Monoclonal antibody treatments help AdventHealth doctors keep high-risk COVID patients out…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSAdventHealthAntibodiesCOVID-19Dr. Michael CacciatorehealthHospitalMonoclonalMorning BriefingYoung People Previous articleEarth Day saw environmentalists push to save bees, needed in FloridaNext articlePact granting Seminoles exclusive control of Florida sports gaming ‘imminent’ Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Steven Cornfield But the number of younger hospitalized patients is increasing among those who are not vaccinated.From AdventHealthMonoclonal antibodies, available at AdventHealth outpatient clinics across Central Florida, have emerged as a key treatment to prevent many high-risk patients with COVID-19 from developing severe disease that requires hospitalization, said Dr. Michael Cacciatore, chief medical officer for AdventHealth Medical Group, at today’s AdventHealth Morning Briefing.He said the hospital system is seeing at least a 50% reduction in admissions among people who receive the infusions of synthetic antibodies, which help stop the coronavirus from reproducing inside the body and causing worse symptoms.Dr. Eduardo OliveiraAt the same time, however, physicians are seeing younger unvaccinated patients admitted to the hospital, said Dr. Eduardo Oliveira, medical director of critical care services at AdventHealth Medical Group. About 430 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 across AdventHealth’s Central Florida hospitals, a slight increase from the prior week.Patients as young as 23 have been recently hospitalized because of COVID-19, said Oliveira, who treats patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Most recent hospitalizations are people who have not received the vaccine, he said, a sign that the vaccine is working among the senior population who once dominated the group of patients sick enough to be admitted to the hospital.Both doctors recommend people get the vaccine and continue good hygiene practices such as wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing.Monoclonal antibody treatments are for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild-to-moderate symptoms within the last 10 days and are at high risk for progressing to a more severe case. To qualify, patients must be referred by a physician and must also have a high-risk factor such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.Community members with questions about monoclonal antibody treatments can call the AdventHealth Coronavirus Information Line at 877-VIRUS-HQ (877-847-8747).last_img read more

AFBF Board Establishes Strategic Action Plan for 2013

first_img Facebook Twitter Aggressively working to secure passage of legislation early in the year that addresses both long- and short-term agricultural labor needs is a priority for AFBF. A recent Farm Bureau economic analysis concluded that $5 billion to $9 billion in annual production is in jeopardy if the employee shortage cannot be filled. “Comprehensive immigration reform through legislation is needed to solve the agricultural worker problem,” Stallman said. By Gary Truitt – Jan 18, 2013 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News AFBF Board Establishes Strategic Action Plan for 2013 Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1-18-13 11:14 update with Gary WilhelmiNext articleDrawing A Line In The Sand Gary Truitt SHARE Passage of the Water Resources Development Act and reform of the harbor maintenance trust fund and the inland waterways trust fund is another priority for AFBF. “A reliable and efficient inland water system for shipment of farm goods is essential for U.S. agriculture to be competitive,” explained Stallman. The board also directed AFBF to defend standards and incentives necessary to further develop the U.S. renewable fuels industry; oppose Environmental Protection Agency efforts to expand the scope of navigable waters subject to federal regulations under the Clean Water Act; oppose expansion of federal Clean Water Act permit requirements for poultry and livestock farmers and ranchers; protect farmers’ and ranchers’ tax interests in debates on fiscal policy and tax reform; and protect farmers’ and ranchers’ interests in development of Food and Drug Administration food safety regulations. “The 2013 priorities set by the board are built upon the dedicated efforts of our grassroots members working together during our annual meeting and throughout the year to achieve policy goals that will benefit all of agriculture, as well as the nation’s consumers and our customers around the world,” said Stallman. AFBF Board Establishes Strategic Action Plan for 2013  Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting, which wrapped up this week in Nashville, the organization’s board of directors met to establish priorities for AFBF’s strategic action plan for 2013. “This plan represents those issue areas where we believe the American Farm Bureau Federation and its grassroots members will have real opportunities to achieve success this year, as well as challenges we will need to tackle to help safeguard our members’ ability to operate their farms and ranches,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. Another important priority is working to secure passage of a new farm bill that meets core principles important to farmers and ranchers. This includes a farm income safety net and crop insurance products to provide risk management tools that help protect farmers from catastrophes, including programs that provide emergency assistance for livestock and specialty crops producers not covered by farm programs or federal crop insurance. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Study: Look Beyond New Construction to Solve Inventory Shortages

