My parents the hoarders: I want them to change their ways — magically — but ...
She stumbles a little as she turns to retrieve an electric fan. She wants to help I begin packing whatever is within reach—an alarm clock, a basket of silk flowers, two candle holders, a ceramic owl, a wooden owl, a brass vase, a conch shell ...
September 13, 2015
Grandview Medical Center offers first glimpse inside
Granger said that it will be convenient because "wherever you need to travel, there's one parking deck. Andy Romine, the chief nursing officer, said NICU nurses will have their phones programmed to receive alerts if their patients' vital signs set ...
September 14, 2015
Screaming For Science: The Secrets Of Crying Babies And Car Alarms
The team also found that certain artificial sounds, like alarms, trigger the same circuits. "That's why you want to throw your alarm clock on the floor," Poeppel says. The researchers in Poeppel's lab decided to study screams in part because they are a ...
July 16, 2015
Ticks: Summer's Unwanted Guests
When it comes to houseguests, Ms. Wyser-Pratte treads lightly, not wanting to alarm them. She leaves oils and lotions by the doors. “You want to go outside? Here's the armor,” she said. “It's part of the process, with the sunscreen and everything else.”....
August 12, 2015
The Perseid Meteor Shower Is About To Peak. Here's How To Watch
Set your alarm clocks. The Perseid meteor shower, the annual celestial lightshow that Space.com com calls the most widely observed and dependable meteor display of the year, will peak tonight and early tomorrow morning. NASA says this year's show ...
August 12, 2015
6 Things You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal
Iran, the United States and five other world powers have reached a landmark agreement about the future of Iran's nuclear programs. The agreement that emerged after years of diplomacy and a final, marathon negotiating session by top diplomats over the ...
July 14, 2015
The Really Big One
The seats in the conference room were small plastic desks with wheels. .. At approximately nine o' clock at night on January 26, 1700, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, causing sudden land subsidence, drowning coastal forests ...
July 14, 2015
Both of my father’s knees are bad and the day will come, sooner than later, when he can no longer climb the stairs to his and my mother’s bedroom, and their bed will need to be brought downstairs. My parents, I’m sorry to say, have made a career out of living in the moment, putting off anything that can be put off another day. Except my mother finally understands that stair-climbing time is about to run out. They call this room the “salesroom,” the vision having been that customers to their junkyard might enter this room and not the living quarters of the house. “We need to get the door open,” Mama says. ” Never tall, my mother has lost some height and earned some wrinkles. She wants to help me with an extra door, a random white door leaning against the actual brown door on hinges, but it’s blocked by a whimsicality of stuff and is too heavy for her anyway. I wade into a thicket of walking canes, maybe five of them, handing them two at a time to my mother, who plants them in a cane forest by the large fireplace. I move a wooden clock with a chain hanging out the bottom, careful not to hit a dusty, foot-tall glass case, its walnut frames loose, displaying a wadded piece of paper. I stand holding the flimsy case, surveying for a horizontal clearing to stash it. Finally the door is open, sunlight filtering in, the September day heating up southern Georgia.
As the staff of Trinity Medical Center count down to the day they transition to the new Grandview facility, media were invited to take a first look inside the hospital. Grandview Medical Center will begin operations at 3690 Grandview Parkway on Oct. Grandview CEO Keith Granger said both Trinity and Grandview will continue full operations as patients are moved on Oct. The day-long moving process will involve around 30 ambulances transporting patients, at a pace of about four patients every 15 minutes. During the tour, Granger pointed out a number of features designed to make care better for the estimated 200-250 patients Grandview will serve every day when it first opens. A 3,000-space parking deck , one of the largest in the state, that connects to both the medical center and neighboring physicians' office building on the second and fourth floors. Granger said that it will be convenient because "wherever you need to travel, there's one parking deck. The ED has its own helicopter pad, patient parking and room for up to six ambulances to bring patients at one time. ER Director Mike Gaither said the ER is designed to be close to diagnostics and the catheterization lab so patients with heart attacks and other grave problems can be treated in the shortest time possible.
"Screams occupy their own little patch of the soundscape that doesn't seem to be used for other things," says David Poeppel , a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University and director of the Department of Neuroscience at the... And when people hear the unique sound characteristics of a scream — from a baby or anyone else — it triggers fear circuits in the brain, Poeppel and a team of researchers report in Cell Biology. The team also found that certain artificial sounds, like alarms, trigger the same circuits. "That's why you want to throw your alarm clock on the floor," Poeppel says. The researchers in Poeppel's lab decided to study screams in part because they are a primal form of communication found in every culture. "Many of the postdocs in my lab are in the middle of having kids and, of course, screams are very much on their mind," Poeppel says. The team started by trying to figure out "what makes a scream a scream," Poeppel says. A careful analysis of these screams found that they're not like any other sound that people make, including other loud, high-pitched vocalizations. The difference is something called the amplitude modulation rate, which is how often the loudness of a sound changes. But when someone is screaming, it can jump to more than 100 changes a second.