CVMC opens Coumadin Clinic


first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center,Central Vermont Medical Center s Outpatient Anticoagulation Coumadin Clinic provides patients with a complete and organized approach to anticoagulation therapy, using established protocols. Protocols to manage therapy are followed by anticoagulation clinic nurses under the medical supervision of Dr. David Ospina. A comprehensive assessment by a registered nurse along with intervention and education provide patients the tools they need to have successful outcomes.Physicians prescribe the anticoagulation medication coumadin to reduce the blood s tendency to form clots. It is important to regularly check the medication s effect to ensure that the patient s blood is not too thin or too thick. Therefore physicians will provide a referral to the clinic and set up a patient s first appointment.The clinic is located in the CVMC Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) located immediately off of the main lobby. Patients first go to registration and then to the ACU waiting room. The clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays.Medicare and most major insurance companies cover clinic visits with varying co-pay amounts. Check with Medicare or your insurance company for details.last_img read more

Laudrup unhappy over denied penalty


first_img The West Ham substitute had his arm raised as he leapt to block a Nathan Dyer cross, and Laudrup had no doubt his side should have had a spot-kick. “I think we deserved more, but on the other hand Jaaskelainen had made two or three fantastic saves, so you can’t do anything about that,” he said. “There was a lot of emotion in the end which was about the penalty which was not given. “I know I always say that a referee or a linesman only has one second, but I mean it is so clear when you have your arm up like that. “If you have your arm down you can talk about hand to ball or ball to hand, but when you have your arm up there and it hits you, normally nine out of 10 times it is a penalty. “Of course when you have a case like this in the 91st minute, there are a lot of emotions. “But we know that the relationship between Swansea and penalties is not the best, even if we got one last weekend against Sunderland after 50-something (56) games. “Not to be funny, but maybe the fans and everybody here should buy a t-shirt to say that ‘I was there when Swansea got a penalty’. “But it is done and it’s gone and we can’t turn back. It’s just that when you have a situation like this, we have had penalties against us for things like that. “It is a reflex because no-one wants the ball in his hand but the rules are that if you move your arm and it touches, it is a penalty. But not today, maybe another day.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, who did not attend his post-match press conference, again opted to start with a side containing no recognised striker, and their 4-6-0 formation stymied Swansea’s passing game, while they carried a potent threat from set-pieces at the other end. But Laudrup was content with his side’s display as they look forward to next Sunday’s derby with local rivals Cardiff. “I knew it would be very difficult as they enjoyed huge success playing like this against Totteham, winning 3-0,” said Laudrup. “We knew they would play without a striker and with six in midfield and it is difficult. “You also know they are so good at set-pieces and we had some problems when they had four or five consecutively in the first half. “We don’t have the tallest guys but in the second half, despite not being at our best, we controlled it. “They sat very deep and Jaaskelainen was man of the match for me. “I always want to win but we move up the table and this is okay.” Allardyce felt his team had done enough to secure all three points, and believes the lack of a clinical edge in front of goal has hindered them so far this season. Allardyce told the BBC: “We should have had it over and done with by half-time. “We showed our classic counter-attacking football, but unfortunately finishing qualities let us down. “We limited Swansea to one header from a set-piece. In the second half we didn’t pass it as well as in the first. It’s disappointing. “It’s our fifth clean sheet in nine matches but we have only nine points in total and that’s not good enough. “If we scored in some of these matches we’d be sitting pretty. They were simple chances today and not difficult ones.” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup felt his side were denied a clear penalty during their 0-0 draw with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium. In a turgid game of few clear chances the Hammers’ dead-ball threat troubled their hosts all afternoon, with Angel Rangel hooking a long Razvan Rat free-kick off the line, while Guy Demel and Kevin Nolan also spurned sights of goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen made two point-blank stops to deny Chico Flores and Wilfried Bony at the other end, but the hosts were most aggrieved by referee Phil Dowd’s decision to turn down a stoppage-time appeal for handball against Joe Cole. Press Associationlast_img read more

