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  1. cyber security guru

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    cyber security guru By: Virginia Scott Posted: 4/17/07 UTSA has received a grant from the Texas Emerging Fund to create an institute for cyber security research. According to UTSA industry and educational initiatives in Texas. The creation of UTSA's Institute for Cyber Security Research

  2. Energy Guru | Open Energy Information

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  3. On the Way to Meditation

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    Nieves, Adela

    2013-01-01

    Page, “Reflections from Detroit: Transforming Wellness &2010/08/05/reflec- tions-from-detroit-transforming-wellness-of the 5E Gallery in Detroit, came to meditation with skewed

  4. Tassajara Buddhist Meditation Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal...

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    Tassajara Buddhist Meditation Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Tassajara Buddhist Meditation Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal...

  5. Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhism

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    Greene, Eric M

    2012-01-01

    Tidings from the South: Chinese Court Buddhism and Overseasmodifications. Chapter 1 : Chinese Meditation Texts of theof (at least) two discrete Chinese texts. 240 This, however,

  6. Bulletin of Tibetology: Volume 31 Seminar Volume : Full issue; National Seminar (29th, 30th March 1995); Part 1 - Guru Padmasambhava's Contribution to Sikkim; Part 2 - Cultural Aspects of Sikkim

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    Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

    1995-01-01

    . of Buddhist Studies, Delhi University. Monastic Dance in Rumtek Monast~ry, By Allandmayee Ghosh. M,A (in Chincse) Research Associate. Department of Buddhist Studies. Visva-Bharati. Shantiniketan, Folk Songs and Dances of Sikkim. By Shri Kripal Singh... named this land as second" Hog mm pal gyi Hbras Mo. lzongs" It is because of Guru Rinpoche that thIS land is famous as the spintual centre of the world. The prophec\\ IS written mlhl' scriptures ofSlltra and Tantra. To quote a fe\\·, iJxamp!es from...

  7. Mindfulness meditation, well-being, and heart rate variability: A preliminary investigation into the impact of intensive

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    Gross, James J.

    , on heart rate variability (HRV) ­ a psychophysiological marker of mental and physical health ­ is unknown. We hypothesised increases in measures of well-being and HRV, and decreases in ill-being after after Vipassana training. HRV (5-minute resting baseline vs. 5-minute meditation) was collected from 36

  8. Transcendental Meditation

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    2005-11-29

    K.Wallace, qui vient des Etats Unis, parle des effects physiologiques de la méditation transcendantale. Il a fait son bachelor en physique à l'Université de Los Angeles et son doctorat en physiologie aussi à Los Angeles, mais à l'Institut de Recherche sur le cerveau. Il travaille maintenat à Harvard Medical School ou il continue des recherches biochimiques et physiologiques sur l'application médicale de la méditation transcendantale. Il s'occupe principalement des maladies cardiaques et de hypertension artérielle.

  9. Transcendental Meditation

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    2011-04-25

    K.Wallace, qui vient des Etats Unis, parle des effects physiologiques de la méditation transcendantale. Il a fait son bachelor en physique à l'Université de Los Angeles et son doctorat en physiologie aussi à Los Angeles, mais à l'Institut de Recherche sur le cerveau. Il travaille maintenat à Harvard Medical School ou il continue des recherches biochimiques et physiologiques sur l'application médicale de la méditation transcendantale. Il s'occupe principalement des maladies cardiaques et de hypertension artérielle.

  10. Meditation and Reality

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    None

    2011-04-25

    A.Sujata demande dans son exposé entre autre à ceux/celles des auditeurs/trices qui sont heureux/ses, de lever la main.....qu'est le bonheur?

  11. Sri Guru Prabha Power Pvt Ltd | Open Energy Information

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  12. Meditations on Place and Spirit

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    Schlegel, Lisa

    2011-05-31

    are encouraged and developed through my personal experiences and talks with my father, and our experiences with the landscapes of Kansas. Readers can expect to witness nature's cunning, intricacy, and power, while learning some historical and geological...

