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Moving Beyond Affirmative Action

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  • New York Times

October 03, 2012

ON Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, the latest in a long line of conservative assaults on affirmative action that dates to the late 1970s.

RTI Names Gibson COO

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  • Triangle Business Journal

October 02, 2012

RTI International has appointed Jim Gibson as chief operating officer, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

Low-income Smokers in NY Spend Quarter of Income on Cigarettes

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  • Washington Square News

October 01, 2012

Low-income smokers in New York state spent close to 25 percent of their income on cigarettes in 2010-2011, according to a study conducted by the Public Health and Policy Research program of Research Triangle Institute International.

Survey Sheds Light On High Victimization Rates in Alaska

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  • Science Daily

October 01, 2012

Nearly 60 percent of women in Alaska have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both over the course of their lifetime, according to the Alaska Victimization Survey, an ongoing assessment of violence against women in the state.

Cigarette Taxes Hurting but Not Working

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  • TobaccoReporter

October 01, 2012

Higher cigarette taxes may be hurting New York’s low-income smokers financially rather than making them more likely to quit, according to an ABC report quoting the results of a new survey by researchers at RTI International.

Cancer Care Costs Expected to Soar Through This Decade

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October 01, 2012

Cancer-related medical costs are expected to soar in the coming decade, making it more important than ever for mesothelioma victims to seek compensation for their asbestos-related disease.

Haiti Takes on Dreaded Disease Elephantiasis One Mouth at a Time

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  • Washington Post

September 29, 2012

In a sunny courtyard of the Evelina Levy School for Girls, hundreds of girls in blue uniforms did their part to rid Haiti of an ancient and reviled disease. They lined up in pairs to get three pills dropped into their mouths.

PTSD, Opioids can be Fatal Combination

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  • Austin Statesman

September 28, 2012

Among the Texas veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan identified by the American-Statesman as dying of drug overdoses, Veterans Affairs records show that 21 — over 40 percent — had post-traumatic stress disorder as their primary disability diagnosis.

Building a Better Patient-Provider Bridge Through ODLs

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  • Healthcare Informatics

September 27, 2012

Recently, I sat in on an interesting webinar, presented by the folks at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a non-profit looking to address varying healthcare challenges across the country through grants and research.