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    Volunteer at graduation

    Volunteers are needed for the Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 11 at 3 p.m. in Bear Down Gym and May 12 from 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. in McKale Center. Volunteers will receive lunch and 20 percent off at the UA Bookstore. For more information, call 621-2782.

    Suicides likelier in homes with guns

    The presence of guns in homes is linked with higher suicide rates, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health published in the April issue of the Journal of Trauma. The study found the 15 states with the highest rates of household gun ownership, with similar populations, had twice as many suicides.

    Severely obese are fastest-growing segment of overweight Americans

    A new study from the RAND Corporation reveals that the number of severely obese Americans grew by 50 percent between 2000 and 2005. People are classified as severely obese when their body mass index, a weight-to-height ratio, is 40 or higher.

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