Doctors On Call Maui to Offer Drive Up Rapid COVID-19 Testing

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Doctors On Call Maui

Drive Up COVID Tetsing

This quick affordable test will provide residents the opportunity to take the appropriate steps for health and safety for their families, their community, and themselves.”

— Paige Williams, Managing Director of Doctors On Call Maui

LAHAINA, MAUI, HI, USA, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Doctors On Call, Maui’s Urgent Care, will be administering drive up COVID-19 testing at their clinic located in the Times Shopping Plaza in Honokowai on Saturday, August 8, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. With safety in mind, patients are asked to remain in their car where a nurse will conduct the test.

The Rapid COVID-19 test is only available on Maui at Doctors On Call. This accurate, rapid test provides COVID-19 results to patients in 15 minutes. The cost will be $63, paid at the time of service.

“This quick affordable test will provide residents the opportunity to take the appropriate steps for health and safety for their families, their community, and themselves,” stated Paige Williams, Managing Director of Doctors On Call.

“The Quidel Rapid Test is a game changer. It is FDA approved and has an accuracy rate comparable to the PCR test. It is ideal for quickly identifying COVID Positive individuals in the workplace, in schools, and in the community,” said Dr. James Barahal, co-founder of Doctors On Call Maui.

Here are the specific details:
What: Drive up Rapid COVID-19 testing
When: Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Doctors On Call, Times Shopping Plaza, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Ste 211, Lahaina, HI 96761
How: To be tested, drive to the parking lot at Time Shopping Plaza, call the office (808-667-7676) and press 0 to request the test, wait in your car for our staff to come to you.
Bring: Valid I.D., Health Insurance Card, credit card for payment of $63.
Next: Doctors On Call will call you with your results in approximately 15 minutes.

Preregistration:
Testing slots are limited. Preregistration is advised. In order to do so, go to docmaui.com to register. You will be directed to the registration site. Once registered, print the COVID-19 registration packet. Email the completed forms along with a copy of your driver’s license/valid I.D. and insurance card to rapidcovidtest@docmaui.com. If registered, you may bring the forms to the testing site. If you are unable to complete the forms, call 808-758-5408 and leave a detailed message including your name, phone number and date of birth. We will return your call before the testing.

Rapid COVID-19 testing will also be available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. starting August 10th.

For more information go to: docmaui.com

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Micah Raskin Discusses the Psychological and Physical Benefits of Gardening

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NASSAU COUNTY, NY, USA, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Micah Raskin, a professional poker player and local philanthropist, loves to garden. “You wouldn’t think it to look at me,” laughs Raskin, “but it’s a passion of mine. I love to be outside, and I love to watch things grow. There are few things more satisfying than nurturing life in the quiet of nature.”

And other than putting delicious veggies and fruits on the table or decorating your home with lovely flowers, gardening offers a variety of benefits both physical and mental for those who enjoy it.

Get Your Vitamin D With Gardening Says Micah Raskin

Vitamin D increases levels of calcium in your body, which helps your immune system function better and makes your bones stronger. Studies have found that exposure to sunlight increases vitamin D levels in adults, and gardening is – usually – an outdoor, daylight activity.

“Being outside always gives my mood an instant boost,” says Micah Raskin. “And when you live in New York City, a little extra greenery and sunlight can keep you sane.” Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen and sunglasses so you don’t damage your skin or your eyes!

Gardening Decreases Your Risk of Dementia Says Micah Raskin

A study from 2006 found that gardening lowers your risk of dementia by 36%. More than 2,800 people over the age of 60 were tracked by researchers for 16 years. The study concluded that physical activity – and gardening in particular – reduced the risk of developing dementia in future years.

“It doesn’t surprise me a bit,” says Micah Raskin. “When you’re gardening, your mind is at rest – you’re much more mindful of your surroundings and your actions. I know mindfulness and meditation are also recommended to stave off dementia. Gardening is my favorite form of meditation.”

Micah Raskin Says Gardening is Great Exercise

“Obviously there are all kinds of gardens,” says Micah Raskin. “But no matter how large or small your garden is, you’re going to have to do a little physical labor to take care of it.”

From lifting bags of soil to bending over and reaching to weed, gardening is a surprisingly physical activity for most people. You may not even realize that you’re breaking a sweat as you become absorbed in what you’re doing says Micah Raskin, a long-time gardener.

