Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes in Top-ranked and Non-top-ranked Orthopaedic Hospitals: An Analysis
By: WentzMR Dr. Peter Cram, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, in Iowa City, IA, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which compares outcomes for Medicare patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty in US News and World Report top-ranked orthopedic hospitals and competing non–top-ranked hospitals. The study found that top-ranked hospitals did not have lower complication rates, readmission
8. Flourishing and Detachment
Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature (PHIL 181) Professor Gendler begins with a discussion of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, who argued that once we recognize that some things are up to us and other things are not up to us, we can see that happiness requires detaching ourselves from our desires and focusing instead on our attitudes and interpretations. Three pieces of advice from Epictetus about how to cultivate such detachment are provided, along with contemporary examples. A similar t
D-Day Paratroopers Geared Up
In this video clip, check out the equipment paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions used on D-Day. In this video clip of History's Mail Call, host R. Lee Ermey demonstrates 1942 jump suits, a switchblade, rope, first aid kit, cricket clickers and more. (4:35)
Thomas Jefferson's Agricultural Life
When Americans visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, they’re visiting the home of one of history’s most impassioned farmers. A tour of Monticello today reveals part of his legacy in carefully maintained gardens and grounds. It’s where this founding father performed countless experiments of his own developing new edibles. In this video clip, learn more about Thomas Jefferson and his agricultural life. (03:32)
"Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia"
Alan Kolata is Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly g
UN Ideas That Changed The World - Richard Jolly Marant
Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and co-ordinator of the UN Intellectual History Project draws on the 17-volume official history of the UN
Anatomy of a Firework (Interactive)
Fireworks have changed a great deal in the 1,000 years since they were first developed in China. This interactive activity from the NOVA Web site details some of the most important chemical and structural features that allow fireworks to fly higher and burst more loudly and colorfully than ever before. Students can explore the inner anatomy of a firework through this interactive website.
Radio Caroline - A Pirate's Tale (6)
9:16 From the BBC 2 Arena programme. Part 1 of 8 Radio Caroline Pirate Radio attacks a conservative society. The future of Radio in England shows the history and complaints are exactly the same ones they make today regarding music piracy on the internet. Robert Kennedy sends messages to the youth of Britan!
17.04.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Nordkorea lehnt im Streit um sein Atomprogramm eine Rückkehr von Inspektoren der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde - IAEA - jetzt offenbar wieder ab. Wie japanische Medien unter Berufung auf Diplomaten berichteten, reagiert die Führung in Pjöngjang damit auf die Entscheidung der USA, als Reaktion auf den missglückten nordkoreanischen Raketensta
A Radical Theory of Autism
Mirror neurons, the cells in the brain that fire when watching others do actions, might be deficient in people with autism. Perhaps, drugs that enhance empathy, could be used to treat this deficiency. (02:53)
The CIA's 2013 Worlds of Flavor Conference: Shinobu Namae and Hajime Kasuga
Learn more at http://www.worldsofflavor.com/ Watch Shinobu Namae and Hajime Kasuga's session, "Capitals of Flavor, Connected Cities: Part III" from The Culinary Institute of America's 2013 Worlds of Flavor Conference: Kitchens Connected.
Who Was Sally Hemings?
Thomas Jefferson had a 37-year relationship and fathered several children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. In this video clip, learn more about how Jefferson inherited her as a slave and how their affair took off. (03:47)
Amazing Octopus Color Transformation
Ever wish you could change shape and color the way the Cyanea octopus can? (02:28)
Landscape painter Alan Cotton talks at Bath - Alan Cotton
Alan Cotton, Honorary Professor of Art at the University of Bath, gives his inaugural lecture where he presents stories about people and places from his travels.
Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
Horse Uses Treadmill Under Penn Vet Supervision
Located on 678 acres of scenic rural land in Kennett Square, Pa., the New Bolton Center provides education, treatment, and scientific research into the welfare of large food, farm, and athletic animals. It is home to one of the largest and most respected equine surgical and treatment facilities in the nation. At the Center, racehorses, show horses, work horses, and pet horses receive routine, emergency, and intensive veterinary care that ranges from sports medicine and reproductive services to
The Union Siege of Vicksburg
The heavily fortified city of Vicksburg is the gateway to the Mississippi River. To force surrender, Ulysses S. Grant holds the rebel forces under siege for six weeks. Grant will defeat the Confederate forces and gain control of the Mississippi River. In this clip, learn more facts about the Union siege of Vicksburg. (2:37)
Martin Wheatley: how the FCA will succeed
The CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley, says that changes to industry culture, legal and competition powers are key factors to the success of the organisation.
The Letter D
Learn the ABCs series. Learn the letter D from the English alphabet. This video is a fun way to learn letter d phonics for babies, toddlers, children, and kids. This education video will teach preschoolers the letter D sound, capital and lower case letter d, and show pictures of words that start with the letter d. MORE LETTERS COMING SOON ...
The Ocean's Current Impact on Weather
This 1:47 video uses graphics and a narrator to explains how the ocean conveyor belt and how it has affected the Earth's climate and landscape over centuries.