In Pictures: Laois woman cycles 500km for suicide and mental health awareness

first_img Facebook Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articleAppeal goes out for missing dog in Portlaoise areaNext articleIn Pictures: St Aengus FC in Mountrath celebrate 50 years of soccer in Laois Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Community Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening In Pictures: Laois woman cycles 500km for suicide and mental health awareness By Siun Lennon – 2nd October 2018 Twitter SEE ALSO – 12-hour work-out marathon planned to raise funds for ill little Ballyroan girl Pinterest Home News Community In Pictures: Laois woman cycles 500km for suicide and mental health awareness NewsCommunity People are willing to go to any lengths for a cause they care about, as one young Portlaoise woman has shown since she began training for a 500km cycle for a cause very close to her heart.Roisin Dunne lost her friend to suicide in July, which spurred her on to take on the  500km ‘Giro d’ Jigsaw’ cycling journey for the Jigsaw mental health organisation last weekend.Roisin spoke about why she was inspired to do take on the challenge: “Even though it’s a big challenge I thought it would be great to show my friends and others that there are places you can go to talk and methods to work on your mental health to get through life challenges.”Once Roisin got the all-clear to compete from Jigsaw, she had three months to train, as well as continue her college placement and hold down a part-time job.“Before this the longest cycle I was on was about 60km last year,” said Roisin. “I got tips from friends as to what kind of cycling I should do to get used to being on the bike for so long and friends joined me on cycles, which really helped when my motivation was low.“I was on placement during the summer which was roughly 10-10 and then had a part time job at the weekend also.“I got up early and got in spins for 2-3 hours and then on one day off 10 days before the event I got a 160km cycle in with a friend Michelle,” she added.‘Giving up slipped into my mind every few kilometres, but we kept going’Roisin spoke about how she managed to get over the line during the weekend, even after cycling 30 extra kilometres. WhatsApp TAGSJigsaw mental healthPortlaoiseRoisin Dunne Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Facebook Council “The weekend came and the plan was 470km cycle over three days Instead in the first day I cycled from Oranmore to the start at the Galway Bay Resort and we got lost in Athlone to end up with a 200km cycle on the first day.“We cycled from Galway to Navan with 3 food stops to fill up on jellies and Jaffa cakes. On day two we started in Navan to get lost in Navan added another few km day 2 ended with 176km cycled Navan to Tullamore.“Then on the last day back to Galway and my gears decided to break so I stuck in the hard gear for the duration of the cycle but with 40km to go velocity bike mechanic got me sorted out thank God.“Only for the bike marshals, cycle leaders, food stops and the 33 others in my group I wouldn’t of made it to the end. Giving up and getting into the van slipped into my mind every few kilometres but we kept going by working as a team to keep the pace up,” admitted Roisin.She know hopes that more young people get involved in fundraisers like this. “I was the youngest cyclist there by eight years, it would be great to see more young people getting involved in this challenge. All the others were cyclist for years with plenty of experience – I was just a very determined newbie cyclist.”Roisin also said that focusing on the cycle helped her through the tough times after her friend’s bereavement.“By staying active and with a goal it helped me get through that tough time also. I knew nobody doing this but made friends over the weekend.”Incredibly, Roisin raised €868 on her fundraising page, and also held a huge bake sale along with friends for the cause in her AIT college campus.Jigsaw Youth mental health was set up in 2006 with the aim to help young people across Ireland facing mental health difficulties.Since 2006, Jigsaw now works in supporting 25,407 young people across Ireland. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Northern Securities faces IIROC hearing

Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media It charges that between Nov. 21, 2012, and January 25, Northern had risk adjusted capital of less than zero on 38 days; and that it failed to have adequate internal controls as it didn’t have a CFO for some of that time. Wendesday night, NSI’s parent, Northern Financial Corp. (TSXV:NFC), said has received the notice from IIROC. It said that NSI will be preparing a response to the notice that will be provided to IIROC. Earlier this month, NFC announced that a proposed financing had failed, leaving NSI short of capital. It had sought to raise $500,000 in a common share financing. The firm has also had its business curtailed, as it was forced to hand off its retail and institutional accounts to other firms after its former carrying broker decided to discontinue its business, and the firm was unable to obtain a new carrying broker. At the time, NFC admitted that NSI was not in compliance with its capital requirements. James Langton The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is bringing allegations against Northern Securities Inc. (NSI) charging that it has been operating with a capital deficiency over the past couple of months. IIROC announced Thursday it will hold a hearing on February 7 to set a date for a disciplinary hearing to consider allegations that, from late 2012 into early 2013, NSI carried on its operations without sufficient capital and without a chief financial officer to ensure regulatory compliance. The allegations have not been proven. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Keywords EnforcementCompanies Northern Securities Inc. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

