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Even In Vacation Season, Office Noises Can Sap Your Concentration

Many employees complain that workplace chatter hinders their productivity, but maybe other office noises are the problem. The hum of an air conditioner might be presenting its own set of challenges to your efficiency.
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Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. But several grass-roots groups around the country are working to turn food waste into something useful.
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Some Israeli Parents Rethink Ritual Circumcision

A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons. The vast majority still chooses to have the procedure done, but voices of dissent are on the rise.
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Social Workers Help Navigate Path To Transplant

Each year, some 2,000 heart transplants are performed in the U.S., and the number of people on the waiting list is even larger. Between finding the perfect donor to worrying about insurance, the wait can be grueling, but heart transplant social workers are here to help.
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Could Antibiotics Be A Factor In Childhood Obesity?

Two studies suggest that antibiotics early in life may contribute to childhood weight gain. Experiments in mice and a look at the weight of more than 11,500 British babies point in the same direction.
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Clinics Go Mobile To Take Health Care To The Street

While the clinics have proved popular, their focus on the uninsured has led some to question whether the mobile model will be rendered moot by expansions of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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