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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Clinical Summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

Recommends that women not be routinely screened for ovarian cancer because such screening does not decrease ovarian cancer mortality and can lead to important harms.  From the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


How Business Can Foster Peace

Categories: Business/Economics,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Discusses how the business sector can promote prosperity and stability in conflict-prone areas.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2007-2010

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes the percentage of U.S. children under 20 who are underweight and trends by age and sex.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Through 2007-2010

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes the percentage of U.S. adults who are underweight, and trends by age and sex.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Nuclear Nonproliferation: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Security of Radiological Sources at U.S. Medical Facilities

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

Argues that regulations created by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are not resulting in adequate protection for high-risk radiological materials stored at U.S. medical facilities.  From the Government Accountability Office


Climate Change in Hampton Roads: Phase III: Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Maps/Geography,Virginia Issues

Discusses historic and projected sea level rise in Hampton Roads, various datasets used in the analysis, the methodology used for the analysis, a brief summary of the results, recommendations, and public outreach efforts.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Growing Through Migration: The Story in Virginia

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides population information for Virginia drawn from American Community Survey county-to-county migration data.  Reports that from 2005-2009 Virginia gained 29,000 + persons as a result of domestic and international migration.  Also provides information on leading Virginia counties for in- and out-migration.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Osteoarthritis and Complementary Health Approaches

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Health/Medical

Provides basic information on osteoarthritis, summarizes scientific research on selected dietary supplements, mind, and body practices, and suggests sources for additional information.  From the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


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