Day: January 13, 2018

Most important part of ptosis treatment is the preoperative exam – Healio

Most important part of ptosis treatment is the preoperative exam
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WAILEA, Hawaii — Investigate the patient history and review patient treatment goals and expectations, when evaluating a patient for ptosis, Femida Kherani, MD, FRCSC, said at Hawaiian Eye 2018. Kherani categorized the types of ptosis noting that

Most workers will see pay hike in February under new tax law … – TheBlaze.com

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Hearing set Thursday on bill to restore state funds for health centers – Press Herald

Kids don’t tend to see a doctor regularly, and may do so only if they become ill, Handy said.

Handy’s bill is set for a hearing Thursday.

AUGUSTA — Several leaders of rural schools in Maine have called for lawmakers to restore funding for centers where students can receive services ranging from mental health counseling to routine physicals.

Health centers at schools that got especially hit by the funding cut in the $7.1 billion, two-year budget include the small community of Calais on the U.S.-Canadian border.

While many students are covered by MaineCare or private insurance, the state funding largely supported uncompensated care.

Many working families who don’t qualify for Medicaid can’t afford the co-pays and deductibles they now face, said Joan Churchill, chief executive officer of Community Clinical Services in Lewiston, whose school health centers are down to providing medical services three days a week. “We have a lot of students that we’re not able to help,” she said.

“They had to scale back services drastically,” Shaler said. “They’re all still open, but they’re not open as long, and they’re not able to do what they did prior to the cuts.”

The cuts killed $191,000 out of a $330,000 budget for four health centers in more-populous Portland, which The Portland Press Herald reported is making up the gap with fundraising, efficiencies and an extra $2.7 million in education funding provided by the budget.

The funding for the programs was cut because of a budget deal requiring the department to eliminate millions of dollars in funding.

Mark Wahlberg says he’ll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams’ name – CNN

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World View: US Requests Pakistan’s Permission to Ship Afghan Supplies Through Gwadar Seaport – Breitbart News

So US-Pakistan relations weathered those crises, and have apparently weathered the current crisis, and things are going on as before. and Al Jazeera and Dawn (Pakistan)

China-built Gwadar port in Pakistan
China-built Gwadar port in Pakistan

Unfortunately, such assurances by China are completely laughable, since China has pretty much zero credibility about anything. When China began building illegal artificial islands in the South China Sea, they insisted that they were purely for commercial use, and would be popular tourist attractions. That was simply a lie. Today, those islands are full-fledged military bases, bristling with Chinese missiles, warplanes, radars, bunkers, and other military equipment. No tourists are welcome.

So now NATO is asking Pakistan to allow its military supplies for Afghanistan to transit through Gwadar port, and Pakistan is said to be considering the question. Presumably, one of the issues that Pakistani officials are considering is this: Gwadar is supposed to be a commercial port, so let’s make some money from it by allowing NATO shipments, and then use that money to pay off the humongous debt we owe to China. Whether China will be happy with that solution remains to be seen.

Generational Dynamics predicts that in the approaching Clash of Civilizations world war, the “axis” of China, Pakistan and the Sunni Muslim countries will be pitted against the “allies,” the US, India, Russia. Iran and the West. Asia Times and Jamestown and VOA and Daily Pakistan and Value Walk and The Hindu

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com

Both China and Pakistan are denying the speculation. An unnamed Pakistani official is quoted as saying, “Pakistan Navy is well-equipped to handle the security of Chinese shipments, and we will manage the security of the shipments effectively.”

Wary of letdown, Pacers visit Suns – FOXSports.com

Stephenson also baited James into a retaliatory shove that resulted in a technical foul with 7:53 remaining. Stephenson instigated the action when he thumbed James in the side.

The Suns have received solid recent contributions from second-year forward Dragan Bender, who has received more than 30 minutes in each of the last two games because of a hip injury to starter Marquese Chriss.

Bender, who at 7-foot-1 is comfortable on the perimeter, has 34 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and five steals in the last two games while making 9 of 14 3-point attempts. Chriss is not expected to play against Indiana, and reserve small forward Josh Jackson (hip) is questionable.

The Suns’ Devin Booker has taken his game up another notch this season, averaging 24.9 points after a 27-point, nine-assist game against the Rockets on Friday. Booker’s nine assists were one short of a season high as his role as a facilitator/scorer continues to grow.

The Pacers overcame a 22-point deficit in their 97-95 victory over Cleveland, handing the Cavaliers their third straight loss.

The Suns (16-27) will look to bounce back from a 112-95 trouncing by the Houston Rockets, who rolled to a victory on Friday despite James Harden’s continued absence.

Darren Collison had 22 points, Victor Oladipo had 19, Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Damontas Sabonis had 15 rebounds, one short of his career high.

“Just as a point guard, he’s setting us up, he’s getting us into our offense,” Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano said.

An Ancient Oversized Burrowing Bat Found in New Zealand – Infosurhoy

According to historical records, around 50 million years ago, four continents were connected to each other, forming the ancient Gondwana. The global temperature and the entire environment was extremely different from today’s scenario, as the temperature was 54 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it is now.

In Antarctica, there was no ice but it was covered with forests till the separation of the land, which made the climate cooler in Antarctica. So, Australasia’s burrowing bats became separated from their South American relatives.

According to EurekAlert, this prehistoric bat is was the biggest burrowing bat yet known. It has been named as ‘Vulcanops jennyworthyae’, after Jenny Worthy, the team member who discovered the fossil and Vulcan, a mythological Roman god of fire, volcanoes and also a reference to a hotel in St. Bathans, where the fossil was found.

Scientists have discovered the fossils of a giant burrowing bat, which lived millions of years ago in New Zealand.

Trevor Worthy, the co-author and the professor of the Flinders University, said that the discovered fossil has shown that “the prehistoric aviary that was New Zealand also included a surprising diversity of furry critters alongside the birds.”

These ancient bats, along with land turtles, crocodiles and other animals have been lost from New Zealand. According to Professor Paul Scofield of Canterbury Museum, they show that the iconic survivors of the lost fauna – the tuataras, moas, kiwi, acanthisittid wrens, and leiopelmatid frogs – evolved in a far more complex community than previously thought.

The historic creature was known for its other abilities, apart from flying. As mentioned by scientists, they also move fast on the forest floor, under the leaf litter and along with tree branches while searching for small animals and plant foods.

The researchers said that in the prehistoric age, it roamed around the ancient Lake Manuherikia, which was situated on today’s South Island of New Zealand.

Good night, Keith Jackson. And thanks. – Washington Post

Hear the voice, and you might know you’re shirking an errand, and you might not care.

Hear the eternally pleasing voice of Jackson, who died at 89 vivid years Friday night, and you might close your eyes and see the leaves turning outdoors even while remaining upon the sofa. Hear the voice of Jackson, and you might know the football situation on the television called for gravitas, even if the unpretentious voice did manage to arrive at gravitas without trying. Hear that voice, and every American region seemed contained somewhere within it, from the boyhood on a Georgia farm near the Alabama line, to the longtime residence in Los Angeles, to all the chronic alighting everywhere in between.

“That thumping sound was the doorrrrr, closing.”

“Phil Fulmer went to see George Cafego, who was an absolute legend in Tennessee football history, two days before he passed away,” Jackson then said, referring to the Tennessee coach and Cafego’s death the previous February. Continuing: “And George said to Phil, ‘Good luck. I’ll be watching.’ ”

“He’s going for the cornerrrr! He’s got it! (Long pause.) Vince. (Short pause.) Young. (Short pause.) Scores.”

Then, in a turn only Jackson would make, he continued, “Good night, George. And thanks.”