first_img Study: Look Beyond New Construction to Solve Inventory Shortages Related Articles  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Inventory shortages have been making headlines nationally and in many housing markets across the nation. According to a recent research by the Brookings Institution, “It’s not your imagination. The U.S. really is adding less housing than it used to.” However, while the conversation here usually turns to housing construction, researchers at Brookings say construction is only part of the story. If policymakers want to truly effect change, they need to look beyond construction stats. About 70 percent of new housing stock comes from new construction, so construction definitely merits attention, the report said. However, another 15 percent of new housing stock enters the market by way of “reconfigurations of existing buildings.” Restorations, conversions of non-housing buildings into housing units, and mobile homes are also sources of new housing inventory; and the importance of these more minor contributors varies by region and urban status. The researchers at Brookings advised policymakers, “If we want to understand and correct housing shortages, we need to look below the national level.” To gain a full perspective of housing inventory across the nation, Brookings looked at churn rates—the percentage of additions and losses to housing inventory in each major region and in urban, suburban, and non-metro areas. Nationally, churn rates are down considerably, declining from 7.5 percent between 1985 and 1987 down to about 2.5 percent between 2011 and 2013. Brookings noted, “Most of the decline in churn was driven by the slow rate of additions to the housing stock.”The suburbs accounted for most of the growth in housing inventory between 1987 and 2013, although the pace of growth is on the decline, following the national trend. In fact, the suburbs are experiencing a steeper decline than urban or non-metro markets. In the suburbs, new inventory is most often the result of new construction. Fewer than one in 10 “new” homes are added to suburban markets through “reconfiguration of existing structures,” and other sources of inventory also play insignificant roles in these markets. On the other hand, in central cities, about one out of four homes are added to the market by reconfiguration, which includes dividing a single-family home into an apartment or adding an apartment over a garage. In non-metro areas, mobile homes play an important role, adding more to inventory than reconfigurations or restorations. Regionally, the Northeast has the lowest percentage of new construction and a higher rate of reconfiguration as a share of new inventory than any other region. New construction accounts for a larger share of additional inventory in the West and South than in other regions. Mobile homes played a larger role in inventory gains in the South than in other regions, contributing to 10 percent of growth, compared to just 4 percent in the Northeast. With inventory growth on the decline across the nation and with a noticeable steep decline in the suburbs, the researchers at Brookings say, “Land use regulation and property taxes badly need a 21st-century makeover.”Zoning laws, property taxes, and building codes generally favored low-density, single-family housing; and that needs to change, according to Brookings. “Suburbs could learn from their urban cousins on how to accommodate more housing growth through mechanisms beyond new construction,” according to Brookings. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago April 26, 2018 1,811 Views Home / Daily Dose / Study: Look Beyond New Construction to Solve Inventory Shortages The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Construction Homes HOUSING Inventory Old Buildings Restoration Single-Family Homes Suburbs Supply tiny homes Urban Previous: Riding the Wave of Innovation Next: Partners with Think Realty Radio About Author: Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Construction Homes HOUSING Inventory Old Buildings Restoration Single-Family Homes Suburbs Supply tiny homes Urban 2018-04-26 Krista Franks Brock Subscribelast_img read more

Two men arrested in Derry in connection with New IRA activity

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two men arrested in Derry in connection with New IRA activity DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Two men, one aged 36, the other aged 44 have been arrested in Derry in connection with the activities of the new IRA.The PSNI says the men are being questioned in connection with the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer, following the discovery of a viable explosive device beside the young mother’s car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday 19th April.They are also being questioned on suspicion of involvement in three assaults involving firearms that occurred in the Creggan area of Derry in January and February.*********************PSNI release in full -Detectives from the Police Service’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have today arrested two men in connection with the activities of the new IRA.Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell, Head of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, said: “Terrorism Investigation Unit detectives today arrested two men under the Terrorism Act in connection with the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer, following the discovery of a viable explosive device beside the young mother’s car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday 19th April.”The two men, aged 36 and 44, were arrested in the Derry/Londonderry area and have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are being questioned by detectives.”They are also being questioned on suspicion of involvement in three assaults involving firearms that occurred in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry on 6th January, 8th January and 6th February this year.” Pinterest By News Highland – May 7, 2021 Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleDonegal one of seven counties in which houses are ‘affordable’ to single peopleNext article434 new cases of Covid 19, 19 in Donegal News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Spring snow moving from Plains to Northeast, with cold to follow

