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Westchester Paramedic Rescues Occupants from House Fire

first_imgWestchester EMS Paramedic Jeff Slotoroff woke one of the residents from sleep and told him to get out of the house. Two others in the house who were unaware of the fire got out safely after he found them behind a locked door and told them to get out, a supervisor said. Read More, The fire on Maple Avenue displaced four families. Paramedic enters burning home in Mount Kisco to help residents escapecenter_img MOUNT”ˆKISCO”ˆ– Residents of a multi-family house that caught fire Thursday night have a paramedic to thank for breaking into the smoking structure and warning them that their lives were in danger.last_img read more

Let’s Talk About Change: Geri and Coach Tama Kieves Go LIVE on Facebook Answering Your Questions

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMost of us don’t relish change of any kind, but this year we have a unique opportunity—to break free of the ways that don’t serve us.UPDATE: WATCH the show from Nov. 22, 2020, here on Facebook!If there’s any part of your life you might want to improve—join us to talk about it on Sunday during a LIVE interactive streaming show. It’s called, Ask Us Anything! We’ll take your questions in advance—and also during the event in the comments section.If you can’t join us during the live show, you can still submit questions and watch the video later on FB. We want to help you live your best life—and Tama Kieves does that exact thing for people every day.Tama’s most recent book is Thriving Through Uncertainty (Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You).READ a book excerpt that was published on GNN this month.We hope you enjoy the show!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Health officials declare first case of coronavirus in Indiana, University updates community via email

first_imgAfter the first identified case of coronavirus in Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb declared a public health emergency to receive federal funding for response, FOX 59 reported Friday.The patient, a resident of Marion County, traveled to Boston, coming into contact with people infected with coronavirus. After arriving back in Indiana on Wednesday, the article said he reached out to Community Health Network on Thursday because he was concerned he may have COVID-19.Taken into isolation, the patient was placed in a room with negative air flow to be tested and then was transported back to the self quarantine, Ram Yeleti, chief physician executive of Community Health Network said in the article.The patient is currently in self isolation and listed in stable condition. State health officials said the patient had a minor case and the hospital did everything they could to limit risk of exposure.Currently, the article said the Marion County Public Health Department is investigating the case to determine the patient’s whereabouts following infection to determine who he could have been in contact with.Indiana began testing COVID-19 on Saturday, with 12 people having been tested so far with 35 quarantined. The article said none of the patients are experiencing symptoms.While the Marion County Public Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health said they have been preparing for the potential spread of the coronavirus, Kristina Box, the Indiana State Health Commissioner, said in the article that they are not expecting to see other cases.“I encourage Hoosiers to continue to educate themselves about COVID-19 and take steps to protect themselves from this and other respiratory illnesses — by covering their coughs, washing their hands thoroughly,” Box said.This report followed a Friday email regarding Notre Dame’s response to and updates on coronavirus, including the school’s website on the virus, from Paul Browne, the University’s vice president of public affairs and communications. Notre Dame sent students home who were studying in countries with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Level 3 travel advisory. Students who are studying in Japan this semester are also returning to the United States, the email said, due to Nanzan University in Nagoya requiring international students to return home even though the country is at Level 2.The site features information and updates regarding the virus and Notre Dame’s response to it. The University encourages students who are traveling for spring break to visit the site and follow the travel and health tips listed on the site, the email said.Furthermore, the email states all those who are “on University-sponsored travel are required to register their foreign and domestic itineraries here” so the University can assist in any way possible if necessary.Tags: community health network, coronavirus, COVID-19, marion county, Public Healthlast_img read more

