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Archive: April 19, 2013

Photo: NIH-funded neonatal studies are under new scrutiny. Photo credit: NLM.NIH.GOV

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The patient advocacy group Public Citizen says federally-funded experiments involving premature babies should stop until the studies are made more transparent. Public Citizen says researchers involved in a study on oxygen treatment, funded by the Bethesda-based National Inst ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. – Community action agencies in North Carolina are bracing for more cuts to what they say are already slim budgets. President Barack Obama has included a 50 percent reduction in community service block grant funding in his budget proposal. Sharon Goodson, executive director of ...Read More

PHOTO: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell arrives at the Department of the Interior. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann, Office of Communications, Department of the Interior.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It's the first week on the job for new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The former REI president spent most of this week learning the ropes in Washington and the Department of the Interior. But there are challenges facing the new secretary about public lands in the ...Read More

Shenandoah Natl Park. Parks set to lose hours and employees as a result of the sequester.

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia has 22 properties managed by the National Park Service. Many contain areas for hiking, boating and camping, while others offer educational opportunities at historical sites. Now there's concern that across-the-board cuts mandated by Congress with the sequester will f ...Read More

PHOTO: Moapa Paiutes advocate for clean energy. Photo credit: Jane Feldman

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – This year's Earth Day Walk will focus on transition, and the move that is under way from older fossil fuel-based energy to newer clean energy. Vickie Simmons is an air quality technician with the Moapa Band of Paiutes. She says coal-fired power plants, like the nearby Reid ...Read More

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NAMPA, Idaho – Scammers are always finding new ways to take advantage of people, and seniors can learn about some of the latest techniques at the Scam Jam Conference next week in Nampa. Long-time AARP volunteer Cheryl Tussey will be going over the "top 10" list – and she says the "love ...Read More

Child care experts are reminding providers and parents about the importance of safe sleep habits when it comes to preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The rate of SIDS has leveled off in recent years after a trend of decline. CREDIT: Jessica Merz

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After dropping for years, the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the U.S. has stayed somewhat level for some time, so experts are again reminding parents and providers about the importance of safe sleep habits. Cory Woosley, professional development director of Child C ...Read More

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act would protect 20,000 acres in the Cherokee National Forest and create the state's first new wilderness area since 1986. CREDIT: Aaron Headley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This coming Monday will mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, and a number of events are planned across Tennessee in the days ahead. Among those who will be out and about for some of the festivities is Caara Fritz, a volunteer for Tennessee Wild. "Really, for me, it's j ...Read More

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