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The first storm of the holiday weekend moved through the upper Midwest on Saturday, bringing as much as a foot of snow in northern Minnesota. Now another storm is developing in the Central Plains on Sunday and rapidly moving to the east — with snow likely from Nebraska to Ohio on Easter Sunday.Snow will reach Missouri and Illinois by the early evening hours, and then move into Indiana and Ohio by Sunday night. Occasional heavy bursts of snow are likely, which will reduce visibility. Although the snow will have some difficulty sticking to roadways, slick and treacherous spots will develop in the region Sunday evening, and travel will be impacted.Early on Monday, a new low pressure will develop off the Delmarva peninsula and quickly move to the north and east. As a result, a band of heavy snow will develop along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Boston. By Monday morning, heavy snow will be falling in many of the major I-95 cities. The snow will once again have difficulty sticking to the roadways, but it is looking like it will come hard enough to accumulate to some degree. Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are possible in the region.The Monday-morning commute will likely be treacherous from Washington, D.C., to Hartford, including New York and Philadelphia. The storm clears out by early afternoon.Winter weather advisories have been posted from eastern Wyoming to central Illinois. Winter weather advisories have also been posted for the Philadelphia and New York metro areas for Monday morning.Snowfall totals on Sunday will be 1 to 3 inches along I-70 from Kansas City to Indianapolis, with isolated higher totals. Totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible near Philadelphia and New York, with the highest totals outside the major cities and on grassy surfaces.Feeling like winterBehind the system, winter-like air is moving in. Wind chills on Easter morning are in the single digits and teens across much of the Midwest. On Monday, some of the cold air moves east, with wind chills in the 20s across much of the I-95 corridor.Some spots, such as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., saw temperatures in the 70s last Thursday and Friday. It will feel nearly 40 degrees colder on Monday morning.New storm to developAnother storm is expected to develop in the central U.S. late Monday. The first impact will be another swath of potentially heavy snow across the Dakotas and into the upper Midwest by Tuesday. There is the potential for more than 6 inches of snow across parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan — with locally higher totals by Wednesday morning.On the warmer side of the storm, heavy rain and some thunderstorms are expected to move into the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys by Tuesday. Further south, strong to severe thunderstorms will develop from eastern Texas to western Tennessee by Tuesday. Damaging winds and large hail look to be the primary threat.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Driver in crash may have passed out from wearing N95 mask too long: Police

first_imgLincoln Park Police DepartmentBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(LINCOLN PARK, N.J.) — The driver of a single-car crash in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, is “believed” to have passed out behind the wheel after wearing an N-95 mask for too long, police said.Lincoln Park Police Department responded to an accident on Thursday where a vehicle careened, front bumper first, into a wooden pole. After the officers cleared the scene where the driver was the only occupant of the car, they posted photographs of the crash on their Facebook page with a caption that created an “overwhelming response.”“The crash is believed to have resulted from the driver wearing an N95 mask for several hours and subsequently passing out behind the wheel due to insufficient oxygen intake/excessive carbon dioxide intake,” the post read in part.After the police published the post, several commenters questioned the legitimacy of the images and the information provided from the accident report.“Considering the overwhelming response this post has received, the following should be said,” the updated caption began. “As it relates to this specific incident, we reiterate that police officers are not physicians and do not know the medical history of every person we encounter… It was stated in the original post that we ‘believed’ the excessive wearing of an N95 mask was a contributing factor to this accident. While we don’t know this with 100% certainty, we do know that the driver had been wearing an N95 mask inside the vehicle for several hours and ultimately passed out while operating the vehicle.”The police continued the post by confirming that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and enforced that New Jersey residents should continue to follow Gov. Phil Murphy’s directive to wearing face coverings.As a measure of precaution to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts have recommended wearing a “cloth face covering” while in a public setting like the grocery store where maintaining social distancing of 6 feet may be difficult.“All this being said, It is certainly possible that some other medical reason could’ve contributed to the driver passing out. We are not trying to cause public alarm or suggest wearing an N95 mask is unsafe. The original point of the post was to state that in most cases, the wearing of this type of mask while operating a vehicle with no other occupants is unnecessary,” the police wrote.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend wearing face coverings while driving, especially, if you’re alone in the car. The CDC also does not recommend wearing surgical masks or N-95 respirators as “those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.”The Lincoln Park Police Department reiterated those CDC guidelines in their original posts as well, along with the hashtags “#besafe #PSA #motorvehiclecrash #covid19 #lppd.”The CDC also does not specify a time frame for wearing a face mask or N-95 respirators, but does give recommendations for first responders wearing N-95 respirators around multiple infected patients. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UPDATE: Man reported missing in Elkhart has been located

