Friday - August 17, 2018

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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Simple Ways to Keep Osteoporosis at Bay
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Aug. 16 -- The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation issued the following news:

Your bones are living tissue. Although you can't feel it happening, they are constantly being broken down and replaced with new cells.

"Osteoporosis occurs when your body simply can't keep up with this natural process," said OMRF rheumatologist Eliza Chakravarty, M.D.

In osteoporosis, bones become weak and brittle to a point where a fall, or even something as innocent as bending over to pick up the morning paper, can result in a bone fracture. These fractures most commonly occur in the hips, ... Show Full Article

NOF Named an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon and Fields a Team of Runners Aged 40+
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the leading bone health organization in the U.S., was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018. For its inaugural team, NOF has secured five women over the age of 40 to join its Be Bone Strong team, highlighting the importance of bone health in active aging.

"NOF is thrilled to be named as an official charity partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon," said Barbara Hannah ... Show Full Article

Forest Foundation Issues Statement on Forest Service Release Stewardship Report
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The American Forest Foundation issued the following statement by President and CEO Tom Martin regarding the U.S. Forest Service release of the Toward Shared Stewardship Across Landscapes report:

"The American Forest Foundation (AFF), a leading conservation organization that helps America's family forest owners care for their land, today applauded the U.S. Forest Service announcement of their Toward Shared Stewardship Across Landscapes report, which focuses on recommendations for cross-boundary partnerships and outcome-based investment strategies to more effectively comanage ... Show Full Article

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Eases Further in August
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation issued the following news release:

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased again in August to 60.7, down from the July index ... Show Full Article

Enter World of Percy Jackson With Free Interactive Mobile Tour at Getty Villa
LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 16 -- The J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following news release:

Discover your immortal lineage with "The Demigods," a new Percy Jackson-themed free interactive mobile tour launching on Percy's birthday, August 18 at the Getty Villa, with a special celebration that includes monstrous mythological photo opps and plenty of blue food.

Inspired by the best-selling Percy Jackson series of books and movies, "The Demigods" takes young visitors through the Villa on an audio adventure. Each visitor chooses their own destiny by identifying personal traits that may reveal the ... Show Full Article

CA State Employee Files Class Action Lawsuit to Reclaim Forced Union Fees Under Janus Precedent
SAN JOSE, California, Aug. 16 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys have filed a federal class action lawsuit for a California state employee to reclaim union fees SEIU officials unconstitutionally seized from him and thousands of similarly situated employees. The class action complaint potentially includes approximately 5,000 affected individuals and seeks to enforce the Foundation-won U.S. Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME decision, which held that the First Amendment prohibits mandatory ... Show Full Article

'What Ever Happened to the Free Press?'
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Aug. 16 -- The Nieman Foundation issued the following news:

In Florida, Miami Herald reporters Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch documented widespread brutality and abuse within the state's juvenile justice system. As a direct result of their work, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice revamped its hiring practices and appointed an agency ombudsman to investigate complaints and advocate on behalf of detained youths.

In Iowa, Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register chronicled in searing editorials how the Iowa Legislature's privatization of the state's Medicaid ... Show Full Article