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Do EMRs improve patient safety? A debate.

“I’m here to say ‘Yes, they can,’ which is different from ‘Yes, they always do,’” says James Moore, MD, president-elect of the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA). To the contrary, enthusiasm for electronic medical records (EHRs) is part of a “syndrome of inappropriate overconfidence in computing,” argues Christine Doyle, MD, the CSA’s Speaker of the […]

ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Attracts its Largest Audience Since April and is Up by 14 Percent Year Over Year

During the week of October 20, 2014, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live shot up over the prior week by 13% in Total Viewers (2.795 million vs. 2.482 million) to draw its biggest overall audience in 7 months

‘Casual’ Family Comedy From Jason Reitman Lands Hulu Series Order

On the heels of the straight-to-series order last month to 11/22/63, a J.J. Abrams-produced event drama adaptation of Stephen King's novel from Warner Bros., Hulu is handing out another straight-to-series order to a project from a top feature writer-director and a major studio. Show More Summary

Design Porn For Air Traffic Controllers

From ATL to TPA, the Airport Runway Collection lets you admire the intricate pattern of your favorite airport as seen from above. There are few areas of design so important to get right as that of the airport runway. They host millions...Show More Summary

US: Democratic Areas Win More Transportation Grants

Just two months before next week's midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even thoug

Washington apples regain China market

Providing a key market outlet for a record volume crop, the Chinese market is open again to Washington red and golden delicious apples after a two-year absence.

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' & 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' Encores Lead the Late-Night Week of October 20-24

An encore week of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Oct. 20-24 versus rebroadcasts of CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and a week of four originals and one encore for ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

A Portrait Of London's Diversity, Drawn From Languages Spoken Near Tube Stops

Tube tongues! London, like any big city, is a melting pot of languages and cultures. Oliver O'Brien, a researcher in University College London's geography department with a zeal for visualizing information about the London Underground,...Show More Summary

FL: Demolition Begins for All Aboard Florida's New Station

An old strip center coincidentally named "Broward Station" was knocked down Wednesday, marking the start of construction of what will become a sleek new downtown Fort Lauderdale station for All Aboard Florida.

Greta Kreuz Retires From WJLA

12 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVSpy

After more than 30 years working as a journalist, Greta Kreuz retired from WJLA on Wednesday. Kreuz joined the Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate in 1988. She started out as a print reporter in the Chicago area and later worked in radio as news director for WVPO-WSBG in Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

CNN’s Brian Stelter on Cable News and Ebola Fear: ‘It’s Partly the Fault of the Viewer’

Appearing on Fusion’s “Midterm Mayhem,” CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter was asked about the role of cable news in creating fear and panic over Ebola. Stelter said part of the problem is cable viewers themselves, who may watch too much news and get a warped sense of the real story. Show More Summary

6 ways reporters can cover Obamacare open enrollment

As we head into the second Obamacare open enrollment season, the media have a chance to redeem themselves from last fall, when skepticism was sometimes left at the door and coverage was dominated by website screw-ups, cancelled policies, presidential false promises, and anecdotes that blew up under scrutiny. All of this noise drowned out the crucial point: what do people...

Rural America: It’s Complicated, Really Complicated

By Brian Depew on October 30, 2014 - 6:44am There are two closely held, and widely believed, narratives about rural America. The narrative in the national media is a fatalist one. Rural places are dying. The people are leaving. This narrative has roots in the farm crisis. Show More Summary

WA: Man Sentenced to Jail Time for Indecent Exposure on Bus

A man convicted of exposing himself on a Valley Transit bus earlier this year will serve a jail term instead of going to prison.

New Flyer Electric Bus Enters Service in Chicago

New Flyer Industries Inc. announced Oct. 30 that the Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric heavy-duty transit bus has entered into regular transit service with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

New York Green Bank's First Deals Underscore State's Commitment to Clean Energy Future

Clean energy finance is thriving in New York State. Governor Cuomo announced the New York Green Bank’s first set of deals, totaling an impressive $800 million in clean energy investmens. The projects funded by this investment will yield an impressive annual reduction of 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. read more

20-day lag between state test and results in cilantro recall

Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

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