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Nintendo brings Wii into Children’s Hospitals

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Nintendo and Starlight are continuing their 16-year partnership to put smiles on kids faces by introducing brand new “Fun Centers” into hospitals all across North America. People who want to help support the mission of Nintendo and Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation can visit Starlight’s Site of a Million Stars at www.millionstars.org. Click on Mario’s star to place a star in …

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Nurses to be rated on compassion

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What do you think of this? BBC NEWS – Nurses are to be rated according to the levels of care and empathy they give to patients under government plans. Health Secretary Alan Johnson told the Guardian newspaper that he wants the performance of every nursing team in England to be scored. He said he believes compassionate care was as crucial …

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Wii used for Physical Therapy, Fitness Ultimatum 2009 coming this fall

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Who hasn’t heard of Wii, from Nintendo? This little console that could has been sold out practically everywhere for nearly two years. It’s not for a lack of trying, either. Nintendo keeps putting more out, almost weekly, but those consoles don’t stay on shelves for very long. (This is not to mention the cheaper than everyone else $250, and you’ll …

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Special Effects Visionary Stan Winson dies

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I didn’t mean to post about yet another death, but this is a man that has had some effect on most of us, even if we never knew his name. Stan Winston is a man that won multiple visual effects Oscars. He created animatronic dinosaurs to compliment the digitally-animated dinosaurs of 1993’s Jurassic Park. He also won awards for his …

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AHA’s Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging Journal set for July Launch

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The American Heart Association has named the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Scheduled to launch in mid-July, the journal is the latest in a series of six new titles to be published under the banner of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The journals will be published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health Marcelo …

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Political Analyst Tim Russert Dies of Heart Attack

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CPR is a very important and life-saving skill. This is something that is reinforced whenever someone in the media passes away suddenly. This afternoon we lost Tim Russert, NBC News Washington bureau chief and “Meet the Press” moderator. He collapsed of a heart attack while doing voiceovers for “Meet the Press” at NBC’s Washington bureau. “This news division will not …

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Ever heard of the Prochlorococcus?

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It’s the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a microbe that produces twenty percent of the air we breathe. The Prochlorococcus is part of a group of cyanobacteria, and has become a very well-studied model marine microbe. Some estimates claim that the oxygen in one out of every five breaths you take comes from this bacterium. It is also one …

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Just Released New CPR Training Videos

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As announced yesterday evening, we’ve just launched ten new videos on ProCPR. The new videos include: Initial Assessment – For the first time, we’ve finally filmed a video edition of this topic! Adult Rescue Breathing Child Rescue Breathing Hands-Only CPR Adult CPR Child CPR Conscious Child Choking Unconscious Adult Choking Unconscious Child Choking Child CPR (2 rescuer) We hope that …

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Tomato Scare affects Restaurants

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Over the last week or so, going into a few different restaurants, there have been notices posted to the doors about the lack of tomatoes. There has been reason for concern due to a link between salmonella food poisoning and some uncooked varieties of tomatoes. According to CNN Money: McDonald’s said Monday it has stopped serving sliced tomatoes in its …