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Wine Country doctors save lives, lose homes

Wine Country doctors save lives, lose homes

Santa Rosa Memorial was the northernmost hospital to remain open in the midst of the North Bay fires Monday.
About 60 people arrived at Santa Rosa Memorial throughout Monday morning, including two burn patients in critical condition, 15 people with moderate injuries and 43 with minor injuries, Colleen Flynn, a spokeswoman for the St. Joseph Health group said.
Santa Rosa Memorial, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and Petaluma Valley Hospital remained open as of about 3 p.m. None of the medical centers had suffered any structural damage, officials said.
Santa Rosa Memorial also accepted evacuees from our neighboring hospitals — including six transfers from Kaiser Santa Rosa, which was evacuated and shut down, and six from Sutter Medical Center.
Petaluma Valley took in 28 patients, including several who needed to be evacuated from Sutter Medical Center, Kaiser Santa Rosa and senior living facilities in the area.
Flynn emphasized that those without injuries should seek help at shelters, not medical centers.
After evacuating Fountaingrove about 3 a.m., the family took shelter in Elizabeth Tito’s office, where their youngest child, 11, and pets remained Monday afternoon.
Krilich was one such doctor, who assumed his home was gone.
By late afternoon Monday, Santa Rosa Memorial had treated 160 people.

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Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

As the saying goes, “ignore your teeth and they will go away.” I wanted to keep my teeth because my smile was just too important to me!
What Is Gum Disease?
When all the types of bacteria are in balance, your gums are protected from disease-causing bacteria.
Finally, you need to make sure that your gums are getting the nutrients they need, and in the right amounts, to stay healthy.

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4 dead, over 26 injured in poll chaos in Nyanza, Machakos

4 dead, over 26 injured in poll chaos in Nyanza, Machakos

Two of the victims died after police and anti-election protesters, allied to the National Supper Alliance (Nasa), clashed in Kisumu and Homa Bay on Thursday.
Mr Chrispine Ochieng, 20, who is receiving treatment at the hospital, claimed he was shot in Nyalenda after he was dragged out of the house. “The police officer who shot me was at the fly over.
Others who were also injured were Samuel Ooko who was shot on the knee in Mamboleo, while Godfrey Ochieng suffered gunshot wounds on the neck in Manyatta.
In Homa Bay, A 14-year-old pupil was shot dead after police and Nasa protesters clashed.
At Homa Bay Hospital, seven youths were admitted with various body wounds.
Mr Nick Odwar said he was attacked by police officers as he was walking home.
In Machakos County, A Form Two student was shot dead and two other people hospitalised with bullet wounds after police allegedly fired live bullets at demonstrators in Athi River.
I was going home when police shot me while confronting demonstrators who had barricaded roads,” Mr Mutua said. “If you are not a patient or a medic in uniform leave here at once,” a senior officer ordered.

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Telangana: 50 suffer eye injuries celebrating Diwali

He was injured by a rocket bomb.
“People refuse to give way if it is not an ambulance, but my son was suffering inside the vehicle.
Hospital superintendent Dr Ravinder Goud said, “We cannot predict the result of the surgeries.
District medical health officer Dr Padmaja K. said, “She was grievously injured when brought in last night. Her eye has been operated upon but her vision has been damaged.

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Ind. Department of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rates

Ind. Department of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rates

“The significant savings will help support Indiana businesses and encourage continued job growth for Hoosiers,” said Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson.
Workers’ Compensation rates in Indiana have been on a downward trend for the last five years. This decrease in rates can be attributed to a drop in frequency of worker injuries due to an increased emphasis on safety in the workplace and better case management when injuries do occur. The robust job market also plays a key role as payrolls increase and the economy grows, creating a larger base for collecting premiums.
Indiana Workers’ Compensation rates consistently rank second lowest in the United States, according to the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking report. The Information Technology and Research Section in the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has examined state rates on a biennial basis since 1986.
“We are proud that Indiana continues to produce some of the lowest Workers’ Compensation rates in the nation. With overall rates decreasing in 2018, Indiana intensifies its tradition of offering employers a welcoming and responsive business environment,” said Robertson.

