52f. Domestic Challenges
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-07-22
The end of World War II brought a series of challenges to Harry Truman. The entire economy had to be converted from a wartime economy to a consumer economy. Strikes that had been delayed during the war erupted with a frenzy across America. Inflation threatened as millions of Americans planned to spend wealth they had not enjoyed since 1929. As the soldiers returned home, they wanted their old jobs...(Read More)
Written by Investopedia on 2017-07-03
A growth company is any company whose business generates significant positive cash flows or earnings, which increase at significantly faster rates than the overall economy. A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings. Thus, it typically pays little to no dividends to stockholders, opting instead to put most or all of its profits back into...(Read More)
How Common Are STIs?
Written by Everette Tessler on 2017-07-20
Patient Presentation An 18-year-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit. His past medical history showed that he was generally healthy and had all of his immunizations. During the social history he denied using alcohol, drugs, tobacco or being sexually active. The pertinent physical exam showed a healthy male with normal vital signs and BMI of 22.2, He was Tanner stage V and the...(Read More)
Do Principals Really Think All Teachers are Effective?
Written by Albert Smith on 2017-07-06
A new study finds that principals do differentiate their teachers’ performance, but formal personnel ratings don’t reflect this differentiation.
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Indoor air in schools could add to children's exposure to PCBs
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-04
The U.S. banned PCBs nearly four decades ago, but they persist in the environment and have been found in animals and humans since then. Now researchers report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology that concentrations of airborne PCBs inside schools could result in some students inhaling the compounds at higher levels than they would consume through their diets. Exposure through both...(Read More)
Hospitalizations for heart failure on the decline; disparities remain for blacks and men
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-07
The number of people hospitalized for heart failure in the United States declined about 30 percent between 2002 and 2013, but large disparities between blacks vs. whites and men vs. women remain, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.The study is the first to report on the age-standardized racial/ethnic differences in...(Read More)
Scientists identify cause, possible treatment for life-threatening gut condition
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-07
Investigators at the National Institutes of Health and international colleagues have discovered a genetic cause and potential treatment strategy for a rare immune disorder called CHAPLE disease. Children with the condition can experience severe gastrointestinal distress and deep vein blood clots. No effective treatments are available to ameliorate or prevent these life-threatening symptoms.In the...(Read More)
Do Children Grow Overnight?
Written by Everette Tessler on 2017-07-10
Patient Presentation A 14-year-old male came to clinic for his health maintenance examination. He was well and his mother was joking with the pediatrician saying, “He’s really growing. I measured him only 3 weeks ago and he’s already grown an inch since then. I can see it in his pants too because they were fitting a month ago and now you can see his ankles.” The past medical...(Read More)
Late teen years are key period for bone growth
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-10
The late adolescent years are an important period for gaining bone mineral, even after a teenager attains his or her adult height. Scientists analyzing a racially diverse, multicenter sample from a large, federally funded national study say their findings reinforce the importance of diet and physical activities during the late teen years, as a foundation for lifelong health."We often think of a child's...(Read More)