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American Heart Association says with help from pharmacists, better blood pressure cost $22

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A pharmacist-physician collaborative effort to control blood pressure among a diverse group of patients was considered cost-effective, with a $22.00 price tag to increase the hypertension control rate by one percent, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Previous studies have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of collaborative hypertension control programs. However, most lacked minority and low-income populations,” said Linnea Polgreen, Ph.D., lead researcher and an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Iowa.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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NASA’s Aura spacecraft data reveals Background Ozone in U.S. West a real problem

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Levels of “background ozone” — ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources — are high enough in Northern California and Nevada that they leave little room for local ozone production under proposed stricter U.S. ground-level ozone standards, finds a new NASA-led study.

The researchers, led by Min Huang of George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, used a novel technique that combined data acquired from two instruments on NASA’s Aura spacecraft in the summer of 2008.

In parts of Northern California, background ozone levels already account for more than three-quarters of total ozone, leaving little room for local ozone production if stricter standards go into effect. (Flickr user Lisa Brettschneider, CC BY-NC 2.0)

In parts of Northern California, background ozone levels already account for more than three-quarters of total ozone, leaving little room for local ozone production if stricter standards go into effect. (Flickr user Lisa Brettschneider, CC BY-NC 2.0)

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NASA’s Voyager 1 still feels “Tsunami Wave” as it travels in Interstellar Space

 

Written by Elizabeth Landau
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced three shock waves.

The most recent shock wave, first observed in February 2014, still appears to be going on.

One wave, previously reported, helped researchers determine that Voyager 1 had entered interstellar space.

The “tsunami wave” that NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results. It is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers have seen in interstellar space.

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft senses Tsunami Waves from our Sun in Interstellar Space

 

Written by Whitney Clavin
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new “tsunami wave” from the sun as it sails through interstellar space. Such waves are what led scientists to the conclusion, in the fall of 2013, that Voyager had indeed left our sun’s bubble, entering a new frontier.

“Normally, interstellar space is like a quiet lake,” said Ed Stone of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, the mission’s project scientist since 1972. “But when our sun has a burst, it sends a shock wave outward that reaches Voyager about a year later. The wave causes the plasma surrounding the spacecraft to sing.”

The Space Between: This artist's concept shows the Voyager 1 spacecraft entering the space between stars. Interstellar space is dominated by plasma, ionized gas (illustrated here as brownish haze), that was thrown off by giant stars millions of years ago. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Space Between: This artist’s concept shows the Voyager 1 spacecraft entering the space between stars. Interstellar space is dominated by plasma, ionized gas (illustrated here as brownish haze), that was thrown off by giant stars millions of years ago. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Woodlawn’s Ashleigh Edlin: Homegrown Hawkeye

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Winners all say the same thing. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

Meet Ashleigh Edlin. The pride of Woodlawn, Tennessee.

Gymnast.

Iowa Hawkeye.

Ashleigh Edlin competes with the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Ashleigh Edlin competes with the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

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Tennessee Volunteers to face Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Tournament

 

UT Sports Information

UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee basketball team faces Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday at UD Arena at 9:10pm (ET).

Tickets will be available for purchase on www.ticketmaster.com .

The Volunteers (21-12, 11-7 SEC) are vying for the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region, which leads to Indianapolis, Ind.

The winner of Wednesday’s game meets No. 6 seed UMass on Friday in a second-round game in Raleigh, N.C.

UT Vols to face Iowa in NCAA Tournament (UT Sports Information)

UT Vols to face Iowa in NCAA Tournament (UT Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball drops two to Iowa Hawkeyes at Raymond C. Hand Park

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team endured an error-filled day on the diamond and dropped its season-opening doubleheader, 11-5 and 15-13, to Iowa, Saturday at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Men's Baseball drops double-header to Iowa at Raymond C. Hand Park. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Men’s Baseball drops double-header to Iowa at Raymond C. Hand Park. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

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APSU Baseball opens season at home hosting Iowa this weekend

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU will host Iowa in a three-game series beginning Friday at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The Govs return just two defensive starters from last season’s record-breaking squad, but they return four starting pitchers from that squad.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Lisa Kemmer - Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Lisa Kemmer – Clarksville Sports Network)

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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft sends the Sounds of Interstellar Space

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Scifi movies are sometimes criticized when explosions in the void make noise. As the old saying goes, “in space, no one can hear you scream.” Without air there is no sound.

But if that’s true, what was space physicist Don Gurnett talking about when he stated at a NASA press conference in September 2013 that he had heard “the sounds of interstellar space?”

It turns out that space can make music … if you know how to listen.

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NASA’s Voyager 1 Spacecraft has entered Interstellar Space

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun.

New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident.

A report on the analysis of this new data, an effort led by Don Gurnett and the plasma wave science team at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science.

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