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HEALTH & EDUCATION

News on Skin Cancer

April 8, 2017
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News on Skin Cancer

The lighter your skin, the more freckles, and moles you have, the greater your chance of having skin cancer.

A new study said we need uniform guidelines to help people answer these questions.

Doctors said people should have a head-to-toe …

How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

March 30, 2017
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How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

It is one thing to get into a community college. It is another to get credits for courses

Many students are ill-prepared. They may not be ready for college-level work. They must take remedial courses. Most remedial courses are for …

A brief history

The American Health Care “System” 

March 27, 2017
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The American Health Care “System” 

The word system is in quotes for a reason. There is no “system.” The Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) did not create a system. It is a program to extend health insurance to people who do not have insurance.

There …

Most Cancer is Due to “Bad Luck”

March 25, 2017
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Most Cancer is Due to “Bad Luck”

When someone who does not smoke, says that he or she has cancer, it is often a surprise. There does not seem to be a reason. A new study about cancer also has a surprise. It is that most cases …

Race in America: White Privilege – White Despair

March 24, 2017
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Race in America: White Privilege – White Despair

In parts of the Middle East and Africa, life is cheap. Violence and hunger strike down hundreds of thousands every year. At the same time, thousands seek a new life because they have the will to live.

Life is much …

Selling Kids on Vegetables

March 18, 2017
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Selling Kids on Vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Marketing is the answer. You can call it tricks or just good ideas. Whatever works.

School lunchrooms are the testing place. Here are some of the things they are doing.

Fruits and vegetables …

American School Wars (2)

March 17, 2017
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American School Wars (2)

How we got here.

The last seventy years saw a lot of change in American education. The first great change came in 1954 from the U.S. Supreme Court. It was Brown vs. Board of Education. The Court ruled that “separate …

American School Wars (1)

March 16, 2017
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American School Wars (1)

Where America is Now.

Kids go to school to learn how to succeed in life. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the basic skills they need. That is the easy part to describe.

The background. For many years, the states oversaw …

Millions will lose health insurance, but...

Republican Health Care Plan Saves Money

March 15, 2017
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Republican Health Care Plan Saves Money

Everyone waited for the CBO report on the cost of the Republican’s American Health Plan. It came out Monday. It showed that over time the plan would save money. Saving money is big news. Republicans welcomed the finding.

There was …

Republican Health Care for Lower-Income People

March 10, 2017
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Republican Health Care for Lower-Income People

The Medicaid program pays for health care for poor people in every state. Federal and state governments pay for the program.

The Affordable Care Act

(ACA, Obamacare) expanded the Medicaid program. It made more people eligible for the program. Medicaid …

Features

Watch That Juice Drinking

Of course, you thought fresh orange juice was good for you and your children. Who does not? Some experts do not.

A good many Americans...

Do You Feel Well? Do You Feel Good?

Health is mind and body. It is also the world around you.

The good in germs

 A human begins life in the...

How to Add Three Years to Your Life

The results are in. An hour of running adds seven hours to your life. The effect does not get much greater if you run...

News on Skin Cancer

The lighter your skin, the more freckles, and moles you have, the greater your chance of having skin cancer.

A new study said we need...

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