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Monthly Archive for October, 2012

: October, 2012

Wasteful Government Spending?

Despite recently sustaining $2.5 billion in federal public health spending cuts and facing billions more in cuts under sequestration, public health departments across the nation are racing to detect

Beautiful! (and Fun)

Exonerations of Wrongfully Convicted in California

A new research group finds that at least 200 wrongful convictions have been thrown out since 1989 in California, costing those convicted more than 1,300 years of freedom and taxpayers $129 million.

Restricting high-risk individuals from owning guns saves lives

On July 20, a gunman in Aurora, Colorado, used an assault rifle to murder 12 people and wound 58 others. Although this was one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, all mass shootings account

Murphy’s Endorsements

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High schools with athletic trainers have more diagnosed concussions, fewer overall injuries Education Research Report High schools with athletic trainers have lower overall injury rates, according to

Obama Wins!

Where Republicans Come From: Fearful Children

New research from psychological scientist R. Chris Fraley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and colleagues suggest that parenting practices and childhood temperament may play an

Jon’s Health Tips – Latest Report

The Perfect Cartoon For This Report: Especially worrisome news ( I see no way to avoid extensive sitting in my work and home life) but every time I read or remember about this I get up and walk around

Very Good News Indeed!

From Greg Sargent in the Washington Post: I’m following four major polling averages right now that rigorously track all the national and state polls and average them together to paint a picture of the