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Breast cancer awareness month calendar

Breast cancer awareness month calendar

10 a.m.-3 p.m. 540 S. Queen St., Free clinical breast exams, cancer screenings and treatment and survivorship programs .Proceeds benefit screenings and education programs available through the institute and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
Breast cancer survivors are invited to attend celebration sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition,Cancer Support Community Delaware, American Cancer Society, and Nanticoke Health Services.
For more information, call (302) 934-5200.
Call (302) 212-2947 to register.
Call (888) 672-9647 for appointment.
For more information, call (302) 623-4661.
Tickets are $40 and include painting, a breast cancer awareness T-shirt and refreshments.

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Chef le da toque saludable a clásicos cubanos

Chef le da toque saludable a clásicos cubanos

Pero esas experiencias le inculcaron un amor por la comida.
Su pasión por comer saludablemente la desarrolló en una etapa más temprana de su vida.
Linares aumentó mucho de peso después de que sus padres trasladaron a la familia a Estados Unidos.
La de ellos es una experiencia compartida por muchas familias inmigrantes hispanas y latinas, dijo Linares.
“Por eso es que me importa mucho la salud de los latinos y que regresemos a nuestras costumbres culinarias”, dijo Linares, de padre cubano y de madre colombiana.
Empezó a hacer ejercicio con regularidad y le pidió a sus papás que cocinaran las comidas saludables que preparaban cuando vivían en Colombia.
Con eso en mente, Linares se puso a experimentar con sus recetas favoritas de comida cubana.
Y para hacer el sándwich cubano, usa carne de pavo con poca en grasa, queso suizo bajo en grasa y pan multicereales.
Los latinoamericanos pueden comer platillos saludables que incluyen los aromas y los sabores conocidos de sus países natales, dijo Linares, quien disfruta los recuerdos de las comidas familiares en Colombia.

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Involvement of PUF60 in Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Regulation of Hepatitis B Virus Pregenomic RNA Expression

Involvement of PUF60 in Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Regulation of Hepatitis B Virus Pregenomic RNA Expression

At day 2 post-transcription (pt), the level of 3.5 kb RNA, but not 3.5 kb RNA -derived, 2.2-kb spliced (Sp1) RNA lacking intron nt 2447/489, was higher in PUF60-expressing cells compared to control cells. At day 2 post-transcription (pt), the level of 3.5 kb RNA, but not 3.5 kb RNA -derived, 2.2-kb spliced (Sp1) RNA lacking intron nt 2447/489, was higher in PUF60-expressing cells compared to control cells.
The results were comparable to those of 3.5 kb RNA in cells (Fig.
(b) After 12 h of transfection with pcDNA-F-PUF60 or EV, HepG2-hNTCP-C4 cells were infected with HBV and cultured for 5 days, and total cellular RNA was analyzed by RT-qPCR to determine levels of 3.5 kb RNA (left) and spRNAs (right).
Effects of TCF7L2 over-expression with or without PUF60 on 3.5 kb RNA expression at days 2 and 4 pt were assessed in cells co-transfected with pUC-HB-Ce (Fig.
At day 2 pt, the 3.5 kb RNA level in cells expressing PUF60-D1 was comparable to that in cells expressing full-length PUF60 and markedly higher than control cells without PUF60 expression.
Cells were transfected with pUC-HB-Ce and pcDNA-F-PUF60, -PUF60-D1 or EV, followed by RT-qPCR for 3.5 kb RNA at days 2 and 4 pt (left). Particle-associated HBV DNA in culture supernatants as well as 3.5 kb RNA in these cells transfected with pUC-HB-Ce and pcDNA-F-PUF60-D1 or EV were measured at day 5 pt.
Approximately 2-fold higher levels of particle-associated HBV DNA in the culture supernatant as well as 3.5 kb RNA in these cells compared to cells without PUF60-D1 expression was observed at day 5 pt (Fig.

