Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Shingles can strike twice. Will the shingles vaccine help? - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publications

Shingles can strike twice. Will the shingles vaccine help? - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health PublicationsShingles can strike twice. Will the shingles vaccine help?
Peter WehrweinContributor, Harvard Health
This month’s Harvard Health Letter has an article about getting shingles a second time or even a third time. (Click here to read the full article.) The bottom line is that recurrence is a) certainly possible and b) if some recent research is correct, much more common than previously thought and about as likely as getting shingles in the first place if you’re age 60 or older.
I talked to Barbara P. Yawn, director of research at the Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., for the March article and mentioned results that she and her colleagues first presented at a conference several years ago.
Yawn reported a more complete version of those results in last month’s issue of theMayo Clinic Proceedings (a favorite journal of mine). Full text of the study isn’t available unless you have a subscription to the journal, but here is a link to a summary (in medical publishing, such summaries are called abstracts).... http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/shingles-can-strike-twice-will-the-shingles-vaccine-help-201103021531

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Don Surber: 44 officers killed in the line of duty since Ferguson

Don Surber: 44 officers killed in the line of duty since Ferguson:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

44 officers killed in the line of duty since Ferguson

The Officer Down Memorial Page of law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty has added 44 officers since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in self-defense in August."

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2014/12/44-officers-killed-in-line-of-duty.html 

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South China Morning Post: Sydney siege sparks 'I’ll ride with you' campaign for worried Muslims

South China Morning Post: Sydney siege sparks 'I’ll ride with you' campaign for worried Muslims Tues. Dec. 16, 2014


Hours after a self-styled sheikh and two of his hostages were killed in a gun battle in a Sydney cafe, inflaming anti-Muslim sentiment in Australia’s biggest city, a social media movement showing solidarity with Australian Muslims was gathering steam.

Inspired by the Twitter hashtag "I’ll ride with you", some commuters heading into the city for work on Tuesday gave their support to Muslims who might feel vulnerable amid concerns about a blowback after the hostage drama.

The hashtag was trending around the world, popping up across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America as it featured in more than 300,000 tweets. Actor Russell Crowe, who grew up in Sydney and keeps a home here, added his star power to the campaign.


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Monday, December 15, 2014

A POLICE OFFICERS CHRISTMAS

We give thanks to those who are serving our country. We Pray and ask the Lord for the protection of our military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel and their families.

We especially pray at this time our military, the CIA and members of the intelligence community who risk their lives for our safety and quality of life. 

We pray for the quick recovery of Andrew Groman, a three-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Dept. that was shot last night in the line of duty.


Labels: #Baltimore_Police, #Law_Order #Police_safety, #Police, #Military, #Military_Chaplain, #Chaplain, #Firefighter_Chaplain, #EMS_Chaplain



A POLICE OFFICERS CHRISTMAS

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the streets,
not a person was stirring, 'cept an officer on the beat.
As he quietly patrolled the town with great care,
children and parents slept peacefully there.

The officer was clad in his blues and his vest,
gun on his hip, always looking his best.
He'd just pulled aside for a quick bite to eat,
When all of a sudden, out on the street,

A bright light appeared from out of nowhere,
He shielded his eyes from the brilliant glare.
'Twas an angel of the Lord at the squad's rear,
He smiled and spoke, "Dear Officer, don't fear."

"I've been sent by God with a message for you
who faithfully serve while wearing the blue.
He wants you to know He loves you all,
He's pleased with the way you've answered His call.

"To protect and serve others, so selfless you've been,
Your bravery and kindness have known no end.
Even in tragedy, when nights became long,
You've helped countless strangers by being strong.

"God sees your heart, the joy and the pain,
He knows the profession can often bring strain.
So he sent me here to let you know,
That as you patrol, He goes where you go.

"As you protect others, your Father protects you,
His angels go with you, His Spirit does, too.
No bullet too fast, no bad guy too strong,
I'm sent to make sure that your life will be long.

