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15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM. 

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

October is Bullying Prevention Month;
the increase of bullying in schools, communities,
neighborhoods, and even churches has continued
to show how bullying is affecting lives. The growing
awareness across the country even in political circles
creates a mindset that Bullying is a violation of
Human Rights to those being threatened, harassed
and violated with words and actions, threats and
intimidations.

The United Nations Preamble to the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights (1948) states "Whereas it is essential,
if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last
resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that
human rights should be protected by the rule of law."
These works concerning Human Rights originated from
the atrocities of both World Wars. It cannot be stated
that bullying is not a serious action when young people

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

Friends of ElderSource is excited to announce it's upcoming signature event, A Night with the Stars. The event will honor advocates and caregivers of elders in our community. Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown will be the keynote speaker and Mrs. Delores Barr Weaver will be recognized for her compassion for elders.

Think Pink This Month at BlackFinn

 

To do its part in helping beat breast cancer, BlackFinn American Grille will host a series of happy hours each Friday in October, with proceeds benefiting various local breast cancer-related charities.

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children’s body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile — the beginning of the overweight category — the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs.

Loosing Angels (Nurses) at Hospitals

Loosing Angels (Nurses) at Hospitals

Loosing Angels (Nurses) at Hospitals

Choosing to be a nurse is a career of the heart. Nurses are responsible for treating, educating,
and helping patients. One of the reasons that nurses love their careers because of the level of
interaction with patients. Even though there is continued training, evaluations and long hours,
many times nurses serve 12 hour shifts and work with up to seven (7) to nine (9) patients at a time.  
This is an awesome responsibility and to ensure that nurses are professional, responsible and
accountable they are evaluated and monitored.

Nurses are the first line of patient care when a person goes to the hospital, quotes like,
”Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon”
D. Hammarskjold shows how immeasurably important a good nurse is. The demeaning side of a
nurse’s life is that they have very limited options when harshly evaluated and judged. Nurses can

E. coli Scare Prompts Tyson to Recall Ground Beef

E. coli Scare Prompts Tyson to Recall Ground Beef

(AP) – Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it became aware of the problem when Ohio health authorities reported that a family in Butler County had become ill with E. coli. Ground beef in the family's home tested positive for the bacteria.

The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher's Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23.

The Kroger beef was distributed in Tennessee and Indiana; the Butcher's beef in North and South Carolina and the generic beef in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.