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Tourism as a Driver of Illicit Drug Use, HIV Risk in the D.R.

The study’s results suggest three themes: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.

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Going Overseas? Book Your Shots When You Book Your Flight

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Planning to travel outside the U.S. this holiday season? A travel medicine checkup can help prepare you for health complications you may encounter on the road.

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Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Book Early

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Book your holiday air travel early this year. Travel volumes have been strong all year and the holidays only add to the pressure of finding seats. This holiday season should see continued high demand for air travel, according to Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author and associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University.

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Green Hotels Lower Environmental Impact, Increases Profits

Hotels certified in the sustainable building program Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, helps the environment and boosts revenue for the hotel, according to a new Cornell University School of Hotel Administration study.

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5 Tips for Summer Sun Safety

Michael Marchetti, M.D., of the Emergency Department at Bayshore Community Hospital, and Kevin Roma, M.D. of Riverview Medical Center’s Emergency Department share their advice on safe fun in the sun.

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New Research Characterizes Pediatric In-Flight Deaths Worldwide

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital found lap infants may be at greater risk for death on a commercial airline flight.

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New DHS Facility Tests Biometric Technology, Improves Air Entry/Exit Operations

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cut the ribbon on S&T’s new Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), on June 26 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The MdTF, designed by S&T along in partnership with CBP operational staff, will test and evaluate operational processes using both biometric and non-biometric technologies as part of the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project.

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Nova Southeastern University Researchers Giving S. Florida Visitors The Opportunity of a Lifetime

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NSU is partnering with the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale on a new package that provides guests the chance to visit NSU's Oceanographic Center and go with researchers on a shark tagging trip.

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WSU Researcher Wants to Make Google Glass Safer for Drivers

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With his Google Glass in place over his right eye, Jibo He, an assistant professor at Wichita State University, weaves in and out of traffic. He sneaks a peek at the Glass screen before slamming full-speed into the back of a truck. Thankfully, He is only using a driving simulator and is able to laugh off his mistake. However, He hopes he can keep it from happening to people in real life.

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Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.

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