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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 03/2010

W(h)ither Intercountry Adoption?

| Posted 03.04.2010 | World

There's been a dramatic drop in immigrant adoptions since the peak in 2005 -- a drop of nearly one-half. Now the Haiti earthquake has shaken up inter-country adoption.

International Adoption Under Siege?

| Posted 03.06.2010 | Politics

After a day at the 2010 Adoption Policy Conference. I'm not an adoption expert, but I know more today than I did yesterday. Spend a day in a room ful...

Mobile Phones and Traffic Deaths (What Am I Missing?)

| Posted 03.10.2010 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows phones and other devices are a major source of distraction to drivers, with deadly consequences. Six states -- including New York and C...

Cohabitation, divorce?

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Healthy Living

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics has been received as evidence that "cohabitation has little effect on marriage success." O...

Cosmetic Surgery Cutbacks (for Women)

| Posted 03.15.2010 | Healthy Living

Americans are cutting back on cosmetic surgery during the recession, the NY Times reports. It's not just a money crunch, but the drop in real estate v...

Schooling Undocumented Immigrants

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Politics

As Washington prepares to train its fire on the issue of immigration, North Carolina has taken a step toward allowing undocumented immigrants -- at their own expense -- to attend community colleges.

The Breastfeeding Gap Persists

| Posted 03.28.2010 | Healthy Living

Among the many barriers to breastfeeding are the potential problems for working moms, and the fact that only some places protect mothers' right to breastfeed in public.