"So fear not the night, and fear not the day,
fear not the threats that might come your way.
I'm sent to accompany you on your beat,
There's not one moment you're alone on the street."

The officer sat stunned by the love of His God,
He bowed his head, with a tear gave a nod.
As the officer said thank you, the angel took flight,
"God's got your back, carry on, and goodnight."

Retrieved December 15, 2014


Author unknown – if you are the author of this poem, let me know because it is a great Christmas poem and I would love to give you credit. Just saying… 

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10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— Ephesians 6: 10-18

Ephesians 6:10-18 New King James Version (NKJV.) The Whole Armor of God

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Audit: Maryland Mental Health Administration failed to check patients’ eligibility and patient information is not secure

Audit: Mental Health Administration failed to check patients’ eligibility and patient information is not secure

Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Charlie Hayward CharlieHayward@MarylandReporter.com



The Mental Health Administration delivers comprehensive care, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with mental illnesses, either through a network of hospital facilities operated by MHA or through community service agencies. MHA spent $788 million during fiscal year 2013.

MHA receives funding from multiple federal and state sources and each funding source can have different eligibility rules. Because of this, MHA must keep detailed records about patients so the funding source is correctly matched to each patient service.

Eligibility documentation missing; important statistics not kept

MHA utilizes an Administrative Services Organization (ASO) to review its mental health services. During fiscal 2013, the ASO paid approximately $16.4 million of State funds for “uninsured” patient care, without keeping documentation showing patients were eligible for the mental health services they received.

The documentation is important because it is the basis for determining who ultimately pays for care: the state, federal government or the individual. This finding was repeated from the previous audit.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Liberal group plots to catch GOP state pols being racist and sexist | WashingtonExaminer.com

So much for the party of ides. I guess when that does not work, the gotcha party may work just as well...

Liberal group plots to catch GOP state pols being racist and sexist | WashingtonExaminer.com: "BY JASON RUSSELL | DECEMBER 12, 2014 | 5:15 PM

The leader of a group hoping to improve liberals' fortunes at the state level revealed on Friday plans to start tracking conservative state legislators based on the assumption that "someone’s going to say something about black people" or women.
The comments came at the first ever conference of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the Left’s attempt to counter conservative policy successes that have followed Republican victories at the state level.
“We’re working with David Brock and Media Matters and American Bridge who have trackers that we can send out to monitor the debate on some bills that you all might be running," Nick Rathod, executive director of SiX, said. "I think in many legislatures my understanding is that a lot of legislatures stream their floor debates but don’t necessarily transcribe it or capture it in any kind of way. And so we want to start capturing them on that. I think we know, someone’s going to say something about black people. Someone’s going to say something about women. Someone is going to say something.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2557345/

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Letters to Santa: Why charity groups fought to have kid’s letters end up in the dead letter office.

Letters to Santa: Why charity groups fought to have kid’s letters end up in the dead letter office.: "A century ago, charities fought to have children’s wish lists sent to the dead letter office. They lost.  By Alex Palmer" 

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2014/12/letters_to_santa_why_charity_groups_fought_to_have_kid_s_letters_end_up.html

What could be more innocent than a letter to Santa? A child jotting down her heart’s desires in pencil or crayon and dropping it in the mailbox, naively hoping the wish will be granted by Christmas morning: It’s a tradition that goes back at least to the mid-1800s, and it is a reminder of the holiday’s more idyllic past.

These days, such letters are viewed as an opportunity to help the less fortunate. In many cities across the U.S., the Postal Service makes available Santa letters to groups or individuals who want to fulfill the wishes enclosed within. It’s a small gesture, multiplied hundreds of thousands of times a year, that brings joy to both the giver and the recipient. What harm could come from that?
Oh, just teaching kids to beg, cheat, and lie—at least, that was the conventional wisdom of charity groups in the early 1900s. As such, the Post Office Department, now known as the U.S. Postal Service, found itself in the middle of a wild confrontation between a press and public that never failed to find delight in a note opening with “Dear Santy,” and groups that claimed Santa letters were the product of con artists in training.
“The Post Office Department does not believe in Santa Claus,” lamented the New York Times in a 1906 article about the government policy that undeliverable mail—including letters addressed to a certain chubby, sleigh-riding fellow—be sent to the dead letter office and destroyed. ...  http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2014/12/letters_to_santa_why_charity_groups_fought_to_have_kid_s_letters_end_up.html
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Bloomberg Personalities

Trying to keep track of who is who, what they cover and where... I found this cheat-sheet...

