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 John Meeker, 51, of Nottingham, has his knee worked on by physical therapist Mike Degregorio at Allegheny Health Network Outpatient Care Center in McMurray. Mr. Meeker had a total knee replacement and was discharged the same day as his surgery.
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John Meeker, 51, of Nottingham, has his knee worked on by physical therapist Mike Degregorio at Allegheny Health Network Outpatient Care Center in McMurray. Mr. Meeker had a total knee replacement and was discharged the same day as his surgery.

Some hip, knee replacement patients heading home within hours of surgery

Allegheny Health Network patients having hip and knee replacements can now be discharged on the same day as their operation.


 The study, including researchers and data from the Netherlands, found that a person’s perception alone that he or she lives in a bad neighborhood is associated with shorter telomeres — the protective caps on chromosomes that diminish with age and more aggressively so from stress.

Stress in neighborhood may be linked to faster aging

A Pitt-Netherlands study finds that telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, shrink due to the stress of life in a bad neighborhood.



Saxonburg Boulevard restrictions begin today in O'Hara

Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.



 The bill would retain the examinations but allow states to decide how much weight to give them when evaluating schools.

Senate to begin overhaul of No Child Left Behind Act

A proposed bill would prohibit the federal government from mandating controversial national education standards.


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In Syria, the weaknesses of Islamic State and U.S. strategy on display

President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.



South Carolina Senate casts first vote to remove Confederate flag

A final vote is pending and the outcome for the measure in the state House is uncertain.


 

World


Merkel warns Greece time running out to save place in euro

A key emergency meeting of European finance ministers is to be followed today by a summit of the continent’s leaders.



In Syria, the weaknesses of Islamic State and U.S. strategy on display

President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.


 
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