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ER waits can be dangerously long

Grady Memorial Hospital’s ER has rows and rows of chairs in its waiting room for good reason: emergency room patients at Grady face some of the longest waits in the nation before seeing a doctor, according to federal statistics.
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Improve the vocational track in Georgia high schools

Improve the vocational track in Georgia high schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cherokee businessman and education observer John Konop has some suggestions for improving high school education in Georgia that are worth sharing: By John Konop Georgia needs to increase education quality and decrease costs in light of flat tax...
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From Predator to Pet: Three Techniques for Taming Your Writing Project

Does your dissertation feel like a wild beast lurking in the jungle, ready to attack? Don’t fear. Here are a few ways to bring it back under control.
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APNewsBreak: Adding a baby to health plan not easy

APNewsBreak: Adding a baby to health plan not easy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.
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Gloomy Americans foresee a downhill slide to 2050

Gloomy Americans foresee a downhill slide to 2050 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions. Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict a future worse than today.
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First snow, then 'brutal' cold for millions in storm's path

First snow, then 'brutal' cold for millions in storm's path | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
More than 90 million people across the Midwest and Northeast were bracing for a major snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions, followed by dangerous, bone-chilling cold that could sap the melting power of salt and threaten lives.
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30 minutes of daily exercise enough to shed pounds

30 minutes of daily exercise enough to shed pounds | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Thirty minutes of exercise a day may be the magic number to lose weight. A new study shows 30 minutes of exercise a day works just as well as an hour in helping overweight adults lose weight.
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Nurses, family bond online as Iranian dies in US

A nurse in a U.S. hospital kissed the patient's forehead. More than 6,000 miles (9,650 kilometers) away, Sanaz Nezami's family in Iran watched on a laptop computer and wept.
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How chemotherapy could be more effective for pancreatic cancer patients - Health - dna

How chemotherapy could be more effective for pancreatic cancer patients - Health -  dna | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Calorie counts coming to vending machines across U.S.

Calorie counts coming to vending machines across U.S. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Office workers looking for a midday pick me-up might be running into a bit of a buzzkill in the near future — when a lesser known provision of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.
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Secret teacher: stress is reaching a crisis point in schools

Secret teacher: stress is reaching a crisis point in schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Secret Teacher reflects on the personal cost of teaching as they see friends, colleagues and even their partner struggle to cope with the pressures of the job • More from The Secret Teacher
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Girl, 9, unconscious after being kicked by mule

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An 9-year-old girl was flown to a hospital after being kicked in the head by a mule Tuesday afternoon in Cherokee County.
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Snowstorm left downtown Cleveland's streets a slushy mess. Who do drivers blame?

Snowstorm left downtown Cleveland's streets a slushy mess. Who do drivers blame? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
How was your drive out of downtown Cleveland Thursday during the snowstorm? Cleveland's Director of Streets said a full fleet plow drivers did their best to keep up with terrible weather conditions.
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Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study

Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Rising medical bills are likely to force many people to file for bankruptcy—making it the single biggest cause of such filings, according to new data from NerdWallet. Even those with health insurance are buckling under mounting bills.
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The Social Relevance of Public Writing | DMLcentral

The Social Relevance of Public Writing | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I want to talk about the nature of writing in today's age of participatory media. In particular, I want to talk about how writing within my classroom has helped foster community amongst the students.
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West Side gets hit just as hard as the East in this Winter Blast

West Side gets hit just as hard as the East in this Winter Blast | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Usually Lake Effect Snow dumps on the East Side of Northeast Ohio but this Winter Blast hit the West Side just as hard causing power outages and accidents.
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Record-setting arctic cold coming next week

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Record-setting arctic cold set to invade Northern Ohio early next week.
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Snow results in bevy of accidents on Northeast Ohio roads

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Commuters were greeted back to work Thursday with the first snowstorm of 2014, and conditions have resulted in a bevy of accidents being reported on Northeast Ohio roads.
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5 Foods You Should Eat This Winter

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Chilly winter weather affects more than just your wardrobe and heating bill. Your body also experiences changes in energy levels, metabolism and even food prefe
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'Cleveland Rocks' New Year's Eve celebration at Public Square fights the cold as fans keep up good spirits

'Cleveland Rocks' New Year's Eve celebration at Public Square fights the cold as fans keep up good spirits | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The "Cleveland Rocks" New Year's Eve celebration went up against cold weather and wind on the way to midnight.
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Cleveland rocked hard into 2014 with an unforgettable New Year celebration: Kristel's CLE

Cleveland rocked hard into 2014 with an unforgettable New Year celebration: Kristel's CLE | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio Homecoming’s New Year’s Eve event partied into 2014 and showed exactly why Cleveland is a city to be reckoned with. Thousands of people flooded the streets of Public Square screaming and dancing—all chanting “Cleveland rocks!
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How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body

How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences, including depression, weight gain, and heart disease. It is torture. I know.
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'20 Feet' singers to step into Rose Bowl spotlight

'20 Feet' singers to step into Rose Bowl spotlight | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If music was a football game, Lisa Fischer has already been a quarterback and scored game-winning touchdowns.
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Homicides drop in Cleveland, rise slightly in Cuyahoga County in 2013

Homicides drop in Cleveland, rise slightly in Cuyahoga County in 2013 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cleveland Police have officially recorded 84 homicides in 2013, down from 97 last year. Countywide numbers are expected to rise to 130 this year, up from 122.
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Someone was killed in Cleveland every 4.3 days in 2013.Nearly 85 percent (73) were done with a gun.Nearly 80 percent (67) of the victims were men.The average homicide victim was 30.6 years old.Victims ranged in age from 3 to 59 years old.Three victims were shot and killed while at work.Longest span between homicides was 24 days, from May 29 through June 22.Deadliest span saw seven homicides in eight days, from Dec. 5 through Dec. 13.Deadliest month was December, with 15 homicides.Least deadly month was June, with a single homicide.Average monthly homicide total was 7.1.
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