For Veterans

first_imgVeterans in Snohomish County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 — the Northwest VA Health Care Network, with the nearest major medical center in Seattle, about 30 minutes from Naval Station Everett. VISN 20 serves the entire Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, a region with 1.1 million veterans, 24 percent of whom received VA services in fiscal year 2014. VISN 20 facilities recorded 3.4 million outpatient visits throughout Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and one county each in California and Montana. The closest community outpatient clinic to NS Everett also is in Seattle.VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemAmerican Lake Division9600 Veterans DriveTacoma, WA 98493 253-582-8440Seattle Division1660 South Columbian WaySeattle, WA 98108 206-762-1010www.pugetsound.va.gov Since 1923, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System has distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research and patient care while earning prestigious recognition as part of the largest health care network in the country. The system serves the health care needs of more than 80,000 veterans living in the Pacific Northwest. Two divisions (one in Seattle and one in Tacoma) provide a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services, ranging from primary care to specialty and rehabilitative care.The following is a list of community-based outpatient clinics and vet centers near Naval Base Kitsap.Bremerton CBOC925 Adele Ave.Bremerton, WA 98312 360-473-0340Everett Vet Center3311 Wetmore Ave.Everett, WA 98201 425-252-9701Federal Way CBOC34617 11th Place S., Suite 301Federal Way, WA 98003 253-336-4142Federal Way Vet Center32020 32nd Ave. S., Suite 110Federal Way, WA 98001 253-838-3090Tacoma Vet Center4916 Center St., Suite ETacoma, WA 98409 253-565-7038Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs1102 Quince St. SEOlympia, WA 98504 800-562-2308VA Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255www.dva.wa.gov The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for Washington’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources.There are several VA service officers in Snohomish County who help navigate the maze of VA services and programs.3000 Rockefeller Ave.Everett, WA 98201 425-388-7255last_img read more

Can a divided America heal?

first_imgTED:How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basis of our political choices. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, he describes the patterns of thinking and historical causes that have led to such sharp divisions in America — and provides a vision for how the country might move forward.Listen to the whole story: TED More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Action plan for the development of congress tourism presented

first_imgMinister of Tourism Gari Cappelli presented an action plan for the development of congress tourism today in Zagreb as part of the 5th Forum of the Croatian Congress Industry.The action plan was created on the basis of the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020 in order to determine the steps for the development of one of the key tourism products in the coming years.  “Business tourism is one of the most promising tourism products that can significantly contribute to increasing the competitiveness of Croatian tourism. Over the past few years, revenues generated in the business travel segment accounted for only about 3 percent of total revenues in tourism, and this action plan lays the foundations for increasing revenues and creating a recognizable tourist offer that will extend the tourist season. We have set ourselves the goal of realizing revenues in tourism of 14-15 billion euros, in which business tourism can certainly have a great contribution.”Stressed the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli.According to the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020, the product of business meetings is considered one of the potentially more important tourist products of Croatia. Namely, despite the occasional oscillations, market trends indicate a globally stable growth of this product, which is reflected in the performance in Croatia, according to the Ministry of Tourism.Inputs from the market further indicate the perception of Croatia as an attractive and desirable destination for business meetings. Due to its various characteristics, it is also a product with a positive impact on some of the biggest challenges of Croatian tourism such as extending the tourist season, using hotel capacity and increasing tourist spending, not neglecting opportunities to generate new holiday demand by converting business guests. On the other hand, the further development of a competitive product of business meetings in Croatia necessarily implies overcoming a number of challenges, from strengthening organizational, logistical and human capacities to significant investments in production infrastructure and promotion. “This Action Plan sets a vision that would develop Croatia into one of the most desirable European destinations for small and medium-sized business gatherings of associations and corporations by 2020. Croatia’s positioning on the international market of business meetings will be based on cooperation between the private and public sectors, a modern and creative product embedded in the destination value chain, quality congress management and innovative marketing. ” emphasize from the Ministry of TourismFollowing the set vision, the goals are defined:Strategic goalDouble the number of participants – attract one million participantsIncrease average consumption per participantSub-goalsIncrease the number of gatherings of international associations and corporationsIncrease the recognition and desirability of Croatia as a destination for business meetingsIncrease organizational, lobbying and sales capacity of stakeholdersIncrease product qualityIn accordance with the set umbrella goals, Croatia intends to attract around one million participants in business meetings by 2020 and, by increasing their average spending, have a positive impact on increasing revenues from congress tourism. Such a shift necessarily presupposes a number of sub-goals, which relate to increasing the number of meetings of international associations and corporations to be held in Croatia, increasing the country’s visibility as a congress destination, increasing sales, lobbying and organizational skills and quality of content and services. In the chain of interest, including, above all, congress centers, DMC / PCO agencies and hoteliers. The realization of these goals is defined through 4 programs in the Action Plan, and they include improving the congress infrastructure, strengthening the capacity of congress offices and associations, Croatia on the international congress market.The action plan for the development of congress tourism was created in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and the Institute of Tourism, in order to contribute to global recognition in the tourism market, market repositioning from the destination of sun and sea to offer a variety of authentic content and experiences, time expansion and geographical dispersion. enriching the tourism production portfolio in order to increase the number of tourist arrivals and tourist consumption.MINT: CONGRESS TOURISM ACTION PLANlast_img read more

