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Severe Weather Alert Maryland More Snow Due Sunday
2-12-2015 Three Maryland schools this month are receiving Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards, which recognize top elementary, middle, and high school programs.
The 2014 EGATE schools are:
Cross Country Elementary/ Middle School, Baltimore City Public Schoolsv
Roland Park Elementary/ Middle School, Baltimore City Public Schools
Greenbelt Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools
Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Markedly Improved Survival in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer
2-6-2015 ASCO Perspective: “In addition to improved survival, high vitamin D levels were associated with a longer time for the cancer to become resistant to chemotherapy, suggesting that vitamin D could slow down the growth of the cancer or enhance the activity of the health treatment,” said Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD, moderator of today’s presscast and ASCO expert.
“Further studies are needed to determine if the improved health survival is due to the vitamin D itself or to some other factor associated with having high vitamin D levels.”
1-29-2015 From January 1 to January 28, 2015, 84 people from 14 states were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. On January 23, 2015, CDC issued a Health Advisory to notify public health departments and healthcare facilities about this multi-state outbreak and to provide guidance for healthcare providers nationwide.
The United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.
To Keep Healthy, Wash Your Hands Several Times a Day
From the CDC:Take these precautions outdoors
1-27-2015 Work slowly when doing outside chores.
Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take these steps to prepare for them:
Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.
Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches.
Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors.
Be aware of the wind chill factor.
Work slowly when doing outside chores.
Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation.
Carry a cell phone.
1-24-2015 If you are pregnant and taking opioid medications,if so that can cause birth defects in your children.
More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Opioids are typically prescribed by health care providers to treat moderate to severe pain. They are also found in some prescription cough medications. The most commonly prescribed opioids among both groups of women were hydrocodone, codeine and oxycodone.
Merry Christmas Mr. President, 10 Things you have done very well
GOP'ers said it couldn't be done. HA! He did it, the president has brought a bonus for all of us at Chrstmas.
1. Gasoline is down to $2.22 cents a galon in Maryland
2. New construction is up the highest in ten years
3. Unemployment is down to 6%
4. 12 Million jobs have been created
5. Obamacare has not killed jobs
6. Obamacre has pulled down the healthcare costs
7. Higher wages will give people more money to spend
8. We now have a climate deal with China
9. There is now an end to the Cuban embargo
10.There are imminent plans to work with Iran
To Keep Healthy, Wash Your Hands Several Times a Day
Get HIV Tested ToDay
Help the Red Cross Help the People in Disaster Areas
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Simply text the word redcross to 90999 to donate $10 through your mobile carrier. Charges will apply to your mobile phone bill next month. According to the Red Cross :An average of 91 cents of every dollar you donate goes to fulfill our humanitarian mission.
Maryland State House Photo by Diane Knaus©2013-2014
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Protect your family and your children from predators. Always know where they are and who they are with, for how long and why.
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Johns Hopkins Scientists Alter Fat Metabolism in Animals to Prevent Most Common Type of Heart Disease
Change our Election Laws "The Constitution" on Restoring Fairer Regulations on Election Donations Spending
National Suicide Hotline #s 1-800-273-8255
by Diane Knaus
7-7-2014 What does the birth and travels of Jesus have in common with our newest people immigrating to the U.S. in Exodus Style? Everything, because of the unanimus decision of King Herod in wanting to kill all first born males their lives were in danger. So too are our latest children arriving at the Texas border from their countries which are raviging families with fear mongering and violent behavior toward them.
Senator Gary Peters, 41 percent of colleges Don't Report Rape, This s not Right
3-1-2015 Some 41 percent of colleges and universities haven't conducted a single investigation of sexual violence on their campus in the last five years. That’s completely unacceptable. We need to take action now.
Marylands New "Know Before You Go"
2-27-2015 Maryland 511 is Maryland's official travel information service. Maryland 511 provides travelers with reliable, current traffic and weather information, as well as links to other transportation services. Maryland 511 helps motorists reach their destination in the most efficient manner when traveling in Maryland.
