first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today criticized a White House plan to impose a “gag rule” that would prevent doctors from discussing certain legal medical procedures with female patients at health care centers receiving Title X funding.Governor Wolf’s full statement:“There is no role for government to step between a woman and her doctor. President Trump’s plan will cut women off from critical health care services like birth control and preventive care, including cancer screenings. The plan censors doctors and strips federal funding from certain health care providers for discussing legal health care procedures with their patients.“President Trump has already worked to sabotage our health care system and cause premiums to spike. Now, he’s launching his latest attack on women’s access to health care.“Pennsylvania women and their families have a constitutional right to make their own healthcare decisions. I will explore every avenue to protect our citizens from this destructive plan.” Governor Wolf: White House Gag Rule Would Restrict Women’s Healthcare, Censor Doctorscenter_img May 18, 2018last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Nigeria youth international Kelechi Nwakali has thanked English club Arsenal despite leaving the Premier League side without making any first team appearances. Nwakali, 20, has left the Gunners and joined Spanish second division side SD Huesca on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He made 16 appearances on loan at FC Porto’s B side last season before the deal was cut short due to visa problems, but the youngster is grateful for his time in North London. “It’s been a good journey with Arsenal since 2016 despite never played (sic) any official game for them,” he wrote on social media. “I have gained a lot from my time here and everybody involved with the club have been great to me. “I just want to say a big thank you and goodbye, because it is time to move on, time for another chapter and another challenge.” A 2015 Under-17 World Cup and Golden Boot winner as the tournament’s best player, Nwakali was snapped up by Arsenal in August 2016 as the Gunners beat a string of Europe’s leading sides, including Manchester City, German, Dutch and Spanish clubs to his signing. He spent time on loan at Dutch clubs VVV-Venlo and MVV Maastricht [two loan spells] between 2016 and 2018 but struggled to make a major impact, before moving to Porto in July 2018. In August 2018, he earned a call-up to the senior Nigeria squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Seychelles, but did not play. Nwakali did play for a Nigeria XI in a friendly against Spanish club Atletico Madrid five months before. He has played for his country at all youth levels and is regarded as one of the finest young midfielders from the West African nation.Tags: ArsenalFC PortoKelechi NwakaliNorth LondonSD Huescalast_img read more

first_imgMartin Jol has told Fulham fans to get off Bryan Ruiz’s back after seeing the playmaker jeered off against Manchester United. Press Association Life at the west London club is tense right now, with Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to United their third loss in the space of a week. The poor run has seen a number of fans turn on manager Jol, as well as some of the Fulham players. Ruiz, signed to much fanfare from FC Twente in 2011, has struggled this term and his 74th-minute substitution was met by loud cheers, followed by boos. The Costa Rica international tweeted later that night: “I want to thank those who are supporting in this difficult time.” And Jol was angered by his treatment. “It was very disappointing,” Jol said. “That [kind of abuse] is something I can cope with because I know football. I have been involved in 1,300 games and I know if people are not happy, they will give you stick. “Bryan is a player that came back from Costa Rica’s game against Mexico, he scored, they won 2-1 and he goes to the World Cup. “Then to come here and get that sort of contradiction [in reception]: over there he is a hero and here they boo him off the park. “That is very, very frustrating for him and very disappointing for me. I wanted my supporters to stay behind my players. “He is an unbelievably nice person so I had to whisper a few words in his ear. “I said he is arguably my best player and that he should know that. “It doesn’t mean anything but at least a couple here, and I am one of them, trust him.” Ruiz’s lack of consistency and knack of losing possession has frustrated many, but Jol warned Fulham would miss him if he left. “Sometimes he is a my best player and sometimes gets caught on the ball,” he said. “There are a few other players in the past like him and I think one of my heroes is Glenn Hoddle. “People never gave him credit because sometimes he was a bit like Bryan. “They have to get used to him and if they don’t get used to him, we’ve got a problem because I need Bryan Ruiz. “Maybe they don’t need me. They need Bryan Ruiz, believe me.” There were a number of “Jol out” chants aimed at the Fulham manager at Craven Cottage, although owner Shahid Khan still appears supportive of the Dutchman. “He always says positive things to me,” Jol said. “There are a few youngsters coming through and we have other youngsters coming through, so that is positive. “I am always waiting for a few critical remarks and comments, but he is not doing that. “The other fellow who is working with me, my chief executive Alistair Mackintosh, is the best man.” last_img read more