U.S. court orders Canadian trio to pay more than US$3 million: CFTC

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Imposters among us, CSA warns A U.S. federal court has ordered more than US$3 million in restitution, disgorgement, and monetary penalties against a trio of Canadians in connection with an alleged investment fraud. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news James Langton Keywords FraudCompanies Commodity Futures Trading Commission DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on Monday that the U.S. district court for the eastern district of Wisconsin entered an order against three Canadians, Ryan Magee, his wife, Dalyne Rae Magee, and his father, David Magee. The order requires the Magees to jointly disgorge US$715,069 in misappropriated customer funds, and for Ryan Magee to pay restitution of US$1,324,490. It also imposes a civil monetary penalty of US$840,000 on Ryan Magee, and penalties of US$140,000 each on David and Dalyne Magee. The trio are also permanently banned from trading or registering with the CFTC. According to the order, “Ryan falsely told participants, among other things, that he had achieved gains of 100-200% in prior years, and promised annual returns of 200 to 300%, when in reality he had always lost money trading.” It also says that investors were given false account statements that reported non-existent profits. Monday’s order follows a separate order, which found that from March 2010 to August 2013 Ryan Magee “operated a fraudulent scheme” that solicited at least C$2 million from at least 30 investors in the U.S. and Canada to trade commodity futures and other products on their behalf. It also found that Ryan misappropriated almost C$900,000 and lost at least C$1.36 million trading in a Canadian brokerage account, and US$13,015 in two U.S. accounts. CFTC charges Canadian with fraud Last year, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) also permanently banned the trio and ordered more than C$1.35 million in fines, disgorgement and costs, in connection with the scheme. ASC bans three in failed day trading scheme Photo copyright: surangaw/123RF Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Trump carrying out a “behind-the-scenes” war on regulation: NBF report last_img read more

CPPIB buying stake in BGL Group for $1.1 billion

first_img CFIB calls for freeze on Canada Pension Plan premiums Canadian Press Keywords CPPCompanies CPP Investment Board Related news Equity markets lift CPP in Q3 The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed a $1.1-billion deal to acquire a 30% stake in BGL Group, a digital distributor of insurance and financial services. Peterborough, U.K.-based BGL Group’s brands include Comparethemarket.com, LesFurets.com and online life insurer BeagleStreet.com. center_img Under the deal, CPPIB will nominate a non-executive director to represent it on the BGL board. BHL, the current owner of BGL Group, will retain a majority interest in the business. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. It is expected to close by the end of April. Advisors face conflict in helping clients with CPP timing: report Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Denbigh 4-H Training Centre to be Redeveloped

first_imgRelatedDenbigh 4-H Training Centre to be Redeveloped Denbigh 4-H Training Centre to be Redeveloped UncategorizedNovember 6, 2008 RelatedDenbigh 4-H Training Centre to be Redeveloped FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton, has mentioned plans for the redevelopment of the Denbigh 4-H Training Centre in May Pen, Clarendon.“We have just developed a fairly decent document asking for assistance to build a 350-room dormitory at Denbigh. We are going to add a multi-purpose dormitory and another kitchen,” he said.Mr. Fulton was addressing members of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs’ Island Advisory Council, at their Annual General Meeting, held on November 1, at the Manchester High School auditorium in Mandeville, Manchester.He pointed out that the document outlining the project, which is estimated to cost between $120 million and $150 million, has been submitted to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, for submission to Cabinet.Mr. Fulton said it is difficult to obtain funding for projects in the agricultural and food processing industries from the private sector.He said that both the Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Michael Henry and the Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Milton Brown, have given their full support for the project, as it would assist in the development of the May Pen area, by providing employment.The Denbigh 4-H Training Centre, offers residential training programmes in tractor operation and maintenance, and food preparation, for males and females between 18 and 25 years of age.center_img RelatedDenbigh 4-H Training Centre to be Redeveloped Advertisementslast_img read more

