Sen. Stack Joins Call for Corbett to Restore University Funding

Sen. Mike Stack joined the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties today to demand that Gov. Tom Corbett fully restore the funding slashed from the 14 state-owned universities. Stack (D-Philadelphia) said Pennsylvania’s budgets should no longer be balanced on
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The Alikay Naturals October Subscriber Box Takeover

Alikay Naturals has a reputation for providing the richest natural & organic ingredients to create healthy products for all hair textures and skin types. Mineral oil free, petroleum free and silicone free.  “We are honored that CurlKit has enabled Alikay Naturals to take part in celebrating such an amazing milestone for (more...)

European, U.S. Medical Societies Unite on Respiratory Health

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer U.S. and European medical societies are speaking with one voice about the need to address health disparities between socioeconomic groups. The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) are pledging mutual commitment to reducing differences in the health conditions of people (more...)

U.S. Heart Group Takes Prevention Message Global

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The American Heart Association (AHA) is a world expert on educating people about preventing heart attack and stroke and resuscitating people who’ve suffered a cardiac event. The nongovernmental organization operates international training centers in 69 countries, with training outreach in more than 140 (more...)

Boston, Massachusetts: America’s City of Firsts

Known for its key role in the American Revolution and its excellent educational institutions, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the political, commercial and financial center of New England. With a population of 4.6 million, Greater Boston is the 10th-largest U.S. metropolitan area. Explore historic neighborhoods (more...)

Solobay: Report Shows Need for Action on E-Cigarette Bill

State Sen. Tim Solobay said  cited a report from the Centers for Disease Control as a call for quick legislative action on his bill to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. "There is still a lot we don’t know about the long-term use of electronic cigarettes,” Solobay said. “Growing (more...)

Austin, Texas: Fiercely Independent Live Music Capital

Austin, the 11th-largest city in the United States, has adopted the slogan “The Live Music Capital of the World” because it’s home to many musicians and live music venues. Each March, musicians, filmmakers and social media entrepreneurs converge on Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW) (more...)

September is Baby Safety Month!

Baby Safety Month 2013 Focuses on Sustainable Living and Features a Daily Product Giveaway September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This September, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on sustainable living and green alternatives through our theme, Green is the New Pink (more...)

New Mexico: Full of Hot Air (Balloons)

The “Albuquerque Box” is a weather phenomenon where low winds move in the opposite direction of high winds — a confluence of events that enables hot air balloon pilots to better control the balloons. It also establishes Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the premier destination for hot air ballooning. For the last (more...)

Prescription Drug Abuse – Safeguard Your Children

Julie Bowen While Pennsylvania is focused on the legalization of marijuana under S.B. 528, (introduced on April 3 2013 by Senator Daylin Leach), which has more recently been supported by the NAACP at their press conference of 4 July; the behind the scenes campaign to (more...)

New Treatment for Hepatitis C Shows Promise

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer A majority of U.S. volunteers in a drug trial were cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV) with a treatment that is less harmful and shorter than treatments with drugs currently in use. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National (more...)

Soft Surroundings Expands To Pennsylvania

First Store Set To Open In King Of Prussia Mall In Mid-September Soft Surroundings, a leading multi-channel retailer committed to providing stylish and comfortable clothing, jewelry and accessories, home furnishings and the latest in beauty and skincare to women of all ages, maintains its (more...)

American Lung Association in Pennsylvania Helps Students with Asthma Return to School

Lung Association Recognizes Asthma-Friendly Schools and Offers Back-to-School Checklist for Students with Asthma As summer winds down, families across Pennsylvania are beginning to prepare for the new school year. A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school (more...)

Education Key to Prosperous Lives

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Data on student learning gathered by aid workers in partner countries is helping the United States develop effective local strategies to teach reading to 100 million children by 2015, says the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development. “Instead of measuring our success by (more...)

Chicago, Illinois: Metropolis on the Great Lakes

The third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is the unofficial capital of the American Midwest, rooted in the Industrial Revolution that transformed the country into a manufacturing powerhouse as urban centers welcomed new immigrant populations. In the early 20th century, the city became famous for (more...)