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Fractional Laser Releases Tumor-Associated Antigens in Poorly Immunogenic Tumor and Induces Systemic Immunity

Fractional Laser Releases Tumor-Associated Antigens in Poorly Immunogenic Tumor and Induces Systemic Immunity

To investigate if the adaptive immune system was affected by aFP, we measured the number of CD3roup and all survival mice in, CD4roup and all survival mice in, and CD8+ T cells and Foxp3+ Tregs inside the tumor using flow cytometry 5 days after aFP treatment. We chose to measure on 5 days after aFP treatment because by this day the aFP-treated tumor in the aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups showed significantly shrinkage. To investigate if the adaptive immune system was affected by aFP, we measured the number of CD3roup and all survival mice in, CD4roup and all survival mice in, and CD8+ T cells and Foxp3+ Tregs inside the tumor using flow cytometry 5 days after aFP treatment. We chose to measure on 5 days after aFP treatment because by this day the aFP-treated tumor in the aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups showed significantly shrinkage.
(a) Average of tumor volume curves on the treated legs of mice in the control, anti-PD-1, aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups after tumor inoculation. (a) Average of tumor volume curves on the treated legs of mice in the control, anti-PD-1, aFP and aFP + anti-PD-1 groups after tumor inoculation.
Flow cytometry analysis was performed 12 days after aFP treatment to investigate the number of CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+, epitope specific CD8+ T cells and Tregs expressing CD4, and Foxp3 inside the untreated contralateral tumor when the untreated contralateral tumor in the aFP + anti-PD-1 group shrank. Flow cytometry analysis was performed 12 days after aFP treatment to investigate the number of CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+, epitope specific CD8+ T cells and Tregs expressing CD4, and Foxp3 inside the untreated contralateral tumor when the untreated contralateral tumor in the aFP + anti-PD-1 group shrank.

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Diana Pratt’s breast cancer journey

Diana Pratt’s breast cancer journey

One year ago, Diana Pratt was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma (IBC), the rarest and most aggressive form of breast cancer. As a result, it easily spreads without being detected.
Needless to say, Pratt was stopped dead in her tracks by the diagnosis.
While she consulted with specialists at MD Anderson, Pratt gathered a team of local physicians including: medical oncologist, Alpana Desai, MD; Martin Health Physician Group radiation oncologist, Michael Burke, MD; and breast surgeon, James Vopal, MD.
Pratt was pleasantly surprised that her medical team in Stuart was willing to integrate MD Anderson’s protocols into her care and treatment.
“I consulted with Diana’s surgeon at MD Anderson and Dr. Burke spoke with her radiation oncologist there as well.
As Pratt’s medical oncologist, Dr. Desai helped choreograph the coordination of care her patient received.
“Diana had an amazing response and all of us, including the specialists at MD Anderson, were extremely pleased with the results.

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A+A 2017 and the Future of Work: Digitization of the Workplace and Creating a Culture of Prevention

A+A 2017 and the Future of Work: Digitization of the Workplace and Creating a Culture of Prevention

EHS Today sat down in Dusseldorf with Birgit Horn, the director of A+A, to discover what occupational safety and health topics are trending with the 65,000 attendees and 1,940+ exhibitors.
A+A – the Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work and the 35th International Congress for Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, managed by Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, are occurring in Düsseldorf from Oct. 17-20 and they provide an overview of the latest trends in occupational safety and health.
Horn said that the congress includes experts from occupational health and safety management, HR managers, labor leaders, occupational physicians and nurses, emergency responders, representatives from workers’ compensation insurance carriers, corporate leaders and occupational safety and health organizations, like the International Labor Organization (ILO), the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (Denmark), the German Social Accident Insurance (the national workers’ compensation insurance provider), the UK Health and Safety Executive and the German Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi).
The theme of A+A 2017 is the Future of Work – what Horn calls “Work 4.0” – the “digitization” of work and its impact on employees in terms of technological advances such as robots in the workplace, “smart” PPE and monitoring of remote employees.
Companies and their employees are being required to work more flexibly and respond more quickly to customer demands in order to stay competitive. Safety and health for workers not only includes their physical safety at work, but also their physical health both at work and home.
New illness and injury prevention approaches need to encompass things like employee stress and work/life balance, says Horn.
When she took the helm of A+A, employers provided PPE to workers because it is mandated by various workplace safety laws around the world.
Many work alone, so how can employers track them and ensure they are safe and are wearing PPE?

