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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

Waller Adds 18 New Attorneys in Second Half of 2015
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has added 18 new attorneys since July 2015. Among the latest additions to Waller's roster of more than 200 attorneys are 2015 law school graduates who recently became licensed to practice.

New Certification Program in Global Digital Marketing and Localization Provides Dual Academic and Industry Credentials
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 14, 2015) - The Localization Institute, Inc. recently launched the new Global Digital Marketing And Localization Certification Program

Making Healthy, Happy Smiles for All of Loudoun County's Children: Smilez Pediatric Dental Group Loudoun Announces Grand Opening, Offers Exclusive New Patient Special
A healthy, happy smile is the goal. Smilez Pediatric Dental Group Loudoun is the place to make it a reality. Now open and accepting patients in a state of the art Stone Ridge facility, Doctor Bushra Bhatti, DMD and her staff make parents and children alike feel immediately at ease

ASTRO Launches Template to Help Radiation Oncologists Guide Cancer Survivors Through Ongoing Care
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - November 23, 2015) - A new template published by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) standardizes and streamlines the creation of patient-focused plans for long-term cancer survivor care following radiation therapy (RT). As the number of cancer patients and survivors in the U. S

Top 30 Education Technology Leaders Recognized by the Center for Digital Education
SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - Thirty education and technology leaders across America were awarded the Center for Digital Education's Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers award.

Ponce Health Sciences University Attracts Top-Tier Medical Researchers to Address Growing Health Disparities Among Hispanics
The Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), a fully accredited U.S. medical school, has announced the hiring of two leading researchers to address growing disparities among Hispanics and other minorities in the United States. Dr. Harold Saavedra, cancer biologist from Emory University, and Dr

SmartBug Media Hires Top Senior Consultant Laura Hogan
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - SmartBug Media today announced the hiring of Laura Hogan as a Senior Consultant. SmartBug is an Irvine-based HubSpot Diamond inbound marketing agency that helps businesses modernize their approach to marketing and sales in order to increase website traffic, capture higher quality leads and enhance brand value.

20 Medical Schools Join With AMA to Expand Work to Create the Medical School of the Future
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) -

Reduced Intensity Chemoradiotherapy May Be as Effective as Current Standard for Patients With HPV-Related Oropharynx Cancer

ConcertoHealth Appoints Noted Health Policy Expert Dr. Mark D. Smith to Its Board of Directors
ConcertoHealth (formerly Fidelis SeniorCare) today announced the appointment of noted health policy expert Mark D. Smith, M.D., M.B.A, to its board of directors.

Stanford, MIT and Harvard top the inaugural Reuters Top 100 ranking of the most innovative universities
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 - Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University top the inaugural Reuters Top 100 ranking of the world's most innovative universities. The Reuters Top 100 ranking aims to identify which institutions contribute the most to science and technology, and have the greatest impact on the global economy

Diversified Trust Expands Board of Directors With Distinguished Financial Services Executives, Elects New Board Chair
Diversified Trust, an employee-owned Southeast-based comprehensive wealth management firm with over $5 billion in client assets under management, today announced the addition of two highly experienced financial services industry executives to its board of directors:

Whittier Law School to Host Assessment Conference for ABA Accredited Law Schools
Whittier Law School will host a day-long law school assessment conference on November 14, 2015, called "Building an Assessment Plan from the Ground Up." This conference is designed to help law schools comply with the assessment requirements recently added by the American Bar Association for accreditation.

ONA Announces 2015 Online Journalism Awards Finalists
The Online News Association today announced finalists for its 2015 Online Journalism Awards, representing a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media, and emerging technology organizations from around the globe.

American National Bankshares Inc. Announces Appointment of Plexus Capital CFO to Board of Directors
American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB) has announced the appointment of Ronda Penn, Chief Financial Officer of Plexus Capital LLC, to the Board of Directors for both the holding company and its subsidiary bank, American National Bank and Trust Company. The Board approved the appointment yesterday

Kewill Appoints Paul Ilse to Board of Directors
CHELMSFORD, MA and MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 17, 2015) - Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has appointed Paul Ilse, Operating Partner at Francisco Partners, to its Board of Directors. Ilse joined Francisco Partners in 2015 with a focus on software and services.