“Pulling weeds, hoeing the ground, digging holes, lifting tools and plants, bending and twisting to reach – it’s all really great exercise. You may not realize it at the time, but you’ll be able to tell you were exercising when you wake up in the morning,” chuckles Micah Raskin. Gardening can work new muscles and help improve your stamina, flexibility, and strength.

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Zorpro Releases New Products That Can Detect Fevers And Help Prevent The Spread Of The Coronavirus

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Zopro Temperature Scanner

Zopro Body Temperature Scanner

Zopro Body Temperature Scanner

Body temperature scanners have been produced by Zorpro to fight the spread of COVID-19

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UTAH, USA, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zorpro has developed new products that will help reduce the spread of COVID 19 by detecting fevers and keeping public places safer. Many government places and large companies have already purchased their products and have publicly praised them. Zorpro has quickly gained a reputation for being the number one place for Security Metal Detectors & X-rays amidst this pandemic.

Earlier today Zorpro released this statement "we are committed to helping businesses prevent the spread of coronavirus. During these unusual and quite frankly unprecedented times we have all needed to adapt, some more than others. Many of us have become used to taking our health for granted and this new world that has been forced upon us has been a real shock to the system. These machines, however, can bring some peace to people that their health is not only being considered but a top priority".

Are you an owner of a business that sees thousands of employees or customers come through the door every day? If the answer is yes to this question, the chances of someone amongst these people having symptoms of coronavirus are high. Not only can we not rely on the honesty of someone to report these symptoms or simply recognize their responsibility they should have towards other people. Not all symptoms are blatantly obvious. Such as a rise in temperature.

Zorpro's new body temperature scanners will help improve the safety of your organization dramatically. These are state of the art machines that are high in demand. So, what can you expect if you purchase one of these products?

The Zortemp 1000 integrates a professional IPS screen with an embedded high-precision infrared temperature sensor that can easily calculate your temperature. Users only need to position their wrist or forehead near the monitoring point and the machine will be able to identify their temperature easily and accurately. So after the temp-value is auto-distinguished, the gap does not fluctuate and the stability is excellent. To know non-contact estimation and screening, it should be aimed at large audiences in public areas.

Unexpected high temperatures can be identified and will be able to warn you promptly of any potential risk to assist the regulatory department in enforcing quick action and emergency steps to deter virus epidemics in public places.

You can make use of the Zorpro Thermometers to better spot people that are ill and have fevers.

It’s specifications:
-Colour Available: White
-Weight : 26kg

It’s Features:
-Non-contact Identification of 5 ~ 10 cm, immediately clean the hand
-7 in IPS Screen: Clear Temp counts for Check Alarm Passes. Temporary Warning
-Adjustable Temp Alarm. Speech / Visual Warning Level
-live data broadcast f/ standard-Abnormal Temp.
-Export Details via Excel Best Data Analytics File
-It scans easily in 1 sec
-body temp reads correctly to 0.5 Degrees (all alarms will be tested with the 2nd device)
-LCD monitor, showing readings, and scanning detail.
-Get a warranty of 2 Years

I'm sure you are wondering how accurate these machines are. The temperature gauge with a high-quality infrared detector and a customizable emissivity is most likely to provide a precise reading. The best IR thermometers are ±1 percent accurate, but something below the ±2 percent range is still very good!

-Readability: The thermometer will show readable and easy to understand values. When working beneath your vehicle, this well-lit monitor will make things very easy for you
-Warranty: You will be provided with a warranty policy that protects you against flaws in the workmanship.

These machines are also very easy to setup. You don't need to be an expert for sure. The Zortemp 1000 is a total machine, called "Stand Alone." Simply unbox the unit, extract all the packaging material and protective plastics; then plug the unit into the wall and use the power link cable provided. You can plug the Zortemp 1000 into any outlet which provides 110VAC-240VAC. This is very important as these are powerful machines so to avoid any problems make sure you are using the appropriate voltage.

The user interface of the Zortemp is a touch-screen with basic buttons. Click the "Setup" button in the bottom right corner of the screen to allow adjustments. Enter the usual 1234 password, then press OK. You will be then able to change such things like the language, temperature setting, and volume.

