Yale to Offer First Online Degree Program

There is nothing quite as prestigious as an Ivy League education. With the boom of online education taking over the post-secondary world, Yale has jumped aboard. Yale University has announced that they will offer the first-ever online degree program in the school’s decorated history. Partnering with ed-tech company 2U Inc., the Ivy League school will offer a Master’s program for Physician’s Assistants with tuition and fees totaling nearly $84,000.

Prior to the launch of the online master’s degree program, the only free courses Yale has offered were Massive Open Online Classes, or otherwise known as MOOC’s. School officials are confident that the new program out of Yale’s School of Medicine, will provide the same quality education and experience that traditional on-campus students receive.

There are other Ivy League schools that offer virtual degree programs. Ricardo Tosto tells us that Brown and Columbia both offer online master degree programs that have proved to be a steady revenue stream for the universities. Many school constituents are worried online education can cheapen the prominent reputation the school has while others are confident this will broaden enrollment and accessibility to qualified students. What do you think?

Apples New Game Changer

Hoping to win over the precious real estate on your wrist, Apple released the Apple Watch today. The watch is the first new product launch from Apple since 2010, and many speculate this could be a game changer in the wearable tech market. Unlike most watches, this one doesn’t just tell you the time but can also tell you when appointments are coming up based on your calendar events. You can receive alerts of texts messages, emails, and phone calls just to name a few. When an alert comes through the person wearing the watch will feel a gentle tap on their wrist.


Dan Newlin has read that the Apple Watch can also replace your health and fitness tracker. Unlike most health trackers on the market that only track the quantity of sleep and activity this watch also monitors the quality of your activity. By using their fitness app, Apple can give you personalized goals based on what it learns from your movements over time.


There are many styles and colors to choose from starting at $349. Their Sport model comes in silver or space gray with many colorful wristband choices. The stainless steel design is stylish and offers the largest variety of band choices including link or leather options. The Apple Watch Edition is their higher end product and includes 18-k gold case in either yellow or rose tone. With so much variety, there is a watch style available for every personality.


Recently Vaccinated People Spread Disease

The Public Health Officials are well aware of this problem and have issued warnings to effect of not letting a recently vaccinated person visit and a child undergoing cancer treatment.

According to Brad Reifler, when a person, young or old, receives a vaccination to prevent them from coming down with an illness. the vaccine itself contains the illness. That’s how vaccines work to protect us – live cultures of a disease, such as measles, polio, chicken pox, rubella or influenza, are injected into the body. The body’s own defense system goes to work to build up a natural immunity to the disease so that when we are exposed to live germs, our immune systems fights them off and prevents us from contacting the disease.
However, because we are in essence a walking petri dish of the illness-causing germs after receiving a vaccination, we can spread the disease.
St. Jude’s Hospital has a statement on their website that warns parents not to permit anyone to visit their hospitalized child who has recently been vaccinated for small pox, MMR or the flu. IN some cases, the recently vaccinated person needs to stay away for up to four weeks.
Children (or adults) undergoing cancer treatment have a compromised immune system and are highly susceptible to catching any illness-causing germ that comes their way. Everyone should stay away from a newly vaccinated person because they can spread the disease they were vaccinated against.

Police Officer Gives Someone A Ride That Turns Into Much More

A young college student walks roughly four miles each way to his job at the Amen Clinic. In the early hours of the morning and off duty police officer spotted the young man walking along the side of the road. Noting that it was only 19’F he pulled over and struck up a conversation. After learning his lack of a car has forced him to walk everywhere, in all weather conditions, the officer first offered him a ride but was contemplating more.

Officer John Shipman could not let James Taylor continue to struggle so he went home and set up a gofundme.com campaign for him. They have quickly raised enough donations to buy Taylor a car and car insurance. If that was not blessing enough, people also donated warmer clothes for Taylor so when he did have to walk he would be better prepared. This fine representation of law enforcement comes from Jonesboro, Arkansas where apparently the people are caring and generous. A simple act of kindness sprang into so much more, the world could take a lesson from John Shipman.

Human Waste Has Always Been A Problem Atop Everest

The very top of Mount Everest from the final base camp to the summit is filled with human waste and corpses that must be cleared every year. The Sherpas that have been to the peak over and over with their charges go up every year and clear the dead bodies and trash as best they can. They are natives of the land, and they work hard to keep the summit clear ModernHealthcare reported.

