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Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Join Workforce
Graduates of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, a state-operated comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Smyrna, will be joining the workforce equipped with workplace and life management skills...more



Community-based Programs to Help Reduce Obesity in Childhood
Obesity is regarded as a social problem and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wind up with a study that reports community-based intervention programs can help prevent...more

Young Egyptians Dabble in Voluntary Work for Social Revolution
University of Copenhagen's anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre concludes in her latest submitted PhD thesis that a new movement of young Egyptians dedicated to doing voluntary work has provided many...more

Volunteer Team Donates Money to Families of Fire Victims
The One Aliquippa Volunteer Action Team, a volunteer group composed of high school and college students, has donated $200 to two families whose homes were recently struck by fire. The donations...more

The Hospital Costs of Firearm Assaults
According to Urban Institute's latest release, there is an improved attention on U.S. gun violence outcomes. The released report provides an in-depth information on the prevalence and cost of...more

Southern University Gets $900,000 Grant to Fight HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse
Southern University has been funded a three-year, $900,000 federal grant for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. The goal of the funding is to provide integrated substance abuse and...more

Heavy Computer Use May Lead to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents
A Norwegian study presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, indicates that greater computer use at weekends is linked with bone mineral density...more

Running Club Helps Homeless People Transform Their Lives
A St. Paul-based running club for the homeless, Next Steps, reaches out to homeless people in the area to jog together through city streets known personally by some of the runners. For homeless...more

What You Need To Know About An Unreformed Social Security System
Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair at the Urban Institute, Eugene Steuerle, expresses his wish in addressing the troubling aspects of the Social Security System. He lists down what the...more

Disruptive Tensions of Open-Access Publishing with MOOCs
A new study in the SAGE Open journal finds that open access (OA) publishing has a more tempered impact on scholarship while the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on teaching is more...more




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