Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 23, 2012

Be Thankful - You Will Live a Longer, Happier Life! by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Thanksgiving is over, and as we come to the end of the turkey and dressing, and your visiting family packs up (to your regret and relief), it may occur to you that it is odd that we only devote one …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 15, 2012

An Epidemic of Brain Damage: The Rising Incidence of Autism   by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.   We have a medical condition spreading in our society that, in the space of 30 years, has gone from hurting one in 3,000 kids to hurting one in 88.   This is astounding on two counts - the sheer …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 13, 2012

Autism Rates Show Need for Study, Support by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. We have a medical condition spreading in our society that in the space of 20 years has gone from hurting 1 in 3,000 kids to hurting 1 in 88. This is astounding on two counts — the sheer speed and reach, and the …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 6, 2012

I Can't See the Future for the Smoke by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Long ago, I was a young graduate student in Future Studies, I was nervously walking down the hallway of a fancy conference center in Washington D.C. I had just given my very first presentation at The American Academy For The Advancement of Science. …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 6, 2012

Using Simple Technology to Help Sick Kids and Lower Taxpayer Costs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. About one in nine America school children have asthma. A decade ago, that number used to be one in 10. In 2008 children with Asthma missed 4 days of school due to the disease, for a total of around 13 …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 6, 2012

Putting Light on a Taboo Subject - SAD by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When was the last time all the clocks in your house showed exactly the same time?  Do the oven clock and the bedroom alarm agree? Is your computer agreeing with the Cable Box?  Your car clock with the kids alarm?   if not, bad things begin …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 10, 2012

Unseen Threats Can Impact Public Health by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Futurists know that if the average person can see a growing problem like the increase in the number of obese kids on a playground, or sense a rather immediate threat to their family from lightning from an oncoming violent storm, the threatened person will …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 10, 2012

The Possibilities of Telemedicine by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. About one in nine American school children has asthma. In 2008, children with asthma were absent some 13 million school days — and many of these students could have been in school, if they had access to better disease management. These numbers are higher in school …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 13, 2010

Public and Workplace Smoking Bans Lower Heart Attacks 36% By Rhiannon Bowman Smoking creates more than 400,000 premature deaths in the United States annually. When lost productivity and healthcare costs are combined, the total impact to the U. S. economy is $167 billion per year.[i] Until recently, a good bit of that smoking occurred at …

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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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