Imperial Valley News Center
Baltimore, Maryland - When an astronomical observatory in the United States this winter detected a whisper of two black holes colliding in deep space, scientists celebrated a successful effort to confirm Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves. A team of Johns Hopkins University astrophysicists wondered about something else: Had the experiment found the “dark matter” that makes up most of the mass of the universe?
Baltimore, Maryland - In the midst of an epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction and overdose deaths, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health survey suggests that more than half of patients prescribed opioids have leftover pills – and many save them to use later.
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Just outside the Oval Office hangs a painting depicting the night of December 31, 1862. In it, African-American men, women, and children crowd around a single pocket watch, waiting for the clock to strike midnight and the Emancipation Proclamation to take effect. As the slaves huddle anxiously in the dimly lit room, we can sense how even two more minutes seems like an eternity to wait for one’s freedom. But the slaves of Galveston, Texas, had to wait more than two years after Lincoln’s decree and two months after Appomattox to receive word that they were free at last.
West Point, New York - The first full day of competition of the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games began June 16 with track and field competitions at the U.S. Military Academy's Shea Stadium in West Point, New York.
Scottsdale, Arizona - It’s unlikely that the diet soda you drink is causing your high blood pressure. A number of studies have examined this topic, and there is no evidence to suggest a link between regularly drinking diet soda and an increase in blood pressure. In fact, some research findings seem to suggest the opposite. Diet soda actually may contribute to lowering blood pressure.
Rochester, Minnesota - In an editorial in The Pioneer Press and his keynote address at this year’s annual American Telemedicine Association conference, Mayo Clinic president and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy asserted that the future of health care delivery is very much linked to the increased use of telemedicine. The messages are part of a Mayo Clinic effort to advance telemedicine - the remote delivery of health care through a secure video or computer link - by eliminating administrative and regulatory barriers.