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New Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries to High School Athletes in Six Seasons

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Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and distribution patterns of basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments and the high school athletic training setting among adolescents and teens.

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Blindness Doesn’t Keep This Birmingham Golfer Off the Links

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Kerry Stein plays golf recreationally and participates annually in the UAB School of Optometry tournament to support the needs of the school — needs he understands well as a staunch supporter who happens to be blind.

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Stop the Wheeze and get Screened for Free

Allergy and asthma are national epidemics that are on the rise, affecting more than 76 million Americans. But what many people don’t know is these two conditions go hand-in-hand, many asthma sufferers also have an allergy. To help children and adults with symptoms of asthma and allergy know if they are at risk, allergists from around the country will be holding the 18th annual Nationwide Asthma Screening Program.

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Earth Day 2014: Add Some Green to Your Routine

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It may take a village to raise a child as the saying goes, but the theme of Earth Day 2014, Green Cities, highlights that it takes a global community to keep Earth healthy.

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National Infertility Awareness Week

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WCS Earth Day Moment of Zen: 96 Seconds of Baby Elephants

WCS's 96 Elephants campaign released exactly 96 seconds of video footage of baby elephants to celebrate Earth Day – and to draw attention to the fact that 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.

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Queuing Theory Helps Physicist Understand Protein Recycling

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Will Mather tries to extend an understanding of waiting in line to how cells operate, especially as it relates to what the consequences could be of protein traffic jams inside cells.

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New Material Coating Technology Mimics Nature’s Lotus Effect

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A unique and low cost method to coat materials is the subject of a pending international patent. Ranga Pitchumani of Virginia Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Atieh Haghdoost, a recent doctoral graduate from Pitchumani’s Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory developed the process.

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Scientists and Headlining Entertainers Unite to Find a Cure for Scleroderma

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Thanks to an eclectic and unique gathering of gifted and creative minds, new treatments for a rare autoimmune disease may be just a few short years away…

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The Upshot of 'Heartbleed'? Jobs

The Internet bug "Heartbleed" was a stark reminder of how vulnerable our information is on the web, but also a sign that future job growth is rooted in securing that information. Higher education plays a significant role in helping fill these jobs.

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