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New Guidance on Early Med School Graduation Amid COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has issued “guiding principles” for medical schools considering early graduation for medical students in their final year of study. The action comes in the wake of New York University’s decision, announced …

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NYU Med School Offers Early Graduation for Help With COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 25, 2020 — New York University has decided to allow medical students the opportunity to graduate early. Such a move may end up being a model for other institutions that are seeking to increase staffing amid the coronavirus pandemic, a researcher …

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Heat-Related Deaths on Rise for High School and College Football Players

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Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) — Heat-related deaths among high school and college football players in the United States nearly tripled between 1994 and 2009, according to a new study. An average of nearly three players died each year during that time period …

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Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey

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WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. medical students and residents receive meals, gifts and industry-sponsored educational materials from drug companies, despite medical schools’ efforts to restrict this type of contact, a national survey finds. The poll of more than 2,000 medical students and residents from every medical school …

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E-Learning and Nintendo: Coping With School Shutdowns Due to Coronavirus

E-Learning and Nintendo: Coping With School Shutdowns Due to Coronavirus

When Mayumi Iijima heard that schools across Japan would close over the new coronavirus outbreak, leaving her to juggle her job and two small children, her first reaction was horror. “I just said ‘no, no, no, no… what are we supposed to do?'” the 40-year-old, who works in human resources …

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Hillsboro middle school student among new coronavirus cases, but Oregon health officials warn against closing schools

Hillsboro middle school student among new coronavirus cases, but Oregon health officials warn against closing schools

A Hillsboro middle school student tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday, but state public health officials said Sunday that closing schools, colleges and universities across Oregon should be the last resort. The student attends South Meadows Middle School and is now at home in self-isolation, said Mike Scott, …

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Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids’ Mental Health

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SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Preteens who changed schools frequently when they were children are at increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms, a new study suggests. Having such symptoms at a young age is associated with a greater likelihood of mental health problems and suicide in adulthood, according …

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Students’ Health Habits Tied to School Success

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SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and being physically fit are important for students’ success in school, a new study suggests. When students’ home and school environments support their physical health and well-being, they perform better academically, the researchers found, so programs …

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Parents Split on Later School Start Time for Teens

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MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About half of American parents support a later start to the school day for teens, a new survey shows. The poll of parents with teens aged 13 to 17 whose schools start before 8:30 a.m. found that half favored a later school start …

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Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts

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TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) — The link between poor academic performance and substance abuse just got stronger, with a new U.S. government report showing ties between the two. High school seniors who dropped out of school before graduating were more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes and use marijuana and …

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