Bloomberg Personalities


  • Shery Ahn

    Shery Ahn

    Shery Ahn is a reporter for Bloomberg Television. Based in Hong Kong, Shery covers business and economic developments bringing broad journalism experience and a wealth of knowledge of the Asia Pacific region.
  • Haslinda Amin

    Haslinda Amin

    Haslinda Amin is a news correspondent and anchor for Bloomberg Television. She is based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market makers and stories that have driven the transformation of Southeast Asia.
  • Mark Barton

    Mark Barton

    Mark Barton is a London-based anchor on Bloomberg Television. He is the co-host of "Countdown", the agenda-setting morning program shaping the European business day for viewers.
  • Willow Bay

    Willow Bay

    Willow Bay, a seasoned television journalist, author and media personality, is a special correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
  • Emily Chang

    Emily Chang

    Emily Chang is the San Francisco-based anchor of "Bloomberg West," Bloomberg Television's daily technology program airing at 10am PT/1pm ET and 3pm PT/6pm ET.
  • Ryan Chilcote

    Ryan Chilcote

    Ryan Chilcote is a London-based reporter for Bloomberg Television and the host of "Ryan's Russia," a special 12-part series on the world's largest country.
  • Peter Cook

    Peter Cook

    Peter Cook is Bloomberg Television’s chief Washington correspondent, providing in-depth coverage of Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and regulatory and legislative issues from Washington D.C.
  • Catherine Cowdery

    Catherine Cowdery

    Catherine Cowdery is a reporter for Bloomberg Radio, providing news and market updates for Bloomberg Radio's evening programming.
  • Manus Cranny

    Manus Cranny

    Manus Cranny is a European markets editor for Bloomberg Television, covering international equities, treasury bonds, commodities, Forex trading and breaking business news around the world. He is based in London.
  • Mark Crumpton

    Mark Crumpton

    Bloomberg Television anchor Mark Crumpton is a Bloomberg "pioneer," originally hired by company founder Michael Bloomberg in 1992.
  • John Dawson

    John Dawson

    John Dawson is a Hong Kong-based markets reporter for Bloomberg Television. Dawson, who has interviewed many of the world's leading newsmakers, provides in-depth coverage of Asia Pacific business, political and economic news.
  • Courtney Donohoe

    Courtney Donohoe

    Courtney Donohoe is a reporter and newscaster for Bloomberg Radio.
  • Zeb Eckert

    Zeb Eckert

    Zeb Eckert is a Hong Kong-based reporter for Bloomberg Television, covering the latest market and corporate developments for Bloomberg's Asian and European morning broadcasts.
  • Anna Edwards

    Anna Edwards

    Anna Edwards co-anchors "Countdown" with Mark Barton broadcast live from London every weekday from 6am to 8am London time.
  • Stephen Engle

    Stephen Engle

    Stephen Engle is an award winning Beijing-based reporter, covering breaking news on the business and financial markets of greater China and the rest of Asia.
  • Jonathan Ferro

    Jonathan Ferro

    Jonathan Ferro is a London-based reporter for Bloomberg Television. He provides in-depth coverage and analysis of financial markets and business news across Bloomberg's multiple platforms.
  • Pimm Fox

    Pimm Fox

    Pimm Fox is host of the in-depth investment program, "Taking Stock with Pimm Fox", which airs weekdays on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Television at 5pm ET.
  • Scarlet Fu

    Scarlet Fu

    Scarlet Fu is the chief markets correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
  • Elliott Gotkine

