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Short Takes: domestic violence, disability, legal briefs, sexy executives & more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Research has shown that as many as 21% of full-time employed adults have been victims of domestic violence and 64% of those affected indicated their work performance was significantly impacted. The CDC estimates that intimate partner violence victims lose a total of nearly 8.0 million days of paid work…

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A focus on wellness: Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “American society has become ‘obesogenic,’ characterized by environments that promote increased food intake, nonhealthful foods, and physical inactivity.” The CDC notes that during the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. In 2008, only one state (Colorado) had…

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