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It's always fun to welcome new bloggers to Areavoices. But in a week that's been full of tension and conflict, (thank you Campaign 2012), it's especially fun to welcome two FUN new blogs. Kayley Erlan... Posted on 11/9/12 at 2:07 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Kids are HUNGRY
Report: Teachers Say Many Students Go Back to School Hungry
WRITTEN BYMIKE KEEFE-FELDMAN
CREATED ONFRIDAY, 24 AUGUST 2012 13:55
August 23, 2012;Source:Washington Post
Areport released yesterday ... Posted on 9/18/12 at 8:10 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Family Dinners are Beneficial!
Sometimesit may seem impossible to have family meals together with school starting, long work days and all of the extra curricularactivitieshappening. Studies show how beneficial eating together as ... Posted on 9/5/12 at 9:30 AM
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More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an Education Department report that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America's schools.
Removing precancerous growths spotted during the test can cut the risk of dying from colon cancer in half, the study suggests. Doctors have long assumed a benefit, but research hasn't shown before that removing polyps would improve survival — the key measure of any cancer screening's worth.
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Travelers' blood clots have been nicknamed "economy class syndrome" but the new advice suggests this is a misnomer. The real risk is not getting up and moving during long flights, whether flying coach or first-class - and sitting by a window might actually lend to an increase in risk.
The report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project comes two days after Facebook filed for a $5 billion initial public offering of stock that could eventually value the company at $100 billion.
26,000 premature deaths could be prevented, study finds The soda tax is back on the table, and this time proponents say that a tax of a penny per ounce of sugar-sweetened beverage would not only raise $13 billion a year but also save $17 billion in medical costs by reducing the incidence of heart disease and diabetes.
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The new review involved health records for more than 440,000 adults aged 25 to 65. It found that those on ADHD drugs had about the same number of heart attacks, strokes and sudden heart-related deaths as adults who didn't use those drugs.
The Robina Foundation is funding a multi-year program at the Twin Cities-based Allina Hospitals and Clinics. The program is designed to improve support for patients in the later stages of illnesses such as cancer, heart failure and Alzheimer's.
The research can't prove such a link. But it fits with other work tying A, B and AB to more risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an increased risk of bleeding, which implies less chance of clots, the cause of most strokes.
A new study shows that the incidence of heart attack and sudden cardiac death was cut in half among residents of Minnesota's Olmsted County after smoke-free ordinances took effect in workplaces over the past decade.
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