Emotional – Moor Plastic Surgery http://moorplasticsurgery.com/ Tue, 24 May 2022 17:11:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png Emotional – Moor Plastic Surgery http://moorplasticsurgery.com/ 32 32 Last Call for Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge Entries | State https://moorplasticsurgery.com/last-call-for-lieutenant-governors-challenge-entries-state/ Tue, 24 May 2022 17:11:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/last-call-for-lieutenant-governors-challenge-entries-state/ The mission of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge is to improve the quality of life for all Delawares. It was designed to honor individuals, organizations, and institutions that inspire others by making healthy choices the easiest choices for their communities, ultimately helping to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity of the first state, and the deadline […]]]>

The mission of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge is to improve the quality of life for all Delawares. It was designed to honor individuals, organizations, and institutions that inspire others by making healthy choices the easiest choices for their communities, ultimately helping to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity of the first state, and the deadline for applicants to this year’s challenge has been extended to May 31.

“The Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge is our way of encouraging healthier lifestyles in Delawares,” said Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, a lifelong health and wellness advocate who holds a Ph.D. . in Health Policy and Nursing Administration from George Mason University. “The programs we honor deliver real, lasting results for Delawarens.”

Dr. Lynn Morrison, CEO of Brandywine Counseling & Community Services (BCCS), former winner, spoke about what it takes to win the challenge.

“The Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge gave us the opportunity to highlight the importance of well-being at work, of our staff insofar as all the good work they were doing, and to communicate with the community about essential services that BCCS staff have provided during the pandemic,” says Morrisson.

“When COVID-19 wreaked havoc on society as a whole, it hit hard for those helping others. At BCCS, it was clear that staff were under pressure. So the team developed an organization-wide initiative to help employees manage their own stress, take better care of themselves while many were isolated and working remotely, and share their own mental health problems and to discuss the strategies they used to deal with them.

Morrison saw the BCCS program as a perfect example of what the program was looking for – a wellness initiative that went beyond normal agency parameters by addressing a specific issue with creative thinking and measurable results.

As one of the criteria for the Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge is measurable evidence that a health or wellness program has had positive results, BCCS made sure to include this data in its nomination.

Results from the BCCS program have been positive in the short and long term, Morrison said. In the 2020 BCCS Annual Employee Survey, employee engagement was up from the previous year and 79% of employees said they were satisfied with BCCS as an employer, up two points from 2019 and 7% above the national benchmark. Employees also indicated that they viewed BCCS as supportive during COVID and expressed satisfaction with senior management and the way BCCS communicated with employees.

For businesses or agencies considering submitting their own wellness programs for the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge, applications are open now, with the deadline Tuesday, May 31. The challenge is looking for programs that:

• Are local to Delaware

• Treat physical and/or emotional health or well-being in Delaware

• Improve results by changing policies, systems and/or the environment within an institution, company or community.

Applicants must demonstrate that their programs have gone beyond ordinary expectations or industry requirements and have the data to support the success of their program. For more information on submitting a nomination, the Lieutenant Governor has prepared a short video on the nominations page emphasizing these key criteria.

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page at https://ltgovernorschallenge.org/faq/. Any additional questions that arise during the nomination process can be directed to info@ltgovernorschallenge.org.

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Davis County seeks more color and public art via mural initiative | News, Sports, Jobs https://moorplasticsurgery.com/davis-county-seeks-more-color-and-public-art-via-mural-initiative-news-sports-jobs/ Sun, 22 May 2022 14:46:12 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/davis-county-seeks-more-color-and-public-art-via-mural-initiative-news-sports-jobs/ Tim Vandenack, Standard Examiner Davis County is seeking applications from artists for a new initiative to add murals and color to the walls of county buildings. Applications will be accepted through June 17, 2022. In this June 10, 2021 file photo, artist David “Don Rimx” Sepulveda poses in front of one of five […]]]>

Tim Vandenack, Standard Examiner

Davis County is seeking applications from artists for a new initiative to add murals and color to the walls of county buildings. Applications will be accepted through June 17, 2022. In this June 10, 2021 file photo, artist David “Don Rimx” Sepulveda poses in front of one of five murals he has done on the walls of the parking lot along Grant Avenue in downtown Ogden.

FARMINGTON – Davis County boosters are looking for a little more color along the streets and walls of the county.

“Art creates dynamic experiences and an incredible sense of community in a destination,” Discover Davis, the county’s tourism agency, said in a news release.