However, more and more people are going up to the leak. They are leaving more and more trash at the top, and they are going to keep polluting the area until something is done. The problem with Everest is that only a select few people can go up to the summit when they like, and even those Sherpas are in a lot of danger when they go up there. The summit cannot have trash cans on it, but something is going to have to be done to quell the trash that is found up there. Without some kind of system, the Nepali government fears that the whole summit could be polluted in ways that they will not be able to fix. This could shut down the world’s most famous peak.

The Fighting Irish Have a Lucky Charm In Matt Landis


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It was a tough choice for Matt Landis, but he’s finally made his decision. His two main choices were between Notre Dame and John Hopkins. Well my friends, he has chosen to go with Notre Dame. Not a bad choice for a player like Matt.

Matt was kind enough to sit down and entertain a very informal Q&A Session recently. For those of you who missed it, here is a small excerpt.

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“It was the community aspect of it. It’s also about education. Notre Dame offers a good balance of both.” There is a togetherness here. Something that you really don’t find in most schools these days.”


“I considered every school from Brown to Navy. What made it so difficult was John Hopkins. Hopkins was the only other school I officially visited. Hopkins has a lot to offer. There is also an aspect of family there. Believe me, the choice was tough. At the end of the day I went with Notre Dame though.”

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“The biggest challenge is stepping up my game. I have to, in order to play lacrosse at a college level. I’ve been do great so far, but it’s not enough. Notre Dame is going to push me to the next level, especially with my hands. I need to play ball with both of them. I need that balance. It’s going to be a challenge, but one I welcome.”


“Sure. I would love to play someone one-on-one. Sometimes this is not the ideal, though. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the rest of the team. We are all part of a team, that is what counts. We have to all have the same end-goals. Something has to get sacrificed.”


“I guess it was during the summer games. I was playing the Empire Games, as well as other summer games. Dave McNally and Tim Schurr told me I had what it takes. They said it would be hard work, but worth it. They informed me I had what it took to go all the way. I was already thinking about it, but they helped me secure my plans. The rest is history.”

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BPA-Free Products Still Cause Health Problems

The product that replaced BPA in the making of plastic is allegedly causing just as many health problems as the BPA (bisphenol-A) did.
BPA is a chemical that mimics estrogen in the human body and causes a variety of health problems. Study results and public demand called for the removal of BPA from plastic products like baby bottles and water bottles, but something had to replace it. That something is BPS (bisphenol-S) and it is having the same negative effect on the heart as did BPA.
A study is underway at the University Cincinnati College of Medicine to discover the effect BPS has on lab rats. The results are almost identical between the two chemicals. The female lab rats are experiencing irregular heartbeats due to the estrogen effect the BPS causes. The BPS is effecting the way the heart muscles store calcium. The muscle cells of the heart are leaking calcium as well as absorbing too much calcium. That in turn creates an irregular heartbeat.
In a previous study conducted on the effects of BPS on humans, it was found that the chemical increases breast cancer cells more so than the old BPA and the new chemical also increases the risk of disrupted brain development of an unborn baby.
Marcio Alaor BMG (Em.com.br) has read that researchers warn us that BPS is not an entirely safe replacement for BPA. Both chemicals can and do cause health problems.

Dr. Rod Rohrich – top accomplishments from humble beginnings.

Dr. Rod Rohrich is an accomplished plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas. Dr Rod Rohrich is currently the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UTSW). During his working years, he has achieved various distinction awards such as Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery, the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery. Dr Rod Rohrich was recognized as the top best plastic surgeons in U.S. by the Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor program. He also offers his services as Editor in Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Dr. Rod Rohrich came from humble beginnings of life on a ranch in North Dakota. He studied at North Dakota State University and University of North Dakota. He completed his graduate and post-graduate studies with highest honors and went on to Baylor College of Medicine for his medical degree, again graduating with honors. He completed his general and plastic surgery residency at The University of Michigan Medical Center and pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University, England.

