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  • U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks to Increase Broadband Access, Reduce Wildfire Hazards Across Rural Communities

    U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks to Increase Broadband Access, Reduce Wildfire Hazards Across Rural Communities | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: January 11, 2021)

    Grand Junction, Colo -- Today, the Department of the Interior announced three new actions by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service to aggressively increase broadband internet access in rural communities and reduce wildfire risks. Deputy Secretary Katharine MacGregor made the announcement at the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado. “High-speed internet connectivity is essential for education, economic opportunity, health and public safety – especially as we continue to respond to the challenges of COVID-19,” said Deputy Secretary MacGregor. “Facilitating greater broadband access and reducing wildfire risks for the benefit of ...
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  • FDA Permits Marketing of New Device Designed to Reduce Sleep Disturbance Related to Nightmares in Certain Adults

    FDA Permits Marketing of New Device Designed to Reduce Sleep Disturbance Related to Nightmares in Certain Adults| site |



    (November 6, 2020) - - On November 6, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of a new device intended for the temporary reduction of sleep disturbance related to nightmares in adults 22 years or older who suffer from nightmare disorder or have nightmares from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The device provides gentle vibration through touch based on an analysis of heart rate and motion during sleep. “Sleep is an essential part of a person’s daily routine. However, certain adults who have a nightmare disorder or who experience nightmares from PTSD are not able to get the rest they need. Today’s authorization offers a new, low-risk treatment option that uses digital technology in an effort to provide temporary re...
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  • Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures

    Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures

    Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures | site |




    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:



    Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency




    The federal bank regulatory agencies today finalized a rule to limit the interconnectedness and reduce the impact from failure of the largest banking organizations. The final rule is substantially similar to the proposal announced last year and complements other measures that the agencies have taken to limit interconnectedness among the largest banking organizations. U.S. global systemically important bank holding companies, or GSIBs, as well as U.S
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs uses Innovative Means to help Reduce Diabetic Limb Loss

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs uses Innovative Means to help Reduce Diabetic Limb Loss | site |



    (November 15, 2019) - - Today (November 15, 2019), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – November is National Diabetes Month and as part of broader efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to confront diabetes, Dec. 1, VA will begin regional implementation of the Podimetrics Mat, a new medical device that has the potential to prevent limb loss in Veterans with diabetes. he technology, now in use at 15 VA medical centers, uses thermographic monitoring of a patient’s feet to identify early onset of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), which can lead to limb loss if not detected early. Known as thermal imaging, the non-invasive test involves no radiation and uses a special camera to measure skin temperature. This allows clinicians to develop plans for preventing added deterioration of a pati
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency School Bus Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency School Bus Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions


    Deadline for applications is November 6.


    (October 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    (New York, N.Y.) Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $9 million available nationwide in rebates to replace older diesel school buses through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. In March 2018, recipients in New York and New Jersey received rebates totaling $759,000 to replace or retrofit 39 buses. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage. “This is a prime example of EPA providing leadership and resources to support a cleaner environment in our schools and communities,” said EPA Regional Ad
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  • FDA Wants to Reduce Smoking Rates by Lowering Nicotine in Combustible Cigarettes

    Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on pivotal public health step to dramatically reduce smoking rates by lowering nicotine in combustible cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels


    March 17, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (March 15, 2018) - - On March 15, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided the following statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.: When I returned to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year, it was immediately clear that tackling tobacco use – and cigarette smoking in particular – would be one of the most important actions I could take to advance public health. With that in mind, we’re taking a pivotal step today that could ultimately bring us closer to our vision of a world where combustible cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction – making it harder for future generations to become addicted in
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks to Increase Broadband Access, Reduce Wildfire Hazards Across Rural Communities
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks to Increase Broadband Access, Reduce Wildfire Hazards Across Rural Communities | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: January 11, 2021)

    Grand Junction, Colo -- Today, the Department of the Interior announced three new actions by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service to aggressively increase broadband internet access in rural communities and reduce wildfire risks. Deputy Secretary Katharine MacGregor made the announcement at the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado. “High-speed internet connectivity is essential for education, economic opportunity, health and public safety – especially as we continue to respond to the challenges of COVID-19,” said Deputy Secretary MacGregor. “Facilitating greater broadband access and reducing wildfire risks for the benefit of ...
    01-14-2021, 04:32 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FDA Permits Marketing of New Device Designed to Reduce Sleep Disturbance Related to Nightmares in Certain Adults
    by Staff Reporter 1
    FDA Permits Marketing of New Device Designed to Reduce Sleep Disturbance Related to Nightmares in Certain Adults| site |



    (November 6, 2020) - - On November 6, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of a new device intended for the temporary reduction of sleep disturbance related to nightmares in adults 22 years or older who suffer from nightmare disorder or have nightmares from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The device provides gentle vibration through touch based on an analysis of heart rate and motion during sleep. “Sleep is an essential part of a person’s daily routine. However, certain adults who have a nightmare disorder or who experience nightmares from PTSD are not able to get the rest they need. Today’s authorization offers a new, low-risk treatment option that uses digital technology in an effort to provide temporary re...
    11-08-2020, 05:54 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures | site |




    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:



    Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency




    The federal bank regulatory agencies today finalized a rule to limit the interconnectedness and reduce the impact from failure of the largest banking organizations. The final rule is substantially similar to the proposal announced last year and complements other measures that the agencies have taken to limit interconnectedness among the largest banking organizations. U.S. global systemically important bank holding companies, or GSIBs, as well as U.S
    ...
    10-22-2020, 02:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs uses Innovative Means to help Reduce Diabetic Limb Loss
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs uses Innovative Means to help Reduce Diabetic Limb Loss | site |



    (November 15, 2019) - - Today (November 15, 2019), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – November is National Diabetes Month and as part of broader efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to confront diabetes, Dec. 1, VA will begin regional implementation of the Podimetrics Mat, a new medical device that has the potential to prevent limb loss in Veterans with diabetes. he technology, now in use at 15 VA medical centers, uses thermographic monitoring of a patient’s feet to identify early onset of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), which can lead to limb loss if not detected early. Known as thermal imaging, the non-invasive test involves no radiation and uses a special camera to measure skin temperature. This allows clinicians to develop plans for preventing added deterioration of a pati
    ...
    11-30-2019, 07:34 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency School Bus Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency School Bus Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions


    Deadline for applications is November 6.


    (October 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    (New York, N.Y.) Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $9 million available nationwide in rebates to replace older diesel school buses through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. In March 2018, recipients in New York and New Jersey received rebates totaling $759,000 to replace or retrofit 39 buses. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage. “This is a prime example of EPA providing leadership and resources to support a cleaner environment in our schools and communities,” said EPA Regional Ad
    ...
    10-18-2018, 10:30 AM

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