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  • New heart device implanted into La Puente man
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:11:52 GMT
    LOS ANGELES >> Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California announced today it was the first medical center in Southern California to implant a new wireless device for heart failure patients following FDA approval. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, which is designed to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure, was implanted into 71-year-old Alfredo Delatorre of La Puente on Wednesday by Dr. David Shavelle, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medic...
  • Keck doctors first to implant new heart device
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Last Wednesday, doctors at the Keck School of Medicine of USC became the first medical practitioners in Southern California to implant the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System in a patient since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. CardioMEMS is small wireless device placed in a recipient's pulmonary artery that enables those suffering from heart disease to independently track and monitor their illness....
  • Bishop Amat quarterback Damian Garcia throws for 418 yards and five...
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Bishop Amat quarterback Damian Garcia is hit by Chaminade defenders as he runs on a keeper play in their Mission League football game at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014....
  • Wilson looking for a spark in league opener against Covina
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:01:19 GMT
    Greg Gano's first season as Wilson High School football coach hasn't gone according to plan, but with league play set to begin Thursday for the Wildcats, there's still time to produce a positive outcome to the season. Wilson plays Covina at San Dimas High on Thursday night in the league opener for both teams....
  • Former U.S. labor secretary speaks at UNC during Hispanic Heritage Month
    published on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told a group gathered at the UNC Kenan Center on Friday that she believes more needs to be done to invest in science, engineering and math education and to raise the graduation rates of Latino and African American students. "Our work is not done," said Solis, who resigned as secretary after serving during President Obama's first term....
  • Bassett Unified unveils new computer lab for video game design
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:39:30 GMT
    Bassett High School junior Isaaac Olguin taught himself to build a computer but now he hopes a new video game design class will help him better understand the intricacies of programming. “Game design and computer hardware go hand in hand,” Olguin said....
  • Kid Congo Powers Steps Out Front
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:22:02 GMT
    Kid Congo Powers has a rock 'n' roll CV that's remarkable even to him when he has time to reflect on it. He's only been able to do this recently, though, as the 55-year old singer and guitarist prefers to play music and tour....