1. * ioL lifestyle - "2 hours web time for children - doctors"
Pediatricians advocate for a bedroom ban on smartphones and limiting time on the Internet, social media use. UNM Professor Victor Strasburger, lead author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics policy, weighs in. Read more at:
2. MedPage Today - "Ultrasound in the ICU Cuts Radiation, Costs"
Researchers report that using bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit (ICU) instead of chest x-ray or CT scans may reduce not only radiation exposure, but also healthcare costs. UNM’s Lee K. Brown, M.D. moderated the session at which the findings were presented. warned that some centers that have tried to deploy ultrasound in the ICU have met significant resistance from their radiologists. Read more at: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/CHEST/42608
3. The Examiner.com - "Cancer fatigue and stress lessened by Qigong" (video)
UNM Professor of Internal Medicine Anita Kinney, and UNC, Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral Fellow Rebecca Campo conducted a 12 week randomized to examine the feasibility and efficacy of a Qigong intervention for improving older prostate cancer survivors' levels of fatigue and distress. Read more at: www.examiner.com/article/cancer-fatigue-and-stress-lessened-by-qigong
4. * Counter Punch – “Halloween R Us
Amusing ourselves with death and horror, an essay by UNM Professor Emeritus, Nelson P. Valdes and Saul Landau. Read more at:
5. ABQ News Net (KRQE-13) "Cadet zombie responders gain real skills"
A UNM-run charter school is in the second semester of a zombie-themed class meant to help teach survival skills, leadership and history to its "cadets." Read more at: www.albuquerquenews.net/index.php/sid/218091206/scat/d867a54a6fc00b3b
6. UNM Media Watch from Wednesday, Oct. 30
KOB-4 5:00 PM News
HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS IN NEW MEXICO ARE PROPOSING A NEW SYSTEM FOR FUNDING UNIVERSITIES AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD AWARD ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING TO SCHOOLS THAT PERFORM WELL. FOR EXAMPLE -- SCHOOLS COULD GET EXTRA MONEY FOR AWARDING MORE DEGREES - OR HAVING STUDENTS TAKING MORE CREDIT HOURS. THE LAS CRUCES SUN NEWS REPORTS-- 2 AND 4 YEAR SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE ARE BACKING THE PLAN.