Professor uses Afro-Latina identity to foster community at Price school, South LA


first_imgAdjunct professor La Mikia Castillo said it can be hard to find a space where she “fits in,” due to her Afro-Latina identity. Castillo works to bridge her two communities, since she thinks members of both face similar issues. (Sarah Johnson| Daily Trojan)Born and raised in South L.A., alumna and adjunct professor La Mikia Castillo strives to make a difference in communities in need by focusing on public policy and urban planning.“I grew up in a low-income community,” Castillo said. “It wasn’t until that I got to college when I realized that my community didn’t have access to the same resources as other communities.”Castillo received her bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego, where she said she noticed a stark contrast in access to resources among her peers.“When I began to see the disparities between what I had access to and what my friends from home had access to versus my peers in college, I realized that there was something wrong there and I wanted to change it,” she said. In college, Castillo learned that communities looked the way they do due to policies implemented by policymakers and urban planners, who decide which areas certain populations will be placed in. “I became a community organizer because I really wanted to work on organizing community members to learn what I had learned in college and use that information to change the community, to actually advocate for policies that would be positive for us,” Castillo said.As a graduate student at the Price School of Public Policy, Castillo founded the Black Student Association at Price after noticing that there was a need for black students to speak about issues that impact the black community. In addition, she was a board member of the Latino Student Association at Price.“[These groups] were very meaningful for me because as a person who identifies as black and Latina, sometimes it’s hard to find the space where I feel like I fit in, where I can be my whole self,” Castillo said. “I’ve always been involved in black student organizations and Latinx student organizations and then act as a bridge between them because I think that issues our communities face are so similar, that it makes sense for us to overlap and work together to address them through policy and planning,” Castillo recently worked as a national director at the National Foster Institute, where she worked on local, state and federal child welfare policies. She also helped empower foster youth by helping them understand how policy is created.  “I would bring foster youth from across the country to Washington D.C. to meet with their Congress members,” Castillo said. “They would shadow them to learn about how Congress works, and they would then tell their own personal stories about what their experiences were like in the foster care system … They would also make recommendations for how they can address those challenges through policy.” Currently, Castillo teaches both of Price’s undergraduate social innovation and graduate social context courses at Price. In both classes, Castillo allows students to work together to solve challenges through social innovations and hands-on activities. “I know that there’s so much for [students] to contribute to the class, so if you would like to lead a session in the class, I want you to take the lead on that,” Castillo said. “I absolutely love when students take that opportunity to lead, and I think it helps them feel empowered that you have something to bring and something to offer, and your peers can learn from you as well.”This story is part of a mini-series highlighting Latinos at USC. It ran every week during Hispanic Heritage Month, which ended Oct. 15.last_img read more

