Politics: James Pindell And Lauren Chooljian On New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire Public Radio’s Lauren Chooljian and James Pindell of the Boston Globe join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news ahead of the New Hampshire Democratic primary, including voters’ levels of excitement and indecision, which candidates have momentum after the confusing Iowa caucuses and President Trump’s objective with rallying in New Hampshire the night before the election.

Elder-Care Crisis: Early Screening For Dementia, Increased Preventative Primary-Care Are Needed

From a Wall Street Journal Opinion article (Feb 10, 2020):

How to address the elder-care crisis? Ideally, doctors would screen older patients for dementia. An early diagnosis helps patients understand treatment options, plan for the future and receive appropriate care in the hospital. 

Costs of Long-Term Elderly Care Kaiser Infographic

Other steps include: more preventive care, changes to Medicare’s rehabilitation policies, adopting new reimbursement methods, and developing new measures of success. Primary-care offices can prevent hospital visits, but Americans seeking primary care face an average wait time of 24 days. This might not be a problem for a patient in need of an annual physical, but conditions like chest pain or infections require prompt treatment. Primary-care offices that offer same-day sick visits, home visits for bed-bound older adults, or at-home monitoring of conditions could reduce emergency department volumes.

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Health Talk: Stanford Dermatology Professor Eleni Linos On “Tanning Bed” Cancer Research

Eleni Linos MD PhD Stanford Medicine Dermatology“Studies with financial links to the indoor tanning industry were much more likely to discuss perceived benefits of indoor tanning and to downplay the harms,” said Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH, professor of dermatology, who sees patients at Stanford Health Care’s dermatology clinic at the Hoover Pavilion. “The association is quite striking. We need scientific data to be independent of industry influence. I am concerned that funding sources may influence the conclusions of these papers.”

The BMJ podcastIn 2012, Eleni Linos, professor of dermatology at Stanford university, published a systematic review and meta-analysis of the link between non-melanoma cancer and sun-beds. That bit of pretty standard research, and a particular rapid response to it, has kicked of years of work – and in this podcast I talk to Eleni and her colleagues Stanton…

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New Travel Videos: “Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest” (Pattiz Brothers)

Filmed and Directed by: Jim Pattiz and Will Pattiz

Produced by: More Than Just Forests
Music by: The Lady & I (“Sky’s The Limit”)
Sponsored by: Visit Utah

From the creators of More Than Just Parks, More Than Just Forests proudly presents More Than Just Forests | Uinta-Wasatch-Cache! Join us as we take you on a visual journey through one of the most stunning and unique regions in the country. Explore mountains, valleys, forests, canyons, and meadows that are home to some of north america’s most treasured animals and landscapes. This is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.


Fusion Of Design & Film: The “Making Of Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR” (Video)

Mercedes-Benz and the upcoming “Avatar” films – what at first seemed to be an unexpected global partnership, turned into a unique interdisciplinary experience.

Jon Landau Producer Lightstorm Entertainment Making Of Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept Car February 10 2020 video

Inspired by the world of “Avatar”, the two partners created the astonishing VISION AVTR. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes feature, key team members from both parties share their thoughts on the cooperation process and provide fascinating insights into the concept vehicle itself.

Credits: ™ & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp.


Profiles: 56-Year Old Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs’ “Protean Life”

Excerpts from a New York Times Style Magazine online article (February 10, 2020)

Marc Jacobs from MarcJacobs.com website February 10 2020
Marc Jacobs

“People want newness, and they want it from a new person. I understand that I’m not the 25-year-old who was given this incredible job at Perry Ellis, or who created the grunge collection, or who was the bad boy of the 1990s,” he said. “I am a 56-year-old man who still has the privilege of doing a collection.” But his voice was calm as he said this, full of acceptance and experience.

“THE DRIVING FORCE in my life is fear,” Marc Jacobs said.

IT WAS A bright December afternoon, a week or so before Christmas, when Jacobs and I met for the last time. I waited in the reception area of his atelier next to a sculpture of Neville, Jacobs’s bull terrier, whom I had recently begun following on Instagram (he has over 200,000 followers). I thought I could finally understand why Jacobs commands such devotion from those around him. He exudes a precariousness that is deeply affecting to anyone even dimly aware of the mysterious connection between creativity and tragedy. If he attracts protectors, it is because one cannot speak at any length to him without feeling that, as Oscar Wilde wrote about his titular character in “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “a note of doom runs like a purple thread” through “the gold cloth” of his talent.

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American Classic Cars: “1959 Chevrolet Impala”

1959 Chevrolet Impala Interior Classic DriverThe Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 onward. The Impala is Chevrolet’s popular flagship passenger car and is generally among the better selling American made automobiles in the United States.

The 1959 Chevrolet Impala was redesigned. Sharing bodyshells with lower-end Buicks and Oldsmobiles as well as with Pontiac, part of a GM economy move, the Chevrolet’s wheelbase was 1-1/2 inches longer. Using a new X-frame chassis, the roof line was three inches lower, bodies were two inches wider, and curb weight increased. Its tailfins protruded outward, rather than upward. The taillights were a large “teardrop” design at each side, and two slim-wide nonfunctional front air intake scoops were added just above the grille,

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Classic Driver logoThe Impala became a separate series, adding a four-door hardtop and four-door sedan, to the two-door Sport Coupe and convertible. Sport Coupes featured a shortened roof line and wrap-over back window. The standard engine was an I6, while the base V8 was the carryover 283 cu in (4.6 L), at 185 hp (138 kW). Optional were a 283 cu in with 290 hp (220 kW) and 348 cu in (5.7 L) V8 up to 335 hp (250 kW). Standard were front and rear armrests, an electric clock, dual sliding sun visors, and crank-operated front vent windows. A contoured hooded instrument panel held deep-set gauges. A six-way power seat was a new option, as was “Speedminder”, for the driver to set a needle at a specific speed and a buzzer would sound if the pre-set was exceeded.

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Top New Travel Videos: “Andalućia” In Southern Spain By Vadim Sherbakov

Filmed and Edited by: Vadim Sherbakov

Andalućia is a non-narrative, short, architectural film, showcasing amazing autonomous community in southern Spain.

Andalusia is a unique region with a fantastic blend of architectural marvels. The whole region is filled with a mix of fantastic buildings, reminiscence of the turbulent history of that area. From Carthaginians and Romans, Moors and Byzantine empire to Christian civilisation. These unique historical intricacies play a vital role in establishing the one and only rare visual identity of this region.

Shot in 4 major cities of Andalucia – Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, and also in Ronda, Mijas, Nerja and Setenil de las Bodegas, this short film showing just a mere drop of many marvelous exteriors and interiors that Andalucia has to offer.