Sunday, September 24, 2017
Michael Stone Online

Opioid Alternatives Making Headway But Won’t Lead To Full Phase-out, Physicians Say

As the U.S. continues to struggle with its growing opiate-painkiller problem (33,000 deaths in 2015, the most ever, and an annual $78.5 billion price tag on abuse), physicians and policymakers are ramping up their pushes on alternatives for patients seeking [...]

August 28, 2017 Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech

Where’s the Lab-Grown Beef?

More than a decade ago, Discover covered the concept of a coffee-maker-like device that could, overnight, turn a few animal muscle stem cells into a nice hunk of meat. The July 2006 story, “The Way of All Flesh,” explains the [...]

August 18, 2017 Health, Tech, Vegan Living

‘Helistroke’ Presents New Opportunity for Saving Critical Time in Stroke Care

The idea of sending physicians away from their home hospital came from organ transplants. Typically, once an organ becomes available, one surgeon will begin prepping the recipient while another will go by plane to harvest the organ from the donor. [...]

August 8, 2017 Business, Health, Journalism/Communications

In Photos: Zion and Other National Parks in Southern Utah

I finally had the opportunity to edit photos from my family trip in May to five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. In case you can’t tell from the amount of photos selected, Zion [...]

July 31, 2017 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture

Syrian Refugee Finds New Life As Berliner

Nafeh Kurdi remembers the images of splattered red after the bombs fell. “It was very hard for me to see the blood on the floor,” the 20-year-old from Syria said. Amid the gruesome fighting in Syria, the strike had hit [...]

June 17, 2017 History, Reflections, Travel & Culture

WWII Line Runner Takes Land Mine Blast But Finds Many Blessings After

The date is Nov. 20, 1944, and Charles Earnest is helping run telephone line from a barn that’ll serve as a regimental headquarters for the 26th Infantry Division. The Allies are advancing deep into Europe, and the 26th is set [...]

April 21, 2017 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo