VA Maryland Health Care System Recognized With Two Environmental Excellence Awards
VA Maryland Health Care System Recognized With Two Environmental Excellence Awards

2017-06-22

“We are continually striving to improve our environmental stewardship through programs such as pharmaceutical, hazardous and regulated medical waste improvements,” said Jennifer Dallaire, GEMS coordinator Baltimore, Md. June 22, 2017 — The VA Maryland Health Care System has been recognized with two awards for environmental excellence. Maryland Recycling Network has awarded the Baltimore VA Medical Center, a division of the VA Maryland Health Care System, with the 2017 Outstanding Small Government Program Award for its efforts to promote waste reduction and promote recycling. Also, Practice Greenhealth has recognized the VA Maryland Health Care System with a Partner for Change Award for improving and expanding programs to eliminate mercury and reduce and recycle waste. The...

Local College Lacrosse “Coach of The Year” Offers Youth Skills Camp in Marin this Summer
Local College Lacrosse “Coach of The Year” Offers Youth Skills Camp in Marin this Summer

2017-06-21

At this age it’s important for young lacrosse players to work on their skills, but it’s also important for them to enjoy their summer break. This camp’s format is the perfect solution for young players. San Rafael, CA June 21, 2017 — The Nike Lacrosse Camp at Redwood High School was established in 2006. It’s a “FUNdamental” skills camp with a strong history of success and prides itself on being an early stepping stone for several current NCAA and MCLA players. Coach Webster grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, playing high school lacrosse at the Boys’ Latin School before heading to South Bend, Indiana to play...

John A. Jarrell Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication
John A. Jarrell Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

2017-06-20

John A. Jarrell Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication Kinston, NC, June 20, 2017– John A. Jarrell of Kinston, North Carolina has been recognized as a Professional Of The Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding contributions and achievements for over 30 years in the field of city government. About John A. JarrellMr. Jarrell is the City Engineer for the City of Kinston in North Carolina, which provides services to the City. He reviews all plans for the city’s utility plants and is responsible for designing projects and writing reports. Mr. Jarrell also trains new hires. Mr. Jarrell was instrumental in developing, and acquiring funding of $42 million for Kinston’s Wastewater plant which went online in 2006. He is affiliated with the N.C.A.W.W.A. and the W.E.A. Born on April 12, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Jarrell obtained a...

Most young opioid abusers don’t get anti-addiction medicines
Most young opioid abusers don’t get anti-addiction medicines

2017-06-19

(Reuters Health) – Even as a growing number of U.S. teens and young adults are abusing opioid drugs, only about one in four of them are getting medications to combat addiction, a new study suggests. The proportion of Americans aged 13 to 25 diagnosed with opioid use disorders surged almost six-fold from 2001 to 2014, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. During that period, the average annual rate of opioid use disorder among teens and young adults climbed from 0.26 cases to 1.51 cases for every 100,000 people. Overall, just 27 percent of these young patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder were prescribed buprenorphine and naltrexone, two medicines to treat addiction, within six months of their diagnosis. “Medications have been shown to treat withdrawal and cravings, and reduce relapse, and are an extremely effective component of treatment for opioid use disorder,” said lead study author Dr. Scott Hadland, a pediatrician and addiction specialist...

Exclusive: Lockheed nears $37 billion-plus deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 countries
Exclusive: Lockheed nears $37 billion-plus deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 countries

2017-06-18

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) is in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 nations including the United States, two people familiar with the talks said. This would be the biggest deal yet for the stealthy F-35 jet, set to make its Paris Airshow debut this week. The sale represents a major shift in sales practices from annual purchases to more economic multi-year deals that lower the cost of each jet. The pricing of the jets was still not final, although the average price of the 440 jets was expected to be $85 million, the people said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly. The multi-year deal for the fighters will consist of three tranches over fiscal years 2018-2020. A Lockheed representative said the U.S. company does not discuss negotiations on contracts and said any deal involving a “block...