  13. RESEARCH Open Access Meditation acutely improves psychomotor

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    Sargent, Robert Craig

    are generated by very different neural systems, they both reflect, ultimately, an increased synchronous firing-REM sleep (relatively high voltage, synchronous waves). While a dominance of alpha or delta waves

  14. XID: Cross-Association of ROSAT/Bright Source Catalog X-ray Sources with USNO A2 Optical Point Sources

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    Robert E. Rutledge; Robert J. Brunner; Thomas A. Prince; Carol Lonsdale

    2000-04-04

    We quantitatively cross-associate the 18811 ROSAT Bright Source Catalog (RASS/BSC) X-ray sources with optical sources in the USNO-A2 catalog, calculating the the probability of unique association (Pid) between each candidate within 75 arcsec of the X-ray source position, on the basis of optical magnitude and proximity. We present catalogs of RASS/BSC sources for which the probability of association is >98%, >90%, and >50%, which contain 2705, 5492, and 11301 unique USNO-A2 optical counterparts respectively down to the stated level of significance. We include in this catalog a list of objects in the SIMBAD database within 10 arcsec of the USNO position, as an aid to identification and source classification. The catalog is more useful than previous catalogs which either rely on plausibility arguments for association, or do not aid in selecting a counterpart between multiple off-band sources in the field. We find that a fraction ~65.8% of RASS/BSC sources have an identifiable optical counterpart, down to the magnitude limit of the USNO catalog which could be identified by their spatial proximity and high optical brightness.

  15. Measuring Mindfulness in Meditators, and Examining How Aspects of Meditation Practice Affect Mindfulness 

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    Leinberger, Katherine 1975-

    2012-12-02

    Mindfulness is an element of consciousness which has historically been associated with well-being. Mindfulness-based clinical interventions intend on reducing cognitive vulnerability to emotional distress and have produced ...

  16. Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhism

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    Greene, Eric M

    2012-01-01

    Nationale. Lai Wenying ??? “Bei chuan zao qi de fa hua sanxin yang de yuan yuan yu chuan bo ?????? ????. Beijing: Zongkenky? ??? “Jiumoluoshi suo chuan shu xi guan chan fa zhi po

  17. Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhism

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    Greene, Eric M

    2012-01-01

    Chattha Sa?g?yana), cited by paragraph number. San guo zhiSan guo zhi ??? (Beijing: Zhong hua shu ju, 1974) SN L.Hua tuo ?? in the San guo zhi ??? (San guo zhi, 29.800),

  18. The Meditation Chamber : A Debriefing A. Fleming Seay

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    Shaw, Chris

    the environment, shaping the user's experience. Subjective and Objective Results A t-test showed that self report and a collection of biometric sensors. The three phases included an initial relaxation phase, a progressive muscle-nine of the 411 participants reported equal or lower levels of relaxation following the experience, with 18

  19. Tassajara Buddhist Meditation Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal

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  20. The Effects of Focus of Meditation on Pain Tolerance, Compassion, and Anxiety Levels

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    Kluck, Benjamin Joseph

    2008-01-01

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  1. EPILOGUE: Meditations on the future of Latina/o archival and memory practice, research and education

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    Chu, Clara M.; Dean, Rebecca; Keilty, Patrick

    2009-01-01

    archival education in Pacific Rim communities address theIn their study of 17 Pacific Rim countries on both sides of

  2. Slide 1

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    Bill Weihl Sustainability Guru, Facebook May 22, 2014 ilikesolar.org Generating and Retaining Solar Leads with Social Media Goal Increases solar adoption Scales Fast Web app Solar...

  3. ORIGINAL RESEARCH published: 07 July 2015

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    induced by bolus isoproterenol infusions. In that study, while meditating, a self-taught meditator isoproterenol infusions while not meditating. The current study was designed to explore this phenomenon of infusions in a pseudorandomized order: isoproterenol while meditating (or during a relaxation condition

  4. Evolution Induced Secondary Immunity: An Artificial Immune System based Intrusion Detection System

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    Sanyal, Sugata

    Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai, India 2 Department of Mathematics, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, University of Mumbai, India 3 Norwegian center Of Excellence, Q2S, Norwegian University Research, Mumbai, India 5 University Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai, India divyata

  5. 4/5/2014 Scientists build tinywindmills to power mobile phones -Tech2 http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/scientists-build-ting-windmills-power-mobile-phones-208443.html 1/4

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    4/5/2014 Scientists build tinywindmills to power mobile phones - Tech2 http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/scientists-build-ting-windmills this website NEWS & ANALYSIS REVIEWS MOBILES LAPTOPS COMPARE TECH GURU Scientists build tiny windmills to power mobile phones Micro-windmills to power your mobile devices By NainaKhedekar / 13 Jan 2014 , 17:26 A team

  6. Paths to Creativity in Security Careers

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    Newby, Gregory B.

    adaptable and healthy organizations." (gbn) Three themes: The "hacker spirit" Understanding complex systems Creativity in the organization #12;The Hacker Spirit Bob Bickford, computer and video guru, defined the true essence of the hacker as "Any person who derives joy from discovering ways to circumvent

  7. What can computational models tell us about face processing?

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    Cottrell, Garrison W.

