How to Recognize Sinusitis

first_imgA sinus is a hollow, air-filled cavity, or the hollow cavities in the skull connected to the nasal airway by a narrow hole in the bone (ostium). Humans have four pairs of these cavities. These are the: In many people, allergic sinusitis develops first, and later, bacterial infection occurs. For these individuals, early treatment of allergic sinusitis may prevent the development of secondary bacterial sinusitis. Source: http://www.medicinenet.com/sinusitis frontal sinus (in forehead),maxillary sinus (behind cheeks),ethmoid sinus (between the eyes), andsphenoid sinus (deep behind the ethmoids). The cells of the inner lining of each sinus are mucus-secreting cells, epithelial cells and cells that are part of the immune system.  A sinus infection occurs when a virus, bacterium, or a fungus grows within a sinus and causes intermittent blockage of the sinus ostium. Drainage of mucus often occurs when the blockage is relieved. The drainage usually goes from the nasal passages to the throat or out the nostrils. Such infections also cause inflammation of one or more sinuses. This adds to blocking the openings of the sinuses and causes discomfort. While spring is regarded as the season flare-ups of the sinuses, a number of people suffer from that bothersome and sometimes painful infection of the sinuses known as sinusitis when the climate in South Florida gets cooler. Sinusitis is the Inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. This can be caused by infection or an allergy and irritation of the sinuses. The common symptoms include headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain,  in some cases fever, cloudy, discolored nasal drainage, nasal stuffiness, sore throat, and cough. Some people may experience tooth or ear pain, fatigue, or bad breath. In noninfectious sinusitis, symptoms include itching eyes, frequent sneezing and a clear or whitish colored nasal drainage. What is a sinus infection?center_img Sinusitis caused by virus infection can be treated by pain and fever medications,  decongestants and mucolytics. A common treatment is to inhale the steam of water vaporized with ingredients like Vicks vapor rub, Tiger-Balm, and eucalyptus. The various treatments help to drain the sinuses and offer relief. Symptoms of a sinus infection? Stagnated mucus provides an environment for bacteria, viruses and in some circumstances fungus to grow within the sinus cavities. In addition, the microbes can initiate and exacerbate sinus blockage. Treatment Acute sinus infection from bacteria is usually treated with antibiotic therapy aimed at treating the most common bacteria known to cause a sinus infection, Antibiotic therapy is usually required for 10-14 days, and in more stubborn infections for 14-21 days. Functions of the sinuses include humidifying and warming inspired air, insulation of surrounding structures (eyes, nerves), increasing voice resonance, and as buffers against facial trauma, and decreases the weight of the skull The drainage of mucous from the sinuses can also be impaired by thickening of the mucous secretions, by a decrease in water content of the mucous brought on by disease, drying medications (antihistamines), and lack of sufficient humidity in the air. The epithelial cells have small hairlike fibers, called cilia, which move back and forth to help the mucus move out of the sinuses. These small cells may be damaged by many irritants, especially smoke and prevent them from helping the mucus to drain from the sinuses. Sinusitis commonly occurs when environmental pollens (from plants) irritate the nasal passages. It can also result from irritants, like chemicals or the use and/or abuse of over-the-counter nasal sprays, and illegal substances snorted through the nose. About 30 million adults have “sinusitis.”last_img read more

