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For doctors, diagnosing gets a technological boost

By Andrew B. Shurtleff for USA TODAY
Sept. 7, 2007

Stephen Borowitz of the University of Virginia Medical Center uses Isabel, which helps doctors with difficult diagnoses.

Stephen Borowitz of the University of Virginia Medical Center uses Isabel, which helps doctors with difficult diagnoses.

"One of the things I try to model for my residents is that I'm trying to learn new things even though I've been doing this for a long time."

—Pediatrician Stephen Borowitz

Pediatrician Stephen Borowitz was walking the floors of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital with his residents when he was presented with an unusual case.

The patient was a boy who was very ill with a severe childhood disease called hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome. Borowitz says the boy had significant neurological damage and was fed through an intravenous feeding tube.

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News Cellar - Biz Models

High-tech temps are in demand

Survey says some earn more than $83 per hour

Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, April 13, 2007

U.S. employers are bidding for high-tech temporary workers with such sought-after skills as database development, hardware engineering and clinical trial administration, according to a survey of technology employment released Thursday by a company that places consultants in temp jobs.

The wage snapshot issued by Philadelphia's Yoh.com looked at the hourly pay of 5,000 temporary workers in a range of high-tech fields and reported the average wages in the 10 hottest occupational areas.

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News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Little girls carried away on a pink wave of princess products

Web Posted: 03/10/2007 10:15 PM CST

(Edward A. Ornelas/Express-News)

Colleen Dickey, 4, is among the 'princesses' having tea at a birthday party at Royalty Parties by D in Artisans' Alley.

Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje
Express-News Staff Writer

The china teacups stand at the ready. The cucumber-and-cream-cheese sandwiches have been daintily sliced. The makeover chairs perch empty and waiting. And precisely at 3, the princesses arrive.

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News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Virtual assistance business becomes successful reality for young entrepreneur

Louise Rachlis, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back when Erin Blaskie was 16, she had an idea to start a business doing administrative tasks for many businesses.

"I had the idea of them coming to me and giving me variety," she says.

The vision stayed in the back of her mind as she graduated from Willlis College in business administration at the age of 19.

Before she'd even finished the Willis course, she'd been hired by a human resources management firm as an administrative assistant. She then worked for another company in Kanata, and returned to Willis College doing public relations and teaching.

"When I was 21 I recalled my big idea, told my sister, and two weeks later launched my first website and got my first client."

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