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The Science of Pancreatic Cancer Advances

The Science of Pancreatic Cancer Advances | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With the knowledge we now have in hand, the collaborations underway through this consortium and other initiatives, and the outstanding scientific capabilities of these world-class institutions, there is reason for great optimism in the face of...
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New treatment protocol extends survival in some cases of once inoperable pancreatic cancer

A Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports on a
comprehensive treatment strategy that increases long-term survival in some patients with a formerly inoperable pancreatic cancer.
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Doctors are skeptical and confused about Obamacare, survey finds

Doctors are skeptical and confused about Obamacare, survey finds | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A poll of doctors finds huge skepticism that Obamacare insurance exchanges will open by fall, and mostly don't know how new health law will affect them.
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Deadly epidemic: Prescription drug overdoses

Deadly epidemic: Prescription drug overdoses | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
More Americans now die from painkillers than from heroin and cocaine combined.
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Amid budget cuts, teachers struggle with larger classes

Amid budget cuts, teachers struggle with larger classes | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Metro Atlanta students aren’t likely to get more one-on-one time with teachers or relief from crowding when they return to school next month.
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"80 percent of the state’s 180 school districts approved plans to exceed class-size caps. "

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Jury awards Oregon woman $18.6M over credit report

Jury awards Oregon woman $18.6M over credit report | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A federal jury in Oregon awarded $18.6 million to a woman who spent two years unsuccessfully trying to get Equifax Information Services to fix major mistakes on her credit report.
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The down side of school board meetings as pro-wrestling matches

The down side of school board meetings as pro-wrestling matches | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a spectacle, Wednesday night’s meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education landed somewhere between bad theater and a decent pro-wrestling match.
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The Pine Tar Game, 30 Yrs Later

The Pine Tar Game, 30 Yrs Later | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As Major League Baseball finds itself grabbing headlines for off-field news, today happens to be the anniversary of one of the most infamous on-field incidents, involving the Kansas City Royals' George Brett and pine tar in Yankee Stadium...
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The Official Unemployment Rate Is Wrong, Says Guy Who Used To Make It

The Official Unemployment Rate Is Wrong, Says Guy Who Used To Make It | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You can't believe the government's numbers on employment. Take it from the guy who used to run the government's numbers on employment.
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3. CASE STUDY: FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA; LOCATION: VENICE, ITALY; To Sleep No More - New York Times

In 1791, in a small town near Venice, a man named Giacomo was born. Members of his family tended to be physically impressive, powerful and broad-shouldered (and still are today), but one day in the
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How to Create a Meaningful Tumblr Campaign

How to Create a Meaningful Tumblr Campaign | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Since Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo, users have been seeing an uptick in ads. This shouldn't come as a surprise, though; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said early and often that moneti...
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Making Sense Of Cleveland's Good And Bad News : NPR

Making Sense Of Cleveland's Good And Bad News  : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As Cleveland embraces national attention for its booming arts and culinary scene, its new convention center and its world-class medical facilities, it struggles with recent grisly crimes and the message they send.
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New plan of attack in cancer fight

New research by Harvard scientists shows that, under certain conditions, using two drugs in a "targeted therapy" -- a treatment approach designed to interrupt cancer's ability to grow and spread -- nearly all cancers could be effectively cured.
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Are bacterial infections and pancreatic cancer connected?

Are bacterial infections and pancreatic cancer connected? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The bacteria may cause either body-wide inflammation or they may alter the immune system in some way. Either one can lead to increased cancer risk.
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Worse than death: Critical illness money fears

Worse than death: Critical illness money fears | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Middle-age workers fear the big bills from a critical illness more than than dying from that illness, a survey finds.
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How Computers Can Impede Spaces of Learning | DMLcentral

How Computers Can Impede Spaces of Learning | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a technophile, I’ll be the first to admit it: sometimes computers get in the way of learning. Hopefully that can be something we all agree on, right?
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What's new in pancreatic cancer research and treatment?

Research into the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer is under way in many medical centers throughout the world.
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The Kentucky Stage by John McIntyre

The Kentucky Stage by  John  McIntyre | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Maurice Manning on the South, Spoon River, and why he’s not a fan of Facebook.
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Wulf: Common sense won out in Pine Tar Game

Wulf: Common sense won out in Pine Tar Game | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tar Game its the sage, and not the rage, that we should remember. This is as good a time as any to celebrate the wisdom of Lee MacPhail, the American League president who looked beyond the letter of the law.
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5 Reasons to Consider Changing Your Career

5 Reasons to Consider Changing Your Career | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like there has to be more? That there must be a job out there that would suit your skills, passions, talents and lifestyle better than the one you're dedicati...
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Discovery Channel Will Host Shark Tank Google Hangout

Discovery Channel Will Host Shark Tank Google Hangout | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Discovery Channel will be hosting an underwater Google Hangout for the 26th anniversary of Shark Week on Sunday, August 4 at 11 p.m. ET.
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'Walk Up' Alarm App Forces You Out of Bed [VIDEO]

'Walk Up' Alarm App Forces You Out of Bed [VIDEO] | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An new alarm app called Walk Up has a unique way to make sure you get out of bed: requiring you to actually take it for a walk before it shuts up.
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Can't Sleep? Blame the Moon

Can't Sleep? Blame the Moon | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The moon could be to blame for a bad night's sleep, researchers now say. These findings are the first reliable evidence that lunar rhythms can influence sleep in humans. The moo...
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