Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
The answer to last week's stumper is The Bullwinkle Show, Season 5, Episode 19
See the first exchange with Colonel Beauregard under the Quotes section for the context. War-between-the-states-hipping isn't mentioned on the page but it's part of the episode when the narrator uses it instead of swivel-hipping while calling the game.
How you could have found it: Look at the shows in the TV Guide list that aired in 1963 and pick out ones that might include something completely ridiculous (fans of Bullwinkle obviously have an advantage). A search with war between the states and Bullwinkle would get you close enough. (I did say extreme....)
This week's stumper:
Movie, context, what's wrong with the scene.
Pretty minimal effort involved to research; kudos if you actually noticed while watching the movie. Feel free to brag (I did).
Saving the Salton Sea, Part II: Can't Wait For the State | Rewater | KCET
Despite the scale of the projects he manages, [IID biologist Bruce] Wilcox is the first to say that they're the tiniest fraction of what needs to be done to keep the Salton Sea's ecosystem from collapsing in the next few years, creating an ecological disaster and a public health nightmare.
"We'll probably never see the Salton Sea return to the way it was in the 1950s," says Wilcox. "But we have to do something to make sure migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway continue to have a place to land here. They're depending on us."
What he said. [Part I, previously posted, is here.]
View the Latest Influenza Information From This Week.
|Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases|
Read more about today's announcement.
CDC has issued updated, more comprehensive guidance for U.S. clinical laboratories on recommended testing for the assessment and care of patients for whom Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a concern, while minimizing risk to laboratory personnel.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Managing Chronic Pain: Opioids Are Often Not the Answer | NIH Director's Blog
The term "silent epidemic" sometimes gets overused in medicine. But, for prescription opioid drugs, the term fits disturbingly well. In 2012, more than 259 million prescriptions were written in the United States for Vicodin, OxyContin, and other opioid painkillers. That equals one bottle of pain pills for every U.S. adult. And here's an even more distressing statistic: in 2011, overdoses of prescription painkillers, most unintentional, claimed the lives about 17,000 Americans--46 people a day.
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Monday, January 26, 2015
A Path Appears [Documentary]
From the best-selling authors and creators of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide comes a compelling new book and documentary film, A Path Appears. In the book A Path Appears, coming September 23 , Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn provide a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world -- and a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The PBS documentary series premiering in January 2015 [tonight] examines the struggles women face in the United States and abroad, and the inspiring individuals working with them to create effective solutions.
There's also a Facebook page. I have not watched any of the videos and won't know until tonight whether I can get through the documentary. Assume a content advisory.
Ebola outbreak: Updated case counts; Interim guidance for U.S. businesses; Updated cumulative case graphs | CDC
The following information on the CDC website related to the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has been added or updated:
- Updated Case Counts - January 23, 2015
- Interim Guidance for U.S. Businesses, Employers, and Business Travelers to Prevent Exposures to Ebola - January 23, 2015
- Updated 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Cumulative Reported Cases Graphs - January 23, 2015
For the latest information, please visit www.cdc.gov/ebola.