5 Things You Didn’t Know About Circumcision

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Circumcision A few factsA 2012 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is likely to throw fuel on the fiery controversy surrounding male infant circumcision.The AAP's statement touts the medical benefits of circumcision while stopping short of recommending the procedure, which opponents decry as painful and unnecessary. For instance, new research has found that circumcision lowers the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, genital herpes, human papillomavirus and syphilis.Circumcision seems to be on the decline in the United States (a 2005 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study put the rate at about 56 percent), but the practice has long religious and cultural roots. Here are five circumcision facts that may come as a surprise. In the late 1800s, doctors turned to circumcision to…
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Should one eat before or after a workout and does it change if you are lifting weights or running?

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Should one eat before or after a workout and does it change if you are lifting weights or running? Reader Question • 483 votes A Twenty years ago, when I was misspending my youth training for 10K races and the occasional marathon, runners and other endurance athletes were strongly advised to avoid eating in the hour or so before exercise. We were told that pre-exercise calories would lead to a quick increase in blood sugar — a sugar high — followed by an equally speedy blood-sugar trough, known as “rebound hypoglycemia,” which would arrive in the middle of our race or workout and wreck performance. This idea grew out of decades-old studies showing that blood-sugar levels and performance tended to decline if athletes ate or drank sugary foods or drinks just before…
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At Lynn University, No Textbooks — All Students Get iPad Minis

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Technology At Lynn University, No Textbooks -- All Students Get iPad Minis By Deirdra Funcheon Fri., Aug. 23 2013 at 7:01 AM 7 Comments Categories: Technology   Photo by Mike Licht/NotionsCapital.com via Flickr CC Lynn University projects that about 600 students will start school there next week -- the largest incoming class since 2007. And every one of those kids will have iPad Minis, which they have to buy for $475. They will not use textbooks this year. Lynn calls this move "one of the most extensive tablet-based learning efforts in all of American higher education." Lynn says the move saves students "hundreds of dollars" on books. The core curriculum will be provided on "e-readers enhanced with custom multimedia content," and the machines will come with "at least 30 education, productivity, social and…
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