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Student's Painting Calls Attention to Inhumane Poachers

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 11 June 2010 12:22.

For two months, artist Clara Dutton worked on a three-paneled image of a creature she loves -- the elephant. She often wept as she painted. The art -- 10 feet wide and 7 feet tall -- is garish. The fallen animal in the central panel has been decapitated; on each side panel is a life-sized likeness of a bloody, severed tusk.

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Project Homeless Connect Helps Youth "Aged Out" of Foster Care

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 11 June 2010 01:08.

Project Homeless Connect Every year around 2,300 teenagers "age out" of foster care in California, meaning they reach the age of 18 without ever having been placed with a permanent family. A staggering 65 percent of those youth leave foster care with nowhere to go; many end up homeless. That's why Project Homeless Connect is teaming up with the non-profit group Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY) to try and change that.

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Fresh Grown: Student Hip-hop Video for Kids Says Eating Fruits, Veggies Is Cool

Written by University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:14.

“The Jefferson County Childhood Obesity Task Force (JCCOTF) wanted to put together a social marketing project that would have kids teaching With a funky beat and catchy lyrics, a hip-hop public service announcement video created by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) senior film student Anna Lloyd, 22, of Fairhope, is hitting the Internet with a message to kids: Eating healthy is cool.

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Stylish Shade on Summer Days

Written by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday, 13 May 2010 01:04.

In observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterIn observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are encouraging women to be creative and use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun.

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Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on 'Personalized Medicine' on May 14

Written by Indiana University on Sunday, 25 April 2010 23:04.

Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on 'Personalized Medicine' on May 14Anyone who has gone to a doctor is familiar with the process of providing a medical history. However, until recently it has been difficult for physicians to share with each other their personal observations and intuitions that allow others to provide the same individualized care.

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Babson College Healthcare Forum Will Illustrate Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Written by Babson College on Monday, 12 April 2010 01:11.

Babson College Healthcare Forum Will Illustrate Entrepreneurial OpportunitiesThe Babson College MBA Healthcare & Life Sciences Club will hold its 7th annual industry forum on April 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at Babson College.

The recently passed healthcare legislation is a watershed moment for the industry and delivery of care to patients. As a result, old institutions and inefficiencies are being done away with in favor of technological advances that encourage high-touch care and patient empowerment. As occurs during industry turning points, opportunities for entrepreneurs are abundant. This year’s conference seeks to identify these opportunities by examining various areas of growth, including healthcare IT, venture capital funding and the use of new social media technologies in marketing healthcare products.