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1 hr ago | Silicon Alley Insider

This Startup Wants You To Control Everything In Your Home By Pointing At What You Want

Apple recently unveiled its new platform for connected appliances called HomeKit , and this year's Consumer Electronics Show was filled with household gadgets that you can control using your smartphone.


Related Topix: Home Automation, Cameras

4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

ANTHEM-HF study shows significant improvement in cardiac function...

Regulation of the autonomic nervous system with a device that delivers continuous, low-amplitude stimulation to the vagus nerve can significantly improve cardiac function and symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure, regardless of whether the device is implanted on the left or right vagus nerve, according to preliminary results presented ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Epilepsy, Medicine, Health

12 hrs ago | The Review

Meeks to step down as president of EGCC

Laura Meeks came to Steubenville and Jefferson Community College in 1999 with what she describes as "a very high energy level."


Related Topix: Steubenville, OH, Jefferson County, OH, Gateway (Washington, DC), Pittsburg State University

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Donald B. Shahon, MD, 90

Donald B. Shahon, MD died peacefully in the company of his family on August 30, 2014 in New Bedford, Massachusetts at the age of 90. Born in Boston, Dr. Shahon graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Biochemistry in 1944 and received an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1949.


Related Topix: New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA, Tufts University

Pushing back middle and high school start times presents challenges

In some households, getting pre-teens and teenagers out the door in time for the start of school is a herculean task.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, Pediatrics, Medicine

Poverty casts a long shadow

Poor kids usually grow up to be poor adults, concludes The Long Shadow . Johns Hopkins researchers followed 790 Baltimore first-graders until their late twenties.


The News-Gazette

Salaita backlash putting UI in bad light

Wanted: world-class scholar for state flagship university: home to Nobel Prize winners, patent-generating professors, an international student body and a fiery contretemps that has included academic boycotts and votes of no confidence in university leaders.


Star Tribune

Time running out for doctors to dispute device and drug makers' disclosures to feds

But Adams, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Minnesota, is worried about her peers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Star Tribune

Tevlin: This weekend we celebrate the laborer. How's that working out for you?

Cue the John Philip Sousa music and commence with the underwear sales. Throw a cheddar brat on the Weber and dig out Granddad's union buttons: It is time to celebrate the American worker.


Related Topix: Minnesota

St. Cloud Times

Get Outta TownGet Outta TownLife always seems to get busier in the...

Get Outta Town Life always seems to get busier in the fall. Even more reason to Get Outta Town Check out this story on The Detroit Lakes Cruise is a chance to see great cars, meet others who have great cars and enjoy a little time on the beach.


Related Topix: Detroit Lakes, MN, Travel

The Daily Gopher

Silent Phase Coming to an End?

Look for the University of Minnesota this week to announce corporate donations totaling nearly $30 million as the official kickoff of the Gophers' $190 million athletics facilities improvement project.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Sports, University of Minnesota NCAA, NCAA Sports


Apple season arriving late but looking like a 'bin buster'

Carpenter Nature Center usually opens its Apple Shack on Labor Day weekend but announced it is aiming to open a week later, on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Stillwater, MN, Lake City, MN, White Bear Lake, MN

Star Tribune

Fairgoers pull double duty as U research subjects

Before starting the test to establish a baseline for testing patients for Parkinson's, Colum MacKinnon, of the movement disorders lab, University of Minnesota department of neurology, measured Sandy Ahlberg of Worthington for the length of her leg.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Minnesota Government, Nursing

Commentary: Saying 'yes' is a good option after trauma

In November, 2013, Dr. Michael Conforti, founder and Director of the Jungian group "The Assisi Institute" led a four-part webinar called "Memories, Trauma, and Healing."


Log Cabin Democrat

Hendrix hires new choral director

Since the age of four when he sang "Away in a Manger" at a Christmas Eve church service, Andrew Morgan's life has revolved around music.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Temple University, Minnesota

Pipestone County Star

Passionate about swine

A Pipestone youth was selected recently to represent the state's pork industry. Taylor Homann was one of 14 county pork ambassadors, who competed in the Minnesota Pork Board's state ambassador program with Pipestone's Hayden Kerkaert and Donavon Johnson of Ihlen.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Pipestone, MN, Ihlen, MN, Pipestone County, MN

Fillmore County Journal


In an emotional event marking the beginning of her medical career, Morgan Mensink from Preston, Minn.


Related Topix: Morgan, MN, Preston, MN

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

The hands that feed us: Workers at the Minnesota State Fair

Dr. Gary Anderson, a veterinarian, inspects a goat as he does his rounds, checking on the health of animals in the animal barns.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science


New U of M Study Links using a Doula and Reduction in C-Sections

A new University of Minnesota study found that having a doula, or birth coach, in the delivery room can lower a mother's chances of having a cesarean section.


Business Journal

Report: Twin Cities ranks high internationally as destination for foreign students

The Twin Cities area ranks among the top metros in the world for drawing foreign students to universities and colleges.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Hamline University, Macalester College, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities