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Predicting the risk for developing pneumonia in older adults

In a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, researchers developed a "prediction score" to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing pneumonia. Pneumonia is a leading cause of sickness and death among older adults. Show More Summary

Panel: Race Relations + Moral Leadership + the Black Lives Matter Movement

'Rev. Raphael Warnock, Oulèye Ndoye Warnock, Bill Moyers and Amb. Andrew Young discuss race relations and Black Lives Matter in current American society, just days after the news of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the Dallas Police shootings.' -- +Chautauqua Institution

One of the Wonders of American Civil Society

An inspiring and heartrending segment on “60 Minutes” on the Make-a-Wish foundation.     Make-a-Wish on "60 Minutes"

The Tony Schwartz Story

“Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All” The problem with Americans is they don’t read. We live in a visual society. Once upon a time we thought the written word was returning, via the internet, where typing was king. But not anymore, Instagram blew a giant hole in that paradigm, and Snapchat came driving through thereafter. Show More Summary

OMG, Donald Trump Thinks He's Batman

Source: Jon Deutsch Why is the Batman franchise so successful? It tells a compelling story of individual heroism versus systemic and environmental evil. The story is told on a backdrop of American society that is bleak, dark and grim; ripe with corruption in law enforcement and general malaise. Show More Summary

Obama calls Muslims ‘an essential part of the fabric of our country’

Speaking Thursday at the White House reception celebrating—belatedly—the end of Ramadan, President Obama made a point of highlighting the contributions Muslims have made to American society. More than 100 Muslim American dignitaries and guests from overseas gathered in the East Room to mark Eid al-Fitr, the end of a month of fasting and prayer for […]

New ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Updates Treatment Standard for Rectal Cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical practice statement, "Appropriate Customization of Radiation Therapy for Stage II and III Rectal Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method."

Ignorance is Bliss - Lou Holtz' absurd ramblings about immigration

Lou Holtz was a hell of a college football coach (his stint as a pro coach went less well). But as for his "insights" into American politics and society...not so much. Talking Points Memo reports that Holtz, participating in the GOPShow More Summary

Greater Boston Area Breast Cancer Survivor, Volunteer Selected as ASTRO's 2016 Survivor Circle Award Winner

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has chosen Theresa A. Keresztes, a resident of Wellesley, Massachusetts, to receive the 2016 Survivor Circle Award.

Five-year survival data: Brentuximab vedotin may be curative in some with Hodgkin lymphoma

(WASHINGTON, July 18, 2016) -- Five-year survival data published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), suggest that the targeted therapy brentuximab vedotin may have cured some Hodgkin lymphoma patients whose disease has persisted despite receiving previous therapies. read more

Gas sensors 'see' through soil to analyze microbial interactions

HOUSTON - (July 18, 2016) - Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to "see" into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society's journal...Show More Summary

THE RAGE OF FAILURE: “Embittered young Moslems murder innocents throughout the West because that i…

THE RAGE OF FAILURE: “Embittered young Moslems murder innocents throughout the West because that is the only argument they can make for their own society,” Bruce Walker writes at the American Thinker. I’d add that the nihilism of Western pop culture plays a role as well, but it’s worth noting that all it took were […]

Sunscreen Gadget Shows Where You Missed a Spot

By the time you realized you missed a spot with the sunscreen, the damage is usually already done. And, per the American Cancer Society, exposure to the sun's UV rays is the leading cause of skin cancer, including deadly melanoma. So when it comes to applying sunscreen, you want to...

Donald Trump Introduces Mike Pence As His Running Mate

last weekNews : The Two-Way

"I've found the leader who will help us deliver a safe society and a...really prosperous society for all Americans," Trump said. "Indiana Governor Mike Pence was my first choice."

How Fluorescence Works and Some of Its Interesting Applications

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry of fluorescence with some examples of its more interesting applications in everything from black light posters to cancer treatments. In a companion video to the episode they demonstrate how to create fluorescent flowers.

Benji Madden on Good Charlotte's Comeback, Cameron Diaz and Society's Celebrity Obsession

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

In September 2011, the members of the American pop-punk band Good Charlotte, including Benji Madden and his twin brother Joel, decided it was time to put the group on hiatus. Truthfully, Madden now admits, he didn’t know if “we wereShow More Summary

How not to handle protests? Look to the 1960s

The recent spate of shootings, rising extremism, protests and counter-protests have left our society on edge. Police brutality against black Americans inspired Dallas shooter Micah Xavier Johnson to murder cops; in St Paul, Minn., police officers clad in riot gear launched tear gas and rubber bullets...

Astronauts developing visual impairment

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Before-and-after images of an astronaut’s eyes via spectral domain optical coherence tomography show choroidal folds (marked by arrows), which are similar to stretch marks. (Courtesy North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society) From an...Show More Summary

New Report Finds Refugees Take Big Steps Toward Integration In Their First American Decade

The major takeaway from a new report by the Center for American Progress and the Fiscal Policy Institute is that refugees integrate soundly into American society and economy in their first decade here. We've reported on such findings...Show More Summary

ASTRO Members Elect Five New Officers to Board of Directors

Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected five new officers to the Society's Board of Directors, including President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer-elect, and Vice-chairs of three of ASTRO's five councils (Clinical Affairs and Quality, Education and Government Relations).

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