Scientists find clues into cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome

first_imgScientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have identified a unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that provides insights into the basis for cognitive dysfunction–frequently described by patients as “brain fog”–as well as new hope for improvements in diagnosis and treatment.In the study published in Molecular Psychiatry, Mady Hornig, MD, and colleagues used immunoassay testing methods to measure the levels of 51 immune biomarkers called cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid of 32 people with ME/CFS for an average of seven years, 40 with multiple sclerosis, and 19 non-diseased controls.The researchers found that levels of most cytokines, including the inflammatory immune molecule, interleukin 1, were depressed in individuals with ME/CFS compared with the other two groups, matching what was seen in the blood study in patients who had the disease for more than three years. One cytokine–eotaxin–was elevated in the ME/CFS and MS groups, but not in the control group. Pinterest Share Share on Facebook Emailcenter_img Share on Twitter “We now know that the same changes to the immune system that we recently reported in the blood of people with ME/CFS with long-standing disease are also present in the central nervous system,” says Dr. Hornig, professor of Epidemiology and director of translational research at the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School. “These immune findings may contribute to symptoms in both the peripheral parts of the body and the brain, from muscle weakness to brain fog.”Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment“Diagnosis of ME/CFS is now based on clinical criteria. Our findings offer the hope of objective diagnostic tests for disease as well as the potential for therapies that correct the imbalance in cytokine levels seen in people with ME/CFS at different stages of their disease,” adds W. Ian Lipkin, MD, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology and director of the Center for Infection and Immunity.There is precedent for use of human monoclonal antibodies that regulate the immune response in a wide range of disorders from rheumatoid arthritis to multiple sclerosis. However, the researchers note, additional work will be needed to assess the safety and efficacy of this approach. LinkedInlast_img read more

McQuiston: Replacement Cost Value Versus Market Value … What’s The Difference?

first_imgBy ALLEN McQUISITON The Jemez AgencyMany homeowners often wonder why the limit on their homeowner’s insurance policy is more than the market value of their home. In some cases, there can be a drastic difference between what you recently paid for your home versus how much insurance coverage you have. It’s just a way for the insurance company to get more premium, right?Not quite. Keep in mind that market value and replacement cost value are two completely different things. For instance, a two-story home with 2,000 square feet of living area can have a range of market values contingent on a variety of factors:What neighborhood is the home located in?What school district is the home in?How has the market been for recently sold homes with similar characteristics?How is the current inventory of homes in the area?The answers to these questions, among others, can substantially change the market value of a home.The cost to build a home is more fixed in nature. The cost of brick, lumber, siding, etc. doesn’t vary nearly as much from one neighborhood area to the next. With that in mind, the cost to build a home in an area where the market values aren’t as strong shouldn’t vary much from areas where the values are higher.In many situations, the replacement cost of a home is more than the market value because it simply costs more to build homes from the ground up as opposed to purchasing an existing home. Of course there are exceptions, and in many cases this varies by area of the country, but it is not at all unusual to see your homeowner insurance declarations show a limit of insurance that is higher than the current market value of the property.Having an adequate limit of insurance is crucial in the event of a loss to your home. If you’re still concerned about your limit of insurance, be sure to reach out to your insurance agent to review the replacement cost estimate that has been completed for your home. He or she will make sure that your home is properly protected and that your limit of insurance – which may be more than the market value – is correct.last_img read more