January 16, 2014 |
The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You. " Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something only Sgt. Preston of the Yukon might enjoy, Sundance has come up with an electronic system this year that, at least in theory, "allows you to sign up for a wait list number from virtually anywhere....
December 20, 2013 |
In 2012, the American Dental Assn. updated its guidelines for dental X-rays, including this caveat: "Radiographs can help the dental practitioner evaluate and definitely diagnose many oral diseases and conditions. However, the dentist must weigh the benefits of taking dental radiographs against the risk of exposing a patient to X-rays, the effects of which accumulate from multiple sources over time. " For more information about dental X-rays: American Dental Assn. Guidelines for Radiography: www.ada.org/5160.aspx?
December 20, 2013 |
When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool, representing a small speck in the sea of radiation that we receive by inhabiting planet Earth. It turns out we both were right. Dental X-rays are essential for detecting serious oral and systemic health problems, and generally the amount of radiation is very low. But new thinking on dental X-rays is that the "one size fits all" schedule is outdated.
October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers scratched shortstop Hanley Ramirez as well as center fielder Andre Ethier from their lineup for Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday. Ramirez has bruised ribs after being hit by a pitch in the first inning of Game 1 on Friday night. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez did not have X-rays on Friday but might do so when the team returns to Los Angeles after Saturday's game. Ramirez, who is also playing with an irritated nerve that causes discomfort in his back, played all 13 innings of the 3-2 loss in Game 1. The Dodgers included him in their original lineup Saturday, then scratched him. "He's sore, and he's moving slow," Mattingly said.
June 13, 2013 |
Stylish glasses company Warby Parker is launching a line of Clark Kent-inspired eyewear, part of a tie-in with the upcoming Superman film "Man of Steel. " Called the Man of Steel Collection, the retailer will be offering two styles inspired by the reporter alter-ego of the man in tights -- one tortoiseshell number called Percey and another dubbed Chamberlain. Both are priced at $95. PHOTOS: Top 10 richest people ever The collaboration is just part of the rising visibility of Warby Parker, a start-up built around the idea of offering quality glasses at discount prices by cutting out the middlemen.
June 13, 2013 |
A powerful X-ray machine, that shines a light brighter than the sun, has helped science detectives determine the color of a 150-million-year-old feather that once belonged to an archaeopteryx, an ancient animal that shared traits with both birds and dinosaurs. In an article published in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, scientists say the archaeopteryx feather was patterned: light in color with a black tip, rather than all black, as previously thought. The archaeopteryx, sometimes called a "dinobird," is thought to be a transitional species between dinosaurs and birds.