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LA TIMES: ‘A 20-year relationship with a doctor ends with the doctor’s retirement.’

By Sandy Banks Los Angeles Times

JANUARY 16, 2015 - I’ve been lucky for the last 20 years. 552 more words


TECHNOLOGY: Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

October 20, 2014 2:46 PM ET

By Nancy Shute

Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. 646 more words

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Climate change might be the greatest threat to potato cultivation in 8,000 years

Peru’s darling crop, the potato, has defied the capricious climate of the Andes for millennia, morphing into 2,500 varieties. But after 8,000 years of domestication, the tuber faces a grave threat to its continued South American habitat, with growers running out of mountain terrain within which to plant. 79 more words

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Top Bridesmaid Trends for 2015

Gone are the days bridesmaids should be forced into wearing some hideous peachy satin number! These days, bridesmaids dresses are much more liberal, less coordinated and downright beautiful! 303 more words


Virginia doctor tries truck-stop medicine to keep family practice alive.

By Susan Svrluga

January 19, 2015 - RAPHINE, Va. — The massive truck stops just off I-81 here offer diesel, hot coffee and “the best dang BBQ in Virginia.” There’s something else, too: a small-town doctor who performs medical exams and drug tests for long-haul drivers, an innovative effort to keep his beloved family practice afloat. 1,215 more words


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Simplot GMO potatoes kept in ‘closed loop’

The J.R. Simplot Co. plans to keep its GMO potato in a “closed-loop” system while it builds industry acceptance, a company representative says. The system will ensure the potatoes don’t go outside controlled farms or anywhere else by accident, said Kerwin Bradley, director of commercialization for Simplot. 42 more words

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