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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

Offers guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things, the name given to the linking of all kinds of devices to the Internet.  Finds great possibilities in transportation safety and health management but challenges relating to cybersecurity and privacy.  This paper analyzes public comments on the role of government in this area.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce



Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Births: Final Data for 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Presents 2015 data on U.S. births according to such characteristics as race, Hispanic origin, maternal age, live-birth order, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  There were 3.9 million births and a fertility rate of 62.5 per 1,000 women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House


Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Reports that the number of homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow, to 49.3% during the first half of 2016.  More than two-thirds of all adults aged 25 to 34 were living in wireless-only households.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Setting the Record Straight: The Unjustifiable Attack on Women’s Health Care and Life-Saving Research

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Women

100 + page report of Democratic Party members of the House Select Investigative Panel which looked into allegations that Planned Parenthood and other organizations were profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. The Democratic report disagreed with the tactics and conclusions reached by the Republicans.   From the Democratic Members of the Select Investigative Panel


Final Report of the House Select Investigative Panel

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Women

400 + page report of the Republican-led committee which investigated what is referred to as the fetal tissue procurement industry and the role of Planned Parenthood.  The panel was set up after the release of a series of controversial videos.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee


Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States: Summary for Parents and Caregivers

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

Summarizes the revised guidelines on introducing peanut-containing foods into the diet early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergies.  Following a clinical trial, researchers found that regular consumption of peanut-containing foods reduced the risk of peanut allergy by 81%.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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