With that in mind, Discover Davis is calling for applications and proposals from artists to paint murals throughout the county. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available, but must be matched by an artist’s corporate or city partner. The application period began on May 1 and ends on June 17. The murals are expected to be completed by July 1, 2023.

“Our goal is to curate a mural calling card in the area that ultimately gets people to explore the community and its surrounding businesses,” said Jessica Merrill, county tourism manager. The goal is to attract visitors to the county and uplift the communities where the art is found.

Public art “increases (the) sense of belonging in locals and reduces isolation and other mental and emotional health issues. He brings hope to people’s lives. They feel like they’re part of something bigger,” said Ivy Melton Sales, director of the Davis County Health Department’s Community Health Services Division.

The walls of downtown Ogden have been given splashes of new color through various mural initiatives. Notably, five murals by artist David Sepulveda, shown publicly last summer, cover the walls of city-owned parking lots along Grant Avenue in downtown.

More information about Davis County’s plans for potential participants is available online at form.jotform.com/220815536900149.



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Majordomo International School in Shanghai https://moorplasticsurgery.com/majordomo-international-school-in-shanghai/ Fri, 20 May 2022 07:53:25 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/majordomo-international-school-in-shanghai/ By GAO Zhimiao (ECNS)SHANGHAI — David Tidswell wakes up at 6:30 a.m. every day. Next, the vice principal of an international school in Shanghai’s Putuo district begins checking messages, attending online meetings, conducting research, arranging logistical support, and ensuring that foreign teachers who are currently working from home have sufficient supplies, among other things. At […]]]>


By GAO Zhimiao

(ECNS)SHANGHAI — David Tidswell wakes up at 6:30 a.m. every day. Next, the vice principal of an international school in Shanghai’s Putuo district begins checking messages, attending online meetings, conducting research, arranging logistical support, and ensuring that foreign teachers who are currently working from home have sufficient supplies, among other things.

At 11:30 p.m., after finishing a busy day’s work, the deputy director will also discuss ways to improve teaching with the school’s foreign teachers. Tidswell, who remains on campus as it goes under closed management, said he has become even busier than usual.

“As guardians of the campus, we have maintained a positive attitude protecting the school from the virus. Having a strong sense of purpose is essential for teachers in normal times anyway, but vital for crisis situations like the ones we find ourselves in right now,” Tidswell said. ECNS in an exclusive interview.

David Tidswell (first from right) is in the school cafeteria. (Photo/Chinese Information Service)

Since Shanghai introduced online learning on March 12, Tidswell has remained on campus with his colleagues, providing logistical support to the nearly 200 teachers and students who have remained there. Their special work includes assisting with nucleic acid testing and antigen detection, disinfection, and policing.

Tidswell also serves as ‘majordomo’ for the school’s 27 foreign teachers. With the support of the school management, he also offers help to foreign teachers in difficulty and orders food for those in need, like his fellow Chinese directors. Many foreign teachers, in turn, have also become involved in volunteering in their communities.

“All of our teachers are united in the goal of helping wherever they can. Some have been given permission to contribute and it’s great to see overseas and Chinese staff supporting the effort to get supplies and food to people. who need it most,” Tidswell said.

Tidswell often tours the school building, dormitory, and cafeteria, giving him peace of mind at a time when the campus is under closed management. He is also involved in the school’s mentorship program, which reaches out to students, guides their home study, and takes care of their lives and mental health.

“We are very concerned about the physical and emotional health of students and our teachers are making sure to pay attention to their words, spending more time before and after class talking to students and their parents. Our teachers understand that a few kind words can have a huge effect on a student’s outlook and determination to work harder and smarter,” he said.

In addition to ensuring the quality and quantity of education during pandemic prevention and control, another special role for Tidswell is to provide “logistical support” for the campus.

“I feel quite lucky to be able to spend time in the kitchen with my colleagues and kitchen workers preparing the vegetables, and they taught us the most basic tasks, like peeling the peas. But more importantly, they show us that even simple actions, like sitting down and working together, can create and rebuild our community. It is a great achievement that stems from teamwork.

David Tidswell prepares beans with his colleagues (Provided by interviewee)

David Tidswell prepares beans with his colleagues (Provided by interviewee)

What has affected Tidswell the most since the school went under closed management, he said, is how small he feels when he sees the scene of school staff through his window. delivering supplies, and doing disinfection and cleaning, “We have all seen the difficulties faced by cleaners, guards, delivery drivers and support staff all over Shanghai. They made enormous sacrifices for the good of all.

