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Electronic medical records proving a boon and a burden (access required)

Ordering a test at a hospital used to mean sending a paper order through a pneumatic tube and waiting for it to arrive at the laboratory. Now, physicians can order tests with a single click. As a result, inpatient length ...

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A word with Roger Quarles of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation (access required)

Roger Quarles is a longtime educator who in 2014 became executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, a private organization run by the family of the supermarket founders Joe and Kathryn Albertson. The foundation focuses on improving ...

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Tribal leaders call land-use bill step in right direction

Tribal leaders backed a House bill Oct. 25 that would give tribes the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for virtually any use. The American Indian Empowerment Act would let tribes shift ...

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Genetic testing informs breast cancer treatment (access required)

Lifetime risk for breast cancer in women with certain, rare gene mutations can be as much as 87 percent, and genetic testing can help personalize treatment options for those diagnosed. About one in eight American women will be diagnosed with ...

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How money worries affect job performance (access required)

Approximately one in five employees admits to skipping work to deal with a financial problem, according to a MetLife study. The average worker spends 13 hours per month worrying about money at work, per Mercer. And an unexpected expense of $400 ...

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PUC: Decision to change solar compensation won’t be soon

State utility regulators are delaying Idaho Power’s quest to lump people who install rooftop solar panels into a new class of energy providers. Idaho Power in July asked the commission for permission to create a new class of customer starting ...

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Navigation apps create new headaches for traffic planners (access required)

Drivers in cities who encounter a new sign prohibiting a left turn or a roundabout or a motor vehicle diverter might be able to blame navigation apps for that obstacle. While apps like Waze and Google can save drivers time ...

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University researchers identify possible new frog species

Researchers have identified a possibly undiscovered species of frog after an Idaho college was chosen to house two rare tree frogs. Customs authorities in Hong Kong had confiscated the tree frogs that were thought to be crowned and fringe-limbed species, ...

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US considers higher entry fees at 17 popular national parks

The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects. Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, ...

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