New Law For Disclosure Regime

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInChildren and protected adults will be better protected under new legislation. The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, which has passed its final stage in the Scottish Parliament, will transform how criminal record disclosures operate and improve the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.Under the new legislation, PVG Scheme membership will be mandatory for those carrying out regulated roles with children and adults, including individuals working in sports, for example, youth coaches and agents.The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill will modernise and simplify Scotland’s disclosure system. The number of disclosure levels will decrease and individuals will have greater control over sharing their information whilst ensuring Disclosure Scotland can continue their vital safeguarding work.Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd said: “This Government is committed to policies which balance public protection with the right to move on from past offences.“The 2018 public consultation confirmed the PVG Scheme is greatly valued but highlighted proportionality and complexity in the disclosure system as key issues.“Introducing a mandatory PVG Scheme will close the safeguarding gap surrounding those few roles which are eligible for PVG scheme membership but the employer chooses not to require proof of scheme membership.“The new legislation recognises adolescence as a unique phase of life and delivers on our commitment to affording everyone a better chance to overcome early adversities, including youth offending, in order to allow them to become productive and valued citizens in adulthood.”BackgroundDisclosure (Scotland) BillThe reforms in the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill will change the law relating to the disclosure of criminal history and other information by Disclosure Scotland, who issue disclosure on behalf of the Scottish Ministers; and make amendments to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.The introduction of this legislation builds on the Age of Criminal Responsibility Act and Management of Offenders Act by making vital reforms to state disclosure. Taken together all three pieces of legislation provide a transformed disclosure system which can better account for individual circumstances.last_img read more

Strong Minds, Strong Bodies for Newtown, Soufriere, Kalinago Territory

first_img Share Share Share EducationLifestyleLocalNews Strong Minds, Strong Bodies for Newtown, Soufriere, Kalinago Territory by: – January 31, 2020 Newtown footballers get gearThree schools are part of the strong minds, strong bodies project meant to introduce primary school children to more than just book learning.The Soufriere and Newtown primary schools are part of the after school programme which is an initiative of United Way Trinidad and Tobago and coordinated by the National Youth Council of Dominica with support from the Climate Resilience Execution Agency (CREAD).This programme is designed for the holistic development of students through after school activities like cooking, arts and craft, dance, agriculture, drama, sports and education.After a commendable commencement of the second phase of the program on September 30th, 2019, Newtown Primary School Principal, Anita Williams wished for increased overall community involvement and bigger participation in the extra-curricular football program.She is appealing to parents of the primary school students to register their children for any of the eight activities available this term.Coach Joffre Faustin who leads the afterschool football program at Newtown Primary, said that since Newtown has become known as a strong football community through the decades, it is his aim to revitalize the sport through the youth in the area.The strong bodies strong minds program recently donated football kits, uniforms and equipment to the students.The program continues in Soufriere this term with six activities and will launch in the Kalinago Territory this year.center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 57 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Beaumont opens 2nd Farmington Hills Urgent Care

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Beaumont Urgent Care now has two Farmington Hills facilities, with the opening this week of a second location at 27810 Grand River.The first Beaumont Urgent Care in Farmington Hills opened June 25 at 29263 Orchard Lake Road.The first Farmington Hills Beaumont Urgent Care facility opened this summer on Orchard Lake Road. (Beaumont)The new sites allow patients to quickly access Beaumont Network providers and facilities for minor injuries and illness, providing a less costly option than an emergency room visit. An in-house lab, X-ray and fiberglass splinting are also available.“Beaumont is working with WellStreet, a company experienced with running patient-focused urgent cares. We are eager to serve area patients and families by providing quality care on their terms, with easy access at lower cost,” Dr. Bernice Sessa, medical director of Beaumont Urgent Care, said in a press release.WellStreet’s CEO, Ron Lavater added, “It is our goal to have patients in and out within an hour or less. We are thrilled to serve the communities in and around Farmington Hills.”The new location is open seven-days-a-week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.Urgent care centers are most appropriate for:cough, cold or sore throatrashes or skin irritationsfever or flu-like symptomsminor lacerationsminor orthopedic injuriesmild intestinal illnessesPatients experiencing signs of a heart attack, stroke or other serious symptoms should go directly to an emergency room. Always call 911 or go to an emergency room if you are experiencing severe or life-threatening medical symptoms.To learn more, call the new Farmington Hills facility 248-516-1978 or visit beaumonturgentcare.org. Reported bylast_img read more

