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Electronic health records failed to improve care for stroke patients

first_imgWhether or not a hospital has electronic health records (EHRs) does not mean that stroke patients will have better clinical outcomes or higher quality of care, according to a study led by a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researcher and published in the May 2015 Journal of the American College of Cardiology.“We thought we might see an [positive] effect, and we didn’t,” said Karen Joynt, instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, in Modern Healthcare May 4, 2015. “Their interfaces aren’t terrific, and they don’t have the ability to really link people together to care for complex patients,” Joynt said of EHRs.In the study of more than 626,000 stroke patients, Joynt and her colleagues found no significant difference in outcome or quality of care among those cared for in hospitals with and without EHRs. If EHRs were designed differently and more integrated into clinicians’ work, perhaps they would be helpful in coordinating the many services stroke patients often require, like rehabilitation medicine, speech therapy, or physical therapy, she said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

California court rejects lawsuit challenging ride-share vote

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a ballot measure that makes app-based ride-hailing and delivery drivers independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The court Wednesday declined to hear the case brought by drivers and unions who had opposed the measure. Proposition 22 passed in November with 58% support and shielded companies like Uber and Lyft from a new state labor law. Some drivers sued last month, saying it was unconstitutional because it limits the power of the Legislature and excludes drivers from being eligible for workers’ compensation.last_img read more

Candlelight vigil honors 9/11 victims

first_imgIn remembrance of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Saint Mary’s students and faculty gathered together for an evening candlelight memorial service in the Atrium of the Student Center on Wednesday. Director of Campus Ministry Judy Fean said the College has offered a similar prayer service since the events 12 years ago.   “The Saint Mary’s community always remembers Suzanne Kondratenka (Class of 1996), Amy Jarret, niece of Fr. Peter Jarret, Fr. Francis E. Grogan, a Holy Cross priest, and all others who died in the attacks,” Fean said. “We gather to pray for their loved ones and all who have suffered since that day.” Last year, Fean said members of Kondratenka’s family and friends were able to attend the service. “They are a sign to us of what it means to continue to find life in the face of death,” Fean said.  “We light candles to remind us that God alone is light in the darkness, and God alone will guide us in bringing the light of hope to a war-torn world.” First-year Yaritza Vidaurre said the candles made the event particularly spiritual. “It reminded me of being at the Grotto in ways,” Vidaurre said.  “It was so serene and all of the prayers said for the victims of the attacks seemed even more special.”   Sophomore ministry assistant Kelly Gutrich led the event, guiding students in prayer, intentions and a sign of peace. “I think the event really captured the spirit of remembrance for all of our fallen heroes,” Gutrich said,  “especially with the SMC choir group, Bellacapella, performing from the upper level of the Atrium like angels.” Senior Galicia Guerrero, a peer minister, read Scripture and offered her reflection at the vigil.  The reflection summarized the well-known story of doubting Thomas and the importance of believing in God despite the evils of the world. Junior Grace McSorley said Guerrero’s reflection was inspirational and imparted a great message to students. “It was nice to be able to reflect on such a well-known Scripture passage with a different angle,” McSorley said.  “So many of us have been directly or indirectly impacted by 9/11, and the service brought about a very calming end to the day.” This past weekend in Ann Arbor, McSorley said she met a man who made her reflect on the struggles of the victims’ loved ones. “He has been involved in organizing an annual retreat for children, though now adults, who lost one or both of their parents in the tragedy,” McSorley said. “Talking to him made me think about the people who are still affected every day by the events, and it really made me appreciate the prayer service all the more.” Fean said the prayer service was not only for 9/11 victims, but also for the current members of the armed forces. “I know that several people who gathered have family members and friends who have died in the War on Terror since this day,” Fean said.  “Prayer in community is powerful and a great witness to hope and healing regardless of what is going in our lives and in our world.”last_img read more

