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Cuba After Fidel: American University Experts Offer Comments

American University experts are available to comment on the passing of Fidel

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Joint Replacement Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoarthritis, prosthetic devices

Active Population, Improved Technology Driving Increase in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

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“Not only is the current older population more active, they’re not as willing as people once were to live in pain and tolerate it,” said Mark Shields, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “And the current technology for hip and knee replacements is simply better than it was.”

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As the Holiday Shopping Season Begins, Online Security Expert Offers Tips for #CyberMonday and Beyond

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Randal Vaughn, Ph.D., professor of information systems in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, said that while most online merchants he uses such as Jet.com and Amazon seem to have excellent consumer protections in place, he has a few tips to help consumers be smart online shoppers.

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Season’s Greetings From the UCLA Health Media Relations Team – and a Gift of 5 Holiday Story Ideas

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest during this holiday season.

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Black Friday, Holiday Shopping, Shopping Advice, Kelli Hollinger, Texas A&M University

Texas A&M Retailing Studies Director Offers Insight Regarding Holiday Shopping Trends, Tips

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With the holiday shopping season fast-approaching, retailers around the country are preparing to put new and innovative sales strategies to the test and capture the attention of customers, notes Kelli Hollinger, director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

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Pushing Boundaries of UAV Control for Extreme Conditions

The work of assistant professor Beibei Ren aims to maximize the capabilities of drones regardless of platform or environmental conditions.

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Alzheimer, alzheimer disease, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Caregiver, Caregiver Burden, Caregiver Coping, Caregiver Depression, caregiver health tips, Caregiving, caregiving tips, Holiday, Holiday Advice, holiday burnout, Holidays, holidays family , holidays, Christmas, perfectionism, party planning, , Memory, holiday tradition

5 Tips to Help Alzheimer’s Families Have Happier Holidays

Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult any time of year, but the holidays present unique challenges for patients and their families.

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Fake news, Northwestern University

Why We Rely on Inaccurate Information

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Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements?

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How Firms Big and Small Can Benefit From Strategic Alliances

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An alliance between two companies isn’t automatically a “win-win,” but managers can take steps to ensure the best outcomes from strategic partnerships.

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holiday retail trends, holiday retail sales, Retailing, Christmas Shopping, Kelley School Of Business

IU Retail Expert Sees Parallels Between Recent Election and Holiday Shopping Picture

A longtime national retailing observer in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business sees several intriguing parallels between the recent elections and the upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Cluster Headaches: Painful but Treatable and Preventable

Often called the suicide headache because of the excruciating intensity of the pain, cluster headaches are three times more likely to strike men than women.

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Staying fit during the holidays, Make healthy choices at holiday parties, Fitting in workouts during the holiday season

How to Stay Fit and Still Enjoy the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, it can be a challenge to fit in your workout and eat healthy when faced with tempting appetizers and sweet treats everywhere you turn. Charles Pelitera, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of health and wellness at Canisius College, offers six simple tips to stay on track this holiday season while still enjoying some holiday cheer.

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David Cooper, World Renowned Xenotransplantation Researcher, Joins UAB

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Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.

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Early Detection a Key Factor in Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

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Roughly 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the vast majority of them don’t even know they have it. But the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, and there’s a simple blood test that can determine whether a person’s blood glucose levels need attention.

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Black Friday: Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Shopping Trends

As stores across the nation gear up for the holiday shopping season, consumers are developing their shopping lists, searching for Black Friday deals and identifying the stores that offer those low prices with a positive shopping experience. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on Black Friday and holiday shopping trends:

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Exercise, Fitness, exercise goals, Weight, Weight Gain, weight gain vacation, Holiday Weight Gain, Holiday Weight Management, Holiday Weight, Healthy Lifestyle, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving healthy eating , Thanksgiving Travel

To Beat Holiday Weight Gain, Create a Plan Ahead of Time

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With the holidays right around the corner, families are planning meals and trips to spend time with loved ones. With the food and travel, it is easy for exercise schedules to become disrupted. Steve Ball, associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri, says that to prevent holiday weight gain, people need to focus on consistency and set realistic goals for exercise.

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Immunology Treatments Providing Hope for Late-Stage Melanoma Patients

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Therapies designed to help the body's immune system attack cancer cells are proving to be effective for some patients with advanced cases of the disease.

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Veterinary Medicine, pets, Dogs, Cats, Travel, Airlines, Air Travel, Holiday air travel, Holidays, Pet Safety, Animal Studies, Holiday Travel, Holiday travel tips

Scholar of Pet Safety Offers Air-Travel Tips

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According to Dr. Julie Bailey, holiday travelers who bring pets along run the risk of compromising their trips or endangering pets, if they don’t plan ahead. Last-minute flyers may not realize airline rules may change, sedative or other drug options for pets depend on advance planning, and pet comfort require preparation.

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Study Could Explain Mechanism Behind Polling Errors in Clinton-Trump Election

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A new study by an economics professor at the University of Arkansas could explain one mechanism driving polling errors in the presidential election: Voters show an increasing disparity between who they are and are not willing to publicly support.

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Homeland Security, First Responders, National Security, preventative detection, radiation detection, radiation detector, radiological assistance program, radiological sciences

Radiation Security Team From Sandia Works Behind the Scenes at Events to Protect Public

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Richard Stump has been to five Super Bowls and hasn’t seen a single pass, run or touchdown. Stump works security — a very special kind of security — at large public events. He’s a senior scientist on Sandia National Laboratories’ Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) team.







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