Ohio State Stays at #6 after Blowout Win

first_img Related Topics Matt Medley Although Ohio State dominated Nebraska 62-3, the Buckeyes did not move up in the latest AP Poll.Updated AP Top 10:1. Alabama2. Michigan3. Clemson4. Washington5. Louisville6. Ohio State7. Wisconsin8. Auburn9. Oklahoma10. TAMU— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 6, 2016The Playoff Selection Committee will reveal their new top four on Tuesday and it appears the most likely candidates for the fourth seed are Washington, Louisville, and Ohio State.center_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

Columbus Gets Back On Track, Defeats Lightning 5-3

first_img Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Related TopicsColumbus Blue JacketsTampa Bay Lightningcenter_img The Columbus Blue Jackets looked to continue their excellent play in the month of November, as the Tampa Bay Lightning were waiting to greet Columbus with a loss.The first period started off ideal for the Blue Jackets, as Alexander Wennberg started the game’s scoring with a Columbus Blue Jackets goal at the 3:46 mark of the period. Nick Foligno followed that up with a goal of his own at the 8:35 mark of the period off of a power play opportunity.In the second period, Nikita Kucherov scored at the 8:33 mark to cut the deficit in half, but Josh Anderson retaliated at the 9:02 mark to push the score to 3-1. Jason Garrison made it 3-2 going to the break with a late goal in the period for the Lightning.In the third period, Ondrej Pallat scored at the 3:37 mark to possibly give Tampa Bay some momentum. That was not the case, as Brandon Saad scored at the 4:34 mark to keep Columbus one step ahead. Cam Atkinson closed the door on the Lightning by scoring a goal at the 11:13 mark. The Blue Jackets would win by a final score of 5-3, as they improved to 11-5-3 on the season.The Blue Jackets will try to keep their momentum going on Saturday against the Florida Panthers.last_img read more

Sir’Dominic Pointer Making A Name For Himself In Euroleague

first_img Quenton S. Albertie Related TopicsCanton Chargesir’dominic pointer In a league where names that used to float around NBA circles, names like Josh Selby, Amare Stoudemire, Sonny Weems, Andrew Goudelock, Marquis Teague and Jeff Adrien, are all but gone and forgotten, Sir’Dominic Pointer is making a name for himself.After being selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans knew that the team had drafted a project. This was both because of Pointer being selected so low in the draft and because despite an ability to impact the game on both ends, Pointer had one major flaw. He couldn’t, and often wouldn’t, shoot.He couldn’t shoot threes. He couldn’t make his free-throws.What he could do was defend four positions well, even at 6-foot-5, create shot opportunities for his teammates and finish around (and above) the rim. He was a master at causing turnovers and blocking shots. Essentially, the Cavs drafted a player who could develop into another one of those useful but uniquely versatile 3-and-D players that the NBA covets so much. A player like P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns.Unfortunately, after being drafted Pointer was quickly sent down to the NBA Development League as the Cavs hoped playing time with the Canton Charge would help him develop as a shooter. Until the playoffs, that plan seemed to have fell flat on his face. Pointer was an even worse shooter with the Charge than he had been in college.After his second Las Vegas Summer League circuit with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pointer was on the verge of being sent to Canton again. He ended up signing with Hapoel Eilat of the Euroleague as the Cavs worked with the Israeli club to keep Pointer’s draft rights as part of a two-year deal.Then, he disappeared.Now Pointer has resurfaced and he has clearly been working on his craft. After being released, Pointer joined the Euroleague’s Ironi Kiryat Ata (Ironi K-A). Here’s how Pointer and his new team stack up compared to the rest of the Israeli National League.While Ironi K-A is 6th in the standings, Pointer ranks 6th in points per game (21.3), rebounds per game (10.3) and steals per game (2.1). He also ranks 1st in blocks per game (2.3).Pointer was also named Player of the Week in Round 6.Pointer, who is Ironi Kiryat Ata‘s leading scorer and rebounder, is shooting 61.8 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from three-point range (6.2 three-point attempts per game) and 73.3 percent from the free-throw line (5.5 free-throw attempts per game). Compare that to him shooting 19.3 percent from three-point range and 68.1 percent from the free-throw line at St. John’s University or 17.2 percent from three-point range and 63.3 percent from the free-throw line while playing for the Canton Charge.For the record, Pointer shot 25.0 percent from three-point range and 72.0 percent from the free-throw line across two Summer League circuits. Now, his shooting percentages are starting to lean more towards his performance during the NBA Development League’s playoffs, when he was shooting 53.3 percent from three-point range. Pointer was showing his increased efficiency far before then with his performance for Hapoel Eilat. It’s unknown why he was released from the team after only 2 games. However, with Eilat, Pointer knocked in 66.7 percent of his attempts from three-point range.In a league where distinguishing yourself from the competition can be difficult for a player trying to make it into the NBA, Pointer is the only player in the Israeli National League who 27-years-old or younger to be scoring at least 20.0 points per game while shooting at least 50.0 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from three-point range. His youth, in addition to his physical profile, versatility, ability to impact the defensive end and knock down shots from distance isn’t a combination you find just lying around.Despite the difference of 19 inches between NBA three-point line and Euroleague’s three-point line, NBA corner threes are about the same distance as Euroleague threes. With his showing this season, Pointer has at least proven he can be an average floor spacer and a player who teams can allow to camp out in the corners. With his athleticism, closing out too hard on Pointer will lead to finishes around the basket or passes to the open shooter or cutter.What’s next for Pointer is uncertain. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers still hold his draft rights.With two-way contracts and call-ups being available for NBA Development League players, the Charge could find themselves without a few players they’ve grown used to seeing this season and bring over Pointer. Even better would be for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who only have three notable defenders on the perimeter outside of LeBron James, to show a renewed interest in this defensive-minded swingman.last_img read more

