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900 Days in the Lion’s Den: Has the World Abandoned the Stolen Chibok Girls of Nigeria?

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(DGIwire) --  It was the early hours of the morning on April 14, 2014. Martha was suddenly awakened by the all-too-familiar sound of gunshots in the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Boko Haram, she thought. As her family fled, flames engulfed nearby homes set ablaze by members of the world’s deadliest terror group. Martha thought of her two daughters, … [Continue reading...]

Pushing Out a New Gown Design To Help Improve Patient Satisfaction

(DGIwire) – Patients are admitted to the hospital for all kinds of reasons—from CAT scans to organ transplants to labor and delivery. No matter what the reason for admittance, one aspect of each visit is typically the same—the basic hospital gown. Being admitted to the hospital can leave patients in a vulnerable state. When the garment they are … [Continue reading...]

Thinking About Offering Cryotherapy? Why USA-based Company Is Important

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(DGIwire) – Across the U.S., elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike are increasingly turning to cryotherapy—the use of extremely cold temperatures to promote healing and wellness. Although cold therapy dates back centuries, the development in the late 1970s of whole body cryotherapy—in which the body is exposed to nitrogen vapor at … [Continue reading...]

Vision Problems to Rise as Baby Boomers Age

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(DGIwire) – Baby boomers have seen dramatic shifts in society over the past few decades. But as they get older, their ability to see might degrade. In June 2016, the deputy clinical director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, told the Pocono Record that as the youngest baby boomers turn 65 by 2029, … [Continue reading...]

Southeast Asia Turns to Clean Energy

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(DGIwire) – Indonesia is a vast archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching 3,200 miles east to west between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, according to National Geographic, while its neighbor, Malaysia, is home to a varied terrain of mountains, plains, beaches and bays. Now these geographically variegated countries have something else in common … [Continue reading...]

4 Reasons for Businesses to Outsource Their HR Needs

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(DGIwire) – The global market for human resource outsourcing is projected to reach $53.9 billion by 2020, according to market research firm Global Industry Analysts. Today, nearly 85 percent of firms outsource at least some of their HR functions, reports Inc.com. But why would a business need or want to outsource its HR functions in the first … [Continue reading...]

A RevOlution in Balance

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(DGIwire) – What can you buy a kid who lives and breathes skateboarding? Certainly a skateboard, trucks, wheels, bearings, grip tape, t-shirts, protective gear and a helmet are all good ideas. Then, of course, there are sneakers, which are a complete necessity about every three weeks thanks to the effects of grip tape and sidewalks! But what if the … [Continue reading...]

Arrhythmia? Here’s What to Know

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(DGIwire) – In adults, a normal resting heart rate is 60 to 100 beats a minute, according to the Mayo Clinic. When the heart beats irregularly—whether too fast or too slow—a person is experiencing an arrhythmia. There are numerous types of arrhythmias, each with their own potential causes. Here are a few very basic questions and answers to keep in … [Continue reading...]

7 Companies That Love the Garden State

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(DGIwire) – In 2015, New Jersey added 55,700 jobs—the vast majority in the private sector—and has recovered 91 percent of the more than a quarter-million jobs lost during the Great Recession of January 2008 to September 2010, according to Rutgers Today. Indeed, many companies are thriving in New Jersey. Here are some major businesses currently … [Continue reading...]

HEIRLOOM: A Romantic Comedy Debuts

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(DGIwire) -- With tomatoes still at their most delicious, Heirloom, an aspirational romantic comedy series about a young woman who rediscovers herself after inheriting a small plot farm in Sonoma, is now available on Vimeo. It’s a heart-warming journey back to small town life and simple pleasures. Inspired by the experience of co-creator and … [Continue reading...]

Should Gyms Offer Cryotherapy?

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(DGIwire) – There has been a lot of buzz about cryotherapy among star athletes, but what exactly is it? Dating back to ancient times, it is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote healing and wellness. Today, in the 21st century, its popularity is on the rise thanks to the advent of whole body cryotherapy, which was first developed in … [Continue reading...]

Checking-In: Hospital or Hotel?

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(DGIwire) — A recent Deloitte Study found that hospitals with better patient-reported experience perform better financially. In fact, the study found that hospitals with “excellent” Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient ratings between 2008 and 2014 had a net margin of 4.7 percent, on average, as compared … [Continue reading...]

6 Types of Substance Use Disorders

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(DGIwire) – In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the latest version of its standard reference—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). In doing so, the APA replaced the categories of substance abuse and substance dependence with a single category: substance use disorder. Here are six … [Continue reading...]

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