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  • From Sun Magazine: After concussions shattered a season, Brian Roberts sees recovery ahead

    From Sun Magazine: After concussions shattered a season, Brian Roberts sees recovery ahead
    Just over a year ago, on Sept. 27, 2010, the Orioles were leading the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0, in the ninth inning of a largely meaningless road game when second baseman Brian Roberts came to the plate. He felt prepared for the at-bat, and believed...
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore to revamp teaching on pain

    University of Maryland, Baltimore to revamp teaching on pain
    As part of a federal project aimed at better treating pain, the University of Maryland, Baltimore will begin revamping the way it teaches future doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists. Pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and their...
  • Engagement: Smith, Swecker to wed

    Richard and Sharon Smith of Rossville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Nicole, to Michael Swecker, of Wilson Point. Kellie and Michael are both graduates of Eastern Technical High School in Essex. Kellie is the granddaughter of...
  • Engagements: County residents set to tie the knot

    Courtney Winn Faudree and Tyler Marion Hurd Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Faudree, of Urbanna, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Winn Faudree, to Tyler Marion Hurd, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Hurd Jr., of West Friendship. Faudree, a...
  • Program aims to attract black males into teaching

    PITTSBURGH A doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently stood in front of high school students from the Homewood Children's Village and asked how many planned to go to college. All hands shot up, but when he asked how many planned...
  • Public records raise questions about Corbett education advisor Tomalis' time on the job

    Public records raise questions about Corbett education advisor Tomalis' time on the job
    When Ron Tomalis stepped aside as state education secretary 14 months ago, he landed what seemed like a full-time assignment in a state struggling to boost college access and curb ever-rising tuition prices. As special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett for...
  • Dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The study can't explain why people with dementia are more likely to get the devices, which help...
  • Tuition going up at University of Pittsburgh

    University of Pittsburgh students this fall will see a 3.9 percent tuition increase on the main campus and a 2 percent price hike on the school's four regional campuses. The new rates were established Friday by school trustees as the university's...
  • How to fight unhealthy air pollution? Eat your broccoli

    How to fight unhealthy air pollution? Eat your broccoli
    If you live in a region with lots of air pollution, you might not always breathe easy. So it might help to sit back, relax and enjoy a helping or two of broccoli. Better yet, have a stiff cup of broccoli-sprout tea. It might not be the advice you expect...
  • Scientist's vine research could illuminate climate change

    MILWAUKEE Stefan Schnitzer wields an unusual instrument for a scientist a machete. Schnitzer, of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, studies woody vines in the...
  • West Chester officials part of early effort to leave PASSHE

    When word leaked out in February about a plan to let prosperous state-owned universities leave the State System of Higher Education, officials at West Chester University — arguably the most robust — chose their words carefully. Talking points...
  • Does girls' focus on 'thigh gap' lead to eating disorders?

    Does girls' focus on 'thigh gap' lead to eating disorders?
    Anne Becker has been studying eating disorders for nearly three decades, but it was from her twin 13-year-old daughters that she learned the term "thigh gap." Her daughters got their Seventeen magazine and pulled up Web site images to show Becker, a...