Economic Index presented to EDC

first_img RelatedEDC hears Second Causeway Project updateBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS A report on the status of the South Padre Island Second Access project highlighted a recent meeting of the City of South Padre Island  Economic Development Corporation. Adrian Rincones, Chief Financial Officer of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) presented information about the…August 26, 2016In “News”Malki: Two-thirds of tourists are TexansBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation held a regular meeting last Wednesday. Dr. Mostafa Malki presented the annual Economic Index and Economic Impact Analysis to the EDC. He said the study had three factors he examined: Performance, projections and external factors. Malki said two-thirds…January 31, 2013In “News”Island Cinema receives EDC grantBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Economic Development Corporation (EDC) approved a “Sand Dollars for Success” grant, reviewed a draft budget, and heard a director’s report during a meeting held on Tuesday, May 15. EDC Vice President Mickey Furcron called the meeting to order. Local movie theater, Island…May 18, 2018In “News” Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe City of South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) heard a presentation on the state of the Island economy as well as a report by the Friends of RGV Reef in its Sept. 20 meeting.Dr. Mostafa Malki with Aaron Economic Consulting presented a report entitled “City of South Padre Island Economic Index, September 2016.” In his opening remarks he stated, “I’m glad to report that the Island is doing fine even though the economy of Texas is slowing down. It’s not tanking, but it’s slowing down because of low oil prices and a very strong dollar relative to our big trading partner (Mexico).”He further stated that Mexico is feeling the crunch of this big drop in the value of the peso due in large part to the increase in the strength of the U.S. dollar. He also cited the fact that the peso is the most widely traded currency of the emerging countries, and speculators and investors tend to use it to hedge their bets as a contributing factor to the devaluation. The report further states that the appreciation of the U.S. dollar negatively impacts Texas and U.S. exports as well as Mexican visitors to the U.S.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Kisruh Pemesanan Kursi, Swiss Airlines Hadapi Gugatan dari Penumpang

