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Free Skin Cancer Screenings to Be Offered at Chicago's Busiest Beach

Chicago-area dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings at the city's most popular beach this summer. The screenings will take place from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at North Avenue Beach.

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Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

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New engineering study conducted at Virginia Tech investigates ergonomic effects of obesity-related functional performance impairment

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After the World Cup, Rio Will Be Ready For 2016, Olympic Expert Says

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Life Expectancy Gains Threatened as More Older Americans Suffer From Multiple Medical Conditions

With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy. The analysis, one of the first to examine the burden of multiple chronic conditions on life expectancy among the elderly, may help explain why increases in life expectancy among older Americans are slowing.

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The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. Announce Online Master of Arts in Counseling Degree Program

The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), announced today that they will partner to deliver a new online Master of Arts in Counseling degree program, Counseling@Northwestern, which will begin accepting applications in fall 2014 for classes beginning in spring 2015.

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Physical Work Environment in Hospitals Affects Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, With Implications for Patient Outcomes, Health Care Costs

NYU College of Nursing study finds architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses’ job satisfaction.

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Inaugural Chevalier Jackson Health Care Innovator Medal Presented for Outstanding Contributions to Physical Fitness

The inaugural Chevalier Jackson Health Care Innovator Medal, presented by the Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery and the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer, has been awarded to Tony Horton, an international fitness and nutrition expert recognized for his work in creating a medically-based exercise regimen that has helped many reach their diet and fitness goals.

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Study Identifies ‘Quack’ Child Psychology Practices

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Child psychologist Gerald Koocher led a recent poll of 139 experts to discredit “quack” treatments and assessments for children. Published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, the study identifies and rates pseudoscientific and potentially harmful practices.

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Sandia Ensures US Nuclear Weapons Deterrent Can Remain Effective, Credible

As part of its mission of ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure and effective as a deterrent, Sandia National Laboratories must make sure crucial parts can function if they’re hit by radiation, especially a type called fast neutrons. It created a project called QASPR to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the non-nuclear components in U.S. weapons systems.

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