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  • HPV: The Shy Virus | Jean Snedegar

    HPV: The Shy Virus

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    • By Jean Snedegar
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Jean Snedegar
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    The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common virus that touches billions of human beings in one way or another — from a tiny wart on the hand to invasive cancer. HPV can be found worldwide, yet most people who are infected never show any symptoms. The virus can "hide" for years from a person's immune system, with no apparent ill effects, and then awaken and trigger deadly disease.

  • Urban Forest Healing Center | Jean Snedegar

    Urban Forest Healing Center

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    Narrated by Barbra Bogaev and Jean Snedegar (2006)From the time he wrote ‘Walden – Life in the Woods’ philosopher Henry David Thoreau understood the restorative value of trees to the human soul. More than 100 years later researchers are discovering that a pleasurable walk among trees and green space can calm an active child, refresh a tired mind, and make all of us feel better.

  • Cut and Paste | Jean Snedegar

    Cut and Paste

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    Plagiarism at universities and colleges is rife - 4 out of 10 students admit they copy material from the internet and try to pass it off as their own work. The problem is compounded by the pressure either to graduate at the top of the class, to go onto a good job or graduate school, or to escape failure. To deal with the issue, colleges and universities are trying many different approaches, from changing their teaching methods to using online detection filters to promoting a culture of integrity on campus.

  • Educating Emily | Jean Snedegar

    Educating Emily

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    • By Jean Snedegar
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Jean Snedegar
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    Twelve-year-old Emily lives with her mother in a small town in the mountains of West Virginia. Emily has cerebral palsy, and is one of three-quarters of a million children in the United States with developmental disabilities. She has impaired hearing, very limited speech and didn't learn to walk until she went to school. Because of Emily's inability to communicate in conventional ways, educators and other professionals initially had little idea of what her mental capabilities were.

  • After the Shot | Jean Snedegar

    After the Shot

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    • By Jean Snedegar
    • Narrated By Lisa Simeone, Jean Snedegar
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    On the night of April 14th 1865, in front of a thousand people at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Shouting ‘Sic semper tyrannis’ – ‘thus always to tyrants’, Booth believed that he was striking down a tyrant as surely as Brutus struck down Julius Caesar. Twelve days later Booth himself was shot dead in a barn in Virginia. From the moment Booth shot Lincoln, conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination have flourished.

  • Touchstones of Reality | Jean Snedegar

    Touchstones of Reality

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    Having a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or severe bipolar disorder isn’t easy for patients, or for their families. In the early days of mental illness, the pressures can tear families apart, and many of them don't know where to turn. As patients and caretakers age, things can get even tougher. While mental health services may provide some support, it's often family members who remain the only "touchstones of reality" for the person suffering with a severe mental illness.

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