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Friday, December 7, 2018

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Impacts of Final Farm Bill on Agriculture, Dairy Industry

– Cornell University

What does expanded Medicaid mean for the health & work lives of enrollees? A lot, study finds

A new study could help states that will soon expand Medicaid, or may add a work requirement, understand what might be in store. Nearly half of enrollees in Michigan’s expanded Medicaid felt their physical health improved; more than a third cited be...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Political Lessons from the Past

“Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny” by UC San Diego Department of History professor Edward J. Watts explores what factors made the 500-year republic susceptible to collapse, where lessons from the the past can apply to today's political...

– University of California San Diego

Right-left political bias in the spotlight with Google testimony

– Cornell University

Trump administration chooses oil exploration at expense of sage grouse

– Cornell University

WashU Expert: Wisconsin move to limit power of incoming governor signal of new norm

– Washington University in St. Louis

FSU faculty member available to discuss human rights topics

– Florida State University

Study Shows Laws Designed to Ban or Curb Drivers’ Use of Cell Phones are Saving Motorcyclists' Lives

Laws to ban or curb drivers’ use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.

– Florida Atlantic University

Social Science & Medicine

‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, will conduct a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the camp...

– Texas A&M University

African maroon resistance at Hispaniola heavily challenged European conquest

African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s-- now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic -- but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on slavery ...

– University of Kansas

The Americas

AANA Applauds HHS Report Calling for Removal of Practice Barriers for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals

In a positive move for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other non-physician healthcare professionals, and especially for the millions of patients served by these qualified providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honors Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum with Public Policy Leadership Award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently honored U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.) with its 2018 Public Policy Leadership Award for her work in nutrition, food and agriculture policy.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

She Votes. She Leads. New Poll Reveals What Mattered to Women in the 2018 Midterms

New Poll Reveals What Mattered to Women in the 2018 Midterms

– American University

Promises Broken: Persons with Disabilities 
Still Face Barriers to Participation at the United Nations

A new study finds "tremendous barriers" exist that prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in international policymaking with the United Nations.

– American University

Delivery demand driving pressure on urban freight capacity

More people are living and working in urban areas, increasing demand for deliveries in already congested neighborhoods. An Iowa State University researcher says expects the problem to get worse, especially with more retailers offering same-delivery. ...

– Iowa State University

Transportation Research Part A

Bush’s genteel manner no match for today’s slash-and-burn political environment

– Virginia Tech





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