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A Sampling of Clips for July 16th, 2008

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Study: Teens Getting Less Exercise
TIME Magazine
, July 16 -- One of the largest studies of its kind, co-authored by UCSD researchers, shows just how sluggish American children become once they hit the teen years: While 90 percent of 9-year-olds get a couple of hours of exercise most days, fewer than 3 percent of 15-year-olds do. More

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UCSD Launches Sweeping Sustainable Energy Program
, July 15 -- UCSD has begun construction on a sustainable energy program that is among the largest in the United States by a university, the university said in a press release on Tuesday. More

E-Medical Records: What Seems to be the Problem?
PC World
, July 15 -- It's been about three years since San Diego's five major hospitals first convened to discuss sharing electronic medical record data in an effort to improve diagnoses, reduce errors and improve the quality of patient care. The group held several meetings and entered discussions with a vendor as a possible corporate sponsor -- and that was that. (Quotes Dr. Joshua Lee, medical director of information services at the UCSD Medical Center) More

15-Year Lease Approved for Use of Aquatic Center
San Diego Union-Tribune
, July 16 – The city will earn rent for the first time off its lease of the Mission Bay Aquatic Center to UCSD and the Associated Students of San Diego State University. More

Surviving a Heart Attack
FOX6 News
, July 14 – When a person has a heart attack, the immediate goal is to get the heart pumping. FOX6 News interviews UCSD cardiologist Ori Ben-Yehuda. More

UC Service Workers Strike
San Diego Union-Tribune
, July 15 -- Despite a temporary restraining order against a strike, hundreds of UCSD service workers began picketing with their brethren statewide yesterday for better wages. More

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Nanotechnology 101
Voice of San Diego
, July 9 -- Having already established itself as a hub for the burgeoning field of biotechnology, San Diego is now poised to become a prime player in the growing global market of nanotechnology -- the emerging body of small-scale science that research that predict will revolutionize the medical world. (Mentions the UCSD Moores Cancer Center and UCSD chemist Michael Sailor) More

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