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Williamson Daily News
ARC discusses emerging economic opportunitiesWILLIAMSON – Local and regional leaders, joined by officials from four federal
ARC discusses emerging economic opportunities
Williamson Daily News / Posted yesterday
WILLIAMSON – Local and regional leaders, joined by officials from four federal agencies, gathered Tuesday at the Health Innovation Hub, to examine emerging opportunities for diversifying and strengthening the economy of southern W.Va. The meeting... Read more
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Providence Business News
St. Joseph School of Nursing names new deanNORTH PROVIDENCE – Betty Sadaniantz has been named dean of the St. Joseph Schoo
St. Joseph School of Nursing names new dean
Providence Business News / Posted yesterday
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Betty Sadaniantz has been named dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. A full-time faculty member of the school since 2009, Sadaniantz also since 2013 has been a freshman level chairperson, which includes teaching... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Elkins event making a positive differenceWest Virginia now has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according t
Elkins event making a positive difference
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 2 days ago
West Virginia now has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, released less than a year ago. West Virginia's adult obesity rate is 35.1 percent, up from 27.6 percent in... Read more
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Independent
RWJ Foundation to support Red Bank Resource Network and Sandy WellnessAt the Red Bank Resource Network, now located at 103 Drs. James Parker Blvd. in
RWJ Foundation to support Red Bank Resource Network and Sandy Wellness
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
At the Red Bank Resource Network, now located at 103 Drs. James Parker Blvd. in Red Bank, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) will be able to continue to provide local residents and Hurricane Sandy-impacted families and individuals... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Diagnosing traumatic brain injury through a blood test: an interview with Dr KorleyHow much can traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) vary in severity? Traumatic brain
Diagnosing traumatic brain injury through a blood test: an interview with Dr Korley
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
How much can traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) vary in severity? Traumatic brain injury is a very heterogeneous disease. The college football player who sustains blows to the head and has headache and memory problems that last 1-2 weeks and resolves... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Solutions to drug problem discussed at Follansbee rallyLocal representatives to the state Legislature, law enforcement officials and p
Solutions to drug problem discussed at Follansbee rally
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
Local representatives to the state Legislature, law enforcement officials and people whose lives have been touched personally by drug abuse offered input and testimony, stepping up to a microphone perched not far from 18 shoes representing Brooke... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Evangelical panel will discuss weight lossPennsylvania sits right at 30 percent, according to The State of Obesity, a col
Evangelical panel will discuss weight loss
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Pennsylvania sits right at 30 percent, according to The State of Obesity, a collaborative project of the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Evangelical states that if you've found yourself in a position of being... Read more
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Roll Call
Fixing School Lunch Inequities | Commentary By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of
Fixing School Lunch Inequities
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
| Commentary By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is gradually fixing school lunch inequities. But to make sure all children continue to have growing access to healthful school lunches,... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
South Knox initiative aims to promote healthier eatingThe Handy Dandy Market and Deli's name suggests its main function is convenienc
South Knox initiative aims to promote healthier eating
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
The Handy Dandy Market and Deli's name suggests its main function is convenience: a place to pick up a steamed sandwich for lunch, a jug of milk after work, a six-pack before an evening gathering. But when Ben Epperson began researching South... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Mary Naylor named recipient of GSA's Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research AwardThe Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdiscip
Mary Naylor named recipient of GSA's Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award
News-Medical-Net / Posted 6 days ago
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of Pennsylvania as the 2015 recipient of the Doris Schwartz... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Doc Wayne Youth Services selected as winner of 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports AwardDoc Wayne Youth Services, a Mass.-based nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy
Doc Wayne Youth Services selected as winner of 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award
News-Medical-Net / Posted 6 days ago
Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Mass.-based nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen youth, has been selected as a 2015 winner of the inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award. Other winners in this elite group... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
Moss to lead Nursing's diversity effortsMargaret Moss, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, holds five a
Moss to lead Nursing's diversity efforts
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 7 days ago
Margaret Moss, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, holds five academic degrees, but has never been taught by an American Indian professor. The realization inspired her to enter a lifetime of work advocating for diversity in academia,... Read more
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MedCity News
Can role playing program for doctors and patients reduce antibiotic prescriptions?One of the challenges the Obama administration has taken on is antibiotic resis
Can role playing program for doctors and patients reduce antibiotic prescriptions?
