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Jonathan Kantrowitz

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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It is time to make methane reduction a priority

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Source:Center for American Progress With the United States set to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, it is time for the United States to make methane reduction a priority on the council’s agenda. The Arctic is currently warming at a rate that is twice the global average, which has implications for […] [Read More]
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It’s Time for Congress to Put Working Families First

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Source: RESULTS One U.S. government program has been praised by everyone from Ronald Reagan to Paul Ryan to Barack Obama. The program helps move millions of families above the poverty line while strengthening local economies and driving down unemployment. But today the wellbeing of millions of hardworking Americans is at stake as Congress fails to […] [Read More]
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Fascinating Copyright Case

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Source: Artists Rights Society Kirby v. Goliath: Family of Comic-Book Icon Jack Kirby Seeks Supreme Court Intervention On September 29th, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear Kirby v. Marvel, an extraordinary copyright case with enormous implications for authors, artists and creators. Jack Kirby had a modest upbringing and no formal training, but his […] [Read More]
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Federal Food Program Puts Food on the Table, But Dietary Quality Could Be Improved

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Source: American Cancer Society A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants. The authors say the findings emphasize the need to bolster programs aimed at enhancing the dietary quality of […] [Read More]
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Wealthiest older Americans worse off healthwise than poorest counterparts in other countries

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Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University The Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — was signed into law in 2010 and promised the largest overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the 1960s. Designed to provide medical care to uninsured Americans, it has been widely decried as an unwarranted intrusion into the affairs of private […] [Read More]
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My Latest Book – Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

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Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption, Resveratrol, and Grape Seed Extract Edited By Jonathan D. Kantrowitz Published by Tsadek Press Copyright, Jonathan Kantrowitz 2014 8.5 x 11, 97 pages $10.95 2 Tsadek Press books $19.95 3 Tsadek Press books $24.95 Call 1-800-232–2224 to order a pdf of this title The evidence of the benefits to […] [Read More]
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Blogging Milestones

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I have just reached 3,000 posts on my blog Education Research Report! Here are the statistics on my most popular blogs Education Research Report 3,000 posts 355,386 page views Art History News 827 posts 333,286 page views Health News Report 2780 posts 321,379 page views Archaeology News Report 616 posts 110,980 page views and this […] [Read More]
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