Flamel Technologies Appoints SVP of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and VP of Business and Corporate Development
Flamel Technologies (NASDAQ: FLML) today announced the Company has appointed Sandy Hatten as Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Gregory J. Davis as its Vice President of Business and Corporate Development. Ms

UNC Online Dashboard Tracks Educator Preparation Programs and Impact of Teachers and School Leaders
CHAPEL HILL, NC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - The University of North Carolina system's new Educator Quality Dashboard provides unprecedented public access to the university's research and trend data on the performance of North Carolina's public school educators. Built with SAS® data visualization software, the interactive online tool (eqdashboard.northcarolina

Founder Dennis Gillings to Retire as Quintiles Executive Chairman at Close of 2015
Business Wire IndiaQuintiles Founder Dr. Dennis Gillings, CBE, will retire from his position as Executive Chairman of Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE: Q) at the end of this year, December 31, 2015. Dr. Gillings will remain on the Board as a director. The Board has appointed Jack M

Move Loot On-Demand Furniture and Home Goods Resale Launches in Charlotte, NC
Move Loot, the first curated, full-service online marketplace for secondhand home goods, announced that it has expanded its service to Charlotte, NC, its second launch in North Carolina in the last two months.

Snacking Done Right
(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities

Spark Networks(R) Appoints Michael S. Egan as CEO and Lee K. Barba to the Board of Directors
On December 15, 2014, Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) (the "Company") announced the appointment of Michael S. Egan as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2015. In conjunction with Mr. Egan's appointment, Michael J. McConnell will step down from his position as Interim Executive Chairman on January 2, 2015, but will retain his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors

ADP AdvancedMD Appoints Arman Samani as CTO to Drive Innovative Product Development
ADP® AdvancedMD®, a leader in all-in-one, cloud electronic health records (EHR), practice management, medical scheduling, medical billing services as well as a pioneer of big data reporting and business intelligence for smaller medical practices, today announced the appointment of Arman Samani to chief technology officer in charge of leading the company's technology development process

Courtyard Chapel Hill Offers Holiday Event Planners Something Extra
The Courtyard Chapel Hill is celebrating the season with something special for holiday event planners who book at the Chapel Hill meeting space for the holidays. The hotel is announcing an exclusive offer that includes complimentary meeting space, valued up to $600, with new catering orders of $500 or more

Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon Analyzes Motivations Behind Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant technology has advanced considerably since modern implants debuted in the 1960s, explains Santa Barbara plastic surgeon Wesley G. Schooler, and they continue to improve with each passing year

Individuals Involved in Family History More Likely to Be Engaged in Community
PROVO, UT and CHAPEL HILL, NC--(Marketwired - November 20, 2014) - A new exploratory study by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina commissioned on behalf of Ancestry

InsideView Fortifies Customer Focus, Appoints IT Services Veteran David Gorsuch Vice President of Customer Success
InsideView, the most accurate source of market intelligence, today announced the appointment of David Gorsuch as Vice President of Customer Success. An accomplished customer services and operations executive, Gorsuch will bring his innovative approach to ensure a pervasive and unrelenting customer focus as InsideView enters a new phase of high growth and expansion.

NUS Business School Marks Decade of World's Largest Student-Run International MBA Case Competition
Master of Business Administration (MBA) students from the School of Business Management, NMIMS Mumbai (NMIMS), Aman Jain, Anisha Mukhija and Prince Jain, have emerged as champions of Cerebration 2014 -- the world's largest student-run business case competition for MBA candidates

St. Baldrick's Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Pediatric Oncology Research Grants
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to announce that its latest cycle of pediatric oncology research grants have totaled more than $2.5 million to fund 40 institutions across the U.S

