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Earl Gregg Swem Library

HIV Hospitalizations in 1998 and 2005

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb41.jsp

Reports that hospitalizations with an HIV-AIDS diagnosis decreased by 21% from 1998 to 2005. Examines the long run trend in HIV hospitalizations between 1998 and 2005, the effect on that rate of the introduction of expensive new medications for treating HIV infections, and the inpatient death rate of HIV hospitalizations. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The Employment Imperative: Report on the World Social Situation 2007

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/rwss/docs/rwss07_fullreport.pdf

Surveys global trends in employment and work, especially the growing number of people without jobs, the globalization of the labor market, and migration all of which result in increased insecurity for workers. Calls on governments to make the promotion of employment and decent work the cornerstone of social policies. From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Poor Performing Nursing Homes: Special Focus Facilities List

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/CertificationandComplianc/Downloads/SFFList.pdf

Provides a list of the nursing homes, arranged by state, found to have the most serious deficiencies by federal and state regulators. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Poor Performing Nursing Homes: Special Focus Facility Initiative, Background Information

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/CertificationandComplianc/Downloads/SFFBackground.pdf

Provides information on the inspection program for nursing homes by federal and state regulators and why some problem nursing homes–those with lengthy lists of Medicare/Medicaid program deficiencies, those with serious deficiencies, and those which are slow to correct deficiencies–are listed on the special focus facility warning list. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States, 2006

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics

ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/oiaf/1605/cdrom/pdf/ggrpt/057306.pdf

Presents the latest estimates of emissions for carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases. Reports that total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2006 were 1.5% below the 2005 total, the first annual drop since 2001. From the Energy Information Administration.

The Global War on Terrorism: A Religious War?

Categories: Defense/Military,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB822.pdf

Reviews the cultural history and background of Islam and the root causes for conflict between the U.S. and Islamic countries. Argues that the U.S. should focus on the causes of Islamic hostility as a substitute for military action. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Lower Manhattan Test and Clean Program

Categories: Environment,Terrorism

http://www.epa.gov/wtc/testandclean/sampleresults.html

Reports on first results from the program to examine indoor air samples for the presence of contaminants such as lead, asbestos and vitreous fibers in lower Manhattan as a result of the building collapses on 9/11/2001. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Commodity Payments, Farm Business Survival, and Farm Size Growth

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR51/ERR51.pdf

In the last 25 years, U.S. crop farms have declined in number and grown in size. This study uses farm data from the Census of Agriculture to determine whether there is a statistical relationship between farm commodity payment programs and greater concentration in production. From the Economic Research Service.

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