Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) announced the award of its newest government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) for information technology: Chief Information Officers - Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS). This new contract covers 10 years with potential funds totaling $20 billion to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.
Washington, DC - Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, in people with HIV infection. The trial is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Baltimore, Maryland - Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that engaged them in meaningful and social activities, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
Rochester, Minnesota - A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students has tripled in one year. Traditional cigarette smoking declined but according to the CDC report about 25 percent of all high school students and 8 percent of middle school students used some form of tobacco. That's estimated to be more than four million young people.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Your doctor may monitor your blood cell counts carefully during your cancer treatment. There's a good reason you're having your blood drawn so often - low blood cell counts put you at risk of serious complications.
Imperial, California - How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational, it's easy to go overboard. Consider this guide to children and TV, including what you can do to keep your child's screen time in check.