Promising Data Presented at the Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium on Thoracic Oncology From an Investigator-Sponsored Trial of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab in Combination With Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Front-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) (NASDAQ: PPHMP), today announced the presentation of data from the Phase Ib investigator-sponsored trial (IST) of its immunotherapy bavituximab in combination with the chemotherapies pemetrexed and carboplatin in patients with previously untreated, locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Study Published in Advances In Wound Care Shows Venus Leg Ulcers Treated With Spiracur's Mechanically Powered Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System Superior to Electrically Powered System
Spiracur announced today that favorable data from a multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) of venous leg ulcers (VLU) using the mechanically powered (MP) SNaP® Wound Care System to the electrically powered (EP) VAC® system, was published in Advances in Wound Care.

Proteostasis Therapeutics Announces Appointments of Cystic Fibrosis Experts to Inaugural Clinical Advisory Board
Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., a company developing novel therapeutics to address diseases caused by defects in protein folding, trafficking and clearance, today announced the appointment of six of the world's leading cystic fibrosis experts to form its clinical advisory board

Staten Island Plastic Surgeon Introduces PicoSure(TM) - Newest Laser Technology for Tattoo and Acne Scar Removal
Staten Island plastic surgeon, John W. Decorato, MD FACS is pleased to announce the use of one of the most cutting-edge laser treatments for patients seeking tattoo removal, as well as acne scar and age spot removal. The PicoSure™ by Cynosure® offers a more effective and faster option for the removal of tattoos, acne scars and other facial imperfections.

Rackspace Names Taylor Rhodes as CEO and a Member of the Board of Directors
SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - September 16, 2014) - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that its board of directors has named Taylor Rhodes to be the company's chief executive officer as well as a member of the board, effective immediately

Robert D. Hays, Jr. Re-Elected Chairman of King & Spalding
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 08, 2014) - The law firm of King & Spalding announced today that Robert D. Hays, Jr. was re-elected chairman of the firm by the partnership for an unprecedented fourth term. His new three-year term begins on January 1, 2015. 

Baylor Bears to Debut New McLane Stadium on Matrix(R) Turf
WACO, TX--(Marketwired - August 29, 2014) - Baylor University selected the same synthetic turf the Bears previously played on at Floyd Casey Stadium for their new $260 million McLane Stadium. Hellas Construction installed the new playing field this summer and removed the previous Matrix® Turf to be utilized in a new tailgate area.

Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation to Honor Navin Dimond
Navin Dimond will receive the Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation (CIHAD) Dream Maker Award during the organization's annual gala Thursday, October 30 at Denver's Hyatt Convention Center. CIHAD believes that every child deserves a quality education and that every child has a fundamental right to reach his/her highest potential

Hilton Worldwide Introduces The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill to Curio – A Collection by Hilton
Hilton Worldwide has welcomed The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill to its growing global brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. Selected for its strong connection to the community and tradition of excellence among guests, The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill offers travelers the local discovery and authentic travel experiences at the core of the Curio brand.

PanAtlantic Announces Appointment of New CEO
PanAtlantic Exploration today announces the resignation of CEO William T. Drennen III to pursue other interests. PanAtlantic Group Chair Ms. Olga Plaksina had the following comment: “I would like to thank Bill for his contributions over the past 2-1/2 years building PanAtlantic into the successful organization it is today. We wish him well.”

Virginia Tech Hokies and UCLA Bruins Will Play on Hellas Matrix Turf for the Hyundai Sun Bowl
EL PASO, TX--(Marketwired - December 30, 2013) - Virginia Tech and UCLA have accepted invitations to meet on Tuesday, December 31 for the 80th edition of the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The 2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl will mark the first meeting between the two teams. The Sun Bowl Stadium is located on the campus of University of Texas at El Paso and has a current seating capacity of 51,500

Valero Alamo Bowl a Sellout for Texas Longhorns and Oregon Ducks
SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - Organizers of the post-season 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl have run out of tickets with a week to go before kick-off. Alamo Bowl officials say the game is now officially sold out. This year will mark the third straight sellout for the collegiate football game and the sixth in the last eight years

