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Publishers: Partnering with PR Firms Helps Book Sales Fly

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(DGIwire)   Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins: it used to be that if an author landed a contract with one of these or another of the major publishers, they knew they had “made it.” They’d typically receive an advance that would be enough to live on—for a short while at least—and the publishing company would make sure the … [Continue reading...]

Cancer and Blood Clots: Understanding the Risks

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(DGIwire)   Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the body, usually in the legs. If the clot breaks loose, it can travel toward the lungs and cause a blockage in the arteries leading to the lungs, which is what a pulmonary embolism is. And if that weren’t bad enough, researchers have found links between DVT and … [Continue reading...]

Dress Coding: 101

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(DGIwire)  No woman wants to fall victim to committing a fashion faux-pas, but there are some rules we are throwing out the window! Fashion is supposed to be fun, so don’t be afraid to experiment and even break the rules every once in a while. Here’s some rules to live by and some to toss out with the trash. Get the right fit: This is crucial; … [Continue reading...]

Healthy Habits: Each Change Can Help

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(DGIwire)   Chronic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the world's top killers, causing 35 million deaths a year and 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. There are at least 1 billion people who are overweight or obese in the world today, according to the World Health Organization. WHO is now focusing attention on reducing … [Continue reading...]

Juliet Marine Systems CEO Gregory E. Sancoff Wins Technological Advancement Award from New York Council of U.S. Navy League

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Award Recognizes Sancoff’s Achievements Including Development of GHOST Vessel (DGIwire)  Gregory E. Sancoff, president and CEO of Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., a developer of maritime technology, won the Technological Advancement Award from the New York Council of the Navy League of the United States at the Council’s 113th Annual Dinner in New … [Continue reading...]

The Sobering Truth About Drunk Driving

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(DGIwire)  As the weather grows warmer and days grow longer, people look forward to spending summer holidays with their family and friends, often accompanied by alcoholic beverages. After all, what’s more American than a Budweiser on the Fourth of July? Unfortunately, many people take the celebration too far, and instead of assigning a designated … [Continue reading...]

Oncology Treatment Decisions: The Future is Collaboration

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(DGIwire)  When they were first introduced, open-plan offices were considered the cutting-edge of office communication technology. Rather than rows upon rows of depressing gray cubicles, an open-plan office knocks down the walls and allows employees to talk to each other freely across a brightly lit environment. The idea was that it would improve … [Continue reading...]

A ‘Wild’ New Advance in Wound Management

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(DGIwire)   Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild, documenting her hike up the Pacific Crest Trail following her mother’s death, has captured the imagination of a generation. The work features frequent flashbacks to her married life and to her violent reaction in the immediate aftermath of her mother’s death—a reaction that included drug abuse, promiscuous … [Continue reading...]

The Hidden Price of Buying Cheaper Drugs Online

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(DGIwire)  With more and more of the economy moving online—think Amazon, Airbnb and eBay—and supplanting brick-and-mortar retailers, it seems as if the next logical step would be purchasing all our medications online as well. The benefits, of course, would be to avoid waiting in long lines at the local pharmacy—and lower cost. Well don’t shoot the … [Continue reading...]

Double-Win App: Viewers and Advertisers Win with Viggle

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(DGIwire) Voice recognition technology has come a long way. First there were those voice commands in cars—which almost always misinterpreted what you were trying to do or who you were trying to call, making for some awkward misdials (“I meant ‘Tom, you’re a great lover!’...not ‘Mom!’”). Then there was Apple’s Siri, the program exclusive to the … [Continue reading...]

Pediatric High Grade Gliomas: Three Things to Know

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(DGIwire) – High grade gliomas are the most common type of brain tumors, accounting for up to 85 percent of all new cases of malignant primary brain tumors diagnosed every year, according to a recent article in the journal Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. The U.S. Central Brain Tumor Registry estimates that in patients up to … [Continue reading...]

Easiest Way to Improve Your Diet

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(DGIwire) People often wonder how they can improve their diet without totally changing what they currently eat or eliminating their favorite foods.  Sometimes a major change is just too much of a psychological or even physical hurdle to making a big commitment.  The good news is that it is possible to ease into a better diet and see some pretty … [Continue reading...]

Five New Technologies Helping Police Fight Crime

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(DGIwire)   Realistic TV dramas have introduced viewers to some of the advanced technologies used by crime-scene investigators. But they aren’t the only law enforcement personnel benefitting from technology; police officers across the nation have an arsenal of high-tech devices to help them investigate and solve cases. Here’s a look at four tech … [Continue reading...]

Company Reaches New Heights in Predicting the Course of Cancer

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(DGIwire)  Lung cancer has become so deadly and has claimed so many lives in the past decade that more concerned professionals than ever before—from researchers to physicians to other health professionals—are looking for the root of the problem. The most glaring cause is the inhalation of large amounts of carcinogens. This is why there are warnings … [Continue reading...]

Is a Way ‘In Reach’ to Guide Opioid Users to Recovery?

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(DGIwire)   Try as some people might to turn a blind eye to the problem, fatal drug overdoses—especially from opioids and heroin—continue to rise. According to a recent release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8,257 people died of heroin-related causes in the U.S. in 2013, a significant increase from the previous … [Continue reading...]

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