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CDC Reports That STD Cases Continued to Rise During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections in the United States continued to rise in 2020, with cases of gonorrhea and syphilis in particular surpassing their 2019 levels. Apparent declines in total reported STDs early in the year were likely driven by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted STD surveillance and treatment efforts across the country and continues to impact our...

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NEMSIS Is a Valuable Resource for Both EMS Practitioners and Researchers

The National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) strives to overcome the problems associated with aggregating complex data collected on the ground from widely dispersed, decentralized sources. The NEMSIS standard creates a uniform structure and language, as well as a central repository, for data reporting from emergency management services (EMS) agencies across the country....

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NIH Launches a New Scientific Data Sharing Website

In its commitment to making the research it funds available to the public, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new website: NIH Scientific Data Sharing. On this site, users can find the following information conveyed through step-by-step guides, infographics, and customizable search tools: Scientific data from NIH-affiliated repositories. Which sharing policies apply to...

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Econometrica Celebrates Women’s History Month

As the end of Women’s History Month draws near, Econometrica wants to take this opportunity to spotlight one of our exceptional leaders, Dr. Kristie McNealy, who leads the Health Group at Econometrica, managing people, projects, and business development. Dr. McNealy has been with Econometrica since 2013, using her skills and knowledge as a medical doctor (MD), Certified Professional in...

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CMS OMH Raises Awareness for National Kidney Month

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) recognizes National Kidney Month in March by raising awareness about kidney health. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) disproportionately affects some minority populations, including Black Americans (33 percent), American Indian/Alaska Natives (30 percent), and Hispanic Americans (28 percent). The most common risk...

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