first_img UPDATE: Man reported missing in Elkhart has been located UPDATE: William D. Stopczynski has been located, according to Elkhart Police.ORIGINAL STORY: Elkhart Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing man.William D. Stopczynski, a 69 year old white male, 5’09” 180 pounds with blonde/white hair and blue eyes was last seen at 1640hrs driving a 2014 Gold Dodge Caravan unknown plate number.William was last seen wearing blue jeans, plaid shirt, black winter jacket and green canvas shoes.William has family in the Granger/Mishawaka area and may be traveling that way.William takes medication and his family says he has dementia, it is unknown if he has the medication with him.Anyone that see or believes they have seen William, please contact the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070. Previous articleWoman, 39, arrested in connected with Howard Township drug bustNext articlePolice order Art Van Furniture store to close early Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – March 8, 2020 0 371 last_img read more

The Soul Rebels, Jarobi From A Tribe Called Quest, Raekwon, And Mobb Deep Were On Fire At Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgLoad remaining images The Soul Rebels brass band has become known for their love and appreciation for hip hop. They often invite hip hop legends, such as Rakim and Talib Kweli, to perform with them, and they even have a project called “De La Soul Rebels” where they pay tribute to the iconic rap trio. Their annual multi-night run at Brooklyn Bowl has been a breeding ground for this love for hip hop, as they’ve continuously performed with iconic rappers at the beloved venue.On Thursday night, the Soul Rebels invited Rakim and Melle Mel to join them on stage, and last night’s performance one-upped that lineup with a ridiculous roster of New York-centric special guests. Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, Consequence (also a part of the extended ATCQ family), Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, and cult heroes Mobb Deep all hit the stage with. It was an unforgettable night of New York hip hop, with Tribe and Mobb Deep hailing from Queens, and Wu-Tang a by-product of Staten Island. Of course, the Soul Rebels added their funky New Orleans flavor throughout the proceedings.Thankfully, photographer Andrew Scott Blackstein was on hand to capture all of these hip hop legends in one place at one time. See below for a gallery of his photos from the show. The Soul Rebels with Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest, Consequence, Raekwon, and Mobb Deeplast_img read more

Meier Skis Unveils Limited-Edition Widespread Panic Ski & Snowboard Collection

first_imgMeier Skis Widespread Panic Collection Today, Colorado-based ski manufacturer Meier Skis has announced a new line of limited-edition Widespread Panic-themed equipment for the coming winter season. The company is offering up 6 different ski designs and 5 different snowboard designs based on various pieces of well-known imagery from throughout the band’s career. Each design is named after a Panic song, album, or tour.Notes the announcement,This collection’s set list includes the Light Fuse, Action Man, Sit n Ski, Ain’t Life Grand, Surprise Valley and Noteater graphics available on ALL MODELS of our handmade skis and snowboards. You’ll be rocking the slopes harder than Widespread Panic does at Red Rocks with these collab skis! They’re so rad that you will want some to ride and a set to admire on your wall.The announcement warns interested skiers to “act before Nov 1st and you can save $100 off your very own limited edition Widespread Panic skis or snowboard.” To access the early-bird discount, place your order here before the end of this month using the promo code “WP100”.Sit-N-Ski, Stand-N-Ski, Mount-On-Your-Wall-And-Admire-N-Ski…however you approach your winter sports, if you’re a fan of WSMFP, these skis (and snowboards) are for you.You can check out images of each of the items in Meier Skis’ Widespread Panic Collection in the gallery below. For more information, head here. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Reinhart joins Harvard Kennedy School faculty

first_imgCarmen M. Reinhart, one of the world’s leading experts on international finance, has joined the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) as the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System.Reinhart’s work has informed the understanding of financial crises for more than a decade. She was co-author of “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly” with Harvard Professor Kenneth Rogoff, a publication that won the 2011 Arthur Ross Book Award for best book published on international affairs. She has also written on exchange rates, banking and sovereign debt crises, currency crashes, and contagion.“Professor Reinhart brings to the Kennedy School a profound and unique understanding of the world’s financial system at a time when the system is under severe stress,” said Iris Bohnet, HKS academic dean. “Her addition to the faculty will bolster the School’s research and teaching in the critical area of markets, business and government.”“I am thrilled with the opportunity to come to Harvard Kennedy School,” Reinhart said. “I look forward to working closely with other faculty, scholars, and researchers on some of the most pressing policy challenges of our time.”last_img read more