CCFA Partners Inititative Receives Funding From Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 20, 2013) - At a time when funding is increasingly difficult to secure, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's CCFA Partners Research Initiative has been approved for an award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Texas High School Football Championships To Be Held At AT&T Stadium: 75% of 2A and Up Teams Play on Matrix Turf
ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Hellas Construction customers competing in this weekends University Interscholastic League Texas High School Football Championships make up 75% of the 2A and above brackets. All Hellas customers play on state of the art Matrix® Turf systems. Matrix turf is not only designed for high performance and playability but safety plays a key role

Profile of Pediatric IBD: Initial Findings From CCFA Partners Kids & Teens

Waller Adds 22 New Associates
Waller, Nashville's oldest and largest law firm, has added 22 new associates since June 2013. The latest additions to the firm's roster of approximately 200 attorneys are 2013 law school graduates who are now officially licensed to practice.

AVST's CX-E Unified Communications Platform Completes Interoperability Testing With BroadSoft's BroadWorks Communications Application Server
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of best-of-breed Unified Communications (UC) software, today announced that its CX-E 8.5 UC platform has completed SIP interoperability testing with BroadSoft's® BroadWorks® communications application server

Hellas Dominates the Top
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - November 27, 2013) - Texas high school football teams like DeSoto, Allen, Katy, and Southlake Carroll have multiple things in common. First, they all are distinct Hellas Construction customers with state of the art synthetic turf on their playing field. Second, they are all not only listed on MaxPreps Texas Top 25 Football Rankings list, they round out the top four

USA TODAY High School Sports Names "Must See High School Football Stadiums": Hellas Construction, Inc. Has 33% of the Impressive Stadiums Listed
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - November 26, 2013) - Hellas Construction, Inc. has landed prominently on the ranks of USA TODAY High School Sports section top 10 list of "Must See High School Football Stadiums."

Hellas Construction to Exhibit at the Washington State School Directors' Association Annual Conference November 21-24, 2013
BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - November 21, 2013) - Hellas Construction will exhibit at the WSSDA annual conference and will showcase Hellas' proprietary brands, Matrix® Turf, epiQ TRACKS™ and TPS® Tennis Court Surfacing

Hellas Construction to Partner With the Oregon School Board Association at the 2013 OSBA Annual Convention
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 14, 2013) - The 2013 Oregon State Board Association (OSBA) 67th annual convention brings together over 900 locally elected board members, superintendents and other school district decision makers

University of North Carolina Crowned Champion of One of World's Largest Business Case Competitions at NUS Business School
The University of North Carolina's Master of Business Administration (MBA) students have beaten more than 650 teams to be champions of Cerebration 2013, one of the world's largest student-organised business case competitions

NUS Business School to Host Finals of Cerebration 2013
Nine teams have beaten more than 650 others globally to clinch their semi-final spots in Cerebration 2013, one of the world's largest annual business case competitions.

Stellar Biotechnologies Expands Senior Leadership Roles With Two Key Appointments
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or "the Company") (OTCQB: SBOTF) (TSX VENTURE: KLH), announced today the appointment of two of the Company's senior executives to expanded leadership positions. Kathi Niffenegger, CPA has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Catherine Brisson, Ph.D. has been appointed Chief Operations Officer

American National Announces New Senior Vice President of Retail Banking
American National Bank and Trust Company announced today the appointment of Michelle Gaydica as Senior Vice President-Retail Banking. In this role, she will lead the bank's retail strategy for American National's 25 banking offices spanning the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia. Gaydica reports to H. Gregg Strader, Executive Vice President-Strategic Initiatives.

Hotel Near Seattle Convention Center Welcomes New General Manager
Change, as the saying goes, is good. And when that change is a highly experienced General Manager joining a stylish hotel in the heart of Seattle, well, that's better than good. That's downright exciting.

IntelliCell Biosciences Announces the Addition of Mr. Sam Khashman to Board of Directors
IntelliCell Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: SVFC), a regenerative medicine company utilizing adult autologous vascular fraction cells (SVFCs) derived from the blood vessels in lipoaspirate, announced today the addition of Mr. Sam Khashman to the company's Board of Directors.