“We are committed to saying hello to our students face to face, reinforcing their learning and helping them to “thrive” again. Tidswell said, “I believe the school and Shanghai will overcome these temporary setbacks, learn together, and create a better future for everyone with new ideas and knowledge.”


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How a cooking student struggling with depression succeeded in her senior year at NMC https://moorplasticsurgery.com/how-a-cooking-student-struggling-with-depression-succeeded-in-her-senior-year-at-nmc/ Tue, 17 May 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/how-a-cooking-student-struggling-with-depression-succeeded-in-her-senior-year-at-nmc/ Michelle Carrizales is in the kitchen doing the dishes. It’s her last week of culinary school at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. She will soon return to full-time work, and at least one member of her family is ready for it. “My husband is like, ‘Yeah, I still want help,'” she said. He needs […]]]>

Michelle Carrizales is in the kitchen doing the dishes. It’s her last week of culinary school at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. She will soon return to full-time work, and at least one member of her family is ready for it.

“My husband is like, ‘Yeah, I still want help,'” she said.

He needs help with a lot of things: paying his bills, managing his home in Harrietta, and raising two kids – one eight, the other 15.

It’s not that Carrizales didn’t contribute, it’s just that school – with its one-hour drive north – dominated its schedule. There was a time this school year when those responsibilities became too much to bear, and Carrizales thought she might not graduate.

“The depression had taken over to a point where I had never felt so depressed before,” she said. “It was kind of scary.”

The state of Michigan has a goal 60% of its workforce has a trades certificate or university degree by 2030. Programs like Michigan Reconnect and A future for frontliners have improved access to the state’s 28 community colleges, but during the pandemic some students have faced additional barriers to achieving their goals.

For Carrizales, one of those obstacles was a struggle to maintain her emotional health.

A history of support, formal and informal

Carrizales has had symptoms of depression and anxiety since she was a girl, but without a diagnosis she had to seek out her own forms of therapy, such as going to heavy metal concerts and getting tattoos.

“All the pain that I may have bottled up, that I can’t release or that I don’t know how to release… getting a tattoo helps to let it all go,” she said.

She was officially diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 30, which led to more consistent support. Carrizales began taking medication and undergoing therapy, which she says improved her relationship at home with her husband and children.

Medication and therapy also helped in 2019, when she enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College to earn her associate’s degree in culinary arts. She was 33 years old.

She maintained a part-time job at a restaurant, but as her academic responsibilities increased, so did her need for financial and emotional support. She credits her culinary instructors for keeping her on track by directing her to NMC’s pantry and counseling center.

“I didn’t really know how much real support college gave me until my instructors introduced me to it,” she said.

Carrizales lives in Harrietta, 40 miles south of the NMC campus.

Resources kept her afloat. But last fall, she found herself in trouble again.

She had stopped going to the counseling center when the sessions went online at the start of the pandemic. Six days a week, she commuted an hour or more to school and work. Her teenage daughter was also dealing with her own anxiety and depression.

Carrizales stopped working and started missing classes. After making sure her kids got on the school bus, she got back into bed.

“I made the decision to walk away,” she said. “If I had had a puncture, I would have failed.”

In November, Carrizales requested reimbursement from NMC so that he could take sick leave. It was approved. Her doctor adjusted the dose of her medication. She says that – with the break from school and work – made her feel much better. In January, she re-enrolled.

Back at school, Carrizales continued picking up pasta and preserves from NMC’s pantry. Students can connect to resources like this through the NMC Student Success Center.

Keeping students on track

The center offers academic support, but it also serves as a hub for other resources on campus and in the Traverse City community. Sally Smarsty, who runs the center, says while some students might just need help studying for a test, others might need gas money or advice.

“Do the students have a network? Do they have that safety net that can help them catch them when they feel like they’re falling? said Smarty. “We can really help provide some of that.”

According to a survey by the Michigan Association of Community Colleges86% of students in the state saw their mental health burden increase in 2020. According to a report from the center of hope.

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Sally Smarsty directs NMC’s Student Success Center.

Smarsty says a student recently came to the success center to talk about an exam. He just mentioned sleeping in his car in the Walmart parking lot.

“When things like that come out, we kind of feel like, OK, that’s an indicator for us that there’s something else going on in their lives that’s more important than academics and which could potentially stop their college careers in their tracks,” Smarsty mentioned.

And she says that’s her goal — to provide students with everything they need to graduate or transfer to a four-year college.

