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Driving Markets Toward a Greener Future: Kaiser Permanente

Driving Markets Toward a Greener Future: Kaiser Permanente 768 432 IEEE Pulse

The climate is changing, and, it seems, the health care sector has contributed to the problem. According to The Commonwealth…

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Toward a More Ethical and Sustainable Biomedical Engineering Education

Toward a More Ethical and Sustainable Biomedical Engineering Education 768 432 IEEE Pulse

Important lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, which after more than two years of worldwide suffering is still…

Wearable Tech Marks a Breakthrough for Scanning the Brain

Wearable Tech Marks a Breakthrough for Scanning the Brain

Wearable Tech Marks a Breakthrough for Scanning the Brain 768 432 IEEE Pulse
Author(s): Jim Banks

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one in four people are affected by mental or neurological disorders, 50 m suffer from epilepsy, and 50 m from Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Journal of Neurosurgery, 69 m globally have some type of traumatic brain injury. With these numbers rising daily, there is an urgent need to understand what is happening inside the brain. Brain scanning technology has advanced dramatically in recent decades, but it still faces significant limitations.

Ambitious Climate Goals by the Numbers: Providence Health and Services

Ambitious Climate Goals by the Numbers: Providence Health and Services

Ambitious Climate Goals by the Numbers: Providence Health and Services 768 432 IEEE Pulse
Author(s): Pamela Reynolds

Health care systems account for about 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted annually in the USA. In fact, American hospitals produce approximately 6 million tons of waste each year and use approximately 7% of all water consumed in commercial and institutional settings. As climate change becomes a daily reality rather than just a future possibility, major hospital systems are actively pursuing ways to reduce their carbon footprint. In this series, IEEE Pulse explores what steps are being taken and what challenges remain in conversation with different health care systems. This feature focuses on the climate change goals of Providence Health and Services.

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Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Design 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Design

Students supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to complete training in the responsible conduct…

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The Miraculous Pale Blue Dot 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The Miraculous Pale Blue Dot

On October 13, 2021, Star Trek’s Captain James Tiberius Kirk, in the guise of 90-year-old actor William Shatner, rode aboard…

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Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation

Edited by Mohamed-Amine Choukou and Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Academic Press, October 2021, ISBN: 9780323851732, xv +237 pages, $180 Having been the…

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