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Karen LincolnKaren Lincoln’s work serves as a voice for marginalized groups in health studies and challenges. As an associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the founder of Advocates for African American Elders, Lincoln focuses on the disparities in health conditions, especially in Alzheimer’s disease, among the older African American population in her research.Lincoln was recently featured on a list of top 50 influencers in aging for 2017 by Next Avenue, a publication that focuses exclusively on issues for individuals 50 and older. Currently, Lincoln has shifted her focus to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on black communities. “African Americans have the highest burden and the highest risk of any other racial ethnicity in the country [for Alzheimer’s],” Lincoln said. “My work focuses on increasing access to information and education for [this demographic] — middle age and also adults — to help address that disparity.”The AAE program Lincoln founded emphasizes health care and health information access in the African American community, especially among the elderly. The program operates primarily in South Los Angeles, where 38 percent of its residents are black, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Mapping L.A. data.Since there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, Lincoln stressed the importance of prevention alongside treatment. Although African Americans have two to three times the risk of developing the disease compared to whites, researchers tend to focus on diseases like diabetes and hypertension among the community instead, According to Lincoln. Therefore, Lincoln advocates for awareness and education on Alzheimer’s disease to the public.“There are various studies going around [USC] campus — there’s my work, but we need to make sure people have access to this information,” Lincoln said. “For students who might think Alzheimer’s disease only affects older adults … I think it’s very important for all of us to know … the risk starts when you’re very young. Research shows it can start as young as 10 years old.”In her career, Lincoln’s interest in health and aging was piqued when she was a student at the University of Michigan because of her mentor’s work in those fields. She then moved to Seattle to work on the mayor’s task force advising him on the older African American population and their needs.“I was chairing a council on African American elders … and advocating for social services for that population,” Lincoln said. “As a result of that, we established a program called the African American Elders Program, [serving] very low income, homebound, frail older adults.”Lincoln began her work in gerontology at a young age, and she advised students to educate themselves on these diseases, even if they appear far-fetched, affecting only older individuals.“It’s very important for us to think, as young people, about the risk factor and the prevention factor associated with any type of brain disease,” she said. “Alzheimer’s disease — there’s no cure, and it’s almost like an epidemic among African Americans. The more we can educate ourselves and share information with others, whether that be our parents, grandparents or people in our network, the better off we will all be to prevent this type of disease.”Lincoln received her Ph.D. in sociology and social work at the University of Michigan and began her work in advocacy at her first academic appointment at the University of Washington, where she worked with the mayor to create a program for the elderly.However, Lincoln said the Advocates for African American Elders program in Los Angeles is her most fulfilling work. The impact is direct and largely beneficial for the local community, she said. “It’s a wonderful partnership between USC, the School of Social Work and the community of Los Angeles — doing this kind of work and sharing information,” Lincoln said. “I think it reaches the community a lot faster than if we considered a traditional approach.”last_img read more

first_img“Serving the children of the world – one child, one community at a time” is the motto of Kiwanis International. With County Line Chiropractic Center as its title sponsor, the Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes (KCLL) is committed to honoring this motto by hosting its 20th Annual Grand Charity Ball at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7pm.Proceeds to students and colleges One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised will be donated in the form of scholarships to college bound high school students in the Broward County area, as well as other local charities such as the SOS Children’s Village and Caribbean Heart Menders Association. To date, over $640,000 has been donated. The event starts at 7pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the serving of dinner at 8pm. Patrons can expect to see a presentation of the club’s year in review, hear from this year’s elected honoree (someone who has been of service to their community), witness the drawing of the gate prize, and dance the rest of the night away to the rhythms of The Code Red Band, and DJ Capone.Honored to be presiding “I am humbled and honored to be presiding over this club during this significant year. We are very excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary, where we continue to focus on the children and the elderly in our community,” said Barry Smallhorne, the Kiwanis Club President. He continued, “Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. Our hearts at KCLL beat stronger as we strive to continue to be a beacon shining brightly in the community.” For more information, please visit www.kcllws.com or call Michael Facey at (954) 822-3883.last_img read more