Last days in cooking class

During her final week of cooking class, Carrizales completed a four-hour cooking test. One of the hardest parts was preparing the chicken the airline way. Carrizales was a bit skeptical about it.

“You see it in fancy restaurants,” she said. “I’ve never seen him before.”

Nonetheless, she said the judges “went back for a few seconds.”

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View from the entrance to the NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

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Carrizales has two more general education classes this summer. But on May 7, she walked with her classmates. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.

Les Eckert, who runs the culinary program, says she’s “delighted” to see this happening.

“It makes me really excited and hopeful for people who are really struggling — that they don’t lose sight of what they want,” she said.

Carrizales has a job planned at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. To celebrate her graduation, she plans to treat herself to another tattoo, something involving a skull and a chef’s knife.

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Reviews | “Therapy” is not a term to be used lightly. https://moorplasticsurgery.com/reviews-therapy-is-not-a-term-to-be-used-lightly/ Sun, 15 May 2022 19:58:17 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/reviews-therapy-is-not-a-term-to-be-used-lightly/ Regarding Metro’s May 11 article “Past Trauma Could Trigger, Explain Financial Habits”: I’m glad to read that other professions are beginning to understand how emotional and mental health issues can affect all facets of a person’s life. But to be precise, this is not a new discovery. Mental health therapists have been dealing with the […]]]>

Regarding Metro’s May 11 article “Past Trauma Could Trigger, Explain Financial Habits”:

I’m glad to read that other professions are beginning to understand how emotional and mental health issues can affect all facets of a person’s life. But to be precise, this is not a new discovery. Mental health therapists have been dealing with the link between money and finances and emotional health for decades. I learned this in a university training in social work in the early 1970s.

Olivia Mellan has been a leader in the field of monetary psychology since the early 1980s and has written several books on the subject. We didn’t think we had to call ourselves financial planners to be effective, and I wonder why financial planners now feel they have the right to call themselves “financial therapists” after taking courses in mental health.

While I’m glad other professionals are more sensitive to this issue, they shouldn’t call what they do therapy. Social workers, psychologists, and counselors have all earned advanced degrees to learn how to become competent and ethical therapists. Taking a few classes does not qualify the use of this term. Calling yourself a therapist without proper training will only confuse an already vulnerable population that comes seeking help.

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Missouri among 6 states where more than half of infant formula sold https://moorplasticsurgery.com/missouri-among-6-states-where-more-than-half-of-infant-formula-sold/ Sat, 14 May 2022 01:56:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/missouri-among-6-states-where-more-than-half-of-infant-formula-sold/ Across the country, parents are trying to feed their young, but some are limited by the shortage of formula. ST. LOUIS — Empty shelves and empty bellies. Across the country, parents are trying to feed their young, but some are limited by the shortage of formula. To make matters worse, Missouri is one of six […]]]>

Across the country, parents are trying to feed their young, but some are limited by the shortage of formula.

ST. LOUIS — Empty shelves and empty bellies.

Across the country, parents are trying to feed their young, but some are limited by the shortage of formula.

To make matters worse, Missouri is one of six states where more than half of infant formula supplies have run out, with metro St. Louis not far behind.

This worries many parents, including Metro East mom Brandy Lavite.

She lives in Bethalto, but she looks both ways across the river.

She depends on formula milk for Elayna, 7 months, because she cannot produce while breastfeeding.

“I haven’t tried with her because every time you try to breastfeed and you don’t succeed, it’s a huge blow to your mental and emotional health. Being already postpartum, I decided this time: I’m not going to let myself go down this path and break my heart again,” Lavite said.

Over the past few months, it has become increasingly difficult to find her daughter’s type of formula.

It was really this week when there were no more options.

“I started looking at Walmart. It was out,” Lavite said. “I looked for other stores within 50 miles, and it said no. I checked Amazon, and nothing.”

She relied on her friends for advice.

Instead, they got in the car and went looking for her.

A friend went to four places before she could finally get formula.

Another friend drove to Alton and found a large 54 ounce bag at a Walgreens.

Lavite said she was grateful to the research team.

“I’m just like, ‘How did I get so lucky to have an awesome group of people,'” Lavite said.

But Brandy is also worried about her other friends, including those who depend on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as the WIC program.

Parents in the WIC program are eligible with a certain income.

Dina Payeur is a nutritionist with the St. Louis County Department of Health.

“It’s for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, those postpartum, infants and children under five,” Payeur said.

Since Friday, the state has given parents some flexibility.