Fall Foliage Races

first_imgFat Tire Fall: a mountain biker pedals in front of a backdrop of changing leaves. Finish Lines Under Foliage, The Most Colorful Races in the Blue Ridge The onset of fall is prime time to race. The air is crisp and the trees are beaming with crimson, orange, and gold. Grease your chain or lace up your running kicks and toe the line with the autumn breeze at your back. Rotor Meltdown Mountain Bike Race: Roanoke, Va. • October 13 The fall splendor of the Roanoke Valley might be your only solace as your quads start screaming at this race that’s billed as “not for sissies.” At the Rotor Meltdown riders cover 33 miles of trails at the epic 12,000-plus-acre Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. You’ll gain 4,000 feet as you wind through a mountain maze of choice singletrack, including notable stretches on the Gauntlet and Arrowhead. A shorter 12-mile course option will also be offered. Charlottesville Fall Classic Half Marathon and 10K: Charlottesville, Va •  October 20 You’re in luck if Wednesday is liver and lima beans night at your house. Skip dinner and head to Forest Hill Park for some post-work big wheel racing. Richmond’s urban singletrack is mellow and flowy, so even if you’re new to racing you won’t be too far from the pack. Plus, the loop-course races only last about 45 minutes, so the rides are more than attainable for newbies. Cyclocross races will also be taking place. Rogue Runner Virginia: Amissville, Va. • October 20 Held among the Shenandoah shadows on Battle Mountain—the site of a notable Civil War clash—the Rogue is a 10K adventure run that will lace its course with two dozen obstacles to stump racers with plenty of unique challenges. While slogging through a mix of wooded singletrack and open pastures with a handful of hearty climbs, runners will be forced to crawl under barbed wire, jump into icy water, scale walls, and navigate tire mazes. If you reside down south, a Rogue Runner Georgia race will take place on November 3 at Pyne Road Park in LaGrange.  Spin for Kids: Rutledge, Ga. •  October 20-21  At this weekend-long bike event, pedaling has a purpose, as all entry fee proceeds benefit Camp Twin Lakes—a camp for kids with serious illnesses and disabilities. Designed to offer rides for all skill levels and abilities, Saturday is devoted to fat tire fanatics with organized rides between eight and 20 miles on the windy singletrack of Fort Yargo State Park. Then on Sunday it’s all about touring the back roads of North Georgia with a handful of cycling options between five and 100 miles that will roll through scenic rural countryside and a few small towns. spinforkids.orgRun around the GorgeRunners will get their fix when they head to West Virginia’s big canyon for this two-day trail running stage race that’s also paired with a relaxing fall getaway. Over the weekend, runners will cover 40 miles on the winding trails of the New River Gorge during peak foliage season. The price of admission ($350) includes race entry, as well as two nights in a cabin and six catered meals.    Flint Ridge Fall 5-Miler: Wesser, N.C. •  October 27  This hearty five-mile trail run on the Flint Ridge Trail features plenty of switchbacks, but you can take your mind off all of that huffing and puffing by checking out the bursts of foliage happening in the surrounding Nantahala River Gorge. Plus, after the race an Octoberfest will be raging back at the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Wesser campus, so you can reward your running efforts with a frosty dark larger. Ridge to Bridge Marathon: Morganton, N.C. • October 27Word is out about the Ridge to Bridge. The fast and friendly foothills marathon had the fourth highest percentage of Boston qualifiers last year, making it a recent top choice for runners looking to post a PR. After a rolling start, you can pick up some serious time through a gradual nine-mile descent on back roads adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest. With plenty of mountaintop views and a drop into the stunning Wilson Creek Gorge, deep fall hues should be in full effect as runners complete 26.2 miles against the sprawling Blue Ridge backdrop. Currently the race is full, but organizers insist that most people who join the waiting list eventually get a bib number.  Swank 65 MTB: Pisgah National Forest, N.C. • November 11Gotta love a race that brands itself “mountain bike racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air.” Good thing, as you’ll definitely need all the lung power you can muster for 65 miles of sadistically sweet Pisgah singletrack. The epic course consists of three clover-shaped loops that wind around Gloucester Gap and feature some of the region’s toughest trails, including the steep climbs of the extremely technical Farlow Gap and boulder hopping on Pilot Rock. blueridgeadventures.netlast_img read more