    Elliott Gotkine

    Elliott Gotkine is Bloomberg Television’s Middle East Editor. Based in Tel Aviv, he is the only international broadcaster in Israel focusing on company news, the economy and technology.
  • June Grasso

    June Grasso

    June Grasso hosts Bloomberg Radio's weekly show on the major legal issues affecting business: Bloomberg Law.
  • Mark Halperin

    Mark Halperin

    Mark Halperin is co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, a new multi-platform brand that leads Bloomberg's political and policy coverage across all platforms.
  • Kathleen Hays

    Kathleen Hays

    Kathleen Hays is the host of “The Bloomberg Advantage” on Bloomberg Radio, a weekday program that brings in-depth insight and analysis to important economic, market, and policy issues.
  • John Heilemann

    John Heilemann

    John Heilemann is co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, a new multi-platform brand that leads Bloomberg's political and policy coverage across all platforms.
  • Shelby Holliday

    Shelby Holliday

    Shelby Holliday is a reporter for Bloomberg Television, based in New York City.
  • Megan Hughes

    Megan Hughes

    Megan Hughes is a Washington correspondent for Bloomberg Television. She reports on the Obama Administration and Congress, and specializes in tech policy and health care.
  • Albert R. Hunt

    Albert R. Hunt

    Al Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist and host of "Political Capital with Al Hunt," Bloomberg's weekly political news program that airs Fridays evenings at 9 pm ET and throughout the weekends on Bloomberg Television.
  • Caroline Hyde

    Caroline Hyde

    Caroline Hyde is the London-based, European Business Correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
  • Julie Hyman

    Julie Hyman

    Julie Hyman is a senior markets desk correspondent for Bloomberg Television, based in New York City.
  • David Ingles

    David Ingles

    David Ingles is a markets reporter for Bloomberg Television. Based in Hong Kong, Ingles provides in-depth coverage of the major economic, business, and political developments moving Asia's financial markets, from the large economies in North Asia to the emerging economies in South East Asia.
  • Greg Jarrett

    Greg Jarrett

    Greg Jarrett is co-host of Bloomberg Radio's Bloomberg Best. Prior to Bloomberg, Jarrett was a morning host on WGN in Chicago, an anchor/host/correspondent on KGO Radio in San Francisco, and a correspondent for ABC News.
  • Guy Johnson

    Guy Johnson

    Guy Johnson is a London-based anchor on Bloomberg Television and host of the weekday program "The Pulse," covering top business, economic and market-moving stories from around the world.
  • Cory Johnson

    Cory Johnson

    Cory Johnson is an anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television. He appears daily on "Bloomberg West," Bloomberg TV's weekday program that covers innovation, technology and the future of business.
  • Tom Keene

    Tom Keene

    Tom Keene is an editor-at-large at Bloomberg News, a host on Bloomberg Radio, and anchor of "Bloomberg Surveillance" on Bloomberg Television.
  • Francine Lacqua

    Francine Lacqua

    Francine Lacqua is an award-winning, London-based anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television.
  • Angie Lau

    Angie Lau

    Angie Lau is an anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Hong Kong, Angie hosts First Up, which begins live daily coverage out of Asia, leading viewers into the start of the business day.
  • Arthur Levitt

    Arthur Levitt

    Arthur Levitt, who is a member of the board of Bloomberg LP, is the host of Bloomberg Radio's "A Closer Look with Arthur Levitt," a weekly program featuring one-on-one interviews with the brightest minds in business and politics.
  • Betty Liu

    Betty Liu

    Betty Liu editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television and the anchor of "In the Loop", covering the opening of U.S. markets and top financial, economic and political news from around the world. Liu also hosts "In the Loop at the Half" on Bloomberg Radio.
  • Carol Massar

    Carol Massar

    Carol Massar is the the co-host of "Taking Stock" on Bloomberg Radio. She is also chief national correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
  • Phil Mattingly

