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"Stem"-ing the Falsehoods Sarah Sherwood
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2020
Industry has a valid stake in stem cell science, but we need to make sure qualified researchers are behind the outcome. Patients should always ask themselves, "Has the FDA cleared this? Is it backed by peer reviewed science?'" Their life may depend on it.
 
As Destructive as Army Ants Steve Byrns
Category: Eye on Ecology Published: March 2020
". . . Swarms [of locusts] can swell to the size of a major city and destroy a swath of farmland as large as Iowa. . . ."
 
Billy Is Wearing a Kilt Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: March 2020
"Creation throws all sorts of unexpected things at us--things we can refuse to see, argue against, accept, or even celebrate."
 
Bloodletting in Africa Emily Halnon
Category: World Watcher Published: March 2020
". . . Problems are not caused by research, per se, but by how it is done: the coercion, dishonesty, and misunderstanding that characterized so many encounters past and present."
 
Carbs, Fats, or Proteins? Alvin Powell
Category: Mind & Body Published: March 2020
"Our reduction in cardiovascular mortality has stagnated. We as a population are not achieving a healthy lifestyle."
 
Comrade Sanders Is Wrong Marian L. Tupy , Chelsea Follett
Category: Polling Place Published: March 2020
Sen. Sanders argues for some of the methods employed by communist parties throughout the years, like a universal literacy program. However, the same goals can be accomplished under other types of government.
 
Coronavirus on Trial Jennifer Routh
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2020
Remdesivir has been administered to some patients with COVID-19. We do not have solid data to indicate it can improve clinical outcomes. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial should determine if an experimental treatment can benefit patients.
 
Digging Deep in the Sea Mary Beth Gallagher
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2020
". . . It is imperative to fully understand the environmental impact of mining resources from the deep ocean and compare it to the enviromental impact of mining resources on land."
 
Don't Cave to Corona Jane M. Orient
Category: Health Beat Published: March 2020
"Prepare to take care of yourself and your family. Be sure you have a fever thermometer, disposable gloves, plastic garbage bags, and cleaning supplies. A pulse oximeter, available in many places for around $40 is good to have to check oxygen levels."
 
Exploring Alexander von Humboldt's Impact on American Identity
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2020
"The exhibition places U.S. art squarely in the center of a conversation about [the naturalist's] lasting influence, with artworks that reveal how the American wilderness became emblematic of the country's distinctive character."
 
Fermenting Frustration Matthew M. Schousen
Category: American Thought Published: March 2020
Americans are unhappy with the government's inability to act. With gridlock and hostility, the process is too slow, and lawmakers continually disappoint their constituents by campaigning on specific issues but compromising on those issues once elected.
 
Fighting Glioblastoma with Mathematical Modeling Megan McKenzie
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2020
"What is needed are tools to predict what the disease is going to do in each patient . . .Basically . . . A tumor forecasting center."
 
Hungry Locusts Swarming East Africa Verenardo Meeme
Category: Eye on Ecology Published: March 2020
"Approximately 20,000,000 Africans may face starvation because of the outbreak, and that number could increase to 33,000,000 this spring . . ."
 
Le$$on$ for the Young Sunny Istar Lee
Category: Family Finanace Published: March 2020
". . . Kids eventually grow up and become adults with adult problems. Wouldn't it be better if they were able to face that grown-up life head-on with financial savvy?"
 
Lost in Space Steven L. Kwast
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2020
". . . While the U.S. is building lighthouses and listening stations that can see and hear what is happening in space, China is building battleships and destroyers that can move fast and strike hard--the equivalent of a Navy in space."
 
Oh "Boy" Have We Got a "Man"-Sized Problem Robert J. Bresler
Category: American Thought Published: March 2020
Men for centuries have found purpose in work and in being providers. Expanding welfare or guaranteeing some income, as promised by some Democratic candidates, regardless of work only will contribute to dependency and waywardness.
 
Origins of Our Partisan Divide Christopher Caldwell
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2020
The civil rights laws of the 1960s divided the country by giving birth to what was, in effect, a second constitution which would eventually cause Americans to peel off into two different and incompatible constitutional cultures.
 
Packing the Bench Clark Neily
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2020
". . . Former government lawyers--and, more specifically, attorneys whose formative professional experiences inclide serving as courtroom advocates for government - are vastly overrepresented on the Federal bench."
 
Populism's Grand Old Game Wes D. Gehring
Category: Athletic Arena Published: March 2020
The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again--but baseball has marked this time. The game is a part of our past and reminds us of all that once was, and that could be again.
 
Privatization or Bust? Chris Edwards
Category: Dollars & Sense Published: March 2020
"The Trump Administration's Postal Task Force found that USPS's current business model 'is unsustainable and must be fundamentally changed if . . . USPS is to avoid a financial collapse and a taxpayer-funded bailout."
 
Revisionist History Wes D. Gehring
Category: Reel World Published: March 2020
Quentin Tarantino has put--as is his wont--a provocative twist on history with "Once Upon a Time . . . In Hollywood."
 
Seeking the Immigrant Vote David Bier
Category: Political Landscape Published: March 2020
". . . Congressional Republicans have performed much better during periods when the immigrant share of the population is high. By contrast, Democrats dominate the low immigration periods."
 
The Acupuncture Answer Diane Mapes
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2020
"[Joint pain] probably is the most-commonly cited reason breast cancer patients stop taking [aromatase inhibitors] medication."
 
The Billion-Dollar Question Steve Riczo
Category: American Thought Published: March 2020
". . . Bernie Sanders, one of the top contenders for the Democratic nomination for president, insists billionares should not exist. Is he right?"
 
The Chicken or the Egg--and What About the Rooster? Jane M. Orient
Category: Life In America Published: March 2020
"One can debate endlessly about the role of nature or nurture in molding a person . . . But sex is 100% nature. It is not 'assigned.'"
 
The Fridge: Where Food Goes to Die Misti Crane
Category: Mind & Body Published: March 2020
"There's the purchasing of food, the management of food within the home, and the disposal, and these household routines ultimately increase or decrease waste."
 
The Heartbreak of Alzheimer's Kathleen Raven
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2020
". . . Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of symptoms. Alzheimer's is a disease and the leading cause of dementia."
 
This Job Is a "Train" Wreck Kiyomi Harrington
Category: The Workplace Published: March 2020
"Despite a healthy appetite for additional training that develops skills for the future, only 41% of employees say their employer offers this kind of development."
 
Trying to "OUTMATCH" Food Allergies Kathy Stover
Category: Mind & Body Published: March 2020
"While rescue medications like epinephrine save lives, our goal is to develop an intervention that can prevent emergencies by decreasing the immune system's sensitivity to the allergenic food or foods in question."
 
Watch Your Tongue John Berry
Category: The Workplace Published: March 2020
". . . There are a number of critical considerations business owners and managers must keep top-of-mind--and impart to their staffers--relative to what is considered inappropriate dialogue with a person who has served in the military."
 
What's the Advantage? Sabin Russell
Category: Economic Observer Published: March 2020
". . . The U.S. spends far more on health care than its neighbor to the north. However, [this study] may be the first to measure costs and survival rates for a specific disease among demographically similar groups treated in the two countries."
 
What's Worse, Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine? Marilyn M. Singleton
Category: Life In America Published: March 2020
". . . Political opinions should go viral, not be quarantined. Many folks with opinions differing from those of the tribal chieftains find themselves whispering in dark corners like drug dealers."