0 Have your say An event which sees hundreds of ‘superheroes’ take to the streets hopes to raise £60,000 this year. Catherine Scott reports. This June more than 1,000 people will take to the streets of Sheffield dressed as superheroes.No, it’s not for student Rag Week, it is to raise funds to help improve the care and treatment of babies and their families at the Jessop Wing, in Sheffield.Around 8,000 babies are born each year at the maternity unit, which includes caring for around 900 critically-ill and premature babies in one of the largest and most specialised Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country. The hospital supports thousands of families each year from not just Sheffield, but the whole of Yorkshire and the rest of the UK, through all stages of pregnancy, from conception to care after birth.In the last four years Sheffield Hospitals Charity has raised more than £90k through a sponsored 2.5k family walk, buggy push, toddler or … [Read more...] about Superheroes take to the street
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By John Lorinc Special to the Star Thu., May 4, 2017 Since Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals embarked on testy negotiations with the provinces over health transfers for the next decade, Canadians have seen the re-emergence of a persistent public-policy issue: runaway medical expenses. Those expenses now soak up more than 70 per cent of some provincial budgets, and Ottawa’s initial proposal — another 3.5 per cent a year — is widely seen as inadequate. The provinces feel — even with an added $11 billion the feds say they would spend on mental health and home care over the coming decade — that is simply not enough for a population that is both aging and ailing. Almost four in 10 Canadians over the age of 20 report that they suffer from at least one of 10 major chronic conditions. But in the face of overstretched budgets, there are now other options, many of which represent the long-sought shift to prevention from cure. A growing … [Read more...] about Three startups, three ways to reduce stress on the health-care system
When Wendy Van de Bogart was diagnosed with stage 3, HER-2 positive breast cancer, she asked her oncologist whether her treatment plan was to get rid of the cancer or just make her comfortable."We're not treating this palliatively," she remembers him saying. "It's just to kill the cancer. We're giving you everything to fight it with everything we've got."But while she received chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiation and preventative medications, she also received palliative care. She just didn't realize it because nobody used the term."It's probably a good thing, because I would have thought I was on my way out the door," says the Canton mother of three.Some of the palliative or supportive care was provided through her cancer treatment providers, the Center for Cancer Care at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington and at Yale New Haven Health's Smilow Cancer Hospital, and some she found on her own, with mixed results.Following her surgery, her clinical team connected her with a … [Read more...] about Palliative Care: To Live ‘The Best That You Can’
This week it's my turn to host Health Wonk Review, a regular review of some of the best health care posts on the web.Veteran Henry Stern starts things off this time with a timely discussion about just who should have the most say about your health care. If someone else (say, the government) is paying for your health care, how much say should your own doctor have? InsureBlog's Stern explores a recent court case that looks to determine just that in a post called, "Compassionate Gummint Care."A big issue in Washington these days is Medicare physician compensation. Some might be surprised to know even a small change to Medicare payments has a big impact on the private market--even workers' compensation. Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters presents, "Medicare's changes to physician compensation; the impact on provider and provider networks" here.This week Shahid Shah responds to inquiries about why healthcare IT is in the state that it's in. He reminds us why it's not the Doctors' fault and … [Read more...] about Health Wonk Review–The Best Health Care Posts on the Web!
A person's pores may be more or less noticeable depending on their skin type. If a person is concerned about the appearance of their pores, there are some home remedies that may help. There are two types of pores. One releases the body's natural oil, called sebum; the other releases sweat. Sometimes the oil-releasing pores may appear enlarged. It is not possible to get rid of large pores, but there are ways to reduce their appearance. This article explores how to make large pores less visible. It also discusses how to promote skin health and what further treatments are available. Every person's skin is covered in tiny hairs, apart from on the palms of their hands and feet. Each hair follicle has a pore at the top of it. The hair follicle has a gland inside it that produces oil. This is called the sebaceous gland. When the sebaceous gland releases oil, the oil rises to the top of the skin and collects in the pore. According to this 2016 study, the primary causes of enlarged pores … [Read more...] about What are the best ways to get rid of large pores?