Month: April 2014

  • Tennessee Suffering From Massive Dental Care Crisis

    Tennessee’s teeth are in danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of the residents of the Volunteer State didn’t visit a dentist at all in 2013. Of the elderly population (65 and older), 53% have lost at least six teeth, and 31.5% have lost every single one of their teeth. And […]

  • Doris Payne, 83, Pleads Guilty to Another Instance of Stealing Diamonds

    On Monday, April 28, 83-year-old Doris Payne pled guilty to one felony count each of burglary and grand theft for an October jewelry theft, the Washington Post reported. At an upscale jewelry store in Palm Desert, Calif., Payne made off with a $22,500, 3.5-carat diamond-encrusted ring. The carat originated as a natural unit of weight: the weight […]

  • Supreme Court Case on Aereo Spells Potential Changes for Cloud Industry

    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering the legality of an internet service called Aereo, which allows its users to stream and record live television. Oral arguments have begun and so far, the future does not seem to bode well for Aereo as the justices ask telling questions about the technology’s scope. The IT industry has […]

  • Giants’ Wilson Waiting on MRI Photograph for Clean Bill of Health

    New York Giants running back David Wilson is a model patient. The 22-year-old received a hit in an October 6th home game against the Philadelphia Eagles that resulted in a herniated disc. On January 16th, Wilson underwent surgery to fuse together the vertebrae surrounding the disc to relieve the pressure. Most herniated disks result in pain at the site, […]

  • Forty Veterans Die While Waiting for Medical Treatment at Phoenix VA System

    It’s no secret that veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces face innumerable challenges every day of their postwar lives. Not all of them, of course, but it’s slowly becoming apparent that it’s the majority. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, between 11 and 20% of all Iraq and Afghanistan vets will be afflicted with psychological […]

  • Businesses are Investing Record Amounts of Money in Online Video Advertising

    The IAB and PwC Digital Adspend Study revealed this month certain trends in the industry. Not only has digital ad spending increased by 17.5% making a record six month high of £66 per person online for a total of over £3 billion in spending, but video advertising has experienced a shocking amount of growth, accounting for […]

  • Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead — Boxer Passes Away at Age 76

    Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter – the person who was wrongfully convicted in 1960s and spent 20 years in jail – has died on Sunday. Media reports claim that Carter had breathed his last during the time of sleeping at his home in Toronto. It is said that he was getting treatment of prostate cancer at […]

  • Looking to Make Its Food Just a Little Faster, Wendy’s Upgrades ERP Software

    Wendy’s, one of America’s favorite fast food chains, has successfully completed an upgrade of its enterprise resource planning software (ERP). Hoping to gain the benefits of using state-of-the-art ERP solutions as soon as possible, the food giant fast-tracked the project, managing to successfully complete the upgrade in six-months. The secret? The company took a disciplined, […]

  • San Francisco start-up Stripe Aims to Push U.S. Further Away from Cash

    Stripe, a San Francisco-based tech start-up, is aiming to deal the killing blow to cash use in the United States. The company has already racked up $120 million in investments. Of those investing in Stripe, the most notable is the Founders Fund, owned by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Stripe’s services are simple enough. The company […]

  • New Study Shows ER Doctors Frequently Overlook Initial Stroke Symptoms

    A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers says that the first signs of stroke symptoms often go unnoticed — and the issue is more prevalent for minorities, women, and young patients. They examined data from emergency room visits, and determined that out of 188 stroke admissions, 12.7% had previously been to the ER within […]