Dr Rod Rohrich started his career at UT Southwestern Medical Center in plastic surgery department in 1986 and became the Chair of Department of Plastic Surgery in 1991. During his ongoing long and ripe career, he has already chaired over 100 national and international symposia and delivered over 900 scientific presentations on plastic surgery topics. Dr Rod Rohrich worked as Editor in Chief of the Flagship journal. Dr Rod Rohrich authored and coauthored over 300 medline-indexed publications, 30 textbook chapters in plastic surgery, and edited 4 Plastic Surgery textbooks/monographs, serving the medical community with innovative information. Dr Rod Rohrich co-authored “Navigate Your Beauty: Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions” which is a guide for patients seeking plastic surgery with all of their questions answered in very professional and easy-to-read manner.

Dr Rod Rohrich is also very involved with various organizations that relate to or advance the plastic surgery field. Dr. Rod Rohrich has written papers about innovative information on facial fracture repair,concepts of rhinoplasty and nasal anatomy, body contouring surgery and liposuction, injectable fillers,, medical education, patient safety initiatives, and breast surgery. He has served on board of various committees such as Ethics Committee, Executive Committee, and Oral Exam Committee.

As an educator in plastic surgery department, he emphasizes patient care, above all. He imparts his knowledge to his students that he has earned through his extensive practice and extra activities on plastic surgery.

Bruce Levenson takes team management to the max

Bruce Levenson, the co-founder of the United Communications Group (UCG) is a man of singular vision. The core of that vision is his belief in the effectiveness of teams. Whether he is camping in the Antarctic on his downtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks to victory, or overseeing new developments and innovations in the industry – the core of his strength lies in his ability to recognize talent for his teams.
Owner of the Atlanta Hawks
Levenson is one of the several businessman who formed the Atlanta Hawks, LLC to buy the team from Turner Broadcasting. He hired Danny Ferry, previously of the Cavaliers and the Spurs, to become general manager and president. With the Hawks, Levenson has promoted more civic responsibility with team ownership and involvement. Their 2014 trip as a team to the US Holocaust Museum to hear a survivor speak is considered to set the standard for teams going beyond the court.
Other industry involvements
Under the UCG brand, Bruce also developed the public company TechTarget. He helped to manage it until 2012 when it could stand as its own brand issue. He is also involved in BIA Digital, a private equity firm. Both he and Ed Peskowitz (co-founder of UCG) were recently added to the industry’s hall of fame. Levenson also sits on several boards for electronic publications and other industry matters.
Community involvements
Bruce Levenson dedication to the idea that business and community can thrive together is carried out of the boardroom and into real life. He was president of the Washington area I Have A Dream Foundation. He is also currently involved with the Community Foundation and the Hoop Dreams Foundation. His focus is on helping low income children realize more opportunities that will lead to success later in life.

The Antique Wine Company: Fine Wines for Sale

Wine has been a traditional beverage for many years. People have often savored the opportunity to drink wines of all kinds. The highly subtle flavors of wine can help make any food taste better and provide a satisfying end to any meal. Those who want to buy fine wines and increase their understanding this subject will often find that they have many varied resources to help them learn more about this subject. A true understanding of wine can help the person discover how to pair wines with food as well as how to provide wines of all kinds for any guests who may be at their home or place of business for a formal occasion.

One such company is the Antique Wine Company. Founded in 1982, the wine company provides varying services of all kinds for those who are new to wine as well as those who have a basic fund of knowledge about wines and want to learn even more. The Antique Wine Company has served the needs of thousands of customers for over two decades. During this time, company officials have worked with customers around the world in dozens of nations to help them get all kinds of wine related services.

The AWC can help people find sources for rare wines. A buyer may seek out unusual and interesting wines of various kinds. A wine buyer may want to own a specific type of wine to help amuse their guests, show off the taste of the flavor of a dish or just to complete a collection of wine that they are going to amass. Company officials can help those in search of such wines to find the exactly the kind of item that they want.

Another service that the company provides buyers is that of classes. Classes of all kinds can help people who are interested in the field of wine tasting learn to distinguish between various vintages. A wine class can showcase the subtle flavors in a shiraz, the warm undertones in a bottle of merlot and the crisp and musky notes in a glass of German Riesling. People can also take such classes in order to fully understand how wines are made as well as how they can be paired with all kinds of foods. This kind of understanding can help someone truly understand all the nuances of wine use in various circumstances.