“We are able to provide other formulas that are not on our contractual formula to facilitate the tracing of people,” she said.

While this releases some pressure, Brandy said she hopes that feeling of anxiety will ease soon as well.

“I kinda hope it’s like the toilet paper shortage where you just get what you need and hope the best is waiting,” Lavite said.

She doesn’t want to change formula for her baby because she’s worried it will upset her stomach, but if it gets worse, Lavite said she’ll have to.

She also wants to make sure her baby can digest breast milk if he goes to a milk bank.

There are several breast milk banks in the St. Louis area.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon has a depot only milk depot.

It was the first hospital in St. Louis to begin implementing the use of pasteurized donor milk and the first milk depot in St. Louis.

Last year, in 2021, 14,000 ounces were donated by over 35 different moms.

This was higher than previous years. This year, they are on track to do at least as much, if not more.

Melissa Liebhart is a lactation consultant at Cardinal Glennon, and she said they work with the Milk Bank in Indiana.

All donated milk goes to premature or fragile babies in the NICU.

It’s pasteurized donor milk and families can get milk from it. If you are interested, you can click or tap here. You will need a prescription for donor milk.

If you would like to donate, there is a process and Cardinal Glennon is organizing a milk drive.

Qualifying St. Louis County residents can receive e-benefits for free nutritional formulas and counseling through the St. Louis County DPH WIC program.

If you are wondering if you qualify, you can call 314-615-7900 to schedule an appointment.

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Benefits that help stressed employees https://moorplasticsurgery.com/benefits-that-help-stressed-employees/ Thu, 12 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/benefits-that-help-stressed-employees/ The pandemic, along with many difficult social and global issues, has squeezed individuals from all sides – physically, financially, emotionally and even socially. According to American Psychological Association67% of Americans report increased stress during the pandemic, which has created a huge need to proactively address mental and emotional health issues, especially in the workplace. Employers […]]]>

The pandemic, along with many difficult social and global issues, has squeezed individuals from all sides – physically, financially, emotionally and even socially. According to American Psychological Association67% of Americans report increased stress during the pandemic, which has created a huge need to proactively address mental and emotional health issues, especially in the workplace.

Employers are increasingly concerned about the mental wellbeing of their staff and why it is important to offer solutions that focus on this very complex area of ​​employee wellbeing. Below are three important ways for employers to protect their workforce during these challenging times.

1. Earlier detection means earlier intervention.
Before the pandemic, nearly one in five adults suffered from a mental illness — equivalent to 50 million Americans – and these are only the reported cases. Often people can be suffering from a mental or emotional challenge without even realizing it, but early detection of challenges can save lives and help prevent rising medical costs down the road. That’s why earlier this year, Aflac has partnered with NeuroFlow to offer a program for its group long-term disability policies with 1,000 or more people covered. The program provides access to NeuroFlow’s mental health and wellness app which screens and monitors existing and undetected behavioral health issues. This solution is designed to help bridge the gap that may exist in an employer’s behavioral health program by proactively helping individuals self-identify potential issues such as depression, anxiety, sleep, etc. Employee assistance programs are another essential resource that can provide access to behavioral health specialists to help with workplace challenges as well as personal situations requiring guidance and resources.

2. Paid vacation and disability insurance go hand in hand.
A worker’s mental health can affect their productivity and may be the reason they need to be absent. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only revealed how important it is for employees to take time off to care for themselves and their loved ones, but it has also shown the need for income protection. Having this type of safety net is crucial for mental health and overall well-being. Paid time off and disability insurance can work together to give workers the support they need to take time to care for themselves and others. It’s important for employers to regularly review their disability and paid vacation programs to create competitive packages that attract and retain talent within budget. Ultimately, these programs allow workers to take the time they need without fear of losing income to pay their bills.

Read more: Disability insurance can pave the way to health equity

3. Financial protection helps reduce stress and burnout.
Americans are feeling the pressure of living paycheck to paycheck and being ill-prepared for an unexpected medical event. This represents a unique and important opportunity for employers and their providers to provide education and consultation on the actual costs that the individual or family can expect to incur. When employers offer products like supplemental insurance, they not only ease a burden, but they also allow employees to take control of unexpected health events in their lives.

According to Kaiser Family Foundationthe average deductible for individual employer-provided coverage was $1,669 in 2021. Meanwhile, nearly half (46%) of all employees indicate that they would not be able to shell out more than $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for an unexpected illness or injury. Family coverage deductibles are even higher, and the deductibles won’t take into account some of the unexpected out-of-network or out-of-pocket costs like missed paychecks. Therefore it is not surprising that half of all American workers report having great anxiety about health care costs beyond what their insurance covers.

