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Pittsburgh’s Marcellus Shale 

Pittsburgh's Marcellus Shale 

Marcellus Shale: you’ve probably heard the name bandied about on the news.  So who or what is Marcellus Shale?  Well, it’s not a character from the Flintstones or the name of a Motown singer.  It is named for a town in upper New York and can be found in formations of varying thickness beneath about 60 percent of Pennsylvania.  Marcellus Shale is an enormous formation

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Chambers of Commerce in the Pittsburgh Region

Chambers of Commerce in the Pittsburgh Region

Often times, being in business can feel like a lonely pursuit, but you don’t have to go it alone. The Chamber of Commerce can be a valuable resource for you and your business. For decades, enterprising Americans have recognized the benefit of being a member of a Chamber of Commerce. The first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseilles, France, and the United

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Guide to Greater Pittsburgh Networking Organizations 

Guide to Greater Pittsburgh Networking Organizations 

The old saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know,” still applies today, and may be more important to your success than ever before. Because the marketplace changes so rapidly, and technology seems as if it becomes outdated as soon as it is released, it is important to network. In addition to the obvious goal of increasing business, networking organizations provide an opportunity for

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Whatever Your Interest, Pittsburgh Has a School to Suit Your Need 

Whatever Your Interest, Pittsburgh Has a School to Suit Your Need 

Some find that a 4 year College is not a good fit, but still want to further their education. Pittsburgh has plenty of institutions that will help you to gain the knowledge needed to land the job you want.  The following are some of the trade, vocational, and career schools located within 50 miles of Pittsburgh. Alan Kells School of Real Estate, Inc. To obtain

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Jobs in the Pittsburgh Area That Require Further Education 

Jobs in the Pittsburgh Area That Require Further Education 

If you grew up in the Pittsburgh area before the collapse of the Steel Industry and the city’s industrial base in the 1980’s, there’s a good chance you knew someone who graduated from high school and took a well-paying job in a mill or factory. Or maybe you went to college and had a summer job in one of the area’s factories or mills that

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Accredited Nursing Schools in the Pittsburgh Region  

If you have ever been in the hospital, you know that nurses are the front line when it comes to your health care and wellness.  While physicians are indispensable and you can go hours without a visit from one and still be fine, nurses are needed far more often.  Luckily, the Pittsburgh region is fortunate to have a number of excellent nursing schools providing education

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The Changing Face of Nursing

The Changing Face of Nursing

The profession of nursing addresses many human needs, from the most basic needs to the more complex technological care of the modern day. To serve those needs, nurses must have increasingly rigorous training. It used to be that there was only one kind of nurse, usually involving a 2-year RN diploma course. But today, there are a plethora of nursing specialists ranging from a shorter

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Pittsburgh:  A Haven for Higher Education

Pittsburgh:  A Haven for Higher Education

If you are looking for great colleges and universities, Pittsburgh is fortunate to have numerous, excellent institutions from which to choose: everything from small to large, public to private, and rural to urban campuses. The following colleges and universities are all located within 50 miles of Pittsburgh. Allegheny College In 2015, Allegheny College will celebrate its 200th Anniversary. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, this small, private

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The Allegheny County Health Department: Working to Ensure the Public’s Health

History of the Allegheny County Health Department In 1885, 114 of the 8,000 residents in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, died of typhoid fever. As the commonwealth’s population grew and commerce expanded, it became apparent that the state needed some sort of governing body to safeguard its residents’ health. In response, Pennsylvania established a State Board of Health in 1886. Until the 1950s all public health matters were

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Colonoscopy: It May Be a Pain, But It’s Worth It

Colonoscopy: It May Be a Pain, But It's Worth It

Let’s face it, colonoscopies are a pain in the butt.  Well, not really; the procedure itself takes place under sedation so you feel nothing during the examination.  What is inconvenient about a colonoscopy is the prep work.  The idea of drinking an unappealing liquid that induces diarrhea, something we spend the rest of our lives trying to avoid, all so that someone can thread a

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