In observance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dennis continues his conversation with Dr. Navkiran Shokar and Maria Chaparro of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In this extended online interview, they discuss why colorectal cancer affects such a broad swath of the population. Dr. Shokar also describes the pros & cons of the 3 exams which are used to detect colorectal cancer: a stool home test, a colonoscopy, and a flexible sigmoidoscopy. She also goes through the risk factors of colorectal cancer and the steps we can take to lower our risk.
Dr. Shokar and her colleagues will be presenting a lecture on colorectal cancer which will also feature a large, walk-thru colon, on Wednesday, March 27, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 1200 of the Medical Education Bldg of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 5001 El Paso Dr. RSVP at 915-757-3178 ext 302, or email Maria Chaparro at email@example.com.
It wasn't so long ago that a handful of Vermont legislators in a shabby Statehouse committee room struggled over what to call their proposal to give marriage-like rights to the state's gay and lesbian residents.
Democrat Howard Dean, governor at the time, had already made clear he'd veto any legislation labeled "marriage." Suggestions like "domestic partner relationship" were too clunky; "civil accord," they decided, evoked a car model.
While visiting El Paso, award-winning, internationally-known visual artist, Ann James Massey, talks about her recovery from a severe injury to her painting hand and her career as a master of realism before returning to Paris, France, her home since 1994.
In a rebroadcast from Sept. 25, 2010, Norma & Bill talk with Mark Muegge, associate professor and extension entomologist with Texas A&M. Muegge talks about the different plants and colors that attract butterflies to our landscapes, and about the types of butterflies we can commonly find in El Paso. He also talks about the kinds of plants we can sacrifice to the caterpillars so they can voraciously feed and eventually metamorphose into butterflies! For more information, visit the North American Butterfly Association, www.naba.org. Aired March 23, 2013.
Charles talks with Bobby Gutierrez, senior lecture at the UTEP Department of Communication, about UTEP's Film Studies courses. Gutierrez explains why his classes are not all about sitting back and watching a movie every week, but teaching students about the language of filmmaking and understanding a filmmaker's vision. He also explains why Film Studies attracts students of all degree plans, not just liberal arts. To view the course load for a minor in Film Studies at UTEP, visit http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=66291. Aired March 23, 2013.
Back in 1996, a group of baby cicadas burrowed into soils in the eastern U.S. to lead a quiet life of constant darkness and a diet of roots. Now at the ripe age of 17, those little cicadas are all grown up and it's time to molt, procreate and die while annoying a few million humans with their constant chirping in the process.
Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 1:23 pm
San Jose, Calif., is just a piece of a very big March Madness pie. But in the eight teams that gathered there for second- and third-round games this week, you could see the undeniable trend in big-time college basketball globalization.
Rosters from schools as geographically diverse as Syracuse, New Mexico State and California featured athletes from Senegal, France, Canada, South Africa, Croatia, Sudan.
But it's the University of Oregon with a groundbreaker — from Iran.
Anyone looking for a glimmer of bipartisanship in Washington might want to pay attention to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare. It took a notable, if largely symbolic, hit this week from the left and the right.
The 2.3-percent excise tax on devices ranging from MRI machines to pacemakers to stethoscopes was meant to raise $20 billion over 10 years to help pay for extending health care coverage to the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act.