Just Because She’s Your Mom

This was on Facebook. I have always tried to respect her and do what she told me to do.

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Laura Slater 2D

Cindy Moore White

July 26, 2:41 PM

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Growing up, I always tried to respect and obey my Mother. Even when I was being corrected, I respected her, because I know she was doing it to correct me for something that I was doing that was either dangerous or wrong to do. She always taught us children to love God, Jesus, our families, our friends, respect older people, don’t say bad words. treat other people like we wanted to be treated, and behave by not acting silly all of the time. We were taught to say the grace before every meal, and to say our prayers before we went to bed. We were also taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”, or “No Thank you, but, thank you for asking.” People we new always got hugs before we left, when we said :Good Bye:.  In other words, we were brought up right, and I thank my Mother daily for it. We were not left out just to fend for our self like a lot of children today are. When I stop to think about all of the stuff my Mother taught us, I thank her every day, no matter where ai am at the time.

The Bible tells us, “Children, obey your parents that their days may be long upon this earth.”

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Jesus was not

This was from Facebook. It may not be a long poster, but it’s message is profound. Read it and decide for yourself.

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There is nothing I can add or say that would make the message change in any way. We can’t put God the Father, God the Holy Ghost, and Jesus Christ the Son of God into any mold what so ever and make it be true. The Holy Trinity, as they are called, is omnipotent, that means that He can be everywhere at one time, because, “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM.” We only have to do two things for it to come true. We have to have Faith enough to know that it is true, and not to let anything that will cause you to doubt that fact come into your mind. Once we believe it, then we need to Share it with others, especially with the non-believers.

If we profess our faith before others, Jesus will profess us before God The Father of us all. And if we don’t profess our faith to Jesus, then we will be cast aside at the gates of Heaven because Jesus will not profess that we are Christians before God, and we will not be professed before God the Father. Just think about it very seriously. I am a Child of God, and God has me in His hands. Once I am in God’s hands nothing can pluck me out of them.

In The Bible…….

This was on Facebook, and I feel the same way as this man does.

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God does not care about the color of our skin. He cares if we love Him and have asked Him into our hearts, and whether or not we will follow His teachings. To God our skin color is not an issue. The Bible tells us that we are all created equal, and in His image. To me, that means that no one color is better than the other, or worse than the other. We are just the same. Being created equal means we all have the following in our bodies: a brain, a heart, two eyes, two ears,a tongue, a mouth, an esophagus, a throat, tonsils, a stomach, a liver, large intestines and small intestines(bowels), a spleen, two kidneys, a pancreas, a pelvis, two arms and hands, two legs and feet, a gallbladder, and a bladder. To top it all off, “WE ALL BLEED RED WHEN WE ARE SCRATCHED OR PUNCTURED WITH A SHARP OBJECT.”

Being created equal, we should treat each other like brothers and sisters, because that’s what we are. We are brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. When we see a brother or sister in trouble or in need, we should try to help them out the best we can. The “Golden Rule” in the Bible is in Matthew 7:12, and Luke 6:31. In Matthew 7:12 it is written: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you; do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. … shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.” It doesn’t actually say “The Golden Rule.”, that’s just what it has come to be known as, how everybody that says anything refers to it as.If another person is down in the road hurt and needing help, we are supposed to help the man, or get help to him. If another man is sick or injured and needing someone to help him with daily life, we are to go to him and help him with meals, medicines, bathing, and feeding him, whether he is actually a brother or not one, we are still to help him.

In telling us to do this, it doesn’t say to only help someone of your same color or nationality, it says to help your neighbor in whatever way he needs help.” in the Bible there is a section stating specifics, it is; Matthew 25:36 – “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye … did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? … widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. … Good men, if they could not obtain release of prisoners, might comfort and …”

 

 

Missing Medical Appointments Due To Covid-19

This was on Facebook. An important article to read and take heed.

