Seth Rogen Honored At WebMD Health Hero Awards Gala

first_imgWebMD Health Corp, the leading source of health information, celebrated the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals who are meeting health and medical challenges head-on and effecting change through their insights, courage, and perseverance last week during its annual Health Hero Awards Gala in New York City.WebMD People’s Choice Award recipients Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen attend the 2016 WebMD Health Heroes AwardsCredit/Copyright: 2016 Getty Images/Cindy OrdAfter brief remarks from WebMD’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steve Zatz, Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, the host of the Awards Gala for the third straight year, shared her perspective on the significance of WebMD’s Health Hero Awards, as well as a few stories before kicking-off the Awards presentation.The 2016 WebMD Health Hero Award recipients are:Seth and Lauren Miller Rogen — People’s Choice Entertainers Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen together created Hilarity for Charity, an annual celebrity-packed variety show in Los Angeles that raises money to help fund Alzheimer’s research. They’ve brought in more than $6.5 million since they started in 2012 and have helped fund over 80,000 hours of free in home care. But they didn’t stop there: The pair extended the concept to the college crowd with HFC U, which helps students host similar events on campus.Ed Damiano, PhD — Scientist Ed Damiano, a biomedical engineering professor at Boston University, brought his work home with him when his son, David, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 11 months old. Insulin pumps and other tools couldn’t keep David’s blood sugar under control, so Damiano set out to design something that would. The result: a bionic pancreas that’s in clinical trials now and could hit the market by 2018.Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD — Advocate When the concept of palliative care emerged in the 1990s, Betty Ferrell was an early adopter. Now she’s developing a curriculum to teach it in every nursing school in the United States. Her pioneering efforts were recognized by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, which named her one of 30 Visionaries in the field.Trisha Prabhu — ProdigyUpset by the effects of cyberbullying, this high school student developed at the age of 13 a smartphone app, ReThink, to help teens pause — and maybe stop — before they post mean thoughts online. It works more than 90 percent of the time. Since it went live, Prabhu’s given TED talks and presented it at both the Google and White House Science Fairs.“For each of the last 10 years we’ve been sharing our Health Heroes’ stories and spotlighting their accomplishments in the pages of WebMD Magazine, on our site, and for the last three years hosting this event,” said WebMD CEO, Steve Zatz.“The concept of Health Heroes is one that’s both simple and yet quite profound. It is built on the premise that all of us—whatever our background—can take our stories, our concerns, our passions, and our personal strengths and use them to improve the lives of others,” Robin Roberts, host of WebMD Health Heroes.“But seriously though, thank you so very much for this award. We started Hilarity for Charity 5 years ago to honor my mom who is my hero,” said Lauren Miller Rogen (winner, alongside Seth Rogen, of the 2016 WebMD People’s Choice Award).The event featured live appearances by David Krumholtz, Maureen McCormick, Adam Savage, and Sarah Wynter, as well as a message from Sonequa Martin-Green. Attendees at the annual gala were treated to inspired musical performances from Naturally 7, who opened the show with a cappella performances of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” and GRAMMY winners A Great Big World, who performed hits including “This is the New Year,” “Won’t Stop Running” and “Say Something.” At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, The Dolls unleashed their unique blend of DJing and live string accompaniment on the crowd.Each WebMD Health Hero received a $10,000 donation from WebMD to the charitable cause of his or her choice and will be featured in the November/December issue of WebMD Magazine. This year’s WebMD Health Hero Awards Gala was presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (cancercenter.com).last_img read more

Escondido Police seek help identifying woman burglar

first_imgVideo Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Woman-Burglar-Video.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Woman-Burglar-Video.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.On 03/19/2018, the Escondido Police Department responded to reports of commercial burglaries at two local jewelry stores.  In both incidents, as many as ten suspects entered into the jewelry stores at one time.  Upon entering the store, the large group of suspects work to distract the store employees.  Once the employees are distracted, a female suspect sneaks into the rear of the business, searching for loose gold and jewelry.These groups are organized, sophisticated and operate in a structured manner to further their criminal behavior.We believe that these same suspects have targeted other businesses throughout the region and have been successful in stealing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry.  These suspects are believed to be travelling in a silver mini-van, possibly a Honda Odyssey.Escondido Police detectives are seeking assistance with the identification of these suspects.  Please contact the Escondido Police Detective Mike Martinez at (760) 839-4739 if you may have information on these suspects.  Anonymous tips can be left by calling our Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477). Posted: March 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Escondido Police seek help identifying woman burglar Updated: 11:26 AMcenter_img March 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Nipah outbreak hits Kerala again authorities open isolation wards in Kochi hospital

