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Honoring the Front Line: Custodians Recognized for Keeping Schools Clean and Healthy

Custodians from five schools across America are being honored with the third annual C.L.E.A.N. Awards, which recognize the contributions that they make to public health in their schools, communities, and their profession.

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In Texas, Chess-Not Football-is King: Three Texas Teams Vie for Supremacy in Final Four of Chess April 1-3

The nation’s chess powerhouses will square off at their own Final Four games this weekend in Washington, D.C. Three of those teams come from a state known for more physical sports: Texas.

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Longo's Joins Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer!

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s epic new fundraising event, is very pleased to announce that Longo’s has joined the team for a minimum three-year period in the capacity of official grocery partner. In addition, Longo’s will present the event’s breakfast program on Game Day.

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Mothers Abused During Childhood at Risk for Having Low Birth Weight Babies

Mothers who were maltreated as children have increased risk for giving birth to low birth weight babies. The findings, by researchers at the University of Washington, are the first to show that maternal maltreatment can affect the health of offspring.

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Mount Holyoke President Fires Off Letter to Maine's Governor LePage

In the wake of the removal of the mural depicting Mount Holyoke College alumna Frances Perkins and other historic labor leaders from the Maine Department of Labor building, College President Lynn Pasquerella has faxed a letter of protest to that state's governor, Paul LePage.

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U.Va. Patent Foundation Names Boris Kovatchev 2011 Inventor of the Year

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The University of Virginia Patent Foundation has selected internationally renowned diabetes technology scientist Boris P. Kovatchev for its top honor: the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year award.

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Women's Body Image Based More on Others' Opinions Than Their Own Weight

Women’s appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research.

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Avoiding the Easter Bunny Blues

Mary Muscari, associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, and author of Let Kids Be Kids: Rescuing Childhood, offers suggestions for keeping the Easter Bunny spirit alive and hopping.

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Skills Training Can Improve Responses to Disclosures of Trauma

New research from the University of Oregon concludes that even brief training can help people learn how to be more supportive when friends and family members disclose traumatic events and other experiences of mistreatment.

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Tea Party Beliefs Far Beyond Mainstream Conservatism

Survey results suggest that the tea party is taking its philosophy in directions far more extreme than those of average conservatives.







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