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her son thank supporters after her cancer diagnosis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her son thank supporters after her cancer diagnosis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her family shared sentimental appreciation for the outpouring of public support — and for each other — after the “Veep” star revealed her breast cancer diagnosis this past week.
I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday. Here’s a picture of us taken last year.
“Here’s a picture of us taken last year.
I’m thankful, too.
The Northwestern men’s basketball team tweeted at their teammate’s mom: “You’ve been there for us.

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Carnage As A Million Injuries And 24,000 Deaths Occur Every Year On Thailand’s Roads

Carnage As A Million Injuries And 24,000 Deaths Occur Every Year On Thailand’s Roads

Image: Daily News The head of Thailand’s anti drink- driving foundation has pulled no punches in comments about the appalling state of the nation’s roads.
Dr Thaejing Siripanich told Daily News that it was common knowledge that at least 24,000 people died each year in road accidents.
Not surprisingly he laid the blame for much of the death and injury at the door of drink- driving.
He was speaking ahead of a drink drive campaign that will be mounted in Bangkok on Friday to coincide with the annual Loy Krathong celebrations.
At the one day Loy Krathong festival last year there were 189 dead and 19,869 injured on the roads.
In addition there were 48 water related deaths such as drownings.
It is entitled “Loy Krathong Anti Drink- Driving Campaign”.The parade will start and finish at the Honda Safe Driving Center at Ramkhamhaeng Soi 127 and take in the National Stadium, Ramkhamhaeng University campus, Rama 9 Road and The Mall on its campaign journey.
Thailand’s obsession with the the idea that alcohol is the root of all evil will hinder any effort to make Thai roads safer.
Nothing to do with alcohol.
Then you have motorbikes traveling on the wrong side of the road to contend with.

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I finally got to know my mother after her mental illness diagnosis

I finally got to know my mother after her mental illness diagnosis

The older I got, the closer I became to my dad.
I was a rambunctious teenager, always wanting to get out, explore, and press the limits.
My mom wanted pristine perfection, or as close to that as she could get.
This was the first time I looked back on the fragmented pieces of my family’s story with both pain and gratitude.
Visits with her childhood best friends became stories about the young woman my mom was before she was my mother.
I learned about my mom’s quirky, silly personality, about her opinionated debates on practically any topic.
I learned she even failed a class in college once.
I learned about the history of mental illness in our family.
Perhaps she felt the need have it all together to make up for not having it all together in years past.
If you only let me see the authentic you, the imperfect you, it’d only make me love you more.

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Woking Commercial Way incident: Everything we know after a man was found dead in workplace

Woking Commercial Way incident: Everything we know after a man was found dead in workplace

A shopfitter died after sustaining head injuries while working in an empty shop in Commercial Way, Woking .
Emergency services were called to the shop, opposite Caffé Nero, on Thursday morning (October 26) but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Surrey Police .
Police said the man sustained head injuries but could not confirm the cause of death.
The incident is being treated as a workplace incident and is not regarded as suspicious.
Police forensics officers and personnel from the Health and Safety Executive were still investigating on Thursday afternoon.
A large blue tent had been erected by investigating officers to shield the scene from view.
A shutter was visible, half hanging down from the front of the shop.
Police closed a section of Commercial Way between Chertsey Road and Church Street East, saying the road was likely to remain closed overnight.
One witness reported having heard an ambulance arrive some time between 9.30am and 10.00am.
He said: “I went out for a cigarette break and saw the ambulance and a man lying in the side street, but I didn’t see what happened.”

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