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Author: Jonathan Kantrowitz

Latest Health Research

Diet Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks & strokes in heart patients 3 days ago A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a
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Millionaires Would Gain Trillions Under Trump and Cruz Tax Plans

SourceL Center on Budget and Policy Priorities At a time of exceptionally wide levels of income inequality, the tax-cut proposals from Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz
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Coal-tar based sealcoats on driveways, parking lots far more toxic than suspected

Source: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than
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My Blogs

I blog about 1. Art – special interest American artists 1900-1950: Art History News 804009 pageviews – 1325 posts 2. Optimizing personal health – especially issues of aging: Health News Report 487843
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Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals called phthalates

Source: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MILKEN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH People who reported consuming more fast food in a national survey were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful
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Latest Education Research Reports Part I

The Advantages of Combining Internal “Consumer Ratings” With External NCLB Ratings Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 13 hours ago The school quality assessment process under No Child
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Increasing Access to School Meals

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities In the 2015–2016 school year, its second year of nationwide availability, more than 18,000 high-poverty schools, in nearly 3,000 school districts across
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Arbitrary Austerity Harms Future Prosperity: Framing Connecticut’s Long-Term Challenges and Opportunities

Source: Connecticut Voices for Children by Derek Thomas, M.P.A., and Jesse Marks, Yale Law School Legislative Advocacy Clinic April 2016 Complete report with charts and links to data With a $900
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Where does the Connecticut state budget crisis come from? (I)

by Roger Senserrich Roger Senserrich is the Policy Director at the Connecticut Association for Human Services Connecticut has been in a fiscal crisis pretty much non-stop for the past eight years. It
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Latest Health Research

Diet More dietary calcium may lower risk of cardiovascular disease- 21 hours ago In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and
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