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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

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Seeds of Change: The Benefits of Chia Seeds

Seeds of Change: The Benefits of Chia Seeds

By Lanier Norville You’ve probably heard the buzz about the latest purported superfood: chia seeds, the seeds of the tropical grass plant salvia hispanica, which pack a high dose of omega-3s, plus protein, fiber and other essential nutrients, into a single serving....

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Grounds for Coffee Benefits

Grounds for Coffee Benefits

Coffee offers potential health perks By Sharon Palmer, R.D., Environmental Nutrition Feeling guilty about grabbing a second mug to give you a boost before a long shift? Now you can sip away, guilt-free. New research shows coffee is linked with certain health benefits....

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Getting to Know Exotic Rambutan

Getting to Know Exotic Rambutan

Q: Is rambutan fruit as good for you as the Internet claims it is? A: You might have heard that rambutan is one of the hottest “superfruits” of the year, as some popular magazines and websites have proclaimed. And this exotic fruit certainly looks the...

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Brighten the Season with Winter Squash

Brighten the Season with Winter Squash

Squash is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the western hemisphere, dating back to 8,000 B.C. Mexico. An important staple of nearly every Native american tribe, squash was part of the Iroquois’ “three sisters” of plantings, along with maize and beans. Squash seeds...

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Much (Well Deserved) Ado About Mangoes

Much (Well Deserved) Ado About Mangoes

The most popular fresh fruit on the planet, the mango originated in South Asia, where it was once revered as sacred. Every part of the Imango tree and its fruit has been used in folk remedies there. It may surprise you to learn that the mango (mangifera A ripe mango...

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