MedCity News / Posted 7 days ago
One of the challenges the Obama administration has taken on is antibiotic resistance stemming, in part, from the overprescription of antibiotics. Kognito Solutions views it as a communication issue and is responding with a program that simulates the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New studies evaluate viral suppression rate of HIV-infected pregnant women at deliveryPregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the o
New studies evaluate viral suppression rate of HIV-infected pregnant women at delivery
News-Medical-Net / Posted 8 days ago
Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth--but most... Read more
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Major League Soccer
Chicago Fire Foundation selected for inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports AwardThe award, which will see the winners receive $5,000 was given to recipients wh
Chicago Fire Foundation selected for inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award
Major League Soccer / Posted 9 days ago
The award, which will see the winners receive $5,000 was given to recipients who showed influential and innovative approaches to using sports to build a culture of health in their communities. The other two organizations honored were the Tony Hawk... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
75% of Obamacare plans in California use narrow networks, study showsA new study finds that 75% of California's Obamacare health plans have narrow p
75% of Obamacare plans in California use narrow networks, study shows
Los Angeles Times / Posted 9 days ago
A new study finds that 75% of California's Obamacare health plans have narrow physician networks -- more limited choices than all but three other states. The latest report examines health plans sold to consumers last year under the Affordable Care... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Texans without health insurance may skip seeking primary and mental health care due to costTexans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and
Texans without health insurance may skip seeking primary and mental health care due to cost
News-Medical-Net / Posted 14 days ago
Texans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and mental health care because of cost. That's one of the findings of a new survey released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
25 scientific ways your childhood influences your success as an adultFrom the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on
25 scientific ways your childhood influences your success as an adult
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 days ago
From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on during childhood influences how we turn out as adults. And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has... Read more
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Daily Press
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association releases new health dashboard by legislative districtAs vast amounts of undifferentiated health data become available online, making
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association releases new health dashboard by legislative district
Daily Press / Posted 14 days ago
As vast amounts of undifferentiated health data become available online, making sense of it for the consumer remains a huge challenge. To help, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, an advocacy group for the state's hospitals and... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Hospital consolidation troubling, Hopkins doctors sayA group of Johns Hopkins doctors and professors have called on the Federal Trad
Hospital consolidation troubling, Hopkins doctors say
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
A group of Johns Hopkins doctors and professors have called on the Federal Trade Commission to act with more caution when considering hospital mergers. The consolidation of hospitals into large chains makes the market less competive, gives patients... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Johns Hopkins experts say hospital consolidation may reduce patient choice, increase medical expensesIn a commentary published in the Aug. 13 issue of JAMA, Johns Hopkins experts s
Johns Hopkins experts say hospital consolidation may reduce patient choice, increase medical expenses
News-Medical-Net / Posted 16 days ago
In a commentary published in the Aug. 13 issue of JAMA, Johns Hopkins experts say consolidation of hospitals into massive chains threatens healthy competition, reduces patient choice and could drive up medical expenses. The authors call on the... Read more
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Washington Post
Republicans’ Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma joins presidential contestWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican presidential candidate, presents his
Republicans’ Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma joins presidential contest
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican presidential candidate, presents his plan to replace President Obama's health-care law, at Cass Screw Machine Products in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Jim Mone/Associated Press) For Republican leaders, one loaded... Read more
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Washington Post
Health law ‘repeal and replace’ joins Republican presidential contestWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican presidential candidate, presents his
Health law ‘repeal and replace’ joins Republican presidential contest
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican presidential candidate, presents his plan to replace President Obama's health-care law, at Cass Screw Machine Products in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Jim Mone/Associated Press) For Republican leaders, one loaded... Read more
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KETV 7 Omaha
YMCA breaks ground on new facility in Council BluffsThe YMCA broke ground on a new multi-million-dollar facility and city leaders s
YMCA breaks ground on new facility in Council Bluffs
KETV 7 Omaha / Posted 16 days ago
The YMCA broke ground on a new multi-million-dollar facility and city leaders said it makes Council Bluffs stronger in more ways than one. The Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce said amenities like the YMCA are critical to bringing in new business... Read more
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Independent
Matawan resident chosen for Woodrow Wilson FellowshipAshley Tamkutonis has been selected to participate in the Woodrow Wilson New Je