ACOSS response to Robodebt Settlement

first_imgACOSS response to Robodebt Settlement ACOSS today paid tribute to the determination and strength of all who challenged their unlawful debts via the class action that has resulted in a $1.2 billion settlement today.As a result of the settlement, around 400,000 people will receive compensation as well as repayment of funds and the Commonwealth has also agreed to drop almost $400 million in invalid debts.ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said: “We now need an independent, arms-length inquiry to establish accountability for this extraordinary abuse of government power inflicted upon hundreds of thousands of people around Australia.“Robodebt caused untold stress and trauma for people and their families. We all need an assurance that a terrible scheme like Robodebt can never be repeated. We also need people responsible to be held to account in an open and transparent manner.“People who were pursued for money under Robodebt must also receive an undertaking that they will not again be pursued for alleged money owed. They have been through enough for the government to again chase them for alleged debts from up to 11 years ago,” Dr Goldie said.ACOSS Senior Advisor on Social Security Charmaine Crowe said:“We acknowledge the tireless efforts of individuals with robodebts, as well as advocates and organisations who have worked so hard to abolish Robodebt and ensure people are repaid.“We repeat our longstanding call for the government to work with us and other experts in social security, including people affected, to establish a fair and humane system for debt recovery.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, Australia, Australian Council of Social Service, class action, commonwealth, compensation, Government, money, security, settlement, social security, social services, traumalast_img read more

Defence secures largest investment since Cold War

first_imgDefence secures largest investment since Cold War Combined with the manifesto commitment of a 0.5% uplift, the total increase for Defence is a substantial £24.1 billion.Today’s announcement funds a generational modernisation of the Armed Forces so they can defend the UK against future threats, while cementing Britain’s role as a leader in NATO and stimulating thousands of highly skilled jobs across the UK.A radical program of innovation and modernisation will create up to British 10,000 jobs a year, and support thousands more livelihoods as the nation builds back better from the coronavirus pandemic.The investment will underpin the revitalisation of shipbuilding, funding a significant expansion of Royal Navy vessels to create the biggest surface fleet of modern warships in Europe.An additional £1.5 billion will be poured into military research – including for the Future Combat Air System – allowing the Armed Forces to tackle the threats of tomorrow and to make sure the UK can stand shoulder to shoulder with our allies across the globe.For the hard-working men and women of the armed forces, the funding will go towards improving their day to day lives – whether through the wrap around childcare offer or improved living conditions, their health and wellbeing will be protected.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:This is excellent news for Defence, and provides us with the financial certainty we need to modernise, plan for the future, and adapt to the threats we face. It demonstrates the Prime Minister’s recognition of how important Defence is to our resilience, and to the reputation of the United Kingdom.This settlement secures UK jobs and livelihoods, allows us to invest in our fantastic shipyards and aerospace industry, spreading prosperity to every corner of the UK.Next year represents a huge opportunity for this country, and Defence will be at the forefront of creating the jobs and business opportunities that will help us build back from the pandemic.Over the next few months, I will set out in more detail our ambitious agenda for Defence.In recent years, our adversaries have developed and weaponised a myriad of emerging technologies which go beyond the traditional warfighting domains of air, land and sea.That’s why the Prime Minister has announced a new agency dedicated to developing Artificial Intelligence, the creation of a National Cyber Force and a new ‘Space Command’ that will protect the UK’s interests in space and control the UK’s first satellite launched from a UK rocket by 2022.The National Cyber Force will disrupt terrorists, hostile state activity and criminals and transform the UK’s cyber capabilities. This Ministry of Defence and GCHQ partnership will conduct responsible cyber operations ranging from countering terror plots to supporting military operations.Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, said:This multi-year settlement is very welcome for the Armed Forces. It funds a pathway to modernisation and the digital force we need for the 2030s, integrated across the domains of maritime, air, land, cyber and space.It allows us to adapt in the near-term to deter the range of complex threats we face. It secures the defence of our country, gives meaning to the vision of Global Britain, and sends a powerful message to our allies and opponents.Thanks to the cash injection, other technologies including autonomous vehicles, swarm drones, and cutting-edge battlefield awareness systems will be developed for military use.These developments will be underpinned by a strong R&D pipeline, which will contribute to the already over 400,000 skilled jobs supported by Defence.The £16.5 billion investment confirms our order of 8 Type 26 and 5 Type 31 frigates, commits us to the next generation Type 32, and supports the future solid support ships that will supply our Carrier Strike Group.Whilst this is reassuring news for the defence industry, Defence will not overlook the challenges that are ahead, to continue addressing the savings still required and the efficiencies we need to make.In the years ahead, Defence will continue to research, invest and adapt its equipment to become a greener and more sustainable industry. As the UK prepares to lead the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year, Defence will be working to reduce the emissions footprint of our armed forces around the globe.With this significant financial settlement, the UK will stand proudly alongside our friends and allies as a top investor in Defence. The Integrated Review that we will publish in early 2021 will further signal our ambition for the armed forces. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:artificial intelligence, coronavirus, Europe, Government, innovation, intelligence, Investment, NATO, Prime Minister, resilience, satellite, Secretary, settlement, sustainable, UK, UK Government, United Kingdomlast_img read more