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Why You May Regret Letting Virus Fears Keep You Away From the Doctor

Critical cancer screenings, vital vaccinations, emergency symptoms call for visits

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Non-urgent medical appointments have been on hold for much of the pandemic. Over the past four months, patients and physicians have canceled routine checkups, postponed preventive screenings and put off elective surgeries to protect the health and safety of everyone involved.

But just because in-person visits took a break, that doesn’t mean diseases did. And many patients are asking if and when they should get back to the doctor’s office.

The answer? “It’s really complicated,” says A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., a professor of internal medicine and director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan — and it’s a decision that should be made on a case-by-case basis with your doctor, who can help you weigh the risks and benefits of being seen in person.

For example, where you live matters. Some communities are seeing a decline in coronavirus cases, while others are experiencing a surge. If you have underlying health conditions that make you more likely to be hospitalized for a coronavirus infection and live in an area where COVID-19 cases are spiking, your physician may opt to keep your appointments over the phone or computer — especially if your ailments can be managed and measured (with a blood pressure cuff and a scale, for instance) from home.

“Having that ability to be in touch with your clinician and make decisions with them” is the best way to determine whether you can be or need to be seen in person anytime soon, Fendrick adds.

Don’t delay emergency care

Exercising caution when it comes to the coronavirus is one thing, but it’s important to differentiate between the type of care that can wait and the conditions and concerns that need more immediate attention. And experts say one of the more alarming consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been the delay in emergency care.

“We’re finding that many people are going overboard the other way; they are actually sick and they would benefit from coming in,” says James S. Powers, M.D., a geriatrician and professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A June report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a 42 percent decline in emergency department visits during the early phases of the outbreak. Similarly, an April poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) found that nearly one-third of American adults delayed or avoided medical care over fear of contracting COVID-19.

Symptoms that call for immediate care, according to ACEP, include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure; sudden dizziness or weakness; a head or spine injury; confusion or difficulty speaking; and uncontrolled bleeding. Injuries from falls should also be evaluated promptly, Powers says.

“Yes, there’s an increased risk for infection” an` time you leave your home and venture into a public place such as a hospital or clinic, Powers explains. “But a greater risk is, of course, the underlying illness that needs to be identified and treated appropriately.”

Stay on top of vaccines

In addition to the drop in emergency room visits, the CDC has also noted a sharp decline in childhood vaccinations during the pandemic, leaving many kids at risk for preventable deadly diseases. Fendrick says older adults should be encouraging their children and grandchildren to stay on top of their vaccine schedules; they also need to make sure they stay up-to-date on their own.

The three most important vaccines for older adults are the flu vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine and the shingles vaccine, which is given in two doses, two to six months apart.

“Don’t let that window go if you had your [first shingles] injection six months ago and you’re coming due [for the second],” Powers says. “Don’t wait seven or eight months; you should come in and get that now.”

Getting a flu shot this fall “will be more important than ever,” the CDC says, so that’s one appointment you’ll want to make. Keeping adults healthy and out of the hospital as much as possible helps to conserve potentially scarce resources that may be needed for COVID-19.

Some vaccines can be administered at a pharmacy or a walk-in clinic. Check with your doctor to figure out the best time and setting to schedule your shots.

Consider a surgery that will improve your quality of life

Another appointment that’s worth discussing with your doctor is one that will improve your quality of life, such as a joint replacement surgery.

If hospitals and surgery centers in your area are scheduling elective surgeries, and you are booked for a hip or knee replacement, for example, “I would say, ‘Yes, go ahead and do that,’” Powers says. “That’s important for your quality of life; that’s different from just going for a checkup.”

Again, this is a decision your doctor and surgical team can help you make, depending on what’s best for your individual situation.

Keep follow-up cancer screenings

Similar to most other preventive appointments, routine cancer screenings have come to a standstill since March. A report from the health care technology company Komodo Health found that colonoscopies and biopsies performed to diagnose colon cancer declined by nearly 90 percent between January and mid-April, compared with the same period last year; cervical cancer screenings were down by more than 68 percent. This means thousands of Americans will receive a delayed cancer diagnosis because of the pandemic, explains William G. Cance, M.D., a surgical oncologist and chief medical and scientific officer at the American Cancer Society (ACS).

