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Princeton Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety

Princeton, NJ: PMC reports - Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) has earned an “A” in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safety, quality and value in health care. PMC’s grade was announced today as part of the Fall 2018 edition of the Hospital Safety Grade, a comprehensive rating published twice annually to evaluate approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide on how well they protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections. The Leapfrog Group's peer-reviewed rating system factors in 28 separate measures from three sources: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the voluntary…
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Repairing Pittsburgh and beyond

Princeton, NJ: dailyprincetonian opinion - How do we measure who we are through the lens of a national tragedy like the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh? When these disasters happen, we often signal our solidarity by saying, “We are all Pittsburgh,” or Charlottesville, or Orlando, or others of the too many places where unspeakable hatred and ignorance combine to incite murder and mayhem, and to ignite tragedy and horror. This time, for me, the metaphor is too literally true. The Tree of Life synagogue is one block from the house where I lived as a teenager and where my…
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Harvard Law School Professor Appointed to United States Supreme Court

Boston, MA: – Judge Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge during a private ceremony in Washington DC. US Supreme Court Washington released the following information – The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh will be sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court. Both oaths will be administered so that he can begin to participate…
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Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications, Princeton University - The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes.” She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.” Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She graduated from Princeton University in 1979 with a…
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Sen Bernie “Feel the Bern” Sanders Ups Amazon Bezos Labor Floor Wages to $15 hour.

  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Tuesday after Amazon said it would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all of its United States workers: “It is no secret that I have been a harsh critic of the wage and employment practices of Amazon and its owner Jeff Bezos. It has been my view that the middle class and working families of this country should not have to subsidize Mr. Bezos, the wealthiest person on Earth because many of his Amazon employees earned wages that were so low that they were forced to go on government…
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HEALTH – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11% of total), law enforcement and other criminal justice expenses (10%), and losses from motor vehicle crashes related to excessive alcohol use (5%). Alcohol is also an important—though often overlooked—risk factor for cancer. In fact, studies have shown that alcohol…
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