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Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

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SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDC’s 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Despite these increases, […] [Read More]
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Napoleon likely would have conquered Russia if not for life-saving brain surgery on Russian general Kutuzov

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Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have spent years of medical sleuthing across three continents to uncover a brain surgery that changed history. After more than two-years of international investigation, the scientists have concluded that Napoleon likely would have conquered Russia in 1812 if not for the life-saving brain surgery performed on Russian general Mikhail Kutuzov […] [Read More]
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Medicare patients show a marked improvement in health and healthcare

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Source: YALE UNIVERSITY In a 15-year study of older Medicare patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers saw an estimated 20% drop in mortality, about 30% fewer hospitalizations, and 40% reduction in deaths after hospitalization. While these results are encouraging, they should not lead to complacency, the researchers caution. Published in the July 28 JAMA theme […] [Read More]
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Ronald Reagan Myths Exposed

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Source: Robert Weiner and Eric Alves With the first Republican Presidential debate set for August 6 in Cleveland, candidates wanting to claim the Party’s nomination will again be invoking the many myths of Ronald Reagan. However, it is time for no more untrue Reagan myths, and for the reality of the Reagan presidency to be […] [Read More]
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review Questioning Deportation of Children Prior to Court Hearings

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Source: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) asking whether news reports of deportations of thousands of immigrant children due to missing or late hearing notices are true, and if so, concluding that there is potentially […] [Read More]
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Are your kids into soccer? Reluctant to read?

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Abbeville Press has some great books I know they will enjoy: World Soccer Legends series for young readers These books are a terrific soccer resource for kids! They combine the best of world soccer along with history, geography and a glimpse at what it’s like growing up as a young soccer player in another country. […] [Read More]
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Close Connecticut’s Juvenile Prisons!

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Source: Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Today the Department of Children and Families released an action plan to improve safety at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and the Pueblo Unit in response to an investigation by the Office of the Child Advocate and findings of its own consultant. The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance applauds the action […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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This is very bad news for me – Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products put harmful stress on kidneys Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 20 minutes ago Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause bigger spikes in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, potentially putting harmful […] [Read More]
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