Data: The display indicates the number of people going by, and the number of people missing. By simply tapping the X on the right side of the board, you can clear a certain counter. Alarm threshold: Using the arrow keys up and down to choose the temperature at which an alarm will sound. The minimum threshold is 2 degrees above average temperature.

At the front of the Zortemp 1000, is mounted an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser. This handy function makes it easier for anyone who visits the facility to ensure that everyone in the building would have recently washed their hands, therefore helping prevent the spread of coronavirus. Just cup both hands under motion-activated sensors at the base of the dispenser and you will be given the correct amount of sanitizing gel onto your hands. When you have the sanitizing gel in your hands, rub your hands together in such a manner that delivers the sanitizing gel equally between each of your hands. The gel dries easily and there's no need to wipe your hands with paper towels. The dispenser is refillable and has a 1000ML size. It calls for 4 AA batteries.

Step up to the device and keep your wrist from the temperature sensors on the right side of the Zortemp 1000 about 1-2 inches apart. The computer shows body temp and provides an audible succeed or fail indication. It is necessary to remember that if a person has a fever that could need further medical attention, a secondary "scientific" thermometer should be used to validate.

The Zortemp 1000 is designed to operate indoors and in a controlled temperature setting. There is no calibration needed for the Zortemp 1000. At the plant, all temperature sensors are set to show the right temperature correctly. Changing conditions can, however, lead to small changes in how the sensor senses and displays temperature. A comparison of the Zortemp 1000 readings to a diagnostic thermometer is recommended from time to time. If there is a noticeable difference, simply adjust the Zortemp 1000 "alarm" temperature to show properly what you need.

Let’s be honest here. These are, to put it mildly, 'strange times'. These conditions we are living in even at the start of the year would have been unimaginable. I for one could have never imagined something like this would have occurred in my lifetime. The world being in lockdown has taught us many things and if one positive has come from it, it is that we should not take things for granted. These products are now completely necessary and will help keep the area you work in and the customers that use your services safe, and we all know that our health has never been such a priority. By purchasing one of these machines you will be proving to your employees and customers that their health is your priority!

Zorpro continues to work very hard to change the security industry from good to better. Their goal is to provide security equipment (namely metal detectors and X-ray scanners) at all-time low prices without sacrificing quality and performance. They are based in Provo Utah right under the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

If you head over to their website you will see that they sell walk through metal detectors, Body Temperature Infrared Scanners, and X-ray Machines. Their reputation is unmatched and they have a great customer service team ready to answer any inquiries that you might have.

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Big Wins for Animals in U.S. House Spending Measures

BLM Wild Horse Helicopter Roundup | Photo: American Wild Horse Campaign

BLM Wild Horse Helicopter Roundup | Photo: American Wild Horse Campaign

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‘Big Lick’ stacked shoe and chains | Photo: Bradley Dick

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The supporters of Animal Wellness Action have truly made a difference for our iconic American wild horses and burros in the past few weeks. Many of you read several of our most recent blogs regarding the BLM’s Draconian plan to roundup horses and burros on public lands and turn them into captives, and you took action and told Congress to do something about it. Your efforts, and that piece, sparked ABC News Live to run a national story on the issue, and then we pursued an $11 million amendment to a major House spending bill that included annual funding for the Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management.

The amendment directs the BLM to use those dollars to implement humane fertility control within the wild horse and burro populations. Using the funding for Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP) would prevent the money from being utilized for inhumane helicopter roundups, mass holding of horses in government-run facilities, and highly invasive and painful surgical sterilization in the field, often conducted in sweltering heat. Each horse in government holding costs the taxpayer $1,600 per year, and even the BLM Acting Director William Perry Pendley has said the agency’s massive round-up plans would cost $5 billion. We can save a mountain of cash, during our national emergency, by applying fertility control in the field and keeping horses and burros on the range. A dose of PZP costs $30, and there is an army of volunteers ready to work with BLM and pitch in.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., a “knight in shining armor” for the horses in Congress, stepped up in a big way by leading the effort to fund PZP, and was joined by Republicans and Democrats from all over the U.S., including many western states where the wild horses reside: Reps. Dina Titus, D-Nev., Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn, David Schweikert, R-Ariz., David Price D-N.C., Peter King, R-N.Y., Deb Haaland, D-N.M., John Katko, R-N.Y., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah. Rep. Titus gave a gripping speech in front of the House Rules Committee. Cohen himself may have said it best regarding the amendment that “will force the Bureau of Land Management to move away from cruel and costly helicopter roundups toward humane management of these national symbols of our wild lands.”

