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  • The islands are frequently referred to as Samoa , which is the name of a separate island, and independent country, that used to be known as Western Samoa , that lies about 100 km west of American Samoa. (wikitravel.org)
  • Country
  • American Samoa is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that lie about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and about 100 km east of the island country of Samoa , which is part of the same archipelago. (wikitravel.org)
  • health care
  • By improving the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and economy of health care for Medicare patients, every American who uses our health care system also benefits. (ahqa.org)
  • Despite politicians' claims that America has the best health care of any country, similar tragedies occur repeatedly across the United States, which today is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth. (usatoday.com)
  • racial
  • These Americans, including racial and ethnic minorities, people with chronic diseases, the frail and elderly, and those whose families are economically disadvantaged, also bear a disproportionate share of dental disease. (ada.org)
  • 2 Asian Americans are more likely than people of other racial or ethnic groups to develop NAFLD when their weight is within the normal range. (nih.gov)
  • current
  • He spoke with WIRED about why he believes the long history of executions gone wrong deserves more attention in the current conversation about the death penalty in America. (wired.com)
  • important
  • Sarat says science and technology have played important roles in shaping capital punishment in America over the past century. (wired.com)
  • The American chestnut was a very important tree for wildlife, providing much of the fall mast for species such as white-tailed deer and wild turkey and, formerly, the passenger pigeon . (wikipedia.org)
  • Once an important hardwood timber tree, the American chestnut suffered a substantial population collapse due to the chestnut blight , a disease caused by an Asian bark fungus ( Cryphonectria parasitica , formerly Endothia parasitica ). (wikipedia.org)
  • areas
  • There are hundreds of large (2 to 5 ft diameter) American chestnuts outside its historical range, some in areas where less virulent strains of the pathogen are more common, such as the 600 to 800 large trees in northern Lower Michigan . (wikipedia.org)
  • seek
  • While approximately two-thirds of Americans seek care from a dentist regularly, many of the remaining individuals and families face challenges accessing dental care. (ada.org)
  • Study
  • According to a 1999 study by American Society for Horticultural Science, the Ozark chinkapin , which is typically considered either a distinct species ( C. ozarkensis ) or a subspecies of the Allegheny chinkapin ( C. pumila ozarkensis ) may be ancestral to both the American chestnut and the Allegheny chinkapin. (wikipedia.org)
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  • It is estimated that between 3 and 4 billion American chestnut trees were destroyed in the first half of the 20th century by blight after its initial discovery in 1904. (wikipedia.org)