Matawan resident chosen for Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Independent / Posted 16 days ago
Ashley Tamkutonis has been selected to participate in the Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship Program. She will receive specialized STEM education to teach in a high-need urban or rural school district. MATAWAN – A graduate of Matawan... Read more
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Independent
SchoolsAshley Tamkutonis has been selected to participate in the Woodrow Wilson New Je
Schools
Independent / Posted 16 days ago
Ashley Tamkutonis has been selected to participate in the Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship Program. She will receive specialized STEM education to teach in a high-need urban or rural school district. MATAWAN – A graduate of Matawan... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
Some Health Insurance Websites Show Improved Efforts to Support Patient Decision Making, Penn Medicine Experts FindPHILADELPHIA – Websites for national and state health insurance marketplaces sh
Some Health Insurance Websites Show Improved Efforts to Support Patient Decision Making, Penn Medicine Experts Find
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted 16 days ago
PHILADELPHIA – Websites for national and state health insurance marketplaces show evidence of improved efforts to assist patients in choosing health insurance plans, such as providing decision support tools, experts from the Perelman School of... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Penn experts find that health insurance websites assist patients in choosing health insurance plansWebsites for national and state health insurance marketplaces show evidence of
Penn experts find that health insurance websites assist patients in choosing health insurance plans
News-Medical-Net / Posted 17 days ago
Websites for national and state health insurance marketplaces show evidence of improved efforts to assist patients in choosing health insurance plans, such as providing decision support tools, experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Bouquets & BrickbatsAnne Boyd Rioux,an English professor at the University of New Orleans, won a $5
Bouquets & Brickbats
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 17 days ago
Anne Boyd Rioux,an English professor at the University of New Orleans, won a $50,400 Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her book Reading Little Women: The History of an American Classic. In 2012, Rioux was... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
School Nutrition Rules in Gridlock as Fed Deadline NearsWhile students across the U.S. have been off for the summer, a food fight has b
School Nutrition Rules in Gridlock as Fed Deadline Nears
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 17 days ago
While students across the U.S. have been off for the summer, a food fight has been heating up in Washington, D.C., over the type of meals that will be served in schools when they return. The fight is over the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act... Read more
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NBC Chicago
School Nutrition Rules in Gridlock as Fed Deadline NearsWhile students across the U.S. have been off for the summer, a food fight has b
School Nutrition Rules in Gridlock as Fed Deadline Nears
NBC Chicago / Posted 17 days ago
While students across the U.S. have been off for the summer, a food fight has been heating up in Washington, D.C., over the type of meals that will be served in schools when they return. The fight is over the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
School Nutrition Rules in Gridlock as Fed Deadline NearsWhile students across the U.S. have been off for the summer, a food fight has b
School Nutrition Rules in Gridlock as Fed Deadline Nears
NBC Bay Area / Posted 17 days ago
While students across the U.S. have been off for the summer, a food fight has been heating up in Washington, D.C., over the type of meals that will be served in schools when they return. The fight is over the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Study says healthier school lunches helping studentsHealthier school lunch standards seem to be paying off big time. Diverse schoo
Study says healthier school lunches helping students
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
Healthier school lunch standards seem to be paying off big time. Diverse schools have more than doubled fruits and vegetables servings, according to a recent study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study says whole grains, fruits and... Read more
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Newswise
Expert Available to Speak About Later School Start Times Available for logged-in reporters only Dr. Susan Malone holds a PhD from the
Expert Available to Speak About Later School Start Times
Newswise / Posted 21 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters only Dr. Susan Malone holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and is a post-doctoral fellow focused on sleep research at the... Read more
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Hartford Courant
UConn Study Says Ads For Unhealthy Foods Target MinoritiesAlthough many of the nation's largest food and beverage companies have embraced
UConn Study Says Ads For Unhealthy Foods Target Minorities
Hartford Courant / Posted 23 days ago
Although many of the nation's largest food and beverage companies have embraced a voluntarily effort to limit advertising soda, candy and other unhealthy choices to children, they disproportionately market foods high in calories, sugar, salt and fat... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Thomas Jefferson Health District Awarded National AccreditationPress release from the Virginia Department of Health: (Charlottesville, Va.) —
Thomas Jefferson Health District Awarded National Accreditation
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 24 days ago
Press release from the Virginia Department of Health: (Charlottesville, Va.) — The Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD)* announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The... Read more
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Forbes
Medicaid Expansion Would Save Money And Create A Healthier NationMs. Lavizzo-Mourey is the president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundati
Medicaid Expansion Would Save Money And Create A Healthier Nation
Forbes / Posted 26 days ago