And Cohen didn’t stop pushing for horse protections with those in the wild; he also lead another amendment that require $750,000 be utilized by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to complete an audit by July 31, 2021 of USDA’s Horse Protection Program, enforcement of the Horse Protection Act, and Slaughter Horse Transport Program. The last audit was completed in 2010 and clearly detailed the ineffectiveness of the USDA’s Horse Protection Program that has failed to end the practice of soring — the intentional infliction of pain to Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle horses feet and limbs to achieve an artificial high-step known as the “big lick” that’s rewarded at prized events in Tennessee and throughout the Southeastern U.S. That audit should prove to be a valuable tool in our efforts to end the soring and to permanently outlaw horse slaughter in the U.S.

Far too many bureaucrats at USDA have been lax in regulating these inhumane practices. Like the PZP effort, that second amendment passed overwhelmingly by a voice vote and was cosponsored by Reps. Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, Ron Estes, R-Kan., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Peter King, R-N.Y., Tony Cardenas D-Calif., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and John Katko, R-N.Y.

Cohen’s colleague, Joe Neguse, also stepped up and led an amendment that provides OIG with $1,000,000 in funding to enforce animal cruelty laws to crackdown on cockfighting, bestiality, and animal crushing. Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Madeleine Dean, D-Penn., Posey, Fitzpatrick, Cohen, Estes, Cardenas, King, Ann Kuster, D-N.H., McAdams, and Tim Burchett, R-Tenn co-sponsored that amendment that also passed the House by voice vote.

And in addition to this funding, the base bill we all jumped in to amend doubled USDA’s Horse Protection Program’s budget from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 for 2021, a provision pushed by Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., for a program that had never had more than $700,000 before last year. It also included language that urges the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture — whomever that may be in 2021 — to implement a 2017 regulation that would eliminate the use of large stacked shoes and ankle chains used in the soring of horses to exacerbate the pain. In a one-two punch back in 2017, President Obama’s Administration had failed to publish the final rule, and President Trump’s team prevented it from moving forward in the new Administration.

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., championed an amendment to the spending package that easily passed, providing $5 million to the Veteran’s Affairs Administration for equine assisted therapy to help our American heroes who’ve suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Those who’ve served our country will rest easier with the help of horses who may have otherwise ended up in the slaughter pipeline.

And last night, Neguse stepped up again and ushered to passage an Animal Wellness-backed $1 million amendment that provides the U.S. Department of Justice funding to help create and Animal Cruelty Crimes Unit that would enforce the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act that President Trump signed into law last November, and other anti-cruelty laws that not been properly exercised. This comes on the heels of Animal Wellness’ recent cockfighting investigations in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Tennessee that revealed terrible multi-million dollar shipments of gamecocks to Guam, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories. Neguse was joined in this effort by Gaetz, Fitzpatrick, Ben McAdams, Bill Posey, Cohen, Cardenas, Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Katko, Titus, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Schrader.

These are very important gains in the House, and now we need to replicate them in the Senate. We owe much of this success to you, the supporters of AWA, and we applaud each of you along with Cohen, Neguse, and the Members of Congress who championed and supported these measures. We need you to help out one more time by taking action here asking your Senators to do their part to protect the animals we all care so deeply about.

Marty Irby is the executive director at Animal Wellness Action in Washington, D.C., who was named one of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists for 2019. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @MartyIrby.

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Memory Loss Reversed or Abated in Those with Cognitive Decline

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Outsmart Your Brain, The Insider’s Guide to Life-long Memory

Latest research from Affirmativ Health succeeds in treating cognitive decline using personalized, precision medicine.

The findings, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports (Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports 4(1)), are encouraging and indicate that a more extensive clinical study is warranted.”

— Brian K Kennedy, PhD

SONOMA, CA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Affirmativ Health sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in individuals experiencing cognitive decline. Findings provided evidence that this approach can improve risk factor scores and stabilize cognitive function.

