearing in the American Journal of Public Hea  more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: COVID-19 Dispatch - Phoebe Putney Health System
BETHESDA, Maryland, April 15 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news: The COVID-19 pandemic started upending everyday operations at Phoebe Putney Health System in southwest Georgia about a month ago. "We've been hit especially hard down here," said Martin Kelvas, the health system's corporate director of pharmacy services. Phoebe Putney Health System includes a 691-bed regional medical center located on two campuses in Albany and two smaller hospitals wi  more

Carter Center: Mali Independent Observer - Redistricting and Redeploying New Army Units Are Key Challenges to Successful Implementation
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 14 -- The Carter Center issued the following news release: The Carter Center, which serves as the Independent Observer of Mali's 2015 peace agreement, today released a new report describing two persistent obstacles to the implementation of the agreement: the delay of electoral and administrative redistricting and continued problems preventing full redeployment of integrated army units. The report urges the Signatory Parties and the International Mediation to address the  more

David Kent Named CEO of Piedmont Newton Hospital
COVINGTON, Georgia, April 16 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: David Kent, who most recently served as senior vice president of business development for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Health, has been named CEO of Piedmont Newton Hospital. Kent has almost 18 years of healthcare experience at CTCA, having served as a top executive for more than 10 years. Among his other roles, Kent served as president and CEO of its Southeastern Regional Medical Center in New  more

Direct Relief: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Deadly Tornadoes Sweep Through U.S. South
SANTA BARBARA, California, April 14 -- Direct Relief issued the following news: More than two dozen people were killed after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through the South that began Sunday and continued into Monday. The storms left more than 1 million people without power across eight states, and deaths were reported in Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina. Damage from the storms was also reported in part of Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and North Carolina. Covid-19 Co  more

Institute for Justice Calls on States to Allow Nurse Practitioners to Help With COVID-19 Relief
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 17 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: The Institute for Justice (IJ) sent open letters to six states calling on authorities to suspend requirements that nurse practitioners may only work in hospitals under the supervision of a physician. The supervision requirements in California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia prevent many nurse practitioners from helping patients in overburdened hospitals, even as volunteers. "Phys  more

Journal of Pediatric Psychology Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 16 -- The Journal of Pediatric Psychology, a journal that says it explores the interrelationship between psychological and physical well-being of children, adolescents and families including psychosocial and developmental factors contributing to the etiology, course, treatment and outcome of pediatric conditions, assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional concomitants of disease, illness and developmental disorders, published research articles, including the fol  more

Laboratory Investigation Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
EVANS, Georgia, April 17 -- Laboratory Investigation, a journal from the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology that says it offers biomedical disciplines relating to the understanding of human disease and the application of methods to the diagnosis of disease, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Extra-mitochondrial citrate synthase initiates calcium oscillation and suppresses age-dependent sperm dysfunction * Maternal diet intervention bef  more

Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare Renew Contract
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 15 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have reached a multi-year agreement to extend their current contract, ensuring UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored and individual plans continued network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities and physicians. The current focus of the healthcare industry needs to be on the COVID-19 crisis. The agreement will safeguard coverage for members and en  more

Politics and the Life Sciences Journal Issues Research Articles in Spring 2020 Edition
AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 17 -- Politics and the Life Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features analysis of political intolerance and violence, from group conflict to warfare, terrorism, torture, political and political-economic analysis of life-sciences research, policy on health, agricultural, environmental, biosecurity, philosophical analysis of bioethical controversies from the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, published research articles on the following topics in   more

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 17 -- Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says it disseminates public health findings, innovations and practices on chronic disease prevention, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Estimates Among Adolescents in the Mississippi Delta Region: National Immunization Survey Teen, 2015-2017 * Status of Beverages Served to Young Children in C  more

Southern Regional Education Board: Education Recovery Task Force to Serve 16 States
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 16 -- The Southern Regional Education Board issued the following news release: Leaders from 16 states will serve on a new regional Education Recovery Task Force to help states determine the best strategies for re-opening K-12 public schools, providing each student with the support they need, and planning for a possible COVID-19 resurgence and future emergencies, the Southern Regional Education Board announced . The SREB Education Recovery Task Force will be co-chaired b  more