Holistic strategies for health and wellness benefits
Mental health and well-being continue to have a significant effect on today’s workforce. By identifying potential mental health issues earlier and providing self-help resources to address them, workers can be more productive on the job. Working closely with employers and covered members to access and use the resources they have is essential to maintaining a healthy workforce.

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Saudi leaders offer condolences to Egypt for victims of terrorist attack in Sinai https://moorplasticsurgery.com/saudi-leaders-offer-condolences-to-egypt-for-victims-of-terrorist-attack-in-sinai/ Tue, 10 May 2022 03:53:50 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/saudi-leaders-offer-condolences-to-egypt-for-victims-of-terrorist-attack-in-sinai/ JEDDAH: With the high rate of road deaths in Saudi Arabia and the alarming rise in road rage incidents, motorists in the Kingdom are joining the dashcam revolution, installing them in their vehicles to gather evidence in the event of a traffic accidents, traffic offences, theft and fraud. According to statistics published by the Ministry […]]]>

JEDDAH: With the high rate of road deaths in Saudi Arabia and the alarming rise in road rage incidents, motorists in the Kingdom are joining the dashcam revolution, installing them in their vehicles to gather evidence in the event of a traffic accidents, traffic offences, theft and fraud.

According to statistics published by the Ministry of Health on the number of injuries and deaths caused by traffic accidents for 2019 and 2020, 5,754 deaths were recorded in 2019 and 4,618 deaths in 2020, of which almost 90% of men.

Ahmed Eid Al-Attawi, the owner of the Jeddah-based Dashcams store, told Arab News that he has long been selling dash cams to motorists concerned about vandalism, and now accidents.

“Now dash cams are becoming more popular because motorists want to film where they’re driving, to prove they’re not overshooting or if there’s an accident,” he said. .

Vehicle owners can now be assured of their safety on the road. Indeed, a dashcam is a great investment in the safety of your family and your vehicle that can not only save you time and money, but also provide you with peace of mind in the event of an accident/accident. .

Majed Al Shikhiautomotive expert and automotive reviewer

“Dash cams, or dashcams, are beginning to be seen on the road in increasing numbers. In the public sector they are known (for their use) in police vehicles and ambulances. These days these dashcams have been installed by regular drivers for very practical and useful reasons.

Al-Attawi estimates that nearly one in five drivers currently use a dashcam.

“Over the years, the use of dashcam has been adopted in many countries. In Saudi Arabia, the use of dash cams is even less and the market is still in its infancy as more and more as more drivers and/or car owners are made aware of the importance of dash cams and their unparalleled safety features, the demand and use of these safety devices is likely to grow in the years to come.

Al-Attawi also revealed that women want to be more proactive than men in reporting reckless driving on Saudi roads, saying, “We are seeing more and more women coming forward to install these technological devices to protect their rights. .

He explained that the small camera, which can be mounted on the windshield, can be positioned to record inside the vehicle or pointed forward to capture anything in front of the car.

“The number of hours it records depends on the size of the SD card, and the car does not need to be running for the unit to work. Prices for the camera can range from SR700 (186 $) to SR2600, the more expensive cameras including a GPS function which can also record the speed of the vehicle.

Sales of dashcams are booming, increasingly recognized as an essential tool in insurance claims and as evidenced by traffic authorities.

According to lawyer Khalid Al-Mhmadai, dashcams are as good as any other approved video.

“Yes, dashcams are allowed in Saudi Arabia,” he told Arab News. “It’s kind of proof these days, demands Najm for road accident insurance services – it’s the right thing to do.”

He added that as long as the vision is clear and the images were taken in a public place, they can be used in legal proceedings.

Automotive expert and car critic Majed Al-Shikhi thinks dashcams will one day be in all cars.

“Innovation has a huge impact on all aspects of our lives, and driving is no exception,” he said. “Vehicle owners can now be assured of their safety on the road. Indeed, a dashcam is a great investment in the safety of your family and your vehicle that can not only save you time and money, but also provide you with peace of mind in the event of an accident/accident. .

“With more and more dashcams now on the road, if you do something stupid or illegal, chances are you’ll get caught,” Al-Shikhi added, pointing out that demand for dashcams has increased. increased in Saudi Arabia after women were allowed to drive.

“I think placing a dash cam helps motorists and traffic police, as long as it’s used to film the road ahead and to help keep drivers out of trouble, and to determine fault and responsibility in motor vehicle accidents,” he said.

