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Optometry Alumni Aims to Assist Soldiers

By wlchrist Andrew S. Morgenstern, O.D., FAAO Andrew S. Morgenstern, O.D., FAAO (Dipl.) (’99) co-authored an article in Military Medicine titled “Simplified Method for Rapid Field Assessment of Visual Acuity by First Responders After Ocular Injury.” The idea highlighted in the article was originated by Morgenstern in 2013 while working as an Optometric Subject Matter Expert at the Vision Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. If implemented by the military, this new process would change assessment protocol of all battlefield eye trauma. Military Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of medicine in military settings. It is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Morgenstern is the founder of OcuSolve, LLC, a healthcare and management consulting firm. He is a clinician with special interest and expertise in anterior segment ocular disease; refractive surgery; corneal ectatic disease detection, diagnosis and treatment; solutions and treatment of refractive error both surgical and non-surgical, eye and orbital trauma, traumatic brain injury (TBI) (military and non-military), military medicine and ophthalmic and medical research. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Nova Southeastern University College of …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Parkland school shooting investigative commission meets today in Broward

By Paula McMahon The state commission charged with investigating “system failures” related to the Parkland school mass shooting – and recommending improvements – will hold its first public meeting on Tuesday in Broward County. The panel, which includes the parents of three of the murdered students, is meeting from… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Halmos HOSA Organization Recognized at State Leadership Conference

By wlchrist Top (Left to Right): Students participating in the HOSA conference: Hebah Khan, Sarah Amaris*Bottom (Left to Right): Jeena Zacharia, Varun Raja, Liscary Pacheco, Daniela Pinzon, Wilford Miranda*, Vanessa Cruz, Alexandria Gartman, Charles Benitez, Irfan Khan In early April, Halmos College Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) travelled to Orlando, FL to attend the HOSA State Leadership Conference. There the Halmos College’s HOSA was recognized for contributions towards HOSA’s National Service Project with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NSU’s HOSA was also listed as the largest post-secondary chapter in Florida. This three-day conference allows students to participate in the Competitive Events Program. This program is designed to motivate HOSA members and provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by members through Health Science and Biomedical Science class instruction, related job training, and HOSA related activities. While there, Halmos’s HOSA students compiled 14 first-place winners, 2 second-place winners, and 1 third-place winner. Students placing in the top three of each category automatically move …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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The Rock welcomes baby girl

By Johnny Diaz Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has welcomed a new baby girl. The actor, wrestler and former University of Miami football player shared the news on Twitter and Instagram April 23 with a photo of himself holding the baby against his bare chest. Her name is Tiana Gia Johnson “Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Blind, diabetic dog stolen from pet store back with its owner; woman arrested

By WPEC-CBS12 Teddy, the blind and diabetic dog who was taken from a pet store in Palm Beach Gardens, has been reunited with his owner and a woman has been arrested, police said Tuesday. Tara Cameron-Harris, the owner of the 11-year-old Maltese mix, was elated and confirmed she had “Teddy in hand,” Tuesday morning…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Genomics Core Facility Call for Proposals: 2018 Illumina RNA-Seq Pilot Grant Program

By wlchrist NSU’s Translational Research and Economic Development Genomics Core Facility is soliciting proposals for pilot projects utilizing the Illumina NextSeq 500 platform for RNA-Seq applications. The primary goal of this pilot grant program is to offer NSU faculty members a unique opportunity for gene expression research projects at minimal cost as a way to catalyze further next-generation sequencing studies. The proposed research must have relevance to basic, translational, and/or clinical science. This opportunity is made available through a generous donation of sample preparation kits and sequencing consumables from Illumina, Inc. The Genomics Core Facility will provide the labor requested for the sample preparation and sequencing at a heavily discounted price. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 1st 2018. Eligibility requirements and submission terms and conditions apply. Please visit the Genomics Core Facility website to apply! …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Amazon now delivering packages to cars

By MAE ANDERSON Amazon latest Prime perk is free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. Amazon Prime customers ned to download the Amazon Key app. From there, they can link their… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

By Jon Gambrell A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country’s last shah. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body — and the speculation it triggered — puts new hurdles… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Parkland students David Hogg and Cameron Kasky share news about their upcoming prom

