Your degree is not a proxy for your ability to do any job. The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it). And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. ·
Based at Dartmouth University
“Focused on the development, evaluation and dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting substance use and co-occurring behavioral health issues.” ·
Lärarnas Nyheter/Lärarnas tidning 15.11.2012: "Forskargruppen Sociology of Education and Culture (SEC) vid Uppsala universitet har under ledning av professor Donald Broady tagit fram ett omfattande statistiskt underlag som visar på en tydlig förskjutning av lärarstudenternas förutsättningar. De så kallat lågpresterande har ökat markant. Andelen lärarstudenter med gymnasiebetyg under meritvärdet 12 har tredubblats sedan början av 1990-talet, och utgör numera mer än en femtedel." ·
Gary O'Donovan, Edward M. Kearney, Alan M. Nevill, Kate W. May, Steve R. Bird Eur J Appl Physiol, Vol. 95, No. 5-6. (Dec 2005), pp. 522-8. This study was designed to investigate the effect of exercise intensity on insulin resistance by comparing moderate- and high-intensity interventions of equal energy cost. Maximum oxygen consumption (VO(2max)), insulin, glucose and triglycerides were measured in 64 sedentary men before random allocation to a non-exercise control group, a moderate-intensity exercise group (three 400-kcal sessions per week at 60% of VO(2max)) or a high-intensity exercise group (three 400-kcal sessions per week at 80% of VO(2max)). An insulin sensitivity score was derived from fasting concentrations of insulin and triglycerides, and insulin resistance was assessed using the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). Data were available for 36 men who finished the study. After 24 weeks, insulin concentration decreased by 2.54+/-4.09 and 2.37+/-3.35.. ·
Eugene E. Harris, Avelin A. Malyango BMC medical education, Vol. 5, No. 1. (Jan 2005) BACKGROUND: Medical and pre-professional health students ask questions about human health that can be answered in two ways, by giving proximate and evolutionary explanations. Proximate explanations, most common in textbooks and classes, describe the immediate scientifically known biological mechanisms of anatomical characteristics or physiological processes. These explanations are necessary but insufficient. They can be complemented with evolutionary explanations that describe the evolutionary processes and principles that have resulted in human biology we study today. The main goal of the science of Darwinian Medicine is to investigate human disease, disorders, and medical complications from an evolutionary perspective. DISCUSSION: This paper contrasts the differences between these two types of explanations by describing principles of natural selection that underlie medical questions. Thus, why is.. ·
Daniel J. Cox, Boris Kovatchev, Dragomir Koev et al. International journal of behavioral medicine, Vol. 11, No. 4. (Jan 2004), pp. 212-8. Severe hypoglycemia (SH) can be a significant problem for patients around the world with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). To avoid SH, patients need to better manage, and reduce the occurrence of, preceding mild hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia Anticipation, Awareness and Treatment Training (HAATT), developed in the United States specifically to address such issues, was evaluated at short- and long-term follow-up in a medically, economically and culturally different setting; Bulgaria. Sixty adults with T1DM and a history of recurrent SH (20 each from Sofia, Russe, and Varna, Bulgaria) were randomized to Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) or SMBG+ HAATT. For 6 months before and 1 to 6 and 13 to 18 months after intervention, participants recorded occurrence of moderate, severe, and nocturnal hypoglycemia. For 1-month pre- and post-intervention, parti.. ·
Maria C. E. Rossi, Antonio Nicolucci, Fabio Pellegrini et al. DIABETES TECHNOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, Vol. 11, No. 1. (Jan 2009), pp. 19-24. BACKGROUND: Widespread use of carbohydrate (CHO) counting is limited by its complex educational needs, but a telemedicine system could simplify the patients' training. METHODS: The Diabetes Interactive Diary (DID) was set up on patients' mobile phones and allowed to record the blood glucose values and quantify the total CHO intake during a meal, by choosing the specific food and the amount ingested from a list of pictures. It also suggested the most appropriate insulin bolus in relation to the patient's CHO/insulin ratio. Data were sent to the physician by Short Message Service (also known as text message). Two pilot studies were carried out to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of the system and its effectiveness in improving metabolic control. RESULTS: In the first study, 50 patients were involved in a survey with questionnaires ad.. ·
