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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Strategies to Prevent Weight Gain Among Adults

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Compares effectiveness, safety, and impact on quality of life of strategies to prevent weight gain among adults as described in the literature; concludes the literature provides only limited evidence about approaches that may prevent weight gain.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Climate Change,Environment,Weather/Disasters

Provides a framework for natural resource managers and other partners to conserve species in view of major climate change.  Based upon seven climate adaptation goals.  From the Fish and Wildlife Service and other partners.


Food Assistance Landscape: FY2012 Annual Report

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information and data about federal programs that provide food and nutrition assistance including trends in participation, purpose of programs, and totals spent.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Iraq’s Budget as a Source of Political Stability

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Iraq

Examines coalition efforts to strengthen the Iraqi government, provide essential services, and counter the insurgency by building Iraq’s budgetary system.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate Covering the Period January 5, 2011 to January 3, 2013

Categories: Korea,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Covers such issues as unauthorized disclosures of information, the CIA detention and interrogation program, cyber conflict, and an analysis of North Korea.  From the Committee, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


LED Extraction Tool

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Interactive tool that allows user to extract data from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators  including measures of employment, turnover, hiring, job creation, job desctruction, and average monthly earnings for states, counties, MSAs, and workforce investment areas.  From the Census Bureau


Trends in High LDL Cholesterol, Cholesterol-lowering Medication Use, and Dietary Saturated-fat Intake: United States, 1976-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

One fourth of the total cost of in-patient hospital care has been attributed to acute cardiovascular events.  Control of LDL cholesterol is crucial to cardiovascular disease.  This report covers trends related to high LDL cholesterol and treatment for the condition.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Trends in Inpatient Hospital Deaths: National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2000-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

In both 2000 and 2010, about one-third of all U.S. deaths occurred in short-stay, general hospitals, despite research that shows that Americans would prefer to die in their own homes.  This report shows trends related to deaths in hospitals and characteristics of those deaths. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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