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1 hr ago | The Baltimore Sun

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

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Related Topix: Owings Mills, MD

6 hrs ago | Newswise

The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Announces the...

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - On behalf of its affiliate, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation , the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is pleased to announce that the NREF has reached agreements with DePuy Synthes Spine and Medtronic who will provide funding in support of the foundation's post-residency, clinical fellowship ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Back Pain, Health, University, FL, Duke University, Rush University

12 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Our Opinion: Medical mistakes cost money and lives

Back in 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a landmark study, "To Err is Human," which reported that nearly 100,000 people die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Health Care Provider, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

China Daily

The right time to study abroad

I arrived in the United States as a fresh college graduate from Nanjing University 14 years ago for higher studies, and ultimately completed my doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Washington University in St. Louis

Brunt named chief of minimally invasive surgery

L. Michael Brunt, MD, a nationally recognized laparoscopic surgeon, has been named chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Surgery, Health

Canada.com

Michael Pitt talks new movie I Origins

In I Origins, a Mike Cahill picture, Pitt portrays Ian Gray, a molecular biologist who discovers scientific evidence that might confirm spiritual beliefs in reincarnation.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, World News, India,

Business Journal

Health Science Center lands new VP with global experience

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has named Jacqueline Lee Mok, Ph.D., a its new vice president for academic, faculty and student Affairs.

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Related Topix: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Arizona

Baltimore Jewish Times

Honored

Matthew Bernstein, 17, and Theodore Weinberg, 18, both recent graduates of Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, have won National Merit Scholarships funded by the college or university of their choice.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Standardized Testing, Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore County, MD, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Medical News Today

Unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer may be eliminated by new accurate epigenetic test

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

CNN

Americans who fight for Israel

He had family members who had survived the Holocaust and felt compelled to fight back at what he perceived as a growing level of anti-Semitism in America.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, San Mateo County, CA, Belmont, CA

Business Journal

Maryland Innovation Initiative invests $6.4M in university-linked projects

Emocha Mobile Health Inc. CEO Sebastian Seiguer. Emocha was among the startup companies to receive funding from the Maryland Innovation Initiative in fiscal 2014.

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Related Topix: Maryland, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland College Park

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellow - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

This is a postdoctoral position funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Outside the Beltway

Time To Get Rid Of Summer Vacation For Schoolchildren?

The nine-month, 180-day school year is not a relic of our agrarian past - as many wrongly assume - but rather the legacy of a bygone era when spending hours inside a sweltering, air-conditioning-free classroom was implausible.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News

SooToday

Gifford-Jones: Burnout 101 for caregivers

Here's a possible Trivial Pursuit question, "What's the fastest growing unpaid profession in North America?" I admit I wouldn't have known the answer.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Tuning In: How to Listen Better

Even before the age of digital distractions, people could remember only about 10% of what was said in a face-to-face conversation after a brief distraction, according to a 1987 study that remains a key gauge of conversational recall.

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Related Topix: Londonderry, NH

EurekAlert!

Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture

The American Society of Hematology will honor Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Robert P. Hebbel, MD, of the University of Minnesota Medical School with the 2014 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for their significant research advances in the area of sickle cell disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hematology, Vanderbilt University, University of Minnesota, Oncology

Christian Science Monitor

Earth's hottest June follows hottest May. The new normal?

Last month was the hottest June on record for the planet as a whole, according to new data released Monday by the National Climate Data Center.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Asheville, NC

Medical News Today

Innovative data collection system for cancer patients developed to improve care and outcomes

An innovative new data collection system could revolutionize the way doctors provide treatment, helping them improve outcomes and decrease side effects for cancer patients, according to research being presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Physics, Science, Oncology, Health

The Spokesman-Review

Fight unhealthy air pollution with broccoli - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 PST

If you live in a region with lots of air pollution, you might not always breathe easy.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Medicine, Nutrition, Health, Lung Cancer

PhysOrg Weblog

New accurate epigenetic test could eliminate unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles

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