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15 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Presentation gets shot at regaining accreditation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The nursing program at Presentation College is getting a shot at regaining its national accreditation. The school where nursing students make up 40 percent of the study body was denied a continuance of its accreditation last spring. The Atlanta-based Accreditation Commission for Education in ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Pregnant Women Should Just Skip This Fish Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

New research from Consumer Reports shows that pregnant women should avoid all tuna, contrary to the Food and Drug Administration's description of light canned tuna as a fish "lower in mercury." "Tuna happens to be one of the fish that can be very high in mercury, and some types of tuna have higher levels than others," Jean Halloran, Director of ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep. But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Toronto researchers offers, for the first time, ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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'Beautiful Little Soul': Therapy Bunnies Help Alzheimer's, Dementia Patients

It sounds almost too hopping cute to be true, but Teddy the therapy rabbit's first job was tending to his little sister Lulu. Lulu is the most recent addition to Minnesotan bunny enthusiast Jennifer Smith's multi-rabbit household. The animal had been left in a cardboard box next to a dumpster on a cold night this past winter. "A woman saw ...

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AUG 15, 2014 - New York Times

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The New Old Age: The Addict Down the Hall

Substance abuse is not uncommon among seniors in nursing homes. A novel rehab program aims to address that.

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