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Saturday | WTOP-FM Washington

In D.C. area, a troubling string of drownings

A Virginia family is saying goodbye to its little boy, who recently drowned at a community pool in Aquia Harbour.


Related Topix: Aquia Harbour, VA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Inventor Spot

Newest Cancer Treatment May Already Be In Your Medicine Chest

If you have allergies you may already be using one of two over-the-counter products that were recently successful in cancer studies in mice.


Related Topix: Medicine, Zyrtec, Cetirizine Hydrochloride (generic), Biology, Science, Immunology

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Clarkson professor earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University's Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor, director of Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment and director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science, has been awarded the 2014 Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry Chemometrics Lifetime Achievement Award.


Related Topix: Clarkson University, Environment, Science, Chemistry, Mathematics

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Opening ART reception THURSDAY Night at MTSU Todd Art Gallery

The MTSU Todd Art Gallery in partnership with the Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee invites the public to an opening reception Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5-7 p.m. for the Winner's Invitational Exhibit featuring the awards' recipients from the "Branches of One Tree Rooted in Love" themed art competitions held for the students of Murfreesboro City ... (more)


Related Topix: Murfreesboro, TN, Rutherford County, TN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WTVR Richmond

HOLMBERG: How many offbeat murals are enough for RVA?

Since the beginning of the mural surge in RVA, I've been doing stories, filming, climbing scaffolds, interviewing the local painting stars and the famous ones who have come from around the world to share their art and vision with a town than has appeared stodgy, despite its artsy, edgy rep.


Related Topix: Weird

Summerville Journal Scene

Summerville Medical Center's new CEO

Valentine's quiet, personable demeanor belies a smoldering energy and intensity of purpose.


Related Topix: University of Florida, Medicine, Richmond, VA

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Virginia provides no raises for VCU employees, millions cut

An unexpected $1.5 billion shortfall in Virginia's finances is being felt at Virginia Commonwealth University, with the state cutting funding for employee raises.


Mon Jul 07, 2014

Mortgage News Daily

Dyman Associates Insurance Group of Companies: Tips when considering life insurance

In the event of an untimely death, life insurance can serve as a financial safety net to ensure there's money available to pay for everything from medical bills to a home mortgage and future college education costs.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Long Term Care, Health

Thu Jul 03, 2014

One-third of knee replacements may be inappropriate, new study finds

About one-third of knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. were classified as "inappropriate," which is higher than expected, Virginia researchers assert in a new study.


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Health, Richmond, VA, Arthritis

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WTVR Richmond

Alchemy Coffee makes transformation to permanent VCU home

Eric Spivack plans to open Alchemy Coffee: The Lab this summer at 814 W. Broad St. inside the future home of the Virginia Commonwealth University arts department .



Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves

U.S. Artist Hillary Fayle blows our minds with these ever-so-delicate embroidered leaves .


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Embroidery

Tue Jul 01, 2014


Study: 1/3 of knee replacements are questionable

Whether to replace aging knees can be a tough decision. More than 650,000 Americans underwent total knee replacement surgery last year, but a new paper from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University suggests that a third of those were not "appropriate," based on standard medical criteria.


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Medicine, Health, Surgery, Arthritis


Allergy Medications May Be The Next Class Of...

In a surprising discovery, researchers have noticed that the same kinds of drugs that relieve watery eyes and runny noses from allergies can also help fight off tumors.


Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science, Richmond, VA


Andrew V. Bailey II tapped as president for Louis Berger's new expanded Services operation

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 1, 2014 -- Effective July 1, 2014, Andrew V. Bailey II will assume leadership for Louis Berger's Services operation as the new president.


Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, World News, Africa, South Sudan, US Military, US Air Force

P&T Community

Study: A Third of Knee Replacement Surgeries in U.S. May Be Unnecessary

According to a new report published online in Arthritis & Rheumatology , one-third of knee replacement surgeries may be inappropriate, based on the patients' osteoarthritis symptoms.


Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

One-third of knee replacements in the U.S. may be inappropriate

Judging by the symptoms of people with knee arthritis , one-third of knee replacement surgeries may be inappropriate, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Medicine, Health, Arthritis, Surgery, Rheumatology

Study finds 33 percent of knee replacements in U. S. are inappropriate

Total knee replacement surgery is increasingly used in the United States but there is no agreed upon criteria that determine if a person needs a total knee replacement.


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Medicine, Health, Arthritis, Rheumatology

Asbury Park Press

Monmouth U. names provost, VP of academic of affairsMonmouth U. names ...

Monmouth U. names provost, VP of academic of affairs Monmouth University President Paul Brown has appointed criminal justice expert as provost Check out this story on Moriarty is an academic leader in the field of criminal justice with a focus on victim's issues.


Related Topix: Monmouth University, Prison, Louisiana State University, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX


Fluvanna School Board Appoints Brad Stang as Principal of Fluvanna MS

Fluvanna Middle School has a new principal. The Fluvanna County School Board appointed Brad Stang to the post in a meeting Monday.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL, University of Central Florida

PhysOrg Weblog

Is the next 'new' cancer drug already in your medicine cabinet?

It turns out that the same types of drugs that help reduce watery eyes and runny noses during allergy season might also help ward off tumors too.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Richmond, VA, Immunology