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Construction worker suffers heart attack on site

Concrete finisher Travis Greenup performed CPR on co-worker Curtis Todd for almost eight minutes while fellow worker Bill Parsons held Todd's bleeding head before paramedics arrived and took over on Wednesday in front of this Perche Pointe Place house. The intervention might have saved Todd’s life, co-workers said.

Patient watches wake-up video

Patient Louise Irving watches a laptop computer with a morning wake-up video of her daughter, Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, playing at The Hebrew Home of Riverdale on March 25 in New York.

Nursing home tests pilot program for videos

Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, right, watches a video she recorded for her mother, Louise Irving, at The Hebrew Home of Riverdale on March 25 in New York.

Recording videos for dementia patients

Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, right, receives instructions about the video she will record for her mother, Louise Irving, from Charlotte Dell, director of social services at The Hebrew Home of Riverdale, on March 25 in New York.

Doctors reevaluating how to treat problems related to intersex

Dr. Earl Cheng, co-director of the gender and sex development program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Dr. Courtney Finlayson, an endocrinologist involved in the sex development disorders program at Lurie, talk during a meeting. "The way that we took care of things in the past ... where there was a fair amount of secrecy, where there was surgery done in the infant state, and potentially irreversible surgery, is probably not the best way to go about things," Cheng said.

Girl, mother learn of hormone disorder

A patient and her mother hold hands during a visit with Dr. Reema Habiby, an endocrinologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The 8-year-old girl has congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which involves overproduction of male hormones, which can be deadly unless lifelong hormone treatment is started quickly.

Pagonis, born intersex, now an activist for intersex rights

Pidgeon Pagonis poses for a photo at home in Chicago. Pagonis, who was raised a girl but has male chromosomes, works as an activist opposing drastic genital surgery for intersex children.

Jesse Hall's rotunda lacked cooling

“This (the rotunda area) has never had any cooling in it. When you hold events in here, it would get pretty warm,” said Jeff Brown, senior director of Campus Facilities.

Crews added 1,400 sprinkler heads, 404 smoke detectors to Jesse Hall

Crews added 1,400 sprinkler heads and 404 smoke detectors to Jesse Hall. The building has been closed for about a year for renovations.

Jeff Brown measures the dimensions of Jesse Hall's new elevator

Jeff Brown, senior director of Campus Facilities, measures the dimensions of Jesse Hall's new elevator. Brown estimated it was about 8 feet by 6 feet. Crews renovated the building's existing elevator and added a new one on the opposite side of the rotunda. “We wanted it to look exactly like the existing elevator,” Brown said.

Jeff Brown talks about Jesse Hall's heating and cooling

Jeff Brown, senior director of Campus Facilities, talks about heating and cooling in the fourth floor mechanical room of Jesse Hall on Friday. "This is what's exciting to me. This is all new," Brown said. "Everything is on an occupancy sensor, so when someone leaves, the lights go off, the air flow goes down to a minimum, so we save as much energy as possible."

Hot and cold water lines converge

Hot and cold water lines converge on the fourth floor of Jesse Hall on Friday. The building received a heating, ventilation and air conditioning makeover during recent renovations.

Jesse Hall receives comprehensive fire suppression system

Before renovations, Jesse Hall didn't have a comprehensive fire suppression system. Sprinklers existed in some areas, such as the cashier’s area and a few others, but the building as a whole didn’t have one, said Jeff Brown, senior director of Campus Facilities. “That’s what really drove this project,” Brown said. “That, getting another elevator, and ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) accessibility.”

Jeff Brown, Karlan Seville tour Jesse Hall's renovations

Jeff Brown, senior director of Campus Facilities, and Karlan Seville, communications manager for campus operations, lead a news media tour of Jesse Hall renovations on Friday.

Construction workers enter south side of Jesse Hall

Construction workers enter the south side of Jesse Hall on Friday morning. Jesse Hall has been closed since spring 2014 for infrastructure upgrades. Employees will start moving back beginning May 18 and continuing throughout the summer.

Google changes search formula

In this March 2010 file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that’s expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula is scheduled to be released Tuesday.

Helen Grahl poses for a portrait

World War II veteran Helen Grahl poses for a portrait Thursday in her Columbia home. Grahl served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1944-46. For years she was not aware of her eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs health care services.

Marine Corps poster hangs in Helen Grahl's home

A poster given to Helen Grahl by her son hangs in her home Thursday. Grahl served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1944-46. Grahl became informed of her eligibility for health care through Department of Veterens Affairs outreach aimed at female veterans like herself.

Heather Brown sits at her desk

Heather Brown, who was diagnosed with PTSD after serving in the military, is now employed at Truman Veterans' Hospital as a communications specialist where she helps veterans take advantage of VA services.

Doctors measure Burford's baby bump

A doctor measures Lyzz Buford's belly at her six month appointment in Springfield, Missouri, on March 25. Buford, 21, has been homeless for the last five years, staying at shelters, with friends and at camps across Missouri.
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