What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine

As the death toll and cases of 2019- nCoV (aka novel coronavirus) infection rises, our curiosity increases as to the epidemic’s when, why, where, and how. Is the new virus naturally occurring, animal to human transmission, a bio-weapon?

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Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

In a lawsuit against Aetna for denial of benefits which the patient alleges "almost killed him," Aetna's medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

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HIV Cells Used to Fight Cancer

"Fire with Fire," a three minute documentary from DB Productions and GE Froward, a subsidiary of General Electric, presents the findings of a rare cancer treatment, breakthrough,  CTL019, decades in the making.

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  • MIFF Announces 5th BRICS Nations Film Festival

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    The festival of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) is set to take place on October 1-7, in the framework of the Moscow International Film Festival. The showcase is taking place for the fifth time.

     
  • Emanuel Andren Chocolates - A Taste of Elegance

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    Swedish Chocolatier Emanuel Andren launched into the North American confections market with a whirlwind Southern California trip that began at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and concluded with a sampling at the historic Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

     
  • Velentine's Day Gift Guide: Luscious Valentine’s Day Gifts with Direct-to-Door Delivery

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    Chocolate, recent statistics show, accounted for nearly 59 percent of U.S. candy retail sales for the six weeks before Valentine's Day in 2016. That’s a lot of sweet treats duly expressing our love and adoration for the darlings in our lives.  

  • Sonja Kinski Talks Acting, Growing Up Surrounded by Fame and, her Newest Film, Diamond on Vinyl

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    “Diamond on Vinyl,” the newest film from director J.R. Hughto and starring Sonja Kinski, brings to the screen an indie cult classic that elevates traditional obsession and voyeurism modernizing it with a 21st century twist.

     
  • UPDATED: Colorado Teen Has Died From Injuries Sustained in School Shooting

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    Claire Davis, 17, the Arapahoe teen shot at point blank range by a lone gunman who entered the Colorado suburb high school prepared for mass casualty, has died from injuries sustained in school shooting.

     
  • A Bag of Marbles Review – Magnificent, Heartwarming, A Sure Winner

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    A Bag of Marbles, from the Gaumont Film Company, brings to the screen the true story of a family torn apart by Nazi invasion of France and the fight to stay alive and reunite after the liberation.

     
  • 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile – High End Fashion Meets Elegant Automobiles of the World

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    The luxury 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, has unveiled a global collection of luxury automobiles, as different as the very diverse automobile buying population. From the unusual, to the flamboyant, to the classic luxurious, the Paris Motor Show 2014 does not disappoint.

     
  • Home, Gardens: Tips That Will Make Any Backyard Party-Ready

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    Enhancing the backyard to enjoy those precious few months of warm summer nights, or all year round, is a must for any property owner and making the perfect improvements to any backyard space shouldn’t be nerve-wracking.

     
  • POV’s ‘From This Day Forward’ Gives Inside View of Family with Transgender Dad

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    Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck answers all these questions in From This Day Forward, a deeply intimate, honest and inspiring feature documentary about her experiences as the daughter of a transitioned father and a mother who remain committed to their marriage.  

  • God’s Not Dead: A Light In The Darkness Review - Uplifting, Challenging, Real

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    God’s Not Dead: A Light In The Darkness, from Pure Flix Entertainment, presents the third installment in a series of faith based films that begin with a genuine faith struggle and work around the theme to a solution.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Putin Square off; Italy/Quakes; French/Immigrants; Spain Refuses; Hillary E-blasted; HL Op-Ed

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    President Obama, with one week before his successor is elected, has announced ObamaCare premiums will increase by 25%, dealing a harsh blow to the people and causing the smooth sailing democratic boat to hit white water.

     
  • Unsane Review – Powerful Psychological Thriller; Shockingly Truthful

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    Unsane, from Fingerprint Releasing and Bleecker Street Media, comes a psychological thriller that reaches into a stalker's mind hitting the audience with a volcanic explosion as his target contemplates suicide briefly and seeks mental help only to find herself involuntarily committed.

     
  • Aussies Suffer Loss of Innocence with Compounded Tragedies

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    Australian's are reeling as a string of tragic and deeply distressing events over the past three weeks, beginning with the death of Cricketer Philip Hughes, have propelled the land down under onto the global stage for all the sorrowful and wrong reasons.

     
  • Money News: DOW, North American Markets Up; London, France and Asian Market All Up; Germany Closes Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managing to keep the bear market at bay, rode the bull for another week and closed the trading week up with double digit gains as the upswing carried over into North American Markets, London and Asian which all closed up.

     
  • Beauty, Style: Tips to Keep Hair Beautiful During Winter

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    Not one of the four seasons offers a vacation from the obstacles of maintaining perfect hair, whether it’s too much ultraviolet light in summer, damp chills in spring, or blustery winds in fall or winter.