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Offer of $100 Boosts Rates of Colon Cancer Screenings

Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Smart Debt: Financial Planner Says Debt Can Be Helpful if Used Carefully

Household debt has reached an all-time high in the U.S. according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but a financial planner at Kansas State University said debt isn't always bad.

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Cash for Carbon: A Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Deforestation

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A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change.

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The Importance of Business Succession for Rural Communities

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The vitality of rural economies depends on maintaining existing small businesses, but many businesses don't have a succession plan, said Iowa State University experts. Even though resources are available to assist businesses, several factors can complicate the process.

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Fifth World Congress on Risk Call for Abstracts

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) invites the submission of abstracts for presentations at the Fifth World Congress on Risk to be held in Cape Town, Africa, May 6-8, 2019.

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Society for Risk Analysis Inducts Kenneth Arrow to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) inducted Kenneth Arrow to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis. The Pantheon recognizes luminaries and visionaries in risk analysis and serves to illustrate how the field contributes to the advancement of knowledge and public good.

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Artificial Intelligence Expert Responds to Musk Claims: "Yes, Robots Will Kill Jobs"

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Texas Tech Expert Offers Money-Saving Advice on Back-to-School Shopping

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Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd to Forecast

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Forecasters often overestimate how good they are at predicting geopolitical events—everything from who will become the next pope to who will win the next national election in Taiwan.

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