Ms. Lavizzo-Mourey is the president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a geriatrician who practiced for years in some of Philadelphia’s most disadvantaged communities, I have seen the profound impact that Medicare and Medicaid can... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Nursing Director chosen for leadership programKay Henry, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Director of Nursing, wa
Nursing Director chosen for leadership program
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 27 days ago
Kay Henry, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Director of Nursing, was recently selected as a Public Health Nurse Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Henry will participate in a two-year leadership development program, which... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Bronx bodegas band together to lift borough's healthA group of Bronx bodegas are working to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to lo
Bronx bodegas band together to lift borough's health
Crain's New York Business / Posted 28 days ago
A group of Bronx bodegas are working to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to low-incomes residents in the borough. Health care policy makers have long fretted about how to make more fresh foods available to low-income Bronx residents who live in... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
National report says two Maine companies are leading the way to improve local healthBusinesses could help make their communities healthier, according to a recent n
National report says two Maine companies are leading the way to improve local health
Bangor Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
Businesses could help make their communities healthier, according to a recent national report — but Maine is already leading the way. Whether by partnering with local YMCAs and nonprofits to expand community health programs, creating healthier... Read more
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The News & Observer
Short distances to large gaps in health in North Carolina | News & Observer August 5, 2015 Babies born in Martin County can expect t
Short distances to large gaps in health in North Carolina
The News & Observer / Posted 29 days ago
| News & Observer August 5, 2015 Babies born in Martin County can expect to reach their 73rd birthdays, while those born in Wake... Read more
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Forbes
Medicine Is Going Through A Revolution -- With Doctors' HelpIt is only after a revolution concludes that one can clearly look back and full
Medicine Is Going Through A Revolution -- With Doctors' Help
Forbes / Posted 29 days ago
It is only after a revolution concludes that one can clearly look back and fully understand what triggered the revolution. External factors such as technology shifts can create the conditions for a revolution where it may not have been possible... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Doctors Encourage End-of-Life TalksBy the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care
Doctors Encourage End-of-Life Talks
Arkansas Business / Posted 29 days ago
By the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care, it’s already too late. “The patient can’t even make a decision for themselves,” Dr. Sarah Beth Harrington, medical director of the Palliative Care Program at the... Read more
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FOX Business
The Cleanup in the Checkout AisleBed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), supermarkets and all co
The Cleanup in the Checkout Aisle
FOX Business / Posted 29 days ago
Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), supermarkets and all convenience stores like 7-11 must stop displaying junk food items like candy, gum, chips, cookies, and soda at checkout aisles because it induces obesity and diseases like... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shark Safety Tips - Sorting Out Fact From FictionBy Alison Kock, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Alison Kock w
Shark Safety Tips - Sorting Out Fact From Fiction
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
By Alison Kock, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Alison Kock works for Shark Spotters. She receives funding from the Save Our Seas Foundation, Two Oceans Aquarium and University of Cape Town. She is affiliated with the South African... Read more
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The News & Observer
Study: Life expectancy varies by ZIP code in the Triangle | News & Observer August 4, 2015 Average life span can differ by a dozen y
Study: Life expectancy varies by ZIP code in the Triangle
The News & Observer / Posted 30 days ago
| News & Observer August 4, 2015 Average life span can differ by a dozen years Poorer communities in U.S. tend to have lower... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Capital Impact Partners provides $27.5 million in financing to support underserved communitiesCapital Impact Partners announced today that it provided nearly $27.5 million i
Capital Impact Partners provides $27.5 million in financing to support underserved communities
News-Medical-Net / Posted 30 days ago
Capital Impact Partners announced today that it provided nearly $27.5 million in financing to projects delivering social impact for underserved communities across the U.S. during the second quarter of 2015. These projects are expected to increase... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Corrine Brown calls for constitutional amendment requiring Medicaid expansion in FloridaIf the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott won’t pass Medicaid expansion, t
Corrine Brown calls for constitutional amendment requiring Medicaid expansion in Florida
The Florida Times-Union / Posted a month ago
If the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott won’t pass Medicaid expansion, then U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, said she will let voters decide with a constitutional amendment — after she figures out the ballot language, prints the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Americans are finally eating a little lessBecky Lopes-Filho and her son Sebastian Lopes-Fihlo, 4, eat seaweed rice cracke
Americans are finally eating a little less
Brisbane Times / Posted 1 months ago
Becky Lopes-Filho and her son Sebastian Lopes-Fihlo, 4, eat seaweed rice crackers and a pear in a park in Cambridge, New York. Photo: New York Times New York: Fifteen years ago, in July 2000, a Newsweek cover depicted an overweight boy clutching a... Read more
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