A Step In Right Direction on Climate

first_imgA Step In Right Direction on Climate Climate CouncilA Step In The Right Direction on ClimateFOR THE FIRST TIME, new data suggests the Federal Government may be able to reach its 2030 climate goals, largely as a result of state action on renewables.“The latest emissions data shows the important impact of state governments in leading the way to reduce emissions. Without a coherent Federal policy, state and local governments, business and the community have been implementing real change to reduce emissions. It is getting results,” said the Climate Council’s CEO Amanda McKenzie.“Imagine what we could achieve if the Federal Government implemented a credible climate policy to reduce emissions,” said Ms McKenzie.The annual forecast of Australia’s emissions projections is compiled by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. It is intended to track Australia’s progress against its emissions reduction goals.“It’s now time for the Federal Government to strengthen its targets, as many countries around the world are doing. Australia’s current targets are nowhere near where the science says they need to be,” she said.Australia has committed to reducing its emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. Climate scientists say this goal needs to be closer to 65%.“Australia is on the frontline of climate impacts as we have seen with the Black Summer bushfires and the third mass bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in five years,” said Ms McKenzie.“On the eve of the international Climate Ambition Summit it would be wonderful to see the Federal Government show some ambition on climate action,” she said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, bushfires, business, climate, Climate Council, community, council, Energy and Resources, Federal, federal government, Government, Great Barrier Reef, industry, resources, science, Scientistslast_img read more