Satellite Imagery Shows Steady Decrease in Lake Erie Water Quality and Increase of Cyanobacteria
Blue Water Satellite, a Bowling Green, OH, company that uses advanced satellite imagery and patented image processing is today releasing a time series of images from 1994 to 2013 showing the dramatic decrease in Lake Erie water quality and a significant increase of cyanobacteria. To see Lake Erie water degradation images click this link: http://www.bluewatersatellite

INC Research Strengthens Cardiovascular Research Capabilities with Appointment of Dr. Martin Sullivan as Executive Medical Director, Cardiovascular Medicine
Distinguished cardiologist brings extensive experience in novel approachesfor treating patients with cardiovascular disease

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Announces Season 18
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched primetime series, returns for Season 18 with its signature cross-country treasure hunt and more episodes than ever!

Avanade Expands Leadership Team With Two Executive Appointments to Fuel Next Stage of Growth
Avanade®, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced it added two C-level executives to its management team. Avanade named Florin Rotar as its first Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO) and Stella Goulet as its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

INC Research Strengthens Leadership for Strategic Advisory Services Unit

NeuLion Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2012. Revenue was $9.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012. (All amounts are in U.S. dollars.)

Seth Waller Joins EverBank as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE: EVER) today announced that Seth Waller, a long-time banking industry and risk-management veteran, has joined EverBank in the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.

Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Appoints New President
Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., a leading provider of franchised automotive repair and maintenance services, today announced the appointment of Paul Clayton, an accomplished franchising executive, as the company's new President.

Team Rivalry Gets Stickier With New College Duck Tape(R) for Buckeyes and Wolverines Fans
Few college football rivalries come close to the legendary match-up between The Ohio State University (OSU) Buckeyes and The University of Michigan (Michigan) Wolverines. When these two teams face-off, Buckeyes fans unite in a sea of scarlet and gray, while Wolverines die-hards adorn themselves in head-to-toe maize and blue

Charlotte Is Home to Energy Innovation
Charlotte, which is rapidly becoming a new energy hub, with more than 200 companies employing more than 20,000 employees, remains progressive in discovering new ways to produce and implement the use of clean and reliable energy, which has prompted two local Charlotte businesses to lean forward in innovation and education.

Online News Association Announces 2012 Online Journalism Awards Finalists
Finalists for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, many pushing the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution, were announced today by the Online News Association and its academic partner, the School of Communication at the University of Miami.

Charlotte Makes Innovation Possible
In the shadows of tall, corporate-filled towers in downtown Charlotte, ideas are planted, sleeves are rolled up and companies are growing. This is not new, yet it is one of Charlotte's least known attributes, being home to a growing entrepreneurial community. Startups are popping up in the energy sector, in the technology sector and in other sectors.

NeuLion Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading technology provider for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-enabled device, today announced financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012. Revenue was $8.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. (All amounts are in U.S. dollars.)

Neuren Appoints Joseph Horrigan, M.D., as VP of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs
Neuren Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: NEU) is pleased to announce that Dr Joseph Horrigan has joined the company as Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. Dr Horrigan most recently served as Assistant Vice President and Head of Medical Research at Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization

Online News Association Selects 2012 MJ Bear Fellows, Journalism Stand-Outs Under 30
The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today announced its second class of 2012 MJ Bear Fellows, three journalists under age 30 whose innovative work in independent, community and corporate news represents the best of new media.

Dan Myslewski Joins VidSys as Vice President of Sales in the Americas
VidSys, a leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, today announced the addition of Dan Myslewski to its senior leadership team in the role of Vice President of Sales for the Americas. With more than 15 years of hands-on, global security and IT sales management experience, Myslewski will help drive VidSys' future growth.

Former Amgen Executive Michael Petty Joins King & Spalding
Michael D. Petty, the former vice president of development and regulatory law at Amgen Inc., has joined the FDA and life sciences practice of King & Spalding as a pharmaceutical regulatory partner in its Washington, D.C. office, the firm announced today.