    What can computational models tell us about face processing? Garrison W. Cottrell Gary about face processing? Garrison W. Cottrell Gary's Unbelievable Research Unit (GURU) Computer Science, Lingyun Zhang What can computational models tell us about face processing? Garrison W. Cottrell Gary

  8. An evaluation of spot tests for boron and the development of a superior spot test for boron 

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    Van Tuyl, Dixon Peacock

    1954-01-01

    turmeric paper a red color but t;his red does not turn to blue or green with sodium hyuroxide. 0xid1zing a. ents ( hy'ro?en psro~, J-ale) chrom- atee, nitrates, chlorates, etc) and iolidss interfere and must be removed. 5ilolybdenum, titanium, zirconium... interfering sub- stances, but this list is quite incomplete in some cases because of two omissions, namely sodium salts and traces of moisture. These omissions are important because of the normal presence of sodium salts in many materials and...

  9. Wednesday May 21 & Wednesday May 28 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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    Rose, Michael R.

    will briefly explain each of the Eight Verses, and the group will meditate on each for a couple minutes events for the whole UCI community. ARC Parking $1 per hour May 21 - Eight Verses Meditation Almost a thousand years ago, the Tibetan Buddhist, Master Geshe Langri Tangpa wrote the "Eight Verses of Training

  10. Medicinal Herbman

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    Hacker, Randi

    2010-07-21

    Broadcast Transcript: Japanese gardens are admired for their understated elegance, their meditation/movement fusion, their precise placement of essential elements such as water and stone. In this last way at least, Medicinal Herbman is typically...

  11. First Floor1 Second Floor2

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    Gleeson, Joseph G.

    Resource Center Financial Counseling & Infusion Center Scheduling Lactation Room Meditation Garden Infusion Center Clinical Lab Waiting Playground Registration Infusion Center Waiting Second Floor Research Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Second Conference Room 2250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Second Financial Counseling & Infusion

  12. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 | Open Energy Information

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  13. Energy Information, Data, and other Resources | OpenEI

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  14. Energy Information, Data, and other Resources | OpenEI

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  15. "Open Water/Closed Water: a filmic portrait of America's disappearing public

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    Sekelsky, Jeff

    "Open Water/Closed Water: a filmic portrait of America's disappearing public pools" Rachel Johnson space of water as a vital component of the public sphere. My movie features footage and interviews. But ultimately, the film is also a meditation on water itself: the transformative powers the sphere of water can

  16. Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness RICHARD J. DAVIDSON, PHD, JON KABAT-ZINN, PHD, JESSICA SCHUMACHER, MS, MELISSA ROSENKRANZ, BA,

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    Hunter, David

    Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation RICHARD J. DAVIDSON performed a randomized, controlled study on the effects on brain and immune function of a well with healthy employees. Methods: We measured brain electrical activity before and immediately after, and then 4

  17. Instructional Programs Class Schedule Summer II 2015

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    :00pm-7:00pm $60.00 Success Meditation (Katalin) 2 Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm $60.00 MARTIAL ARTS Muay Thai (Beg. sect.1 SquashBusters) Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm $60.00 Muay Thai (Beg. sect. 2 Squash

  18. University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions Syllabus and Course Outline

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    Sikes, Derek S.

    (a non-credit workshop) Course Title: Fly Fishing Weekend Pre-requisites: None Location: Room 344 of Alaskan fly fishing. Fly fishing is both a meditative and a scientific pursuit. From the end of a line effects on fish habitat, angling tactics and fly fishing techniques. Course Objective(s): Students

  19. A Hybrid Brain-computer Interface for Intelligent Prosthetics 

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    Cheng, Yu-Che

    2014-12-09

    and clinical diagnosis . In this thesis a commercial EEG product, NeuroSky MindWave, is used to measure the EEG signal from forehead. From the acquired EEG signal, humans attention and meditation level can be obtain. A EEG control algorithm is developed in Lab...