Cognitive decline is a major concern of the aging population. Already, Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 5.4 million Americans and 30 million people globally. Without effective prevention and treatment, the prospects for the future are bleak. By 2050, it is estimated that 160 million people globally will have the disease, including 13 million Americans, leading to potential bankruptcy of the Medicare system. Unlike several other chronic illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise–recent estimates suggest that Alzheimer’s disease has become the third leading cause of death in the United States behind cardiovascular disease and cancer. Since its first description over 100 years ago, Alzheimer’s disease has been without effective treatment. While researchers continue to seek out a cure, it is becoming clear that there are effective treatment options. More and more research supports the conclusion that Alzheimer’s disease is not a disease of only Beta Amyloid plaques and Tao tangles but a complex and systemic disease. In this study of patients with varying levels of cognitive decline, it is demonstrated how a precision and personalized approach results in either stabilization or improvement in memory.

Interventions to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease have been marginally successful at best. This study uses a more comprehensive, personalized approach addressing each participant’s unique risk factors. “The findings, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports (Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports 4(1)), are encouraging and indicate that a more extensive clinical study is warranted", said Brian Kennedy, PhD, Director of The Centre for Healthy Aging, National University Health System, Singapore and Chief Scientific Officer, Affirmativ Health.

The Affirmativ Health scientific team, after thorough review of published research, has developed a comprehensive approach to addressing scientifically supported risk factors that have been rigorously defined as interventions to promote prevention, increased resiliency, and stabilization of brain function in the realm of AD and dementia. Utilizing cutting edge technology in concert with in-person coaching and consultation, we are demonstrating that a multi-modal and personalized approach promotes an improved resiliency and restoration of optimal brain function. The personalized therapeutic program includes genetics, an extensive blood panel, medical history, and lifestyle data to evaluate relevant metabolic risk factors and nutrient levels associated with cognitive health. "Target laboratory levels differ from standard laboratory ranges as the goal is to reach optimized levels for cognitive health", Ginger Schechter, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Affirmativ Health

The study approach considers more than 35 factors known to contribute to cognitive decline. Results demonstrate that certain of those factors are more affected than others again demonstrating the need for a more precise treatment plan. "This study supports the need for an approach that focuses on a one-size fits one, not a one-size fits all, approach that comprehensively assesses all involved risk factors affecting memory loss", Denise M Kalos, CEO Affirmativ Health

In conjunction with the publication of this vital study, and to expose alternative treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, the team at Affirmativ Health has written a book, Outsmart your Brain – an Insider's Guide to Life-Long Memory. “Memory is not something that should diminish with age; you are never too young to start developing healthy habits that can ultimately impact your cognition,” Outsmart Your Brain. This book leverages the foundation of Affirmativ Health's research to deliver a tips and tools guide for the maintenance of good cognitive health. "Far too few people understand how critical lifestyle and dietary choices are for brain function. ‘Outsmart Your Brain’ is an important tool to get this information into the hands of those who should know it, everyone!, in easy-to-understand language", Ryan R. Fortna, MD, PhD, Chief Medical/Scientific Officer, ADx Healthcare.

ABOUT AFFIRMATIV HEALTH: Four years ago, Affirmativ Health was the first to bring the latest health-conscious science to those living with or at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By taking a personalized medicine approach, we address an individual’s unique, modifiable medical and lifestyle risk factors tom improve cognition. Affirmativ Health empowers people with the information necessary to take control of their cognitive health. If you are looking for hope that is based in science, please reach out. https://affirmativhealth.com/

ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE REPORTS (JADR): Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports is an Open Access international multidisciplinary journal to facilitate progress in understanding the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, behavior, treatment, and psychology of Alzheimer's disease. The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, hypotheses, and case reports. It provides an open forum for original research that will expedite our fundamental understanding of Alzheimer's disease. www.iospress.com/jad-reports.

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Mohawk Valley Health System Announces Merger of Medical Staffs

This is the first time in the history of healthcare in our community that the medical staff of all the hospitals in this region area will be working as one, unified group”

— Waleed Albert, MD, president of the FSLH Medical Staff

UTICA, NY, USA, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System today announced the merger of its two medical staffs: Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Medical Staff and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Medical Staff. The medical staffs will become one, unified MVHS Medical Staff on January 1, 2021.

