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Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
This series of exercises is developed for students interested in health and natural sciences with little to no background in science and is meant to develop their reasoning skills.
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Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the consequences of biodiversity loss for human health. The guide examines threats to global supplies of food and fresh water, exposure to formerly rare diseases and opportunistic infections, and loss of important sources of medicines.
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Obamarama & the audacity of evidence for health reform in the United States
Since President Barrack Obama took office early this year, Congress has proposed bold actions to address the ailing United States health care system. In a system that spends $2.4 trillion each year on health care with some of the worst outcomes in the western world, there is enthusiasm to revitalise primary care. Dr Andrew Bazemore, of the Robert Graham Center in Washington DC, will talk about health reform in the US and the renewed role for evidence-based policy making.
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Physlets and Open Source Physics for Quantum Mechanics: Visualizing Quantum-mechanical Revivals
In this paper we describe our five-year effort to create interactive curricular material for upper-level quantum mechanics courses. This material uses both Physlets and newly created Open Source Physics applets and applications to make the teaching of quantum mechanics visual and interactive. These exercises and tools address both quantitative and conceptual difficulties experienced by many students. Because the materials are Web based, they are extremely flexible and are appropriate for use
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The Line between ‘Confidence and Arrogance’: UBS Americas CEO Robert Wolf on Work and Wall Stree
A "cowboy"-like confidence propelled UBS Americas CEO Robert Wolf from the football field to Wall Street and up the leadership chain. But much like the industry that supported his 26-year rise, Wolf has discovered that brazen bravado has its limits. During a recent Wharton Leadership Lecture, Wolf discussed his career in the banking industry, why he is stepping down from his current role and why Wall Street is better off now than it was before the crisis.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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Capitalism Without Guilt: the moral case for freedom [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Yaron Brook | Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion. Is it time for the world to hear the moral case for laissez-faire capitalism? Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on national radio
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Flu pandemic: how prepared are we?
In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the 'Institute of Science and Society' at the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect ourse
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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in
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Dr. Sean Bush talks about snake bites in Greenville NC.
Patient Sim Asher and Dr. Sean Bush talk about Asher's recent snake bite.
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Jon Huntsman, Jr., on Republican Politics, the U.S. Economy and China’s Transition
According to Jon Huntsman, Jr., former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate, "partisanship has seeped into campaigning [so much] that breaking through with a message that is beyond party politics ... is a very challenging thing to do." Yet in an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, he spoke about the importance of public service, as well as the need for fundamental tax and energy reform, the outlook for China in the coming decade, the role of the media in covering elections, his
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Mosquito Bytes
As disease-infected mosquitoes expand their range, these bugs rise higher on the "menace to human health" list. What makes mosquitoes so perfect for disease transfer? Is global warming a factor? How is modern technology being harnessed to combat skeeters? National standards included for grades 5-12. Teacher resource page at http://whyfiles.org/teachers/016skeeter/.
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Lesson 91: Brazil on the news- Hosting a conference for the UN
In this lesson you’ll get to know important things that are happening in Brazil and you’ll understand a bit more about our health system.

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Lesson 219: Health vocab
In this lesson you will learn vocabulary about health.

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What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project.  In the video a student gives his  perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care,  sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography.  He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.

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Sustainable Logging
Sustainable forestry helps strike a balance between the needs of people and the health of our forests. There is an emphasis on wild life conservation, retention, and replanting. Run time 02:37.
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Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo

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Hepatitis C
This is a video interview of an expert on Hepatitis C. Good explanation of the disease symptoms, progress, and treatment. It is estimated that one in every 10 Americans have Hepatitis C. Known as "a silent killer," many people are unaware they are infected, leaving them vulnerable to liver damage and other health problems.  28:50 min.
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How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health.  The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
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China Introduction
Explore went to China on a fact-finding mission led by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. During the three-week trip, the team discovered many of China's hidden gems:  philosophy, art, education, and rural life. They also discovered how the country's hard-working and innovative leaders were working to solve environmental, human rights, and public health issues.
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Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 3
To obtain the knowledge Brunelleschi needs - first to accurately create architectural drawings, then to build his cathedral dome - Filippo travels to Rome.  Accompanied by Cosimo de Medici, he studies the Parthenon. 

This ancient-times survivor is, initially, a mystery to Brunelleschi.  What are the secrets of the Parthenon's dome?  How does one make concrete to last more than a thousand years?  As the architect studies the ancient building, he begins to understand its structu

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