1:16pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Growing Pains As Doctors' Offices Adopt Electronic Records

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 5:48 pm

Patient William Wishart, age 4 months, looks on as Dr. Melanie Walker uses a portable computer to enter information from his exam into an electronic medical records system, in North Raleigh, N.C., in November.
Chris Seward MCT /Landov

Information technology has transformed much of the American economy, but its use in health care still lags, especially when it comes to electronic medical records.

Here's an example: The state of Colorado runs a computerized registry where any provider who gives a child a vaccine can report that information. The system should help kids stay current with their immunizations.

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12:52pm

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Divine Rhetoric: God In The Inaugural Address

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 1:46 pm

George Washington referred to "that Almighty Being" during his inaugural address in 1789. "God" didn't show up in an inaugural speech until more than three decades later.
AP

President Obama mentioned him five times in Monday's inaugural address — God, that is.

In modern times, religion has become so intertwined in our political rhetoric that the failure of any president to invoke God in a speech as important as the inaugural could hardly escape notice. Thanks to this graphic in The Wall Street Journal, we noticed the presidents who did (nearly all) and the few who didn't (Teddy Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes).

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12:36pm

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

French Soldier's Skeleton Scarf Goes Viral, Military Launches Investigation

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:54 pm

This isn't the sort of picture of a French soldier that his commanders want to see. Photographer Issouf Sanogo says troops were protecting their faces from dust kicked up by a helicopter landing in central Mali on Sunday.
Issouf Sanogo AFP/Getty Images

The photo is quite striking, to be sure.

Agence France Press photographer Issouf Sanogo writes that when he was with French soldiers in central Mali on Sunday, "a helicopter was coming in to land and churning up tremendous dust clouds. Instinctively, all the soldiers grabbed their scarfs to avoid getting a mouthful of sand."

Sanogo started taking pictures.

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12:35pm

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

For GOP, Obama's 'Very Ideological' Speech Not Wearing Well

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:15 pm

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at President Obama's inauguration Monday on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, Ryan, who ran for vice president on the losing Republican ticket last year, said Obama's inaugural address showed a "proud and confident liberal progressive."
Carolyn Kaster AP

11:55am

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Debt Limit? What Debt Limit?

House Republican leaders intended to put off the debt ceiling fight for three months. But could they accidentally be giving the Obama White House carte blanche to borrow like crazy through mid-May?

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11:53am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music : Brian Gore

The music you’re hearing is by Brian Gore, who calls himself a “guitar poet.” Gore defines that as playing the guitar “in service of song, over showmanship.” This San Francisco musician is on a national tour with three other performers, which they’re calling “International Guitar Night.” The only Bay Area stop will be this Saturday (01.26) at Brava Theater in the Mission. Music begins about 8pm.

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11:49am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Beyonce's National Anthem Was Pre-Recorded, Marine Band Says

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:02 am

Pat Benic DPA /LANDOV

Update at 6:14 p.m. ET. Backing Off?

Capt. Eric Flanagan, a spokesman for the United States Marine Corps, sent us a statement that seems to back off a bit from their earlier statements saying Beyoncé lip-synced her way through the National Anthem during President Obama's inauguration, yesterday.

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11:39am

Tue January 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Are Diagnosing More Kids With ADHD

The increase in diagnoses could be due to better education of parents, and better access to health care, the researchers say.
iStockphoto.com

For at least a decade, many have assumed that too many fidgety kids have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and been medicated for it. But it's still been hard to get reliable information on just how many kids are getting diagnosed and whether it's justified. So researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California decided to look at the trend, using the best data they could get from kids who'd actually seen specialists.

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11:25am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Shots Fired At Houston Community College

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Update at 5:19 p.m. ET. College Safe:

During a news briefing, Sheriff Maj. Armando Tello said that the Lone Star College campus is now safe.

Tello said three people were injured, after an altercation between two men led to a shooting. One of the individuals invovled in the altercation was a student at the college. Another one of those shot was a maintance worker caught in the cross fire.

Tello did not give any details as to the condition of the injured.

Classes will resume tomorrow.

Our Original Post Continues:

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11:05am

Tue January 22, 2013
World

Obama Overseas: Speak Loudly And Carry A Smaller Stick

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 11:58 am

President Obama, pictured in August addressing U.S. service members at Fort Bliss, Texas, has signaled that he is inclined to avoid situations that are most likely to lead to major troop deployments.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

An era marked by war and attempts at nation building is coming to its end.

President Obama has made clear he has no interest in lengthy foreign entanglements that would require large commitments of troops and defense dollars.

"We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war," Obama said in his inaugural address on Monday.

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