    Phil Mattingly

    Phil Mattingly is a White House correspondent for Bloomberg Television, covering the administration's work on economic, foreign and legal policy.
  • Michael McKee

    Michael McKee

    Michael McKee is the Economics Editor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio, covering market and political developments, economic trends and central banks in the United States and around the world.
  • Matt Miller

    Matt Miller

    Matt Miller is a reporter for Bloomberg Television, covering the auto and aviation industries.
  • Mark Mills

    Mark Mills

    Mark Mills is the co-host of Bloomberg Businessweek on Bloomberg Radio.
  • Karen Moskow

    Karen Moskow

    Karen Moskow is a news and business anchor for Bloomberg Radio, appearing daily on “Bloomberg - The First Word" and "Bloomberg Surveillance." She also co-hosts "Bloomberg Businessweek Radio."
  • Hans Nichols

    Hans Nichols

    Hans Nichols is an international correspondent for Bloomberg Television, focusing on foreign affairs and the international economy.
  • Charlie Pellett

    Charlie Pellett

    Charlie Pellett is a veteran news anchor and reporter for Bloomberg Radio. He is based in New York City.
  • Vonnie Quinn

    Vonnie Quinn

    Vonnie Quinn is co-host of "The Bloomberg Advantage." Based in New York City, Quinn joined Bloomberg in 2006.
  • Trish Regan

    Trish Regan

    Emmy-nominated investigative journalist Trish Regan is an anchor on Bloomberg Television and host of Bloomberg's daily business program, "Street Smart," which airs weekdays from 3-5 pm ET.
  • Barry  Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry L. Ritholtz is the host of Bloomberg Radio's Masters in Business and is a columnist for Bloomberg View. He is also the founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management.
  • Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose is executive editor and anchor of "Charlie Rose," the nightly one-hour interview program that engages in one-on-one, in-depth conversation and round table discussions about important issues and ideas of our time.
  • Stephanie Ruhle

    Stephanie Ruhle

    Stephanie Ruhle is an anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, based in New York. She serves as co-host of "Market Makers," airing from 10-12pm ET.
  • Mia Saini

    Mia Saini

    Mia Saini is a New York-based reporter for Bloomberg Television. She brings her Wall Street background to her coverage of business, economics and finance..
  • Rishaad Salamat

    Rishaad Salamat

    Rishaad Salamat is an anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Hong Kong, Rishaad hosts On The Move Asia presenting comprehensive coverage and deeper insight into the day’s business issues as Asian markets begin trading.
  • Erik Schatzker

    Erik Schatzker

    Erik Schatzker is an editor-at-large at Bloomberg Television and co-host of "Market Makers," airing weekdays from 10-12 pm ET. Schatzker, who regularly interviews some of Wall Street's top CEOs and investors, brings nearly two decades of experience as a financial journalist.
  • Alix Steel

    Alix Steel

    Alix Steel is a correspondent for Bloomberg Television, covering global markets, economic news and commodities across Bloomberg's multiple digital platforms. She is based in New York City.
  • Olivia Sterns

    Olivia Sterns

    Olivia Sterns is a reporter for Bloomberg Television, covering global markets and business news. Sterns is currently based in New York, focusing on the health care and pharmaceutical industries.
  • John Tucker

    John Tucker

    John Tucker is an anchor on Bloomberg Radio. He appears on Bloomberg Radio's weekday morning program, "Bloomberg Surveillance," in addition to anchoring the nationally syndicated "Bloomberg Small Business Report" and writing breaking news headlines for Bloomberg News. Tucker is based in New York City.
  • David Tweed

    David Tweed

    David Tweed is the Europe editor for Bloomberg Television. He is based in Berlin.
  • Jane  Williams

    Jane Williams

    Jane Stoddard Williams is the host and producer of Bloomberg EDU, Bloomberg Radio's weekly look at education.
  • Donna Wilson

    Donna Wilson

    Donna Wilson is an award-winning reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Radio. Donna anchors newscasts for Bloomberg’s urban affiliates.
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