  20. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 3, 18871902, 2003 www.atmos-chem-phys.org/acp/3/1887/ Atmospheric

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    this campaign. For the Mediter- ranean region enhanced tropospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and formaldehyde by an increase of air pollution. The consequence is increasing trace gas production and release) and especially formaldehyde (HCHO), which is also produced by photochemical reactions (Ladst¨atter- Weissenmayer

  1. *Correspondence. E-mail: pnarr.henriquesf@icn.pt Tel.: + 351 21 2189791, Fax: + 351 265 541155

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    Scotland to Senegal including Madeira and the Canary islands, and in the western Mediter- ranean eastward and the Canary Islands while L. candollei is the most widespread species, being present in the Atlantic coasts from England to Senegal, in Madeira and the Canary Islands and throughout the Mediterranean. Prior

  2. A review of "Transformations of Love: The Friendship of Evelyn and Godolphin." by Frances Harris 

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    Joanne Van Der Woude

    2004-01-01

    , which at times took on excessive proportions, and Evelyn?s spiritual advice to her. Self-composed prayers, devotions, and manuals for meditation abound, some of which obviously derive from Catholic sources like Francis de Sales and the devotio moderna...

  3. War without end. Michel T. Halbouty's fight for American energy security

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    Donahue, J.

    1987-01-01

    In these pages are the drama and tension of Halbouty's role as ''Ronald Reagan's Energy Guru'' - his leadership of Candidate Reagan's Energy Policy Advisory group and President-Elect Reagan's Transition Team on Energy. His creation and direction of the Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, an organization that has advanced exploration and development of the total energy and mineral wealth of the nations fronting the Pacific, and is credited with creating a rapport between them that the U.S. State Department could not have established. His work on behalf of Indian tribes whose oil lands had been systematically plundered for 20 years. His fight against oil companies' ''Retrenchment'' programs and the so-called ''Corporate Raiders.'' His struggle against an ''Oil Import Tax,'' which he reasoned would be detrimental to America's economy and security. His strong advocacy of his plan to make America energy self-sufficient and free her from OPEC bondage. His enduring affection for and the benefactions of his Alma Mater, Texas A and M University, and students he found worthy of support. His confrontations with and his opinions of the world's ''movers and shakers'' and their varying philosophies. And a potpourri of thoughts, ideas and sentiments of an American original who became a legend in his own time.

  4. Childhood in Premodern China

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    Dardess, John W.

    1991-03-01

    instruction.20 Hand in hand with the scholarly effort to repossess the antique program of primary instruction there also was set in motion a long series of concrete attempts to set up elementary schools in the here and now. These reforms did not, as a rule... or meditative study. The rest will not. Slight, but interesting differences among families arise in connection with the question of what to do about the young washouts. Huo T'ao's solution was, as far as I know, unusual in its enthusiasm for physical labor...

  5. Unpublished opening lecture for the course on the theory of relativity in Argentina, 1925

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    Albert Einstein; Alejandro Gangui; Eduardo L. Ortiz

    2009-03-13

    Honorable Rector, Honorable Professors, and Students of this University: In these times of political and economic struggle and nationalistic fragmentation, it is a particular joy for me to see people assembling here to give their attention exclusively to the highest values that are common to us all. I am glad to be in this blessed land before a small circle of people who are interested in topics of science to speak on those issues that, in essence, are the subject of my own meditations.. [abridged].

  6. ThousandWorlds Collected Issue 3 

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    Nowakowska, Maggie

    1983-01-01

    squad's equal in other, more familiar specters of white, clacking plasticine. who?! Your death, Jedi, said the shadow to Borcin Jana. It was a noise such as he had not heard in over twenty years. It crashed into his meditation, vi brant and startling..., barely tempered by death and charged with a roaring incredulity that rocked the rogue Jedi despite his concentration. Wo.' How can it be?! Vader snatched at the surge of undisciplined power and was ensnared by its intimacy. Once again, he too...

  7. Resistance and relief: The wit and woes of early twentieth century folk and country music

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    Ellis, Iain J.

    2010-01-01

    constraining one’’ (1983: 20). Unlike folk counter-parts like Joe Hill and Woody Guthrie, country humorists like Uncle Dave Macon and Jimmie Rodgers expressed an unformed, pre-political consciousness, one often contradictory in na- ture. And where folk.... In ‘‘Hobo Bill’s Last Ride’’ and ‘‘Hobo’s Meditation,’’ he called attention to this subaltern breed spawned as a by-product of the Great Depression. His country contemporary, Jimmie Rodgers, also wrote tall-tales of the free-wheeling hobo life, though his...

