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Aw shucks, Gulf oyster revival underway

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:04pm
Categories: National News

Burning hair, blood and sulfur

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:54pm
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 - 3:53pm
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

Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father is found knocked over

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:32pm
Was it politics or something else?
Categories: National News

Japan's aims for the moon in 2018

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:31pm
Categories: International News

New FDA-Cleared Device Significantly Advances IV Therapy Safety

Lifestyles - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:21pm
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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 - 3:02pm
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 - 2:59pm
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 - 2:54pm
Here's some background information about volcanoes, mountains that open downward to a reservoir of molten rock.
Categories: International News

McCartney recorded 'Hey Jude' in this Aston Martin

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:51pm
One day in 1968, Paul McCartney was driving his Aston Martin DB6 to visit John Lennon's son, Julian, when a song came into his head. There was a reel-to-reel tape recorder installed in the car's dashboard for moments just like this, so he turned it on and started recording.

David Letterman salutes ramp up as CBS announces special

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:22pm
David Letterman will have many late night salutes before he signs off next month, but he will also have one profound good-bye in primetime.

Traffic gets blocked for mating toads

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:13pm
A group of volunteers in Philadelphia teams up every spring to help thousands of toads make it across the road to their breeding grounds.
Categories: National News

Wells Fargo ad to feature a lesbian couple

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:52pm
Wells Fargo bank is coming out with one of its most diverse campaigns to date.

These CEOs work for 'free'

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:16pm
When we think of Fortune 500 CEOs, we imagine the companies' most highly paid employees. But in a few cases, CEOs are actually the worst-paid people on staff.

In Boston court, a procession of heartbreaking loss

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:11pm
Adrianne Haslet-Davis and her husband, Adam Davis, were standing near the finish line on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Categories: National News

Scenes from Baltimore

CNN - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:11pm
Protesters in Baltimore are demanding to know what happened to Freddie Gray, and why. An autopsy says Gray died from a severe spinal cord injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody. CNN crews are covering the story and filing updates from the field. This story combines their efforts with verified social media posts from witnesses.
Categories: National News

Al Qaeda hostage, American Warren Weinstein, killed

CNN World - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:20pm
The White House announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages. One of them was Warren Weinstein.
Categories: International News

Keep streamin': Grateful Dead's last show to be webcast

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:08pm
Good news, Deadheads - the group's final performance will be streamed online and will cost as little as $79.99.

Dunkin' Donuts winning recipe: espresso and breakfast sandwiches

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:49am
America is once again running on Dunkin'.

Do-it-yourself Girl Scout Cookies coming to Walmart, Target

Business News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:46am
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