Adults can now screen for early signs of dementia electronically; Federal grant helps Pennsylvania residents train for health IT jobs;

> A new device developed by a mechanical engineer and an Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon in Singapore enables patients who have lost their voice due to throat cancer to talk again immediately after implantation. Typically, a similar process involving a voice prosthesis would allow a patient to recover their voice two weeks later. Announcement

> Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology recently created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The tool essentially computerizes the Clock Drawing test, which requires patients given a specific time to draw a clock with numbers and the minute and hour hands reflecting that time. The test is taken with a stylus and computer or tablet, and a new online application helps clinicians to analyze the test. Announcement

> A $20 million federal job-retraining grant is helping some out-of-work adults in Pennsylvania find jobs in, among other fields, healthcare information technology, PennLive.com reports. The grant enables training for such jobs to take place at 14 community colleges throughout the state. Article

And Finally… This was never the case when I was in school. Article

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