Researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health are working with the March of Dimes, the Florida Department of Health and partners around the state, in an effort to reduce the trend of early elective deliveries, which are deliveries scheduled before a baby reaches a full 39 weeks gestational age without a medical reason. As part of this effort, South Florida and its Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies received a $100,000 grant from the March of Dimes to establish the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC).

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The initiative brings together public and private health care leaders to improve the health of mothers and babies throughout the state. The collaborative’s first effort, a year-long pilot test of a toolkit designed to eliminate cesarean sections and inductions for non-medical reasons before 39 weeks of pregnancy, officially got under way in six Florida hospitals […]

World Water Day 2011 Celebration Will Continue All Year

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Last week the world celebrated World Water Day and although World Water Day 2011 has passed, the celebration continues all year long!  An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first […]

Are you smarter than a US diplomat? Take the Christian Science Monitor version of the Foreign Service Exam.

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  Diplomats working for the US Foreign Service are responsible for carrying out the policy of the United States. In order to serve at one of the 265 US diplomatic missions around the world, applicants must pass a series of examinations. The tests consist of a job knowledge test, English language test, essays, oral exams, […]