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2 hrs ago | Fort Bend Star

Fort Bend ISD welcomes four new members to school leadership team

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees recently approved four new school leaders. Joining the FBISD school leadership team are: Jennifer Kapral, associate principal at Lake Olympia Middle School; Theresa Bathe, assistant principal at Highlands Elementary School; Yvette Huerta Mendoza, assistant principal at Holley Elementary School; and Julie O'Hara, ... (more)


Related Topix: Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Pitt student pleads guilty to State Patty's burglaries

State Patty's Day burglary suspect Andrew Ronczka, 23, a University of Pittsburgh student from Monaca, pleaded guilty Thursday to five counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and 12 counts of criminal trespass, all felonies.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Geneva College, State College, PA


Pittsburgh doctor sings to newborns during delivery

Dr. Carey Andew-Jaja told ABC News he has delivered around 8,000 babies and sung to at least 6,000 of the infants.


Related Topix: Tennessee

Floyd County Times

Dr. Eileen Kummant joins Saint Joseph Martin Hospital3:13 pm | 0

Eileen Kummant, M.D., has joined the Seton Family Health Center at 11087 Main Street in Martin.


Related Topix: Family Practice, Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, McKeesport, PA, Washington, PA

Floyd County Times

Dr. Peter Kummant joins Saint Joseph Martin Hospital3:16 pm | 0

Peter Kummant, M.D., has joined the Martin Clinic at 12579 Main Street in Martin.


Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Mental Help Net

Text Message + Feedback Alcohol Intervention Beneficial

For patients discharged from the emergency department with a history of hazardous alcohol use, a short message service assessment and feedback intervention is beneficial, according to a study published online July 9 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine .


Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine, Health, Emergency Medicine


Abused boy ate insects to survive, 'looked like Holocaust victim,' police say

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care, WPXI-TV - Pittsburgh reports .


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Pennsylvania

Medical News Today

Study suggests cystic fibrosis is 2 diseases, 1 that affects the lungs and 1 that doesn't

Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

American Society for Quality

ACOs Leverage Data Analytics for Quality Care

Data analytics are a necessary ingredient for insurers creating accountable care organizations because they're key to helping providers improve the quality of care they deliver to ACO participants.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

New details on Greenville boy found last week starved and beaten

Police reports describe the child as a "human skeleton" and "the worst case of medical neglect" seen at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Related Topix: Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Business Journal

Pitt taps alum to lead international programs

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed alumnus Ariel C. Armony its director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies.


The Jersey Journal

High school aides at F.M. Kirby Children's Center in Madison to head off to college

Pictured here, are Tara Geier of Madison to attend University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Maura Fennelly of Madison to attend American University; Meredith Wentz of Florham Park to attend Quinnipiac University; Layla Covington of Madison to attend University of Delaware; Caroline Lassett of Madison to attend Bucknell University.


Related Topix: Madison, NJ, American University, University of Delaware, Bucknell University, Davidson College

Design News

10 of the World's Smartest Cities

It seems these days that everything is getting smarter, from your phone to your home to your car.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Not all Pittsburgh region roads as bad as they look on paper

When an Act 47 financial overseer reported recently that 56 percent of Pittsburgh's streets were rated zero, meaning they were in worse-than-poor condition, it almost seemed too bad to be true.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Oakland (Pittsburgh, PA), Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Star Online

Brain aneurysms can be caught before or after they rupture

Jeff Donato, a jazz guitarist and personal trainer, in the gym on July 3, 2014. He had none of the characteristics that might predispose him to a brain aneurysm, but he survived slim odds after a blood vessel suddenly ballooned and burst.


Related Topix: Weight Training, Fitness

Millennium Dance opens first East Coast location in Pittsburgh

Tawni Darby, 23, is the owner and general manager of the new Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, South Side (Pittsburgh, PA), Station Square (Pittsburgh, PA), Arts, Ballet

The Times-Tribune

Old Forge native writes on income inequality

With an academic career focused on the intersection of sociology, economics and history, Old Forge native Joseph Blasi, Ph.D., co-wrote a book on a hot topic - income inequality.


Related Topix: Old Forge, PA, Rutgers University, Scranton, PA, Avoca, PA

Holtville Tribune

Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, African-American, Oakland (Pittsburgh, PA), Women's Health

Tuition at Pitt up more than 3 percent next year

Tuition at the University of Pittsburgh, already the highest for in-state students among public universities in the United States, is about to go up under a nearly $2 billion budget approved by the trustees.


P&T Community

Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis May Be Two Diseases

Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases - one that affects multiple organs, including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all - according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science