“This is the first time in the history of healthcare in our community that the medical staff of all the hospitals in this region area will be working as one, unified group,” said Waleed Albert, MD, president of the FSLH Medical Staff. “This is a very historic time. Discussions and work toward this merger have been happening for quite some time. And while there was some reluctance/hesitancy when we began, over time, as we got to know each other from “the other side,” it became more and more apparent that the establishment of one MVHS Medical Staff was the right thing to do to strengthen medical care in our community which will ultimately benefit our patients and community members.”

This merger will not only help to improve patient care in the community, but it brings MVHS another step closer to being ready to move into the new, regional medical center in 2023.

“We all believed that it was very important for the two medical staffs to come together prior to moving into the new regional medical center so that we could begin streamlining departments and sharing best practices with each other,” said Sushma Kaul, MD, president of the SEMC Medical Staff. “We are so very proud of the progress we have made toward these goals. Now that the Medical Staff has voted to make this change, there is still work to do to work out the details, but we are well on our way to being one Medical Staff in January 2021.”

An Integration Committee of the medical staffs will begin work in September to outline the process to elect new medical staff officers and to implement the set of bylaws that were approved for this new medical staff to work within.

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St. Joseph’s Health Earns “Best Regional Hospital” Honor for Sixth Consecutive Year

SYRACUSE, NY, USA, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — St. Joseph’s Health Hospital has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Syracuse and Central New York for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report, and ranked #16 in New York State. This recognition comes just shortly after St. Joseph’s was named the only hospital in Central New York to earn the highest “A” rating for patient safety by Leapfrog® Hospital Safety Grades for the third consecutive year, Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek, and one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery according to Healthgrades.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

St. Joseph’s Health Hospital was recognized as high-performing in the following procedures and conditions:

1. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
2. Aortic Valve Surgery
3. Heart Bypass Surgery
4. Heart Failure
5. Colon Cancer Surgery
6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
7. Hip Replacement
8. Knee Replacement

“Receiving this recognition in the midst of a global pandemic is a testament to the expertise and devotion of all our colleagues. St. Joseph’s Health is committed to providing superior, safe and compassionate care to our community,” said Les Luke, president and CEO at St. Joseph’s Health. “To achieve this honor for six consecutive years reflects our dedication to a patient-centric model of care, and the community’s confidence in our pledge to protect them during these most uncertain times.”

St. Joseph’s Health is among only 13% in the U.S. to receive a Best Regional designation.

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH
St. Joseph’s Health is a regional non-profit health care system based in Syracuse, NY. St. Joseph’s has been an innovative leader in health care since our founding in 1869 as the first hospital open to the public in the city of Syracuse. Offering primary, specialty and home care, a Magnet-recognized hospital, and collaboration with community partners, St. Joseph's Health advances the well-being of the communities we serve through an expanding range of services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health. St. Joseph’s is the only hospital in Syracuse to hold the LeapFrog ‘A’ safety rating, ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, a designated Stroke Center and a U.S. News “Best Regional Hospital.” The St. Joseph’s Health Hospital NICU was the first in Syracuse and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout 2020. St. Joseph’s Health is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph’s Physicians, and is a member of Trinity Health. For more information, visit https://www.sjhsyr.org.

ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Newsweek Gives St. Joseph’s Health the Title of ‘Best Maternity Hospital’

This designation reflects our commitment to provide a safe, compassionate, and personalized birthing experience. ”

— AnneMarie Czyz, Chief Nursing Officer

SYRACUSE, NY, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — St. Joseph’s Health Hospital has earned top marks for the safety and quality of its coordinated maternity care. It is the only hospital in Upstate New York to be named to Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2020. The elite distinction identifies leading maternity care programs based on rigorous quality and safety standards.

“Our amazing care teams put mom and baby’s well-being at the center of every decision,” said AnneMarie Czyz, chief nursing officer at St. Joseph’s Health. “This designation reflects our commitment to provide a safe, compassionate, and personalized birthing experience. Expectant mothers can be confident about the exceptional care The Birth Place and Labor & Delivery unit provide.”

“Best Maternity Care Hospitals are an elite group of hospitals from across the country,” said Nancy Cooper, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities are to be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. Particularly in these uncertain times, we are honored to share this list of top-ranked facilities with Newsweek’s readership.”

