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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 15, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

Honduras prison fire kills more than 350 inmates

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/15/us-honduras-jail-fire-idUSTRE81E0OK20120215



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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 9:53 am

(Audio) Honduras Prison Fire kills at least 272; more unaccounted for.

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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:49 am

Pacific Northwest: Map of Historic Earthquakes & Tsunamis

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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:44 am

A “Biggie” off the coast of Oregon: M6

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usb00080ib.php

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2012/02/15/lzf0g9/01/messagelzf0g9-01.htm

To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement issued 02/14/2012 at 7:34PM PST

At 7:31 PM Pacific Standard Time on February 14, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.9 occurred off the coast of Oregon .

The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
Location 43.536°N, 127.381°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Distances 256 km (159 miles) W of Coos Bay, Oregon
293 km (182 miles) WSW of Newport, Oregon
302 km (187 miles) NW of Brookings, Oregon
380 km (236 miles) WSW of SALEM, Oregon
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 19.7 km (12.2 miles); depth +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
Parameters NST=205, Nph=211, Dmin=282.8 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp=180°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb00080ib 


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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:28 am

NOAA Weather Map for 2/15/12

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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:03 am

Orthopedic Defensive Medicine; It’s Offensive!

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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/241487.php

MNT

“Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers estimate that U.S. orthopaedic surgeons create approximately $2 billion per year in unnecessary health care costs associated with orthopaedic care due to the practice of defensive medicine…….The findings are from a national survey of 2,000 orthopaedic surgeons selected randomly through a list provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Respondents were located in all 50 states and practice in a variety of settings. Of respondents, 96 percent report practicing defensive medicine, which accounts for 24 percent of all imaging studies, laboratory tests, consultations and hospital admissions among the survey’s cohort. ……..”



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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:02 am

SUDEP

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“Prevention of seizure-induced sudden death in a chronic SUDEP model by semichronic administration of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” by Carl L. Faingold, Srinivasan Tupal, and Marcus Randall (doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.06.015). The article appears in Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 22, Issue 2 (October, 2011), published by Elsevier.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/241465.php

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“A groundbreaking study published in Elsevier’s Epilepsy & Behavior, provides evidence in mouse model that drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors……..may reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

SUDEP is estimated to be the cause of death in up to 17% of patients with epilepsy who die from their condition. Evidence for cardiac and respiratory causes of SUDEP has been presented, but no effective prevention of SUDEP has yet been developed……”



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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 4:59 am

How close are we getting to mandatory vaccination for healthcare personnel?

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Forcedvaccination

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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 4:32 am

February 15, 1898: Remember The Maine!

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The U.S. battleship Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, killing 260 crew members and escalating tensions with Spain.



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February 15th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 4:30 am

Iran: Bombing Israeli targets in Thailand, Georgia, & India?

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February 15, 2012
 
Israeli Envoy Says Bangkok Bombs Similar to Devices Used in India Attack
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BANGKOK — Bombs discovered in a house in Bangkok were similar to devices used earlier this week against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia, Israel’s ambassador to Thailand said on Wednesday, according to media reports.

“We can assume from the other experiences that we were the target,” Ambassador Itzhak Shoham told The Associated Press.

The cache of bombs was found in a rented house after a series of explosions rocked a residential neighborhood on Tuesday. Two men who the Thai police said carried Iranian passports were captured and officials said that two other suspects, whom they believed to be Iranians, were being sought, and that one of them had fled to neighboring Malaysia.

 



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