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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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Heartache to Heartbreak -- How to Recognize a Heart Attack, Or Avoid One All Together

Written by Pennsylvania Medical Society on Monday, 15 February 2010 09:53.

Not everyone who suffers a heart attack clutches their chest and falls to the floor. “I woke up and felt like a pill was stuck in my throat,” says Betsy, a 68-year-old patient from Upper Providence. “I was taking antibiotics at the time and really didn’t think much of it,” she adds. “So I tried drinking water and when the “stuck” feeling didn’t go away after 45 minutes, I thought something might be wrong.”

Diabetes Prevention: What You Need to Know

Written by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Monday, 15 February 2010 09:45.

diabetes and minoritiesThe American Diabetes Association reports that there are a staggering 57 million people in the United States living with pre-diabetes, a condition that often has no symptoms, but if left untreated has the potential to cause type 2 diabetes and other severe consequences.

2010 Social Entrepreneurship Forum

Written by University of Southern California on Sunday, 14 February 2010 22:01.

Recent economic events and lagging job markets have provided the motivation for thousands of Southern Californians to launch their own businesses. The USC Marshall School and its alumni are hosting a day of inspiration and education for aspiring and current entrepreneurs, and the professionals who support them.

Moving From Managing To Leading: The Women’s Program At Babson

Written by Babson College on Sunday, 14 February 2010 21:30.

Babson Executive Education Babson Executive Education (BEE) and The Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College will deliver their women’s program, Moving from Managing to Leading, April 26-30, 2010 at BEE’s award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Mass.

Workplace Gendered Tradeoffs Lead to Economic Inequalities for Women

Written by Joel Schwarz, University of Washington on Friday, 12 February 2010 13:28.

Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One CountriesDespite big changes over recent decades, workplace gender inequalities endure in the United States and other industrialized nations around the world. These inequalities are created by facets of national social policy that either ease or concentrate the demands of care giving within households and shape expectations in the workplace, according to University of Washington sociologists.

Diversity Leads To Different Corporate Social Responsibility Emphases

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:42.

The world’s best corporate citizens differ in their social responsibility emphases depending on where they are based, a study shows. 75 percent of Japanese firms give to arts, sports or music programs. The world’s best corporate citizens differ in their social responsibility emphases depending on the location of their headquarters. Seventy-five percent of Japanese firms, for example, give to arts, sports or music programs, while only one-third of U.S. companies support those initiatives.

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