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It's expensive to be poor

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:16
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Love, not war: Pentagon courts Silicon Valley

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:50
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Quicken sued by feds over home loans

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:46
The U.S. government sued Quicken Loans Thursday alleging the company violated federal rules when it made loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

Diamond Dawgs at #25 Hogs In Fayetteville This Weekend

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:19
Mississippi State baseball (22-19, 6-12 SEC) travels to No. 25 Arkansas (24-17, 9-0 SEC) this weekend for a three-game Southeastern Conference clash at Baum Stadium.

Out of a tragedy, socially responsible fashion

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:06
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Google: Our mobile strategy isn't as bad as you think

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:45
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Starbucks to open Ferguson store

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:26
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Gen. David Petraeus sentenced

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:44
Gen. David Petraeus was once a widely celebrated military leader, a man who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and was touted as a potential presidential candidate. On Thursday, he faces criminal sentencing in Charlotte, North Carolina, for removing and retaining classified information as part of his romance with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
Categories: National News

Four Men’s Tennis Bulldogs Garner All-SEC Awards

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:14
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Adding to an already impressive first season under head coach Matt Roberts, the 18th-ranked Mississippi State men's tennis team has landed four players on All-Southeastern Conference teams, the league announced Thursday.

Finally! Nasdaq tops its March 2000 record

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:07
It took more than 5,500 days and a helluva lot of help from Apple, but the Nasdaq is finally celebrating a new all-time closing high.

Aw shucks, Gulf oyster revival underway

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:04
Categories: National News

Burning hair, blood and sulfur

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:54
When the bomb went off, Steve Woolfenden thought he was still standing. That was because, as he lay on the ground, he was still holding the handles of his son's stroller.
Categories: National News

Leader of al Qaeda's new Indian branch killed by U.S.

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:53
Ahmed Farouq didn't have the prestige of fellow al Qaeda figures Osama bin Laden, the influence of Anwar al-Awlaki, or the notoriety of Adam Gadahn.
Categories: International News

'Death sentence' for Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger?

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:49
The $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger that initially seemed inevitable now seems almost impossible.

Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father is found knocked over

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:32
Was it politics or something else?
Categories: National News

Japan's aims for the moon in 2018

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:31
Categories: International News

New FDA-Cleared Device Significantly Advances IV Therapy Safety

Lifestyles - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:21
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(NewsUSA) - While many patients fear needles -- especially IVs -- a new FDA-cleared device is making for a safer experience.

Consider this: approximately 80 percent of hospital patients receive an IV, and about a third of IV lines fail due to issues within the vein. One improvement that can now impact the patient experience is the ivWatch 400.

The device was created by ivWatch, LLC, a company committed to "aid in the early detection of intravenous (IV)

infiltration and extravasation events," according to its website (www.ivwatch.com). In layman's terms, IV fluids can inadvertently enter the tissue near an IV insertion site resulting in an infiltration or extravasation. Infiltrations are less-harmful leaks that can cause pain, redness of the skin and swelling. Extravasations are potentially harmful leaks from IV medications like chemotherapy. Infiltrations and extravasations are considered to be medical dosing errors and, in severe cases, may result in tissue necrosis, loss of function, amputation or even death. The ivWatch sensor technology aids clinicians in the early detection of these adverse events.

"It's very rare that you get an opportunity to be involved in something that can have such a huge impact," says Gary Warren, president and CEO of ivWatch, LLC. "IVs are probably the most common medical procedure that's performed and 30 percent of them fail. It's a huge problem."

Darcy Dolemann, MSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, clinical manager of the Vascular Access Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where clinical trials of the technology have been performed, agrees with Warren's assessment.

"This is really a game-changing technology for infusion therapy and should become the new standard of care," says Dolemann. "The device impacts every unit and almost every patient. For clinicians and patients, this will change the experience."

In development since 2000, the ivWatch technology uses an optical sensor that illuminates tissue near the IV site with visible and near infrared light. The sensor is coupled with a patient monitor that receives the feed from the sensor, processes it, and alerts the clinician if conditions suggest that an infiltration or extravasation has occurred. The benefits, says Warren, are immeasurable, but can include improved nurse productivity, reduction in medication errors and IV restart costs, and most importantly, a safer patient experience.

"Our goal is to be on every IV pole in the country," says Warren. "This issue is so prevalent, and we have a way to fix it."

Al Qaeda hostage Giovanni Lo Porto 'dedicated his life' to others

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:02
Giovanni Lo Porto put himself in harms way to help, heading to Pakistan to work on a reconstruction project following major flooding there.
Categories: International News

American-born Gadahn killed in U.S. raid

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:59
He was known as the American spokesperson for al Qaeda, working against his native country on behalf of a terrorist organization that's devoted blood and resources to attacking it. Now Adam Gadahn is dead, killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation.
Categories: International News

Volcano Fast Facts

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:54
Here's some background information about volcanoes, mountains that open downward to a reservoir of molten rock.
Categories: International News
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