first_imgHiking through alpine meadows, strolling through ruins and through vineyards, touring the great museums of the world….like many folks this time of year, you might be planning a vacation that will include lots of hiking and lots of city walking plus café sitting and nights out on the town. And perhaps you’re also wondering about which shoes to pack. Finding the right pair of shoes that are lightweight yet trail-worthy, well-made with smooth inner finishes so you don’t get blisters, supportive enough to keep your feet happy while trekking over cobblestones and hard sidewalks – and that don’t make you compromise on style – can be, shall we say, a challenge.The new Locarno GTX® from LOWA was designed to solve this dilemma. The Locarno is a modern outdoor shoe that can take you from the trail to town in comfort and keep you looking good all the while. Available in both low-cut and mid-cut heights,with a rugged construction echoes its outdoor roots – from its premium nubuck leather uppers, waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® lining to its MONOWRAP® stability frame, long-lasting PU midsole and lugged outsole – it’s lightweight, sleek and soft-flexing, so it’s ideal for adventure travel as well as for daily active wear. It’s available for men and women in a range of colors, and also comes in a glove leather-lined version for warm, dry conditions.And since it’s a LOWA, the Locarno GTX® is 100% handcrafted in Europe under the world’s most stringent manufacturing, environmental and labor standards.For product details and to find a LOWA dealer near you, visit www.lowaboots.comlast_img read more

More financial institutions are offering student loan refinancing, but is it really safe & beneficial

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ashlee KielerFor the last several years legislators have repeatedly introduced a bill that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their private and federal student loans to the lower interest rates at which new loans are currently being issued. Although the legislation hasn’t managed to make it into law, that hasn’t stopped banks and credit unions from creating their own refinancing programs to help alleviate the debt burden for student loan borrowers. Such was the case last month when Navy Federal Credit Union not only announced it would begin to issue private student loans, but would allow borrowers to refinance outstanding loans issued by other lenders and the federal government.While many borrowers might jump at the prospect of refinancing their student loans, consumer advocates and federal regulators caution that there may be a downside that isn’t immediately obvious.Maura Dundon, senior policy counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending, tells Consumerist that several years ago it may have been difficult for private student loans borrowers in good standing to refinance their loans, but more and more financial institutions are starting to offer the option. continue reading »last_img read more

Fiddlerontheroof off the mark over fences | Racing News

first_imgRobbie Power set a steady pace as he attempted to make all the running in the Racing TV HD On sky 426 Beginners’ Chase over two miles and three furlongs and he put in a good round of jumping.Market rival Sporting John was expected to be the big danger, but he was a big disappointment and was out of contention from the third-last fence.It was left to the Fergal O’Brien-trained Silver Hallmark to put it up to Fiddleronthehoof (11-10) and he took a narrow lead two out. There was nothing between the pair at the last, but Colin Tizzard’s charge found extra on the run-in to score by a head.- Advertisement – “He put his Ffos Las experience to good use,” said Tizzard.“He’s a good, solid horse. I think we’ll see him over three miles before too long, but he got the job done.“It’s just nice to see. Whether he needs to go up (in trip) now, I don’t know.- Advertisement – Fiddlerontheroof put up an ultra-game display to open his account over fences at Exeter.Winner of the Grade One Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle in January, Fiddlerontheroof had been beaten on his chasing debut by If The Cap Fits at Ffos Las last month, but he learnt plenty from that experience.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “The ground is only just good at the moment. In the winter we do know he handles the heavy as well. He’s a strong horse so it’s good going forward.”He added: “They need to have three or four weeks off. We don’t want to empty him out before Cheltenham, but there are good races coming up before then.“I suppose we’ll be looking at the one around Kempton (Kauto Star Novices’ Chase). That’s only a month on.“It’s just nice to see him win and we can sit down and think about it in a day or two.”Fiddlerontheroof is 25-1 for the Marsh Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with Betway and was cut to that price from 33-1 with Paddy Power. Coral gave him a quotes of 20-1 for the Marsh and also the RSA Chase.Tizzard and Power were completing a double after the win by Ofalltheginjoints (85-40 favourite) in the limited handicap chase.last_img read more