“It also allows motorists to capture images of drivers whose reckless actions may put citizens and residents at risk.”

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Mental and emotional well-being of older adults https://moorplasticsurgery.com/mental-and-emotional-well-being-of-older-adults/ Wed, 04 May 2022 08:15:35 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/mental-and-emotional-well-being-of-older-adults/ A recent survey reveals that older people are on the verge of rebounding after the pandemic took a toll on their mental and emotional well-being. Experiencing the pandemic has had a negative emotional impact on most of us. This study sheds light on the current emotional situation of older people and how they manage their […]]]>


A recent survey reveals that older people are on the verge of rebounding after the pandemic took a toll on their mental and emotional well-being.

Experiencing the pandemic has had a negative emotional impact on most of us. This study sheds light on the current emotional situation of older people and how they manage their emotional and mental well-being. This study also demonstrates that despite challenges related to emotional and mental well-being, most older adults report being resilient and expecting to be able to bounce back from these challenges. However, a deeper dive suggests that some older people could benefit from help managing their emotional and mental well-being.

While most seniors say their emotional and mental health is very good, many say they have been bothered by anxiety and depression.

When asked about mental health, two-thirds of people aged 50 and over say their emotional (64%) and mental (66%) wellbeing is excellent or very good. However, when asked about specific measures of emotional health, we find, two weeks before the study:

  • 45% had been bothered by anxiety.
  • 34% say they had little interest or pleasure in doing things.
  • 31% had feelings of depression or hopelessness.
  • 52% had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

In addition to COVID, heightened anxiety among the over-50s can be attributed to personal challenges, domestic politics, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Most (61%) of people aged 50 and over say they have felt some level of anxiety in the past year. Experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be considered the main culprit related to the level of anxiety felt by people aged 50 and over. Three in ten (31%) say the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their level of anxiety.

Although seniors have faced emotional challenges in recent years, they are resilient and feel they have what it takes to bounce back and thrive.

Even with high levels of stress and anxiety, people over the age of 50 claim to be resilient. When asked to rate their level of resilience from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), the average score was between 7 and 8. In fact,

  • 58% rate their level of resilience as high (8, 9 or 10 out of 10).
  • 77% say their level of resilience has not changed since the start of the pandemic.
  • 13% say their level of resilience has actually increased over the past two years.

However, when asked about specific measures of resilience, a significant number of older adults struggle to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned and/or during difficult times. For example, about four out of ten people don’t bounce back quickly after hard times. Additionally, far fewer adults aged 50-59 say they tend to bounce back quickly (56% for those 50-59 versus 64% for those 60+).

While it’s understandable to see a decline in mental health or emotional well-being during tough times, it’s not a normal part of aging. To combat possible reluctance on the part of older people to seek help to manage their emotional health, it is important that access to mental health treatment is easy, transparent and standardized. Ensuring that mental health and emotional well-being are considered during all medical visits is an invaluable step in ensuring that older people receive comprehensive care.

Methodology

This nationwide survey was conducted using the University of Chicago’s AmeriSpeak 50+ Omnibus probability sample NORC. AmeriSpeak is designed to be representative of the US household population. All data is weighted by age, gender and race according to the most recent census population statistics.

A total sample of 1,964 adults aged 50+ with multicultural oversamples of African American/Black (441 total) and Hispanic/Latino (405 total) and LGBTQ (n=228) were interviewed online and by phone between February 24 and March 1. 2022. Part of the multicultural samples came from the national survey sample. The survey was conducted in English and Spanish.

For more information, please contact Cheryl L. Lampkin at clampkin@aarp.org. For media inquiries, contact external relations at media@aarp.org.

Suggested quote:

Lampkin, Cheryl. 2022 AARP Healthy Living Survey of Adults 50+. Washington, DC: AARP Research, August 2021. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00533.001

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Putting health on track this summer https://moorplasticsurgery.com/putting-health-on-track-this-summer/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 16:53:17 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/putting-health-on-track-this-summer/ The pandemic has caused a new wave of health problems for Americans. Our stress levels have increased, leading to deterioration in physical and mental health. We experience more sleep problems, less physical activity and increased alcohol consumption. According to the American Psychological Association, more than half of Americans have delayed or canceled healthcare services during […]]]>

The pandemic has caused a new wave of health problems for Americans. Our stress levels have increased, leading to deterioration in physical and mental health. We experience more sleep problems, less physical activity and increased alcohol consumption.

