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2014-10-28 12:31:10

Teen Boys at Most Risk: What Parents Need to Know SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Internet usage skyrocketing to three billion users worldwide this year--nearly 40% of the world population from 1% in 1995--mental health professionals are struggling with an issue that has risen just as quickly: Internet pornography addiction, one of the most common addictions today. Sister Marysia Weber, DO, an osteopathic family physician certified by the American Board of Psychiatry...

2014-10-28 12:31:05

EDMONDS, Wash., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spurred by the most recent school shooting at ?Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington state, Dr. Gregory Jantz, noted mental health expert, is calling for a national debate on the phenomena of young men resorting to gun violence in schools. This latest shooting follows a pattern of young males committing gun violence at UC Santa Barbara, Seattle Pacific University, Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, Sandy Hook...

2014-10-28 12:28:54

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon launches new online news source for healthcare consumers PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon today announced the official launch of Healthfeed - an online information hub to help Oregonians make informed healthcare decisions. This new health tool, which was built to educate both LifeWise members and the community, will deliver timely content with an Oregon focus. It will cover topics related to personal health and...

2014-10-28 12:27:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional national-level data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the accommodation and food services sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics on the nation's 63,896 accommodation businesses (NAICS 721), which reported sales of $195.4 billion and employed nearly 2.0 million people in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Other...

2014-10-28 12:26:16

More Than 200,000 Pets Available for Adoption on the App - Making it Simple to Find a Pet to Adopt with Just a Swipe! NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllPaws.com, a fast growing pet adoption website, today announced the launch of the AllPaws iPhone app, enabling iPhone users to search and view photos of more than 200,000 dogs, cats, and other pets available for adoption nationwide. With a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality and robust iPhone-customized features, the free app...

2014-10-28 08:36:56

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In January 2008, William Craig - a teenager at the time - was a passenger in a car traveling over 100 MPH. The driver was texting when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Wil sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He was in a coma for eight weeks with a very slim chance of survival. Once Wil made a sufficient recovery, he became very passionate about preventing...

2014-10-28 08:36:30

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GSI Health, a pioneer in helping healthcare provider and payer organizations implement Medicaid Health Homes, announced today 100% plus growth over the past year. GSI Health's introduction of the GSIHealthCoordinator Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in 2011 for care coordination set the stage for its current record growth in 2014 given the momentum for value based care delivery and payment programs. Over the past 12 months, GSI Health...

2014-10-28 08:35:50

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Remember the brightly colored jackets the Olympians wore in Sochi last winter? Would you like to get your hands on one? Or perhaps a gym bag with the Paralympics logo? A watch from the Beijing Olympics? These items and many more will be available during a silent auction to raise money for rehabilitation research. The Foundation for PM&R is hosting a Tribute to the Paralympics: Silent Auction and a Walk Through...

2014-10-28 08:35:11

Trial will evaluate if a daily dose of the statin, pitavastatin, can reduce the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in this patient population MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are initiating a landmark multimillion dollar outcomes trial utilizing pitavastatin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in persons infected with HIV. The REPRIEVE (Randomized Study...

2014-10-28 04:22:42

MONTE CRISTI, Dominican Republic, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Victor Mooney of Flushing, New York ends his visit to the Dominican Republic with the launch of Beisbol Contra El Sida/ Baseball Fights AIDS. Mooney hopes Major League Baseball retired and active players that call this baseball-rich island home, will join his cause for the 2015 season. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141027/154459 The rower has plans to also write Bud Selig, Major League Baseball...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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