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(BPT) - Often, we don’t think about heroism until we see it in action - when disaster strikes and ordinary people exhibit extraordinary courage and compassion to help victims in their time of need. The truth is, however, that the best of human nature is on display every day in the lives of millions of Americans who work in public service jobs across the country. Sometimes all it takes to tap that inner hero is an opportunity – and the education – to serve others.
(BPT) - The health care industry has evolved since a series of sweeping legislative reforms began to take effect in 2010. New policies and regulations, millions of new patients and the introduction of advanced technology have added pressure to an already complex system. As this transformation continues, health care leaders are keeping an eye on how the system is functioning to ensure these changes fuel improved health care delivery.
(BPT) - Thanks to foreclosures and short sales, home buyers are snatching up great houses at reduced prices and remodeling to create stylish modern homes. Lucky for those buyers, many of today’s top trends are relatively easy to recreate, and will add re-sale value to their homes.
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: All registered dietitians (RDs) are nutritionists—but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It’s an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health.
(BPT) - Maintain equipment used to detect enemy planes and ships. Control steam generators. Operate nuclear propulsion plant machinery. These are just a few of the tasks Sailors aboard Navy aircraft carriers and submarines fulfill in both peace and wartime roles around the world. These Sailors are responsible for operating, controlling and maintaining state-of-the-art nuclear components that power the fleet; the core of the Navy’s ability to operate forward and maintain readiness.
(BPT) - High school seniors nationwide are preparing to graduate, receiving college acceptance letters and possibly enrolling in a college or university. The challenging economy has made many of these young adults acutely aware of the important role their degree can play when they face commencement once again, this time entering the job market.
(NAPSI)—While the costs associated with higher education have caused many to question the value of a bachelor’s degree, according to 90 percent of recent graduates surveyed in a study commissioned by the American Council on Education, the effort is well worth it.
Marie Adam-Ovide, the district manager of Community Board 8, has thrown her hat into the 31st District City Council race to replace James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton), who was elected to the senate. A special election to fill his seat will be held in March.
“I take great pride in helping people,” Adam-Ovide said. “It is very rewarding to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. I am putting my knowledge and skills to work at CB 8, but I felt I could do so much more to help the community where I live. I have the right skill set to help the community.”
(BPT) - Three-year bachelor’s degree programs are gaining popularity as many students look for ways to enter the workforce faster. Though these programs are common in Europe and Canada, condensed programs are now attracting greater interest in the United States as students and education providers realize the unique benefits.
“That is the problem,” Olivares said. “If they can inhibit this protein, they can then do their function and move toward those plaques and remove them.”
Also to his surprise, Olivares and his mentor discovered that microglia also release HMGB1. “Who would have thought these good cells also release this harmful protein?” he said.
(BPT) - - Rachel Trevino always aspired to become a nurse. As a senior at a Chicago high school, she enrolled in the Navigate to Nursing (N2N) scholarship program, a dual enrollment program offered through Chamberlain College of Nursing. The program allowed Trevino to better understand the demands of college courses while contemplating her own future career. The hands-on experience helped her develop key skills she may need if she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, such as the ability to complete assignments in a timely and organized way and a comfort level interacting with faculty and students in online discussion boards.
He’s a political newcomer, but Mike Scala, a law school graduate and hip-hop artist, believes he has what it takes to win the newly formed 5th Congressional District seat. It consists largely of Rep. Gregory Meeks’ (D-Jamaica) old 6th Congressional District, which the lawmaker has represented since 1998. In addition to Meeks, Scala is facing small business owner Joseph Marthone and former City Councilman Allan Jennings in the Democratic primary.
“I’m just somebody from the community who is frustrated with what’s been happening in Washington,” Scala said in an interview with the Queens Chronicle on Monday. “I feel like the needs of everyday people are going unserved while the focus remains on the wealthiest Americans.”