0 Health & Fitness As Hurricane Ian continues to strengthen in the Caribbean Sea, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge could impact the Tampa Bay area. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from BayCare Health System: September 26, 2022 As Hurricane Ian continues to strengthen in the Caribbean Sea, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge could impact the Tampa Bay area and other parts of Florida. While Ian’s exact path still remains unclear, it’s important that you stay prepared to protect yourself, your family, pets and your home. Below is some important information you should consider as the region braces for Hurricane Ian. Emergency and Shelter Information BayCare hospitals and outpatient facilities are not community shelters. To help us focus on patient care, we are unable to provide shelter to the general public before, during or after a storm. We encourage you to … [Read more...] about BayCare Health System: How To Prepare For Hurricane Ian
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 Nobody quite knew what compelled Zachary Didier, a floppy-haired, straight-A high school student from Placer County, to buy what he thought were opioid painkillers from a dealer over Snapchat. But what was likely an impulsive decision, made during a pandemic lockdown, changed everything for the Didier family. Seventeen-year-old Zachary died two days after Christmas in 2020 from intoxication by fentanyl, the cheap and supremely powerful drug often laced into illicit pills that traffickers peddle online. The Rocklin teenager’s father found him sitting at a computer in his bedroom, one arm cradling his head while the other rested on a mouse. Friends Zachary had kept since third grade served as pallbearers at his funeral. An acceptance letter from UCLA arrived three months later. Amid the mourning, Zachary’s death became part of a critical … [Read more...] about A 17-year-old died from a fentanyl-laced pill. Was it an accident or a homicide?
*Disclaimer: This article is provided by an advertiser. Statements made are not meant to offer medical advice Why Parents Shouldn’t Wait for a Mask Mandate (Ad) We know that the best ways to protect kids and families from any COVID-19 variant is wearing proper masks , social distancing, avoiding crowded public places, handwashing and getting vaccinated. Many places still recommend or require masking on public transportation and of course it is still required on planes. Now is also the time to keep track of your region’s transmission rates. If infection rates in your county or in places you plan to visit reach a high or moderate level, go back to using the precautions that you know will keep you safe. You also want to consider masking when you will be in large crowds or around those whose safety practices are unknown to you. Certainly if your child or a family member is at high risk for severe COVID, has medical issues that put them at high risk for getting infections, or if … [Read more...] about FDA Approved KN95 Masks for Kids – Little Lives PPE
The opioid epidemic crippling the U.S. is wreaking havoc on the lives of the children of addicts and beginning to overwhelm state foster care programs. Social workers are warning that the heroin crisis is already worse than what the U.S. experienced during the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s. The epidemic is affecting individuals of every socioeconomic background and race, meaning no one is immune to the impact it is having on society. Experts say the addiction to opioids becomes so strong, many addicts begin to completely neglect their children , in some cases selling food, toys and even their kids’ beds to get enough money for another fix, reports The Wall Street Journal. In states hit particularly hard by the opioid crisis, social services are becoming overwhelmed by the need for child care. Officials in Ohio say that opioids are the main driver of a 19 percent spike in the number of kids removed from parental custody for foster care since 2010. … [Read more...] about Heroin Epidemic Drives Spike In Foster Care, Could Cause Orphanages To ‘Come Back’
0 Schools "That was an important issue to study and a pretty new topic at that time," Zhang said. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the University of Missouri-St. Louis: September 21, 2022 University of Missouri–St. Louis Professor Robert Paul has worked throughout his career to increase the collective understanding of how subcortical brain systems impact cognitive and affective behavior. Paul, who serves as director of the UMSL’s Missouri Institute of Mental Health and is a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences, is also part of the leadership team for the International NeuroHIV Cure Consortium . Members of the consortium work across a diverse array of fields and deploy cutting-edge techniques to discover the mechanisms and clinical consequences of persistent HIV infection in the brain after otherwise successful use of antiretroviral therapy. … [Read more...] about University Of Missouri-St. Louis: Robert Paul, Gaiyan Zhang Named Curators’ Distinguished Professors
10 Community Corner NASA sends Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft on unmanned suicide mission testing ability to knock near-Earth objects off course. Beth Dalbey , Patch Staff Replies ACROSS AMERICA — A NASA spacecraft rammed into an asteroid the size of a five-story building Monday in a dress rehearsal for the day one that size menaces Earth. The $325 million mission took aim at Dimorphos, a harmless, 525-foot asteroid 7 million miles away, with the goal of altering its orbit. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, hit the asteroid at the blistering speed of 14,000 miles per hour. Telescopes from around the world captured the spectacle. Although NASA scientists know they hit their target, it will be days or weeks before it can be determined how much the asteroid’s path was changed. “Now is when the science starts,” said NASA’s Lori Glaze, planetary science division director. “Now we’re going … [Read more...] about NASA Crashes Spacecraft Into Asteroid The Size Of Building