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3 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

Dr. Gail Anderson, 'father of emergency medicine,' dies

Dr. Gail Anderson, a surgeon known as the "father of emergency medicine," died earlier this month of complications from pneumonia in Pasadena, Calif.


Related Topix: Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pasadena, CA

7 hrs ago | Switched

These Are The Best Universities For Electronic Music

Each year, we're bombarded with rankings of schools that are all about the books . But this year, thanks to the folks at Thump , Vice's online video channel devoted to electronic music and culture, we now have a ranking of schools that are all about that bass .


9 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village

The University of Southern California has brought out the Trojan Marching Band to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will transform both the Los Angeles campus and the surrounding neighborhood. When completed in 2017, officials say the 15-acre village will contain on-campus housing for 2,700 students and numerous other amenities.


Related Topix: Eugene, OR

12 hrs ago | Newswise

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Trauma Medical Director to Advise on...

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD , medical director of the Trauma Program and Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been selected to serve on the newly established National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters . The NACCD was established to provide expert advice and consultation to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on comprehensive planning and policies to meet the unique health needs of children before, during, and after a disaster or other public health emergency.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

16 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Marty O'Donnell: Composer of jingles sets focus on gaming

One such writer - Marty O'Donnell, a resident of the Seattle area - has created music for the Halo series, not to mention the catchy Flintstones Vitamins jingle. A: I don't remember a time when I wasn't interested in music.


19 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

USC unveils design for $650-million housing, retail complex

The 15-acre USC Village will be built in the architectural style of much of the main campus. USC on Monday is to unveil the final and somewhat altered design of the biggest construction project in the university's history: a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Boulevard, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014


USC Passes Halfway Mark in $6 Billion Fundraising Drive

The University of Southern California , the state's largest private college, has raised $3.7 billion, putting it on pace to meet a $6 billion capital campaign goal by the end of 2018. The university, which plans to break ground today on a $650 million campus expansion, has received four gifts of more than $100 million, including a $220 million anonymous donation, according to President C. L. "Max" Nikias.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US News

PhysOrg Weblog

Genetic testing can identify men at six-fold increased risk of prostate cancer

Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the disease. The study brings the total number of common genetic variants linked to prostate cancer to 100, and testing for them can identify 1% of men with a risk of the disease almost six times as high as the population average.



Report: Arizona State ranked No. 2 up-and-coming school in the nation

According to a new ranking put out by the 2015 U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has climbed to the No. 2 among up-and-coming schools across the nation.


Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Central Florida, Northeastern University

Effingham Herald

Aren't they grand: 64 million-plus and not the grandparents you've met in days gone by

Most grandparenting research looks at grandparents who live with their grandchildren or the frail elderly who live in long-term care or assisted settings. That misses most of the 64 million-plus grandparents, including a large group of "midlife" About 60 percent of all adults 60 and older are grandparents, said Wendy D. Manning, who with colleagues analyzed the most recent nationally representative data to reach the estimate of 64 million - an undercount, she noted, because it doesn't include all those living in institutional settings.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Long Term Care, Health, Kids

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Will iWatch Announcement Translate to Profit for Wearable-Tech Industry?

Apple commanded headlines this week by announcing the new iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and iWatch. The seamless integration between these goods and services is also noteworthy, as it seems to be Apple's way of guiding us into the wearable revolution one step at a time.


Related Topix: iPhone

Windsor Beacon

Hollywood's medical storylines vetted by those who know

The questions from producers run the gamut: Could a body be stolen from a hospital? What do infectious disease specialists wear during an outbreak? Do surgeons really say "Stat!"? In a bright office building in Beverly Hills, Kate Langrall Folb and her team at Hollywood, Health & Society are on call to field queries from the mundane to the obscure. "Operators are standing by," Folb, the group's director, often tells TV and movie writers.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Parenthood, Drama

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Poll: Most Californians believe drought is a crisis



Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Sacramento, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Brown trounces Kashkari in new governor's race poll

A new poll released Friday by the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Times shows Gov. Jerry Brown continues to trounce his Republican challenger in the race for governor. Neel Kashkari is the mystery man.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Carlsbad Music Festival: a musical adventure

Matt McBane, founder and artistic director of the Carlsbad Music Festival, warms up the streets of Carlsbad with a little music in anticipation of the upcoming fesitval. - Bill Wechter Matt McBane, founder and artistic director of the Carlsbad Music Festival, warms up the streets of Carlsbad with a little music in anticipation of the upcoming fesitval.


Related Topix: Carlsbad, CA, Classical

Seattle Times

Brigham Young tops list of WA's out-of-state college choices

Where do they all go? Believe it or not, the two most popular out-of-state schools for the 2012-13 school year were Brigham Young University-Idaho and Brigham Young University in Utah. Those two schools account for nearly 9 percent of the 7,409 Washington students who graduated in spring 2012 and went immediately to out-of-school colleges in the fall.


Related Topix: Brigham Young University-Idaho, Brigham Young University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara University, Chapman University

All About Jazz

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

Widely recognized as one of the most timeless and significant musicians in the history of jazz, his melodic sensibilities, playing style and compositions have delighted listeners and have influenced generations of musicians. Easily one of the most influential tenor saxophonists, the sound of this venerable saxophonist is recognizable in a matter of seconds.


Related Topix: Jazz, Charles Lloyd, Tennessee

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Hong Kong tycoons go Ivy with $350m Harvard 'gift'

Record-setting Chan brothers' donation underscores Chinese influence and Hong Kong's double-standard for the rich, reports Asia Sentinel Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines with their record-breaking US$350 million donation to Harvard University's School of Public Health. The gift is from the Morningside Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the brothers' corporate empire.


Related Topix: Harvard University


Mark Sussman: Programming Heart Cells to Heal [New Leaders in Cardiovascular Science]

As a boy in suburban Los Angeles, Mark Sussman's mother used to tell him that scientists saved more lives than physicians because they were the ones who developed the treatments that doctors used. He has taken her words to heart.


Denver Post

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus, master of 'surge' in Iraq, gives 9/11 talk

Retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus is expected to address national security threats - and President Obama's stepped-up approach against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria - during a Sept.


Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Denver, CO, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, City University of New York