Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 21, 2009

Placing Calories on Menus Leads 71 Percent to Order Lighter Food by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When the City of New York passed a law in 2008 requiring restaurants to include the number of calories in menu items right on the menu, 82 percent of those who visited the restaurant reported that having the additional …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 11, 2009

Roundabouts Beat Stop Lights, Reduce Air Pollution 20-30%... by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Using “Roundabouts” instead of traffic lights or stop signs has been documented to save as much as 20 and 30% of fuel consumed at these intersections, with corresponding declines in solid and particulate pollutants. [1] One study in Vermont indicated that the …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 9, 2009

The course Sociology of Human Sexuality taught by Professors John and Janice Baldwin is one of the longest running and most popular courses at the college.  The course has a website of supporting materials  found at www.SexInfoOnLine.Com. The course, its faculty, and supporting materials have been the subject of media attention.  For a recent sample …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 5, 2009

Inner-City Hospital Reduces Cesarean Births 11 Percent! A successful program to lower cesarean-section rates by SA Myers, and N Gleicher This program was written up in 1988 – and not widely imitated! “Despite the consensus that national cesarean-section rates are excessive, they continue to rise. Currently, approximately one of every four deliveries is by cesarean …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 5, 2009

Problem C-Section Births by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Cesarean section (c-section) is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. The frequency of surgical birth has increased from 4% in 1965 to about 33% today, despite World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations that a 5% to 10% rate is optimal and that a rate greater than …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 4, 2009

America's Correctional System: Alternatives to Current National Practice by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  As of January 2009, the United States had a population of 305 million.  2.3 million of them are behind bars.  We have the highest percentage of our citizens in jail of any nation in the world. Additionally, the number of people on …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 26, 2009

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 23, 2009

Mowing Their Way to Decreased Air Pollution by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. “In one year, a single older mower will pollute as much as 43 new cars each driven 12,000 miles per year,” notes Mr. Bill Atwood, Spokesperson for the South Coast Air Quality Manaement District.  Aiming to reduce emissions from lawn mowers in their …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 23, 2009

School System Reduces Childhood Obesity! Childhood obesity prevention in Massachusetts can serve as nationwide model 15% less weight gain among school kids A program launched in Somerville, Mass., that aims to reduce childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles is being touted as a model for other cities and towns across the nation, USA Today reports. The …

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