Facilities included in the “Best Maternity Hospital” list include those with low rates of C-section, episiotomy and early elective deliveries, as well as those that follow crucial, best-practice protocols to protect mother and babies. Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers, to review quality data and determine the 2020 list.

“Patient safety is now more important than ever,” said Czyz. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve taken every precaution to keep our patients and staff protected, while still providing a compassionate, highly personal experience.”

This is the latest quality accolade earned by St. Joseph’s Health, which earlier this year was awarded its third consecutive “A” in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

St. Joseph’s Health Hospital was one of fewer than 250 to receive Newsweek’s prestigious accolade. For more detail on methodology and a complete list of designated maternity care programs, visit Newsweek’s “Best Maternity Hospitals 2020” list.

About St. Joseph’s Health
St. Joseph’s Health is a regional non-profit health care system based in Syracuse, NY. St. Joseph’s has been an innovative leader in health care since our founding in 1869 as the first hospital open to the public in the city of Syracuse. Offering primary, specialty and home care, a Magnet-recognized hospital, and collaboration with community partners, St. Joseph's Health advances the well-being of the communities we serve through an expanding range of services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health. St. Joseph’s is the only hospital in Syracuse to hold the LeapFrog ‘A’ safety rating, ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, a designated Stroke Center and a U.S. News “Best Regional Hospital.” The St. Joseph’s Health Hospital NICU was the first in Syracuse and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout 2020. St. Joseph’s Health is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph’s Physicians, and is a member of Trinity Health. For more information, visit https://www.sjhsyr.org.

Kelly Quinn
St. Joseph’s Health Hospital
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St. Joseph’s Health Offers Life-Saving Cord Blood Donation Program to Expectant Mothers

As the only hospital in Upstate New York to be named a top maternity hospital by Newsweek, we take pride in providing a safe, compassionate, and personalized birthing experience.”

— John Bowen, MD, Medical Director of the Women & Children’s Department

SYRACUSE, NY, USA, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Parents delivering babies at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital will now have the opportunity to voluntarily donate their baby’s umbilical cord blood to the Upstate Cord Blood Bank at Upstate Medical University. This new partnership will potentially increase cord blood donations that will be available for public use.

“St. Joseph’s Health is proud to partner with Upstate’s Cord Blood Bank on this initiative,” says John Bowen, MD, Medical Director of the Women & Children’s Department at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital. “As the only hospital in Upstate New York to be named a top maternity hospital by Newsweek, we take pride in providing a safe, compassionate, and personalized birthing experience. Now, during that experience, mothers have the potential to cure someone’s blood disease. We can help many people who are facing life threatening conditions.”

“We are pleased to be able to now offer our cord blood collection services to the parents delivering at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center,” said Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD, medical director of the Upstate Cord Blood Bank. “Through their generous donations of their child’s cord blood, they are helping others in need, either through transplantation or further medical research.”

Cord blood donation is completely safe for mother and baby; labor and delivery is not affected. No blood is taken from a newborn; it is only removed from the umbilical cord after birth. The designation of Upstate Cord Blood Bank as a public blood bank is important in that there is no cost to donate and donated cord blood is available to anyone who needs it.

Once donated, the cord blood will be stored in the bank and made available to transplant centers in the United States and throughout the world for patients in need. The cord blood units will be listed on national and international registries in order to be matched to the patients who need them. Any units collected that are not suitable for transplantation will be made available to researchers, both at Upstate Medical University and around the country.

Deciding whether to donate cord blood is best done during the pregnancy. Each OB practice will provide expectant mothers with educational materials about cord blood donation and the forms required to donate. The forms are completed by the expectant parents at home and submitted directly to the cord blood bank.

Once reviewed, the bank will notify St. Joseph’s Labor and Delivery unit, who alerts the provider of the mother’s intention to donate. Once the blood is removed from the umbilical cord, the donation is then packaged and transported to Upstate’s 20,000 square-foot facility that features a state of the art processing laboratory and cryogenic storage containers. “The decision one makes to donate a child’s umbilical cord blood has the potential to save lives, through transplantation or biomedical research,” says Dr. Elkins.