first_imgSetidaknya dengan biaya tambahan tersebut, Shelley beserta keluarga tidak harus repot melewati orang lain saat mau mengganti popok bayi. Sayangnya, bukan pelayanan yang didapat Shelley, justru bagian pelayanan pelanggan menolak dengan hal tersebut.Pihak layanan pelanggan justru mengatakan bahwa dalam pesawat hanya memiliki dua kursi tengah karena keranjang hanya terpasang di kursi tengah. Namun kesialan kembali dirasakan Shelley dan keluarganya yang menemukan fakta saat berada di pesawat keranjang bayi hanya bisa diletakkan pada kursi paling akhir.Selain itu, dia pun mengaku, harus meletakkan keranjang bayinya tidak bersama dirinya melainkan di bangku depan bersama orang asing. “Saya membayar dua tempat duduk, membayar untuk suami saya agar bisa duduk disebelah saya, tapi saya tidak benar-benar bisa memilih tempat duduk saya sendiri,” ujar Shelley yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari chicagotribune.com (31/7/2017).Baca juga: Ingin Bawa Anak Naik Pesawat? Perhatikan Beberapa Poin Penting IniTerkait masalah tersebut, Shelley menginginkan uang sebesar US$99 dikembalikan karena merasa dibohongi. Advokat konsumen Christopher Elliott, menanggapi permasalahan yang dihadapi keluarga Shelley dengan mengatakan bahwa Swiss Airlines seharusnya tidak mengenakan biaya apapun untuk tempat duduk tersebut.Dia mengatakan, bila sudah setuju untuk membayar biaya tersebut, harusnya Shelley bersama keluarga menempati tempat duduk di lorong yang sudah dibayarkan tersebut. Namun, permasalah utamanya adalah tidak adanya catatan tertulis dari perwakilan Swiss Airlines yang memberi informasi tentang keranjang bayi tersebut. Sehingga bila dikaitkan masalah ini seperti tak jelas.Baca juga: Tanggalkan Pakaian Sebelum Mengudara, Pria Ini Tunda Keberangkatan PesawatElliott menjelaskan bahwa maskapai ini sebenarnya mempertahankan biaya tempat duduk tersebut dan mencatat untuk menawarkan kepada semua pelanggan, agar para pelanggan diberi kesempatan untuk memilih tempat duduk yang mereka sukai dalam penerbangan. Dulu, Swiss Airlines tidak memberikan kesempatan ini pada semua kalangan tetapi hanya untuk pelanggan tertentu yang membuat reservasi. Tahun 2014, dengan membayar biaya, pelanggan yang melakukan pemesanan penerbangan kemudian dapat menentukan tempat duduk 11 bulan sebelum keberangkatan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Swiss Airlines Swiss Airlines baru-baru ini dilaporkan telah membuat penumpangnya kecewa atas pelayanan yang diberikan. Hal ini tersebut diungkapkan Shelley Benjamin, salah seorang penumpang dari San Francisco tujuan Zürich, Swiss bersama anak dan suaminya.Seperti diwartakan beberapa media, saat itu Shelley membayar US$99 untuk perjalanan suaminya agar bisa duduk dekat dengannya dan anaknya yang masih balita (3 bulan). Dia melakukan pembayaran tersebut agar bisa mendapatkan tempat duduk, agar bisa sedikit privasi untuk menyusui dan mengganti popok bayinya.Baca juga: Sedang Gendong Anak, Penumpang Ini Malah Mendapat Bogem dari Petugas Bandaralast_img read more

Anchorage Sees Numerous Mail Thefts Since Monday

first_imgThe thefts only occurred at those unsecured mailboxes, not locked community boxes according to the police department. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Anchorage Police Department has received numerous reports of mail thefts from unsecured single-home mailboxes this week. Items stolen included checks, medications, and gift cards. APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says one report showed a “citizen stated that they had put their mail in the mailbox earlier that morning with the red tag up and found that the mail was missing before the postal service worker had arrived to pick it up”. There are still no suspects in the Anchorage thefts and no estimate of the cost of mail stolen according the Castro.center_img Tabler: ” A lot of people still have the old mailboxes that they put their outgoing mail and they put the red flag up. Well that is a red flag to scammers and to thieves, they go by and take stuff out of there.” Michelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau advised that people should take any outgoing mail with valuables or personal information directly to the post office, especially around the holidays.last_img read more