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Michael Scaccia
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Awesome stuff Ron! Love it!
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Autoawesome movies question. I just upgraded my Verizon GS4 to 4.3, and have the new 4.2.2.x version of Google+. It doesn't look like I can make autoawesome movies (no clapboard icon on Photos screen).

Is the GS4 not on the approved devices list, or is it something I did or didn't do?

Thanks for your help.
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This may be the wrong week to talk about it, but big data means big advances for the future of medicine. With wearable computing, personal data sensors, and repositories of data watching what we do and where and how we do it, this information has the potential to lead to great leaps in our understanding of genomics and disease management and prevention.  

Yes, safeguards will need to be put into place, and yes, there would need to be a consent-driven participation to have their data collected and analyzed, but without a doubt, the massive computing power and analysis  going on in the world of commerce will soon be coming to the medical field.

As a physician, I'm excited about the prospects of understanding disease and managing my patients in a way that leverages big data into making better decisions for the individual.

What do you think?
Internet companies were just the start. Virtually every field, from science to sports to public health, is being transformed by data-driven discovery and decision-making.
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Hi folks.
Every time I try to watch a Hangout on Air from my Samsung Galaxy S4 from within the Google+ app, I get taken to Youtube where the hangout is not on - it just shows "What to Watch".

Not sure how to make this work.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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+Michael Scaccia I am so glad you asked this!!  I had the same issue this weekend.
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I'm having a problem with joining a hangout on air from my android device.  When I try to join a HOA by clicking the "Watch Hangout on Air'  button, the YouTube app opens on the "What to Watch" page - no HOA.  I tried resetting app preferences, but no luck. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You should be able to "watch" a Hangout On Air from an Android device I am not sure if you can join as a presenter and as far as I know no mobile devices can start a Hangout On Air. but you are already one step ahead of IOS. 
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This is my friend's lab singing along with emergency sirens.  Hysterical!
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Putting the finishing touches on our hurricane preparedness kit last night. The last packages of D batteries in Target. 
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New study referred to in this article links drinking energy drinks with tobacco, alcohol and drug use. This article is a glimpse for parents of teenagers into just what's in the energy drinks they're consuming.  We pediatricians have been down on energy drinks from the beginning, but looking at them as a stepping stone to other addictive substances is really worrisome. 
Pass the glycerol ester of wood rosin, brah! According to a new study, teens who love energy drinks are also the ones who smoke, drink and do drugs. So what are we missing? The good stuff, apparently
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A great analysis of what made The Wrath of Khan such a fantastic movie. Thanks +Joseph Cilluffo 
Now that a Star Trek movie is #1 at the box office again, everybody's looking back at the history of Star Trek films. And one meme I've been hearing a lot is that Wrath of Khan, formerly the sacred cow of Trek films, is overrated. Here's why that's not true.
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Something wicked this way comes.

Just left the office to be greeted by a rather imposing sky that promises to only get worse. 
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We came across these beautiful hidden ponds while we hiked through the woods in Wyoming.
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  • Renaissance Pediatrics
    Pediatrician, 1999 - present
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Male
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Married
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Father, Husband, Pediatrician, Geek
Introduction
About me, and what I'm into...

Family

It should go without saying that family comes first.  That said, I'll say it anyway.  There is nothing that gives me greater pleasure than time spent in the company of my family.

The Art of Practicing Medicine

I'm one of the few who still thinks that practicing medicine, specifically pediatrics, is the greatest job in the world.

Technology (with a purpose)

I confess I get ridiculous amounts of enjoyment from playing with gadgets and figuring out what kinds of cool stuff I can do with them.

Documenting Life

While I'm not in the same league as my wife, I do enjoy photography.  I'm a fan of capturing the meaningful moments of life in any way that's handy.

Reading

Enjoying SF/F and interesting non-fiction about re-examining old notions with some logic and science.

The Outdoors

I make every effort a suburbanite can to find himself in the woods somewhere.

Education
  • Union College
    Philosophy, 1989 - 1993
  • Albany Medical College
    MD, 1992 - 1996
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Residency in Pediatrics, 1996 - 1999
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757-488-2223
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757-488-8398
Ron at The Canine Class is absolutely fantastic! As I sit here writing this review, our 10-month old lab Indy is lying peacefully at my feet, in his place, just as I asked. I send some encouragement and reinforcement back his way every so often, just as Ron showed us, and Indy is listening (wow!). We sent Indy off to Ron for boot camp so he could get some intensive obedience work. While we missed the big lug, we knew it was the right move for us, especially after we saw the transformation when he came home. Ron is extremely knowledgable, which is essential. He's also a fantastic communicator, which puts him in an entirely different league. He broke down canine psychology in a way that made sense to our whole family. It's great to know Ron is there for us if we have any problems, encouraging to call him anytime if we need him), but the confidence he has given us to shape Indy's behaviors has been a true gift. I wholeheartedly recommend Ron to anyone who wants to have a healthy, happy, longlasting relationship with their dog.
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