The Upstate Cord Blood Bank operates under strict guidelines and protocols, established by state and federal health organizations, including the state Health Department; Food and Drug Administration; AABB Center for Cellular Therapies; and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

About St. Joseph’s Health

St. Joseph’s Health is a regional non-profit health care system based in Syracuse, NY. St. Joseph’s has been an innovative leader in health care since our founding in 1869 as the first hospital open to the public in the city of Syracuse. Offering primary, specialty and home care, a Magnet-recognized hospital, and collaboration with community partners, St. Joseph's Health advances the well-being of the communities we serve through an expanding range of services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health. St. Joseph’s is the only hospital in Syracuse to hold the LeapFrog ‘A’ safety rating, ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, a designated Stroke Center and a U.S. News “Best Regional Hospital.” The St. Joseph’s Health Hospital NICU was the first in Syracuse and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout 2020. St. Joseph’s Health is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph’s Physicians, and is a member of Trinity Health.For more information, visit www.sjhsyr.org.

Kelly Quinn
St. Joseph’s Health
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email us here


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A centerpiece of EBRAINS’ human brain atlas is presented in “Science”

Brain Atlas

A probability map for the location of the frontal pole in the brain. (Red indicates high probability and low variability.)

EBRAINS Infrastructure

Overview of the digital EBRAINS research infrastructure with offers for science and industry.

Katrin Amunts, Neuroscientist

Prof. Katrin Amunts is the Scientific Research Director of the Human Brain Project, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at Forschungszentrum Juelich and Professor of Brain Research at University of Duesseldorf in Germany

"Julich-Brain" is the name of the first 3D-atlas of the human brain that reflects the variability of the brain’s structure with microscopic resolution.

JUELICH, GERMANY, July 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The atlas features close to 250 structurally distinct areas, each one based on the analysis of 10 brains. More than 24000 extremely thin brain sections were digitized, assembled in 3D and mapped by experts. As part of the new EBRAINS infrastructure of the European Human Brain Project, the atlas serves as an interface to link different information about the brain in a spatially precise way. German researchers led by Prof. Katrin Amunts have now presented the new brain atlas in the renowned journal Science.

Under the microscope, it can be seen that the human brain is not uniformly structured, but divided into clearly distinguishable areas. They differ in the distribution and density of nerve cells and in function. With the Julich-Brain, researchers led by Katrin Amunts now present the most comprehensive digital map of the cellular architecture and make it available worldwide via the EBRAINS research infrastructure.

"On the one hand, the digital brain atlas will help to interpret the results of neuroimaging studies, for example of patients, more accurately", says Katrin Amunts, Director at the German Research Center Juelich and Professor at the University of Düsseldorf. "On the other hand, it is becoming the basis for a kind of 'Google Earth' of the brain – because the cellular level is the best interface for linking data about very different facets of the brain.

A Google Earth of the Brain

In this way, the researchers are making a significant contribution to the Human Brain Project (HBP), for which the European Commission just approved 150 million Euro until 2023. "Together with many partners in this project, we are building EBRAINS as a novel high-tech research infrastructure for the neurosciences," says Amunts, who is also the Scientific Research Director of the project.

More than a quarter century of research has gone into the 3D atlas. Dozens of experts have used image analysis and mathematical algorithms to evaluate the tissue sections over the years and determine the boundaries between brain areas, which together make up a length of almost 2000 meters.

Regions vary in their difference

Mapping showed that areas vary between different brains, for example in terms of size and location. The Julich-Brain therefore displays the position and shape of individual regions as "probability maps". The researchers found particularly large differences in the Broca region, which is involved in language. In contrast, the primary visual area appeared much more uniform.

As part of EBRAINS, the Julich Brain Atlas is the starting point for bringing structure and function together. The atlas is already helping to link data on gene expression, connectivity and functional activity, for example, to better understand brain functions and the mechanisms of diseases. "EBRAINS also enables us to use the maps for simulations or to apply artificial intelligence to explore the division of labor between brain areas. The huge amounts of data generated from this are processed using the EBRAINS computing platform." The computational power comes from the new European supercomputing network FENIX, which is formed by five leading centres for High Performance Computing, including the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

Digital brain science

"It is exciting to see how far the combination of brain research and digital technologies has progressed," says Amunts. "Many of these developments converge in the Julich-Brain-Atlas and on EBRAINS. They help us – and more and more researchers worldwide – to better understand the complex organization of the brain and to jointly uncover how things are connected.”

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Human Brain Project
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