“And the problem that we see is that a lot of patients will just go to the back of the line” when it comes to rescheduling screenings, he adds. “So that’s an even further delay.”

As routine screenings get restarted, some people need to be seen sooner than others. For example, if you have a family history of breast cancer, or have had an abnormal mammogram in the past and are due for one soon, “definitely do not put off your screening,” Cance says. The same goes for cervical and colon cancer screenings in higher-risk individuals.

It’s also important to contact a doctor right away if you are having any symptoms of cancer, such as breast changes, bowel changes or severe fatigue.

For asymptomatic individuals whose previous screenings were clear and who do not have a family history of cancer, postponing a preventive test another few months probably “won’t make any difference,” says Jacqueline W. Fincher, M.D., an internist and president of the American College of Physicians. However, if you are worried about getting pushed to the back of the line due to the backlog of deferred appointments, “be your own advocate” and ask to be seen in a timelier manner, Cance says.

Some chronic conditions require in-person care

While some chronic conditions can be monitored at home with basic medical equipment and regular telehealth check-ins, others need to be dealt with in person. One example is high blood pressure or blood sugar that is not well-managed, Fendrick says. There are also patients on blood thinners who need routine blood draws to check their medication levels, “so those patients should probably go get them done,” he adds.

Patients with congestive heart failure or chronic kidney disease may also need more frequent in-person evaluations and treatments to make sure they don’t develop more acute conditions, Fincher notes. “With chronic medical problems, you cannot continue to put them off. At some point, you’re going to have to be seen,” she adds.

The good news is, these are not appointments you need to proactively schedule on your own. “Your primary care doctor is your go-to person that’s going to help you” decide when you need to be seen, Fincher says. So call your doctor’s office and start the conversation, if you haven’t already.

“You don’t have to be your own doctor; you don’t have to make these decisions in isolation,” she adds.

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It will be very important, especially for senior citizens, to continue receiving your annual vaccines, such as the flu vaccine. Hopefully you have read the article and will decide for yourself, which appointment is important for you to keep and also which vaccines are critical for you to receive.

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Groundbeef Hack

This was on Facebook.

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You Should Wear A Mask

This was from Facebook. This article is very informative about the wearing of face masks. I think it would benefit everybody to read it.

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Yes, You Should Wear a Mask. Here’s How and Why

July 14, 2020 9:15 AM

Properly wearing a mask or cloth face covering can help keep you safe while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As cases of COVID-19 begin to spike again across the country, it’s important to stay steadfast in helping prevent further spread of the virus. While you should continue to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face and follow social distancing rules, wearing a mask is an additional step you should also take to stay safe. Here’s why:

As we’ve learned throughout this pandemic, the most common way COVID-19 spreads is through person-to-person contact. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, they produce respiratory droplets that can travel about six feet and can land in the mouths or noses of those nearby. COVID-19 can also be spread by people who don’t know they have the virus since they aren’t experiencing any symptoms. Because of this, the Centers for Disease Control recommend wearing masks or cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the virus. As of July 13, this recommendation became a requirement for those in the state of Michigan as Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order requiring mask use in all indoor public spaces.

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“Wearing a mask is recommended when we are indoors with others and can’t reliably maintain the six-foot social distancing rules,” says Amanda Valyko, MPH, the director of infection prevention and epidemiology for Michigan Medicine. “In these circumstances, a mask can add an extra layer of protection.”

To make sure you are properly protected, there are some things you should and should NOT do when wearing a mask or cloth face covering:

  • Choose a mask that doesn’t have a valve or other openings in it.
  • Make sure it covers your face from the bridge of your nose down to your chin.
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face, making sure there are no gaps.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily through it.
  • Wash it regularly using water and a mild detergent; dry it completely in a hot dryer; store it in a clean container or bag.
  • Do not allow it to slip under your nose and don’t wear it on your forehead or around your neck.
  • Do not put it on a child younger than 2, anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove it without assistance.
  • Do not touch the inside of it, as it may be contaminated from your breathing, coughing or sneezing.
  • Do not share it with others in your household without washing and drying it first.