PrivatePlus Mortgage Grows Atlanta Team with Addition of Michael Kempter
PrivatePlus Mortgage Grows Atlanta Team with Addition of Michael Kempter

2017-06-16

PrivatePlus Mortgage, a division of National Bank of Commerce, has named Michael Kempter a vice president and mortgage banker. In the Atlanta market PrivatePlus is affiliated with Private Bank of Buckhead & Decatur. Atlanta, GA, June 16, 2017– PrivatePlus Mortgage, a division of National Bank of Commerce, has named Michael Kempter a vice president and mortgage banker. “Michael’s product knowledge, professionalism and dedication to 100 percent customer satisfaction makes him a great fit for our team,” says Dixon Sewell, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for PrivatePlus. “He prides himself on getting even the toughest loans done, and our clients benefit from that tenacity.” In his nearly 20 years in the industry, the Baltimore native has been involved in over $700 Million worth of closings. While Kempter is able to help a broad range of homeowners and potential homeowners, he especially enjoys...

Rigaku Analytical Devices to Present Feature Enhancements to Handheld Raman Analyzer at IAFC Hazmat Response Teams Conference
Rigaku Analytical Devices to Present Feature Enhancements to Handheld Raman Analyzer at IAFC Hazmat Response Teams Conference

2017-06-16

Baltimore, Maryland June 16, 2017 — Rigaku Corporation is pleased to announce that Rigaku Analytical Devices, a leading provider of innovative handheld spectrometers, will be demonstrating feature enhancements of its Rigaku Progeny ResQ handheld 1064nm Raman analyzer, this week at the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazmat Response Teams Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, US, in booth #313. Designed with a first responder’s needs in mind, the Progeny™ ResQ™ analyzer...

Best Selling Author’s Personal Story Touches Others in New Novel!
Best Selling Author’s Personal Story Touches Others in New Novel!

2017-06-16

    BALTIMORE, MD, June 16, 2017 — Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is proud to announce the June 30th release of 50 Hours, by Loree Lough, bestselling author of more than 100 award-winning novels. The book, based on a screen play by Kevin James O’Neill, is bursting with poignant reality, and focuses on two ordinary people who want little more than to find peace in their lives. The story features Franco Allessi, a broken, lonely man who, since the death of his wife, is merely existing. Arrested for drunk driving, a judge takes his license and sentences him to 50 hours of community service. He chooses Savannah Falls Hospice for no reason other than it’s walking distance from his run-down mobile home. While performing chores at the center, he encounters Aubrey Brewer, diagnosed with a brain tumor. The meeting is the start of unlikely relationship that changes them both in meaningful, permanent ways…and provides readers of all ages and backgrounds...

Untreated sleep apnea may worsen markers of heart health and diabetes
Untreated sleep apnea may worsen markers of heart health and diabetes

2017-06-14

(Reuters Health) – – Properly treating a common sleep-related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests. If people with obstructive sleep apnea don’t use machines at night to help keep the airway open, measures of their heart health and blood sugar worsen, researchers found. “One of the longstanding debates in our field” is whether sleep apnea actually causes heart issues and problems with blood sugar, “or if they’re just associated,” said senior author Dr. Jonathan Jun, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In obstructive sleep apnea, the airway intermittently collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. The blocked airway causes pauses in breathing. In the past, researchers have tried to find a direct link between sleep apnea, heart health and blood sugar by comparing patients instructed to use CPAP machines at night to keep the airway open with patients who were instructed...

Baltimore to flood streets with police after rash of killings
Baltimore to flood streets with police after rash of killings

2017-06-13

Baltimore police will put more officers on the street to battle a surge in killings that included six homicides in seven hours this week, part of a wave of deadly violence not seen in the port city in years, authorities said on Tuesday. Patrol officers and detectives will go on 12-hour shifts through the weekend, instead of the normal 10-hour stints, and all other officers will be placed in squad cars or on foot patrols, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. The six homicides raised the number of killings in the city of 620,000 people to 158 for the year. The pace is 27 percent ahead of that in 2015, when Baltimore notched its second-highest number of homicides this century, according to police figures. “We’re just as angry and frustrated and ticked off about it as anyone else watching, and I expect people to be upset,” Davis said at a news conference. The police commissioner said Baltimore was facing a lethal combination of drugs, guns and gangs...

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