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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Power Plant Standards Could Save Thousands of U.S. Lives Every Year

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Source: Harvard School of Public Health Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial human health benefits, according to a new study. The research shows that, depending on the policy options included in the final Clean Power Plan, the power plant standards could prevent thousands of […] [Read More]
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U.S. Department of Education: All Students Must Have Equal Access to Educational Resources

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Source: Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education All students—regardless of race, color, national origin or zip code—deserve a high-quality education that includes resources such as academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, technology and instructional materials, and safe school facilities. Today, the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education […] [Read More]
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Latest Blog Posts: Dairy Food is Good for You and More Health, Art, and Archaeology

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To read more : Health News Report Art History News Archaeology News Report Dairy food is all off a sudden good for you: Dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 week ago A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk […] [Read More]
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Foley vs Malloy on Transportation

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By Jim Cameron from “Talking Transportation” Regular readers of this column know that I’ve never been shy about criticizing Governor Malloy for his transportation policies. But after hearing him and his Republican opponent, Tom Foley, discuss transportation in a recent forum, I am enthusiastically endorsing Malloy for re-election. In my view, Tom Foley is clueless. […] [Read More]
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Why I Hope To Live Way Beyond 75

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Many of you may have seen, or heard a report about, this Atlantic article: Why I Hope to Die at 75 in which the author argues that life after 75 is full of misery. But he’s wrong about a lot of what he says: This Vox report: The case against dying at 75 sends us […] [Read More]
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Paid family leave is the right thing to do, for working families and for the Connecticut economy

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Source: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Workers should be able to care for themselves or their loved ones without fear of losing their jobs or their homes. That should be one of the cornerstones of living in a civilized society. Paid family leave is the right thing to do, for working families and […] [Read More]
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Why You Shouldn’t Vote for Gov. Malloy (Except on the Working Families Line)

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Jonathan Pelto has listed 8 reasons why parents and teachers should not vote for Malloy. (See them listed below) I basically agree with all 8 of those reasons, but they are not enough to entirely convince me to vote against Malloy. Even if I were to add his corporate tax give-aways , his don’t tax […] [Read More]
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends IUDs as the first choice for teens

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It took quite a bit of time to get around to it, but the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has finally gotten around to making “the recommendation that the first-line contraceptive choice for adolescents who choose not to be abstinent is a Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC), which is an intrauterine device or a sub-dermal […] [Read More]
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The 10 Best Movies About Psychiatric Disorders

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Source: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists A new study, published in Australasia Psychiatry aimed to systematically compile a list of 10 movies to facilitate self-directed learning in psychiatry by medical students. The selected areas were those of the top five mental health conditions from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. […] [Read More]
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Long-term Unemployed Continue to Struggle

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Source: Rutgers While the unemployment rate for people out of work for six months or less has returned to prerecession levels, the levels of unemployment for workers who remain jobless for more than six months is among the most persistent, negative effects of the Great Recession, according to a new national study at Rutgers. In […] [Read More]
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