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Archive: March 30, 2015

PHOTO: The idea of complete streets, where all forms of transportation, including biking and walking, are taken into consideration when building a road, is getting the backing of health advocates. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – Health advocates are pointing to what's happening in Grant County as an example of how an inclusive transportation network can lead to a healthier community. The idea is known as Complete Streets, where all users of the roadway, including walkers and bikers, are considere ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois is among 10 states sharing a $200 million award from the United States Department of Agriculture for skills training programs to help food-assistance recipients find stable, local jobs. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois will be expanding efforts to connect low-income job seekers to resources that can help them secure employment. The state is receiving nearly $22 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to test an employment-and-training program. USDA Food and ...Read More

Photo: Wednesday is National Walking Day, and Madison cardiologist Dr. John Phelan recommends a brisk 30-minute walk at least five days a week for everyone. He sees tangible health and well-being benefits. Photo credit: Dean/St. Mary's Health Care

MADISON, Wis. – This Wednesday is National Walking Day, a day the American Heart Association reminds people that there are countless ways to get healthier through exercise and walking is a great way to do it. Dr. John Phelan is a cardiologist at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, who says there ...Read More

PHOTO: California ranks eighth among states as a promising online job market for positions that require college degrees, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than half of the online job postings in California are for positions that require at least a four-year college degree – and a new report says it matters a lot what type of degree. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed online job ads b ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say deaf individuals in Michigan are not accessing needed care because interpreters are typically not trained in mental health and social workers are unfamiliar with deaf culture. Photo credit: Bert Heymans/Flickr.<br />

LANSING, Mich. – There are an estimated 1 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing in Michigan, and experts say many are not adequately accessing needed care. Kathleen Mitchell is a deaf mental health specialist and a member of National Association of Social Workers-Michigan. She's amo ...Read More

Photo: New research shows that maternal comforting can't compensate for emotional damage and stress caused by physical punishment of a child. Photo credit: hotblack/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, many Tennessee children are rejoicing because it's spring break, but the time off from school may wear on the patience of some parents. A new study from Duke University warns against resorting to physical punishment. In the study of 1,000 children and mothers ...Read More

PHOTO: Billings may be in the heart of farm country, but the region imports between 90 and 95 percent of its food. A farm and food systems expert presents ideas on Tuesday for how local food can become an economic development tool. Photo credit:

BILLINGS, Mont. - Billings may be in the heart of farm country, but the region imports between 90 and 95 percent of its food. Harvard University economics professor Ken Meter, who has helped communities in more than three dozen states set up local food systems, says Billings isn't alone in that st ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. wildlife agencies and animal rights groups are working to help prevent poaching half a world away. As the African elephant population dwindles, the U.S. plans to strengthen its ban on importing and purchasing ivory. Photo credit: Copyright K. Branon/IFAW; used with permission.

RICHMOND, Va. – Close to 35,000 African elephants are killed every year for their tusks, according to some estimates, and U.S. wildlife experts are ringing the alarm bells in hopes the world will listen. Peter LaFontaine, campaign officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ...Read More

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