Blumenberg best for Saratoga court judge

first_imgThere is only one choice for Saratoga Springs City Court judge. When you examine the qualifications of Drew Blumenberg and Francine Vero for the position of City Court judge, it’s easy to see the gigantic gap in City Court and criminal law experience.While Drew has over 10 years working in City Court and litigating cases, Ms. Vero has less than a year of on-the-job training to put on her resume. During the past decade, Drew has handled over 5,000 cases in Saratoga Springs City Court, assisting people with their constitutional right of public representation. In the same time frame, Ms. Vero was working for a private law firm representing corporate interests.City courts are primarily criminal courts. Doesn’t it make sense that a City Court judge should have extensive experience practicing criminal law? Please join me in voting for the only candidate who is qualified to serve as City Court judge, Drew Blumenberg.Nicholas D’AlessandroSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30% Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Cleaner air gives Jakartans rare view on nearby mountains

first_imgEnvironmental group Walhi national executive director Nur Hidayati said the two mountains could actually be a regular sighting for residents if only Jakarta’s air pollution were lower.“The mountains can actually be seen when the air is clear, it’s just that Jakarta’s air is polluted every day, so this has become somewhat phenomenal,” Nur said on Tuesday.She added that recent rainfall and the wind had also carried away some of the pollution particles in the capital, which was commonly caused by emissions from vehicles, factories and power plants.“Does a pandemic have to occur [for Jakarta’s air to be this clean]?” Nur said.The Jakarta Environment Agency reported that, based on the agency’s data, the concentration of PM2.5 particulate matter, inhalable pollutant particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, was below 40 micrograms per cubic meter on March 26, down from more than 60 mcg/cbm on March 19. (mfp) Thick smog blanketing Jakarta is a thing of the past – for now – as clearer skies have been reported following weeks of physical distancing measures, so clear that even two mountains in the neighboring regions appear, mesmerizing residents.Netizens have reported that Mount Gede Pangrango in Bogor and Mount Salak in Sukabumi, both West Java, are visible from the city, weeks after calls for people to stay at home amid mobility restrictions to cut the spread of COVID-19.“Jakarta, during the coronavirus pandemic. Mount Salak can be seen from Jakarta. Jakarta is wonderful,” Twitter user @thenorthboys_ posted recently, showing a picture of the mountain clearly visible from the city’s landscape. Topics :center_img It is a rare sighting for residents to witness Mount Gede, located around 63 kilometers away, and Mount Salak, some 57 km away, from the capital, as Jakarta’s notorious air pollution usually gets in residents’ way to enjoy a clear blue sky.Twitter user @AriestaRiico posted 51 seconds of footage showing the two mountains clearly visible from where he took the video.Penampakan Gunung Gede & Gunung lainnya terlihat dari Jakarta. Sejak di berlakukan PSBB…— 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬® (@AriestaRiico) April 20, 2020The Jakarta Environment Agency reported that the air quality has improved since March 23, when the city ordered physical distancing, urged offices to suspend operations and limited public transportation as part of COVID-19 emergency measures. On April 10, the city officially started large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), putting in place stricter social distancing rules for two weeks.Read also: Jakarta has most polluted air in Southeast Asia: Studylast_img read more

