Archive for November, 2013

Danbury Connecticut Attorney General’s Report on Sandy Hook Shootings

The full report is online as is the appendix.

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National Security Reports – November 2013 Update

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Health Disparities in the United States

“Our overall health status does not achieve our potential. An important part of this — even though preventable illness, injury, disability, and death affect all segments of society — is that life expectancy and other key health outcomes vary greatly by race, sex, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. In the United States, whites have a longer healthy life expectancy than blacks, and women live longer than men.” So begins CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report – United States, 2013 that follows up this statement with a vast array of tables and statistics centered around specific topics such as childbirth, cigarette smoking, etc. The data presented show marked differences among the races.

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Economic Crisis – November 2013 Update

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Nuts to You, and Other Recent Medical Reports

There have been several noteworthy medical reports recently released; here are the sources for each of them. It would appear eating nuts of any kind, in any form is a good way of staying healthy, according to Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality from the New England Journal of Medicine. PB&J anyone? Migraine sufferers (we count ourselves among these poor souls) now have a list of procedures NOT to follow, according to the journal Headache –  Choosing Wisely in Headache Medicine: The American Headache Society’s List of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Questions. Thankfully,  resting in a darkened room with a compress is not on the proscribed list. The overuse of antibiotics in children with respiratory illnesses is examined in Principles of Judicious Antibiotic Prescribing for Bacterial Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Pediatrics from the journal Pediatrics.

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Today in History: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Anyone alive at the time knows exactly where they were when the news broke about the fall of Camelot. We can remember walking home from school and seeing women and men crying in the street. There are so many sites to visit that the list would be endless. Here are a few good ones: 50 Years After JFK’s Assassination: A Brief Guide to Reliable Sources from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Warren Commission Report (FDsys); Post JFK Assassination Air Force One Flight Deck Recordings (FDsys);  Public Papers of the Presidents (JF Kennedy, including pre-presidential remarks); Foreign Relations of the United States: Kennedy Administration; Digital Collections (includes his personal papers, John F Kennedy Presidential Library); JFK Assassination (CBS, included video and audio reports from that fateful day); The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later (NPR); The American Experience: JFK (PBS); JFK Assassination Tapes (Miller Center); John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 (Miller Center); The Presidency: JFK Remembered (C-SPAN); Fiftieth Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Assassination(Diane Rehm Show); The JFK Assassination (SMU); JFK: Dallas Remembers (BBC); and Remembering the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (a compilation of more than 200 reminiscences from the Bergen Record).

“Only an America which practices what it preaches about equal rights and social justice will be respected by those whose choice affects our future. Only an America which has fully educated its citizens is fully capable of tackling the complex problems and perceiving the hidden dangers of the world in which we live.” JFK, from Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Dallas Trade Mart, November 22, 1963. They were never spoken.

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Hours for Thanksgiving Friday, November 29, 2013

The Library will indeed be open on Friday from 9am-3pm to answer your reference needs. All public service departments:  Reference, Circulation, and Periodicals will be available.

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