This is a legal case that should backfire against Chick-Fil-A. The Atlanta chain, known not only for its chicken sandwiches but also for its rigid adherence to Christian principles, has threatened a one-man Vermont T-shirt business over his use of the slogan “Eat More Kale.” According to Chick-Fil-A, consumers could confuse the vegetable-touting t-shirts with the chain’s chicken. I don’t think so.
Credit Anderson Cooper for adding Chick-Fil-A to his Ridiculist. Watch here. Or read the Christian Science Monitor’s take.
University of California President Mark Yudof’s message posted yesterday is much closer to what the UC Davis chancellor should have said. Yudof is being unequivocal about his reaction to the pepper spray incident (and the previous mashup at UC Berkeley.) Curious to hear what others think, especially my friends at UC campuses (eg, William Drummond, Jeff Miller) and others who have been following this closely (apologies if
Although today’s San Francisco Examiner bears no resemblance to the newspaper started by William Randolph Hearst, it is interesting that what’s left of it has been sold to a Canadian publisher. This means that within the past decade or so, the newspaper has gone from Hearst to the Fang family to Anschutz and now to Black Press Group.
At least it’s a newspaper that continues to be published. These days, that’s news.
CUMC Expert Raises Concerns about Heart Disease Trends
Mortality from heart disease has declined in the United States and around the world since the 1960s, but not enough has been done to prevent people from getting heart disease in the first place, says Lee Goldman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology, dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine, and executive vice president for health and biomedical sciences, Columbia University Medical Center.
In a presentation at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Francisco, Goldman said that about half of the overall decline in heart disease deaths can be attributed to improved treatments for people who develop heart disease. Such treatments include medicines, as well as surgical and other interventions, that have improved the outcomes of people who suffer heart attacks.
However, Goldman added, “We seem to be losing the battle on lifestyle. I hope I am wrong, but the marked increase in diabetes and obesity is going to offset most of the decrease in primary risk factors” such as smoking and cholesterol.”
(New York, NY) – A landmark study led by Columbia Psychiatry researchers has shown that the Columbia Suicide Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is not only valuable in assessing suicidal behavior, but is significantly valuable in predicting an attempt. The paper is scheduled for release at AJP in Advance, the advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry, on November 8, 2011.