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Dear Teacher: I Quit

Dear Teacher: I Quit
A teacher helps his students make fewer mistakes in their own lives by with them sharing some of his own. “Mr. Barkey, will you give me a ‘D’?” Kristen stood by my desk, palms pressed together in supplication and a look of earnest pleading on her face. I actually thought she might cry. “Ahhh, what?” I asked, and she repeated the question and then added, “If I don’t turn in anything for the rest …

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Alberta to sue tobacco companies to recover health costs due to smoking

Alberta to sue tobacco companies to recover health costs due to smoking
EDMONTON – Alberta is joining other provinces suing tobacco companies to help pay some of the health costs of caring for smokers.Justice

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Sports medical aspects of fitness and wellness

Sports medical aspects of fitness and wellness
The future of medicine will be preventive medicine, according to the honorary president of the World Association of Sports Medicine and of the German Society of Sports Medicine and Prevention, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.

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Exposure to BPA associated with reduced semen quality

Exposure to BPA associated with reduced semen quality
Increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm motility, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing in the journal of Fertility and Sterility.

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Middle-age smoking doubles Alzheimers risk: study

Middle-age smoking doubles Alzheimers risk: study
WASHINGTON (AFP) – People who smoke heavily in middle age could more than double their risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia 20 years later, according to research by Finnish experts published in a US journal.

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Smoking, drinking become more expensive

Smoking, drinking become more expensive
Excise duty on tobacco products is being raised by between three and four per cent, Finance Minister Tonio Fenech announced in the Budget speech today.

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Joplin’s smoking debate heads to April ballot

Joplin’s smoking debate heads to April ballot
During a special meeting Monday night, Joplin city council members heard the pros and cons of making a new anti-smoking ordinance in all public places.

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Voters get final say on expanded smoking ban â¨

Voters get final say on expanded smoking ban â¨
DEADWOOD (AP) – South Dakota voters on Election Day get the final say on a 2009 law that expands the state’s indoor smoking ban to bars, video lottery establishments and Deadwood casinos.

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Shooting shuts down school

Shooting shuts down school
A north Pulaski County man remained in critical condition Monday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock after a Thursday afternoon shooting resulted in the lockdown of a nearby school.

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Former Grand Forks doctor to plead guilty

Former Grand Forks doctor to plead guilty
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The lawyer for a former Grand Forks doctor accused in an Internet prescription fraud case has said his client didn’t know he was breaking the law and that he paid taxes on money he received for pill permits.

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