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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Driving While Distracted Is A Primary Care Issue

Talking or texting behind the wheel is roughly equivalent to driving drunk.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/10 at 03:30 PM
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Super-Flexibility: A Leader’s Toolkit in Dynamic Environments

Newswise — How can managers and executives in knowledge-based industries maximize their effectiveness in a dynamic world? What are the tools they need when they operate in turbulent ecosystems with rapid innovation cycles?

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 06/10 at 09:59 AM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Selenium Shows No Benefit in Prevention of Lung Cancer

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Selenium, a supplement taken daily by millions in hopes of protection against cancer and a host of other diseases, has proven to be of no benefit in reducing a patient’s risk of developing lung cancer.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:06 PM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Guys More Broken Up Over Break-Ups

Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women.  “Surprisingly, we found young men are more reactive to the quality of ongoing relationships,” say the researchers.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:04 PM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Brand Preference May be in the Drink, Not in the Head

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Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people’s preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey, and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could alter vodka’s perceived taste.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:01 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Video in your News Release?  Why Bother?

As the use of embedded video in news releases has risen in recent years, we wanted to initiate a discussion and keep our finger on the pulse of how it’s working for our colleagues in media relations, particularly for higher-ed institutions.  There has been an interesting discussion about this topic going on over at the PIOnet group on LinkedIn.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:48 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Violence Against Mothers Linked to Child Obesity

Children whose mothers report being abused by their partners appear more likely to be obese at age 5, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:16 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tax Credit Helps Small Businesses Pay for Health Care

Starting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. Even if your business hasn’t received a postcard, you may still be eligible for this credit designed to help small businesses and non-profit organizations that pay employee health insurance premiums in 2010, says Bill Terando, a professor of accounting at Butler University.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:08 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

After BP Oil Spill, Will US Go Nuclear?

No matter how events in the Gulf play out, coming months and years will reveal the extent to which nuclear power might serve as a safer alternative to the offshore drilling of oil as a way of satisfying our nation’s ever-growing energy needs.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:06 PM
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Oil Spill Experts

Newswise provides a Channel feed of experts, research, and news releases about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/07 at 02:54 PM
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