US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
2-27-2015 According to Wether.com:A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Winter Storm Warnings continue through early Sunday morning from the Potomac Highlands to the Chesapeake Bay and south into the Virginia Piedmont,. These warnings are indicated on the map as a pink shade. Winter Weather Advisories continue through early Sunday for portions of eastern Virginia and southern Maryland. These advisories are indicated on the map as a blue shade.
Expect snow to mix with sleet from west to east this evening, before transitioning over to snow and mixing with freezing rain late this evening and overnight. Central Maryland, and northeast Virginia may get some snow this weekend because of the storm coming up from the southern states. Please take caution if having to venture outside. It is best to stay home through the rest of tonight and early Sunday until the newest storm passes.
NFL Embroiled in Controversy
2-18-2015 Did you know that the IRS considers the NFL a non-profit, tax-exempt organization? I just took action to demand that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testify before Congress to justify the NFL's tax-exempt status. I think you should, too. I can't hardly believe that, especially since they have treated their athletes with so much disregard in the past by not taking proper care of their health. You can sign the petition here
Tim Cook Apple CEO and Personal Privacy in the Tech World
According to Tim Cook "We live in a world in which that information can make the difference between life and death," he said. "If those of us in positions of responsibility fail to do everything in our power to protect the right of privacy, we risk something far more valuable than money — we risk our way of life."
He continued technology "gives us the tools to avoid these risks. And it is my sincere hope that by using them and by working together we will do so." This year Cook expects Apple Pay to be able to process social security checks as well as pay for admittance to National parks and more.
President Obama Sending in the troops
2-16-2015 President Obama "As your Commander in Chief I will only send troops when it is a national threat.The proposal limits the time to three years against ISIS. We will continue to work with people from accross the aisles. America is united in this mission, our coalition is strong, we are committed. We will not get dragged into a ground posiiton.
Message from Former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley says "don't Drill for Oil in the Chesapeake Bay"
2-3-2015 Today, I wrote in the New York Times about what a serious mistake it would be to allow offshore drilling along the Eastern Seaboard.
It was less than five years ago when we saw the devastating results of offshore drilling: the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the Louisiana coast that cost billions of dollars in economic activity, disrupted tens of thousands of jobs, and caused long-term damage to 3,000 miles of fragile wetlands and beaches.
If you drink too much then go outside to shovel snow, you may not be able to feel your fingertips or other body parts then they will get frostbite. If you fall down in a snowbank and fall asleep you might even die of hypothermia if you have drunk too much.
Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for about 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) in the United States each year.
Moms Demand Actions Applauds Governer Snyder's veto of dangerous guns legislation pushed by NRAThe New French Revolution-Speak your mind
1-12-2015 After thousands of prominent country leaders marched together through the streets of Paris France in solidarity against radicalists who just want to kill people because they do not agree with them, the world has changed into a more democratic place.
Mr. Groosevelt Ilustration by Diane Knaus©2013-2014
1-29-2015 When we live a life full of integrity and love, that is usually what we get back in return.
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VICTORY! The Governor of Massachusetts just signed a bill that will provide housing to unaccompanied homeless youth. The unprecedented law also marks a milestone for youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, who comprise nearly 40% of homeless youth. if you agree no one deserves to suffer in the streets. LIKE our page US Uncut!http://bit.ly/1w16afJ
The F-35 just got crippled by a computer glitch that won't be fixed for at least 4 more years. Meanwhile, the program's $1.5 trillion projected cost is enough to end world hunger for 50 years ($30 billion/year x 50 = $1.5 trillion). if you think feeding the hungry is more important than broken fighter jets. Source: http://bit.ly/141JPbw
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12-14-2014 There are thousands of pets available at your local SPCA organizations in your cities. Save the pets we already have, they need your love now. There are national organizations available to help you adopt a rescue animal who may have been abused. See PGAA's Rescue Contacts - National and State Listings
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Norman Vincent Peale
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