MCCARRON – “I MADE A MISTAKE LEAVING HARPS, AND I’D LOVE TO GO BACK


first_imgFormer Finn Harps striker Sean McCarron has admitted he would love to go back to Finn Park and would jump at the chance of a return if the opportunity arose. McCarron left Finn Harps in the off season and joined then Irish League champions Cliftonville FC.McCarron admitted it was tough to leave Harps but felt the opportunity to move to the Belfast club was just too good to turn down. However, the move turned sour and McCarron now regrets making the switch to Solitude.In an exclusive interview with Donegal Daily, McCarron revealed his ambition to return to Finn Park.McCarron said, “Look from the outside looking in it probably looks terrible, Harps are flying and I’m making noises about going back now things didn’t work out for me at Cliftonville.“But I genuinely loved every minute I spent at Harps and it’s a great club. “I had three great seasons there and I loved working under Ollie last season.“I didn’t get to play up front as much as I would’ve liked and I was frustrated, but I still enjoyed the season and the FAI cup run we went on.“But when Cliftonville came in for me in January it was just too good a move for me to turn down.“I felt it was a great opportunity for me and I was so excited by the move.However, the move quickly turned sour, McCarron found game time hard with goal machine Joe Gormley and David McDaid leading the line to great effect. Cliftonville also endured a difficult season, having won back-to-back titles they’re season hit the buffers early and they were out of the title race early.It didn’t help McCarron that he joined a club that was in somewhat of a mini-crisis after years of incredible success.McCarron said, “It was tough up there, Cliftonville have some top, top players and it was hard for me to establish myself.“I felt I done well in a number of games, but I never really got a run in the team and didn’t feel I got a fair crack at it, so I’ve opted to leave the club. So what next for McCarron, the supremely talented Derry man is an undoubted class act.His stunning goal at Tolka Park was Harps goal of the season and he is a match-winner on his day, so could he see himself back at Finn Park.“Look as I said I love the club and had a great spell there, there’s a great bunch of lads there and as I said i loved working under Ollie and James last season.“If Ollie wanted me to come back I’d absolutely jump at the opportunity to go back, and it’s not because Harps are top, it’s because I should never have left the club in the first place.“I’ve got unfinished business at the club and I’d love to go back at some stage again and prove what I’m all about.MCCARRON – “I MADE A MISTAKE LEAVING HARPS, AND I’D LOVE TO GO BACK was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Finn Harps FCnewsSean McCarronSportlast_img read more

Its time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del R


first_imgIt’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip The death of a 42-year-old man from Balamban town who was reportedly being taken to a drug rehabilitation center on New Year’s Eve is being investigated.Jerome Bendebel was being escorted from his home to a private center in Cebu City.ADVERTISEMENT PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Painters refuse to go quietly A doctor told investigators that Bendebel had a blood clot in his brain which may have caused his death.MORE STORIESnewsinfo18 ‘graduate’ from Cavite drug rehab centernewsinfoChina-funded rehab center to rise in Agusan del SurnewsinfoPedregosa is DDB officer-in-charge—SantiagoMORE STORIESnewsinfo18 ‘graduate’ from Cavite drug rehab centernewsinfoChina-funded rehab center to rise in Agusan del SurnewsinfoPedregosa is DDB officer-in-charge—SantiagoAn autopsy was conducted but results have yet to be released.SPO1 Violango, homicide investigator, said the hospital management called them up past 3 a.m. of January 1 because Bendebel’s arms had suspicious bruises.Since the incident happened in Balamban town, Violango turned over the case to Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) for investigation.Bendebel was allegedly accompanied by personnel of a private rehabilitation center in Lahug, Cebu City on board a Gray Pajero with plate number YEG 160, said Violango.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Confiscated firecrackers destroyed MOST READ Homicide police in Cebu City learned about the death after a private hospital in the city called them up at 3 a.m. of January 1 to report it.Bendebel, a resident of barangay Tunga, was already dead when he was taken to the Perpetual Succour Hospital where staff noticed that Bendebel’s arms showed bruises.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionPolice said a man who accompanied Bendebel to the hospital, and identified himself as his brother, said Bendebel earlier became unruly and poked his companion in the eye.“Nag-wild kuno to siya, manuslok sa mata, tingali ug nadapatan (He reportedly went wild and poked someone in the eye. That’s why he was beaten up),” said SPO1 Ruth Violango. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Chief Insp. Richard Oliver, Balamban police chief, said in a televised interview that Bendebel’s relatives and staff of the rehabilitation center went to the police station on New Year’s Eve requesting for a police escort to the rehabilitation center.The police officer did not approve the request because there was no attached court order.The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) yesterday said it is willing to conduct an investigation.CHR-7 Chief Investigator Primo Cadampog said an inquiry may be initiated even without a complainant, although it would be better if Bendebel’s relatives filed one.Cadampog learned about the incident from news reports and called the Balamban police for details . He was told by the police chief no spot report was made about the incident although the police station knew that Bendebel was picked up in Balamban town by personnel of a private rehabilitation center.Read Next LATEST STORIES WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspensionlast_img read more