Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 23, 2009

Program cuts Re-Hospitalizations by 20 Percent by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  These days, re-hospitalizations have gotten a lot of attention, as they're incredibly costly and far too common--especially for the fragile Medicare population. However, a year-long study at the University of Minnesota suggests that a concentrated effort may be able to cut down on such …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 23, 2009

Normal Reading Skills Achieved with Dyslexic Children by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  Dyslexia is a specific reading style occurring in about 15 to 20 percent of the population of the United States, resulting in large costs to society. Of these, 15 to 20%, or less than 1 in 20 of these people are successfully identified …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 22, 2009

Obesity by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. As of 2006 data, one hundred and nineteen million (64.5 percent) of American adults are overweight or obese. For Hispanics and African Americans, the rate is even higher. A person has traditionally been considered to be obese if they are more than 20 percent over their ideal weight. Obesity has …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 22, 2009

Replacing Car Gas Caps Saves $500 Annually, Cleans Air! by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. The Problem: Leaking gas caps contribute to air pollution and waste fuel due to evaporation. According to the US Car Care Council estimates, 17% of vehicle gas caps are either damaged or missing allowing 147 million gallons of gasoline to vaporize …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 18, 2009

Environment by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. We are engaged in a very large gamble involving our lives and the lives of others.  We are introducing bad stuff into a closed system (Earth and its environment) as if it was going to go away, when it doesn’t.  The literature is vast on the subject of environmental pollution, so …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 18, 2009

Community Planning and Visioning by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. If you are not already persuaded about the need for these alternatives, please read the discussion below.  If you already think that a problem exists, and are searching for solutions, you can skip the material below. We don’t do a good job of measuring change over time …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 18, 2009

Intro Text to Residential

Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 18, 2009

The Need for Energy Conservation in the United States The United States does not have single energy “problem”.  It has lots of problem areas where improvements could be made.  These can be either by improving supply, or by reducing demand.  This section speaks to reducing demand.  Introducing you to these proven, installed, and working alternatives …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 18, 2009

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 28, 2009

Tracking Quality of Life:  The JCCI Quality of Life Progress Report   Since 1985, JCCI has been developing a system to track indicators of the quality of life in Jacksonville, Fla. and surrounding communities. Tracking both positive and negative trends, this "community progress report" provides an ongoing analysis of the region. The annual report also helps …

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