Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

Okay . . . And Who Paid to Develop This App?

Scientists and gamers alike can now play disease detective, through “Solve the Outbreak,” a new iPad app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app lets users assume the role of a disease outbreak investigator in the agency’s … Continue reading

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VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh Just Paid $47,000 for a Smoking Machine!

Maybe here’s a cut the VA could make! On January 16th, the VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh awarded a contract for $47, 526.91 to Maron International out of Houston, TX.  What did they buy?  A smoking machine!  Click here for the … Continue reading

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Saving One Nickel for Each Dollar Spent

Flanked by emergency medical personnel, Mr. Obama made his usual threat of Armageddon if automatic spending cuts go forward on March 1. Americans can expect more such melodrama in the coming days, so as a public service we thought we’d … Continue reading

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