PR Newswire Broadcast Minute and Podcast for Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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Reading, Writing, and Warning Signs; National Nonprofit Calls Attention toWarning Signs of School Violence

Students, parents, and school personnel need to pay more attention to thewarning signs of school violence says the National Crime Prevention Council -(NCPC), the nonprofit group best known for its icon, McGruff the Crime Dog.Like the recent findings from the report by the Virginia Tech Review Panel onthe shooting incident at the university, NCPC says most violent incidents inschools are preceded by warning signs of trouble ahead.

Grandparents Spend $27.5 Billion Per Year on Grandkids; 72.2% ofGrandparents Wish They Could Spend More

There are 56 million Grandparents in the United States. On average$27.5 billion is spent nationwide on grandchildren per year. The economicimpact could increase significantly if the same Grandparents were able tospend what they desired, according to a study conducted by two SacramentoState University professors on behalf of Liberty Reverse Mortgage. The surveycomes in honor of Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 9.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 56 million grandparentsreside in the United States. The purpose of the survey was to examine theamount of money that Grandparents spend on their grandchildren, what it isthey spend their money on, and whether they feel like they are spending allthey want or can on their grandchildren.

A Recent Survey Shows that 60% of Primary Care Physicians Would ChooseAnother Field

Almost two-thirds of primary care physicians would choose another field ifthey had their careers to do over, a new survey indicates, while more than 50percent consider themselves "second class citizens" compared to surgical anddiagnostic specialists.

The survey was conducted for Physicians Practice, an award-winningpractice-management journal read by more than 275,000 physicians nationwideThe annual survey is intended to measure the career satisfaction levels andconcerns of primary care doctors, defined as family practitioners, generalinternists, and pediatricians. The survey suggests that though primary caredoctors are both busy and in increasing demand, they are not necessarilysatisfied with their place in the medical hierarchy.

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