A helping hand: PeaceHealth Southwest’s limb salvage program a sign of change

first_imgI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel A helping hand: PeaceHealth Southwest’s limb salvage program a sign of changePosted by Chris BrownDate: Thursday, January 2, 2020in: Healthshare 0 guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). The group demonstrates a growing trend of doctors helping with cases they’re not directly involved inVANCOUVER — In a nondescript conference room at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, a group of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals eat a catered lunch and discuss cases. On a projector screen, images of badly infected limbs flash by.The medical professionals, being who they are, continue eating their lunch, unfazed. Between bites of tortillas they use terms like “venous reflux” and “occlusion.”None of this seems particularly remarkable at first, until you realize these doctors and nurses come from a wide range of medical specialties, and are giving up their lunch hour to hear about cases that, quite often, are not their own.Jill Sommerset, a vascular technician with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Group, oversees a meeting of the limb salvage group. Photo by Jacob GrannemanJill Sommerset, a vascular technician with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Group, oversees a meeting of the limb salvage group. Photo by Jacob GrannemanMonthly meetings of the Limb Salvage group started a few years ago, thanks to Jill Sommerset, a vascular technician who heard about similar programs at other hospitals. That led her to Florida, where she studied the program and brought it back to PeaceHealth Southwest, where she says leadership was quick to say yes.“It’s exactly what we’ve been trying to do, and it takes quite a bit of time,” says Nate Vogt, director of medical operations for PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Group in Vancouver. “And it was pretty impressive to see somebody like Jill Sommerset, who was a per diem ultrasound tech, put that together in short order.”Groups like the limb salvage one are fairly new to the Pacific Northwest, though there are other programs around the country. But Sommerset says they are the only group she knows of that meets in person on a monthly basis. Other groups generally share notes, make phone calls, or use Internet message boards. PeaceHealth Southwest doctors and nurses from various specialties get together once a month to discuss patients at risk of losing a limb. Photo by Jacob GrannemanPeaceHealth Southwest doctors and nurses from various specialties get together once a month to discuss patients at risk of losing a limb. Photo by Jacob GrannemanThat degree of commitment took time, and a lot of face-to-face meetings to get doctors to agree to take an hour out of their busy schedules each month, gather notes on patients, and share them with a roomful of other professionals.“But it took on a life of its own, and people saw the good work that we were doing,” Sommerset says. “They heard about it and they wanted to be part of it, because these are their patients. And, at the end of the day, patients matter.”Currently, the group includes foot specialists, wound care specialists, nurses, vascular surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and, occasionally, a plastic surgeon, along with cardiologists, and interventional radiologists.During the three dozen or so meetings, Dr. Riyad Karmy-Jones, a thoracic trauma surgeon, estimates the group has discussed at least 140 cases.“And you could multiply that by at least five of its impact to the community,” he says, noting that he has returned to his patients following previous meetings and suddenly realized a possible treatment mentioned in connection with a different case could apply to someone else.“A lot of these patients are index cases that apply to other patients,” says Karmy-Jones. “So Patient X with this problem, everyone can leave and realize that five other patients we’re co-managing, it’s the same solution because it’s the same issues with the same approach.” Amid images of diseased limbs, the PeaceHealth Southwest doctors and nurses eat lunch during their monthly limb salvage meeting. Photo by Jacob GrannemanAmid images of diseased limbs, the PeaceHealth Southwest doctors and nurses eat lunch during their monthly limb salvage meeting. Photo by Jacob GrannemanSometimes, he says, the realization may be that an amputation might, in fact, be the best course of treatment. Other times it leads to a decision to hold off and see what happens with less invasive measures.“We spend a lot of time not operating on people, not doing procedures on people,” he says, “trying to get out of the way of nature to help it heal. But the impact spreads far more than simply the number of patients who have been listed.”“For me, it’s an opportunity to really do right by our patients,” says Dr. John Dykstra. “Really talk the problems out as a team rather than kind of in our little individual silos.”Amy Lara, a registered nurse who works in wound care and has become Sommerset’s assistant on the limb salvage program, says the ability to interface with medical professionals from across the spectrum has made it much easier to potentially diagnose or treat a serious injury.“When we can’t seem to find a solution, it’s definitely a big roller coaster,” says Lara, “and having the limb salvage team has been huge, because it opens it up to where, when we’re having trouble, we can ask for help from other people. And that’s really been a huge deal.”During the meeting, the team doesn’t just discuss the medical aspects of a patient’s care. There is discussion of their living situation, and how potential courses of treatment could impact them from a personal standpoint. The level of personal detail known about the people being cared for goes far beyond simple medical treatment.That is intentional, says Dr. Desarom Teso, a vascular surgeon and current chief of staff at PeaceHealth Southwest.“If the person is living in a car, let’s say, the likelihood of them taking care of their diabetes or their other vascular issues is going to be minimal,” he says. “So we want to know that we can tailor our treatment to the patients. So more and more, we’re taking a more holistic approach to taking care of the patients.”In addition to bringing together the limb salvage group, Sommerset and Teso have been instrumental in introducing a new procedure to help get a better grasp on blood flow to a limb.The usual method has been the Ankle-Brachial Index, which compares blood pressure at the patient’s ankle compared to another limb, such as the arm.“Now, that’s a little insensitive,” says Dr. Karmy-Jones, “because about a third of patients, you can’t do that for a number of reasons, mainly because their blood vessels are so calcified.”In the procedure Sommerset helped pioneer, an ultrasound is used instead to measure blood flow in the foot.“And what we’re finding is that it’s sort of changing the approach to vascular surgery across the country,” says Karmy-Jones. “We have universities literally all over the world … asking to come and learn from us how to do this study.”Sommerset says she’s also hopeful that the idea behind the limb salvage program — bringing separate specialties together to help patients outside of their own — spreads to other areas of the healthcare system.Vogt says that’s the long-term goal for PeaceHealth Southwest, especially with the complicated landscape of health insurance.“It’s just such a perfect example of why I’m in healthcare,” he says. “People working with each other to serve patients collectively. It’s just really inspiring. So I’m really proud to sit in the room here and enjoy the show.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Representatives of the 18th Legislative District to hold town halls Saturday Next : Ridgefield High School wrestling names tournament in honor of Wyatt DraperAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

CU-Boulder Students Encouraged To Apply For $7,500 Scholarship

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder students interested in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program in November.Interested CU-Boulder students need to obtain preliminary applications for the scholarship by contacting J.D. Meiss at 303-492-3731 by Nov.1. Students must submit their preliminary applications by Nov. 15.In April 1999, the Foundation will award about 300 scholarships to students who will be college juniors or seniors during the 1999-2000 academic year. In order to be considered for an award, students must be nominated by their institution.To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree. They must have a B-average or equivalent, be in the upper fourth of their class and be a U.S. citizen, resident alien or U.S. national who will pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.Congress established the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation in 1986, creating an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in math, science and engineering. Published: Oct. 15, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more