M. Scott Peeler Joins Stroz Friedberg to Lead New Compliance Division Within the Business Intelligence & Investigations Practice
Stroz Friedberg, a global digital risk management and investigations firm, announced that M. Scott Peeler has been named Managing Director and will lead the new Compliance Division within the Business Intelligence & Investigations practice based out of New York City.

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA and Mercedes-Benz USA Kick-Off Greater Miami Youth Initiative October 12 at Gwen Cherry Park
Community-based coaches can help tackle the many issues affecting today's youth. The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA (Laureus USA), a charitable organization that supports projects across the U.S

Dennis Gillings Receives SCRIP Lifetime Achievement Award, Quintiles Named CRO of the Year
Quintiles Founder Dennis Gillings, CBE, has received the SCRIP Lifetime Achievement Award and the company he started has been named “CRO of the Year” at the 2012 SCRIP Awards in London.

New study finds dad's occupations may have impact on child birth defect
Study finds that certain paternal jobs increased risk of birth defects in children

Even mild physical activity may cut breast cancer risk
Physical activity - either mild or intense and before or after menopause - may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits - a new analysis has found.

62 pc older women say weight negatively impacts their lives
A new survey has found that 70 percent of women over 50 are trying to lose weight and 62 percent say their weight or shape has a negative effect on their lives.

Scott Faris Joins the Board of LightPath Technologies
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) (the "Company," "LightPath" or "we"), a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of patented optical components and high-level assemblies, is pleased to announce the election of M. Scott Faris to its Board of Directors as a Class II member. Mr

Boston Therapeutics Elects Dr. Henry Esber to Its Board of Directors
Boston Therapeutics, Inc., a public company registered with the SEC and a developer of diabetes therapeutics, announced today the election of Dr. Henry J. Esber to its Board of Directors, effective December 20, 2011.

Durham Veterinarians Offer Holiday Pet Travel Tips
Dr. Soren Windram and Dr. Kay Bishop from New Hope Animal Hospital are offering veterinary tips for safe pet travel during the holiday season. Because their animal clinic is located close to the University of North Carolina and Duke University, they know that many students, faculty and administrators will soon be traveling by car and plane to various parts of the country with pets in tow

Echo360 Announces Four Award Recipients of Annual $10,000 Research Program Grants
Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, today announced the recipients of the 2011-2012 Blended Learning Grants Program that awards $10,000 to universities committed to directly addressing the impact of lecture capture technology

oDesk Names Thomas Layton Executive Chairman
oDesk Corporation, the world's largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that Thomas Layton has been appointed as the company's new Executive Chairman. In this position, Layton will work closely alongside CEO Gary Swart in an active operating role leading the oDesk® online workplace. Releases Two Million North Carolina World War II Draft Cards for the First Time Online in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
In remembrance of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor marking the entrance of the United States into World War II, (NASDAQ: ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, announced it has made available images of nearly two million draft cards filled out by North Carolina residents to its World War II records collection

University Business Magazine and Higher One Honor Six More Colleges and Universities as "Models of Efficiency"
University Business magazine and Higher One are honoring six colleges and universities in the fall 2011 round of their "Models of Efficiency" program. Each honoree developed new approaches that streamline operations to deliver superior services to students and other constituents in less time and at lower cost.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Report Finds Incredible Value in College Town Living
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today released its 2011 College Home Listing Report (College HLR), which ranks college towns across the country in home affordability. The report provides the average home listing prices for three-bedroom, two-bathroom properties that were listed for sale on coldwellbanker

HPV vaccine does not encourage sexually risky activity in girls
Young women who receive recommended vaccinations to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and associated cancers do not engage in more sexually risky behaviour, a new study has found.

Working moms healthier than their stay-at-home peers
Working moms are less likely to be depressed and are healthier and happier compared to their counterparts, who prefer to stay at home when their kids are very young, a new study has suggested.

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