Girls’ soccer roundup

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Posts Goalkeeper Callie Hammer of the Ellsworth Eagles came up with some bigs saves, but the Eagles defense was unable to contain the Caribou Vikings in a 6-1 loss on Saturday in Ellsworth.ELLSWORTH — The George Stevens Academy Eagles became the first Hancock County girls’ team to record a fourth soccer win with a 4-1 victory over the Sumner Tigers on Friday in Blue Hill. The Eagles, now 4-3-0 on the season, sit in the number five spot in the Maine Principals’ Association Eastern Maine Class C standings.Behind the Eagles in Class C are the 3-3-0 Tigers in seventh place and the 2-3-1 Bucksport Golden Bucks in ninth place.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn Class B, the 3-1 Mount Desert Island Trojans are ranked fourth and the 1-4-0 Ellsworth Eagles, who notched their first win this week, are 14th among the 19 teams.The 2-3-1 Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners are ninth in Class D.In action this week:Ellsworth 6, Washington Academy 0The Ellsworth Eagles notched their first win on Wednesday, Sept. 18, downing the Washington Academy Raiders 6-0 in East Machias.Details of the game were not available.MDI 12, GSA 1Opal Curless scored five goals and Darcy Kanu added three more as the Trojans cruised to a 12-1 win over the GSA Eagles on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Bar Harbor.Ally Bender, Paige Mason, Emma Fernald and Natalie Klaver also contributed goals in the Trojans’ third win of the season.For GSA, Alyssa Chesney had the lone goal as MDI goalkeeper Keely McConomy made five saves on six shots.Megan Nowland had 14 saves on 26 shots in goal for the Eagles.DI-Stonington 4, Searsport 4The Mariners made the most of their 10 shots, scoring on four of them in a double overtime 4-4 tie with the Searsport Vikings on Friday in Searsport.Natalie Klaver had three goals for the Mariners and Ashley Haskell added one.Brooklynn Alberts made five saves in goal for the Vikings, and Logan Eaton and Allyson Eaton combined for 13 saves on 23 shots for the Mariners.GSA 4, Sumner 1Morgan Dauk scored twice to lead the GSA Eagles to a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Friday in Blue Hill.Hannah Fleming scored just one minute into the game for Sumner’s only goal.GSA’s Alice Dillon knotted the scored about nine minutes later when she drilled a cleared ball back into the net.Alyssa Chesney gave the Eagles the lead for good less than a minute later when she scored from about 20 yards out.Dauk scored the first of her two goals by heading in a corner kick by Chesney, and added a second tally in the second half.Megan Nowland had five saves on six shots in goal for GSA, and Jordan Merchant and Mariah Kinghorn combined for 11 saves on 20 shots for the Tigers.Caribou 6, Ellsworth 1The Caribou Vikings withstood several early scoring chances by the Eagles, then unleashed an offense that scored five times in the first half en route to a 6-1 win on Saturday in Ellsworth.Caribou got four goals from Brianna Judd and one each from Gabrielle Marquis and Sarah Doak.The lone goal for the Eagles came early in the second half from Lauren Hale on an assist from Courtney Wasson.Central 4, Bucksport 1Emma Campbell scored every goal for the Central Red Devils in a 4-1 win over the Golden Bucks on Saturday in East Corinth.Eliza Hosford had the only goal for Bucksport.The Red Devils outshot the Golden Bucks 24-7 with Madysen Robichaud making 13 saves for Bucksport and Aly Crocker three saves for Central.Sumner 2, DI-Stonington 1A pair of first-half goals lifted the Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Monday in Sullivan.Hannah Fleming scored first for the Tigers and Casco Haley added a goal four minutes later.Allison Eaton had the only goal for the Mariners.Jordan Merchant made six saves on seven shots for the Tigers, and Logan Eaton and Allyson Eaton combined for 10 saves on 13 shots for the Mariners.Bucksport 4, Washington Academy 2Three goals by Eliza Hosford and another by Jasmine McDonald on an assist from Hosford gave the Golden Bucks a 4-2 win over the Washington Academy Raiders on Monday in Bucksport.Goalkeeper Madysen Robichaud had 14 saves on 19 shots for Bucksport, and Paige Sinford made nine stops on 15 shots for the Raiders.Orono 4, GSA 1The Orono Red Riots claimed their second win of the season over GSA on Monday, downing the Eagles 4-1 in Blue Hill. Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014last_img read more