While wearing a mask may not keep you from getting COVID-19, it can help lower the odds. If you’re sick, a mask can help keep your germs from infecting others. If you’re healthy, a mask can help keep respiratory droplets from someone who is sick from landing in your nose and mouth. While we can’t quantify how effective it is to wear a mask, we do know it offers some protection while not wearing one offers none. In short, we are all at the lowest risk when everyone wears a mask.

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Despite the CDC’s recommendations, there is one big myth out there about the safety of wearing a mask – that it causes you to breath in dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide. “For those who can medically tolerate wearing a mask, there is no science to support claims that wearing a mask can harm you,” says Valyko. “Health care workers wear masks and respirators daily, often for extended periods of time, without incident. While it may be uncomfortable, this is how we can help protect one another from COVID-19.”

There is still so much to learn about COVID-19 but, as we all venture back out to restaurants and stores and re-join our families for birthdays and anniversaries this summer, it’s important to make wearing a mask a priority.

“We are all in this together and wearing a mask helps protect you and everyone around you, especially those who are at the highest risk,” says Valyko.

If God Could,… Then He Can…

This was on Facebook.

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Hope For The Broken Hearted

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God is awesome, and He can do anything and everything that anybody and everybody may think is impossible. The word, IMPOSSIBLE, is not even in His vocabulary. It’s not possible for anything to be impossible for God. Just reread the things above and you will realize that what I am saying is true. When God is in your life, nothing is impossible to you. Once God The Father, Jesus Christ-The Son, and The Holy Ghost are in your heart, that means that  you are then, and always will be, a Child Of God. Once you are a child of God, nothing and nobody can ever pluck you out of His hands!!!

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St. Petersburg Police To Start Issuing Fines To Protesters Blocking Traffic

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St. Petersburg Police To Start Issuing Fines To Protesters Blocking Traffic

June 2 Black Lives Matter protest in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Chip Osowski/WFLA photo)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The St. Peterburg Police Department said officers will begin enforcing traffic laws to deter protesters from blocking traffic around the city.

Officers will begin by handing out flyers to educate and warn pedestrians about existing traffic rules. The police department said citations and a $62.50 fine will follow later this week.

Police will reportedly be focusing on the following laws:

  • Must use sidewalk when possible, Florida Statute 316.130 (3)
  • May not obstruct or hinder traffic, Florida Statute 316.2045 (1)
  • Must obey traffic signals, Florida Statute 316.075 (1) (C) 2b

The police department cites recent national incidents of vehicles hitting protesters who were blocking roadways as to why they’re getting stricter on the city’s traffic laws.

The Police Dept. has received numerous complaints about protesters blocking roads impeding traffic for emergency response and delaying citizens driving to work and other obligations.

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I will never understand why society cannot get along with each other. We are all created the same, just we have different skin colors. Every human being that is living has a brain, a heart, two lungs, two kidneys, a pancreas, an appendix, a bladder, a stomach, and large intestines and small intestines, AND WE ALL HAVE RED BLOOD. No matter who you are, your blood is red and comes out when stuck or cut on your skin.

No one nationality is more superior than the next. WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL, PERIOD. So why can’t we just enjoy each other’s friendship, and have a good time when doing recreational activities, and have concern for each other when the other person is sick, injured, or out of work?

This world would be better off if all of the fighting would stop. Just because we have different beliefs doesn’t mean we can’t like each other. We can tell each other our beliefs and compare them in a friendly way, but not get into any arguments or fights about it. We are entitled to our beliefs and opinions, as well as the next person being entitled to their beliefs and opinions. It doesn’t have to mean that one of us is wrong and one of us is right, we just have different minds. ENOUGH SAID!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 And Nursing Homes

This was on Facebook. This is important information both for people with parents or other family members, or other loved ones, already in nursing homes, and those who may have parents or other family members, or other loved ones, in a nursing home in the not too distant future.