According to the American Psychological Association, more than half of Americans have delayed or canceled healthcare services during the pandemic, further compounding the damaging effects of stress.

So how can we get back to healthier lifestyles? We need to address all aspects of our health to get back on track and be our best selves.


Set goals

First, get the right mindset. A healthy lifestyle isn’t something you only do on weekends or days off.

Ask, “What would I like to accomplish with a healthy lifestyle?” “What are my mental health goals? What about emotional health? Spiritual health? Social health?

Define each of these areas for yourself so you can plan and take action to get where you want to be.

Focus

Being physically healthy and mentally miserable does not make you healthy. Eating well but feeling isolated from friends can still lead to depression.

We are more than the sum of our parts. Taking care of your health requires you to take care of all aspects of your health.

Physical health

More than a third of American citizens suffer from chronic diseases. To manage or prevent these problems, every adult should have regular physical exams, including blood tests. Plus, it can help you decide what diet and exercise changes you need to make.

How you get and stay active is up to you. But here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Join a gym
  • Attend classes (e.g. Zumba, aerobics)
  • Yoga
  • Hire a trainer
  • Get out (bike, tennis, run, walk)
  • Join an intramural sports team
  • Watch YouTube videos for home exercises

Successful diets require lasting changes. Do not deprive yourself and stick to what works. Also, be forgiving. A cheat day, or a day when you deviate from your meal plan, does not mean that all your fitness is lost. Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week. Just hop back on the bandwagon and keep going.

Mental Health

As mentioned above, mental health issues in our communities are at an all time high. Here are some ways to take care of your mental health:

  • Journaling – you don’t have to do it every day to reap the benefits
  • Check in with a trusted friend or family member regularly
  • Meditate – create mental space to sort your thoughts, relax and refocus
  • Take regular breaks to recharge your batteries and avoid burnout
  • Prioritize your sleep schedule and develop good sleep hygiene
  • Consult a professional – there are many benefits and options for getting involved

spiritual health

If you are religious, do you devote time to your faith? Sometimes the act of praying can be very meditative and cleansing.

People who are not religious interpret spiritual well-being as “understanding one’s own mind”. Over time, life changes, and we realize that we too have changed. Therefore, assess yourself regularly and ensure that your lifestyle matches the evolution of your values.

Social health

According to Harvard Business Review, employee burnout costs an estimated $125 billion to $190 billion a year in healthcare costs in the United States.

It’s up to us as individuals to prioritize creating a healthy balance between work and relationships. However, it is also important to understand that not all relationships are beneficial. Nurturing your social health involves spending time with the kinds of people who make you happy and supportive. Spending quality time with friends and family can be the very thing that really helps you relax and fight burnout.

Follow these steps when planning lifestyle changes:

See a doctor

Consult your doctor first. If you don’t have one, find one and get started. Get recommended blood work and tests to establish a baseline of care. Build a rapport so you can easily ask questions when they arise.

Use the buddy system

Find friends or family members with similar health goals. We often move forward better when we move forward together. Plan physical or social activities together, be each other’s confidants, cook healthy meals and see how well you progress!

Remember to pay

Sometimes the only way to get motivated is to pay for it. Pay to have healthy meals delivered, hire a coach or trainer, or buy the equipment you need.

Force your hand

Don’t give yourself a choice. For example, create a zero-spend month for takeout and only buy healthy ingredients and snacks. Then, when the only options you have are healthy, you can easily choose well.

Pro Tip: Do some prep work first. Find recipes you like and start buying ingredients for them. The more you do it, the easier it gets.

choose the water

Reduce or eliminate alcohol and sugary drinks and reduce your caffeine intake. The first two will lower your calorie count, and reducing caffeine can improve sleep.

Reap the benefits

Even small changes over time can have significant results.

The benefits of physical exercise include reducing the occurrence of chronic diseases, improving sleep, and increasing energy. A healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can reduce inflammation and treat or decrease chronic pain.

Regular, restful sleep can reduce stress, improve concentration and increase productivity. Taking breaks and spending time with loved ones can fill you. Improving your spiritual and mental health can refocus you, help you be more mindful, and improve your mood.

The best way to empower yourself is to take care of yourself. If you are healthy on all fronts, you will be in a place where you can try new things, take risks, and grow to reach your true potential in life.

Seize the opportunities and resources available to you and make your health – physical, mental, spiritual and social – a priority. Once you achieve balance, you will be able to maintain the lifestyle you want.

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