Stefan N. Willich, Heike Englert, Frank Sonntag et al. European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, Vol. 16, No. 2. (Apr 2009), pp. 180-7. AIM: To determine whether a compliance-enhancing program could increase the level of lipid control in patients treated with rosuvastatin. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 8108 patients (56% men, mean age 59 years; 44% women, mean age 63 years) with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) >or=115 mg/dl if statin-naive or else >or=125 mg/dl were randomized to rosuvastatin 10 mg daily either with or without a compliance-enhancing program for 12 months. Patients not achieving the goal after 3 months were uptitrated to rosuvastatin 20 mg daily thereafter. At 3, 6, and 12 months, rosuvastatin plus compliance initiatives were similarly effective to rosuvastatin alone in terms.. ·
J. J. Robert Diabetes Metab, Vol. 29, No. 2 Pt 2. (Apr 2003), pp. S47-53. In the last twenty years, blood glucose self-monitoring has attained a nearly optimal level, with reliability, easiness, quickness and safety, which makes it tolerable to a greater number of patients and allows young diabetics to make more easily something which is mandatory to the management of type 1 diabetes. The principles of treatment are identical in children, adolescents and adults. However, many patients experience difficulties in applying the ideal therapeutic model. This must be particularly taken into account in children, who are in a stage of full intellectual and psychological development. Inappropriate demands can drive them to failure and go against the main objective at this period of life, which is education. Reference documents help pediatricians to the daily practice of home blood glucose monitoring and, more generally, management of childhood diabetes: ISPAD Consensus Guidelines (ISPAD=Inte.. ·
T. Korhonen, J. K. Huttunen, A. Aro et al. Diabetes care, Vol. 6, No. 3. (n 1983), pp. 256-261. The effect of patient education on diabetic control in insulin-treated diabetic adults was studied in 77 subjects randomized into two groups: intensive patient education (group A) and control (group B). The subjects in group A received intensive patient instruction, both individually and in small groups, from a team of physicians, teaching nurses, and a dietitian. The patients in group B received a short instruction course consisting mainly of printed material. A highly significant improvement in diabetic control was observed in both groups immediately after the education programs, with gradual return to the original level during the following 3-6 mo. No difference was observed between the two groups in any of the measured parameters during the 18-mo investigation. Factors related to good control during the study included the length of school education, the quality of the control at the b.. ·
Evan Sisson, Catherine Kuhn Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA, Vol. 49 Suppl 1 (t 2009) OBJECTIVE: To summarize the current and future roles of pharmacists in providing care to and educating patients with diabetes. DATA SOURCES: Review articles and studies describing the role, function, and impact of pharmacists participating in diabetes care and education were reviewed. A literature search was conducted in Medline (1996 to July 2008) using the search terms diabetes, pharmacist, and collaborative practice. Reference lists from comprehensive review articles were also used to identify additional original research publications. STUDY SELECTION: By the authors. DATA EXTRACTION: By the authors. DATA SYNTHESIS: As the diabetes epidemic continues to grow, primary care providers may find their ability to respond to patient needs increasingly challenged. In the coming years, patients with diabetes will likely need to engage a team of educators, coaches, and specialists .. ·
Deborah P. Wubben, Eva M. Vivian Pharmacotherapy, Vol. 28, No. 4. (April 2008), pp. 421-436. As an integral part of the United States health care delivery system, pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide diabetes mellitus management. In this systematic review, we assessed the effectiveness of diabetes quality improvement strategies delivered by pharmacists in outpatient settings. Five electronic databases were searched for articles published through August 2007. Only randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, or cohort studies with a control group were eligible for inclusion. All interventions targeted adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes and measured diabetes-related complications and/or surrogate outcomes of hemoglobin A1c (A1C), blood pressure, or lipid profiles. Study data were abstracted by one author and checked by a second author following a standardized template. Results were synthesized narratively, and study-specific effect measures were calculated for the .. ·
Warum müssen Fünftklässler sonntags büffeln statt Freunde zu treffen? Weshalb dieser Unsinn? Henning Sußebach versucht, es seiner Tochter in einem Brief zu erklären. ·
Creese criticizes the approach to CBLT in western countries. It has been claimed that the UK approach cannot be considered content-based language teaching. Creese’s study supports this, by arguing that:
•the EAL teacher does most of the language work while the subject teachers focus on the curriculum work
•when teachers focus on the referential (as opposed to metalinguistic) function of language they concentrate mainly on introducing new vocabulary.
Towards a Metalanguage for Multiliteracies Education: Describing the Meaning-Making Resources of Language-Image Interaction
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v5 n1 p55-76 May 2006. 22 pp. ·
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