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Jeff Papows on Quantitative Philanthropy
Former Lotus CEO and one of the most influential IT thought leaders, Dr. Jeff Papows, is also a supporter of charity. As a board member of Children's Wish Foundation International, he makes clear...more



Government Benefits worth the Hard Work
Since President Obama's proposal to increase minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 by 2015, some states and cities have already lifted their employee salaries above the current minimum wage....more

NC to Hold First Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit
Regional Life Science entrepreneurs, research scientists, and foundation executives will be attending the first Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit organized by the North Carolina Biotechnology...more

Health Effects of Childhood Obesity May Be Long-Lasting, New Study Finds
According to a University of Colorado Cancer Center evidence study, the health effects of childhood obesity may be long-lasting even in cases in which obese children lose weight later in...more

Cost, Fear and Lack of Information as Barriers to Learning CPR among Minorities
In a latest research in the American Heart Association journal, called Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, leading barriers to learning and performing CPR usage include cost, fear and a...more

Feeling Stressed? Call Disaster Distress Helpline
According to Psychologist Dr. Dan Dodgen, director, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience at Department of Health and Human Services, people who are feeling...more

Local Task Force to Suppress Growing Homelessness in Greenfield
Lifelong resident and Mayor of Greenfield, William Martin, calls for a new task force to curb the issue of homelessness in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. The task force, which was...more

Cell Phone Coaching May Improve Parenting, Study Finds
University of Kansas and Notre Dame researchers learned that when parenting coaches texted and called participating moms in a home-based parenting program, they were more likely to learn and use...more

Ohio Senate Panel Probes Into Infant Mortality Issue
The Ohio legislative panel of senators will be participating on a part of a series of hearings on infant mortality issues. The senate panel will be visiting hospitals and health care centers to...more

Likes on Facebook Spur New Form Of Civic Engagement
In a new research, "likes" on Facebook take on a new form of civic engagement and humanitarian support. According to the research team, "The majority of the respondents believe such likes help...more




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