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AARP Urges Lawmakers to Better Protect Nursing Homes from Coronavirus

Facilities need better testing, protective gear, virtual visitation and more transparency and accountability

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Two-thirds of coronavirus-related deaths in metropolitan Phoenix have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, AARP’s Arizona director on Thursday told members of a House of Representatives subcommittee examining how COVID-19 has affected such facilities in similar ways all across the country.

“AARP has heard from thousands of people all across the country whose loved ones – their mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and dear friends – lost their lives in nursing homes,” Dana Marie Kennedy told the House Ways and Means Committee’s health subcommittee. “We are deeply alarmed by the rising death toll and the continued lack of urgent action. Much more is needed now to protect residents, staff, their loved ones and the surrounding communities from this disease.”

Kennedy was one of seven witnesses to testify during a virtual subcommittee hearing on how the coronavirus has had an impact on nursing homes. Nationwide, more than 50,000 nursing home residents have succumbed to COVID-19, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Kennedy shared AARP’s five-point plan for helping to stem the continued loss of life and improve conditions in the nation’s long-term care facilities. The points are:

  • Ensuring access to adequate personal protective equipment and testing
  • Ensuring adequate staff and the ability of long-term care ombudsmen to have access to the facility
  • Requiring transparency of COVID-19 data, including cases at a facility, transfer and discharge rights, and how nursing homes are using the federal relief funds they have received
  • Requiring facilities to provide residents and their families with virtual visits
  • Rejecting proposals to grant broad legal immunity to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

All of the witnesses at the hearing, which included a Texas woman who lost her brother to the virus, a licensed practical nurse as well as a researcher and advocates, said they continue to hear firsthand reports that long-term care facilities still lack the PPE they need and that testing for the virus is still lacking.

“Today we are still understaffed, overworked and don’t have enough PPE,” said Melinda Haschak, a licensed practical nurse at a Connecticut nursing home. Haschak, a single mother, said she frequently has had to unknowingly care for residents who tested positive for the coronavirus and when she contracted the illness she had to isolate herself from her two teenage daughters and ailing sister.

Haschak said she was grateful for donations of food to her and her coworkers as well as the occasional pizza party. But, she said, “I do not need a pizza party, we need PPE.”

David Grabowski, a professor at the Harvard Medical School, said testing in nursing homes is still not adequate. “Until we get rapid and accurate testing for all staff and residents, we won’t be able to contain COVID,” Grabowski said. “This can’t be just a one-off. We need a surveillance program that regularly tests staff and residents in order to identify new cases as they emerge.”

Delia Satterwhite, whose brother died in an Austin, Texas, nursing home from the coronavirus, said after the facility called her on March 13 to say she could no longer visit, she was not able to have any contact with him except the occasional visit through a window. “The worst part is that he died alone,” Satterwhite said emotionally. Her brother died on April 16. “I should have been with him,” she said.

Kennedy also urged Congress to require virtual visitation. “In America, when the technology to facilitate virtual visits is not only abundant, but increasingly affordable, it is nothing short of a scandal that these visits are still not available on a regular basis to many Americans in these facilities,” she said.

The Use Of Fake Exempt Card – Not To Wear A Mask

This was on Facebook. These cards are fraudulent.

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People Are Using Fake ‘Exemption Cards’ to Get Out of Wearing Face Masks

At this point you’ve probably been made aware of the countless reasons people are giving to get out of wearing a face mask. Now, “Face Mask Exempt Cards” are making their way around the internet, citing the Americans With Disabilities Act as the reason people shouldn’t be “forced” to wear a mask. Many of these cards and flyers include a logo for the Freedom to Breathe Agency (FTBA), which is not a real government agency.

In fact, the real FTBA (which stands for Florida Transportation Builders’ Association) had to release a statement clarifying they weren’t associated with the FTBA that’s distributing the fake cards.

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