Imperial Valley News
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nature has developed innovative ways to solve a sticky challenge: Mussels and barnacles stubbornly glue themselves to cliff faces, ship hulls, and even the skin of whales. Likewise, tendons and cartilage stick to bone with incredible robustness, giving animals flexibility and agility.
Durham, North Carolina - The corporate culture of firms is credited when they succeed and blamed when scandal hits. In a new study from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, executives say corporate culture drives profitability, acquisition decisions and even whether employees behave in ethical ways.
Atacama Desert, Chile - Leaders and supporters from The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, along with representatives from an international group of partner universities and research institutions, are gathering on a remote mountaintop high in the Chilean Andes today to celebrate groundbreaking for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).
American Heart Association Pleased New CDC Study Shows More U.S. Adults are Putting Out Cigarettes for Good
Washington, DC - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The study, which examined 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, noted that overall adult smoking rates dropped a full percentage point between 2013 and 2014. It also reported on differences in U.S. smoking rates, including that uninsured adults or those insured through Medicaid smoke at rates twice as high as those covered by private health insurance or Medicare:
Orlando, Florida - Short bursts of high-intensity exercise improved cholesterol, blood sugar and weight among Type 2 diabetes patients more than 30 minutes of sustained, lower-intensity exercise, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.
Chicago, Illinois - Two of the country’s preeminent health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA), announced a new nationwide initiative aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the U.S.