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How to Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Grid in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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Mobile Microgrids Would Provide Rapidly Deployable Power Systems During Disaster Recovery

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University of Utah professor: #GrahamCassidy a threat to employer-provided health insurance

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National Endowment for Humanities Awards Professor Laurie Arnold $138,662 Grant

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Laurie Arnold, assistant professor of history and director of Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies program, a $138,662 grant to host a Summer Institute for faculty development titled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau.”

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Fitbits Could Lead to Negative Impact on Pupils’ Well-Being, Study Finds

Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students’ overall well-being, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.

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Being Active Saves Lives Whether a Gym Workout, Walking to Work or Washing the Floor

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The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, shows any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate.

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Q&A: Facebook, Google and the Dangers of Weaponized Narratives

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UChicago Medicine research finds gaps in measures screening for hunger in hospitals

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for screening hospital patients or their caregivers to see if they have enough food missed a quarter of people living in “food insecure” households, according to research by the University of Chicago Medicine.

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10-Part Documentary Stirs Interest in the Vietnam War's E Effects Decades Later

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Breathing Dirty Air May Harm Kidneys

Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. Scientists culled national VA databases to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people over a period of 8.5 years, beginning in 2004. The scientists compared VA data on kidney function to air-quality levels collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The study is published Sept. 21 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.







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