first_imgReutersIn 2018, the entire state of Kerala was in a state of panic as the Nipah virus claimed the lives of 17 people. And now, on June 03, 2019, health authorities in Kerala have hinted at a possible Nipah outbreak. As per reports, authorities have sent the blood sample of the suspected patient to the Pune virology institute, and the entire state is waiting to know whether the dreaded virus has made its way to Kerala. K K Shailaja, Kerala health minister, revealed that the suspected patient has shown signs of Nipah. However, she made it clear that the confirmation will be made only after the blood test. Shailaja also urged people to stay calm and revealed that the state is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of citizens.”It is not yet confirmed. But, the suspect patient has shown signs of Nipah. If anyone starts suffering from fever and severe cough, do not try to hide it, you should immediately seek medical advice. We have experience in handling emergency situations. Last year, we had a tough time, but this year, we will ensure that no one will die due to this virus,” said Shailaja. The District Medical Officer urged people not to panic and added that everything is under control now. The DMO also revealed that the place of origin of the current Nipah outbreak was not Ernakulam district.As a precautionary measure, the health ministry has ordered to open five isolation wards in Kalamassery Medical College, Cochin. The health ministry has also apparently asked health professionals in both government and private sectors to stay alert.As per the latest updates, a team of doctors and nurses who handled last year’s Nipah outbreak has already started their journey to Cochin. This team led by Dr. Chandini will work with experts in Cochin to formulate an effective treatment plan.last_img read more

HISD Prepares For Opioid Overdoses

first_img Share The Houston Independent School District Board has accepted the donation for 200 cartons of a nasal spray to treat opioid overdoses. The Narcan nasal spray was donated by Kaleo Pharma. The donation is valued at $72,000.According to the Board, HISD police would be responsible for distributing the spray in the event of an overdose. Opioids are drugs that are based on or derived from opium. Non-synthetic opioids include: heroin, morphine and codeine. Common synthetic opioids are Oxycodone (Oxycontin), Hydrocodone (Vicodin), and the extremely potent Fentanyl.Opioids were not even mentioned in the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences annual report in 2013 and 2014.But in their 2015 report, opioids were the most frequent substance listed in the cause of death tables. Opioids again topped the list in 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 100 people die each day in the United States as a result of an opioid overdose.Also, the school Board approved mandatory improvement plans for four schools that have failed to meet state academic standards. Bonham Elementary, the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (K-8), Madison and Washington high schools are required to develop two year “turnaround” plans by the Texas Education Agency. HISDHISD accepted in January 2018 the donation for 200 cartons of a nasal spray to treat opioid overdoses. The Narcan nasal spray was donated by Kaleo Pharma.last_img read more

Major South Cheshire road closed due to accident

first_imgThe road is closed between points A and B (Image: Inrix) Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major road is closed due to an accident in South Cheshire tonight. The A50 Street Lane is closed due to an accident between Townsend Lane ( Rode Heath) and Church Lane (Fourlanes End). The road is currently shut in both directions following the accident, which is believed to have taken place at around 11pm. We have no further details on the nature of the accident at this stage. The closure is affecting traffic between Rode Heath and Holmes Chapel, according to traffic data company INRIX. We’ll bring you an update on this story when one becomes available. Read MorePolice searching for missing 13-year-old last seen at railway stationlast_img read more

Transat Distribution Canada AIR MILES sign on for expanded partnership

first_img Posted by Transat Distribution Canada, AIR MILES sign on for expanded partnership Thursday, July 6, 2017 Tags: Transat Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — Transat Distribution Canada has upped the ante in its partnership with AIR MILES, signing a deal that includes extra AIR MILES benefits for customers who book travel with TDC.“After a relationship of nearly 20 years, we are thrilled to be able to take it to the next level,” says Nathalie Boyer, General Manager, Transat Distribution Canada. “This represents a great opportunity for our travel agencies and travel professionals to showcase the quality of Transat Distribution’s customer service by improving the Collector’s overall redemption experience.”Effective Aug. 13 AIR MILES Packaged Vacation and Cruise (PVC) bookings will now be completed through Transat Distribution’s travel agency network.Collectors will be able to use their Miles for more destinations and at more partners than ever before, including Collette, Encore Cruises TravelBrands, AmaWaterways and Tours Chanteclerc.They’ll also be able to redeem exclusively online for Marlin Travel, Club Voyages, Transat Travel, TripCentral Atlantic Canada, and TravelPlus eVouchers (currently available using Cash Miles) and physical Certificates (available Aug. 13 in $100 denominations using Dream Miles). These can be used towards PVC travel bookings with participating preferred partners through any of Transat Distribution’s 286 participating travel agency locations across Canada or through the TDC call centre.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckTo make it easier to receive the physical Dream Certificates, AIR MILES will be shipping certificates within 72 business hours from redemption, at no cost to the Collector.Collectors can also take advantage of more opportunities to earn miles. As of Aug. 13, they will receive 1 Mile for every $20 spent (versus 1 Mile for $35) on any PVC booking with a participating Transat Distribution travel agency. This includes any additional Cash portion spent on the PVC booking, beyond the certificate value.In 2018, AIR MILES, together with Transat Distribution Canada, will launch a new PVC website, which will allow Collectors to use their Miles immediately for PVC bookings online, 24/7 with participating partners.“We are always looking for new opportunities to make the Collector experience better, and we are thrilled to be able to deliver on that promise,” said Sharmane Good, SVP, Member Experience, AIR MILES Reward Program. “This expansion provides Collectors with increased booking options and earning potential, providing a better PVC travel booking experience. We are excited to roll out these features as just a few of the many ways we will continue to augment our rewards offering.” << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharelast_img read more