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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Evolution of U.S.-Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,NATO,Turkey

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB861.pdf

8 essays on the current state of relations between Turkey, Europe and NATO. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Resurrecting the Wall of Fear: The Human Rights Situation in Syria

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict,Syria

http://www.usip.org/events/resurrecting-wall-fear-human-rights-situation-syria

Summarizes presentations from a symposium on human rights in Syria, following a December 2007 government crackdown on democracy activists. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Hospital Stays Related to Child Maltreatment, 2005

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb49.pdf

Reports on hospital stays that resulted from acts of abuse and acts of neglect by parents or caregivers toward children. Estimates that 899,000 children were victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or neglect in 2005. Also estimates that there were 6,700 pediatric hospitalizations as a result of such maltreatment. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Estimated Pregnancy Rates by Outcome for the United States, 1990-2004

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_15.pdf

Presents revised pregnancy rates for 1990-2000 and new rates for 2001-2004. Reports that in 2004 an estimated 6.3 million pregnancies resulted in 4.1 million live births, 1.2 million abortions, and 1 million fetal losses. The teenage pregnancy rate dropped 38% during the period 1990-2004 reaching an historic low of 72.2 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15-19. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Trends in Influenza and Pneumonia Among Older Persons in the United States

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/agingtrends/08influenza.pdf

Influenza and pneumonia ranked 7th among leading causes of death for persons 65 and older in 2004. Offers figures and tables on mortality and vaccination rates. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Findings from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2005-2006

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008440

Offers statistics on median salary for public school teachers in groupings by experience, age, race and gender. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 2

Categories: Geology/Mining,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1437/of2007-1437_text.pdf

Predicts a major earthquake in California is virtually assured within the next 30 years. From the U.S. Geological Survey.

Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Healthcare Workforce

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12089

Predicts that 78 million baby boomers will begin retiring in 2011 and will face a health care workforce that is too small and unprepared for meeting their specific health needs. Calls for more attention to training health care providers in geriatric care. From the Institute of Medicine.

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