  8. A Prospective, Multicenter Study of Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) Utilization During Definitive Radiation for Breast Cancer

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    Moran, Meena S.; Ma Shuangge; Jagsi, Reshma; Yang, Tzu-I Jonathan; Higgins, Susan A.; Department of Radiation Therapy, Shoreline Medical Center, Guilford, Connecticut ; Weidhaas, Joanne B.; Wilson, Lynn D.; Department of Radiation Therapy, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut ; Lloyd, Shane; Peschel, Richard; Department of Radiation Therapy, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut ; Gaudreau, Bryant; Rockwell, Sara

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Although complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) utilization in breast cancer patients is reported to be high, there are few data on CAM practices in breast patients specifically during radiation. This prospective, multi-institutional study was conducted to define CAM utilization in breast cancer during definitive radiation. Materials/Methods: A validated CAM instrument with a self-skin assessment was administered to 360 Stage 0-III breast cancer patients from 5 centers during the last week of radiation. All data were analyzed to detect significant differences between users/nonusers. Results: CAM usage was reported in 54% of the study cohort (n=194/360). Of CAM users, 71% reported activity-based CAM (eg, Reiki, meditation), 26% topical CAM, and 45% oral CAM. Only 16% received advice/counseling from naturopathic/homeopathic/medical professionals before initiating CAM. CAM use significantly correlated with higher education level (P<.001), inversely correlated with concomitant hormone/radiation therapy use (P=.010), with a trend toward greater use in younger patients (P=.066). On multivariate analysis, level of education (OR: 6.821, 95% CI: 2.307-20.168, P<.001) and hormones/radiation therapy (OR: 0.573, 95% CI: 0.347-0.949, P=.031) independently predicted for CAM use. Significantly lower skin toxicity scores were reported in CAM users vs nonusers, respectively (mild: 34% vs 25%, severe: 17% vs 29%, P=.017). Conclusion: This is the first prospective study to assess CAM practices in breast patients during radiation, with definition of these practices as the first step for future investigation of CAM/radiation interactions. These results should alert radiation oncologists that a large percentage of breast cancer patients use CAM during radiation without disclosure or consideration for potential interactions, and should encourage increased awareness, communication, and documentation of CAM practices in patients undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer.

  9. Valuation of environmental quality and eco-cultural attributes in Northwestern Idaho: Native Americans are more concerned than Caucasians

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    Burger, Joanna, E-mail: burger@biology.rutgers.edu [Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8082 (United States) [Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8082 (United States); Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8082 (United States)

    2011-01-15

    Valuation of features of habitats and ecosystems usually encompasses the goods and services that ecosystems provide, but rarely also examine how people value ecological resources in terms of eco-cultural and sacred activities. The social, sacred, and cultural aspects of ecosystems are particularly important to Native Americans, but western science has rarely examined the importance of eco-cultural attributes quantitatively. In this paper I explore differences in ecosystem evaluations, and compare the perceptions and evaluations of places people go for consumptive and non-consumptive resource use with evaluations of the same qualities for religious and sacred places. Qualities of ecosystems included goods (abundant fish and crabs, butterflies and flowers, clean water), services (complexity of nature, lack of radionuclides that present a health risk), and eco-cultural attributes (appears unspoiled, scenic horizons, noise-free). Native Americans and Caucasians were interviewed at a Pow Wow at Post Falls, Idaho, which is in the region with the Department of Energy's Hanford Site, known for its storage of radioactive wastes and contamination. A higher percentage of Native American subjects engaged in consumptive and religious activities than did Caucasians. Native Americans engaged in higher rates of many activities than did Caucasians, including commune with nature, pray or meditate, fish or hunt, collect herbs, and conduct vision quests or other ceremonies. For nearly all attributes, there was no difference in the relative ratings given by Native Americans for characteristics of sites used for consumption/non-consumptive activities compared to religious/sacred places. However, Caucasians rated nearly all attributes lower for religious/sacred places than they did for places where they engaged in consumptive or non-consumptive activities. Native Americans were less concerned with distance from home for consumptive/non-consumptive activities, compared to religious activities. - Research Highlights: {yields} A higher percentage of Native Americans engaged in consumptive and religious activities than did Caucasians interviewed. {yields} Caucasians rated environmental attributes as more important for consumptive and non-consumptive activities than they did for places where they engaged in religious/cultural ones. {yields} Native Americans rated environmental attributes as equally important regardless of the activities performed. {yields} Eco-cultural attributes (such as 'appears unspoiled') were rated as high as ecosystem services (e.g. unpolluted water).