By Johnny Diaz Parkland shooting survivors Cameron Kasky and David Hogg are reportedly going to prom together. On Monday, Kasky shared a Tweet of himself smiling and embracing Hogg with the caption “Prom 2018.” The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have been among the most visible survivors of the Feb. 14… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hyde5: Here's my intriguing dark-horse candidate for Dolphins' pick

By Dave Hyde With the 11th pick, the Dolphins … … want quarterback Baker Mayfield, but he’ll most likely be gone and they aren’t expected to trade up if the price is too steep. Besides, exactly why has Mayfield run up so high? … want linebacker Roquan Smith, but he’ll probably be gone, and they could take linebacker… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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13 tons of cocaine, marijuana sailing into Port Everglades today

By Doug Phillips When 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana are delivered to Port Everglades by the Coast Guard Cutter Legare today, it will cost drug dealers some $400 million in wholesale proceeds, officials say. According to the Coast Guard, the drugs being offloaded Tuesday afternoon were seized recently… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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13 tons of cocaine, marijuana sailing into Port Everglades today

By Doug Phillips When 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana are delivered to Port Everglades by the Coast Guard Cutter Legare today, it will cost drug dealers some $400 million in wholesale proceeds, officials say. According to the Coast Guard, the drugs being offloaded Tuesday afternoon were seized recently… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Board to decide: Fix two of Broward's most decrepit schools or tear them down

By Scott Travis The Broward School Board is expected to decide today whether to spend $31 million to renovate two of the district’s oldest and most decaying schools. The price tag for Stranahan High in Fort Lauderdale has climbed 82 percent, from $16.8 million to $30.5 million. The costs at Northeast High in Oakland… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Board to decide: Fix two of Broward's most decrepit schools or tear them down

By Scott Travis The Broward School Board is expected to decide today whether to spend $31 million to renovate two of the district’s oldest and most decaying schools. The price tag for Stranahan High in Fort Lauderdale has climbed 82 percent, from $16.8 million to $30.5 million. The costs at Northeast High in Oakland… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Fort Lauderdale streetcars hitting critical juncture

By Larry Barszewski The next week could be pivotal in determining whether Fort Lauderdale visitors, workers and residents ever board the Wave streetcars downtown. Broward commissioners will decide Tuesday if they’re willing to pay up to $15 million more for a larger-than-planned storage facility for the light-rail… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Fort Lauderdale streetcars hitting critical juncture

By Larry Barszewski The next week could be pivotal in determining whether Fort Lauderdale visitors, workers and residents ever board the Wave streetcars downtown. Broward commissioners will decide Tuesday if they’re willing to pay up to $15 million more for a larger-than-planned storage facility for the light-rail… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Madonna loses bid to keep silk panties, Tupac's break-up letter from being auctioned off

By Stephen Rex Brown and Janon Fisher, New York Daily News What’ll ya bid for Tupac’s break-up letter with Madonna? The Dear Madge letter and other personal items belonging to her can be sold at auction, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge ruled Monday. The Material Girl had sued her former friend, Darlene Lutz, and Gotta Have It! online auction house last… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Felonious Florida podcast, Ep. 5: The Kidnap Kit

By Juan Ortega A couple of weeks before Christmas in 2007, Nancy Bochicchio of Boca Raton, Fla., picked her daughter up from school early to take her to a doctor’s appointment. She was relieved that a suspected heart murmur turned out to be nothing serious. So the two headed to Town Center Mall in Boca for some… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies After Being Set on Fire for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Marry Muslim

By Morning Star News LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said. Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar poured kerosene on 25-year-old Asma Yaqoob and set her on fire on Wednesday (April 17), resulting in burns on 80 percent of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Security guard admits to 10 sexually motivated attacks in Coral Springs, cops say

By Tonya Alanez Wanted for two sexually motivated attacks, Dante Collins confessed to 10 and told police he knew he had a problem, according to an arrest report. Collins, 25, was arrested early Sunday morning, nearly two weeks after Coral Springs police released a sketch of a “dangerous suspect” and warned women… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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