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Vivian Pinn, MD is a trailblazer. In 1991, Dr. Pinn became the first African American female director of @NIH 's Office of Research on Women’s Health. #BlackHistoryMonth 

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10 years ago today, Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its final flight—STS-133— to the International Space Station. It was the shuttle’s 39th mission, bringing its time-in-space total to 365 days:

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After a career of mentoring minority #healthservicesresearch  professionals, @FSUCoM 's Dr. George Rust used #AHRQ  support to chart a midcareer change of course. Learn more!

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This afternoon, the @FLOTUSBiden , Dr. Jill Biden., will visit the VCU Massey Cancer Center and meet with researchers and community partners. Members of the community are invited to view the panel discussion at 3 p.m. by visiting this link:

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The Typewriter: an artfully concocted 2-minute supercut of typewriters being used in TV & movies (like The Shining, Mad Men, Citizen Kane, All the President's Men). There's even a brief appearance by Stephen J. Cannell.

Tomorrow's Prioritizing Equity panel will discuss how trauma-informed approaches impact advancing equity among minoritized and marginalized communities during #COVID19 . Join @ltonil , @No_More_Martyrs , @ajcalac  and guest moderator, @MiaKeeys  on Feb 25!

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The NHS weighs in on misinformation about healing from covid promoted by @gwynethpaltrow  and @goop 

How do we know our solutions to ending #ChildhoodHunger  are working? Because #NoKidHungry  invests in research to measure the extent of childhood hunger, the impact of child nutrition programs and ways to improve access to them. Learn more:

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#COVID19 caused #telehealth  use to skyrocket, making it clear that med students need to be taught how to implement telehealth while in school. Learn how #meded  has responded to this need.

#AMANAC is up and running! Find out some of the hard-hitting topics physicians and students alike will be advocating for this year.

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Scoops of the Day

Yesterday, the FDA issued guidances for medical product developers, specifically covering vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics products, to address the emergence and potential future emergence of variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID19  .

Plant-Based Cooking Show Episodes That Highlight Meatless Cooking by Sign the petition t @greenmattersday 

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Do clinical algorithms introduce bias in medical decision-making? #AHRQ  wants public input on this key question. Review & submit your comments by April 16:

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"Black and Hispanic communities throughout the United States have borne the brunt of this pandemic." #COVID19  has cut U.S. life expectancy by a year, with even greater expectancy cuts among Black and Hispanic populations. (via ) @NBCNews 

New strains of the virus that causes #COVID19  have implications for infection control. Tune in to @CDC_Firstline ’s vlog where Dr. Abby explains how viruses mutate & provides actions you can take to stay safe.

Check out #AHRQ  PSNet featured research on #diagnostic  errors during inter-hospital transport.

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The @NatlParkService  has added 11 resources to the African American Civil Rights Network @CivilRightsNPS ) which includes properties, facilities, & interpretive programs associated with the African American Civil Rights movement. #BlackHistoryMonth 

Vegan Chef Matt Pritchard to Row 3,200 Miles to Rescue Animals | VegNews

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BREAKING: The Senate confirmed Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. We look forward to working with Sec. Vilsack and the USDA to address our nation’s hunger crisis. Read our full statement:

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For over 40 years I’ve been honored to celebrate #BHM  in #MD05  with the annual Black History Month Breakfast. This year looks a little different, but the goal remains the same. I look forward to celebrating this Saturday with #BHMCelebration40Celebration40 . RSVP here:

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Scoops of the Week

#COVID19 vaccines are a safer way to build protection. As of February 22, more than 44 million people had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, over 19 million people had received both doses & are fully vaccinated. More data:

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#DYK ? COVID-19 and flu can both cause fever and cough, but shortness of breath is more common wit #COVID19  than flu. Use this chart to learn more about the similarities and differences of COVID-19 and flu. Learn more: .

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Covid-19 Rx: Your task is to gather data, develop a differential diagnosis, order additional diagnostic tests, and treat the patient. (Optimized for desktop PCs and most tablets.) #IDTwitter  #COVID19 

The Supreme Court hears two cases next week that could eliminate any meaningful protections against racist election laws in the United States.

#NIH -funded preclinical researc @UNC  found that an oral antiviral drug, EIDD-2801, inhibited SARS-CoV-2 replication and prevented infection in human lung tissue. @niaid_news  @NIMHD  #COVID19 

Wyoming (n): An empty piece of land that inexplicably gets the same number of senators as California.

The House is acting this week to pass @#americanrescueplanctbiden ’'>PresEl #AmericanRescuePlanctBiden ’ , which will provide urgent relief to families and small businesses around the country & is supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans. RT if you agree that Congress should act now and pass this bill.

Check out Green Tea's remarkable ability to enhance and protect brain health: -Reduces risk for cognitive decline & dementia -Boosts creation of new brain cells -Reduces risk of Alzheimer's & Parkinson's disease -Improves memory Aim for 2-3 cups a day or supplementation.

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Cheese is Brain Food. A study of 1,787 adults revealed that out of 49 whole foods, cheese was “by far” the most protective food when it comes to avoiding age-related cognitive problems. #brainhealth  #culturedfoods  #cheese 

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Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19 . You may feel anxious, angry, sad, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one feels overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling or texting 1-800-985-5990. Learn more: .

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