Pets Are Good For Humans’ Health – NPR

Eric O’Grey was 51, obese and suffering from diabetes and high cholesterol when he took home an overweight shelter dog. Now the duo are headlining a campaign on how pets improve humans’ lives.

Source: Eric And Peety Make The Case That Pets Are Good For Humans’ Health : Shots – Health News : NPR

The video located in the website link above is a must see.  Wonderful story!

Ultrasound of the Week | UOTW #36

Ultrasound of the Week | UOTW #36.

Emergency physicians can be trained to identify these lesions with good accuracy. A study by Kerwin et al found that after a brief,  30 minute training module, median percentages correct improved from 67% to 87% when reviewing pre-recorded clips.

I’m at a loss to explain why I like looking at ultrasounds.  I guess I’m simply fascinated that some people can actually know and understand what they’ looking at.  My physician in the family says it’s a matter of numbers.  The more you look at, the better you get.

Underwriters will find the answer and pearl section more useful.

Tracking the Trackers – Video on TED.com

As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil — personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it’s your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life.

via Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers | Video on TED.com.

George Orwell was right.