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Article ID: 694987

Active Shooter Detection Systems Could Lock Down Schools, Alert Emergency Responders in Seconds

Intrusion Technologies

Designed by former law enforcement and fire department personnel, active shooter detection and mitigation systems can automatically detect gunshots, aggressive speech, breaking glass, and other violent actions.

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24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695058

University Hospitals Workforce Development Programs Receive Grants From Cleveland Foundation and Dominion Energy Ohio

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals in Cleveland receives grants to support its Workforce Development programs that helps residents from Cleveland's inner city gain employment at the health system's main campus, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

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23-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694403

Worst Form of Black Lung Disease Appears Resurgent Among Coal Miners

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the most debilitating and deadly form of black lung disease, is increasing among U.S. coal miners despite the implementation of dust controls decades ago, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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11-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694963

Training Compassion ‘Muscle’ May Boost Brain’s Resilience to Others’ Suffering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study suggests compassion meditation training may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like doctors, law enforcement officers and first responders.

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22-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694946

UVA Darden Class of 2018 Urged to ‘Dream Big and Small,’ Graduates Enter Strong Job Market

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed more than 460 new graduates to its alumni ranks on 20 May during a hot and sunny graduation ceremony on Darden’s Flagler Court.

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22-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694651

Thousands of Acute and Critical Care Nurses Gather in Boston for Annual Conference Hosted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses brings together nearly 9,000 nurses this week in Boston at its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2018) with the theme “Guided by Why.”

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21-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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    15-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694470

In Era of #MeToo, Majority of Employees Say Their Employers Fail to Take New Steps Addressing Sexual Harassment

American Psychological Association (APA)

The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations and lawsuits. And while the revelations and consequences have prompted ongoing, national conversations about appropriate behavior, only 32 percent of working Americans said that their employer has taken new steps to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association.

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11-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694522

It’s Not Enough for Companies to Say They're a Flexible Workplace

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Faculty researchers at CSU Channel Islands and Sacramento State find employees really want a work culture that supports true flexibility, engagement and work-life balance.

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14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694382

Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Negotiate the Best Retail Price

Baylor University

In today’s retail climate, where stores struggle to keep up with online competition and customers can compare prices with the ease of their smartphones, the price tag is just a starting point for negotiations, said a negotiation expert at Baylor University.

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10-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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